ASP suggestion for a quick fix for queue crashes

Discussion in 'AnyStream' started by lajoes, Nov 22, 2021.

  1. lajoes

    lajoes Well-Known Member

    I just upgraded to ASP 1250 64 bit and have experienced it crashing while attempting to figure out how to add to the queue while ASP is downloading.

    As we're aware, once it gets into download mode, ASP is resource intense because of what it has to do, and it wont respond to typing in the search box [in real time] while doing so. And this is where my crashes happened.

    And I also lost a token because I have to do anther download of the show again.

    So, here's my suggestion:

    When I'm selecting what I want, change the "download" button to "load" or "add to queue" or something like that - instead of downloading immediately.

    When I'm done with all of my searching and selecting, I should then click the "download" button - which should, IMO, be moved somewhere to the queue window pane on the right.

    I know that this suggestion will add an extra step to the download process, but I believe it should get around most of the crashes and lost tokens.
  2. Don922

    Don922 Well-Known Member

    Just pause the queue.

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  3. lajoes

    lajoes Well-Known Member

    Don922, please educate me on how to pause a download. That is the first time I've heard of that feature.
  4. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL

    A download on progress can't be paused, but you can press the small pause icon on the right of the next item in queue (or next to the provider name) to pause the remaining titles

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  5. lajoes

    lajoes Well-Known Member

    That's what I thought I was trying to do --- but after making my first selection, it automatically starts to download and the download just continues downloading. It appears that I have to wait until the first selection is completely downloaded and the "pause" button is in the "green arrow" display, I might get lucky and start a queue, but most of the time the second selection just starts to automatically downloading.....

    My suggestion would preempt this situation. By allowing the queue to be completely entered before any downloading started.
  6. CBrigger

    CBrigger Active Member

    Anystream - You can pause queues before you load them.

    Top right corner - Show download queue<<<
    If you can't see the pause buttons, make AS full screen.
  7. BoomKapoow

    BoomKapoow Well-Known Member

    It has been suggested before to be set on pause by default, simply click on pause icons before you do anything else .. Anystream is a downloader so maybe why they want it this way as most downloaders starts immediately unless told not to, on the other hand most other downloaders aren't this resource intensive as AS .. maybe they're trying this out for a while I dunno hence still so new and fresh, but you can pause now when you're aware you can :)
  8. ZeroSugar

    ZeroSugar Active Member

    I have had a couple of crashes as well. Both of them happened randomly while I wasn't even interacting with the program. An easier and probably more workable remedy would be to allow exporting the queue to a text file so that we can rebuild it after a restart. I used the snip tool for this but an export button would be better.

    As always, thanks for the program!
  9. lajoes

    lajoes Well-Known Member

    Please let me restate my suggestion because everyone keeps saying that there is a queue and a pause button - the only two things we all agree on.

    Since ASP is [understandably] a resource hog when it is downloading or post processing, it should not automatically start downloading until after the queue is build. That is my suggestion.

    Right now, I've been [frustratingly] able to build a queue, a lesson learned the hard way, and lost several downloads tokens in the process because of redoes due to my system locking up while I try to add to my queue.

    Why am I fighting ASP for resources when it would be easier to suspend all activity until I'm done adding to my queue?
  10. BoomKapoow

    BoomKapoow Well-Known Member

    So simply click those buttons then before you do anything else, have you tried it?.. make them change color and it will be less frustrating for you :)

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  11. Don922

    Don922 Well-Known Member

    Pause the queue and then add you downloads. What is so hard about that?

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  12. lajoes

    lajoes Well-Known Member

    Just figured that out BoomKapoow. And I think that was the confusing and frustrating part. I think the button displays are backwards.

    The default is the orange pause which automatically starts the downloads.

    But if you want to "pause" before downloading, in order to build your queue, you have to have the "green go" arrow showing.
  13. Nuclear Bastard

    Nuclear Bastard New Member

    To add, I lost a download token when the app crashed due to the Netflix bug. Barring support for pausing / restarting a download, the ability to detect a failed download would be helpful.