I'm experimenting with some download managers on Ubuntu, and I think uget + aria2 is very good in terms of speed.

So I decided to make a queue and download those files using uget, with aria2 plugin enabled. However, the queue is not auto-downloading, ie the downloading stops after one file finishes. It should go to the next download automatically.

Note: What I want is to download a queue one by one (so I change the active download to one, one file at a time), not download them all at the same time.

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I am not quite sure what your issue is but you need to edit the settings for whatever category you are using to limit the amount of active downloads at a time.

[1.] Right click the name of the Category and choose "Properties".

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[2.] By default the settings will list "3 as the Active Downloads".

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[3.] Change that to "1" and it should work like you want it to.

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  • Right from the creator! Thanks a lot, for the answer & the software :D
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    Jan 5, 2014 at 10:56
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  • This just doesn’t work for me where I need it. Music downloads from Hyperion seem to need a “Force Start”, but if you Force Start all the downloads then that overrides the category choice about Active downloads. Mar 26, 2018 at 6:21
  • A force start should override the setting because it is forcing the start despite the setting. If the server doesn't support the usage of download managers requiring a force then that is unfortunate but not something that the app can solve as it is at a server level. Mar 27, 2018 at 20:54

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