Thursday, July 19, 2012

Download Master 1.0.3.4

What's new
1. Removed the Download confirmation dialog (due to bad user feedback)
2. Fix: display issue occuring on Chrome 20.0.1132.57
3. Facebook Like button instead of Facebook Share button
4. Notification in case a web page rejects a link scan 

Coming next
Depends on your feedback

Requests
1. Add an option to download the displayed web page html
2. Get to Download Master from right click menu on a web page
3. Get download links from a file e.g. file:///C:/links.txt
4. Support Unicode links
5. Custom download location
6. Bug: Download button disappears when changing Chrome 'Page Zoom'
7. Keep the the last custom filter text in the box
8. Download youtube videos
9. Compress all chosen files to a single zip
10. Hitting 'Enter' in the search box should start the download
11. Limit the number of simultaneous downloads
12. Support regular expressions in the search box
13. Download the entire website keeping the internal link structure valid
14. Sort the files by size
15. Download flash
16. Pause and resume downloading
17. Download images from a Google Images result page
18. Allow wildcard in the custom search box
19. Allow user-defined pre-sets ("IMAGE_CAM_" checkbox near the ".jpg")
20. Replace URL characters with readable one e.g. %20 to space char
21. Extension window to be re-sizable by user
22. Display the size of each file
23. Pictures thumbnail on mouse hover over a link
24. Block Chrome's "Allow\Deny" pop-up on each download
25. Display file names
26. Search for the custom search string also in file name, not only in the link

Please use comments to report a bug or request a feature

30 comments:

  1. Since getting this upgrade I'm getting a prompt each time I download using it:

    Click OK if you didn't change Chrome download settings.

    In case you set the "Ask where to save each file before downloading",
    Chrome will do exactly that for each file.

    Do you want to proceed?

    I've verified that Chrome is NOT set to ask me for a download location each time, but the issue persists.

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    1. Hi Matthew,

      the problem I'm trying to solve is that Chrome browser, when set accordingly, opens a folder dialog for each file you checked for download. Thus when you choose a large amount of files, Chrome pop ups a large amount of dialogs which you can't cancel and Chrome might crash itself this way.

      Now I didn't want to bother the user with a message on each download attempt, however Chrome does not expose any API for me to check this browser setting and I want to warn the user.

      Other option I had was to show this message only once, but then when the user will set the "Ask for each ..." then I won't be able to warn him\her.

      Any idea how to solve this is most welcome.

      Thanks in advance.

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    2. I really hate web pages like this cause links they are giving are not working!!!! Luckily, I did some searching and FINALLY found the working and true file that you have been looking for! I'm in a great mood now so might as well share this to you.

      CLICK THIS LINK TO DOWNLOAD THE FULL WORKING FILE

      CLICK THIS LINK TO DOWNLOAD THE FULL WORKING FILE


      That's the direct link for the file. Have a great day!

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  3. Hi Matthew, would you pls let user to define maximum number of files to be downloaded say 3 only to lower the burden of the site; otherwise some sites may block the ip for consuming too many bandwidth. Thanks for the great work! :)

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    1. Hi Rio Wong,

      actually my name is Mona (Matthew is the first comment guy) :)

      Do you mean setting this maximum number per site or globally for all sites?
      Do you want also set some time slot in which DM won't enable you to download? I guess it is not only files amount but also download frequency.

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  4. I try to download all mp4 files from http://www.kittycams.uga.edu/photovideo.html#videos but nothing happens at all. Since I can use the extension on the same site to download jpg files I guess that it's some small problem with parsing or something. Please have a look. Thanks!
    Using Chrome v21.0.1180.75.

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    1. Hi genge,

      the mp4 files on the webpage are set to be loaded to a Shadowbox which is a web-based media viewer application.
      I'll figure out a solution for this type of setting and update you if I can implement this for the next release.

      Thanks for the feedback.

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  5. Hi,

    If file name contains space character, it is replaced with %20 characters. So, the downloaded file name doesn't look good.
    Ex: Come%20Let's%20Fall%20In%20Love%20-%20wire.mp3

    Can you take care of this in your next release?

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    1. Thanks for the feedback.
      Added to the TODO list, hope to implement towards the next release.
      If you like I can drop a fast private version to your email.
      Just send me an email to monadikotita@gmail.com and I'll reply with a private version.

