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m4tic
October 18th, 2010, 03:49 PM
Basically i am looking for anything as close to Download accelerator pro for windows and mac. It's what i use to download large files at my institution. Now I bought a usb dongle which reports 5-7Mbps of speed on speedtest but sometimes I'm not getting what it promises like just now when trying to download libreOffice. Since I do not have windows, it be nice to have an easy download manager, i'm on Maverick any help?

m4tic
October 18th, 2010, 03:52 PM
on that note, tomorrow i want to install Ubuntu restricted extras, i can't seem to find them, any link?

Half-Left
October 18th, 2010, 03:57 PM
Use a bittorrent link if you can or you could look in the Software Centre for one. Gwget Download Manager?

undecim
October 18th, 2010, 04:01 PM
You can't download a file faster than the server you're downloading from will upload it. My guess is that windows "Download accelerators" just give you the 20% of bandwidth windows restricts. Other than that, it might make sure that the highest compression supported by the download server is being used (which firefox already does), and let you pause/resume downloads. (which, again, firefox already does)

If you want a download manager though (i.e. so you can close firefox while still downloading) look at gwget.

EDIT: btw, Ubuntu restricted extras should be in the software center. If you are trying to install it from synaptic, you will need to enable your restricted software sources.

slackthumbz
October 18th, 2010, 04:08 PM
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

But of course you will have to make sure you've enabled all the extra repos before hand. If you were connected to the internet during the install then you should have had the option to install them then (it asks you about adding extra codecs for media and so forth. That IS the restricted extras pack as far as I could tell).

Earl_Maroon
October 18th, 2010, 04:09 PM
The best download manager I have come across is wget, a simple command line tool that is included in Ubuntu by default. The best feature of it is that you can use it to resume a partial download at any point, in case you lose your connexion for some reason, or even have to stop it yourself. It handles large files perfectly, supports http and ftp, and can be used to download directories recursively too. Of course, CLI isn't optimal for everyone, but this is a simple program and you'd get used to it, I'm sure.

lukeiamyourfather
October 18th, 2010, 04:15 PM
Basically i am looking for anything as close to Download accelerator pro for windows and mac.

Try DownThemAll! for Firefox. It will use concurrent connections to "accelerate" downloads unlike some of the others mentioned in this thread (like wget).

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/201/

Though it might not help much depending on what is being downloaded. Their servers might be at capacity.

A_T
October 18th, 2010, 04:16 PM
multiget is in the repo - it can download using multiple threads.

m4tic
October 18th, 2010, 04:22 PM
Thanks for all the repiles. I'm low on bandwidth right now and i'll be doing a clean install of maverick in a few minutes. i want to just download libreoffice today and the restricted extras i'm planning on downloading at my campus tomorrow which the computers are windows based. in the past, the scripts people used to package the extras always ended in broken packages (when 9.10 came out there was only for 9.04, same as 10.10 they seem to take time to package). Plus the the reason it's convenient to have .deb files is i can share easily with friends, most of them still shy away from adding ppa's.

m4tic
October 18th, 2010, 04:25 PM
Try DownThemAll! for Firefox. It will use concurrent connections to "accelerate" downloads unlike some of the others mentioned in this thread (like wget).

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/201/

Though it might not help much depending on what is being downloaded. Their servers might be at capacity.

Ahh thanks a lot, i've spent so much time on chrome i've neglected everything, i'll compare this with the others and will give feedback.

hate.mycrowsoft7
November 10th, 2010, 01:07 PM
Basically i am looking for anything as close to Download accelerator pro for windows and mac. It's what i use to download large files at my institution. Now I bought a usb dongle which reports 5-7Mbps of speed on speedtest but sometimes I'm not getting what it promises like just now when trying to download libreOffice. Since I do not have windows, it be nice to have an easy download manager, i'm on Maverick any help?
There r two download managers (DM) I love most.They can't download video files from youtube and from similar websites but if u can download any file by firefox then the file can be downloaded by the DMs - Axel and Skdownloader.
Axel can be found in the software center .If u know the download link then open terminal and type
axel <download link>
Skdownloader is a java based downloader.To download skdownloader go to
http://www.toolsbysk.com/skdownloade...ads/index.html (http://www.toolsbysk.com/skdownloader/downloads/index.html)
U'll get a .sh file.To install copy the .sh file u downloaded to ur Home Folder and open terminal and type
sh somescript.sh
Skdownloader can download a file in atmost 10 parts and its far better than Internet Download Manager.:lolflag:

mips
November 10th, 2010, 05:55 PM
wxDownload Fast
d4x
Multiget

mips
November 10th, 2010, 05:58 PM
You can't download a file faster than the server you're downloading from will upload it. My guess is that windows "Download accelerators" just give you the 20% of bandwidth windows restricts.

You need to look into multi-threaded & multi-server downloads as it will clarify things a bit.

mbz99
November 11th, 2010, 01:25 PM
DownthemAll
Jdownloader

CLI programs:
Aria2
Axel

hate.mycrowsoft7
November 16th, 2010, 12:00 PM
For a better explanation of my post please check the url :

http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-download-manager.htm

Its a great website on FOSS.
):P

NightwishFan
November 16th, 2010, 12:58 PM
This is a new program for Ubuntu, and is now my download manager of choice. https://launchpad.net/steadyflow <3 Vala. :)

swamyuefa
May 22nd, 2012, 12:00 PM
There r two download managers (DM) I love most.They can't download video files from youtube and from similar websites but if u can download any file by firefox then the file can be downloaded by the DMs - Axel and Skdownloader.
Axel can be found in the software center .If u know the download link then open terminal and type
axel <download link>
Skdownloader is a java based downloader.To download skdownloader go to
http://www.toolsbysk.com/skdownloade...ads/index.html (http://www.toolsbysk.com/skdownloader/downloads/index.html)
U'll get a .sh file.To install copy the .sh file u downloaded to ur Home Folder and open terminal and type
sh somescript.sh
Skdownloader can download a file in atmost 10 parts and its far better than Internet Download Manager.:lolflag:

thanks guys for this information, i am newbie to linux, but below link is not working
" http://www.toolsbysk.com/skdownloade...ads/index.html (http://www.toolsbysk.com/skdownloader/downloads/index.html) "

chamber
May 22nd, 2012, 04:15 PM
http://www.mcarterbrown.com/gallery/data/506/necropost2.jpg

IWantFroyo
May 22nd, 2012, 08:13 PM
I used to use axel.

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May 22nd, 2012, 08:42 PM
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