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  • 3.0 stars

    "It can but can't"

    October 21, 2012  |   By DaDreamWizard

    Pros

    1 click downloader that works with hosting sites most of the time, at least until the site changes.

    Cons

    Many. Besides being java based there is a problem with the UI. The graphics & how used definitely does not work with all video drivers. They realize this problem over 4 years (or more) and said they were going to fix. At the time (and still) they offer an alternative executable to replace Jdownloader.exe. It's titled JdownloaderD3D.exe. You can delete the original Jdownloader.exe.

    The problem with the original exe is that it just freezes your system depending on your graphics card and drivers. Substituting exe's fixes the problem, it does... Until program updates get streamed to you. While updating it adds the original exe and runs it causing systems to freeze again.

    A freeze is as bad, if not worse then not letting a windows machine shut down. It's like pulling the plug, period.

    Summary

    In case nobody notices, their actual executable is the same as it was ages ago, the version is truly the same. It's old and seriously flawed, they know it, created an extra exe as a fix which get's defeated the MOMENT the program updates itself.

    Their updating idea is superb. Their initial programming sucks because of it's not being compatible with some of the most common graphic subsystems. Is it the use of java? My system is java perfect. (Liking java is another issue.)

    like many of you I build my system from the ground up. I do a lot with a pc, but I also game hard as do many of you. So to say that many have systems similar to mine will have problems with Jdownloader.

    Hey, they built the alternative exe, so nothing I said here is an opinion or construed by me. Maybe their programmer died. A damn shame cause they have the right idea like no other I have seen.
    ---- YET

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  • Reply by appwork on December 18, 2012

    The issue you're having is only affecting some ATI graphic cards.
    It has been fixed, and you will no longer need the additional exe in JDownloader2 :)

    Go ahead and try it. Should work like a charm.
    If it doesn't please fell free to contact us and we'll do a teamviewer session to find out what's wrong.
    Have fun with our program!

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