Because it is even better on BB?? hehe.
DAP for us here, always.
I have to agree with Didou, FLASHGET is the best, takes full bandwith and nicely integrates with IE and outlook.
Only thing is that FlashGet won't download from rtsp-servers so therefor I use a flashget-clone (less options):Net Transport.
Try StarDownloader (free) or IDA
I have installed every download manager I have found available and have come to the following conclusion:
Less Is More...
That is to say that programs like DAP, FLASHGET, REGET, GET, GOZILLA, etc. all offer a lot of cool features but at a hefty overhead--Taxing on the RAM. Not to mention the fact that even though I download a lot of things every day, I just don't want to have to struggle through the learning curve to max the potential of these programs. Sounds wimpy? Maybe....
I have found, however, that IDA (Internet Download Accellerator) works great, has a small footprint, nice interface, lots of features, easy-to-use, etc. It's only problem is that it tends to be a little too persistent on mass-downloads--as though it refuses to cancel them when you ask it to.
Lately, however, I have been using StarDownloader (free) and have had NO problems. It's such a simple, tiny little program that really makes things go much smoother/faster. The only problem is that it doesn't have USERNAME/Password passing. Maybe next update?
DSL Doesn't Help Guarantee ZIP Stability
Just because you have DSL or equivalent, doesn't mean that a downloader isn't still useful. For example. services like EasyNews (the best News service, by far) offer some interesting ways to download binary attachments by zipping them together and downloading them via your browser. Without a download manager/accellerator, any ZIP file over 500Mb tends to risk corruption. A download manager works wonders.
I recently used an OC3 connection and can honestly state that there was no need for any download management software (it seemed to pull up files faster than it could from the internal hard drive--not possible I know, but fast nonetheless.) Even at Comcast's new 5 Mb bandwidth (which I get consistently lately!) I find that it's sometimes best to have a DM handy.
Also, since some places charge per download, it's a good idea to get it right the first time.
my 2 cents....
StarDowload is the best one as far as free goes. I have recommended it many times.
Re: DSL Doesn't Help Guarantee ZIP Stability
Why's that? I haven't used download managers other than what browsers have builtin, and I haven't had any file corruption problems (related to network connection at least).
I choose Flashget, you get good speed and better integration. Well speed not as fast as Dap can go, but still i love this download manager. I hav prob with dap when merge multiple temp file i download, many times output become corrupt, with flashget i got 0% file corrupt.
i actually tried leechget, but only because it claimed to be able to pause and resume file transfers over a LAN, well it didn't work so i tossed it. Found 'total copy' was able to do that, so i use that for lan xfers and still use trusty getright for anything else.
I use Fresh Download from http://www.freshdevices.com and it works great for me. You can just tell it the location to download from, it will connect and download it. You can tell it where to download to on your computer, it is fast and it has a pause/resume function that always works for me. A very good piece of freeware, with no spyware or adware included.
I use the built in download manager in Netscape 7.0. It's free, it doesn't require an extra download and it doesn't take up any extra hard disk space cause it comes with netscape by default.
I'm happy with IE.
Download Accelerator Plus
Download Accelerator Plus works fone for me...I don't do all that much downloading of big files anymore...
Has anyone declared a winner for this thread yet?
Yes, DAP is the most used, but I think StarDownloader is the winner!!!!
And what I say goes.............right out the window
Every other browser I know of has a built-in download manager except Internet Explorer. Look for one in the next version when XP SP2 comes out officially some time this year. Sure took Microsoft long enough to put one in.
ok well i just downloaded DAP 7.2 trial... ill let you guys know how it is in a few days. also when yochanan posted something about the service pack 2 it reminded me.. anyone know when the next windows version is coming out(longhorn i think)?
I like DAP, but it comes with so much adware bundled.
The one I am using now with no probs, and it is damned fast is Download Express. It's free, uncluttered, and cool. No adware either.
I use FreshDownload... you have to put up with some annoying spammail, but that's easy enough to work around (email reg key, blah blah, )
Now if only one of those products that will increase your DL by 40x over dialup would actually follow through on the promise.
Flashget gets my vote...
"Internet download manager" have anyone ever used?
I think that's a perfect download tool.and it's free for a month's use
I think Flashget is the best of all.
Great discussion,is'nt it ?
Could any one recommend me softwares which allow playing partially
About the only thing I sould think you would be able to play partially downloaded are movies or songs. Just create a little buffer for where you are currently while it still downloads, but I don't see how this would be feasable for software
Great topic !!!!
Is there any download manager that enables playing partially
downloaded files ?
Copy the partial file to somewhere - because Windows doesn't allow playing them if they're being used (makes me wonder why copying is allowed) - and play with VLC media player.