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colore
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Need downloader

#1 Post by colore » Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:53 pm

Hello!

Can you tell me please a downloader that will allow me to import a list of urls, download them with a delay between each download and also it will allow me to import a cookie for the downloads to work?

DownthemAll is good but it doesn't allow me to specify a delay between the downloads and I get banned from the server.

thanks!

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Re: Need downloader

#2 Post by webfork » Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:26 pm

Unfortunately I haven't found a better tool than DownThemAll. I couldn't figure out how to create a delay between downloads, but there is a way to lower the server usage in a way that might not trigger an auto-ban.

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Re: Need downloader

#3 Post by bitcoin » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:11 pm

JDownloader portable has many options, best downloader i've used

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Re: Need downloader

#4 Post by lintalist » Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:37 pm

I've always enjoyed wackget https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=968 as you can simply paste a list from the clipboard (or load via a file) but it doesn't have a "pause between downloads". But you can still use w(ack)get (wackget is just a frontend for the wget).
Wget is a cmd line tool - you can download copies here https://eternallybored.org/misc/wget/ (or google wget windows to find more info and other locations) doesn't really matter much which version for simple downloading.
Edit: see this forums wget thread here viewtopic.php?t=20900 as noted by midas below.

All you would need to do is turn your list of urls into a batch file:

wget url1
timeout /t 5
wget url2
timeout /t 5

More about timeout here https://ss64.com/nt/timeout.html above example waits 5 seconds, you can make it longer or add "random" times.
Note wget has many options including cookies and for example setting the user agent to make it look like a browser instead of wget, consult the extensive docs (man pages)

You could also use CURL (just google it) instead of wget as it is a similar program

If you use AutoHotkey you can do the same using UrlDownloadToFile and Sleep commands

If it is a task you have to do often create a small helper batch file or macro in your text editor (or of course AutoHotkey)
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Re: Need downloader

#5 Post by Midas » Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:53 pm

Nice tips there, lintalist. 8)

FYI, we have a forum topic devoted to wget updates (viewtopic.php?t=20900, which also points to CURL windows binaries) -- but as you said it doesn't really matter which version you use for simple downloads.

Although I'd advise placing it in the Windows folder (or include it's location in the '%PATH%' environment variable) for easy access from any console window...
bitcoin wrote: JDownloader portable has many options, best downloader i've used
I'd be tempted to agree, if only my portable Jdownloader folder didn't take a whopping 450MB. :shock:

Of course that includes a local version of Java but still way more than the less than 5MB wget requires.

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