Meddio

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  1. My concern is how the area where the names/files are will be expanded-stretched to see/edit longer names. In the "long" version - you could just widen the dialog to be able to see *all* the longer names! There can be a simple draggable separator, just like the one between the tree and the file list in Windows Explorer. You drag it to the right - the torrent files list contracts and the info part (with the Path/Name fields) expands. You drag it to the left - the info area contracts and the tree area expands. I'll make the illustrating mockup later.
  2. I like this one. If enabling and disabling the checkbox would "magically" add and remove (toggle) the subfolder prefix to the "Save in" path (on each click) it would be quite convenient, simple and won't take much screen space. And there won't be any redundant fields like in all previous variants (including mine). But the developers need to find the best solution with each and every small detail: What happens if the user changes the "Name" field? Should uTorrent use the changed name as added/removed prefix or it should use the original torrent name? What happens in this situation: 1) the "Save In" field was initially set to "D:\Shows" 2) original torrent name was "Dexter Season 3 WEB-DL 720p" 3) user enables the checkbox "Save the torrent inside the subfolder..." 4) the fullpath path becomes as follows: "D:\Shows\Dexter Season 3 WEB-DL 720p" 5) user modifies the path manually to "D:\Shows\Dexter\Season 3" 6) and then our genius user disables the checkbox. What should uTorrent do? - It can reset the "Save In" field to it's initial state - It could remove the last folder (all the text after the last backslash including "\") - Or in the case when the text value of the "Name" field isn't found in the text value of the "Save in" field uTorrent should do nothing? But in that case after enabling the checkbox again our idiot user will end up with the following ugly path: "D:\Shows\Dexter\Season 3\Dexter Season 3 WEB-DL 720p" I like the proposed approach, but it's realization should be foolproof. Otherwise there will be tons of displeased comments. And we will never have a single working concept.
  3. Subfolder checkbox can be renamed to "Create subfolder:" - this way the result will be absolutely obvious. Why? Multiple-files torrent is just a collection of files. It doesn't necessary have the container folder. The folder that is created by uTorrent to save the torrent contents is not necessary the real folder put to the torrent file by the releaser. No, it's just the folder uTorrent is creating for user convenience. It's name is usually based on the torrent name (specified by releaser). But that is all. The expression "all multi file torrents always go in a folder" has nothing to do with the torrent contents. It is based on the some approach of saving torrent files that is BTW changing from one version to another. The use of this subfolder is just an option. And the user should be able to choose.
  4. I like this idea of putting the torrent directory/file-structure to the right and info and saving options to the left. The display area is horizontal (5:4, 4:3, 16:9) but current uTorrent builds don't use the horizontal space at all making us scroll and scroll and scroll.
  5. Feature request: Each torrent has the Comment field (which is shown in the Add Torrent dialog and in the Info Tab when you select the torrent in the list). Many trackers (especially the private ones) put the URL leading to the torrent information page to this Comment field. It would be great if uTorrent would parse the comment value searching for URLs and would make the links clickable (so that the user won't need to right-click this field and to copy-paste the URL to the browser).
  6. L'ombra, If you read few previous posts you'll see that users are complaining that they can't get rid of the unnecessary subfolders. That's why there's an option in my design to disable the subfolder creating. I don't understand what is to guess here: The files from multiple-files torrent can be saved either directly to some parent folder or to the subfolder in this parent folder. And the user should have an alternative. I'll give an example: Here's some multiple-files torrent file: http://zoink.it/torrent/CD7673D6AC8CF554C409448784FF519935CC95EE.torrent uTorrent (build 27547) shows the following dialog: Where "Save in" (value: D:\Shows\Borgias) is the last used path, and "Name" (value: The Borgias - The Complete Season 2 [HDTV]) is the name chosen by the torrent releaser. If I click [OK] uTorrent will create the subfolder "The Borgias - The Complete Season 2 [HDTV]" in the last used (or chosen) parent folder "D:\Shows\Borgias". The resulting path will become: "D:\Shows\Borgias\The Borgias - The Complete Season 2 [HDTV]" You can change this long name to something shorter like just "Borgias S02" but you can't remove it completely. The files will be saved like this: D:\Shows\Borgias\The Borgias - The Complete Season 2 [HDTV]\The.Borgias.S02E01.REAL.HDTV.x264-ASAP.mp4 D:\Shows\Borgias\The Borgias - The Complete Season 2 [HDTV]\The.Borgias.S02E02.HDTV.x264-ASAP.mp4 D:\Shows\Borgias\The Borgias - The Complete Season 2 [HDTV]\The.Borgias.S02E03.HDTV.x264-ASAP.mp4 This is current behavior of uTorrent. According to my design you will get the same result by enabling the "Subfolder" checkbox. It would mean: Where: * - The Borgias - The Complete Season 2 [HDTV] ** - D:\Shows\Borgias\ Many users (including me) won't be glad if this subfolder is created, and would like to save the files from the torrent directly to the parent folder (D:\Shows\Borgias). Like this: D:\Shows\Borgias\The.Borgias.S02E01.REAL.HDTV.x264-ASAP.mp4 D:\Shows\Borgias\The.Borgias.S02E02.HDTV.x264-ASAP.mp4 D:\Shows\Borgias\The.Borgias.S02E03.HDTV.x264-ASAP.mp4 Currently uTorrent doesn't give the user an option to do so. According to my design you will get the same result by disabling the "Subfolder" checkbox. It would mean:
