Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

#450 closed bug (Fixed)

padding files

Reported by: Gollath Owned by: andar
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: Core Version: 0.9.06 (1.0.0_RC6)
Keywords: padding files download issue Cc:

Description

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____

etc.

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.

Therefore:

  • 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.

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BitComet#Padding_Files

Regards

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by anonymous

  • Milestone 1.0.0 deleted

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by andar

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed
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