      Thanks

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  6. Window opens too large, no slider bar on right, cannot see "Download" button to click on... all text runs past edge of window. Can not find a way to re-size window or text... so, can't use. Using Chrome 18.0.1025.33 beta on Ubuntu 11.04.

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    1. Hi Dave,

      can you please specify your screen resolution, I don't have an Ubuntu to test on but I suspect this is the root cause.
      Also if you like I can drop a fixed version to your email before the official release, just send me an email to monadikotita@gmail.com

      Thanks

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  7. Is there a way to designate trusted sites to avoid the "This could hurt" pop-up each time I download a file? Oh, and is there a way to make the "viewer" wider instead of using the slider? Maybe it's just my personal preference...
    But thank you soooo much, Download Master saved me a lot of grief esp thru my error prone clicking :P

    Using Chrome 21.0.1180.83 m

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    1. Hi Gungir5,

      thanks a lot for your feedback.
      I'll look into Chrome API to find if I could somehow override this pop-up. Will update with the results.

      Thanks

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  8. Thanks for the great extension. Just what I was looking for. A small feature request and I can be completely off Firefox+DownThemAll.

    The filter function currently looks at the file names, which is somewhat of a pain when the displayed file link is different than the actual file name. As an example, see the page http://librivox.org/history-of-julius-caesar-by-jacob-abbott/, which hosts free audio books in various formats. If I want to download the MP3 @ 128kbps, then I need to first find out the file name pattern that is being used for this format.

    If the filter function allows filtering by the displayed link name as well, then selecting these files will be a cinch: just select "mp3@kbps"!

    Thanks again for building the tool.

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    1. Hi Evolve,

      thank you for your feedback.
      I agree with everything you wrote and I'm sure other users would like to see your request implement.
      Adding to the to do list with high priority.

      Thanks

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  9. Take a look at baixaki, where report a request of support in e-mail attached files. Thank you!

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    1. Thanks for the feedback,
      unfortunately I couldn't fully understand it.
      I did go to the http://www.baixaki.com.br/ but didn't understand what should I do there, could you please elaborate?

      Thanks

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  10. 1. Add an option to download the displayed web page html
    3. Get download links from a file e.g. file:///C:/links.txt
    5. Custom download location
    8. Download youtube videos (I know, but i don't give a f***)
    11. Limit the number of simultaneous downloads

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    1. Hi David,

      thanks for prioritizing, got the emphasis on number 8 ;)

      Thanks

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    2. I'll second that - I have to use a stand alone program to do it now. I open some emails in a browser and this product does not recognize the HTML file on my computer

      file:///C:/DOCUME~1/Rick/LOCALS~1/Temp/bat/Message(3).html

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  11. is there a way to download the original file and not a resized file? i used this extension to download multiply photos. but i can only download 16-20kb version of my 1-3mb pictures. thanks

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    1. Hi divenadoc,

      thanks for your feedback.
      Download Master displays all the available downloadable files links on the site, so if these pics are linked on the site, you should see them in the list.
      Can you please share the website URL with me so I could check this out? You can use my email - monadikotita@gmail.com

      Thanks

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  13. Whoa, your extension no longer works in incognito mode. Am I the only one seeing this bug?

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    1. Hi,
      I don't see any issue with DM in incognito mode.
      Can you tell the Chrome version you are using and describe the actions which lead to DM not showing in incognito?

      Thanks

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  14. Please allow downloading to a custom filepath. I usually use bulk downloaders to grab a group of files and place them in specific organized folders, as I'm sure many others do as well. Thanks for your efforts thus far!

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    1. Hi Cameron,

      thanks for your feedback.
      This is highly important requirement and it is on the top of my TODO list.
      I know how to implement it using the new HTML5 API in Google Chrome however this API is still experimental and I'm waiting for Google to officially release it.

      As soon as it will be released, Download Master will support custom download location.

      Please let me know if you have additional requirements.

      Thanks,
      Mona

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  15. Download youtube videos online in many formats. You can convert youtube to mp3, avi, mp4 and download instantly.

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  16. Download youtube videos online in many formats. You can convert youtube to mp3, avi, mp4 and download instantly.

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