Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#2014 new feature-request

Add option to change data rate units from IEC to SI standard

Reported by: lazybones Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone: Future
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Deluge currently displays network transfer performance in si KBytes likes many OS, however network equipment and internet connections are almost always measured in KBits. It would be nice to have a UI option to change this display, instead having to multiply by 8 to relate the values

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by Cas

  • Summary changed from Option to change display units from si KiB/s to Kbits to Add option to change data rate units from IEC to SI standard

Deluge data rates are actually in IEC standard Kibibyte (KiB) so the conversion is multiplying by 8.39 to get kilobits.

Its a good idea but could be quite considerable effort to implement.

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by lazybones

Aww yes you are correct on both the decimal and the SI... However, in my head I don't do decimals all that well so 8 is close enough since the UI doesn't do it for me. :)

I deal with network equipment all day so KiB seems like an odd measurement to me.. Also when trying to calibrate your max upload and download speed test results are nearly always in Kbits as well... I know in other Torrent client forums it confuses the hell out of some users.

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by markovh

I could also really use this feature. Really important for me as everyone generally measures speed in bits. Most importantly, your isp likely does and people compare speeds of download/upload vs what their speed limits are on their internet connection

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