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X-xVideoServiceThief v2.5.2 [rev12] Updated

Checker on 30 Jul 2014
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by webfork

xVideoServiceThief (xVST) is a tool for downloading video from various video websites including YouTube, Metacafe, Bebo, and many more. The program includes scheduling, optional session saving, and proxy capabilities. The program will also convert video to various audio/video formats and quality settings including AVI, MPEG1, MPEG2, WMV, MP4, 3GP, and MP3.

Ability to download from mature sites can be disabled and password-protected.

X-xVideoServiceThief is a portable wrapper for xVideoServiceThief.

Languages: 19 including Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Japanese.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch X-xVideoServiceThief.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Youtube DownloaderHD
What's new?
  • Added chinese (traditional) translation.
  • Updated japanese translation.
  • Fixed bug (Error: Language packages were not installed causing updates to get stuck).
Latest comments
bzl333 on 2013-09-24 00:39

hmm. on first run it seems to be connecting to google and gstatic for some reason and then it connects to "" later

apometron on 2014-08-02 23:22

Problems with this project. It do not run on Windows 8.1 and it seems the MSI of the last version is corrupted. Could the author make the software Windows 8-friendly?

Rodrigo César Banhara

webfork on 2014-08-03 18:51

apometron: we're probably not going to test the MSI version, but feel free to contact the author:

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EagleGet v1.1.8.2

Midas on 6 Jun 2014
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Midas

EagleGet works to 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.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder: \eagleget_portable\Eagleget\UserData
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch EagleGet.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Free Download Manager
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smaragdus on 2014-06-05 21:06

No, I haven't. I have noticed that the developer(s) of EagleGet doesn't update the portable builds regularly- they are usually behind the installation package, as far as I know there have been only 4 portable versions-,, and

Mike.S.G. on 2014-06-05 21:40

The file is still at 1182 as of a few hours ago. I keep previous versions should an update fail, comparing the hashes - they match. No, I didn't bother extracting the zip to be sure, not sure how an update could have the same sha-256, I suppose it's possible.

This is what I get:

EagleGet 1182 portable zip (sha-256):

Midas on 2014-06-06 14:22

Change reverted. :(

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Free Download Manager v3.9.4 build 1472

Checker on 9 May 2014

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.

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?
  • Updated Chrome extension.
  • Fixed: Firefox extension was not updated.
Latest comments
abc on 2012-08-08 17:54

Alternative, possibly stealth Free Download Manager Portable:

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

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WackGet Portable v1.2.4 Rev 2

Checker on 1 Jan 2014

WackGet is a minimalist download manager that maintains a queue of files and downloads them in the order you specify. The program can set limits on the number of simultaneous downloads and pause download activity.

WackGet is a front-end for wget, while WackGet Portable is a portable wrapper for WackGet.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch WackGetPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Free Download Manager
Latest comments
karl_karlsson on 2011-09-22 09:44

Incorrectly downloads files bigger than 4 GB. For example, if you have 5 GB file, it downloads only some 1 GB. And the speed isn't that fast. I think, that's why the author discontinued it.

ZoNi on 2012-02-16 00:18

WackGet v1.2.4 – Now Works on Windows 7 (and Vista)!

1.2.4 – Bugfixes
Corrected a bug related to invalid memory access that caused a crash on Windows Vista/7
Corrected a bug where a download may appear stuck for 10-15 seconds before starting

Midas on 2013-10-27 20:47 has a portable WackGet v1.2.4 Rev 2 download (at

Regarding vanilla WackGet v1.2.4, the following was later posted at the URL mentioned by ZoNi:

"Update 2012-10-08: A user has reported a bug in this version where pausing and resuming files after around the 6GB mark does not work. I have reproduced this and have confirmed it is a problem in the included version of wget.exe. Unfortunately the wget executable can not just be replaced so it is a bit of work to fix this problem."

It's a real pity, because otherwise we could just switch to Ken Yeo's updated wget binaries (for info, see

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BitComet v1.37 Updated

Checker on 4 Aug 2014
  • 43MB (uncompressed)
  • 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).

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 download speed/progress graph in task summary pane.
  • GUI Improved: add download size in total, upload size in total, torrent create time in task list, hidden by default.
  • GUI Improved: display new finished tasks in bold.
  • GUI Improved: display proxy server connection errors in task log.
  • GUI Improved: after hash checking, mark the banned and removed files in piece map as empty.
  • GUI Improved: improve the operation of open file, open folder and invoke anti-virus software, avoid UI not response.
  • GUI Improved: add new language: Kurdish.
  • GUI Bugfix: fix the bug of missing file extension name when start download by Magnet URI.
  • GUI Bugfix: fix the bug of not keeping selection state when switch between task list and torrent exchange list.
  • GUI Bugfix: install package supports Windows 8.1.
  • Core Improve: improve Firefox extension to support multiple Firefox versions.
  • Core Bugfix: fix the bug in Firefox extension that unable to start BitComet from Save As dialog.
  • Core Bugfix: fix the bug of the save folder of HTTP/FTP file is not set to the desired one from remote download webpage.
Latest comments
AmCiAn on 2013-05-06 09:47


Agreeing totally with the article from that link.

I Use BitComet v1.35 (since a few days v1.36) seeding mostly to at Share Ratio 25-30 and downloading at speed 1,000-1,500 kB/s.

I'm very satisfied of this little gem. ;)

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).

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