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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..."

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