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BitComet v1.38 Updated

Checker on 30 Mar 2015
  • 41MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Mar 2015
  • Suggested by xlioilx

BitComet is a manager for web, FTP, and BitTorrent downloads supporting simultaneous connections, file queue, selected torrent package contents, fast-resume, chatting, disk cache, speed limits, port mapping, proxy, IP filter, etc.

It requires generally less CPU and memory than many Java or .NET-based clients.

Note: There have been various criticisms leveled against this client.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder).

Category:
System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder.
Dependencies: MSXML3 or above (installed by default with IE6 or WinXP, or available from Microsoft as a separate download)
Stealth: ? No. Writes a few window-related settings to the registry.
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch BitComet.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Free Download Manager, qBitTorrent
What's new?
  • GUI Improved: Add open-folder button in download finish pop-up window.
  • GUI Improved: Display download speed and progress together when floating window re-sized large enough.
  • GUI Improved: Change the option of auto-stop seeding time from minutes to day-hour-minute.
  • GUI Bugfix: Fix the floating window display problem when using multiple monitors.
  • Core Improve: Improve file read/write performance, reduce UI stuck.
  • Core Improve: Support ReFS disk volume.
  • Core Improve: Support Chrome browser extension.
  • Core Bugfix: The minimize value of network.max_connecting_connections in advanced options changed to 8.
  • Core Bugfix: Fix bugs in IE extension.
Latest comments
carbonize on 2013-05-06 12:44

I personally hate programs that try to do everything as they invariably fail to be good at any of it. BitComet is basically trying to become Shareaza. Do people even use the eDonkey network any more?

Midas on 2013-11-21 22:35

Carbonize comment above seems to imply that eMule functionality is built-in BitComet, when in fact it resides in a separated plugin... IMHO, BitComet provides for a comprehensive and rather good downloading solution (encompassing regular, media and torrent downloads).

CornHolio the Gringo on 2015-03-31 20:43

I used BitComet as the first torrent client back in the ol days.
Then uTorrent arrived, and I stuck with it for the low resource usage.

/Corn

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EagleGet v2.0.3.3 Updated

webfork on 21 Mar 2015
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Mar 2015
  • Suggested by Midas

EagleGet helps create an easy-to-use, all-in-one method for downloads via the web, streaming video, and popular online video sites. The program includes speed limits, scheduling, proxy controls, and the ability to pause, resume, and categorize your downloads. It can be integrated to a variety of web browsers and uses a variety of tricks to try and boost your download speed.

Supports HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, MMS and RTSP protocols and works with Chrome, IE, Firefox, Opera, and Maxthon.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder: \eagleget_portable\Eagleget\UserData
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the self-extracting archive and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch EagleGet.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Free Download Manager
What's new? Added:
  • The automatically merge of dash-video+dash audio for the youtube 480p.
Optimized:
  • Getting startup time quicker.
  • Video quality sorting on media grabber.
  • The unresponsive task load.
Fixed:
  • The BSOD errors.
  • The youtube playlist to the media grabber.
  • Other minor improvements and fixes.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-01-20 02:34

The latest version of EagleGet Portable is 2.0.2.8 (Updated: January 07, 2015).

Checker on 2015-01-20 15:43

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

Checker on 2015-01-28 19:01

v2.0.2.9 download link: http://dl.eagleget.com/latest/EagleGetProtable_2.0.2.9.exe

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Free Download Manager v3.9.4 build 1485 Updated

Checker on 24 Feb 2015
  • 17MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Feb 2015
  • Suggested by Sydney2K

Free Download Manager (FDM) is a feature-rich tool for handling and accelerating downloads. Includes a site explorer, offline website downloader, scheduler, video downloader (YouTube, Google Video, etc.), BitTorrent support, and more. An included media file preview prevents downloading mislabeled music or video while a ZIP file preview tool saves download time and bandwidth by selectively removing unneeded parts. A hash check capability can verify downloads and the program can be controlled remotely over the Internet (fdmwi.exe).

Especially useful to overcome unreliable/slow connections that require frequent download restarts, when bandwidth is at a premium, or for very large files.

Alternatively, Free Download Manager Portable is available, as well as a "lite" version, which has not been tested or portability.

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder. It writes some values to the registry, but these are not related to any user settings.
Dependencies: On WinXP, requires Service Pack 1 or above
Stealth: ? No
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and install to the default folder
  2. Run the program and from the menu, select "File" - "Create Portable Version" and copy to a folder of your choice
  3. Uninstall the program
  4. Optionally, delete unins000.exe and unins000.dat
  5. Launch fdm.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Web Downloader
What's new?
  • Chrome and Firefox extensions can be installed under non-admin user.
  • Bittorrent: Option to enable Peer Exchange.
  • General bug fixes.
Latest comments
lautrepay on 2012-08-09 19:27

@abc: A link to Free Download Manager Portable was added. Thanks!

Napiophelios on 2012-08-13 06:21

The PAF launcher isnt really stealth either (unless you already have these registry keys,which I didnt),
it creates several registry entries for me:

Keys added:4
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\User Agent
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\User Agent\Post Platform
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1390067357-73586283-839522115-500\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\LowRegistry
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1390067357-73586283-839522115-500\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\LowRegistry\Software

bzl333 on 2015-02-24 05:17

Excellent program. Seems to have everything that my commercial downloader program (IDM) has and more. Didn't test for browser integration or website downloader because i don't really need, but everything else works great.

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TVideoDownloader v1.3 New

lautrepay on 31 Jan 2015
  • 46MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Oct 2014
  • Suggested by ozok

TVideoDownloader is a video downloader that works with many video sites, including YouTube, Dailymotion, faceboo, funnyordie, metcafe, and many more. Download features include a variety of video formats, batch downloads, downloading audio only, and post-download conversion. The program can run several download processes to increase total download speed. Supports multiple instances and some login/password interfaces.

The program built from TEncoder's video downloader function (same author) and functions as a powerful front-end for youtube-dl.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch TVideoDownloader(version)portable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: TEncoder

Web Downloader v1.2.1.0 Updated

Midas on 24 Feb 2015
  • 694KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Oct 2014
  • Suggested by cmmehl

Web Downloader is a download manager that supports drag-and-drop or clipboard monitoring of download links. You can use multiple threads for better speed as well as stop/resume downloads at will. The program supports the use of relative paths for the download directory, avoiding drive letter change problems associated with USB drives.

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch WebDownload.exe
  3. Optionally, enable "use all relative paths" in "Options > Preferences dialog ..."
What's new?
  • "drop box" now works fine on older OS's too, and not only on Win7
  • updates can now be checked from inside the program
  • browser context menu code has been remade and now works
  • few bugs on the menus were corrected
  • some minor issues re-done
Latest comments
Rcalbuth on 2012-08-31 13:09

Good App...
I have unsuccessfuly tried to download a large ISO file using Google Chrome or Firefox. Download was uncomplete.
Download was OK with WEBDownloader

smaragdus on 2014-10-01 03:45

The latest version of Web Downloader is 1.2.0.6.

Checker on 2014-10-01 17:52

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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