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Midnight Rambler

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Download manager
« on: January 19, 2017, 06:16 PM »
Now that Net Transport (NetXfer) is no longer functioning and the author isn't responding to emails, need to find a new freeware download manager.  Any recommendations?  Thanks.

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Re: Download manager
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2017, 06:41 PM »
visualwget is a standalone (gui for WGET), or downthemall is a great FF addin

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Re: Download manager
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2017, 06:50 PM »
+1 for the FireFox plugin 'DownThemAll'

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Re: Download manager
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2017, 11:42 PM »
+1 for the FireFox plugin 'DownThemAll'
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Re: Download manager
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2017, 05:55 PM »
+3 for DownTheMall for FF  :P

GetThemAll + Chrono Download Manager for Chrome based browsers

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Re: Download manager
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2017, 09:15 AM »
Installed DownThemAll as an FF Add-on and found good results, thanks.  I'll miss Net Transport though as a stand-alone program.

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Re: Download manager
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2017, 01:12 AM »
I've been using JDownloader 2 for a few months and really like it. You can even paste a youtube link and it will allow you to download the video and/or audio file. Automates a lot of the wait screens for download sites too. It handles prompting for captchas and reconnecting to resume downloads. Give it a shot!

http://jdownloader.org/

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Re: Download manager
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2017, 09:31 AM »
I've been using JDownloader 2 for a few months and really like it. Give it a shot!
http://jdownloader.org/

I like that it's open source and stand-alone.  Downloaded but Panda AV neutralized many of its files during installation so I canceled. Do you think they're all false positives?
« Last Edit: January 25, 2017, 09:42 AM by Midnight Rambler »

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Re: Download manager
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2017, 09:35 AM »
I mostly use wget.

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Re: Download manager
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2017, 11:04 AM »
I use FlashGet v1.73 build 128.  It still works fine in Windows 10.

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Re: Download manager
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2017, 04:03 PM »
JDownloader.org should be safe:

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Tuxman

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Re: Download manager
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2017, 02:37 PM »
No.

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Re: Download manager
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2017, 09:20 PM »
I've been using JDownloader 2 for a few months and really like it. Give it a shot!
http://jdownloader.org/

I like that it's open source and stand-alone.  Downloaded but Panda AV neutralized many of its files during installation so I canceled. Do you think they're all false positives?

Apparently JDownloader's default installers are infested with adware.  There's a post with a link to installers that are supposed to be adware-free:

    https://board.jdownl...4861&postcount=1

I haven't tried anything to do with JDownloader, so I can't vouch for the link in the post. I'd suggest taking whatever precautions you might think are appropriate.

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Re: Download manager
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2017, 08:55 AM »
Apparently JDownloader's default installers are infested with adware.  There's a post with a link to installers that are supposed to be adware-free:

    https://board.jdownl...4861&postcount=1

I haven't tried anything to do with JDownloader, so I can't vouch for the link in the post. I'd suggest taking whatever precautions you might think are appropriate.

Thanks for the suggestion.  The link leads to other links that contain adware bombs.  Think I might just pass on JDownloader for now.

In the mean time, DownThemAll has been fine and the author of Net Tranfser refuses to acknowledge the lifetime license I won here.  Shame on them.

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Re: Download manager
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2017, 08:56 AM »
DownThemAll will be gone soon, sadly. Thank you, Mozilla.

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Re: Download manager
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2017, 09:27 AM »
DownThemAll will be gone soon, sadly. Thank you, Mozilla.

But why? Care to elaborate?

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Re: Download manager
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2017, 09:31 AM »

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Re: Download manager
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2017, 09:50 AM »
Firefox 57 won't support XUL anymore.
Why would anyone use a Firefox version other than ESR is beyond me.

Firefox 52 based ESR will be around for a long while.

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Re: Download manager
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2017, 09:52 AM »
So you can use DownThemAll until 2018. Yay, I guess.

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Re: Download manager
« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2017, 04:27 PM »
Please don't deprive yourself of an excellent program as JDownloader 2 because the installer have a offer of ad-aware!
Just deny this install and continue..

JDownloader 2 it is the best Downloader I ever tried. And I tried a lot of programs...

For me the only catch of JDownloader is what is made in Java so it is painfully slow to start.
For the other hand, this (made in Java) allows me to run in my NAS 24/7... :-*

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Re: Download manager
« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2017, 12:53 PM »
Which is dead.

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Re: Download manager
« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2017, 01:01 PM »
Which is dead.
Again, exaggerating does not help.

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Re: Download manager
« Reply #22 on: March 11, 2017, 01:08 PM »
This is not an exaggeration. The author of DownThemAll! has left the Mozilla ecosystem and the extension will stop working before the end of 2017 without any chance for a decent replacement.

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Re: Download manager
« Reply #23 on: March 11, 2017, 06:03 PM »
DownThemAll will be gone soon, sadly. Thank you, Mozilla.
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Yes, yet another reason for this Firefox fan to be forced to abandon his favourite browser in favour of something else that still works OK - Slimjet.
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