Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Opera download limit

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Bedfordshire
    Posts
    471
    Thanks
    29
    Thanked
    11 times in 11 posts
    • MarcLister's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5Q-E
      • CPU:
      • Intel C2Q9650
      • Memory:
      • 8GB
      • Storage:
      • Intel 160GB SSD / 1TB Samsung
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ATI 6700
      • PSU:
      • Corsair 800W MX
      • Case:
      • Antec 300
      • Operating System:
      • W7 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2 x Dell U2410
      • Internet:
      • Sky Fibre

    Opera download limit

    Morning all.

    Just been downloading a file in Opera and I've got another waiting to go. I've only got a crappy 1Mb line here at Uni so I can't really download more than one file at a time if I want them to have decent download speeds.

    Is there any way then to queue downloads in Opera, in effect to limit Opera to download just one file at a time? So I can add two or more downloads but Opera only downloads one at a time and then starts the next one and so on?

    I've had a quick look in the Opera prefs and can't see anything.

  2. #2
    ɯʎɔɐɹsɐʌʍ mycarsavw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    4,945
    Thanks
    1,097
    Thanked
    653 times in 482 posts
    • mycarsavw's system
      • Motherboard:
      • P8H77-M Pro
      • CPU:
      • i5 3350P
      • Memory:
      • 16Gb
      • Storage:
      • Lots
      • Graphics card(s):
      • R9 285
      • PSU:
      • HX 620w
      • Case:
      • FD Define Mini
      • Operating System:
      • W10
      • Monitor(s):
      • BenQ G2420HDBL + GL2450HT
      • Internet:
      • Sky

    Re: Opera download limit

    |Kata: "Read title as 'fisting'. Not sure why I clicked. Relieved, really."|
    |TAKTAK: "It was so small that mine wouldn't fit into it"|

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Bedfordshire
    Posts
    471
    Thanks
    29
    Thanked
    11 times in 11 posts
    • MarcLister's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5Q-E
      • CPU:
      • Intel C2Q9650
      • Memory:
      • 8GB
      • Storage:
      • Intel 160GB SSD / 1TB Samsung
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ATI 6700
      • PSU:
      • Corsair 800W MX
      • Case:
      • Antec 300
      • Operating System:
      • W7 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2 x Dell U2410
      • Internet:
      • Sky Fibre

    Re: Opera download limit

    Thanks. I shall peruse.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    London, UK
    Posts
    710
    Thanks
    33
    Thanked
    5 times in 5 posts

    Re: Opera download limit

    Why not just download them both simultaneously anyway? Do you have to have one file before the other?

    Your download speed may well be limited by the speed their server sends the file, not your line, so you might as well max it out I think. For example, I got broadband connected last Friday for the first time and wanted to see what speed line I had. Using speedtest.net I got 4Mb/s give or take a few hundred. But by downloading files from more than one site simultaneously and using NetMeter to monitor it, I was getting 8Mb/s at peak. If I downloaded any of the files individually, the speed never got faster than about 3Mb/s because that was all their server could give me.

    So as long as your download is maxed, does it matter if the files are downloading at different rates to each other?

    I don't have any evidence and it would be interesting to know if anyone has ever actually calculated this in a real-world scenario, but I can't imagine that downloading more than one file at a time does anything negative to your total time for downloading.

    (Time to download A) + (Time to then download B afterwards)
    is surely the same or almost exactly the same as
    (Time to download A and B simultaneously, even if one or both are a bit slower).

    Particularly if there's any possibility that either file will be downloaded at less than your maximum download speed - might as well put the spare capacity of your line to use!

    (Does that make any sense?!)

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Bedfordshire
    Posts
    471
    Thanks
    29
    Thanked
    11 times in 11 posts
    • MarcLister's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5Q-E
      • CPU:
      • Intel C2Q9650
      • Memory:
      • 8GB
      • Storage:
      • Intel 160GB SSD / 1TB Samsung
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ATI 6700
      • PSU:
      • Corsair 800W MX
      • Case:
      • Antec 300
      • Operating System:
      • W7 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2 x Dell U2410
      • Internet:
      • Sky Fibre

    Re: Opera download limit

    Quote Originally Posted by dancingmatt View Post
    Does that make any sense?!
    Grudingly it does yes.

