is ad-financed file-sharing service with somewhat confusing way to download shared files. Basically, many users has to do same repetitive and useless tasks.
When pointed to a download link, rapidshare user must select if he is a free or premium user, an from this:
<form action="http://rapidshare.de" method="post"><input type="hidden" name="uri" value=" [same download link here like only relative, i.e. w/o hostname] "><table border="4" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5">
Choose download-type</b></td><td align="center"><b>Free</b></td><td align="center"><b><font color="green" size="3"><b>PREMIUM</b></font></td></tr>
i guess it's absolutely useless (why not read a cookie instead?). Nothing is advertised on that page so rapidshare and its users won't miss anything from some automation
further, free user has to wait for final (other than initial) download link. (anybody interested should check this weird stuff manually)
Some community of rapidshare users use same password for all shared files (.rar's), and it would be nice to have a minimal GUI gizmo to:
1. submit that "uri" value (initial URL in fact)
2. get final download link and download the file
3. execute " rar e -password downloaded_archive_name"
GUI will be extremely helpful for new users who are often confused with rapidshare
Options to enter URL and password (possibly - path to rar.exe) are desired
I didn't find any ToS at rapidshare. FAQ doesn't prohibit automated download, just restricts general download managers (FlashGet etc.) use to premium users