  7. Ok, how about something like this? I've removed the unnecessary fieldsets and saved some vertical space. And the checkbox in my opinion should toggle the need to create the subfolder (instead of the ability to change the "Display name" (or the "List name")). Single: When the user changes the "File name" the "Display name" changes simultaneously. But when the user changes the "Display name" the "File name" remains the same. "Display name" field is not mandatory when we deal with single-file torrents, but users will get used to the concept more quickly if this field will be present in both cases (single/multiple). Multiple: When you want to save the torrent contents directly to some selected folder without creating a subfolder all you have to do is to remove the checkbox. And again: when you change the "Subfolder" text uTorrent changes the "Display name" simultaneously. But when you edit the "Display name" the "Subfolder" value stays the same. uTorrent should remember the last state of the checkbox. _____ This approach is quite simple and obvious and users will quickly get used to it. And for those who won't understand the purpose of the "Display name" (or "List name", "Torrent name", etc.) field the developers can add informative tooltip for each field and the checkbox. ___ BTW there may be an option to hide the "Display name" field as some users don't care about the names of the torrents in the list and will find this field redundant.
  8. First of all I was talking about the temporary solution, not about the concept. Unfortunately there's no concept in current builds. Secondly you didn't understand what I was talking about. I meant the multiple-files torrents like the tv show season (containing 22 episodes). And you are talking about single-file torrents, like the separate episode. It would be foolish to rename the separate episodes (s01e01, s01e02, s01e03) to S02, S02, S02. In that case you should set "Save in" to "D:\Shows\House" and "Name" will be different and automatic each time. So what's the problem? "Awesome" was for the ability to modify the torrent's display name, not for current realization that forces the creation of subfolder with this name.
  9. jbebad, I don't require anyone to do anything. I just don't want to lose the ability to define the name of the torrent in the torrent list (in the Add Torrent dialog) - this feature is awesome (if you have hundreds of torrents). I just described the way to override the creation of the subfolder. Please read the second part of my post (added a few minutes ago). Do you mean the behavior like this?
  10. I love the behaviour of "Save in" + "Name" fields in the build #27547, especially the fact that the value of the "Name field" defines the name of the torrent in uTorrent's table. For me the ability to define the torrent name for multiple-files torrents (which will be displayed in torrents list later on) is far more important than the ability to save torrents w/o subfolders. If you want to get rid of the subfolder you can use some tricks like this one: Let's say you have some torrent with TV show season. The releaser defined the name "House M.D. Season 2 720p". And you want to save the contents of this torrent to your local folder "D:\Shows\House" w/o any subfolders. All you have to do is to specify the corresponding values in "Save In" and "Name" fields: "Save in" will be set to "D:\Shows" and "Name" will be set to "House" (your parent folder name). uTorrent will add the torrent with the name "House" to it's list and the contents of this torrent will be saved directly to "D:\Shows\House". All you have to do (to beautify your torrents list) is to find the torrent with the name "House" and rename it to "House S02" or "House Season 2", etc. (otherwise you'll have 8 torrents with the same name after adding 8 seasons). ______________________ If the developers want to keep both abilities (to accurately define the full path and to define the torrent name in the torrents table) the naming rules should be as follows: For single-file torrents: 1) "Save In" field defines the path 2) "Name" field defines both the filename and the name of the torrent in the list. For multiple-files torrents: 1) "Save In" field defines the full path: - If the last used folder was "D:\Shows\House" and the name of the torrent (defined by releaser) is "House M.D. Season 2 720p" uTorrent should set the "Save in" field value to "D:\Shows\House\House M.D. Season 2 720p". - If the user chooses another folder from the dropdown list this folder should be considered to be parent. So the new path will be set to "D:\SomeOldPath\House M.D. Season 2 720p". - If the user clicks [...] and choses some new path, the new path should be than used like the absolute path (not just parent!). So after closing the Windows "Save to" dialog (invoked by clicking [...]) the "Save In" value will be "D:\SomeNewPath" but not "D:\SomeNewPath\House M.D. Season 2 720p". - On any step user should be able to modify the "Save in" field manually, defining the full path. 2) And the "Name" field in the case of the multiple-files torrents should have only one purpose: to define the name of the torrent in torrents table. But modification of the "Name" field should in no case change the resulting path. This behavior resembles the old one (when there was no separate "name" field) and it may be the same behavior the developers want to get rid of. As for me I don't like it either. But it may clear up all the misunderstandings related to the process of defining both the full path and the torrent name, and will also let the user choose whether the subfolder is created.
