SanctimoniousApe Posted July 8, 2006 Report Share Posted July 8, 2006 The current ETA column is next to useless (well, to me anyway) due to the constantly shifting value according to the transmission speed of the moment. I would like to see it instead calculated based upon the time it has taken to get the percentage acquired thus far, i.e.:ETA = (M/C)*RM = Total minutes (from "Time Elapsed")C = Percentage completeR = Percentage remainingI feel this would give a much more accurate impression of the time remaining than the current method (my method, of course, presumes nothing significant will change in the way the DL has been progressing so far, but it's obvious that such things as peers disappearing are impossible to predict). Obviously this would not be much less variable than the current method when the DL first starts and/or on small DLs, but on the larger DLs (where ETA is more likely to matter anyway) it should be noticably more precise (and certainly more useful than the "infinite loop" character being displayed when no data is currently being received). If you like, perhaps my suggested method could be displayed in parentheses after the currently used ETA method (or make it an option as to which method is used).Example: my current DLing torrent has a "Time Elapsed" (from the "General" tab) of "1d, 12h" and it is 37.4% complete, thus it works out to roughly "2d, 12h" remaining with my calculation ("M" = "1d, 12h" = 36h = 2160, C=37.4, and R = 100%-C = 62.6 thus making the calculation (2160/37.4)*62.6 = 3615.4m = 60.26h = 2d, 12h, 15m. (Sorry all if this explanation is overdone - I just wanted to make sure I was understood.)Thanks again.-Ape Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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