XDCC Fetcher is a PHP script that allows you to download files from XDCC. You need to simply go to a search site and do a search - this will give you an IRC server address, a channel name, a user nickname and a pack number. Copy & paste these details to an HTML form of XDCC Fetcher and the script will attempt to download the file.
This script is different from other XDCC leecher applications in that it does not join hundreds of channels looking for shared files and allowing to choose which one to download. You would need to specifically tell it what to download. The disadvantage of joining hundreds of channels is that this would eat your bandwidth and you will likely start getting disconnected from servers due to ping timeours, which may result in abortion of a download.
There are also advantages for this being a PHP script - firstly portability... you would be able to run this on your machine or upload it to a webhost which would do the downloading for you (and then you'd download the file later via FTP or whatever). Secondly, remote access. Since it's a PHP script, it can use a webserver and thus be available over the internet. So you might be at a friend's house and start a download on your PC at home.
To download XDCC Fetcher, please visit http://sourceforge.net/projects/xdccfetcher/. This also enables you to request features, submit bug reports and discuss the software.
|XDCC Search Sites
XDCC Fetcher is nothing without XDCC search sites. Fortunately there are a handful of these sites. Here are some of the best: