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    Download managers

    What download accelerators do you think are the best? I've tried reget, flashget, dap and recently download express. Download express is my favourite at the moment as it's free for home use and doesn't seem to have an upper limit on the number of streams you can use (though if I try 16 or more my pc just gives up as my hard drives are about to fail), most of the ones i've tried limit you to 8 or less. What do you think?

    I was wondering if any download accelerators benefit from dual/quad core processors?

    edit: changed topic
    Last edited by edp33; 18-09-2007 at 01:13 PM.

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    Re: Download accelerators

    I ws going to say none, they are all useless.

    But then i realised you mean Download managers.

    But then i don't use any, so can't comment.

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    Re: Download accelerators

    Free Download Manager

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    DownThemAll! 0.9.9.10 firefox extension stuck in my mind, last time I needed to use one.
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    Re: Download accelerators

    Flashget and Flashgot as a combo if you're using Firefox.

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    Re: Download accelerators

    I bought and paid for "Internet Download Manager" as I really like it's cross-browser integration/features. http://www.internetdownloadmanager.com/
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    Re: Download accelerators

    Getright is my download manager of choice, though it's not free. It's nagware, which means it's "free" but you have to put up with the messages asking you to buy it every now and again. Failing that, DownThemAll extension for firefox is good.

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    Re: Download accelerators

    Surely you can just use Firefox, click to download everything and anything you want and pause and unpause as you see fit?

    Torrent programs are good for managing too, but obviously they only work with torrents
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    Re: Download accelerators

    depends - if you want to soak your bandwidth then a download manager is a good way to do it (if it supports multi part downloading)
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    Re: Download accelerators

    Quote Originally Posted by mycarsavw View Post
    Surely you can just use Firefox, click to download everything and anything you want and pause and unpause as you see fit?
    http://wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox:3.0_...ger#Background ...hence dTa
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    Re: Download accelerators

    yep it's mainly for the download parts, if I click on save target as I get around 1000k/s, if I use a download manager I get around 1600k/s, in theory I should be getting over 2000k/s as that's my sync speed but I generally download from the US so doubt i'll get it that high.

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    Another one for downthemall for firefox.
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    stupid betond belief.
    You owe it to yourself to click here really.

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    Re: Download accelerators

    Thanks for reminding me of the firefox addons I needed to install after my xp rebuild.
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    Re: Download accelerators

    getright and firefox, using flashgot. getright has the most features i think, plus the interface is really nice.

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    Re: Download accelerators

    Quote Originally Posted by OriginalDon View Post
    Free Download Manager
    He speaketh the truth; great piece of freeware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weetabix View Post
    He speaketh the truth; great piece of freeware.
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