Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#5050 closed Enhancement (duplicate)

Download metadata only for magnet links.

Reported by: hobarrera Owned by:
Priority: Normal Milestone: None Set
Component: Transmission Version: 2.61
Severity: Normal Keywords:


With torrent files, I could select which files to download from a torrent, and exclude the rest. With magnet links, the file list isn't available when the torrent is added, and as soon as the metadata is retreived, all the files in the torrent start downloading.

A "download metadata only" option would be useful when adding a new magnet link. When selected, instead of downloading the entire torrent, all the metadata would be downloaded (which includes the file list), and then the torrent would be paused. This, of course, means that I'd have to manually select the file list at some later point and manually resume the torrent.

Currently, if I add a huge torrent, it might start a few very huge files, and use up all my disk space. The only workaround is to actually sit and wait for metadata to compelte (which can take a long while with poorly-seeded torrents), and pause the torrent as soon as it's done retreiving it.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by livings124

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

This is covered by #4808.

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