Nov 05

FreeRapid Downloader

FreeRapid Downloader

FreeRapid Downloader 0.86 Open Source Software

FreeRapid Downloader is a fairly easy to use Java downloader that can handle grabbing from Rapidshare and other file-sharing services.
Just copy and paste your links from a web browser to this software. FreeRapid Downloader will handle the rest itself. Forget about clicking or uncomfortable waiting.

FreeRapid Downloader Features

  • FreeRapid Downloader support for concurrent grabbing from many different services
  • Downloading by applying proxy list
  • FreeRapid Downloader support for streamed videos
  • Download history
  • Smart clipboard monitoring
  • Automatic checking for file’s existence on server
  • Auto shutdown options
  • Automatic plugins updates
  • Simple CAPTCHA recognition
  • FreeRapid Downloader works on MS Windows (all, include Win7), Linux and MacOS
  • FreeRapid Downloader is easy to use
  • Multilanguage user interface English, Czech, Finnish, Portugal, Simplified Chinese (additional languages will come soon). Information for
  • Translators is here.
  • FreeRapid Downloader looks great
  • FreeRapid Downloader greater than 230 supported sites!
  • FreeRapid Downloader can easily works! more over 2 000 000 users can confirm that.

System requirements

FreeRapid Downloader Recommended configuration:

  • Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/Linux(core 2. 4)* or higher operating-system
  • Pentium 800MHz processor
  • min 1024×768 screen resolution
  • 40 MB of free RAM
  • 10 MB free disk space
  • Java 2 Platform – version no less than 1. 6 (Java SE 6 Runtime) installed

FreeRapid Downloader Free Software requires at least Sun Java 6. 0 to start (JRE 6) – No GCJ or OpenJDK is supported at this time.

Linux Debian like users can use this command to intall Java:
sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre.

How to run FreeRapid Downloader

FreeRapid Downloader Installation Instructions

Unzip files to any of your directory, but beware special characters (like ‘+’ or ‘!’) on the path.
If you make an upgrade to higher version, you can delete previous folder. All user settings are preserved. All user settings are saved in home directories:

MS Windows: c:Documents and SettingsYOUR_USER_NAMEapplication dataVitySoftFRD

Linux: ~/.FRD

DO NOT copy new version over older one.


Windows Simply launch frd.exe or double click on frd.jar
Linux Run command ./ (as first put correct executable rights on this file )
All platforms Run command java -jar frd.jar

additional parameters for launching are:
java -jar frd.jar [-h -v -d -D<property>=<value>]

-h (–help,-?) print this message
-v (–version) print the version information and exit
-d (–debug) print debugging information
-r (–reset) reset user properties to default values
-m (–minim) minimize main window on start
-Dproperty=value Passes properties and values to the application (mostly for debug or testing purposes)
-p (–portable) configuration files will be stored in the ‘config’ folder, all file paths will be saved relatively to FRD folder (if possible) – useful for USB FLASH drives

If value of option -D is set ‘default’ (without ‘) default value will be used.

Example – running application in debug mode:
Windows OS: frd.exe –debug
Linux/MacOS: java -jar frd.jar –debug

FreeRapid Downloader 0.86 main changes

  • Fixed Java 7 compatibility issues
  • Support for preventing standby while downloading
  • Support for new search engine –
  • Quiet Mode – don’t let captcha dialogs bother you anymore while watching videos!
  • Support for using system recycle bin for deleting files
  • Speed up startup time
  • Other bugfixes and solved problems


FreeRapid Downloader is free software and the source code is open under GNU GPL license.

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