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FDM 5.0 Alfa

Dear Users!

Having diligently worked on creating a new FDM 5.0 alpha version for the last months, our team is now delighted to present our latest build which brings a completely new, simplified and more user-friendly interface design.

What’s more, we have already provided some advanced features, such as a drag-and-drop option for all links to download videos from YouTube. From now on, you are able to add them to the client without installing any browser plugins.

We continue improving the functionality of our Free Download Manager, as well as enriching the program with new features. That is why your feedback and comments are very welcome.

Please download it from our Forum.

Build 3003(2014-08-08)
[+] An ability to sort out downloads in all categories
[*] Change priority for torrent downloads bug fixed
[*] Some minor interface improvements
[*] Some outline bug fixes

Build 2992 (2014-08-06)
[*] Incorrect behavior of the ”Show in folder” button fixed
[*] Some minor layout improvements
[*] Bug by downloading torrent files with a lot of content fixed
[*] Activation/deactivation of the ”Start download” and ”Pause” options fixed
[-] ”The speed limit” option for the separate downloads temporarily removed (under development)

Build 2980 (2014-08-06)
[*] Some further Youtube download improvements
[*] Many bug fixes in the speed limit settings
[*] Usability improvements
[*] Minor layout improvements

Build 2947 (2014-08-01)
[*] New download list view
[+] Bottom panel shows file thumbnail
[+] BitTorrent checking progress
[+] Status bar added to show total download/upload speed and choose speed limits
[*] Speed limit settings are extended & bug fixed
[*] YouTube download improvements
[*] New batch operations (Pause/Continue/Move to..) on the toolbar
[*] Browser extension changes
[*] Minor UI changes
[*] Overall & stability improvements

Build 2733 (2014-07-10)
+ Web installer
+ Speed modes switch and settings (Settings > Network > Overall speed modes)
+ Downloads list: Ctrl+V opens Add Download dialog with the URL from clipboard
+ Option to enable Peer Exchange (previously it was always enabled)
– Some installers were launched with minimized UAC request
– File tree: could not expand some tree elements
* Display “index.html” as a file name when the latter is unknown
* Close menus when the window is losing focus
* Video thumnails generation performance & bug fixes
* Minor UI changes
* Overall & stability improvements

Build 2627 (2014-06-27)
[+] Thumbnails for video files
[+] Limit number of sections for video downloads
[-] Torrent tracker list: some statuses were not displayed
[*] Increased UI performance
[*] Stability improvements

Build 2601 (2014-06-25)
[-] Last folder was not selected when adding download
[-] Video downloading bug
[*] Improved UI performance (we keep working on it)
[*] libtorrent updated to 1.0 RC3
[*] Stability improvements
[*] Minor UI fixes

Build 2571 (2014-06-20)
[*] Minor UI changes (Chrome-like main menu).

Build 2559 (2014-06-20)
Brand new alpha release.

FDM ver. 3.9.2

3.9.2 build 1303. (Mar 27, 2013)
Changes:
[-] Bug restoring FDM’s window position on system with several monitors.
[-] FDM could not catch browser downloads while running under admin account.

3.9.2 build 1301. (Mar 11, 2013)
Changes:
[-] Bug removing FDM plug-in from Google Chrome, Opera and Safari browsers.
[-] FDM could crash in some rare cases.

3.9.2 build 1294 (Feb 1, 2013)
New features:
[+] RTSP/MMS downloads.
[+] FDM saves list of downloads and other service data only when it’s required.
[+] Auto update system for Firefox extension.
[*] Support of “Decrease traffic usage on browser activity” option for Firefox browser.
[-] Compatibility issue with Internet Explorer 10.
[-] Bug fixes.

3.9.2 build 1293. (Jan 30, 2013)
Changes:
[-] Bugs in HTML Spider.
[-] Browser could be crashed by flash video monitoring module.
[-] Freezes in Firefox browser in some cases.
3.9.2 build 1289. (Jan 16, 2012)
Changes:
[-] Flash video monitoring module could crash Google Chrome browser.

3.9.2 build 1288. (Jan 15, 2012)
Changes:
[*] Improved crash reporting mechanism.
[-] FDM was failing to create more than 4 connections in some cases.
[-] Flash video monitoring module crashed Google Chrome browser.
[-] FDM extension for Firefox could crash the browser sometimes.
[-] General bug fixes.

3.9.2 build 1281. (Dec 26, 2012)
[+] RTSP/MMS downloads.
[+] FDM saves list of downloads and other service data only when it’s required.
[+] Auto update system for Firefox extension.
[*] Support of “Decrease traffic usage on browser activity” option for Firefox browser.
[-] Compatibility issue with Internet Explorer 10.
[-] Bug fixes.

FDM 3.9 RC change log

3.9.1 BETA build 1268. (Sep 3, 2012)
Changes:
[*] Firefox max version set to 20 (just for testing purposes).
[-] Problems integrating portable version into Internet Explorer under Windows 7.

Known bugs (will be fixed in the next update):
– FDM does not process macros when changing destination folder after group change.

3.9.1 BETA build 1264. (Jul 19, 2012)
Changes:
[-] FDM could not start in some cases.

3.9.1 BETA build 1263. (Jul 17, 2012)
Changes:
[-] Bug in Bittorrent downloads properties window.
[-] Bug in Firefox extension.

3.9.1 BETA build 1261. (Jun 22, 2012)
Changes:
[-] Bug in saving list of deleted downloads.
[-] Firefox crashed when entering URL to a file in the address bar.

