You’re handy with BitTorrent, you’ve learned your way around Usenet and you have all kinds of files streaming onto your hard drive. Learn how to automatically unpack, rename, convert and otherwise make your media ready for viewing with these 10 helper apps.
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Note: Both BitTorrent and Usenet, referenced throughout this list, can be used to trade free media but have also been used to download copyright works. We leave the decision on how to best use download networks and come to an understanding of how content creators are compensated to the individual user.
10. Master Your Browser Downloading With DownThemAll And Automatic Save Folder
9. Skip The Waiting On File Sharing Sites With JDownloader
8. Clean Up Your Downloaded Music With TuneUp
7. Clean Out Your Old Downloads With Belvedere
6. Control Your Torrents From Anywhere With uTorrent’s Web Interface
5. Manually Rename Your Files
4. Automate HandBrake Conversions With DropFolders
When it comes to converting videos and ripping DVDs for use in compatible formats or different devices, HandBrake is king. Want to make HandBrake automatically watch your folders for certain files and get them ready for your iPod touch, Android phone or other device? You could master its command line, or try DropFolders, a nifty app for Adobe’s AIR platform that runs on Windows, Mac and Linux. DropFolders quietly watches specific folders in the background for new goods. When it finds something, it automatically runs a preset conversion rule on the file and drops the results wherever you’d like. It’s like having concierge service for your incoming files. (Original post)
3. BitTorrent New TV Episdodes Right After Air Time with TED
2. Grab New Usenet Stuff With Sick Beard
1. Recognise And Organise Movies with Ember Media Manager
What’s the one app that makes your download life terribly easy? How do you clean up the files you’ve got, and only grab the files you need? Trade your tips in the comments.