download manager : Java Glossary
- download manager
A class of browser add-ons that help you download files. Some of the things they might do include:
- Let you enqueue files for later downloading.
- Let you play audio or video as they download.
- Automatically restart failed downloads from where they left off.
- Employ some tricks to accelerate the download.
- Let you limit the CPU (Central Processing Unit) resources used by the download.
- Keep track of what you have downloaded, what it was, where it came from, when you got it.
- Unzip the downloaded files.
- Check the MD5 (Message Digest algorithm 5) digests to make sure the file were downloaded withdout errors.
- Ensure you do/do not overwrite a previous download of the same name.
- Logon as needed to pick up the various files.
- Handle a variety of download protocols such as BitTorrent and FTP (File Transfer Protocol).
Free download does not mean the program is free. It just means you get a free trial.
The Sun download Manager is defunct.