FDM: Free download manager is another IDM for Freeware Lovers

Those who practice the “wild download” will certainly find this software open source, which manages to handle almost all types of downloads, from the simple file to be downloaded from a site using the HTTP or FTP protocol, to files that are downloaded via the protocol torrent. FDM is a great alternative to IDM and cheaper too but if you get IDM serial key free then no need to get FDM.

The installation does not offer third-party toolbars or software during the file copy process. The only peculiarity of the installer is that it proposes to link the program to the community of the parent site, so as to receive information and opinions from other users on the files that are being downloaded, even in real time. Before starting copying files, the installer will ask whether or not to enable the bittorrent file support, to use this very popular file sharing protocol.

The interface is quite neat, and has a whole series of buttons for managing downloads. To add a “simple” download simply click on the first button on the left (the one marked with the addition sign) and paste the Internet address of the file to be downloaded in the URL field. The other fields to be filled out are intuitive, such as the path in which to save the download and the Activities drop-down menu , which allows you to choose whether to open the file at the end of the download after saving it or starting it from a temporary folder. It is also possible, in the Start Download area , to intervene at the time of download start: automatically , manually (putting it in the queue), or scheduling the execution at a given time, setting the date and time.


Once you have pasted the download address into the appropriate field and configure the other optional settings, simply click on OK to start the download procedure. Unless otherwise specified, the program will start the download by segmenting it, or by establishing with the server as many connections as possible, to speed up the procedure.

Free download manager also supports downloads of FLV movies from video portals like YouTube (but does not guarantee that the download is welcome for the portal to which it is drawn). Once you have chosen the video to be downloaded, we will first click on the video tab, and then on the usual button with the addition sign. The program will recognize the video highlighting information such as title and author (when available), proposing them in a screen that precedes the actual launch of the download.

Interesting the possibility to convert “on the fly” the file that you are downloading. Checking the box automatically converts video … , and then the Customize button , we will indicate to the program which format to “render” the downloaded movie. AVI, FLV, WMV, Mpeg (1 and 2) Mp4 and MP3 formats are supported. Also you can even change the size of the video during the conversion.

Downloading torrent files is just as easy. After downloading the .torrent file that contains the data necessary to hook the download we will not have to do anything else but indicate it to Free download Manager, which will immediately start downloading the affected file. Really convenient and fast. At the bottom of the window we will be able to view information about the peers we are connected to, and the download and upload speeds.

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