Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#6145 closed Enhancement (wontfix)

Allow viewing/selecting files in archive formats while downloading

Reported by: werrel3 Owned by:
Priority: Normal Milestone: None Set
Component: Transmission Version: 2.92
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc:

Description

When downloading a torrent that contains a single huge file in an archive format eg zip, rar, iso, it would be useful to be able to see the list of files inside the archive and be able to select/deselect individual files for download while the torrent is downloading. This could also indicate if the archive is password protected.

Obviously Transmission would need to download the pieces containing the archive index first. Perhaps some sort of plugin mechanism could be used to allow support for different archive formats.

There is also the issue of how to store the archive with missing files. Depending on how the archive format it may be possible to just leave the non downloaded pieces as all zeroes (or holes on filesystems that support it) and let the unarchive application report some files as not extractable due to checksum errors.

If selecting individual files for download in an archive is not feasible it would still be useful to be able to list the contents of archives while downloading as some torrents are posted in an archive format with little or no description of their contents.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by mike.dld

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

This sounds too advanced to me, and out of scope of this project.

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