Help

The following information will help you get started with HDoujin Downloader. It’s far from complete, so feel free to ask a question if you some help.

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328 thoughts on “Help

  1. Dpunk

    When I add hitomi.la sites, the link ends up getting converted into the unusable “Gallery #” instead of displaying the actual name, page count/ and other information, but I tested with sites like E-Hentai galleries, and that works fine? I just updated to latest version of the downloader

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    1. DoujinDownloader Post author

      HDoujin Downloader falls back to displaying the gallery ID when it’s unable to extract the title. This commonly occurs when you’ve got an ISP or firewall that blocks access to the site, and thus prevents HDoujin Downloader from accessing the galleries. If this applies to you, you’ll need to use a proxy or VPN with HDoujin Downloader.

      If not, you can send me a few example URLs (or even generate an error log), and I’ll check it out.

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        1. DoujinDownloader Post author

          It looks like the page is returning an empty response. Are you certain that the VPN is configured correctly to reroute traffic coming from HDoujin Downloader?

          I’m not familiar with this VPN, but certain ones only affect traffic coming from specific applications, like web browsers. To work correctly with HDoujin Downloader, it should be installed as a network adapter.

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          1. Dpunk

            Do you have any VPN suggestions ? I do not know any other than this
            Tried pasting link using newly established wifi connection, but still same error (non vpn), i am wondering if reinstall something may fix

          2. dpunk

            So I don’t think it is VPN problem, I used my other laptop, which also had problem getting hitomi.la links around same time, despite not being problem before, and activated Softether vpn with US connection, worked fine (not sure if removing the https had anything to do with it); tried same with current windows 7 laptop, but still Gallery error happens

  2. chupika213

    I downloaded and installed the Net4 framework which my windows 7 was missing, and restarted, but Hdownloader now has message “HDoujin Downloader has stopped working”, how do I fix?

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    1. DoujinDownloader Post author

      I investigated the issue you described, and discovered that some of the changes made in the recent updates resulted in the program crashing when .NET Framework 4.5 is unavailable (which has broken support for Windows XP). Thanks a lot for bringing this significant issue to my attention; I’ll make sure that it’s resolved for the next release.

      In the meantime, since you’re using fortunately using Windows 7, you can install .NET Framework 4.5. After that, the program should work normally.

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  3. Daniel

    When I download from exhentai the program download some of the pictures but then this message appears “509: Bandwidth Exceeded (Waiting 180m)” and then the number starts counting down so I guess that means I have to wait 3 hours, but why? is that something especific from exhentai? because I have never saw that when I download from other pages.

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    1. DoujinDownloader Post author

      Yes, this is specific to exhentai (as well as e-hentai). The site imposes bandwidth limits, allowing you to access only a certain number of images in a given amount of time. Viewing credits accumulate with time, so HDoujin Downloader waits 3 hours for them to recover before resuming. The images are inaccessible during this time, so there’s nothing it can do but wait. Downloading images at a greater resolution will cause this limit to be reached sooner.

      You can adjust the wait period under “File > Site-Specific Options”, and also increase your bandwidth limits by adding an account under “Settings > Logins”. If you find this is happening too frequently (e.g. after just a couple of images), let me know, and I’ll look into it.

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  4. awsewqe

    hitomi.la download problem again ?
    i cant download it, pages increasing but files 0mb.
    can u help me ???

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  5. Unknown

    When I tried to download from sadpanda for 2400x quality, the program only get 1280x. Do you get this issue, or is it just my account?

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    1. DoujinDownloader Post author

      As you might already know, the site limits resolutions above 1280x to those with special privileges (e.g., donators). Assuming your account has access to the relevant perks, it might be an issue with HDoujin Downloader not pulling the necessary cookies to allow those perks to be used (this was an issue with e-hentai a while back).

      I don’t have any special privileges, so this isn’t something I can test directly. However, if you’re willing to troubleshoot, you could try manually adding any missing cookies until it’s willing to download at the desired resolution (see here for details). If you can figure out which cookie is required, I’ll see what I can do to make that happen automatically.

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  6. Dan

    Is anyone else having the problem that where the program converts the saved files into .rar or .cbr and they are corrupted and unusable?
    I’m not sure if I have some settings wrong? I don’t know how long this has been happening.

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    1. DoujinDownloader Post author

      RAR conversion is performed via WinRAR, so the resulting archives should be valid. It’s possible that there might be something wrong with the images or the reader you’re using to access them. It’s worth checking if the images are intact (if not, the support module for the site in question may need to be updated).

      If you let me know what reader you’re using and provide an example URL, I’ll check it out. If you want, you can also provide an example archive.

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    2. Izhy

      check the image individually,, sometimes you just need to change its file extension from .png to .jpg; or .jpg to .png, to fix them.. (and entirely, they’re not corrupt).
      it could be solved by using image conversion feature, but it needs more time, and sometimes their size are bigger than before conversion.

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  7. Saltylover

    On E hentai the group nel-zel formula will not upload to the program. The website https://hitomi.la , whenever i upload one of their album it comes out galleriesXXXXXX the Xs are number from the url and the progress is 0/0. (i have a screenshot if you want to see it )

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    1. DoujinDownloader Post author

      Is the issue specific to URLs associated with that group? If you send me one of the URLs in question, I’ll take a look at it and see if I can reproduce the issue.

      As for the problem with hitomi, it sounds like HDoujin Downloader is unable to access the site (when it can’t get the gallery title, it uses the gallery ID instead). If you normally need to use a VPN to access the site, you’ll need to make sure that it’s configured to work with HDoujin Downloader, too.

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  8. okashira

    most manga title use “|” to separate japanese title and english title. so i use “│”(alt+179) to replace it. in replacement word option, i cant type “|” ’cause the system not allow this character. it same goes to “/” replace “⁄” and “?” replace “?”.
    its there other option to set it?
    thanks..♥

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    1. DoujinDownloader Post author

      What version of the program are you currently using? The find-and-replace feature used to work exclusively with regular expressions, where these characters have special meaning and aren’t interpreted literally. As of Release 299, literal matches are now the default, so you shouldn’t have a problem entering them so long as you leave “Enable regex” unchecked:

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