  6. #6
    Senior Member Dreaming's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Leicester / York
    Posts
    1,500
    Thanks
    67
    Thanked
    40 times in 30 posts
    • Dreaming's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Abit IP35 Pro
      • CPU:
      • e6300 @ 2.8ghz
      • Memory:
      • 4gb Corsair XMS2 PC6400
      • Storage:
      • 500GB Western Digital for OS + 1500GB Seagate for Storage
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG 8800GTS OC2 320MB
      • PSU:
      • Antec Neo HE 550
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC A05B
      • Operating System:
      • Windows Vista Home Premium x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Samsung 22" 226BW
      • Internet:
      • NTL 4Mb/s

    Re: Opera download limit

    But I can see the sense in queing files. For example, you're downloading youtube videos or some rubbish, you want to be able to watch one, any one. if youw ait foar all of them it could be 10 minutes, or you could 1 minute for the first, then by the time thats finished playing 2nd is ready, and so on..

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Bedfordshire
    Posts
    471
    Thanks
    29
    Thanked
    11 times in 11 posts
    • MarcLister's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5Q-E
      • CPU:
      • Intel C2Q9650
      • Memory:
      • 8GB
      • Storage:
      • Intel 160GB SSD / 1TB Samsung
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ATI 6700
      • PSU:
      • Corsair 800W MX
      • Case:
      • Antec 300
      • Operating System:
      • W7 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2 x Dell U2410
      • Internet:
      • Sky Fibre

    Re: Opera download limit

    True. Didn't think of it like that. Thanks.

  8. #8
    Senior Member Giraffe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    near Northampton
    Posts
    833
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked
    39 times in 34 posts
    • Giraffe's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-Z97-D3H
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i5 5675C, S 1150, Broadwell, Quad Core, 3.1GHz, 3.6GHz Turbo
      • Memory:
      • Crucial Ballistix DDR3 1600, 4GB
      • Storage:
      • 512GB Samsung SSD, 850 Pro, SATA 3
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Integrated
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic S12G 450W 80+ Gold
      • Case:
      • Antec P100
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Pro, 32-bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2415, 24", 16:10
      • Internet:
      • TP-Link modem-router; 3mbps sync.

    Re: Opera download limit

    I use Opera a lot for downloads and sometimes have 4 or 5 files on the go at once. When I want a big file (I'm on 1.5Mbps, so big is only ~100MB) I use Star Downloader Free, simply because if there's a break or Opera has a promble I can resume the d/l.
    This week I've got OpenOffice and a Linux distro. Learned the lesson when once I was about 250meg into a 300meg d/l and...!
    PeterC

    Political lubricant:

    Rocket WMD45

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    London, UK
    Posts
    710
    Thanks
    33
    Thanked
    5 times in 5 posts

    Re: Opera download limit

    Quote Originally Posted by Dreaming View Post
    But I can see the sense in queing files. For example, you're downloading youtube videos or some rubbish, you want to be able to watch one, any one. if youw ait foar all of them it could be 10 minutes, or you could 1 minute for the first, then by the time thats finished playing 2nd is ready, and so on..
    Yeah, course. Like I said, do you have to have one file before the other? If you do then don't hamper the speed of one file, but if it doesn't matter then bring it (all) on!

    Ages ago there was a download manager called GetRight, don't know if that's still around. That could be used to queue files, and you could individually drag sliders to set priorities for files.

    Max your network at all times, I say. Get stuff downloaded before you need it. I'm using Firefox and discovered this add-in, can't remember the name, which lets you drag a box over links with the right button, then when you let go it loads all the links in individual tabs in the background. So if you wanted to read lots of pages of a thread, go to the first one, then drag and select all the page 2,3,4,5 etc. These all start loading whilst you read the first one, then the next will be ready and waiting for you rather than you waiting for it.

