DownZemAll! can now download playlists from Youtube and other video stream sites.
To do so, use the same Wizard as usual:
Click File > Download Streams…
The wizard will detect if the URL refers to a single video stream or a playlist.
The application shows the playlist and download options for each item, so that you can select which streams you want to download:
Click Start! when ready.
Downloading the playlist
Note: this is a preliminary wizard window. It might change in the near future.
When you click a magnet link, or download a .torrent file, you might want to open them with DownZemAll!.
To do so, setup the association of these types of file with DownZemAll!:
Windows, Linux, MacOs offer options to associate the file extension “.torrent” to DownZemAll!, so that DZA opens .torrent files.
Mozilla Firefox defines the default application to start or open a certain file extension or MIME type. Read instructions here: Change what Firefox does when you click on or download a file.
Always associate the extensions/MIME types to
downzemall.exe)… not to the
DownZemAll! is designed to be usable by everyone including drunk people and 10 years old little guys.
It’s therefore important to us that it is usable outside the English-speaking world.
Like many other open-source projects, we are crowd-sourcing the translation effort,
so if you want to help people in your community to be able to play with it in your language,
please consider joining the translation effort.
Look at the translation project page on Transifex.
A dozen of languages have been already inserted.
I read on a random blog that you can reach 83% of the world’s population by providing your app in English, Chinese (Simplified & Traditional), Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Korean, Arabic and German.
Dunno if it’s true. Anyway, it’s the beginning.
Want a new translation?
If you want a new language, just create an issue on Github.
Cool fact: Transifex gives a couple of widgets to observe the translation effort.
At the moment it’s a bit desperate because everything is at 0% of progress, but at least it won’t become worse.
List of supported languages and translation efforts:
Translations effort page
Version 2.0.0 is available
Some GUI changes, especially a Home button to simplify the download choice.
Indeed there are now 4 categories of downloadable things:
- Web Page Content: takes a webpage URL as input, and downloads its content: media, links…
- Single file / Batch of files: takes a file URL as input, or a Regular Expression representing web links, and downloads this list.
- Video/Audio Stream: takes an address of Youtube or similar site and transforms the video stream into a media file.
- Magnet Link, Torrent: downloads the content of a .torrent file.
Introducing Magnet Links and Torrents download
DownZemAll! version 2.0.0 is now able to download .torrent files.
Why a torrent manager?
After implementing a web page content crawler, then a kind of RegExp downloader for batch file downloading, and recently a video streaming downloader, why not adding a new feature in order to download peer-to-peer things like torrents?
So there is.
Indeed, good torrent downloaders have a problem: they are mostly shareware / closed-source software. History is full of solution providers that use their torrent application to mine bitcoins without user consent, polluting the UI with advertising banners, or simply collect the users data to resell it to marketing agencies, crackers and maybe policing government institutions.
In the FOS (free and open-source) world, there are not tons of choices. So DZA is a new way to enjoy torrents again. The technology behind the peer-to-peer concept is very exciting to explore, and open so many opportunities.
How it ‘s made
DownZemAll! uses the library libtorrent, a free and open-source library by Arvid Norberg to download magnet links and .torrent files.
Libtorrent has tons of features. Everything is however customizable in DZA from the Preferences dialog.
There are also 2 presets of settings for lazy people.
See pictures below to know how to use it:
(yes, this is the icon of transmission)
Torrent settings are customizable: