JDownloader Turbocharges File Sharing Sites

Windows/Mac/Linux: If you're a frequent visitor to popular file sharing sites like Rapidshare you'll want to grab a copy of JDownloader, a java-based tool that completely automates the downloading process.

JDownloader takes all the most irritating things about downloading from popular sharing sites like Rapidshare and Megaupload and either outright negates them or makes them more tolerable. Feed links, even links to multi-part downloads into JDownloader and it will automate the process, circumvent captcha, tweak wait times, auto-reconnect and even run on a schedule.

JDownloader works as a stand-alone application or with Firefox through integration with the popular Flashgot extension. JDownloader is free, java-based and available for Windows, Mac and Linux. Have a favourite download tool, especially for file-sharing sites? Let's hear about it in the comments.

JDownloader [via Freeware Genius]


    I'm guessing this is similar to the MDownloader program. Will try this one out to see which one is better.

    Been using jDownloader for ages, great piece of software. Especially useful for large downloads that come in split .rar file parts, as it automatically extracts them once they're all done. Also great for TV series. Queue them up, and watch them as each episode downloads. Golden.

    I'm not sure if I understand how to use this program. The first link downloaded ok but it immediately started trying to reconnect every 30 seconds and then timed out on that and is trying again every 5 minutes. I've had a look in the Settings tab but I can't really see where to change this or simplify whatever it's trying to do, even under the Reconnection and Advanced area.

    Also no netcomm brand routers are included in the list.

    I guess my question is - this app seems to make reference to changing your internet i.p. - is that essential to using this or is that just advanced functionality for people trying to get around the wait time?

    Personally I don't mind having the wait time, I just want to automate the downloading.

      If I had waited just a bit longer I would have found that if left alone on the 5 minute schedual, it will continue downloading when the wait time is up; so this program does have the basic funcionality I'm after.

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