IDM vs FDM

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by Satoshi19, Mar 4, 2018.

  1. Satoshi19

    Satoshi19 MDL Member

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    What's best on SSD? IDM vs FDM vs Jdownloader? in performance, usage
     
  2. Ultimo10

    Ultimo10 MDL Junior Member

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    IDM is better, lighter and faster. It is better than others for downloading videos.
     
  3. Satoshi19

    Satoshi19 MDL Member

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    Oh, didn't knew, was using FDM
    thanks!
     
  4. Ultimo10

    Ultimo10 MDL Junior Member

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    If you want free options you can look at Eagleget or XDM. They are not as good as IDM but perform better than FDM.
     
  5. Satoshi19

    Satoshi19 MDL Member

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    what about flashget? also does IDM has better security compared to others (like port opening etc)?
     
  6. leojohnpc

    leojohnpc MDL Junior Member

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    For me, IDM is the best and easier to use download manager.
     
  7. yashkhan

    yashkhan MDL Senior Member

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    IDM is simply the best in its category.
     
  8. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Never had any issue with jDownloader
     
  9. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    JDownloader didn't reach the performance and speed of IDM.
     
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  10. GOD666

    GOD666 MDL Expert

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    ADM (Ant Download Manager) doesn't slow down boot-time which I found IDM did (most power tools such as Wise360 will tell you how much it slows it down). Uses fewer resources and was able to catch more than IDM. Finally, included a file converter for music and video files.

    I only wish they made a Linux version too
     
  11. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    Now we need a download manager, why?
     
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  12. GOD666

    GOD666 MDL Expert

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    For me, it is when I happen to try to download from less stable locations and the idea of trying to restart a download is not always foolproof via any web browser. Mostly if the place I am downloading from is slow and the ability to pull parts of it helps speed up the download.
     
  13. Because they are better at handling big files, gives almost 3x more speed,resume pause is good, ability to extract audio video from a site, and you dont have to start over if pc or app is shut down accidentally.
     
  14. yashkhan

    yashkhan MDL Senior Member

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    "Launch Internet Download Manager on startup" is not required for the functioning of IDM and can be disabled.
    I have also disabled "Run module for monitoring in IE-based browsers........." as not required for me.
    No system or boot slow down here.
     
  15. GOD666

    GOD666 MDL Expert

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    That was never the case with me. If I didn't have IDM start up sometimes the browser would not catch the download. Even if it did, once the program was running it had the habit of re-adding itself back to start up.
     
  16. yashkhan

    yashkhan MDL Senior Member

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    I use IDM with startup and run module options disabled for a long time and never had the mentioned issues.
     
  17. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    And what performance does one count, it downloads as fast as my line can take it, it sniffs links from most pages, what is definitely missing is referral
     
  18. idm will re add itself in start up if you disable idm in start up programs through task manager or ms config.
    to properly disable idm in start up, user needs to disable startup in idm settings.
    and i always keep idm disabled in start up, and never had any issue with catching downloads.
     
  19. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    As I tested the jD some time ago, the download speed on my Internet was just about 2/3 of what IDM is doing! And as I use up to 20GB/File, that speed matter a lot (for me)! Beside of that, I couldn't download from some sites in Germany, Suisse, Chin, and Russia what did not give me any problems with IDM!

    As for any software used, it's all about what the user needs and get! Or am I wrong?
     
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  20. rushdie

    rushdie MDL Novice

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    IDM is better than JDM or FlashGet or anything else imo. JDM needs a portion of resources and seems impractical for simple downloads. FlasshGet seems ancient for me. Ant Download Manager may have some benefits while downloading directly from filehosts but I find it not as comfortable as IDM.