Question for Experts of IDM

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  1. Mike2008_427R

    Mike2008_427R Registered Member

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    For the longest time I was using FDM "Free Download Manager", but as it turns out it doesn't work for me with firefox 3.0.5, so I am now using IDM "Internet Download Manager". The only problem I have with this program is it downloads all files at once. With FDM I could setup a full list of downloads and they would download 1 at a time by going into options and setting max downloads at once to 1.

    When I input a list of say 4 video files or 6 random files from download.com it downloads them all at once dividing the bandwidth. I am trying to figure out how to use IDM where it only downloads 1 at a time.

    I hit stop all
    I make my list
    I select syncronized queue
    I it resume

    It downloads all files at once (grr)
     
  2. jonyjoe81

    jonyjoe81 Registered Member

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    I use the program and it is trial and error how to program it.

    What I found is that you need to specify in the downloads/scheduler/main download queue/files in the queue/ right here specify how many files to download at the same time. I have mine setup up to download a max of 3 files at one time, and it has worked for me, no matter how many files I choose to put in the queue.

    That's the only way I was able to get it to work, before if I had 10 files in the queve it would download them all at one time, this often resulted in corrupt files. For me 3 files at one time has reduce my corruption to zero.

    I never use the syncronized feature, but I notice that it has a setting to choose how many files to download at the same time. You might want to set that and the main queue to match.
     
  3. Mike2008_427R

    Mike2008_427R Registered Member

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    Re: Question for Experts of IDM (now orbit downloader)

    Thank you, for the configuration info

    Not too long after I made this post I switched to orbit downloader. Where I would get 1.2MBPS downloads I now get 1.30-1.42MBPS download rate.
    Orbit Downloader / Preferences / Limits / Max Simultaneous Jobs = "1". Orbit Downloader / Preferences / Download/Connection / Connections to original URL = "8" and Max Connections Per Job = "8".
     
  4. eniqmah

    eniqmah Registered Member

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    IDM>Scheduler>Download {x} files at a time.
     
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