Speed limit and pause mode
Posted by pspzockerscene psp, Last modified by pspzockerscene psp on 23 June 2020 03:04 PM

Speed limit and pause mode

JDownloader provides two settings which are essentially doing the same: Limiting your max. download speed according to your preferred limit.
This is e.g. useful if you're part of a bigger network and want to leave some bandwidth for the other people in this network.

Whenever a speedlimit is active and downloads are running, you will see a red line in the speed graph in the top right corner:

Explanation of the two different speed limit settings:

1. Pause mode
In the top left corner you will find a "pause" symbol right next to the "play" symbol:

When downloads are running and you press this button, the following things will happen:
- A speed limit will be active (see speedlimit setting in point 2. later on)
- JDownloader will stop once all running downloads have been completed
Pause mode can e.g. also be used as a workaround for non-resumable downloads: Instead of stopping them which would result in having to start them from zero you can just let them continue to download with lower speed.
- If wanted, you can now adjust the pause-mode speed in the bottom left corner (quicksettings)
Note: The limit you set for pause mode and the limit you set when enabling/disabling a "normal" speed limit are two different values!

In myjdownloader, you will find this setting under Settings --> Advanced Settings --> GeneralSettings pause speed

2. Enable / Disable permanent speed limit
To see the speed limit setting you will have to go into your Downloadlist and enable the quicksettings:

Now you will see the speed limit checkbox in the bottom right corner.
Once enabled, the speedlimit will become adjustable.
Different from pause mode, JD will continue downloading with your max. set speed until all items are completed.

In myjdownloader, you will find this setting under Settings --> Speed Limit

 downloadlist_enable_quicksettings.png (38.29 KB)
 speedgraph_with_speedlimit.png (3.03 KB)
 main_toolbar_pause_mode.png (18.73 KB)
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