Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#4772 closed Enhancement (invalid)

Support one more non-standard magnet link format

Reported by: OsamaK Owned by:
Priority: Normal Milestone: None Set
Component: Transmission Version: 2.42
Severity: Normal Keywords: needinfo
Cc:

Description

Currently, The Pirate Bay's RSS feeds have a non-standard magnet link format that start with "magnet://" instead of only "magnet:".

It is not possible to add those using the "Open URL" dialog. Please support this format as well.

I use the GTK+ client of version 2.42 (1301.

Change History (4)

comment:1 follow-up: Changed 7 years ago by jordan

  • Keywords needinfo added

I'm not going to lose any sleep over supporting TPB, but just for the sake of argument: I'm not seeing this behavior on TPB.

For example when I look at <http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/7015951/Ubuntu_11.10_Desktop_32-bit>, the magnet link on that page is:

magnet:?xt=urn:btih:5cd734ded5c6a09c6eddc64d039c807b1257fa18&dn=Ubuntu+11.10+Desktop+32-bit&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.openbittorrent.com%3A80&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.publicbt.com%3A80&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.ccc.de%3A80

And I don't see the "magnet://" notation that you're referring to.

comment:2 in reply to: ↑ 1 Changed 7 years ago by OsamaK

I was referring to the RSS feeds of TPB. Anyway, it turned out that this wasn't the only thing wrong about their RSS feeds and it seems that they are working on fixing the whole thing.

I am not sure whether adding "" is a common non-standard usage or not, but I still think it would be nice to add something to recognize it.

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by livings124

So this is not a Transmission issue, but on their end?

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by jordan

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

For now I'm going to close this ticket since the request appears to be for a notation that nobody is using except TPB, and TPB is only using it by accident until they fix their RSS code.

In the abstract, I'm fine with supporting another notation if there's a good reason. There doesn't appear to be a good reason for this one though.

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