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Simultaneous downloads

by JeromeBernardJames / May 27, 2017 5:06 PM PDT

Is there a way to divert system resources to launch 4-5 simultaneous video downloads. Is there some feature of Windows 10 or some app to facilitate this?

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Please clarify.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 27, 2017 5:29 PM PDT
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Usually this is not a limit of the OS or browser. IE for example might be limited but I've seen Chrome and Firefox not do this.

So to me, this is not a Windows 10 setting but an app or browser issue.

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Browser Query
by JeromeBernardJames / May 27, 2017 5:39 PM PDT
In reply to: Please clarify.

OK... I have Chrome, Firefox and Edge on this notebook. Are there authoritative links for each on how to get more download per minute for as many as 4-5 video files...

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I'm going with no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 27, 2017 6:11 PM PDT
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Since I see more than 2 today without me doing a thing I worry the problem is at the site you are downloading from. The limit may be the site and not your PC or apps at all.

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PS. The changes for IE 11 are
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 27, 2017 7:13 PM PDT
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I Do It Here Frequently On Both IE11 and Firefox
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / May 28, 2017 8:26 AM PDT
In reply to: Simultaneous downloads

I'm using Windows 10 v1703 Pro here.. I download separate offline installers for Windows Updates each month. I use the offline installers for updating on remote computers. I've also downloaded multiple videos from various sites, also downloading at the same time. While doing that in either IE or Firefox, I can easily get 4 to 5 going simultaneously.. Nothing complicated, I just "Save Target As" or "Save link as" to make the downloads occur. Yes, they share the bandwidth that I have available but that just makes sense. You only have so much bandwidth to go around.

Hope this helps.


Post was last edited on May 28, 2017 8:28 AM PDT

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