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Author Topic: Downloading from DonationCoder always gives me problems  (Read 1806 times)

zzynx

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Downloading from DonationCoder always gives me problems
« on: March 24, 2015, 03:00:58 AM »
Hi,
Every time I have to download something from DonationCoder I have to retry five, if not ten times until I get the file I want.
This is not a one time thing. I detect the problem really every time.
Today FARR (and also Screenshot Captor) came and told me there was an update.
So I went to the download page and tried to download FindAndRunRobotSetup.exe. I tried ten times without success.
Every time the download process is interrupted.
I use the latetst FireFox and "Download Manager S3" plugin.
So then you think that is the problem. But
1) I don't have this problem with any other site I download from
2) I tried to download the file with Chrome (without any plug in): same problem. After some time it stops the download (I see the download speed decrementing) and gives "unknown network error".
At last the download speed comes down to 0 (cf. screenshot: Screenshot)

I wonder if I'm the only one with this problem.
I experience this problem already several - I think - years but after some trying, the download always succeeded at last.
Today is different. So I decided to post about it.

Also, could someone give me a ZippyShare/DropBox/... link to the latest FARR and ScreenshotCapture downloads?
[Update] No longer needed since at last I managed to download successfully.
In the "Download Manager (S3)" plug in, I choose several times to "Resume" and at last the file is downloaded.
Very strange. Why only with DonationCoder?
« Last Edit: March 24, 2015, 03:13:33 AM by zzynx, Reason: added Chrome screenshot »

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Re: Downloading from DonationCoder always gives me problems
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2015, 04:59:29 AM »
Well that's troubling to hear.. Yesterday there was a huge amount of traffic on the website due to the fundraiser, so my inclination would be to say that the download problems were caused by that..
But if it's a problem you encounter every time, then that can't be the explanation.
May I ask where you are located geographically and who your internet provider is?
Do you experience the forum having trouble loading for you as well, or is it only just downloads?

Anyone else experience such bad download experience?

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Re: Downloading from DonationCoder always gives me problems
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2015, 05:34:49 AM »
Does the in-app updater (dcupdater) work?
(right-click tray icon of dc app >check for updates - then update within that app)
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Re: Downloading from DonationCoder always gives me problems
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2015, 05:37:06 AM »
Tomos, I'll remind you that the dc apps don't have a built in updater -- just a built-in update CHECKER.
So I'm afraid that's not an option.

You might be thinking of using the optional dcupdater standalone tool -- but i'm trying to phase that out, just because it's more trouble than it's worth i think..

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Re: Downloading from DonationCoder always gives me problems
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2015, 05:40:18 AM »
Tomos, I'll remind you that the dc apps don't have a built in updater -- just a built-in update CHECKER.
So I'm afraid that's not an option.

You might be thinking of using the optional dcupdater standalone tool -- but i'm trying to phase that out, just because it's more trouble than it's worth i think..

ah sorry about that
(if dcupdater is installed, it works as I described)
Tom

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Re: Downloading from DonationCoder always gives me problems
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2015, 05:40:29 AM »
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But if it's a problem you encounter every time, then that can't be the explanation.
Indeed. That isn't the problem.

I'm located in Belgium. In my work office. Sorry, I don't know for sure who's the provider of my employer.
What I will do, is try to perform a DC download at home and see if it is different over there.
(I don't remember by heart if I had DonationCoder download problems @ home)
I'll keep you informed.

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Do you experience the forum having trouble loading for you as well, or is it only just downloads?
Just downloads. They start at reasonable speed and the speed is decrementing as it goes to eventually stop.
But now, I know I can resume with my download manager plugin.

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Re: Downloading from DonationCoder always gives me problems
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2015, 09:02:44 AM »
Have you tried direct downloads instead of going through a download manager?  Perhaps using DC updater to download the update?

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Re: Downloading from DonationCoder always gives me problems
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2015, 10:10:35 AM »
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Have you tried direct downloads instead of going through a download manager?
Yes I did.
As I said:
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2) I tried to download the file with Chrome (without any plug in): same problem.

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Re: Downloading from DonationCoder always gives me problems
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2015, 10:25:57 AM »
I'd say the big test will be when you try from home. I'm in Germany but not too far from you, and havent had any problems lately.
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Re: Downloading from DonationCoder always gives me problems
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2015, 02:19:36 PM »
I'd assume that the A/V and/or network monitoring systems in your office are of such poor quality it can't handle a bit of clean software downloading...

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Re: Downloading from DonationCoder always gives me problems
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2015, 04:31:51 PM »
All right.
It's clear now: no problems for downloading something from DC at home.
Meaning: at the office they have "difficulties" with the DonationCoder website.
But strange enough, with that one only.  :huh:

Thanks for trying to help and thinking with me.