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[FEATURE REQUEST] Option for downloading a specific range of pieces instead of entire file #10760

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Dieohnysius opened this issue Jun 4, 2019 · 0 comments

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commented Jun 4, 2019

What is the problem

Most devices can only connect to one internet connection, one hotspot. Many times for huge files, it takes many days to download a torrent this way, especially with daily download limits set by the ISPs. But if there existed an option to partially download within a specific range of pieces, then two or more friends could complete the same torrent in fraction of the same time.
SINCE two incomplete downloads of the same torrent can always be split into the same number of parts, and recombined with command-line utilities like https://www.fastfilejoiner.com

A question on Superuser(@StackExchange https://superuser.com/questions/289392/merging-uncompleted-torrent-files) discusses the same feature, and introduces a utility called merge-torrent that works only on uTorrent.
https://code.google.com/archive/p/mergetorrent/

After all parts have been downloaded separately, they could just be copied into the correct qbit download folder, and an option within qBit could combine those files, since the app can verify which pieces have not been downloaded. Then a final internet connection would be required to finalize the download the check entire file, and/or fix tiny missing parts which qBit does even today anyways.

We dont even need qBit to do the splitting, that can be done manually. What we need is the range-only download option, thats it!

I understand there might be file types that cannot go along this idea but the majority could. My 57gb rar torrent of a game could. XD

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