Net Transport 2.96j.700

3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 (209 votes)


Windows 2000/Server 2003/Vista/XP / Shareware; $25.00 / 54,531 downloads

Net Transport is a fast and powerful download tool. You may use it to download files from Internet servers. It now supports HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, MMS (Microsoft Media Services), and RTSP (Real-Time Streaming Protocol) - five protocols used to transfer data. It can use multiple threads to download files. If a site allows multithreaded downloads, you can expect much faster speeds. This is especially effective for MMS streams because they use a fixed transmission speed and loading several streams of the same file fully uses your Internet bandwidth.

  • Homepage

    Net Transport

  • Limitations

    Yes - 90 day timeout

  • Latest Changes

    - Added "Buffer" option for RTMP to control the recording performance

    - Added code for RTMP to process Connection general-header field

    - Modified to run Sniffer module as Administrator, so you could open the main program as normal user

    - Added code to limit the number of result lines for Sniffer, the earliest entries would be overlaid

    - Fixed file operation in UTF-8 encoding for SSH so that Desktop system could display correctly

    - Added "Parse browser click" context menu item for the drop window

Reviews of Net Transport

  1. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 2.94a.560 (Jul 6, 2010)

    Brilliant. Succeeds where all others fail. E.g. saving BBC iPlayer shows.

  2. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 2.88.488 (Oct 5, 2009)

    Net Transport 2.88 (Oct 6, 2009):
    * Smaller SSH code.
    * Added support to get LATM-based MPEG-4 Audio file via Darwin/QuickTime Streaming Server.
    * Modified CONNECT method to promote successful chance to record streaming via RTMP.
    * Fixed a crash bug while BT task was uploading.
    * Improved the upload transfer rate for BT.
    * Most socket connections were changed from non-blocking mode to blocking mode to improve transfer performance.

  3. 2 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 2.85.460 (Jun 8, 2009)

    I preferr Url Snooper. It's free!

  4. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 2.70.428 (Oct 23, 2008)

    I used to have the ancient version. on my machine. Its gone only becauseit does not work with FireFox! Of course the idiot who wrote this piece didn't bother to mention if this newer version does or not. Why download this software if I only get useless information????

  5. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 2.55.392 (Feb 12, 2008)

    Best streams' grabber out there.

  6. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 2.54.390 (Jan 15, 2008)

    Most other Download Managers don't handle streams as well. Great app!

  7. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 2.50.380 (Nov 6, 2007)

    Nice. I especially like the .rtsp and .asx stream ripping.

  8. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 2.47a (Sep 5, 2007)

    I'm still using version 1.94.281 which works great, I didn't like the newer version that much so I've stuck to the one that I have now.

  9. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 2.47a (Sep 5, 2007)

    i was using orbit downloader which was better than flashget. but this program is really the best in speed and of course needs improvement.

    for me the speed is everything.
    so i have compared this to orbit and for me:
    1st Net Transport
    2nd Orbit downloader
    3rd Flashget

    it would be the best and one if this program uses the same features of orbit downloader
    give a try and see the speed.

  10. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 2.47 (Aug 23, 2007)

    One of the best DL-managers, unfortunately not free.
    I still rate it 5, because it leeches from sources
    where other DL-managers fail. Anyway, sometimes its
    better to use getright or Flashget which now is free...

  11. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 2.27b (Jan 7, 2007)

    tscar12 is one of those ppl I have no idea what the fuk DO here at betanews.. say that a program is pointless+??

    U have ANY idea how useful this bugger is? its been able to get me streams that no other stream capturere has been able to get the correct url of.. its great for dlling masses of stuff.. i mean.. ur just.. dumb..

    great program.. even better now..

  12. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 2.27b (Jan 5, 2007)

    Net Transport 2.27b (2007.01.05):
    * Added: supports Windows Vista.

    Net Transport 2.27a (2007.01.02):
    * Fixed: [RTSP] another improperly processes bandwidth.
    * Added: [MMS/RTSP] limit the max number of streams for a particular site.

    Net Transport 2.27 (2006.12.26):
    * Added: [BT] option "Pickup Random Port".
    * Added: option "Backup Task Database".
    * Fixed: [RTSP] improperly processes bandwidth.
    * Added: [URL Sniffer] can get Flash URLs.
    * Enhanced: parse ASX script.
    * Improved: [HTTP] does with keyword "Content-Range".
    * Added: [BT] automatically closes the connection without any transmission data.
    * Added: [MMS] supports ASF over 4GB.
    * Fixed: [HTTP] no response data will delete downloaded file.

    Net Transport 2.26 (2006.12.03):
    * Added the Farsi manual.
    * Rewrote: [UPnP] can run under all Windows.

    Net Transport 2.25a (2006.10.31):
    * Improved: localization.
    * Fixed: associates with ".torrent" files.

    Net Transport 2.25 (2006.10.29):
    * Fixed: [FTP] regards zip file as a folder under Windows XP.
    * Added: [Torrent] can download certain files within torrent.
    * Added: Options/Monitor/Associates with ".torrent" files.
    * Fixed: [Torrent] reduces CPU usage.

