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Old 27.05.2009, 21:35
whattheheck whattheheck is offline
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Default Tutorial: Beginner's guide to downloading with JDownloader

This tutorial is old. It will be updated when we have a chance.
In the meantime, we recommend that you use FireFox with the Flashgot and Noscript addins. We recommend that you install the Firefox and Click'n'Load support in JDownloader. There is also support for Google's Chrome.


This tutorial is aimed at beginning users. As such, for the purposes of simplicity in the installation of jDownloader , this tutorial skips a lot of the available options and commands.

Note 1 : Steps 1 to 7 are only required for initial install of jDownloader. Thereafter, you begin at step 8 when you start up jDownloader.

Note 2: JDownloader works with download links provided by over 400 link sites, which are similar to Rapidshare, Hotfile, Megaupload, and Imagevenue. Due to the constantly changing way these sites serve up their links, which ones are supported by the application can vary from day to day. e.g. sometimes Mediafire links work and other times they may not. Trying out a particular set of links is the only way to tell.


Procedure
1. The first thing to do is to download "jDownloader".

http://jdownloader.org/download/index

For Windows 2000 and later, JDownloader comes as an executable file with an installer. For Linux and OS-X, the formats are different.

If JDownloader comes as an executable or DMG file, just double click on it to perform the installation. For Linux, just unpack the file into a directory.

Windows users, please install into C:\jdownloader (or change the drive letter). You might need administrative privileges to install the program.

2. Create a shortcut on your desktop, as shown below in Image A, so you can find the application easily in the future.

Image A



3. When you start it up, pick the language you want as shown in Item 1,image B.

4. Next you will have to select the download directory. This is the directory where the files pointed to by the file sharing links will be saved, as jDownloader fetches them, and also where the contents of these archived files will be extracted to. So just select a directory on a drive with lots of free space, as shown in Item 2, Image B. Then click “Ok", Image B.

Image B



5. Next you will be asked if you want to integrate jDownloader with your browser. Just select “OK”.

Image C



6. You will now be asked if you want to install Click’n’Load. (Image D). Just select “OK”.

Image D



7. Sometimes there will be dialog boxes asking if you want to install updates (Image E), or saying that updates have been made (Image F). Just click “OK” for any of these dialog boxes which appear.

Image E


Image F



8. The main jDownloader interface opens up. (Image G). If any update dialog boxes appear, similar to those shown in Image E, then just click “OK”.

Image G



9. Go to the web page containing the links you want to download, select them all and also select the password, then right-click and select “Copy” (See Image H). Note down any password, as you may need it in a later step, if jDownloader doesn’t automatically recognize it as the password.

Image H



10. The Link Grabber in JDownloader automatically picks up the links you copied, inserts them in a package (item 1, Image I) and checks the validity of the links. Valid links will show as “online” in the “Status” Column. (see Image I)

If the links don’t all show as online then don’t waste your time with that set of links, just right click on the link package, select “Delete” and go look for a valid set of links.

Image I



11. If the links don’t automatically get added to a package and instead look as in Image J, then just click Item 1 to create the package.

Image J



12. Now check that the archive password has been set by double clicking on the package name (Item 1, Image K). A dialog pane will appear at the bottom of the application. Item 2 (Image K), should have automatically received the password you copied in step 9. If the password is wrong or missing then just type it in. If you want to change location of archive download and extraction for this package, from the default location specified in step 4, then click the "Select" button and choose the new location (Item 3, Image K). Close the dialog pane by clicking item 4 (Image K).

Image K



13. Click on the "Continue with All" (or "Add All Packages") button, to move the package to the download window and then jump directly to step 14.

Image L



14. This will add the link package, and all the links within, to the download queue (Image M). If the links are from a host you have not used before,then before the download starts you must accept their “Terms of Service”, so select items 1 and 2 in Image M. Now select item 3 (Image M) to show the contents of the link package and how the download of each link is progressing.

Image M



15. The first link will now have to wait for approx. 2 minutes before download begins. Each subsequent link download will require a 15 minute wait before download can commence. This is limitation of downloading rapidshare links, without paying for a Premium Account. The time will vary with other hosts. (Image N).

Image N



16. As the files associated with each link are downloaded you can see the progress for the group in the Download window of jDownloader. (Image O)

Image O



17. When all the links are downloaded the archived files will be automatically extracted to either the directory previously specified for the package (step 12), or the default directory given in step 4.


Rgds,
/heck

Last edited by drbits; 31.05.2010 at 01:09. Reason: Added first paragraph and changed the title. Updated text a little.
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Old 27.05.2009, 22:00
lightwave3d lightwave3d is offline
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for the password....

before you start downloading.... you can setup the password by double clicking on the package.... a setting will popup below and you can now set the password by typing/paste it on Archive Password

to close the setting/dialog box, just click the button ( 3 arrow image ) on the upper right corner.....

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Old 27.05.2009, 22:08
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thank you very much for this very useful tutorial
any chance on something similar about how to create dlc.files and how to download using dlc. files
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Old 27.05.2009, 22:14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by joeprdekana View Post
thank you very much for this very useful tutorial
any chance on something similar about how to create dlc.files and how to download using dlc. files
to create a .dlc file all you need to do is to select the package, left click and select Create DLC

to open a .dlc file... go to Link Grabber and click Open Containers then browse your .dlc file.... once loaded... select the package and click Add all packages or Add selected package(s) to include it on the Download list....


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Old 28.05.2009, 17:40
whattheheck whattheheck is offline
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Hi Staff,

Feel free to use this on the JDownloader FAQ page if you want. Notice there's not much listed under the "Getting Started" heading for anyone who's heard of this great app, but who doesn't have a clue how to use it.

I maintain this guide for another site i work on, so i have no problem updating the one here at the same time.

Rgds,
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Old 29.05.2009, 00:22
Tolmies_underpants Tolmies_underpants is offline
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Step 11-13 (password): You can copy all of it in step 11, JD automagically extracts and adds the password as long as it's preceded by "pass", "password" or "pw" with either a colon or a space.

In other words all these will work:

pass: fakepass
pass fakepass
pass:fakepass

Last edited by Tolmies_underpants; 29.05.2009 at 00:25.
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Old 01.06.2009, 20:31
whattheheck whattheheck is offline
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Hi All,

There's been a small but, i feel, significant change to the application usage in version 0.5.949, so i've updated the guide/tutorial to reflect this.

After the links get added to the linkgrabber, then if you have version 0.5.949, you can just click the blue "start download" triangle, at the top left of the application, which will automatically move the package to the download window, where download will begin immediately, if you previously accepted the link sites' "Terms of Service".

From looking at the posts in the forum over the past few days, the previous need to select “Add selected package(s)” in the linkgrabber window, in order to achieve the same effect, was catching out a lot of people.

Rgds,
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Old 11.10.2012, 05:13
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Default Red X

I realize this thread is dated, but will take a chance with a question.

Very informative info., but curious what the red x represents; when indicated

on the package/links.
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