I am downloading some TV Series using uTorrent . But I want to download on the basis of the episode ( File name ) sequentially . So I want the 4th episode to start downloading only after the first three are finished . Currently I am changing the file priority for 2/3 torrents to high and all others are skipped . Thanks in advance
According to this question sequential downloading is not supported and won't be. Maybe there are plugins for this for uTorrent.
However, this feature comes with a health warning:
Attempts to download the selected torrents in sequential order. Torrent pieces are usually downloaded in an optimal order which maximizes speed and benefits to the swarm health. Downloading in sequential order is useful for preview files. However, this feature is against Bittorrent protocol recommendations due to its negative effect on the swarm. It is thus discouraged to use this feature. A more detailed explanation of why this feature is bad is available here
- Open uTorrent
- Press shift+F2 (hold them for the next step)
- Go to Options -> Preferences -> Advanced
See uTorrent settings with opened parameters bt.sequential_download (use this for sequential download one movie) and bt.sequential_files (use this for sequential download TVseries from in that sequence as specified in torrent file).
Tixati supports this out of the box, along with many nifty features.
Here is a demonstration GIF:
As far as I know there is no way to control what files of a torrent are downloaded first due to the very nature of a Torrent. If it were possible to do so then I would imagine Torrents would lose their viability for a method of downloading files quickly (again, due to the nature in which torrents are executed).
I recall looking something similar to this up a long time ago and was unable to find anything useful. Did a bit of looking around again and got just about the same responses :/
There's a roundabout way to do this if it's a video on the current 3.5 build of uTorrent.
This used to be an advanced option in uTorrent you could set for all torrents, but now the only way to do it is if you click on the torrent, go to the files tab below the torrent list, rick click the video, Copy Stream URL, open that up with a video player such as VLC and then it will set that file to download sequentially. After that, you can either leave the video running closing the player should keep it downloading sequentially afterward.
Unfortunately, with this method, you have to explicitly trigger it for the video, and cannot have it default to this for all torrents/files.
- Click on the torrent file you are downloading.
- Select "files" tab.
- Click on any file
- Hit Ctrl+A to select all files
- Right click on the selection and click on "Prioritize by File Order"
As I know you can do this on uTorrent. All you need to do is to download the latest version of uTorrent. You can do this here https://freewindows10.download/ or at the official website.
After you should install and open it and press shift+F2 and parallel open the advanced preferences. Use bt.sequential_download to download one movie and bt.sequential_files to download TV-series sequentially