Default action for 'file already exists'

Discussion in 'AnyStream' started by cartman0208, Nov 24, 2021 at 8:33 AM.

  1. cartman0208

    cartman0208 Well-Known Member

    I know that is against many discussions we already had and I'm probably stepping on a minefield here, but:
    Is ist possible to set a default action when the file to be downloaded already exists?
    Something like 3 radio buttons:
    - Overwrite
    - Skip
    - Add suffix

    Currently a suffix '_1' is added before the extension.
    An alternative option could be to just skip the download in the queue with a hint that it already exists.

    I'm asking because some people (not me!) care a lot about "losing" tokens ... which is nonsense, because nobody actually pays for tokens ... all that is lost, are 36 minutes of time.

    I know that adds more clutter to the UI, but currently the "Download queue" settings tab is quite empty ;)

    To extend the request ... if the suffix could be editable, that would be awesome:thankyou:
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  2. nochzunennen

    nochzunennen Well-Known Member

    For me it's about downloading multiple languages without renaming manually.
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  3. HAMsmoke

    HAMsmoke Well-Known Member

    There are those who will remind you that time is money. In this case, I'm not one of them.
  4. Pete

    Pete Forum Admin Staff Member

    Actually..... adding a suffix is a "panic action" when something went wrong before.
    The way it is supposed to work: as soon as you press "download", AnyStream checks for existing files and asks you whether you want to skip existing files or overwrite them.
    So normally - the way it is planned - the situation with adding a suffix shouldn't occur, it was merely added as a safety net in case something with the initial detection went wrong.

    So... if you can tell me how exactly you managed to get AnyStream to add a suffix instead, we have a bug to fix.
  5. cartman0208

    cartman0208 Well-Known Member

    I was able to reproduce it... but I'm not sure how, if it should work as you described :unsure:
    Edit: I'm not asked to skip or overwrite at all

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    Last edited: Nov 25, 2021 at 11:12 AM
  6. DeepSpace

    DeepSpace Well-Known Member

    It would be useful to have this option for people downloading multiple audio.
    When I subscripted to D+ I did my first ever multi-audio downloads and always had to move the files to prevent this message.
    So it would be nice to have a third option to add this suffix instead of only being able to skip or overwrite.

    Maybe it would be even possible to add the language string instead of a number, in my case the default is german and the second language was english, so AS should do movie_en.
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