Downloading Evolved with Metalink
May 14, 2007, 06:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Mayank Sharma: Let's begin with the
traditional what is question--what is Metalink? Is it another way
to download 'stuff'?
"Anthony Bryan: Yep, Metalink is a way to
download 'stuff.' But it's not a new transfer protocol like FTP or
P2P method. It attempts to make the traditional download process
simpler by automating advanced features and hiding complexity where
possible. It's something that download programs like Web browsers,
FTP programs, download managers, and P2P clients support.
Information about the files to be downloaded is stored in a simple
XML file with a .metalink extension..."