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JDownloader is Open Source, platform-independent, and written completely in Java. It simplifies downloading files from One-Click-Hosters like Rapidshare.com or Megaupload.com -- not only for users with a premium account, but also for users who don't pay. It offers downloading in multiple parallel streams, captcha recognition, automated file extraction, and much more. Of course, JDownloader is absolutely free of charge. Additionally, many "link encryption" sites are supported -- so you just paste the "encrypted" links and JD does the rest. JDownloader can import CCF, RSDF, and the new DLC files.

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Version 0.9: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

Requirements

  • OS X 10.5 or later
  • Java 1.6 or later

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Xenophile Member IconComment+691
Xenophile
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GUI is stuck in Windows 98 emulation mode, please fix!

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Version 0.9
Philosopherdog Member IconComment+99
Philosopherdog
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The ultimate Hellware!

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Version 0.9
Pusfarm Member IconReview+33
Pusfarm
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What an intrusive app! If you don't let it access 89 different servers - not counting the ones containing the videos you're trying to download - it's useless. It also wants to download lots of add-ons that make me leery. I know for a fact that I have a JRE and ffmpeg, yet it says I don't have them and wants to install them. Makes me want to reinstall Sophos to see what kind of damage it's caused. And it freezes up for long periods.

On the plus side, it's been able to get things that the generally useless Videobox and the even-more-useless Jaksta don't even see, much less download.

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Version 0.9
rusexe Member IconReview+0
rusexe
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it's very useful to download from soundcloud

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Version 0.9
MisterE Member IconComment+529
MisterE
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The URL to download 2.0 beta has changed. For 10.7+ it is: http://installer.jdownloader.org/JD2SilentSetup.dmg

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Version 0.9
MacUpdate-Jess
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Thanks for letting us know, MisterE! I've updated the link for the beta in the Links Bar.

bbw7 Member IconReview+313
bbw7
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Finally got around to trying this out after having trouble several times trying to download a very large file via my browser. This did the trick. If you haven't yet tried out a DL manager, definitely give this one a shot. It has a lot of useful features and add-ons, but suffers from the bane of most open-source apps: very poor documentation, for which I had to dock it a star on its overall rating.

Here are a couple of fairly recent tutorials I found that helped me get started:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_U0eKbsffs

(yes, it has annoying techno/electronic music in the background, but it is fairly short and to the point)

http://www.groovypost.com/howto/freeware/download-anything-anywhere-internet-jdownloader-review

http://humbleman123.blogspot.com/p/jdownloader-guide.html

As mentioned in the two above text/graphic-based tutorials, when first installing be sure to get updates, which includes a large list of plugins for various hosts; this will take a few minutes. Then restart the program. You should then be good to go.

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Version 0.9
bbw7
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P.S.: There is a very important button, with a clipboard icon, which enables/disables monitoring the clipboard for new links. You REALLY want to disable this when you are copying non-DL links to the clipboard.

markoji Member IconReview+1
markoji
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some alternative downloader i love how this stuff works, BUT always getting stuck while paint user interface, please fix it.

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Version 0.9
Thomas-Svendsen Member IconReview+26
Thomas-Svendsen
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The app is great, but java is hell.

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Version 0.9
Monkeyjunkey Member IconComment+1404
Monkeyjunkey
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Does not work with Java 1.7.0_15. When Apple Java 1.6 is uninstalled it will keep asking for Apples Java to be installed.

This is most likely to the fact that Jave 1.7 is 64-bit and JDownloader is 32-bit.

Would be cool, if developers could address this problem.

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Version 0.9
Antoinesynopsis
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Hi ! It seems that you have to install both jdk and jre of Java 1.7 to use JDown with it. It works at home.

iMacintosh
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Thanks for pointing that.I've been facing a lot of problems with JD Lately,and I hope developers consider something to fix these kind of issues.And this is so likely that they don't do anything about it .I'm still hopeful ,and I know that this is kind of essential for some people like me to have better experience with JD.Fixing other problems such as very long time start and quit would be nice too.

Monkeyjunkey
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Actually the beta of JDownloader 2 does indeed work with Oracles Java 1.7.0.

RavenNevermore
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It's working for me with Oracle's Java 1.7.0.

Balanchine Member IconComment+108
Balanchine
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The screenshot above looks nothing like the app. It appears to be the Java development environment in which jDownloader was written.

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Version 0.9
Regular-Warren
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I've corrected that. Thanks!

iMacintosh
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Hey Davidravenmoon and Monkeyjunkey , First of all it wasn't a comment on version 2,and secondly Monkeyjunkey thanks for the frown.I don't know why you're still upset about ... . guy we all now that JD in a Great application.I'm just saying I'd been facing these problems even when i had iMAC which is more powerful than Macbook.And now with Macbook I'm having lots of problems such as long time start and quit and right click on application or menu bar and some other stuff.And you guys gave me a frown because you think version 2 ,which is beta,is okay. :|

iMacintosh
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Sorry,I replied it wrongly

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Downloads 52,918
Version Downloads 22,115
Type Development / Java
License Free
Date 17 Apr 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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