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Postby NoSmartz on Tue Jan 06, 2004 10:31 pm

Can anyone tell me what "Flashget" is?Does it have spyware?I have gotten conflicting info on it and was wondering.

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Postby aviationwiz on Wed Jan 07, 2004 12:26 am

It basically downloads the file from more than one source to get it faster, or it downloads it like in 8 different parts simultaneously. Same as all Download Accelerators. I just use the default IE downloading engine, it works fine.
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Postby hoxlund on Wed Jan 07, 2004 3:05 am

also the max files at a time is 10, and ive seen all the way up to 1mb/s speeds on my flashget and cable line

and is also resumable
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Postby dodecahedron on Wed Jan 07, 2004 7:47 am

if anyone is interested in download accelerators, here's a short review of some of them:
http://www.safer-networking.org/index.p ... d-managers

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Postby redk9258 on Wed Jan 07, 2004 9:04 am

Unfortunately you guys missed the best DL manager that can open zip files remotely and get just what you want.
Download Mage is the best DL manager I have found.
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Postby pranav81 on Wed Jan 07, 2004 10:55 am

Hi guys,
redk9258 DAP 5 and DAP 7 registered versions also offer remote zip preview and you can extract the files that you want.I have used Getright,DAP,NetAnts.
I like and use DAP 5.3.9.8 and really like it.
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Postby NoSmartz on Wed Jan 07, 2004 11:01 am

Thanx for the input fella's.I've never used a d'load manager before.Just straight windows and that's all.The link dodecahedron posted was great(http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?page=articles&detail=download-managers).Tells you all about what their capabilities are and such.Download Mage is a nice one also.I'm a newbie when it comes to D'load Managers 'cause I have "DIAL-UP"!!!!!!Don't know how effective they'll be but I'll try one.

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Postby integspec on Fri Jan 09, 2004 5:57 am

In fact you should use a download manager because you have /DialUp. I remember the frustration when I had dialup and when server disconnects me when the file I was downloading is alomost 100% and the whole effort is lost.

Download managers will resume broken downloads thus saving you time and money. I have used GetRight and DAP. Both are good. Choose one, and you'll wonder how you did without one all these times...

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Postby pranav81 on Fri Jan 09, 2004 9:41 am

Yes,I too am surprised when I remember the time when I didnt have any download manager.But then I did not download bigger files as I do today.
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Postby hoxlund on Fri Jan 09, 2004 11:58 am

well i used to use flashget until this thread, but now im lovin leech get
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Postby NoSmartz on Fri Jan 09, 2004 2:47 pm

I've tried leechget and D'load express and they both do ok.I'm using d'load express for ease of use.It works for most things.Some pages I get to require a d'load manager to d'load and it doesn't work sometimes but if I just click on the d'load as regular(if I were to d'load through IE)it works that way also.I've seen no speed increase though.Absolutely none.

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Postby integspec on Fri Jan 09, 2004 3:04 pm

Some sites are scripted to reject download accelerators. Maybe because they don't want a single user to occupy higher bandwidth by downloading multiple chunks at the same time. Usually dloadmanagers will capture exe and other types of related content as soon as you click them.

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Postby pranav81 on Fri Jan 09, 2004 4:24 pm

Hi guys,
I have downloaded both,Leechget and Download Express.I will install and see how they work against DAP 5.3.9.8 and then decide which to use.I actually have registered DAP and am very happy.
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Postby NoSmartz on Fri Jan 09, 2004 5:32 pm

I've noticed quite a few sites were I get rejected when I d'load something mundane but most of the time it works out OK.I wish it made d'loads a little faster though but I won't complain 'cause I know I'm dealin' with dial-up not a Ferrari!!!

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Postby hoxlund on Fri Jan 09, 2004 8:33 pm

yeah even if you have to sell your kids into slavery, get broadband

my peak down speeds are 4.5+mb/s, upload is tad slower with 1mb max
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Postby hoxlund on Fri Jan 09, 2004 8:34 pm

pranav81 wrote:actually have registered DAP and am very happy.


haha, i was using registered version of DAP and Flashget, grand total of $0

even still i like leech get even better than the registered versions of DAP and flashget
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Postby NoSmartz on Fri Jan 09, 2004 9:06 pm

Yeah everyone says I should just give in and get DSL.Cable's too much here.I can get Way-fast DSL here for $27.00.I know a few people here who have had trouble with DSL but here where I'm at I'm only .9 miles from the switching station and that adds up to FFFFAAASSTTTT!!!!Cable is $40.00.

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Postby integspec on Sat Jan 10, 2004 11:54 am

hoxlund wrote:yeah even if you have to sell your kids into slavery, get broadband


hoxlund, I'm sure you meant this as a joke, and I'm definitely sure you don't have kids! ;)
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Postby hoxlund on Sat Jan 10, 2004 12:57 pm

like my humor?
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Postby CowboySlim on Sat Jan 10, 2004 11:27 pm

like my humor?

Was it?

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Postby pranav81 on Tue Jan 27, 2004 2:12 am

Nice one Slim.....

By the way guys,I noticed a weird thing.I saw that when I was downloading C++ compiler from www.bloodshed.net,DAP supported resuming while LeechGet (1.1 Build 1520) did not support resuming.Strange.......


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