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FDM 5.0 alpha, Build 3763

Dear Users,

Having diligently worked on creating a new FDM 5.0 alpha version for the last couple of months, our team is now delighted to present our latest build which brings a lot of UI and stability improvements, as well as a new feature that’s been frequently asked for: the ability to tag downloads.

We have updated the Youtube downloader to keep up with the always-changing Youtube, and we’ve improved the browser integration. You can read more about the changes in this build down below, and there are still some known issues that we are already working on:

[*]Selection checkboxes in the downloads list can work incorrectly in some cases
[*]In some cases non-typical consumption of CPU and memory may be observed
[*]Import of a long downloads list from FDM3 may take a long time

We continue to improve the functionality of our Free Download Manager and enrich the program with new features. That is why your feedback and comments are very welcome.

Please download it from our Forum.

Build 3763 (2014-12-25)
Improvements
[*]Support for tagging downloads has been added
[*]Browser integration has been improved
[*]Downloading from Youtube has been improved
[*]Brand new UI for the Settings dialog. Search for settings has been added.
[*]Memory consumption and stability improvements.
[*]Implemented a simplified UI for configuring traffic restrictions
[*]Suspended support of Opera 12 & Safari 5 browsers
[*]Improved keyboard shortuts processing
[*]Improvements on the functionality of the bottom panel

Known issues

[*]Selection checkboxes in the downloads list can work incorrectly in some cases
[*]In some cases non-typical consumption of CPU and memory may be observed
[*]Import of a long downloads list from FDM3 may take a long time

Never forget to BACKUP your old FDM 3.x *.sav service files BEFORE installing and testing new FDM 5 alpha.

When installing new Alpha build, you will be asked to uninstall the previously installation of FDM 3. Please note that FDM3 uninstaller will ask you whether you want to remove your downloads list/settings/etc. Answer NO to keep the ability to move back to FDM3!

FDM ver. 3.9.3 build 1360

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3.9.3 build 1360. (Oct 25, 2013)
Changes:
[+] Firefox 25-26 support.
[-] Problem with the detection of a new version.

3.9.3 build 1359. (Oct 4, 2013)
Changes:
[*] Improved support of Internet Explorer 11 browser.
[*] Some minor improvements.

3.9.3 build 1358. (Sep 23, 2013)
Changes:
[+] Magnet links support.
[*] Minor improvements in torrents downloading.
[*] Minor interface improvements.
[-] General bug fixes.

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.