I've installed transmission on my Raspbmc distro and it's been working great. The only thing I've noticed is that it can only download five torrents concurrently; anything after that is queued. I've tried running transmission-remote -h and looking through all the possible options, and the closest things I can find to changing this option are --downlimit and --no-downlimit, but those pertain to the speed of the downloads, not the number of downloads. Is there any way to change the limit on the number of torrents download at one time?


Edit the file ~/.config/transmission/settings.json and update the value of "download-queue-size": 5.

See documentation.

  • oh, d'oh. I should've thought to check that. Thanks! – 3cheesewheel Nov 24 '13 at 23:37
  • Also, do not forget to check if "download-queue-enabled": is set to true, – Emil Teofanov May 8 '15 at 15:26

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