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    Default Is there a diwnload manager like this available on opensuse?

    hi,
    I use a download manager (in Windows) with the following three features:

    1> It lets me PAUSE downloads, and resume them.
    2> It doesn't stop downloading the file if I close my browser.
    3> It creates multiple connections to the server and downloads the file in pieces, and then when finished, it re-combines those pieces into the real file.

    Example: IDM or Download-Accelerator-plus

    Is there something like this I can have in opensuse?
    Thanks ..

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    Default Re: Is there a diwnload manager like this available on opensuse?

    On Fri 10 Apr 2015 02:36:02 PM CDT, johnwinchester wrote:


    hi,
    I use a download manager (in Windows) with the following three features:

    1> It lets me PAUSE downloads, and resume them.
    2> It doesn't stop downloading the file if I close my browser.
    3> It creates multiple connections to the server and downloads the file
    in pieces, and then when finished, it re-combines those pieces into the
    real file.

    Example: 'IDM' (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Download_Manager)
    or 'Download-Accelerator-plus'
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Download_Accelerator_Plus)

    Is there something like this I can have in opensuse?
    Thanks ..


    Hi
    Use wget with the -c -nc optionsq from the command line...?

    There are lots of options, check out the man page...

    Or maybe uGet or kget both in the release if your wanting a GUI.

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    Default Re: Is there a diwnload manager like this available on opensuse?

    Besides uget which Malcom mentioned, a very popular cross-platform d/l manager is Filezilla.
    You can probably get more recommendations using a Google search like "linux download manager"

    I personally use JDownloader to download video files from YouTube and can probably be used for other file types. As a Java app, it has extremely heavy overhead, but it "just works" for every scenario I've needed.

    Meta-downloaders like aria2 have the added capability for downloading files using multiple protocols simultaneously if available.

    TSU

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    Default Re: Is there a diwnload manager like this available on opensuse?

    On 2015-04-10 18:36, tsu2 wrote:

    > I personally use JDownloader to download video files from YouTube and
    > can probably be used for other file types. As a Java app, it has
    > extremely heavy overhead, but it "just works" for every scenario I've
    > needed.


    I use it on a old and small laptop, runs quite fine. You can minimize
    the GUI and it uses less resources. Actually, Firefox is heavier.

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    Default Re: Is there a diwnload manager like this available on opensuse?

    i would think that the issue would be that there really are no sites anymore that you can restart a download
    just try it on
    mega
    rapidshare
    k2c
    and so on

    it will not work

    now if the site has a ftp server
    use ftp
    or if the site has a indexed html version of the ftp
    like say JPL/NASA
    or fedora 21
    http://mirror.chpc.utah.edu/pub/fedo...on/x86_64/iso/

    wget is a great tool
    but just try to use it on MEGA !



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    Default Re: Is there a diwnload manager like this available on opensuse?

    uget is great it has a nice clean gui, has lots of bells and whistles, it small you should really try it out. (they have a windows port too)
    https://software.opensuse.org/package/uget
    you can install it with sudo zypper in uget
    a nice download manager for firefox build with javascript so it's multiplatform is downthemall
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...n/downthemall/

    about sites like rapidgator or uploaded those are premium hosting sites and you need an account to use a download manager, mega uses strong encryption and does not send decoded files the decoding is done with your client (most likely a browser) and that's why you can't use a download manager with them.

    depending on where you live your download speed and you surfing habits you might need a download manager, I use downthemall from time to time but in principle I don't have the need or use a real download manager.

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    Default Re: Is there a diwnload manager like this available on opensuse?

    Thanks for your help guys, but all those download managers are MISSING an important requirement,, the third one:
    It should split the download into pieces, download these pieces in parallel, and when done recombine these pieces into the original file.
    I searched for "IDM alternative for opensuse", and came across THIS page.
    It downloaded and installed fine, here's the option I'm talking about:

    MAXIMUM NUMBER OF SEGMENTS PER DOWNLOAD: 8

    This would have been great, but although I downloaded the free version, it tells me "You have 10 days of trial left"

    What does it mean? will it stop working after 10 days? Is there something else you can suggest which offers this option and is not a trialware?


    Enter key, it's like I'm using Windows software again....
    If there's a free open source alternative, please suggest.
    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Is there a diwnload manager like this available on opensuse?

    what are you talking about
    from uget's home page
    http://ugetdm.com/features
    Multi-Connection* (aka Multi-Segment): up to 20 simultaneous connections PER download - uGet's Multi-Connection feature also utilizes adaptive segment management which means that when one segment drops out then the other connections pick up the slack to ensure optimal download speeds at all times. This also applies to segments that become drastically slow due to server limitations.

    even downthemall splits a file for multisegment download

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    Default Re: Is there a diwnload manager like this available on opensuse?

    I keep forgetting abut it but kde has a nice build-in download manager called kget it even supports torrents

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    Quote Originally Posted by I_A View Post
    what are you talking about
    from uget's home page
    http://ugetdm.com/features
    Multi-Connection* (aka Multi-Segment): up to 20 simultaneous connections PER download - uGet's Multi-Connection feature also utilizes adaptive segment management which means that when one segment drops out then the other connections pick up the slack to ensure optimal download speeds at all times. This also applies to segments that become drastically slow due to server limitations.

    even downthemall splits a file for multisegment download
    Thanks I_A,
    I have a high-speed limit of only 10 GB per month, after I'm past the first 10GB, my connections is throttled and downloads get terribly slow, and it really speeds up a little if the software is creating multiple connections.
    You're right, the documentation link you provided does indeed tell that uget creates upto 20 segments for a file, but I don't see a visual representation of that in the UI.
    Take a look at this download:
    Scenario 1, downloading with uGet:

    There's no information about how many segments this file is broken in to.
    Download speed is 7.8KBpS

    Scenario 2, the SAME file downloading with flareget:


    There is a clear indication that the file has been broken into two segments, and the download speed is 13.7KBpS.

    It looks like uGet is not working. I selected the option to allow 4 connections in uGet, but it still does the same, no indication about how many segments the file has been broken into, and the download speed is about half that of flareget, makes me feel like it's not working....

    Is there something I'm doing wrong???

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