Can I sequence the files I download? This is quite a common question. This entry will try to answer it and offer solutions.
Why is this "feature" not implemented in Transmission?
Because it makes the overall swarm's health worse.
But I want to sequence the files I download, how do I do it ?
There're two methods basically, one DIY that requires a bit of code changing and the "user friendly" version.
1) DIY code changing approach:
Tweak compareRefillPiece() in libtransmission/peer-mgr.c
/* otherwise go with our random seed */ return tr_compareUint16( a->random, b->random );
/* otherwise download the pieces in order */ return tr_compareUint16( a->piece, b->piece );
2) "User-friendly" approach:
In the file inspector, change the priorities "by hand".