Can Download Media Save Location Be Blank

Discussion in 'AnyStream' started by BuddyFunJet, Feb 22, 2021.

  1. BuddyFunJet

    BuddyFunJet Well-Known Member

    I have my movies and TV shows saved on two different mapped network drives. Is there a way for the "Downloaded media is saved to" box to be blank and put all the drive and naming info in the name template?

    For example, with the saved to box blank, I could have Z:\%t\%t as my name template to handle the drive and name for movies and Y:\%n\Season %s\%n S%sE%e %t for TV.

    If not, is there another way to get the same result?
     
  2. Xander

    Xander Well-Known Member

    Maybe you can use sonarr for this, in worst case you need to scan the folder manually and it best case drone factory will work and scan the folder for you
     
  3. Prospere

    Prospere RedFox Development Team

    It was not designed like this, but have you actually tried that?
     
  4. BuddyFunJet

    BuddyFunJet Well-Known Member

    Yes but could not clear the box or find a way to use the browse button to select the root directory of the network server. This also assumes that AS would allow the drive selection to be included in the name template.

    While I'm looking for a work around of the existing structure, my ideal would be for the ability to specify different download directories for movies and TV that will accept manually entered UNC paths
     
  5. BuddyFunJet

    BuddyFunJet Well-Known Member

    I should have said my reason for the download location request was not mainly about the download location itself. Copying the files from the existing local download folder to the network share is a minor job. What I'm really wanting is allowing the AS function that checks for an existing download to scan against the full network movie/TV directories that has thousands of titles rather than the local directory that only has the downloads from today to avoid re downloading an existing title.
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2021
  6. 0x0x0x0x0

    0x0x0x0x0 Well-Known Member

    Why can't you set the destination to be a network share? I have AS on my laptop and it downloads its stuff to an SMB3 share just fine...
     
  7. BuddyFunJet

    BuddyFunJet Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the note. Knowing that AS wasn't the issue led me to a network config problem that solved the problem. It still would be nice if AS could be configured to download TV and Movies to completely different paths.
     
  8. 0x0x0x0x0

    0x0x0x0x0 Well-Known Member

    That's easy, create a junction or a symbolic link in c:\ for each path and just anchor at c:\, including the name of the junction or the symbolic link as a relative path in the template ;)
     
  9. BuddyFunJet

    BuddyFunJet Well-Known Member

    I was looking at saving to different servers or local drives. Not a real problem since I download to a scratch directory and then do a batch move.
     
  10. 0x0x0x0x0

    0x0x0x0x0 Well-Known Member

    Nothing stopping you from using symbolic links or junctions for that...
     
  11. BuddyFunJet

    BuddyFunJet Well-Known Member

    Thanks again. As an end user, I didn’t understand what you meant by symbolic links. After your note, I googled it and can see that is a way to accomplish what I’d like.
     
  12. 0x0x0x0x0

    0x0x0x0x0 Well-Known Member

    no probs, symbolic links &c are for end users, it's just people don't know how much stuff there is under the bonnet, and unless they really have to, they chose to not look ;)

    Edit: incidentally, if they are separate network mounts, you can just mount them in different directories in c:\ instead of separate drives (look up how to do that if you need to, there's plenty of guides out there for that, it's fairly trivial), but I don't know how you layout your network shares.
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2021