XDM is a Download Manager for Linux that ramps up Your Speed to 500%

Xtreme Download Manager (xdman) is a powerful download manager for Linux, which is developed in Java programing language. It can increase download speeds up to 500% and is an alternative for the windows IDM (Internet...

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Xtreme Download Manager (xdman) is a powerful download manager for Linux, which is developed in Java programing language.

It can increase download speeds up to 500% and is an alternative for the windows IDM (Internet Download Manager). It can be integrated with any internet browser such as Firefox, Chrome, Opera and many more and supports pause and resume functionalities while downloading files.

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XDMAN has the following features:

  1. It is highly portable therefore runs on any O.S with Java SE 6, no need for installation.
  2. It downloads files at maximum possible speed.
  3. It has a sophisticated dynamic file segmentation algorithm,data compression & connection reuse.
  4. It can download FLV, MP4, HTML5 videos from YouTube, MySpaceTV, Google Video or videos from many other sites.
  5. It can capture download from any browser (Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari or any other program trying to download a file from Internet).
  6. It supports HTTP, HTTPS, FTP protocols with authentication, proxy servers, cookies, redirection etc.
  7. It can aslo resumes broken/dead downloads caused by connection problem, power failure or session expiration.
  8. It has a built in YouTube downloader, HTTP Traffic monitor and batch downloader.
  9. It can also be configured to perform automatic antivirus checking, system shutdown on download completion.

To use XDMAN, you need to have Java installed on your Linux system. You can check if Java is installed or not by typing java -version in command line.

$ java -version
java version "1.8.0_45"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_45-b14)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.45-b02, mixed mode)

If incase, Java not installed, you can install it using your default system package manager yum or apt.

Install Xtreme Download Manager in Linux


To install most recent stable version of Xtreme Download Manager (XDM) in Linux distributions such as Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint, Fedora, etc. First you need to download a zipped file using wget utility and install it by running the following commands.

On 32-bit Systems

$ wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/xdman/files/xdm-jre-32bit.tar.xz
$ tar -xvf xdm-jre-32bit.tar.xz
$ cd xdm
$ ls -l $ ./xdm

On 64-bit Systems

$ wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/xdman/files/xdm-jre-64bit.tar.xz
$ tar -xvf xdm-jre-64bit.tar.xz
$ cd xdm
$ ls -l
$ ./xdm

Note: Alternatively, you can double click on xdm file to launch it and create application shortcut from XDM Menu -> File -> Create application shortcut on Desktop as shown below.

Create Xtreme Download Manager Desktop Shortcut

Create Xtreme Download Manager Desktop Shortcut

Add Xtreme Download Manager Desktop Shortcut

Add Xtreme Download Manager Desktop Shortcut

Xtreme Download Manager Browser Integration

Next step is to set up xdman integration with your web browser. Just follow the on-screen instruction to integrate Xdman with your web browser as shown..

Xtreme Download Manager Browser Integration

Xtreme Download Manager Browser Integration

How to Use Xtreme Download Manager

To download a file, go to File -> Add URL and add the url or link into the address input bar.

You can specify the the file name to be stored after download is finished in the File input bar as shown in the screen shot below.

Download Files Using Xtreme Download Manager

Download Files Using Xtreme Download Manager

File Download Status

File Download Status

You can also download YouTube videos by going to File -> Youtube Download and enter the URL of Youtube Video and select the video format as shown:

Youtube Video Download Manager

Xdman: Download YouTube Videos

Youtube Video Formats

Select Youtube Video Format

Summary

XDMAN is easy to use and with similar functionalities to the Windows IDM, therefore users who are new to it may not find a lot of difficulties while using it. The latest version has a nice and simple interface to adapt to. If you get any errors or issues while installing it, please post a comment.

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