download accelerator's

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by chris45, Apr 1, 2010.

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  1. chris45

    chris45 Registered Member

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    these seem to be to good to be true. Whats the catch? decrease in quality of the downloaded file?
     
  2. Victek

    Victek Registered Member

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    The download managers (DM) I've seen work by breaking the file into parts and starting multiple downloads at the same time. This will result in a faster download if the site has a cap on speed that is slower then your connection. For sites that can match your top speed there is no benefit. Occasionally downloads will fail using a DM - for some reason the process of assembling the file from parts doesn't work, but I've had pretty good luck with them.
     
  3. andyman35

    andyman35 Registered Member

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    The only download manager I use is the one built into Opera.In the past I've tried the likes of DAP and found the promised speed increase to be highly exaggerated.
     
  4. linuxforall

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    The free DMs Orbit and FDM work pretty good ,so does DTA extension in FF.
     
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