Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Resume an Interrupted Download



In this article I will tell you how to resume or continue an interrupted download.

      If the download link is static then we may not face the problem, but a dynamic download link having expiry time, this will cause a big problem specially while downloading huge files…, 

"I was facing such troubles while downloading movies from Youtube. But now this problem is been handled…!"

To know more about dynamic download link or auto expiry links, please refer the post here.

Before proceeding further, I believe you got to know about dynamic download links. Instead of using your web-browser for downloading purpose, it is always a best practice to have a download manager. Like a torrent client, have separate download software. In this case, I recommend Internet Download Manager (IDM) or Free Download Manager (FDM). IDM has got page crawlers, so if a media file exists on a webpage, then you may see a download button next to it…! So it makes very easy to download, but sometimes its bit annoying...!

The trick I’m sharing here is been successfully tested with IDM v6.25

A.    Normal Download:

                i.            Obtaining the URL of media File:
In-case of a video file its better to use http://catchvideo.net/ it’s completely free, no to run applets and the best  part is it gives you variety of formats to download..! The image linked here will tell you how to obtain the download URL manually.




     ii.          Feed the URL to IDM:
Open the IDM and click Add URL button, if you have copied the URL, then IDM will read data directly from the clipboard, click ok, within few seconds the new window will show the size of file, only then continue your download.

         B.     Continue the interrupted download:
 
I believe you have read about the dynamic download links, so I’ll straight away continue with the trick to resume.

i.                    Follow the step-i, in section A, to                                   obtain the new download link.

ii.                  Open IDM, go to properties section of interrupted download. Now replace the old URL in address space (highlighted in blue), with the new URL you just         obtained in step1. Now resume the download…!

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