Rated 4 out of 5 stars
I solved one problem but I am still plagued by another..
I am running DTA v2.0.13 with Firefox 11.0 on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1. I had problems with renaming masks. The default mask would disappear after the first time I used DTA in a browsing session. I had to re-enter the mask for each subsequent download. I discovered that this bug is due to setting "Dropdown Menus" to "0" (zero) in the "Privacy" tab of the DTA Preferences menu. I now set "Dropdown Menus" to "15" and my mask issue is resolved.
However, I am still encountering a random issue with the file time set to some downloaded files. I want all file times set to the time I download the file. In the "Advanced" tab of the DTA Preferences menu is a setting "Set file time to last modified time (server) or time of queuing". Regardless of whether I check the box in that setting or not, sometimes my downloaded files are set to the time I download the file and sometimes the file time is set to some other time which, I assume, is the server time. I sort my files according to Date in Windows Explorer and I expect the newest downloaded files to be at the top of the list. DTA always worked as expected in this regard (I go way, way back with DTA) but I am struggling to resolve this issue that seems to happen randomly. If anyone can explain this I would appreciate it tremendously.
Renaming Mask does not pass thru to AntiContainer Rated 4 out of 5 stars
I like this addon very much. It is near perfect but it does have one major and frustrating flaw. In fact I believe it would be a complete product if only it would pass the renaming mask to its AntiContainer extension. This disconnect has existed between this pairing for years now. I have to scratch my head and wonder why this flaw hasn't been resolved long ago. It seems to me that DownThemAll! plus AntiContainer would be far and away the only image/media downloader worth having if they would finally bridge this gap.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (126.96.36.199-signed).
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
I love DTA. I've used it since its inception, its my favorite automated downloader (and I've tried them all, literally). I use Links almost exclusively to download (very rarely do I use Pictures and Media to download). As such, I also use Anti-Container, and cannot live without it.
I love the renaming masks. Very handy. However, quite often I wish there was a way to make DTA add my own text to the filename.
Here's an over-simplified example -
A web gallery with hundreds of jpegs, all Monet paintings, all named in number order (paintings1.jpg, paintings2.jpg, and so on). I want to download them all, but do not want to lose the original file names, so I would like DTA to add my own text "Monet_" to the beginning of the original filenames so that DTA saves the files to my storage as "Monet_paintings1.jpg" and "Monet_paintings2.jpg" and so on. It would be great to be able to quickly and easily add any text I choose to proceed DTA's renaming mask.
I appreciate any help or information you can give me. I thank you for your time and courtesy.