Showing posts with label download. Show all posts
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Saturday, February 25, 2006

Top 30 Firefox Add-ons For Downloading Images, Videos & Files

Every day we all run across content we would like to save a copy of. Sometimes, it’s even legal to do so. This toolbox gives you Firefox add-ons to save just about anything from a webpage you could ever want. Obviously you shouldn’t install these all at once.

File & Page Saving

Backgroundimage Saver – Helps you save the background image of a page even when hidden behind a transparent GIF.

BatchDownload – Assists you in downloading multiple image links at once.

Bazzacuda Image Saver – Will cycle through your open tabs, if any tab has an image and nothing else, the image will be saved and you can have the tab close automatically.

Downloads in Tab – Moves the download manager to a tab.

Download Manager Tweaker – Open the standard download manager as a separate window, a new tab, or the sidebar.

Download Statusbar – Rid yourself of the pop-up download window and manage everything from your status bar.

Download Sort – Automatically save downloads to different directories when using “Save Link As” or “Save Image As”.

DownThemAll! – Download one link or multiples, has a built-in accelerator.

Facebook Photo Album Downloader – Download complete Facebook photo albums.

FlashGot – Download one link, selected link, or all the links on a page.

Image Download – Download all the pictures and filter by width, height, type, create sub folders and more.

Image Toolbar – Provides one click to image actions such as downloading.

Launchy – Enables you to open links and mailtos with the external applications of your choice.

OpenDownload – Adds functions similar to IE’s ‘Open’ and ‘Run’.

PDF Download – Checks every link to see if it is a PDF, if it is, it gives you the option to open it inside or out Firefox, download it to a folder or view it as HTML.

Pterodactl – Saves the largest image on the page, in all tabs, and renames files to keep from having conflicts.

Save As Image – Saves the currently displayed tab as an image creating an instant screenshot.

SafeDownload – Automatically scan downloaded files for viruses.

Save Complete – Aids you in saving complete webpages.

Save Image In Folder – Save images to special folders on your hard drive.

Save Images – Saves images from the current tab’s cache to a specified location.

Save Link In Folder – Save links to special folders on your hard drive.

Screengrab! – Saves the entire web page as an image.

Sourceforge Direct Download – If you frequently download from Sourceforge, this will help you skip the mirror selection step.

ScrapBook – Helps you save portions or entire webpages and then organize them.

TiX Now! – Improves downloading speed from Rapidshare and MegaUpload amongst others.

Video Downloading

Amazing Media Browser – Scans a page for embedded media and helps you download the source files.

Download Embedded – Provides the ability to download several forms of media.

Download Helper – Will extract content from many different sites.

Fast Video Downloader – Can save videos from around 60 video sites.

GetVideo – Provides access to the direct path to get the video.

Google Video Downloader – Adds a button to the status bar to save videos from Google Video.

Media Pirate – The Video Downloader – Gives you the ability to save videos from approximately a dozen sites.

PimpFish Basic Toolbar – Capture video files from numerous sites.

UnPlug – Scans a web page for media players and tells you where the media files are stored so you can download them.

Video Download – Adds a simple right click command to download videos from numerous sites. (via)

Friday, February 10, 2006

Top 30 Peer to Peer Services

Skype’s downtime this week has everyone speaking about P2P again. Here’s our take on more than 30 of the leading peer to peer services.

Software

AllPeers – A Firefox extension that works on a P2P principle to distribute files amongst co-workers, family, and friends.

Ares P2P – Peer-to-peer file sharing with built in audio and video players, chat rooms and more.

BitTorrent – The software that started the torrent craze and sets the standard.

Collanos – A P2P system for collaborative teams to work on projects and transmit their work amongst their work group.

Freenet Project – A decentralized peer-to-peer project with the hopes of keeping freedom of speech alive on the Internet with no fear of censorship.

GNUnet – A secure peer-to-peer system for file sharing.

WiredReach – A peer-to-peer system for businesses to help with the movement of confidential files from one co-worker’s desktop to another.

Television Broadcasting

Babelgum – Numerous themed channels such as music, trends, and anime.

CoolStreaming – International news, games, MTV shows and more.

Cybersky CTV – Sharing streaming television from all over the world, no matter what its original means of delivery.

Jaman – Brings independent and world movies to your computer. Sign up and get three free movies to try them out.

Joost РFrom Comedy Central shows to Godzilla movies, offers a wider variety of choices. Created by Niklas Zennstr̦m and Janus Friis, the founders of Skype and Kazaa.

LiveStation – As the name implies, LiveStation focuses on bringing you TV as it happens.

MediaBlog – Allowing anyone to run a video or audio channel from their home computer utilizing P2P infrastructure.

Miro – Offers HD choices, download YouTube videos; an open source solution you can help with.

Open Media Network – Focusing on educational audio and video programming.

Reel-Joe – An upcoming video-on-demand service.

Reeltime – An online movie and TV video subscription service that delivers content via peer-to-peer.

Tribler – Part P2P network, part social networking: the program will exchange selected personal info with others you connect to.

Vuze – Formerly just the bittorrent client named Azureus, they now also sell and distribute legal content.

Zattoo – Broadcasting TV around the world with a focus on Europe.

Peercasting

FreeCast – Lets you broadcast an audio stream with as low as a DSL connection.

