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zombiezoom 09-17-2012 06:11 PM

flareGet: the new IDM alternative option for Ubuntu/Linux (Sep 19)
 
I was googling around for the best download manager out there for Ubuntu, but many of what I've tried have failed me >.<
Until I found flareGet and oh boy! IT'S SO AWESOME! -still in beta though-
It's truly an IDM alternative app for Linux and it's the only one out there with multi-thread technology up to 32 segments/connections even better than IDM :D
I know that flareGet is currently may looks like a simple download manager (its GUI) but name one for linux that has a frontend, multi-thread downloading, file segemntation with up to 32 segments/connections and truly very fast just like IDM Internet Download Manager for Windows! (IT CAN DOWNLOAD YOUTUBE VIDEOS NOW!)
You would take a first look and usually say flareGet mimics Orbit Downloader!
Well, flareGet doesn't mimic Orbit Downloader, actually flareGet and Orbit Downloader both mimics IDM! xD


Screenshots

http://s12.postimage.org/ro8bjw6bf/ss1_png.jpg
http://s12.postimage.org/a20gf3y7v/ss2_png.jpg



Features


  • It is an extremely fast download manager
  • It uses a robust Dynamic file segmentation algorithm to speed up the download
  • HTTP-Pipelining: In addition to dynamic file segmentation, each segment is further accelerated upto six times
  • Smart Segments : When one segment ends, it starts another segment to help terminate another segment more fast
  • It supports upto 32 segments per download
  • Add or remove download segments dynamically
  • Automatic retry when a segment or download fails
  • Resume support for broken/paused downloads
  • Clipboard Monitoring
  • Queue the downloads to download them later
  • Limits the number of simultaneous downloads, when one download ends, it starts another automaticall
  • Multi-protocol support
  • Intelligent file management
  • Video download from most of the sites is supported through Flashgot addon
/Updates/
Aug 05, 2012
Initial support for FlareGet introduced in latest development build 1.4.8rc1 of Flashgot.
Aug 30, 2012
Youtube video correct file naming will be supported in the next release of Flashgot.
Sep 19, 2012
FIXED/Will be in next release: It doesn’t seem to detect resume-able links correctly and therefor will incorrectly download them.
FIXED/Will be in next release:handling of redirection requests, you can now download attachments from gmail.
NEW/Will be in next release: The ability to resume cancelled downloads after existing/rerunning the program.
NEW/Will be in next release:Support for cookies to be able to download from sites requiring authorization.

Word from the developer:
- The source code is still undocumented. Its no use uploading there yet.
- Perhaps, the app might not be open source.

Bugs: https://sourceforge.net/p/flareget/bugs/
Feature Requests: https://sourceforge.net/p/flareget/features/

Download

Already compiled to .deb & .rpm

Sourceforge: http://sourceforge.net/projects/flareget/
Website: http://flareget.net16.net/

P.S. I am not the developer, I am just a supporter <3

TobiSGD 09-19-2012 07:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zombiezoom (Post 4782704)
[FONT=Verdana]I know that flareGet is currently may looks like a simple download manager (its GUI) but name one for linux that has a frontend, multi-thread downloading, file segemntation with up to 16 segments/connections and truly very fast just like IDM Internet Download Manager for Windows! (IT CAN DOWNLOAD YOUTUBE VIDEOS NOW!)

JDownloader, it handles up to 20 connections and even converts Youtube videos for you in different formats. The downside is that it needs Java.
Since i want to get rid of Java programs on my machines I will have a look at flareGet, thanks for the link.

zombiezoom 09-19-2012 07:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TobiSGD (Post 4784048)
JDownloader, it handles up to 20 connections and even converts Youtube videos for you in different formats. The downside is that it needs Java.
Since i want to get rid of Java programs on my machines I will have a look at flareGet, thanks for the link.

You're welcome and btw since the new beta, it's up to 32 segments/connections now :D

onebuck 09-24-2012 04:38 PM

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dugan 10-25-2012 11:43 PM

I'm surprised that Sourceforge is okay with hosting this, considering that it's not open source.


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