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Offline awGole

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one req - download sorting
« on: September 05, 2007, 04:42:47 AM »
there's really just one thing missing for me in ab.. at least that has come to mind :)
and that is some sort of expanded download sorting.
and i've come up with two versions of it that would work wonders (at least for me hehe).
pictures should be rather self explanatory.
so.. in particular order.. since i find the 1st example most useful :P

1.user configurable toplevel in download tab treeview.



2.multiple download tabs.



i dont know how hard it would be to implement something like this, or if there's even enough interest, but i thought i'd throw it out here at least.

thanks for your time and a great program :)

Offline Hecks

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one req - download sorting
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2007, 05:27:30 AM »
So, basically you mean something like download categories?  With option, when queueing files, to select a category?

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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2007, 06:49:11 PM »
A very good idea :)

As I read it, then it is download categories. Also with the ability to select a specific download path for each category.
Would give a much better overview of what you have downloaded, instead of everything just mixed up ;-)

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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2007, 06:59:20 PM »
This would, if possible a nice new feature.
Just create goups in the setup, and then when downloading a pulldown menu for selecting the correct group, where the files are downloaded according the given path in the setup.

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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2007, 07:08:33 PM »
Perhaps a "auto-select" for which group to add it too, compared to the newsgroup where the download is coming from. Of cause a bit more difficult, but could be nice :D

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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2007, 08:56:31 PM »
Quote from: "Hecks"
So, basically you mean something like download categories?  With option, when queueing files, to select a category?

-Hecks


yes :)

Quote from: "stingbat"
A very good idea

As I read it, then it is download categories. Also with the ability to select a specific download path for each category.
Would give a much better overview of what you have downloaded, instead of everything just mixed up


yes :)

Quote from: "andreasfc"
This would, if possible a nice new feature.
Just create goups in the setup, and then when downloading a pulldown menu for selecting the correct group, where the files are downloaded according the given path in the setup.


and yes :)

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how you specify different categories could be as simple as an editbox in preferences.. where you type in something like this...

"Music - Pop" * *
"Music - Rap" * *


where the 1st * is download dir and the 2nd * completed/unrar dir.
and if you leave it like that it uses the default dl & complete dirs,
which would render it just a sorting function in the download tab.
but if you specify the complete dir that takes over from the default one,
and you can sort the actual downloaded files as well (of course you could then specify a specific download location as well if you'd want to).
like so..

"Music - Rap" * "m:/ab/Music - Pop"
"Music - Rap" "m:/ab/dowloads" *
"Music - Rap" "m:/ab/dowloads" "m:/ab/Music - Pop"


and you can be as specific, or as general as you want with the categories, to make it fit what you want :)

"Music" * *
"Movies" * *


or

"Music - Rap" * *
"Movies - Horror" * *


or

"absm.whatever" * *
"abm.something" * *


aso

ok.. enough rambling :P

but as i said in my original post.. i have no idea how hard it would be to do since i'm a complete noob when it comes to coding hehe. but i do think it would be a nice feature.

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Re: one req - download sorting
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2008, 05:20:10 PM »
here are my thoughts about categorized downloads which i also wrote in #alt.binz

[17:13] <p1nky> i visualize the following
[17:14] <p1nky> in setup downloads #3 i can define categories
[17:14] <p1nky> when pressing ctrl-d then to download smthg i can select the category
[17:14] <p1nky> and it goes to a subfolder = category name
[17:14] <p1nky> eg
[17:15] <p1nky> default download folder = d:\downloads
[17:15] <p1nky> then i add files from porn category
[17:15] <p1nky> by choosing porn category in popup menu after pressing ctrl-d
[17:16] <p1nky> and files are downloaded to d:\downloads\porn\release.name
[17:16] <p1nky> when adding another rls by default it selects the peviously selected category
[17:16] <p1nky> i check it and add my thoughts
[17:17] <p1nky> problem is that my download folder gets pretty messy after some time
[17:17] <p1nky> with all kinds of shit being mixed in there
[17:18] <p1nky> personally i wouldn't tie it to group or release names

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Re: one req - download sorting
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2008, 06:32:45 PM »
yeah.. i'd like both the sorted-by-category-when-downloaded and the sorted-in-categories-in-queue-list. since as you say p1nky, the dl folder can easily get very messy. But for me the queue window gets almost equally messy, nowdays when i have 2/3 of a year in retention i dont have to grab it all as i find it, as always was the case before when you had like a week/month of retention. My solution so far has been to manually "tag" the stuff in queue list so it can be sorted in there, and when downloaded, depending on what it is. But that is neither fun nor practical, even if it gets the job done :)
« Last Edit: April 13, 2008, 06:39:40 PM by awGole »

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Re: one req - download sorting
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2009, 11:27:52 AM »
there's really just one thing missing for me in ab.. at least that has come to mind :)
and that is some sort of expanded download sorting.
and i've come up with two versions of it that would work wonders (at least for me hehe).
pictures should be rather self explanatory.
so.. in particular order.. since i find the 1st example most useful :P

1.user configurable toplevel in download tab treeview.


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+ 1

I know the Request is almost 2 years old, but i just noticed it now and especialy the first idea could solve two problems at once. One beeing how to direct downloads more efficiently to the desired dl and unrar locations and the second how to improve oversight in large queues.    Additionally it achieves this in a way altbinz-users are already familiar with...

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Re: one req - download sorting
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2009, 05:13:51 PM »
Epic bump.;)

+1

although I still prefer the more flexible sabnzbd approach:

https://www.altbinz.net/forum/index.php?topic=2419.0


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« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2009, 05:30:21 PM »
You people just don't have enough data in that queue. With 240 days retention I still need to grab the oldest first because it'll be gone in like 2 days :P

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« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2009, 05:48:16 PM »
Epic bump.;)

+1

although I still prefer the more flexible sabnzbd approach:

https://www.altbinz.net/forum/index.php?topic=2419.0



yeah for directing downloads the sabnzbd approach has advantages but it tiedy up the queue... this addional level would make organize collections much easier and would also work well with user-defined categorey. it would offer the possibility to apply user-defined category all to collections under the same top-level-structure at once without scrolling and searching...

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Re: one req - download sorting
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2009, 05:59:55 PM »
You people just don't have enough data in that queue. With 240 days retention I still need to grab the oldest first because it'll be gone in like 2 days :P

thats just it. as the amount of data rises more structural layers are needed to keep everything easy to find. coz' sometimes u wanna download something because ur in the mood to not just to prevent it from gettin' outside the reach of ur retention 

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« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2009, 07:17:25 PM »
You people just don't have enough data in that queue. With 240 days retention I still need to grab the oldest first because it'll be gone in like 2 days :P

thats just it. as the amount of data rises more structural layers are needed to keep everything easy to find. coz' sometimes u wanna download something because ur in the mood to not just to prevent it from gettin' outside the reach of ur retention 
You didn't get my point. There is currently just over 10TB of data in my queue. Which means I'll have to grab the oldest first or I'll be too late by the time I get to the end. So in this scenario the only sorting that's ever gonna be used is sort by date. Hence my 'you don't have enough data in there'.

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Re: one req - download sorting
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2009, 07:29:08 PM »
10 TB in a single queue is obviously the exception, since it's 1) silly, and 2) a terrible way to use the queue.  I don't even want to know why you think you need to leech virtually the entire newsfeed with a client like Alt.Binz, but anyway .... :P

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