Opened 14 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

Last modified 13 years ago

#558 closed Enhancement (invalid)

Option to bias towards downloading chunks in file order

Reported by: pbenner Owned by:
Priority: Normal Milestone: None Set
Component: Transmission Version: 0.96
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc:

Description

On Sun, Dec 23, 2007 at 04:44:29PM -0800, Josh Triplett wrote:

I'd like to have an option to, given a choice between multiple equally useful chunks, bias towards requesting chunks from earlier in the file. Ideally, if transmission always has its choice of chunks and can keep saturating available bandwidth, it should download contiguous chunks from the beginning of the file. This would allow programs that can handle partial files to usefully process a partial download. For instance, most video players can play a partially downloaded video file, and nautilus can thumbnail such files.

Similarly, when downloading a multi-file torrent, transmission could bias towards completing partial files.

  • Josh Triplett

http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=457633

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by charles

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

On the surface this sounds like a good idea -- in fact, some older versions of Transmission did a variation of this -- but in practice it can cause very unhealthy swarms. I don't think this is a good idea for Transmission.

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