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Xtreme Download Manager (XDM)

Xtreme download manager

Xtreme Download Manager is a free and open-source download manager. XDM is cross-platform and is available for Linux, Windows, and Mac. The new version has just been released with amazing changes to it. Specially XDM look has completely changed. I bet you’ll be amazed by watching the development of the team. Let’s see what’s new in this release!

XDM (Xtreme Download Manager)

XDM has been the choice of many Linux users, most Linux users turned from Windows. XDM is the download manager that used to look like IDM (Internet Download Manager). But unlike IDM, XDM is a free and open source. XDM is written and maintained by Subhra Das Gupta, Software developer at TechMahindra, India. There are so many in Download managers for Linux but as always XDM is better than others. Let’s see what’s new in the latest version and how the team has completely changed the look of the app.

XDM previous Version Interface XDMan old version YouTube video downloader XDMan old version YouTube video downloader XDM 2015 user interface XDMan 2015 YouTube video downloader for linux XDMan 2015 YouTube video downloader
XDM Older downloader window in linux XDM Older downloader windowXDM new version downloader window XDM new version downloader window
XDM old browser integration XDM old browser integrationXDM new browser integration XDM new browser integration

XDM: Features At A Glance

  • Resume Capability
  • Force Assemble
  • YouTube Video Downloader
  • Advanced YouTube Downloader
  • Browser Integration
  • Batch Downloading
  • Auto Detect URL from Clipboard
  • Start/Stop Downloading in Queue
  • Refresh link to resume broken download
  • Speed limiter

Resume Capability

Xtreme download manager resume capability

If you’re downloading large files and suddenly you have to stop downloading then no problem, you can resume the download later with XDM resume feature. To resume download right click the stopped download and click ‘Resume’ or click the play icon from the bottom menu to resume stopped download.

Force Assemble

XDM force assemble feature

The Force Assemble feature lets you assemble any un-completed download. You can use this feature to play partly completed videos/audios or other files. Doing so will assemble all the downloaded parts of the download followed by a warning that “Assembling an incomplete download may result in corrupt output.”.

YouTube Downloader

XDM Youtube video downloader in ubuntu

In the latest version, YouTube download is finer. No glitches like the previous version. To download any YouTube video, open YouTube downloader from the menu and paste the YouTube video URL and click Get Video button. You will have a list of videos in different quality and resolution. Select the video and click download.


NEW – Advanced YouTube Downloader

XDMan advanced Youtube downloader

There is a new feature added in the new version namely ‘Advanced YouTube Downloader‘. What advanced YouTube downloader does is that when it is enabled it forces the browser to open sites as Tablet mode. So when you open YouTube on the desktop then it looks like a tablet. Not only YouTube but other websites are also opened as Tablet mode. When you enable AYD feature and open YouTube, XDM will try to download the video you’re playing on YouTube.

Other than downloading YouTube videos with Advanced Youtube Downloader, I can also use it when my internet is slow. 😉 Haha. All Tablets websites open faster on Desktop with fewer data downloading.

Browser Integration

xtreme download manager browser integration in Linux

Browser integration is improved in the new version. Unlike in the previous version now it catches most downloads from browsers including Google Chrome and Firefox. For browser integration, go to Tools >> Browser Integration.

Start Downloading In Queue

XDMan add to queue

Queue feature is a lot better in a new version. You can add multiple downloads in the queue by right-clicking the download and select ‘Add to Queue’. You can start the queue from the download menu by clicking ‘Start Queue‘.


Refresh Link

XDM refresh option to resume broken downloads

If your downloads stop due to link expiration, you can refresh the link. You can select the download and click the refresh link. XDM will open the download page and capture the new link for that download to resume it.

Speed Limiter

Xtreme download manager speed limiter

If you’re downloading multiple files then you can limit the downloading speed to download all of them at the same speed. To limit the downloads, select Speed limiter from Tools.

How To Install Xtreme Download Manager In Ubuntu

To install Xtreme Download Manager (XDM), Add noobslab ppa, and update the local repository and install xdman. Do not forget to tell us what you like in this version. 

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/apps
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install xdman

Or install it using install script –

sudo wget https://github.com/subhra74/xdm/releases/download/7.2.11/xdm-setup-7.2.11.tar.xz
sudo tar -xvf xdm-setup-7.2.11.tar.xz
sudo bash install.sh

Enjoy! You have successfully updated or installed XDM 2015 in your Linux box. Please give your feedback and tell us what you like in this new version.

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