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JDownloader is a Download Manager written in Java. JDownloader can download normal files, but also files from online file hosting services like Rapidshare.com.
 
JDownloader is a Download Manager written in Java. JDownloader can download normal files, but also files from online file hosting services like Rapidshare.com.
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===Requirements===
 
===Requirements===
 
For running JDownloader you need Java installed. I recommend OpenJDK, it works flawless with jDownloader.
 
For running JDownloader you need Java installed. I recommend OpenJDK, it works flawless with jDownloader.
  # pacman -S openjdk6
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===Installing===
 
===Installing===
You can use the [http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=29288 jdownloader package] in the AUR.
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You can use the [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=29288 jdownloader package] in the AUR.
  
 
===Running===
 
===Running===
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When you first start JDownloader you can choose your preferred language and also your download directory. On the next window, JDownloader asks you if you want to install FlashGot, a Firefox extension. I recommend clicking on Cancel. If you want this extension, you can still download it through [http://addons.mozilla.org the official mozilla addons website].
 
When you first start JDownloader you can choose your preferred language and also your download directory. On the next window, JDownloader asks you if you want to install FlashGot, a Firefox extension. I recommend clicking on Cancel. If you want this extension, you can still download it through [http://addons.mozilla.org the official mozilla addons website].
  
If you enable the Light(GTK) theme and the fonts appear to lack anti-aliasing, modify {{Filename|~/.bashrc}} as appropriate following the directions [http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Java_Fonts_-_Sun_JRE#Anti-aliasing here].
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If you enable the Light(GTK) theme and the fonts appear to lack anti-aliasing, modify {{ic|~/.bashrc}} as appropriate following the directions [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Java_Fonts_-_Sun_JRE#Anti-aliasing here].
  
 
==Tips and tricks==
 
==Tips and tricks==
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Choose User Interface and then switch the style to Light(GTK). (If you're using GNOME).
 
Choose User Interface and then switch the style to Light(GTK). (If you're using GNOME).
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==Alternatives==
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[[pyLoad]] available in [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=34434 AUR].
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[http://tucaneando.com/index.html Tucan Manager] available in [https://www.archlinux.org/packages/community/x86_64/tucan/ community]
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[http://code.google.com/p/plowshare/ plowshare] available in [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=24601 AUR] (CLI).
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[http://uget.visuex.com/ uGet] available in [https://www.archlinux.org/packages/community/x86_64/uget/ community] (GTK).
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[http://wordrider.net/freerapid/ FreeRapid Downloader] available in [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/freerapid/ AUR] (Java).

Revision as of 09:35, 27 July 2013


JDownloader is a Download Manager written in Java. JDownloader can download normal files, but also files from online file hosting services like Rapidshare.com.

Installation

Requirements

For running JDownloader you need Java installed. I recommend OpenJDK, it works flawless with jDownloader.

# pacman -S jre7-openjdk

Installing

You can use the jdownloader package in the AUR.

Running

Use the command jdownloader to start JDownloader. When you just installed JDownloader from AUR, this will run the update tool to download some required files for JDownloader, else this will start JDownloader directly.

Configuration

When you first start JDownloader you can choose your preferred language and also your download directory. On the next window, JDownloader asks you if you want to install FlashGot, a Firefox extension. I recommend clicking on Cancel. If you want this extension, you can still download it through the official mozilla addons website.

If you enable the Light(GTK) theme and the fonts appear to lack anti-aliasing, modify ~/.bashrc as appropriate following the directions here.

Tips and tricks

Making JDownloader faster

In its default configuration, JDownloader is very slow and uses a lot of resources. You can atleast make it a bit faster by applying the following changes in the Settings Tab.

Choose General and then turn the logging level to OFF.

Choose User Interface and then switch the style to Light(GTK). (If you're using GNOME).

Alternatives

pyLoad available in AUR.

Tucan Manager available in community

plowshare available in AUR (CLI).

uGet available in community (GTK).

FreeRapid Downloader available in AUR (Java).