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…!

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Telegram is unsharable in WhatsApp

When BJP government lead by Mr Narendra Modi came to power in India, the Prime minister Mr Narendra Modi told “Make in India”, with the aim of bringing the manufacturers to India; some SPAMMers took the advantages of this and began to SPAM “Made in India”.

  I can recall one such message that is popular in messengers related to Telegram (a popular messenger app), which was projected to be made in India.

Today 28-04-2016 when I using the app Telegram, its desktop comparability, cloud storage features impressed me and I taught of inviting my friends.
screenshot 1

  I wrote a small text message (you can see in the screen shorts) in WhatsApp, and sent it to a group. Later I taught of forwording the same message to other group, usually a long press on a message would allow to select it and would show a list of actions that could be performed on it (screenshort 1),
 but the options did not let me to forward or copy my message (screenshort 2). Yes my message seemed like a promotional message, I have seen many SPAM messages flowing in WhatsApp with no restriction, but this incident was quite shocking.
screenshot 2

 Then I taught of testing the same message in Telegram ,  but Telegram imposed no restrictions...!

Later I came to know that the presence of string telegram followed by DOT, followed by a TLD was the reason to restrict me in forwarding the message in WhatsApp. 

  Hurray Adding a string telegram.org in your WhatsApp message will make that message impossible to share  and copying.!!!

Can we call it a discrimination...??

* telegram.[TLD] will make the message un-sharable in WhatsApp
* TLD = Top Level Domain e.g. com, co, org...