  10. #10
    Senior Member Dreaming's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Leicester / York
    Posts
    1,500
    Thanks
    67
    Thanked
    40 times in 30 posts
    • Dreaming's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Abit IP35 Pro
      • CPU:
      • e6300 @ 2.8ghz
      • Memory:
      • 4gb Corsair XMS2 PC6400
      • Storage:
      • 500GB Western Digital for OS + 1500GB Seagate for Storage
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG 8800GTS OC2 320MB
      • PSU:
      • Antec Neo HE 550
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC A05B
      • Operating System:
      • Windows Vista Home Premium x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Samsung 22" 226BW
      • Internet:
      • NTL 4Mb/s

    Re: Opera download limit

    Personally I'm enjoying cable, it downloads stuff ridiculously fast

    eta: there is a browser plugin for firefox that preloads the webpages (not any pictures though I don't think) from every single link on the webpage. Seeing as an indvidual webpage without the pictures is only a matter of KBs I think, it does it quite quickly. Then when you're ready to go to the next page it's instant.

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Bedfordshire
    Posts
    471
    Thanks
    29
    Thanked
    11 times in 11 posts
    • MarcLister's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5Q-E
      • CPU:
      • Intel C2Q9650
      • Memory:
      • 8GB
      • Storage:
      • Intel 160GB SSD / 1TB Samsung
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ATI 6700
      • PSU:
      • Corsair 800W MX
      • Case:
      • Antec 300
      • Operating System:
      • W7 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2 x Dell U2410
      • Internet:
      • Sky Fibre

    Re: Opera download limit

    Quote Originally Posted by Dreaming View Post
    Personally I'm enjoying cable, it downloads stuff ridiculously fast
    Bah humbug!

    How fast is it? 20Mb? My Uni used to say it was a 512Kb line we had here but then part way through last year the download speeds jumped from 50-55Kb to consistently over 100, at say 110Kb. So I spose we now have a 1Mb line.

  12. #12
    Senior Member Dreaming's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Leicester / York
    Posts
    1,500
    Thanks
    67
    Thanked
    40 times in 30 posts
    • Dreaming's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Abit IP35 Pro
      • CPU:
      • e6300 @ 2.8ghz
      • Memory:
      • 4gb Corsair XMS2 PC6400
      • Storage:
      • 500GB Western Digital for OS + 1500GB Seagate for Storage
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG 8800GTS OC2 320MB
      • PSU:
      • Antec Neo HE 550
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC A05B
      • Operating System:
      • Windows Vista Home Premium x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Samsung 22" 226BW
      • Internet:
      • NTL 4Mb/s

    Re: Opera download limit

    Nah it's just 4 but I get consistent 480kb/s all the time, there's no 'downtime' so to speak. So does about 30mb a minute

  13. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Bedfordshire
    Posts
    471
    Thanks
    29
    Thanked
    11 times in 11 posts
    • MarcLister's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5Q-E
      • CPU:
      • Intel C2Q9650
      • Memory:
      • 8GB
      • Storage:
      • Intel 160GB SSD / 1TB Samsung
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ATI 6700
      • PSU:
      • Corsair 800W MX
      • Case:
      • Antec 300
      • Operating System:
      • W7 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2 x Dell U2410
      • Internet:
      • Sky Fibre

    Re: Opera download limit

    Lovely man, just lovely. I've got an 8mb line at home, well I only get 6.5Mb max. When that downloads something, boy does it download.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. FREE Download of Command & Conquer Gold
    By Mithrandir in forum Gaming
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 02-09-2007, 11:51 PM
  2. BT download limit
    By 03peacheym in forum Networking and Broadband
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 28-04-2007, 09:24 PM
  3. Opera users might want to upgrade
    By Paul Adams in forum Software
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-06-2004, 05:30 PM
  4. modifyfiying opera
    By SilentDeath in forum Software
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 23-11-2003, 03:55 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •