Accelerate downloads by up to 5 times, schedule downloads, recover and resume broken downloads. The program features an adaptive download accelerator, dynamic file segmentation, high speed settings technology, and multipart downloading technology to accelerate the download process. It reuses available connections without additional connect and login stages to improve download performance. Comprehensive error recovery and resume capability will restart broken or interrupted downloads due to lost connections, network problems, computer shutdowns, or unexpected power outages. Internet Download Manager can connect to the Internet at a set time, download the files you want, then disconnect or even shut down your computer when its done.
Internet Download Manager supports firewalls, proxy and mirror servers, FTP, HTTP, HTTPS protocols, redirects, cookies, download queues, directories with authorization, MP3 audio and MPEG video content processing, and a large number of different server platforms. IDM integrates seamlessly into all browsers automatically (IE, FireFox, Opera etc). It can be also integrated into any other Internet applications that use FTP, or HTTP protocols.
The new version adds video grabber that can be used to download FLV videos from YouTube, GoogleVideo, MySpaceTV etc, it also has Download Panel for IE and FireFox that appears on top of a web-player when IDM detects multimedia request, MMS protocol support, speed limiter for comfort browsing and the site grabber feature. Grabber lets you download, for example all audio files from a web site and subsets of web sites, or complete websites for offline browsing. It adds the complete compatibility with Windows Vista, the unique integration into all latest browsers, enhanced virus protection. Completely changed IDM scheduler. Added periodic synchronization of files and the possibility to create new queues for downloading or synchronization. Added new features on starting and stopping queue processing.
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