Octoshape – Allows anyone to get started in peer to peer multicasting.

PeerCast – Enjoy existing audio and video streams or start your own.

RawFlow – For everyone from an individual to corporations, RawFlow can help you get started with your peer-to-peer stream.

TVU Networks – Broadcasting TV from around the world and providing everyone the same opportunity.

Communication

Avaya – A former big-wig in the PBX phone industry, with the advent of P2P phone technology, they decided to embrace the technology.

BlueNote Networks – Enables a company to build their own Skype-like system to connect tele-workers, remote offices, suppliers and more.

CSpace – Text chat, file transfer, remote desktop, all based on peer-to-peer technology.

Global Village – A product of Zoom Technologies which was a well-known modem maker in the dial-up age.

Iwatsu – A corporate phone provider that handles many different protocols including SIP.

Popular Telephony – An Internet telephony solution for businesses based on P2P technology.

SIPphone – Uses the Session Initiation Protocol to make free SIP-to-SIP calls. (via)

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Top 50 Tools For Torrenting

When they think of torrents, most people think only of illegal downloads. But the same file sharing technology can be used for legal distribution of all kinds of content. Today, for instance, the record label Labrador Records is asking fans to share its free summer sample on The Pirate Bay to ease the load on its servers.

To show that torrenting isn’t all bad, we’ve rounded up 50+ tools to help you get started on the torrent path, all with totally legal uses.

Distribution Sites Of Legal Content

BitTorrent – From the makers of the original software, they now offer a mixture of free and pay-for content.

bt.etree.org – Band videos of “trade friendly” musicians.

BTSharp – Integrates with .NET apps and helps you distribute with private trackers.

Ibiblo.org – Torrent distribution site of ibiblo content.

Legaltorrents.com – A completely legal torrent site and a great place to experiment and get a feeling for how it works.

LegitTorrents.info – Includes free videos, games and Linux distributions.

LinuxTracker.org – A centralized location for Linux related software, all delivered by torrent.

PublicDomainTorrents.com – Hundreds of torrent media files that reside in the public domain such as movies, TV shows, serials and more. (WARNING:Occasional rotating questionable ad)

Revision3.com – Mixture of torrent-delivered media and direct downloads of vidcasts.

Star Trek:New Voyages – Fan-produced Star Trek episodes, some with original cast members, all distributed with torrents.

SXSW – Free torrents from the organizers of the SXSW music festival.

tlm-project.org – The Linux Mirror Project, helping spread the alternative operating system.

Vuze.com – From the makers of the Azureus client, hosts a mixture of free and pay-for content, all delivered via torrents.

Information Sites

Brian’s BitTorrent FAQ – Large FAQ that answers some of the most basic questions about starting with torrents.

Magoo’s Guide To BitTorrent – An in-depth instruction from beginning to advanced torrent use.

Slyck.com – News from around the torrent community.

TorrentFreak.com – Up-to-date news on the torrent community of both the legal and illegal variety. Occasionally offers legal downloads. They also have a good tutorial on how to start a torrent of your own using some of the most popular clients.

Video Tutorial – A nearly 14 minute video demo of how to get started with torrent clients and downloading from sclipo.com.

Vlad44.com FAQ – Covers some very in-depth questions about torrents such as how to make your own and to configure your web server to host the files.

Wikipedia entry on BitTorrent – Explains how the technology works, some of the history, legal issues, and more.

Torrent Clients

ABC Client – Runs on Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP and Linux.

Acquisition – A torrent client exclusively for Macs.

Arctic Torrent – Runs on Windows 2000/XP/XP 64/2003/2003 64.

Azureus – Runs on all operating systems and supports numerous languages.

BitComet – Runs on Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista, some support for Windows 98.

BitLord – Works with Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/2003.

BitPump – Runs on all versions of Windows.

BitSpirit – Compatible with Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003.

BitTornado – Windows (doesn’t list which versions), Linux, OS X, BSD.

BitTorrent – The original one developed by Bram Cohen. Works with OS X, Linux, and Windows. Is sometimes referred to as “Mainline” to denote its status as the original.

BitTyrant – Works with Linux, OS X, and Windows.

Bits On Wheels – Exclusively for Macs, features 3D images of your peer swarm.

Burst! – Compatible back to Windows 98.

Deluge – A Linux client

Enhanced cTorrent – For Linux.

FlashGet – Windows-only client program.

FoxTorrent – Torrent client that integrates with the Firefox browser.

Gnome BitTorrent – Another Linux only torrent client.

Halite – Windows NT, 2000, XP

KTorrent – For Linux and OS X.

Opera – Web browsing suite with a built-in torrent client.

qBittorent – For Linux and OS X.

QTorrent – A bittorrent client for Linux.

rTorrent – For Linux and OS X.

sharktorrent – For Linux, OS X, Windows.

Tomato Torrent – Only for the OS X operating system.

Torrent Swapper – For Linux, OS X and Windows – all flavors.

TorrentVolve – For Linux, OS X and Windows (versions not listed).

Transmission – Available for Linux and OS X.

Turbo Torrent – Windows only.

μTorrent – Windows only.

WizBit – For S60 smartphones.

Wikipedia Client Comparison – Lists the features of all the clients so you can choose which one best suits your needs. (via)