  11. OK, here's full info: uTorrent is "installed" in Portable mode: F:\uTorrentTest\utorrent.exe - build 3.2.1.27554 F:\uTorrentTest\resume.dat - empty text file F:\uTorrentTest\settings.dat - empty text file EXE file is started with "/recover" key. Here are the torrent files: 1) http://torrent.zoink.it/Eureka.S05E11.720p.HDTV.x264-IMMERSE.[eztv].torrent 2) http://torrent.zoink.it/The.Glades.S03E05.HDTV.x264-2HD.[eztv].torrent 1) I open the first URL and save the torrent contents to "D:\Save": Here's the resulting path: 2) Then I open the second link and the "Save in" field contains some random Chinese characters instead of "D:\Save": The resulting path (if I click OK) will be like this: 3) If i open some other torrent, the "Save In" field becomes even more strange (and I can't click OK - the error is displayed): If I replace utorrent.exe (build 27554) in "F:\uTorrentTest\" with previous build (27547) everything works correctly (uTorrent remembers the last used folder and places it's path in the "Save In" filed, when the Add Torrent Dialog is displayed). ________ OS: Windows 7 SP1 x64 Russian The problem persists regardless of uTorrent language settings (english/russian).
  12. And one more bug with Add Torrent Dialog in the build #27554: 1) open any torrent and save it to any path (like D:\Path) 2) when you open another torrent the Add Torrent Dialog shows some garbage in the "Save In" field instead of the last saved path (D:\Path): it is either empty (then the torrent contents is saved to the uTorrent program folder) or it is filled with some Chinese hieroglyphs and spaces. I've tested this bug with completely new portable "installation" of uTorrent (build 27554). So the issue isn't related to some old resume.dat and settings.dat files. Going back to #27547 (where uTorrent doesn't mess with the last saved path).
  13. Oh, yes, you are right - I noticed the build number but missed the updated version suffix (3.2.x).
  14. And one more bug with Add Torrent Dialog in the build #27554: 1) open any torrent and save it to any path (like D:\Path) 2) when you open another torrent the Add Torrent Dialog shows some garbage in the "Save In" field instead of the last saved path (D:\Path): it is either empty (then the torrent contents is saved to the uTorrent program folder) or it is filled with some Chinese hieroglyphs and spaces. I've tested this bug with completely new portable "installation" of uTorrent. So the issue isn't related to some old resume.dat and settings.dat files. Going back to #27547 (where uTorrent doesn't mess with the last saved path)
  15. BTW, there's one useful feature concerning directory/file management. uTorrent is already able to move some files (in multi-files torrent) to another location. It would be great if it was also able to delete the files completely. E.g. you have downloaded the complete collection of some TV show (e.g. 10 seasons). You have already watched the first 5 seasons and want to release some precious HDD-space by deleting these 5 seasons. At this time (if you want to remain a partial seeder) you need to: 1) stop the torrent 2) select these seasons in uTorrent, right click, select "Don't download" 3) go to Explorer 4) manually delete these files 5) go to uTorrent, rigth-click, "Force re-check" (so that uTorrent would update ~uTorrentPartFile*.dat) 6) and after waiting some time (depending on the size, disk fragmentation, disk load, etc.) you can start uploading But if there would be a command next to "Don't download" (in the files list of the mentioned torrent) with the text like "Remove completely" (and the corresponding functionality), uTorrent could do it all by itself - even without rechecking all the files.