WideStream

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  1. Zero3K

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    WideStream is a graphical download manager and FTP manager for the Microsoft Windows platform. WideStream was created using .NET Framework 3.5 and runs on any version of Microsoft Windows (both 32 bit and 64 bit) starting from Windows 2000. WideStream is an open source software released under Artistic License 2.0. Also, WideStream is freeware.

    Homepage - http://widestream.sourceforge.net
    Screenshots - http://widestream.sourceforge.net/screenshots.php
    Forums - https://sourceforge.net/forum/?group_id=231599
    Tracker - https://sourceforge.net/tracker2/?group_id=231599
    Download - http://internap.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/widestream/widestream-beta-1.zip
    Download (Latest Build) - http://widestream.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/widestream/Source/Murray/Binaries/WideStream.exe
     
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  2. Arup

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    This one looks very promising and is among the few which is natively x64. When they add video support it should be perfect answer to DMs like FDM and Orbit.
     
  3. Zero3K

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    Beta 1 of it is now out.
     
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    If it had Flashgot support I'd be thrilled.
     
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    What makes different from the existing download managers?
     
  6. Zero3K

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    Its different from existing download managers because its quicker and smaller in size.
     
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    By quicker, do you mean that the program loads quicker rather than donwloads quicker?

    I just don't see how we might need another download manager even if it is quicker and smaller. What are the real benefits to me as an end user?
     
  8. Zero3K

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    Well, it works just as well as FlashGet, etc. Plus, you can submit feature requests in case its missing anything that you find useful in other download managers.
     
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    doesnt need to be installed either - just unzip and go
     
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    maybe it's perfect o_O some of the best programs i've got are no longer being actively developed because they don't need to be! i haven't used it though so maybe it never worked and the more they did to fix bugs the worse it got so they decided to stop altogether lol.

    here's the project tracker -
    http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=174989
     
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  13. vorov2

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    Well, software is such a thing - it can't be perfect :) And somebody may stop develop it only because he is sick of it :)

    WideStream in its current state is kinda optimized for the cases when you download a lot of files at a time.
    It has a little bit more flexible UI to add downloads than most of other DMs. For example, you can copy text from a webpage that includes links, press Ctrl-V and WS will try to parse out the links for you. It also allows to either configure each link individually, use default settings for all of them or configure one download and than apply these settings to all other links.
    It has a responsive queue manager - you can change the number of concurrent downloads and these settings will be applied *immediatly*. Also you can freeze up the queue, etc.
    You can control the total bandwidth usage as well control bandwidth on the download level by setting download priorities. Say if you want to get download A faster than download B you don't have to pause B - just change it priority to low and set A priority to high.
    Also WideStream is a small ~200Kb application, all in a single file, it doesn't require installation, it allows you to specify where the configuration file is located and can be lunched from an USB drive for example. It will remember configuration file location for each computer where you're using it.
     
  14. Zero3K

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    Try the latest build (its much better than Beta 1).
     
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