Internet Download Manager



  • Has anyone found a way to make IDM and its associated extension work reliably in Vivaldi yet? Apparently, something about Vivaldi interferes with IDM's capture of HTML5 and Flash video. Oddly enough, if you remove the extension, the download icon appears for flash downloads and works properly. Install the extension, and the download icon disappears. While this might be acceptable, YouTube doesn't work either way. TIA, Cary



  • Me, I uses Ant download manager. It is well integrated to save the videos. And on the side of the functionalities, I find the best.

    http://antdownloadmanager.com



  • Here IDM works on almost all sites. But can confirm that Youtube and a few others don't.
    Personally I don't use the extension - which seems only for having it in context menu; the link catching and video download box, works also without that. In recent versions of the app, it works even better, as now it has official support for Vivaldi.
    I'll try enabling it again… What is your IDM extension version?



  • This extension has been discussed before
    https://vivaldi.net/en-US/forum/extensions/8400-internet-download-manager-not-working

    There are some fixes and workarounds which may work for you.



  • Not only doesn't the extension popup work in YouTube, but YouTube videos didn't play until I restarted the browser. Strange.



  • Here's a possible clue: I found out today that in private mode, the IDM extension will work on YouTube, and every other site that it ought…EVERY SINGLE TIME.

    Edit: Ah, well nevermind. It quit working for no apparent reason. It was good while it lasted.



  • @Gigzama:

    Here's a possible clue: I found out today that in private mode, the IDM extension will work on YouTube, and every other site that it ought…EVERY SINGLE TIME.

    Edit: Ah, well nevermind. It quit working for no apparent reason. It was good while it lasted.

    Just gave that a try, and it works for me… For some reason.



  • I found that Ant Download Manager does exactly the same thing as IDM....works one time only, then quits working on YouTube once you close out a browser sessions, never to work again.

    HOWEVER, I have a reasonable workaround:

    Install the extension Incognito RegEx. It's only 236kb, and apparently light on resources.

    For youtube, add the following pattern into Incognito RegEx:

    .www.youtube.com/

    Now, anytime you click on a youtube link, it will open in an incognito window, upon which the IDM extension will work correctly and intercept potential downloads. Likewise, you could add a pattern for any website you might be having trouble.

    But seriously man...can't we have this looked into? I can't believe the solution would be difficult.



  • @Gigzama: I appreciate you efforts bro... Viv Mods and Devs have been painfully silent on this matter offering us FUCKOL in the meantime.. So thanks for wasting my time. I'm going back to Chrome.... And if anyone so much as mentions this miserable browser that had so much potential to me, they'd better prepare for an earfull. It's funny, I think even the jerkoffs at Opera were a bit more responsive than this lot, this issue has been lingering now for over two bloody years!

    Either you wont fix it, or you cant. Very sad at any rate.


  • Moderator

    @ivelleo: The browser is in its infancy. There are a couple of thousand unique (no exaggeration) feature requests pending, each user holding that their request is the most needed, most important. More features, and better compatibility are built in literally every day. Come back around and take another look some time.



  • @Ayespy

    @ivelleo said in Internet Download Manager:

    @Gigzama: I appreciate you efforts bro... [SNIP]
    Either you wont fix it, or you cant. Very sad at any rate.

    Yeah, I was about that frustrated at one time....but this browser is too good to ignore. At the very least, anything IDM won't pick up in normal browsing mode WILL work in incognito mode. And I found an even smaller extension to switch the browser to incognito automatically for sites that need it (RegExp Incognito, at just 5kb).
    Alternately, I did find another downloader that integrates well with Vivaldi and works very well with YouTube - EagleGet. It's free, though admittedly the GUI is a bit clumsy and not as slick as IDM.



  • @ivelleo said in Internet Download Manager:

    Either you wont fix it, or you cant. Very sad at any rate.

    According to one user it DOES work / another says it doesn't :confused:
    https://forum.vivaldi.net/topic/7544/cant-install-idm-extension



  • @TbGbe It's hit and miss. It mostly works. Not on youtube, but most everywhere else. On straight Blink variants, such as Iron, Chromium, CentBrowser, Opera, etc, it simply works, period.



  • @Gigzama In that case, maybe a new Bug could be raised?
    Looking through (a lot of) the threads, it is unclear if one was ever raised via the official form.
    https://vivaldi.com/bugreport/



  • @franmart27 I completely agree. In the past it didn't work well, but this latest version is great!
    It even downloads videos from Fox News! It creates an Extension called "DLHelper".
    As far as I'm concerned, I don't really need IDM anymore.



  • I solved all download matters with jdownloader, manages everything nicely


  • Moderator

    Please, we have some bugreports and feature wishes for support of IDM in Vivaldi bugtracker, there is no need to be reported once more.



  • IDM works great for me! On any website! Even on YouTube! (I do not know if this post has already been updated, because IDM works very well as in other browsers.) :)



  • I'm on latest version of chrome and idm.
    I'm getting the same problem on every site.
    When I go to extensions,disable and enable the idm extension, it works on all the websites.
    But I should do this every time I open the browser.
    Is there any fix for this?



  • @Yagna Literally the latest version of Chrome? Or Vivaldi? If that's the case, IDM will have to release a new update to cope with Chrome changes.


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