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Best download client with resume?

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by Bes, 8 Mar 2006.

  1. Bes


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,303

    Location: The Ghetto: AKA Brixton


    My work have given me the unenviable task of downloading several gigs of operating systems, Oracle installs etc and I need a good download manager with resume functionality- something that comes as a Firefox component would be nice but if not, something light, free, and free of spyware.... Suggestions please? :D
  2. Matteysan


    Joined: 15 Nov 2004

    Posts: 5,992

    Location: Telford

    Getright used to be good for me, but i dunno what its like now havent used it in 2years.
  3. Craig321


    Joined: 2 May 2004

    Posts: 19,974

  4. Xee

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 13 Jun 2003

    Posts: 1,184

    Location: In front of PC

    WackGet -Free/light/fast etc think it also can be intergrated with FireFox ;)
  5. Amp34


    Joined: 25 Jul 2005

    Posts: 28,867

    Location: Canada

    Metaproduct download express is what i use, its small and compact. they do a free version and a better paid for version. here
  6. chrismox

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,706

    Location: Brighton

    Do you have this successfully integrated with Firefox 1.5?
  7. no_1_dave


    Joined: 7 Jul 2004

    Posts: 6,919

    Location: Gloucestershire

    Get the Flashgot firefox extension, this allows you to download in firefox with a 3rd party downloader.
    Then get Star Downloader. It connects 4 times to each download so you can often download quicker & it supports pause/resume etc
  8. Dark_Angel


    Joined: 12 May 2005

    Posts: 12,637


    The one obvious problem is that a lot of sites have a "monitor" for this type of browser behavior, and will actually not allow your download to start if it detects a manager.

    You could check to see if some of these o/s have bittorrent downloads avaiable. Quite a few sites are doing this to save their own bandwidth, and indeed they have the pause and resume ability.