Joined: 06 Oct 2007
Location: Channahon, IL, USA
|Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 5:45 pm Post subject: How to download multiple shows
|If you would like to download more than one show at a time, try using the free Firefox web browser at http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/ with the "Down them all" Firefox plug-in which can be found at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/201
Install Firefox ***FIRST*** and then use the Firefox web browser to go to the plug-in site. Just click on the link and it will be installed into the browser for you.
Go to our website and to the page of shows you want and right-click on any blank area of the page, not a link or picture. A menu will pop up. Click on "DownThemAll!....".
Click on the "Preferences" link in the very bottom right-hand corner.
Click on the "Network" button at the top. Set "Max concurrent downloads" and "Downloads per server" to 1 by moving the sliders all the way to the left. Click "OK".
The preferences box will close. Click on the "preferences" link again.
Click on the "Advanced" tab. Then click on the "Advanced Download Control" tab. Set "Max number of segments per download" to one, by moving the slider all the way to the left.
If you set these number too high it strains our bandwidth. If a lot of people did it all at the same time it might slow the downloads of other users on the system.
You only have to set up the preferences the first time. The program will remember your settings.
Click the small yellow folder, to the right of the "Save files in:" box. Pick a folder on your computer to save the shows in.
Under the filters section, make sure only the "Audio" check box is checked. If you're in a picture folder and want the pictures, you would only click the "Pictures" check box. If you wanted audio and picture files at the same time you would check both boxes.
If you want to:
You may click on a download to highlight it and use the buttons at the top to resume, pause, cancel or move the downloads up or down. You may also highlight and use your delete key to remove the downloads from the program's window. The download screen works just like Windows File Explorer. You can use Alt-a to select all files or hold the Ctrl or Shift key while you're clicking to select a specific amount of files.
If you get messed up and want to clear the "DownThemAll" window and start over. Just right-click in the "DownThemAll" window and click on "Select All (or use the Alt-a keys on your keyboard). Click the "Pause" button at the top. Then hit the delete key on your keyboard to clear the window. This will NOT delete the files you have already downloaded. It will just clear the window.
Here is a link to the "DownThemAll" online manual if you should need it.
We don't have a set download limit we enforce on our club members. However, if you use a download manager that opens many connections at the same time, our web hosting provider may think it's a ddos attack and ban your ip address temporarily.
If you use the "downthemall" firefox extension and set it to only download one or two files simultaneously, you should be OK. Don't use the type of download manager that breaks the files into chunks and makes a bunch of separate connections.
You can download all the shows you want, just please remember to not try to download many shows at the same time. One or two files at a time will get the whole folder of shows for you, but in a way that will not over tax the server.
If you do get a temporary ban of your ip address, I can't remove it. This is a rule from my hosting provider, not my rule.
Sorry for any inconvience this may cause,
Enjoy the shows!
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