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Changes for v2020.6.27 - v2020.8.13

  • Ability to delete any item while download in progress.
  • added buttons for open log file, or log folder, issue #134
  • Fixed arabic language display on linux issue #88
  • Fixed failed downloads if target folder's name has spaces issue #130
  • Fix for table colors on tkinter 8.6.9
  • Stop log auto scroll if user scroll up.
  • Added horizontal scrollbar for log window.
  • Fixed fetching youtube channel videos as a playlist, issue #146
  • Fixed metadata error issue #138
  • interactive terminal support.
  • Auto correct file name extension (ask user first) issue #137



Changes for v2020.6.15 - v2020.6.27

  • Write metadata info to media files issue #124, Settings>General
  • fixed fragmented video download
  • fixed downloads for itv.com
  • revamp subtitles download, and fixes for issue #125



Changes for v2020.5.10 - v2020.6.15

  • Dynamic file segmentation, to improve speed issue #97
  • Instant Theme change without restarting the application main window issue #87
  • Added frame rate "fps" to streams description in quality drop down list issue #92
  • Auto rename file if same name exists in download folder "Settings>General".
  • Added md5 and sha256 checksum calculators, "Settings>Advanced"
  • use proxy dns "LibCurl socks5h and socks4a" issue #95 "Settings>Network"
  • Fixed empty downloads table after theme change.
  • Fixed Application freeze on linux when using "open file" or "open download folder".
  • Fixed some Application update issues for windows portable version.
  • Fixed Truncated File size after done downloading issue #86
  • Fixed audio manual selection for dash videos issue #90
  • Fixed downloading direct HLS/m3u8 media playlist issue #91
  • Fixed file corruption on download resume
  • disable "video search" for non-video urls issue #102



Changes for v2020.4.17 - v2020.5.4

  • SysTray icon, with options "minimize or close to systray", currently "available
  • on windows", support for other platforms in progress.
  • Added cookies support issue #80.
  • Major Fixes for "Resume download".
  • Parsing subtitles from hls m3u8 files issue #77.
  • Filtered Ads. segments from hls video's manifest.
  • Ask user permission before checking for update, issue #76.
  • Portable windows version, upgrading to new versions can be done by using update
  • button which will auto-download "updated files only - almost 5MB" instead of
  • downloading the whole new version.
  • cancel download for expired links or if no data received from network, with popup
  • feedback on download error
  • Added some keyboard keys action: Esc key for download cancel, Delete for item delete.
  • play video on thumbnail click, "in downloads tab".
  • Get direct streaming url without downloading, by clicking Thumbnail board at main tab.
  • Fixes for "download speed chokes" at the end, when remaining only one worker only.
  • Hls videos watch while downloading is now available for non-encrypted videos.



Changes for v2020.3.20 - v2020.3.31

  • portable version for windows 32bit and 64bit, no installation needed, just extract it to any folder and run PyIDM.exe file
  • ffmpeg.exe included, you can download latest version from here
  • the binary version ".exe" prepared by "cx_freeze" on python 3.6, windows8x32bit and tested on win10_64bit
  • What's new in version 2020.3.31:
  • New design for downloads and settings Tab
  • Handle big playlist faster and more efficiently, with option to save bandwidth to fetch information only for selected videos.
  • Show video names in playlist while fetching info.
  • Fixed "update youtube-dl module" in windows portable version with "rollback update" option
  • Added option to Manually select audio format for dash videos
  • better memory usage.
  • auto select the row of current download item
  • select table rows with keyboard up/down arrows
  • fixed url_change triggered on ctrl or shift buttons pressed



Changes for v2020.3.13 - v2020.3.20

  • portable version for windows 32bit and 64bit, no installation needed, just extract it to any folder and run PyIDM.exe file
  • ffmpeg.exe included, you can download latest version from here
  • the binary version ".exe" prepared by "cx_freeze" on python 3.6, windows8x32bit and tested on win10_64bit
  • What's new in version 2020.3.20:
  • New GUI design with fresh button icons for main tab.
  • Thumbnail auto preview for selected video.
  • Ability to show download window offline per user option.
  • fixed resume/overwrite existing download item.
  • Ability to cancel ongoing ffmpeg operation, i.e. merging audio/video or handling hls streams.
  • arrange settings tab.
  • right click options for url widget.
  • various GUI tweaks.
  • stop creating global settings folder automatically.
  • playlist/video info extracting process becomes faster 2 times.
  • Fixed problem of scheduled downloads
  • TODO:
  • new design for downloads and settings Tab



Changes for v2020.3.3 - v2020.3.13

  • Added support for more hls video streams / websites.
  • Added support for http, https, socks4, and socks5 proxy
  • Fixed high memory usage bug and possible crash.
  • Speed up file manager performance
  • Fixed number of live workers for fragmented downloads.
  • Fixed file name extraction from headers.
  • Add option to Select Setting folder, default to local folder.
  • Natural sorting themes



Changes for v2020.2.22 - v2020.3.3

  • critical fix for application crash.
  • include ffmpeg.exe and youtube-dl.exe with portable windows version
  • auto-save log events.



Changes for v2020.2.21 - v2020.2.22

  • Add support for encrypted HLS streams.
  • Critical bug fix for download playlist.
  • add status for download window.



Changes for v2020.2.19 - v2020.2.21

  • Added button to save log text to disk.
  • Fixed resume issues.
  • Fixed speed limit.
  • Fixed hls stream resume.
  • Fixed update func. called when click on empty area under App. name.
  • Fixed progress bar and segment size for fragmented / live streams.
  • better handling for m3u8 files.
  • include user agent for download function



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