Jdownloader: Download Manager for Linux Review

Review of: Jdownloader
Version:
0.9.581

Reviewed by:
Rating:
4 Stars
On February 8, 2012
Last modified:March 5, 2012

Summary:

Jdownloader is a free, cross platform open source downloader manager. Jdownloader requires java Runtime Environment(jre/jdk) 1.5 or higher to operate. Jdownloader supports dozens of file host. The chrome extension made a Youtube video download process easier in several format(including mp3) in different resolution offered on that page.

Jdownloader is a free, cross platform open source download manager. Jdownloader requires Java Runtime Environment(jre/jdk) 1.5 or higher to operate. Jdownloader allows to download multiple file parallely and also supports download of several file hosting sites such as Rapidshare, hotfile.. The huge list of hosting site from A-Z alphabet make user easily access their required file sharing website. Jdownloader also supports the user with premium account.  Among other several download managers for Linux, Jdownloader is different in many ways. Besides downloading general files, Jdownloader supports dozens of file host. The chrome extension made a Youtube video download process easier in several format(including mp3) in different resolution offered on that page.  There are several add-ons and extensions available for Jdownloader like JEDIT, a java based text editor) extension for unzipping the file automatically after download with JD UNrar addon, schedules the download at certain time with add-on JD Scheduler.

ScreenShot of JDownloader

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 Features:

Supports Premium Account

Jdownloader supports premium account of different file sharing website. The premium account can be set up easily in Jdownloader interface. Add Account and Remove Account features helps to add and remove the account easily. Huge list of support of file sharing website listed from A to Z is another plus point of Jdownloader. You can find several file sharing website that you have never heard of.

Link grabbber
Linkgrabber is another cool feature of Jdownloader. Multiple links can be inserted into linkgrabber box. Jdownloader download all the files parallely with no interruption.

Link Filter
The link filter is used to filter links based on regular expression. For example if you want to ignore some host like ‘myhello.com’; .*?examplehost.com.*? can be used other several extension is used for link filter purpose. You can learn about the extension here.

AntiCaptcha Support
Jdownloader automatically disable CAPTCHA with its own OCR module(Jantcaptcha). The Anticaptcha setting can be found under setting->AntiCaptcha.

Available in different language
Jdownloader is available in 35 different language. The language can be set from user ->User Interface ->Basic user interface General

24 hour Ticket Support 

If problem arises you don’t have to dig for the resources Jdownloader have fanstastic ticket suppport. The ticket can be issue here. Knowledge base is well maintain on several categories.

Extension for Chrome 

There are 3 different type of extension available for Jdownloader. The detail information about the extension can be achieved from here.

Installation Instruction
You can grab the .sh file from the Jdownloader offical website. If you don’t know the procedure to install. sh file follow the instruction here.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jd-team/jdownloader
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install jdownloader

Drawback

Jdownloader needs JRE(Java Runtime Enivornment) to operate. You must install JRE seperately in order to operate it.

 Final Conclusion: 

Despite of its drawback Jdownloader is awesome download manager that can be used for several purposes. From downloading simple files to  downloading YouTube video in several format, Jdownloader made all the task easier.  Moreover, Jdownloader is very  helpful for the people who have to use file host for different purpose.

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