3.9.1 BETA build 1256. (Jun 4, 2012)
Changes:
[*] Support of “Decrease traffic usage on browser activity” option for Firefox browser.
[-] Bug in saving the list of downloads.

3.9.1 BETA build 1252. (May 4, 2012)
Changes:
[+] FDM saves list of downloads and other service data only when it’s required.
[-] List of downloads could not be saved in some cases (bug of 1250th build).

3.9.1 BETA build 1250. (May 2, 2012)
Changes:
[+] RTSP/MMS downloads
[-] A pack of general bug fixes.

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Happy New Year with the new FDM

Dear FDM Users!

We are proud to announce that FDM 3.8 has been recently released, featuring numerous tweaks and innovations, such as improved Flash video monitoring in popular web browsers and ability to download video files from even more websites than in the past. We hope that you will like this new version. Please, feel free to visit our download page to get FDM 3.8.

Current stable version: FDM ver. 3.8 build 1173

New features:
– Ability to download flash videos from even more web sites than before (FDM’s plug-in now supports the following web browsers: IE 6 – IE 9, Firefox 3.5 – Firefox 9);
– Flash video monitoring in Google Chrome;
– User interface improvements;
– Updated torrents core library;
– Ability to import downloads from uTorrent and Orbit clients;
– Better allocation of traffic between active downloads.

Meet the new FDM 3.8 RC!

3.8 RC4 build 1172. (Dec 16, 2011)
Changes:
[*] Windows 2000 is not supported.
[-] Problem downloading videos from youtube.
[-] General bug fixes.

3.8 RC3 build 1170. (Dec 6, 2011)
Changes:
[-] General bug fixes.

3.8 RC3 build 1165. (Nov 28, 2011)
Changes:
[+] Ability to specify network speed in bits per second (bps).
[*] Corrected bandwidth allocation algorithm.
[-] General bug fixes.

3.8 RC2 build 1160. (Nov 9, 2011)
Changes:
[-] Torrents may not seed.
[-] FDM could crash at shutdown.
[-] General bug fixes.
3.8 BETA 5 build 1142. (Oct 28, 2011)
Changes:
[*] Options | Downloads | Network settings were changed. Now traffic limits are specified in percentages of connection speed.
[*] Better allocation of traffic between active downloads.
[-] List of downloads could be lost when Windows shutting down.
[-] General bug fixes.

P.S. We apologize for this one yet beta stage and ask our user to be a bit more patient and wait until we will be able to release the final version. We plan to release it in December.

3.8 RC1 build 1106. (Aug 24, 2011)
Changes:
[-] Several bug fixes.

3.8 RC1 build 1101. (Aug 21, 2011)
Changes:
[-] Several bug fixes.

3.8 RC1 build 1096. (Aug 20, 2011)
Changes:
[*] Behavior of “Not completed + Recent” downloads filter was corrected.
[-] In some cases files could be damaged while downloading.
[-] Downloads could remain in the list after deletion.
[-] Other bug fixes.

3.8 BETA 4 build 1090. (Aug 15, 2011)
Changes:
[-] Bug fixes.

3.8 BETA 4 build 1086. (Aug 05, 2011)
Changes:
[*] Decreased memory usage by FLV monitoring module.
[-] Mirror URLs search fixed.
[-] Several bugs when using Bittorrent downloads.
[-] General bug fixes.

3.8 BETA 3 build 1067. (July 22, 2011)
Changes:
[-] Crash when deleting flash video download.
[-] Minor interface bug.

3.8 BETA 3 build 1065. (July 20, 2011)
Changes:
[+] Flash video monitoring for Google Chrome.
[*] Improved behavior of FDM’s passwords manager.
[-] General bug fixes.

3.8 BETA 3 build 1058. (July 13, 2011)
Changes:
[+] Firefox 6, Firefox 7, Firefox 8 support.
[-] Bug in positioning Download with FDM button in some cases in IE8 and IE9 browsers.
[-] FDM could crashed sometimes when using Site Explorer.
[-] General bug fixes.

3.8 BETA 2 build 1053. (July 8, 2011)
Changes:
[*] Windows 2000 support.
[-] FDM did not send login information to FileSonic servers sometimes.

3.8 BETA 2 build 1051. (July 5, 2011)
Changes:
[-] A few bugs when creating a new torrent.
[-] Possible crash when adding a new download.
[-] UI bug in download’s details window.
[-] General bug fixes.

3.8 BETA 2 build 1046. (July 2, 2011)
Changes:
[+] FileSonic support (for Internet Explorer and Firefox browsers).
[-] Crash when creating a new torrent.

3.8 BETA 1 build 1041. (June 24, 2011)
Changes:
[+] Per tracker logging.
[-] Bug when running (downloading or seeding) many torrents at the same time.
[-] Bittorrent | General tab could show invalid information about a tracker.

3.8 BETA 1 build 1039. (June 23, 2011)
Changes:
[+] Firefox 5 support.
[+] Import uTorrent and Orbit Downloader downloads.
[+] “%userprofile%” macros.
[+] Minor interface changes.
[*] Updated Bittorrent downloader module.
[-] “Shutdown computer when done” did not work if computer locked.
[-] General bug fixes.

Please download it from our Forum: http://freedownloadmanager.org/board/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=15602

FDM 3.7 RC is here!

3.7 RC1 build 956. (June 7, 2011)
Changes:
[*] Improved integration with Internet Explorer.
[*] Greatly improved monitoring for flash videos.
[-] General bug fixes.

You can download it from our Forum: http://freedownloadmanager.org/board/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=15590