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Old 11-27-2017, 03:35 AM   #1
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know of a downloader that works?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 with latest updates. i used to use Download helper, which worked OK. Since latest update I noticed Firefox browser homepage has changed. Since then Download helper has stopped working. I have since tried Uget and Kget, but they dont work either. For example numerous attempts have been made to download videos of around 50 Mb, but they only download less than 100kb. I considered reverting to the former Firefox browser (if possible), but dont know if this would work. Any advice would be appreciated, many thanks.
Old 11-27-2017, 05:44 AM   #2
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I'm not sure what the problem is here. I've just downloaded libreoffice (198mb) in firefox 57 by clicking the file. It downloaded perfectly in a little over a minute. I've never used a dl helper.
Old 11-27-2017, 10:03 AM   #3
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Personally I use UGet, nice and simple bit of software
To pick up the downloads I used FlashGot which is a browser addon
Sadly FlashGot has not been updated to be compatible with the latest Firefox though it will be in time (the author also produces noscript and is prioritising that)

Haven't used it much lately nor have I had much time to find a replacement browser addon though google gives me: which might be worth a look
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You can get old versions of firefox in "tar.bz2" files which you just unpack and run it. No install necessary.
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wget -c < url to video goes here >
in terminal. The -c is for continue when your isp drops your connection . I run into bad ISP service myself from time to time. The file/video will end up in /home/your user name. You can move it from there later on.

$ wget -c
--2017-11-27 13:41:38--
Resolving (
Connecting to (||:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 347001407 (331M) [video/mp4]
Saving to: ‘VoyagetothePlanetofPrehistoricWomen_512kb.mp4’

100%[======================================>] 347,001,407  790KB/s   in 8m 39s 

2017-11-27 13:50:24 (653 KB/s) - ‘VoyagetothePlanetofPrehistoricWomen_512kb.mp4’ saved [347001407/347001407]

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Periodically websites outwit download helper. Then, you just have to wait a few weeks for it to catch up.


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