Request New Features - Separate Folder for ASTLOGs

Discussion in 'AnyStream' started by RONMAN101, Nov 24, 2020.

  1. RONMAN101

    RONMAN101 Active Member

    Under the Setting/Download option, Could there be an option to store the logs into a Subfolder of the media folder automatically (/LOGS), or a new option to choose a folder to store the log files into. If I'm assuming correctly, the log files are ALSO used as a check-list to remind you that you have already downloaded that video?

    My dilemma is trying to keep my download folder clean while making sure I do not replicate downloads. When I off-load my MP4's to my media drive, I usually end up copying the log files with and deleting them afterwards. That opens up the chance of downloading the same content. If they were segregate, from the media (MP4s), it would eliminate my worry.

    I know you require the logs to help identify issues and problems. Not sure if this would cause more confusion to everyone else as to where to find them (Could default them where they are at unless specified), but I'm just looking to store the mechanism that prevents duplication into another folder, so I don't repeat a download, unless need be.
     
  2. dtsig

    dtsig Well-Known Member

    I am not sure there is any real reason to keep the log files after completion ... i simply delete them
     
  3. 0x0x0x0x0

    0x0x0x0x0 Well-Known Member

    you can always just uncheck File > Settings > [General] > [Program settings] > Always create a log file along with the download
     
  4. RONMAN101

    RONMAN101 Active Member

    How does AS determine that you have already downloaded a video, by the log or by the MP4? If it is not the log, but is the MP4, Keeping them on the same drive to determine already downloaded, I will run out of space. Is there something like anydvd that can keep track, like the CSS Keys?
     
  5. dtsig

    dtsig Well-Known Member

    My guess is that it is from the mp4 file when it goes to create a blank file
     
  6. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL

    On the amazon side that's pretty easy to spot. The amazon side is based on a browser and the "play" button next to an item is update with a small amount "playtime". If you spot that, you've downloaded the title. On the netflix side there's no such option, but there is a general mechanism also on BOTH sides that checks if the file you are downloading (based on your filename template) already exists. If the file exists anystream will show a warning and ask if you want to replace the file.
     
  7. RONMAN101

    RONMAN101 Active Member

    OK, now we are getting somewhere. So it uses the Download Template to determine duplicate downloads. Unfortunately, Storing MP4's of that size on the same disk to prevent future download duplications is not practical. Could there be another mechanism developed that would use less space, but provide the same results? That is all that I was looking for. BTW, this is great stuff (Good incite)!
     
  8. 0x0x0x0x0

    0x0x0x0x0 Well-Known Member

    There's a mechanism that requires zero disk space: pen and paper :p