    Net Transport 2.24 (2006.10.20):
    * Improved: [Torrent].

  13. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 2.27a (Jan 2, 2007)

    This is one of those programs that begs the question What's the point?

  14. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 2.22 (Aug 27, 2006)

    This software's name's NetXfer, and the recent version's 2.22.331

  15. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 2.11 (May 16, 2006)

    Net Transport is simply the best when it comes to grabbing streams.

    Gigaget and wellget both fail more then they succeed.

    Net Transport is solid and reliable.

    Version is the version I still end up using, the 2.x version change the layout some.

  16. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 2.10 (Feb 16, 2006)

    I used to be the biggest Net Transport fan, and I'm sorry that the author had personal problems which interrupted development a couple of years ago, but Net Transport's days are over.

    Gigaget cloned Net Transport and went further, while Net Transport was wasting time on the separate FTP Transport and pathetic directory naming problems (NetTransport vs. Net Transport vs. NetTransport2...gimme a break). I find it hilarious that Net Transport suddenly adds HTML parsing after Gigaget's release where HTML parsing is one of its key improvements over Net Transport.

  17. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 2.10 (Feb 15, 2006)

    Great app, my favorite downloader.

  18. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 2.0 (Oct 31, 2005)

    I like it. Simple, but not oversimplified, performs well, intuitive. Well done!

  19. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.94d (Sep 27, 2005)

    It's better than IDM and certainly much better than Flashget in the sense that Flashget is generating spyware. I use both, IDM and Net Transport.

  20. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.94c (Jul 7, 2005)

    Note to "Wings" :
    FlashGet does NOT have SpyWare. It's AdWare, FULLY disclosed in fact, until you REGISTER and BUY IT. I regg'd it and use it ALL the time. So, yes [DUH!] FlashGet with ads will slow your system down.

  21. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.94c (Jul 7, 2005)

    fdm does nearly the same (without the mms ..) :(
    for free

  22. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.94b (Jul 2, 2005)

    I was fed up with FlashGet and the stupid spyware or whatever it is and this program has a lot to offer what FlashGet hs to offer and does it as good, if not better than that product.

    As for the whiners who want everything free; it's redicolous that you rate the product lower because there is no freeware version. It's a good product and I fully understand that the author wants money for it. Get a job guys!

  23. 4 out of 5 stars
    wagner reatto

    Reviewing 1.94 (Feb 19, 2005)

    since i knew this software i use it; of course, freeware version. by the way, i really think authors could not change their polices - free to paid - when developing their FREEWARE software and after posting a final release(paid); at least, leaving a free version for those users helped testing it!

  24. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.93 (Dec 31, 2004)

    Best downloader I've ever used, but the nagging popups is annoying, especially since I can't even read what its saying.

  25. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.91 (Dec 18, 2004)

    This app is great and basically still free. I'm using 1.92.273 which is the latest released. The extra shareware features I really don't want or need in a http download manager.

    Best to use smartFTP and Putty for those features.

  26. 2 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.91 (Aug 2, 2004)

    good downloadmanager, but to sad it now brings up a popup with a shareware-reminder, even shareware is only the additional features.

    changes to free download manager now, sorry

  27. 2 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.90 (Jul 23, 2004)

    As always, the freebie gets the high ratings. Well, yuck, I hate it.

  28. 5 out of 5 stars
    wagner reatto

    Reviewing 1.90 (Jul 7, 2004)

    this is , imo, the best dl/m i ever used for all these days(years?!). for sure, the author has a right to change it to 'shareware', since he still continues to support all users that are using his software as 'freeware'; this crowd made nettransport what it is today.

  29. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.90 (Jun 25, 2004)

    One of the best download managers around. I have tried many free or paid (the paid apps had many things I never used and not very user friendly.

    I was wondering however when the good times would end & it would be offered as a pay app, so it came to know suprise when I saw this. If anyone kept track on creator's site he has been going through some difficulties.
    I am glad though that in a sense NTprt is still is a free app and you only have to pay for the minor enhancements if you ever use them which I am sure most of us do not. So I still give it a high rating and glad that this app is still around and hopefully will continue to be.

  30. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.90 (Jun 24, 2004)

    Just a follow on cricri_pingouin's bemoaning of this application becoming shareware. It is only the extra advanced features that are shareware. The program as it has been is still freeware. The features that you need to pay for are the following.
    SSL (Secure Sockets Layer)
    SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol)

    I should say that there is a minor problem with this latest Version 1.90. But it is a great application.

  31. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.90 (Jun 23, 2004)

    Shareware? Augh, worst news of the day, I was using this one solely because it was freeware. I'm sticking to 1.87 here, and maybe I'll move along to another freeware if a good one comes along :(
    Update: As mentionned above, the program w/o advanced features is still free, and with no nags as far as I could tell! So I reconsider my rating to 4 stars :)

  32. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.87 (Jun 14, 2004)

    first class freeware download manager...another one that`s gotten better with each new release..the only download manager i use..very good on 56k and just the job for downloading mp3s...nicely done..

  33. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.85a (Apr 11, 2004)

    This would be the perfect downloader if only it could download a file from multiple mirrors simultaneously. (It can download portions of a file simultaneously from the same source, and it can download multiple files simultaneously from one source each, but it can't assemble a file from multiple sources like GetRight.)

