Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#2139 new plugin-request

Support Metalink

Reported by: gquigs Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone: Future
Component: Core Version: master (git)
Keywords: Cc:

Description

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metalink

"Metalink is a cross-platform and cross-application Internet standard/framework/file format for programs that download, including download managers, BitTorrent? clients, Web browsers, FTP clients, and P2P programs. For increased convenience, the multiple download locations for a file (FTP/HTTP/P2P) and other metadata in HTTP header fields and/or an XML file with the extension .meta4 or .metalink."

Specific use case that just happened to me: I want to download an Ubuntu ISO of Alpha 3.

With Metalink: There are no seeders. Because I clicked on the metalink, deluge can automatically fall back to wget. Extra benefit, torrents can become better seeded.

What happens now: I try the torrent.. It never goes anywhere. I switch to using wget.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by Cas

  • Component changed from other to core
  • Type changed from bug to plugin-request

I think this would be better served as a plugin rather than core feature.

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