New option? Test first and halt downloading when failed?

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New option? Test first and halt downloading when failed?

Postby nbwul62 » Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:11 am

Right now, when opening a nzb of collection of files, I do the following:
expand the collection, so to get the entire list
Select the first and r-click 'Test' (or from the menu bar > Option > Test)
If it is okay, then I tag the entire nzb

Idea. How about having this as an option?

Meaning to say: user 'launch' nzb, click on download, Newbin Pro will then run a test on one of the files inside - when it fails, it will not process the other files, else it will queue the files.
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Re: New option? Test first and halt downloading when failed?

Postby Quade » Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:26 pm

Seems complicated. 6.82 will already abort a download if it's >10% failed. Just because one fails does that mean the rest will fail?

Keep in mind too that modern obscured NZB's need to be fed directly to the download list to be downloaded properly.
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Re: New option? Test first and halt downloading when failed?

Postby nbwul62 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:00 am

Sorry for the delay. I didn't receive a notification, though notification was tagged.
It also slipped my mind.

Thanks for reply.
Okay, when it is too complicated, forget it.
My experience so far is that if the test fails, then all has been removed from the server.
If the test is okay, then all is available.

Anyway, no problem, it was just an idea.
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Re: New option? Test first and halt downloading when failed?

Postby Quade » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:16 pm

What I'm saying is that the failure is already short circuited so once 10% fails the whole download fails. What's complicated is trying to make one download depend on another download when they run independently.

I think the 10% failure thing will quickly dispose of files that can't be downloaded.
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