If you’re a TorrentFlux seedbox user, you probably already know there aren’t too many options for downloading your completed torrent files back to a home PC through a browser. Natively in TFlux, files need to be downloaded one-by-one with the option to download full folders - also done one at a time. However, if your seedbox host offers lower-than-average transfer speeds (most do), then the workaround is to download multiple files simultaneously to maximize bandwidth. When used in unison, both FlashGet and FlashGot are very TorrentFlux-friendly; entire directory contents can be scanned & imported (and downloaded) without all the excess junk - as long as the FlashGot filter is applied correctly.
Why FlashGet/FlashGot offer unparalleled advantages for seedbox downloading:
• If you’re suffering from a slow Internet connection, you’ll be able to queue up a virtually unlimited number of files in FlashGet from one or multiple TorrentFlux directories.
• In TorrentFlux web downloading, when a file is interrupted in the middle of a download you’ll need to start from zero again. Which is particularly painful when downloading full folders & large files. FlashGet will re-try the incomplete files for you.
• FTP transfer speeds are often less than optimal from a seedbox back to home PC. Worse yet, some hosting providers don’t allow FTP multithreading, or may even limit the number of simultaneous FTP connections.
• FlashGet supports multithreading, meaning if you only download 1 file at a time - it will pull 5 threads on that one file simultaneously, the same as 5 downloads running at once.
What You’ll Need…
1. First, you’ll need to install FlashGet, a download manager. The latest version 1.9.6 works well. Download and install.
2. You’ll also need FlashGot (for Firefox). FlashGot is a Firefox extension that works with external download managers such as FlashGet, and also works with other DL managers. Install the addon, and restart Firefox.
Applying the FlashGot Filter
If you’ve ever tried a download manager within a TorrentFlux directory, you’ve probably noticed that it will attempt to pick up every single link (including php files, ‘delete’ links, index pages, etc). In fact, they’ll attempt to download just about everything except the files you want.
1. The most important segment of this tutorial is to apply a filter into FlashGot that will bypass all the junk in a TorrentFlux download directory. To do this, right-click anywhere in a Firefox browser page (it doesn’t matter where) and choose ”FlashGot Options” and then select ”More Options…”.
2. The first tab “General” should display FlashGet as the default download manager. Click the “Downloads” tab and add the word ”down” to the file extensions field, and click Add. It’s also a good idea to put a tick in ‘Apply file extension filter to batch downloads too‘. Click OK to finish.
The filter is now properly configured. Only the actual “files” in any TorrentFlux directory or subdirectory will be added into FlashGet.
FlashGot Downloading in TorrentFlux
TIP: It’s recommended to keep your seedbox TFlux page running in a browser instance during FlashGet downloading, and turn ON the ‘page refresh’ function.
In TFlux, go into one of your downloaded torrent folders. This can be done through the ‘Directory’ menu at the top, or by clicking the yellow folder next to a torrent on the main TFlux index page. Once in, you’ll see a complete list of all files in the torrent. Right-click, and select ”FlashGot All”.
Next, click the ”Choose” link.
Now, click the ”All” button - then click ”OK”. In the example below there is only one type of file (AVI). In the event that you’re downloading scene releases, there’ll be archived files (RAR, R00, R01) plus NFO, SFV files and others. “All” will capture… well, all of them.
Click OK again - this will open the ‘add new download’ window for FlashGet. Here you can change settings and download paths, if preferred. Select OK to add files into FlashGet.
Your files will now begin downloading simultaneously - notice the progress percent on the right side:
In the example above, we set FlashGet to download 8 files at the same time (but the default is just 3). To change this, go into FlashGet and select Tools > Options. Click on the ‘Connection’ tab, and change the Max simultaneous jobs from 3 to 8. Click OK to save.
That’s it! You can also go into another directory in TorrentFlux, and add files from there, as well - they’ll join the queue in FlashGet. Happy downloading!
I haven’t tried it for this specific situation, but I think that another plugin for firefox may work as well called downthemall, I use it for everything and even works on queuing rapidshare downloads.
Yea, downthemall works. It doesn’t have as many options but its simpler. Another alternative is http://FTP. FileZilla can download 10 at once, and you can limit total speed so that you can leave yourself enough bandwidth to keep browsing.
But this is a nice tutorial I was downloading RARs one at a time for a while This will save a lot of people a lot of trouble.
FTP, not httpFTP, not sure why it did that.
flashget has a great bandwidth throttle, hit tools, then speed limit mode, then manual. the slider is down at the bottom… whatever you set in tools-options-connection - connection type speed - is your maximum.
I use also FlashGet / FlashGot combo for downloading from the FTP acces of my seedbox (I use uTorrent/WebUI).
Nice tutorial by the way!
idk but its not working for me it keeps d/l a php file or will just have a red x on it
@ monkeyballz - Be sure to keep TorrentFlux (your seedbox page) running in a browser tab, and logged into your account at all times when using FlashGet/Got. Also, make sure you turn on ‘page refresh’ (not the Ajax one, but the actual ‘Page Refresh’). You can do this automatically by clicking your Profile link in the top menu in TFlux — set “Page Refresh” to True and save your settings at the bottom.
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So I tried this, first with Orbit, then with Flashget and both times it just downloaded either login.php or index.php…?
how to do this..i dont get it…i already download the flashgot..but when i click flash gotall nothing happen..and when to do flashgot
It is also not working for me. I keep getting a login.php when I use this method. I am using Flashget 1.9.6, Firefox 3.5/3.6, torrentflux-b4rt 1.0-beta2 and flashgot 220.127.116.11.8….Appreciates if anyone has any workabout or idea why it is not working in our cases. Thanks!
WARNING ABOUT FLASHGET!! READ THIS , I HAVE TESTED IT MY SELF
keep an eye in flashget ,do not use it if you are going to download things from your seedbox, flashget inform all the URL back to a central server, bum!, in a minute or two you are going to have thousands of nodes downloading the same file from your seedbox, and your apache will blow! seriusly, i have many conections to my apache from months ago!, even if the file does not exist anymore, test this, is for real!