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Download Content (Photos, Videos, Software, Pdfs) with XDM on Linux, macOS

Downloading software is meant to use the whole bandwidth of internet connection for offline viewing. Browsers can easily download the software, video, audio or any other files, but sometimes power failure can interpret the downloading. As long as the browser is opened, your content is downloading but once it is terminated it won’t presume anything. This is where the downloader comes in handy because the resume functionality is developed in those apps.

Power Failure is not the only case, slow internet connection is the other reason. Playing lackey videos on YouTube sucks, so it is a perfect option to download the videos on your computer for offline viewing.

Internet Download Manager vs Xtreme Download Manager

Internet Download Manager

Internet Download Manager (IDM) is a download management software that is only available to Microsoft Windows operating system. The internet download manager is around two decades for downloading content ( Photos, Videos, Software PDFs and more) just for windows users. It’s pretty much awesome software for offline viewing of the content. The incredible functionalities (Resume, Add URL, Mutilple downloads and more) are meant to help the downloader to download the content anytime.

To download the content faster, IDM splits downloads into several pieces and finally combines them together. The extension can integrate with Microsoft Edge and edge chromium, Google Chrome,  Firefox Mozilla, Opera and more.

Yet there are has been no report about the spyware regarding to the contents of the Internet download manager.

IDM can download the videos you see on websites (YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo and more). When a movie is played online, a phrase called “Download this video” will automatically appear on the side of the movie or audio page where you can download the movie or audio.

Internet Download manager feature:

  • It increases the download speed compared to downloading with a browser.
  • Compatible with different Browsers.
  • Resume functionality, if your internet connection is broken.
  • Download Any type of videos (FLV, MKV, MP4, MP3 and more)
  • Supports a variety of proxy servers such as Microsoft ISA, FTP proxy servers.
  • Speed limiter functionality for certain files.
  • Categorize files to your personal taste.
  • Drag and drop link features.
  • Supports HTTP, FTP, MMS, and HTTPS protocols.
  • Prevent downloading duplicate files that exist already.

Xtreme Download Manager:

Xtreme Download Manager is open-source. cross-platform (Windows, Linux Distributions, macOS) software. Just like IDM, the Xtreme Download Manager is a multipurpose software capable of downloading files individually and in groups (multi-links) from sites. This free and fast download management software has the same features and functionalities as IDM, infect it has 2 more functionalities.

  1. It can schedule the download.
  2. It can convert directly videos to MP3 and other popular formats.

Which Downloader should I use?

A windows user must use the Internet Download Manager and purchase the license for $24.95. In addition, the Xtreme Download Manager is free and you have to try it too if you are on Windows. macOS users and Linux users should consider using the Xtreme Download Manager rather than the browser.

Rather than the Xtreme Download Manager for Mac and Linux, the Libre offers open-source downloader Persepolis Download Manager. This downloader is also a good downloader for Linux but it is up to you to try. In the Linux Distor, you can install the Persepolis downloader Manager using the following command.

Ubuntu and the other Debian based Distros

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:persepolis/ppa
sudo apt update
sudo apt install persepolis

Arch and the other bases”

yaourt -S persepolis
Or the latest version from github:
yaourt -S persepolis-git


sudo dnf install persepolis

Install XMD on Linux Distributions

Installing the open-source app inside the Linux Distros is so easy, just follow the below instructions. 

  1. Download Xtreme Download Manager: Click here to access the official Xtreme Download Manager website, then download the Linux version (32 bit or 64 bit).
  2. Extract the XDM on Desktop.
  3. Run Terminal with root privileges.
  4. In Terminal type sudo ./
  • a. In Ubuntu/Mint/Elementary OS or other Debian based Linux, use: sudo ./
  • b. In Fedora, Arch,Gentoo, Mageia or where sudo is not configured, use: su -c ./
  • If the installation is successful, you can start xdm from Start Menu or by typing xdman in the terminal as non-root user
  • To uninstall run /opt/xdman/ as root
Install Xtreme Download Manager


That’s all with How to  Download Content (Photos, Videos, Software, Pdfs) with XDM on macOS, Linux, and Windows. I hope this post has helped you to choose Xtreme Download Manager compared to IDM.

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