Internet Download Manager supports Filesonic, why not MD

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Bootchee 03/09/2011 02:28 pm
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Internet Download Manager (IDM) supports Filesonic, why not Mass Downloader (MD) ?

IDM released an update FOUR DAYS AGO, so that IDM now works with Filesonic.com downloads.

On Feb 11, (take a look at the topic by me, listed seventh down below this one on this page)
I have asked for you guys to support Filesonic and have tried many WORK AROUNDS
but maybe it's time for MD to spend a whole eight dollars and buy a two day account at filesonic
and either update or supply us MD loyalists a fix for this issue.

I purchased IDM "BEFORE" I purchased MD and I have not used IDM since.

I guess this week I go back to Internet Download Manager.

There are THOUSANDS of users who have need for MD to support Filesonic.

Please and kindly invest the eight dollars and provide the solution.

I would really apprectiate to stay with Mass Downloader.


Bootchee.

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Alexander 03/10/2011 09:16 am
Bootchee,

We work to solve this problem.

Thanks,
Alexander
Alexander 03/11/2011 08:09 am
The current build of Mass Downloader (can be downloaded from http://www.metaproducts.com/files/Massdown.zip) works with the Filesonic Premium account without any problem.

In order to download from Filesonic please add your Premium account details to the Mass Downloader Site Manager dialog for "filesonic.com" site. After this just copy file URL and paste it to Mass Downloader.

Please write us if you still have any problem.

Thank you,
Alexander Bednyakov
MP Staff
Bootchee 03/12/2011 01:40 pm
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Alexander,

YOU ROCK !!!!!!!!

I am super impressed !!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Now I hope everyone else has seen what Mass Downloader's support is REALLY like !!!!!!!!!!!!!



Seriously, thank you, Bootchee.

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Alexander 03/15/2011 08:49 am
Bootchee,

You are welcome! :-)

Best regards,
Alexander
Brian Williams 05/22/2011 07:06 am
I don't understand. When I try to use Filesonic, using this version of Mass Downloader, it first gives me a filename like this: bf87eeaf154c336d404599221c0f712e03b8cff9.* If I then type in, e.g. temp.rar, I get a 1kb file containing the words "bad hash". This is running MD 3.8.850

What do I need to do?

Thanks,

Brian Williams

Alexander 05/23/2011 03:10 am
Brian,

What is you do not change the name, just start the download?

Thanks,
Alexander

Brian Williams 05/23/2011 05:46 am
Hi Alexander,

I can't get that far. The save box won't accept a filetype of asterisk "*"

E.g. this morning I clicked on a link and MD wanted to save it as "11e9ee27bc88d05534bcb6a6b2cb0f603cd88356.*"

If I use tell Firefox to save it as a file, then I get a sensible filename.

Update: This seems to be an interaction with Linksafe.me and Firefox. When I use Internet Explorer, I get a proper filename which I can put into Mass downloader.

It looks like I have a workaround!

Thanks,

Brian
Alexander 05/23/2011 07:39 am
Brian,

Thank you for the update.
Could you please provide us with the problem link? We need it for tests.
You can send it to support@metaproducts.com with a short description of the problem.

Thank you!
Alexander
Bootchee 05/23/2011 01:14 pm
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I get that same scenario MORE THAN YOU WOULD BELIEVE.

I have tried MANY different workarounds but lately it seems NOTHING is gonna work.......

........UNLESS..............

I shutdown Mass Downloader (after unchecking both the MONITOR CLIPBOARD AND
MONITOR BROWSER CLICKS) and then retry the file.

Sure 'nuff, whamo, the file d'loads perfectly through Internet Explorer 9.

For some time I really thought it was IE8 so that's why I upgraded. Not the case though.

Yup, Alexander's reply will be very much usefull to me as well.

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Bootchee 05/23/2011 04:28 pm
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hmmmmm..................

well, it seems that filesonic don't like to allow too many threads from one user.

I changed this in Site Manager for filesonic.........

limit number of threads .................... 9

and I set Mass downloader to only TWO files started at a time.

it has at least allowed me to get filesonic on the go with two files at a time.

any other advice anyone has to offer here to share ideas would be GREAT !!!!!

