Help

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294 thoughts on “Help

  1. John

    When you convert your files into CBR, does it use your WinRAR setting? (Speaking of which how do you convert something with out WinRAR updating software?)

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    1. John

      Also, can you add a queuing converting function like in download (where you can select a limited simultaneous downloads)? Because my computer always keep freezing everytime I tried to convert all my download files

      Also, when are you going to add that check function? Because I got an problem with a downloaded file saying “Error (Could not move files)”. The downloaded file is completed but the status is STILL saying it, what is going on?

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  2. John

    Hi, I was organizing my download list and I accidentally click “Stop All Above” on Set Download Status. It stopped all my download files that were completed and when I commanded to resume downloading, it first went to though all the completed download files AND CONSIDER THEM AS 25 DAILY DOWNLOAD.

    Basically, I wasted a 25 daily download because you didn’t add a check function on whether or not a download files is completed. Can you fix or add this to an update? OR can you give me a full version so that I can download all the comics on Palcomix for ONLY 1 day?

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    1. DoujinDownloader Post author

      Oof, I’m sorry to hear that that happened to you. By setting them to “Stopped” and then “Queued” again, the downloads were set up to run again (even though they had completed previously). You’re right in that it’s not checking if anything new was actually downloaded before counting it towards the download limit; it only checks that the download was run to completion (without errors). I agree that it’s a good idea to add a check for that scenario so it’s not so cruel when something like this happens. I’ll see about adding that in one of the next updates, for sure!

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      1. John

        Thanks but what about that I have to wait another days for my 25 other download,? Can you email me a full version code for 1 days to COMPLETE my downloads comic?(I was so close to finish downloading nearly 300 comics from Palcomix with ONLY the 25 limits, NOW I HAVE TO START OVER)

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        1. DoujinDownloader Post author

          You shouldn’t have to start over, just don’t run the downloads that you know already completed (you’ll still have the files as long as you didn’t delete them). You can do this by selecting them and setting them to “Stopped” (highlight them all, right-click, and select “Set download status > Stopped”). “Stopped” downloads will be skipped until you set them back to “Queued”. You can also remove them from the queue altogether (highlight them all, and press the “Delete” key). Removing them from the queue won’t remove your files, so you don’t have to worry about that.

          If you don’t know which ones had finished, you can see which ones have non-empty folders by right-clicking any entry in the queue, selecting “Choose Columns”, and making the “File Size” column visible. That’ll show you the size of each folder, so you can remove the ones that have been downloaded already (i.e. have a file size > 0 bytes), and only download the ones that hadn’t finished previously.

          Hopefully that helps! If your situation is more complicated and this doesn’t help you or you otherwise want to discuss this further, send me an email.

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          1. John

            Ugh(grunting) just install that check function on the next update ASAP.

            Also, on the 2nd paragraph, the “File Size” column was already visible by default and its hard enough organized the files if they are complete. AND I need them to convert to CBR/RAR for easy transfer so I can’t delete them without CHECKING THEM FIRST.

          2. DoujinDownloader Post author

            I’ll do my best to have it out soon! I’ve got a couple of other updates stacked up at the moment, but I feel confident I can include this too. In the meantime, make sure you don’t accidentally set any “Completed” downloads to “Queued”. Your best bet might be removing them from the queue after completion (you can have this done automatically by checking “Clear completed downloads” under “Settings > Downloads > General”).

            Did you have it set up so that the files are deleted after conversion? If so, you’re right, the technique I mentioned won’t work because the file size will still show as 0 bytes. In that case, maybe sorted them by “Date Added” will help, assuming you were running your downloads chronologically.

          3. Joel

            Here’s a thought, if you want more than the 25 a day you are getting for FREE, purchase the full version. Making demands when you aren’t even a paying customer is ridiculous. At the very least you should be asking nicely. Squidy has obviously put a lot of work into this program and 25 downloads a day for free is pretty damn generous. Squidy could have simply ignored you or just told you to buy the full version, but instead has taken the time to respond to your rather rude messages. Try showing a little gratitude.

  3. ceios

    uhm hi im new to this and i downloaded a manga from mangarock and the images are html/webp. how can i convert it to jpg

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    1. DoujinDownloader Post author

      You’ll get .webp format images if you don’t have a conversion rule set up. There should’ve been one by default, but you can add one under “Settings > Save to > Convert”. Click the “Image Conversion” button, and in the window that appears, click the “Conversion Rules” tab, click the “Create Rule” button, and then set up a rule for converting .webp to whatever image format you’d like!

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      1. ceios

        Yes there is one by default but it still downloaded webp images from mangarock. i tried creating a new rule but it still dled images into webp format. this only happens from mangarock. i dled from kissmanga and the images were fine. thank you so much tho and sorry for the inconvenience

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        1. ceios

          uhm i unchecked only convert successful downloads and that did the trick. thank you for your help tho 🙂

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  4. rando

    Hey, I’m not quite sure what I’m doing wrong. I add a link to bookmarks by using URL for kissmanga, but from there I don’t know what to do. I can’t add anything to the downloads from my bookmark. Maybe I’m just not understanding something, but can you only add to queue by downloading new chapters? But what if there are no new chapters, but I wanted to download a series? I feel like I’m missing something really simple, so hopefully you can help. Thanks.

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    1. rando

      Sorry I figured it out with having to set the count to 0 in information, then checking for new chapters and then downloading the new chapters. Feels very roundabout for trying to download old chapters, feels like there’s something that could be added to make it more convenient for downloading older series. Because I have a lot of old bookmarks imported so I have to check each one individually to make sure they’re all up to date, so just the ability to redownload them all without having to go through this for each series would be useful, I dono if anyone else has ever had a similar problem (especially if anyone lost their files). Either way still nice program.

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      1. DoujinDownloader Post author

        The purpose of bookmarks is to keep track of and download new chapters as they become available. This isn’t something you actually have to use in order to run downloads; you can just add URLs directly to the download queue and run the download from there.

        You’ve probably seen it, but at the top of the program, there’s a textbox labeled “Add Manga from URL”. Paste the URL in there, click “Add”, and it’ll be added to the download queue. Then just click the green “play” button on the toolstrip on the top left of the program window, and the download will start. By default, all chapters will be downloaded.

        If you’ve got a big list of bookmarks already, just select them all, right-click, click “Copy URL”, and all the URLs will be copied. Then click “Manga > Add From Clipboard”, and everything you copied will be added to the download queue.

        Hopefully that helps! If you have any other questions, feel free to ask.

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  5. KA Sourav

    Can’t download from bamtoki and webtoons. Hdoujin shows files are downloading but the folder is empty. I dunno about bamtoki since it’s my first time downloading from the site but webtoons worked fine just a few days ago. Can you fix this plz.

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