Download manager app suggestion?

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    esyede

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    Guys may i ask some suggestion about download manager app?
    Which one did you use? and why you choose it?
    Currently i use Internet Download Manager v6.33, but it doesn't work on certain site because of some cryptography library (yes an old xp crypto library it says)

    Best regards,
    esyede
     
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    I have used Free Download Manager but like Internet Download Manager, it relies on XP's outdated system certificates and therefore no longer works with HTTPS sites.

    The only download manager that works with HTTPS in XP is the DownThemAll! extension for Firefox/New Moon/MyPal/Centaury/Serpent browsers.
     
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    ClippyBeer, I seem not to be able to download the stable version 3.07???
     
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    Xtreme download manager, works like a charm and it's free
     
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    Eagleget (http://www.eagleget.com/) works great if you can figure out how to work it. I got it to download once, then could never figure out how I did it. I use 4K Video Downloader, which is easy to use, but only works on like 3 out of 5 sites.
     
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    Oops, I'd forgotten that DownThemAll's website redirects you to Mozilla which removed all legacy XUL addons - you can get it from the Legacy Collector's site - the latest version is 3.0.8, I've been using it for a while now in Serpent and New Moon.
     
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    I dont understand, what can you do with a 'download manager' you cant do, just downloading, anyhhing?
     
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    it is supposedly faster, when I download new versions of 360 with the database included it takes at the least a half hour to download 300MB and that is late night or early morning if I try in the late afternoon or evening it could take an hour and a half :)
     
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    Speed.

    Downloading without a download manager:

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    Note the speed (438 KB/sec) and the estimated download time (49 minutes)



    Same file with a download manager (DownThemAll!):

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    Note the speed (1.64 MB/sec) and the estimated download time (12 minutes 28 seconds).

    It does this by opening multiple connections for the same file - in the above example 3 concurrent connections. You can adjust the number of connections in settings and some sites do restrict the number of downloads to 1 at a time.

    The other feature download managers offer is queuing files - sometimes large downloads are split up into multiple chunks. With a download manager you can set the chunks to download all at once or automatically start the next chunk when one finishes.

    DownThemAll! is the only download manager that currently works in XP.

    Internet Download Manager, Free Download Manager, Eagleget, Xtreme download manager and others are external programs that rely on Windows XP's internal SSL certificates and as a result, won't download from most modern websites. (See the issue raised by the OP).

    DownThemAll! is a Mozilla XUL extension that use Mozilla's internal SSL so any site you can connect to in the browser can be downloaded from.
     
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    Thank you for all helpfull suggestion guys!
    It seems my problem solved after I install TLSv1.2

    PS: I've tried all of your recommendations, and, it's great!
    Here is my (opinionated) review:

    1. DownThemAll
    Pros: Works on both mypal/centaury (tried v2.0.18.1-signed)
    Cons: Not so so fast compared to IDM

    2. EagleGet
    Pros: Works on winxp, beautiful UI
    Cons: Browser addons doesn't work for me

    3 XDMan
    Pros: Fast, and free
    Cons: Wierd UI, Browser addons doesn't work on both mypal and centaury

    So, will stick with IDM for now.

    [Edit] Add screenshots :D


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