Stopping jDownloader “Free Mode”

I’ve run into it from time to time: downloading files using a multihoster service and jDownloader, and for some reason one or more of the downloads that should be premium instead kicks into “free mode”. If you’re not familiar, “free mode” with jDownloader is when the software determines that you don’t have premium-account access to a specific file and so you can only download like a free member: with a captcha, download delay timer and slower downloads.

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Move to Multihoster Testing

I’m going to make a slight shift in approach with this website. Namely, I’ll move toward video tests of multihoster services rather than how I’ve handled most multihoster reviews to date. I’ll also give a more-rounded view of the services: rather than focusing solely on jDownloader downloads, which I personally prefer, I’ll work to record sessions using whatever download tools a multihoster services has to offer their members. At least those that I can test.

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LinkSnappy Review 2018

Best I can figure, I’ve been using or testing LinkSnappy’s services since mid-2014. That’s at least 3 1/2 years of experience I have with this service. Normally, proper reviews take 20+ hours to complete: setup, getting live links to download, recording the download sessions, editing videos and then the writing of the actual review. In this case, I’m hoping to cut out some of that time since my review from 2014 still holds true, at least where it counts most: it’s a good, solid service. Continue reading

LinkSnappy Torrent Downloader Review

I’ve finally been able to take a few moments to put together a short review for the LinkSnappy torrent downloader tool. Their name for it is a cloud-based torrent client, which is a more modern description of it. Either way, this tool allows you to take a .torrent file or magnet link and use a third-party site to direct-download those files to your computer or local storage device. Essentially an anonymization tool for torrent / magnet downloads.

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Multihosters and Net Neutrality: Opinion

Earlier this month, a part of the US government voted to reverse Net Neutrality rules. The idea behind Net Neutrality is pretty simple: internet service providers (ISPs) had to treat all data the same across their networks. They weren’t allowed to purposefully throttle certain sites, services or protocols, and they couldn’t give priority to certain services, sites or protocols over others. All data treated the same. These rules were set into place / hardened with a 2015 ruling.

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