Ticket #450 (closed bug: fixed)
|Reported by:||Gollath||Owned by:||andar|
|Keywords:||padding files download issue||Cc:|
Bitcomet creates (if user wishes to do so) padding files.
Their name is like this:
_____padding_file_599_if you see this file, please update to BitComet 0.85 or above____ _____padding_file_12_if you see this file, please update to BitComet 0.85 or above____
Their purpose is to adjust file start to a new chunk. Their content is 0x00 straight away (afaik) of their size. This is insane as those files can make the torrent size grow about 5-10%. They are a waste of Bandwith.
- Automatically fill them with 0x00 and mark them as 100%, so you do not get to much overhead (which is about 5-10% ! ).
- Also make them invisible in files list (or maybe a checkbox)
- Mark them as "do not upload" or "low priority upload".
I marked this as major as I think it should be quite easy to implement. Also, this makes a major difference in both bandwith usage AND usability.