  34. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.85a (Apr 9, 2004)

    The program is great. I have used it for a long time since Star Downloader is not freeware anymore. I like it very much and consider it as one of the best in its class. Pity that we cannot expect quick development in the nearest future (read this and you will know what happened), but, of course, I understand the author.

  35. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.71 (Jan 20, 2004)

    very good program.. i use this instead of flashget(which was my fav) ..but this is better ..esp it supports stream download... only thing is that i hope i can modify the main toolbar buttons...since it is big and ugly

  36. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.70 (Jan 13, 2004)

    Interesting - all references to *SHAREWARE* are now removed from the FAQ. The author getting nervous perhaps? It's still an excellent program but I'm not fond of that kind of "waffling"...

  37. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.62 (Jan 3, 2004)


  38. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.60c (Dec 20, 2003)

    Wow, this great program is basically Flashget (an almost exact copy of it, it now has "Download all" etc) with the ability to download streaming media. Yes it's freeware as of now, but I see from the homepage that the author intends to make it shareware soon (7th Q & A): Regardless of that, it's an awesome piece of software and I've uninstalled Flashget in favor of it.

  39. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.60c (Dec 20, 2003)

    ADD HISTORY !!!!!

  40. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.53 (Dec 15, 2003)

    OMG..i have tried alot of shareware and freeware download manager b4, but this 1 really own them big time. Its bloody good, simple but bloody good. U'll nvr find any freeware download proggy better than this. No matter small or big download, it works bloody great. For the creator of this excellent proggy, i open endless amount of champagne and have a big toss : GOD BLESS U.

  41. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.53 (Dec 13, 2003)

    not yet tested...
    but it sounds good...
    what i miss is the small floating field for drop down downloadlinks
    mozilla firebird support

    nice to see a free flash get alternative :D

  42. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.53 (Dec 13, 2003)

    Three game demos downloaded over night (from different hosts I might add) - all corrupted. Great program. No, really.

  43. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.53 (Dec 11, 2003)

    Isn't compatible with Mozilla Firebird

  44. 2 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.53 (Dec 3, 2003)

    Don't have the integration with mozilla Firebird...

  45. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.53 (Dec 3, 2003)

    icon change option still not working. but they are working on it. i hope some guys create icon sets for this one. very good software!

  46. 2 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.53 (Dec 3, 2003)

    This program was a good addon to alleviate the normal tedious look of WindowsXP. But a check of resources showed that this program ate HUGE amounts of memory. They've since fixed this to a degree, but that fix came too late. UXTheme patcher is definitely the way to go. Doesn't use ANY resources, and does everything that this program does. The only problem is hunting down kewl now themes that aren't designed specifically for this program or WindowsBlinds. They're out there... but you have to hunt them down. In any case, this program is done. And it's certainly not worth paying for. Skip this one.

  47. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.53 (Dec 2, 2003)

    I had the same problem with the incomplete download on the first try, but very good program after the download worked the second time.

  48. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.53 (Dec 2, 2003)

    The first download was incomplete though it stated 100% download. But that is only the beginning. Thereafter everything is smooth. Speed -- exceptionally fast.

  49. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.53 (Dec 1, 2003)

    The software is an unbelieveable value for freeware, but it doesn't hold a candle to Leechget which is also free. I tried it out for the mms/rtsp handling, but it doesn't use IE cookies, so it can't handle my subscriber content, and even other content it was pretty weak on. This is cool software, and major kudos to the author, but it has a ways to go before it hits the bigtime.

  50. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.52 (Oct 27, 2003)

    This program is a good downloader that can download incredibly quickly, but it falls short in a couple of areas. First, it cannot find alternative mirrors, which severely cripples download rate when it's initially from a slow server. Second, it has a problem reacting to server problems. I've watched downloads speed until a point, at which they stop and sit there. It won't continue downloading until I pause it and resume it manually. Other than these flaws, it's a good downloader. It's speed is uncontested.

  51. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.50 (Sep 19, 2003)

    it just rulz!

  52. 5 out of 5 stars
    wagner reatto

    Reviewing 1.42 (Aug 29, 2003)

    this is a wonderful software. really fast!

  53. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.31 (Jul 14, 2003)

    Superb download manager !! And it's free !!

  54. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.21.160 (May 21, 2003)

    An excellent FREE alternative for FlashGet ( and old jetcar) fans.
    It works perfectly with IE covers as MyIE2 ...

  55. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.21.160 (May 11, 2003)

    I think it very useful,since it can download such as rspt,msn,etc. file.
    flashget cann't do it.

  56. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.21.160 (May 11, 2003)

    Dont understimate this app. It's really fast download. I tested it and I can assure you it's faster than that CRAPPY DOWNLOAD ACCELERATOR. The only thing is lacking it's the way you can download all links from a webpage (for such thing, reget and flashget are the best).
    Also it's free, multilanguage, ad/spyware *free*.

    I recomand to play with it, it's very nice and fast.
    The gui remember me -dunno why- the old jetcar ^_^;

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