Friday, 15 March 2013

Download manager for file and video sharing sites on GNOME 3.4.2, openSUSE 12.2

 In order to automate and queue downloads from file sharing sites like 4shared, filejungle, depositfiles, mediafire etc.. and video sharing sites like youtube, dailymotion, vimeo etc., we can use a Java based downloader called FreeRapid on GNOME 3.4.2, openSUSE 12.2.
 We need to Install Sun JRE(Java Runtime Environment) for GNOME 3.4.2, openSUSE 12.2 . You can refer to this page to install the same.
Step 2:-
 Download the latest "All platforms" version of FreeRapid from this page.
 Extract the downloaded file using your favourite archive manager or just right click on the zip file to open Nautilus context menu and use the menu / option "Extract Here" to extract the contents.
Extract Here Nautilus FreeRapid
 Open Alacarte (GNOME 3.X menu editor) and add the relevant menu item as shown below. Ensure that you are adding the full path to "" in "Command" textbox.
open alacarte through command launcher
Command Launch Alt+F2 Alacarte
Add FreeRapid to Activities menu using Alacarte
Alacarte FreeRapid
 After adding FreeRapid to Activities, we can locate it by launching Activities (Alt+F1 or Left Win key) and then typing in search query as "freerapid" in "Activities" window.
FreeRapid GNOME Shell Activities
Step 6:-
 If you open any youtube video or open a file sharing site and copy the url in your browser then it prompts you to download the relevant file or video as FreeRapid can monitor your clipboard. Clipboard monitoring can be toggled on and off using F7 key.
FreeRapid Monitor Clipboard F7 Toggle
FreeRapid downloading one of my youtube videos
FreeRapid downloading youtube videos

1 comment:

  1. Wished Gnome is having embedded download manager as Kget for KDE



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