Download Manager suggestions please

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by zapoqx, Sep 5, 2006.

  1. zapoqx

    zapoqx Striking Master

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    I use Free Download Manager on my computer but on my laptop, it doesn't work without killing IE. Fresh Download Manager messes up my viewing of exe format files. So I need to get help with it.

    I used to use Download Accelerator Plus until it got slowed. So one day while I was at school, I saw a more recent version of DAP with alot of freshness on it that makes it cleaner.

    However, there is a site that I go to for anime music that doesn't let you download anything if it detects a download manager so I don't want a download manager that fully integrates into IE without my permission.

    I use both IE and Firefox.

    So can I get suggestions on teh download managers?
     
  2. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    Well really I'd just say use Firefox's built in download manager, or the extension you can get for it. That's all I use and they work great.
     
  3. zapoqx

    zapoqx Striking Master

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    Well ya, they are fine, but I also want resuming as an option as well as similar feature like DAP has of the finding other sites that have the same file and all to help download.
     
  4. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    Well I have never been big on managers, but search google for Download Managers, and your fine thousands.

    I'm sure someone will post very soon why that they like....
     
  5. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I use star, which is free and does a very nice job, I like setting up my downloads allowing only one at a time, the rest go into cue, which keeps my connection speed workable but still gets all my downloads

    I also don't split files, I just use the manager to cue the downloads
     
  6. falconguard

    falconguard Carbon based lifeform Political User Folding Team

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    I've gotta agree with Perris, Fresh Download was not compatible with my laptop. So I have used Star, it works great and all you have to do is hold down Alt to bypass sites that limit the connection.
     
  7. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    and you can toggle in and out of browser integration which is also very nice
     
  8. zapoqx

    zapoqx Striking Master

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    star. Sounds familier. I will search for it just to be sure.

    EDIT: I know why it sounded familier. My computer has it. It got unstable bad. In fact, I can't access it even after I uninstall and reinstall.
     
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  9. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I have licenses for Getright and Reget Deluxe. After years of using both I now only (rarely) use Reget as it does not intercept downloads unless you push ALT while clicking the link and does not need to be running in the tray all the time like Getright does. Getright wants to intercept anything you click on.
     
  10. yalooze

    yalooze OSNN Addict

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    Been using Flashget since forever. The latest version (1.72) is now completely freeware.
     
  11. zapoqx

    zapoqx Striking Master

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    Flashget is good. But when I used it, it never found mirrors even after it was setup to look for mirrors.
     
  12. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Never really had a need for one of these, what is the benefit?
     
  13. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    for me, cue, I can set up thousands of downloads and have only one go at a time
     
  14. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Makes sense, I guess I just have never had a situation where I needed it.
     
  15. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    try uninstalling and then go into the program files in explorer and delete every star folder...then reinstall