SiCKRAGETV/SickRage

Dowload single episode from multiepisode or season torrent

gborri asked for this feature about 2 years ago — 9 comments

gborri commented about 2 years ago

Today if you choose to download an episode, and on torrent is available only multiepisode or season torrent the whole season or all episode from multiepisode will be downloaded. In order to not fillup disk should have to be possible to download a single episode.

WebSpider commented about 2 years ago

Only possible if we can recognize the file names. Also, it is not considered polite to only get a partial torrent, and not to seed back. We would need some discussion on how 'nice' we want SR to behave in torrent clouds.

| gborri commented about 2 years ago

Is it possible to recognize filename, i've done it. I think that is also polite because you share the episode you have downloaded.

kossboss commented about 2 years ago

thinking about this I see 2 methods this could expand to

(METHOD1) Give option "download full seasons to get single episodes (your a nice torrenter)" then if thats click. you can download the season. unpar. unrar. whatever. pick the episode you want & PP. seed for as long as specify. (method1 win)

(METHOD2) Give option "search full season to get single episode (your an incosiderate torrenter)".then if thats click. then the person is demeed incosiderate. the season partially downloads the needed episode file or files (if it can) and unpar unrar whatever and PP.

** I assume if the whole season came rared up then this would be hard to do & method1 is better (as you will need to download every rar of the season just to get the one episode) (method1 win).

** if each episode is rared up then this works (method2 win).

** if nothing is rarred up then its even better (method2 win).

kossboss commented about 2 years ago

thinking about this I see 2 methods this could expand to

(METHOD1) Give option "download full seasons to get single episodes (your a nice torrenter)" then if thats click. you can download the season. unpar. unrar. whatever. pick the episode you want & PP. seed for as long as specify. (method1 win)

(METHOD2) Give option "search full season to get single episode (your an incosiderate torrenter)".then if thats click. then the person is demeed incosiderate. the season partially downloads the needed episode file or files (if it can) and unpar unrar whatever and PP.

** I assume if the whole season came rared up then this would be hard to do & method1 is better (as you will need to download every rar of the season just to get the one episode) (method1 win).

** if each episode is rared up then this works (method2 win).

** if nothing is rarred up then its even better (method2 win).

| gborri commented about 2 years ago

@kossboss At least fot trasmission you can do it by client. I don't think that the person that has realized such an option is inconsiderate. I think that there is people that has not much disk space to donwload a whole season or multiepisode for all the show he is watching. the contribution to the comunity is saved because he share what he is downloading.

| OmgImAlexis commented about 2 years ago

@gborri if the user has any private trackers enabled we'd basically have to force this to be disabled otherwise there's a good chance they'd find out and just because it's added disallow SR access to them. This isn't something I can see being added any time soon since it's not how torrents should work. If you torrent something you should download the whole torrent otherwise the swarm ends up with missing pieces. More often than not when downloading an old show I get this exact issue where people only wanted a file or two so that's all they downloaded/seeded back.

| gborri commented about 2 years ago

Omgimalexis i haven't understood what.are.you saying. But the point is that torrent client permit it, so why not using it?

| mrmachine commented about 2 years ago

BTN allows partial download if it is less than 10%. So SickRage would need to look at the total and partial size to work that out. Also it would need to know if it grabbed a single episode from a 13 episode season pack, and then the user searches for another episode, that doing two partial downloads for the season would exceed 10% and instead grab the whole season. ideally by adding the rest of the files to the existing torrent (if it's still active in the client).

This could get messy. Probably why we just always grab the whole season until now.

Another option would be to add the torrent paused if it has multiple files, so the user can open their torrent client and manually select which files to get if they don't want the whole season. This is what I have done in the past.

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