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Old August 25th, 2002
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Default Need a priority flag

it would be nice to be able to set a download's priority...
like:
1. Extremely important (immediate download)
2. More Important than the rest of the files (As Soon As Possible)
3. When possible (Whenever - after other are done - can be interrupted by 1or2)
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Old September 5th, 2002
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Default Re: Need a priority flag

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Originally posted by Unregistered
it would be nice to be able to set a download's priority...
like:
1. Extremely important (immediate download)
2. More Important than the rest of the files (As Soon As Possible)
3. When possible (Whenever - after other are done - can be interrupted by 1or2)
I don't really see the use. My downloads wouldn't be much different if I assigned them any priority. They happen if the host is up, or if the host doesn't cut me off, or if the host has available slots, or if the host has available bandwidth. I can have a list of files in my download queue for a week or more before anything gets completely downloaded.

The point is, my downloads are determined by other hosts, not me. All I can do is express my desires by creating a queue, and if someone happens to want to share a file with me, that's great. Setting priorities on the files won't change any of that.

You think priorities might be useful for allocating download bandwidth, but again, bandwidth that you get to use is still determined by the host. I have a DSL connection. Hosts typically send me stuff between 1K/sec and 10K/sec. My incoming data pipe, at 384K/sec, is plenty big enough to handle several simultaneous downloads at these speeds. Setting priorities on the individual files won't speed anything up because my incoming data pipe isn't even full.

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I kinda like that idea. It's possible that an option like that could be quite benificial.

Say for instance, you're looking for a file that you really, really want. Then while you're looking for that one, you happen to run across another file that also looks interesting, but is not as important as the other one. Because you have the "locations" grouped, you may not be exactly sure who you're downloading what from. It's quite possible that both those files might be on the same host. It'd be nice to set a lower priority to the less important file. That way, you wouldn't accidently start downloading the "less important" file and then your more important file would have to be put on hold (because of limited upload slots/per person) until the less important one completes.....

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