Monday, November 01, 2010

Installing jDownloader under Ubuntu

First of all... What is jDownloader?

jDownloader is an application which simplifies downloads from One-Click-Hosters like Rapidshare, Megaupload and Hotfiles. It is able to download multiple files in parallel and offers captcha recognition and automatic file extraction.

jDownload is open source and written in Java making it platform independent. There are packages available for Windows (portable version available), Linux and Mac.

Installing jDownloader

One of the things I really enjoy about using most Linux distribution is having a software repository where you tell it what to install and it takes care of the installation. Unfortunately jDownloader is not included in the official repositories for Ubuntu, but thanks to Ubuntu's Personal Package Archives (PPA's) it is really simple to get jDownload up and running.

First off, we need to find the PPA page for jDownlaoder which is located here. Next we extract the package details from the "Adding this PPA to your system" section (ppa:jd-team/jdownloader) and add it to our repository (don't forget to update your package indexes)

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:jd-team/jdownloadersudo

apt-get update

After we import or PPA we are now able to install the package

sudo apt-get install jdownloader

jDownloader will now be under the Appliation->Internet menu which will launch the updater and complete the installation. The updater does take a while to download all the required components which make up jDownloader, so you might want to take a break and come back in a while.

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