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Python Smart Download Manager -- pySmartDL

pySmartDL strives to be a full-fledged smart download manager for Python. Main features:

  • Built-in download acceleration (with the multipart downloading technique <>_).
  • Mirrors support.
  • Pause/Unpause feature.
  • Speed limiting feature.
  • Hash checking.
  • Non-blocking, shows progress bar, download speed and eta.
  • Full support for custom headers and methods.
  • Python 3 Support

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Using pip (recommended way)

Make sure python-pip is installed on you system. If you are using virtualenv, then pip is alredy installed into environments created by virtualenv. Run pip to install pySmartDL:

``pip install pySmartDL``

From Source

The pySmartDL package is installed from source using distutils in the usual way.  Download the `source distribution <>`_ first.  Unpack the source zip and run the following to install the package site-wide:

``python install``


Download is as simple as creating an instance and starting it:

from pySmartDL import SmartDL

url = ""
dest = "C:\\Downloads\\" # or '~/Downloads/' on linux

obj = SmartDL(url, dest)
# [*] 0.23 Mb / 0.37 Mb @ 88.00Kb/s [##########--------] [60%, 2s left]

path = obj.get_dest()


  • Python 3.4 or greater.

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