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** I know Alexander is trying to work something out and I will appreciate his answer forthcoming.


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Alexander 05/24/2011 02:49 am
Bootchee,

Thank you for your message.
Yes, it seems Filesonic has the limit of simultaneous channels even for premium users. It would be interesting to make the same tests for Filesonic using IDM...

Best,
Alexander
Bootchee 06/07/2011 03:23 am
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ahhhhh, it took me enuff time to figure this one out....................

but I think this is the answer to the issue !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

usually,

a filesonic link looks like this..................

http://www.filesonic.com/file/1136457694/PCTV_TVCenter_6.4.1.858.part1.rar
http://www.filesonic.com/file/1136463064/PCTV_TVCenter_6.4.1.858.part2.rar
http://www.filesonic.com/file/1136462444/PCTV_TVCenter_6.4.1.858.part3.rar


BUT............

some links are not as complete as we NEED.


some links only refer us to the FOLDER where the file is located !!!!


for example the above links are SOMETIMES .................

http://www.filesonic.com/file/1136457694



WHICH AS I SAY DIRECTS US TO A FOLDER AT FILESONIC,

AND O-N-L-Y ONCE WE GET TO THAT FOLDER..................

ARE WE ALLOWED TO CHOOSE THE FILENAMES SO THAT MASS DOWNLOADER WILL GET THEM.


SO TO SUM UP ................


EACH TIME, PRIOR to clicking a Filesonic link, TAKE NOTE AS TO WHERE IT'S GOING TO SEND YOU !!!!

If the shortcut looks like...................

http://www.filesonic.com/file/1136457694/PCTV_TVCenter_6.4.1.858.part1.rar

MASS DOWNLOADER WILL WORK F-L-A-W-L-E-S-S-L-Y !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


If the shortcut looks like...................

http://www.filesonic.com/file/1136457694

MASS DOWNLOADER WILL INFORM YOU THAT IT IS GOING TO DOWNLOAD A FILE CALLED...............

1144348471.*


SO THERE WE HAVE IT KIDS,

FINALLY,

WE KNOW THE REST OF THE STORY.



Bootchee

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(Alexander my friend, please let me know you have read this)
(AND FOR YOUR INFO.........................

to CONFIRM this scenario, follow this link that I found while browsing...............

http://www.downeu.com/software/644536-leadertask-7351-multilanguage-portable.html

go to the bottom of the page and you will see a hot-link (a blue, clickable shortcut) like this.....

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Download links:

LeaderTask 7.3.5.1 Multilanguage

Download from FileSonic
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well, hover your cursor over the "Download from Filesonic" (blue hot link shortcut), you'll see that the
shortcut says it will take you to.................

http://www.filesonic.com/file/1144348471

NOT THAT THE SHORTCUT ONLY TAKES YOU TO A FOLDER, N-O-T A F-I-L-E !!!!!!!!


so IF YOU RIGHT CLICK ON THE SHORTCUT, THEN CLICK "SAVE AS", Mass Downloader will inform you
that the file it will save is called.....................

1144348471.*


BUT, if you SIMPLY DIRECT YOUR BROWSER TO.................

http://www.filesonic.com/file/1144348471


YOUR BROWSER will take you to Filesonic.com, AND FURTHERMORE..........

TELL YOU THAT THE FILE YOU ARE LOOKING FOR IS ..................

LeaderTask_7.3.5.1.rar

File size: 12.41 MB


SO THEN, if you are a premium member you can logon and IMMEDIATELY downlaod the file FULLSPEED.


OR, you can choose slow speed, wait a few seconds as the time counts down, then fill in the "captcha"
box, allowing you to get the file at a slower speed.



or........................


now that I've given you the idea, why not take the shortcut I've just give you...................

http://www.filesonic.com/file/1144348471

and change it to .......................


http://www.filesonic.com/file/1144348471/LeaderTask_7.3.5.1.rar


and IMMEDIATELY notice that Mass downloader offers to get the file for you PROPERLY.

ah so,


what a relief it is huh.



har har.



Bootchee.


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Alexander 06/08/2011 09:20 am
Bootchee,

Thank you very much for your message.
It is a whole investigation! :-)

Thank you, friend!

Sincerely,
Alexander