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Fuga

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batch editing torrent file
« on: September 13, 2019, 08:41:33 pm »
One tracker I use has changed its announce address several times. For some old torrents from there the address has changed something like 3 times! In uTorrent I can simply select all torrents needing to be edited and right-click to edit properties, pasting in the new address. Unfortunately this does not edit the file itself. So when I add those files to qBittorrent they error out. I see no way to do what is possible in uTorrent.

Am I missing something? I'm talking several hundreds of torrents. A workaround is re-downloading the .torrent files but that would be a major PITA.

Anything to be done otherwise?

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Re: batch editing torrent file
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2019, 09:46:57 pm »
It's been requested a few times...

Multi-tracker EDITING nonexistent!    https://github.com/qbittorrent/qBittorrent/issues/479   https://github.com/qbittorrent/qBittorrent/issues/1261   https://github.com/qbittorrent/qBittorrent/issues/8457   https://github.com/qbittorrent/qBittorrent/issues/8532
Add way to mass update announce url  https://github.com/qbittorrent/qBittorrent/issues/2428
change properties of multiple torrents  https://github.com/qbittorrent/qBittorrent/issues/3077
Edit tracker for selected torrents and other features request  https://github.com/qbittorrent/qBittorrent/issues/4982
Is there a way to Edit all trackers simultaneously ?? Thanks..  https://github.com/qbittorrent/qBittorrent/issues/5975
Add tracker to multiple torrents  https://github.com/qbittorrent/qBittorrent/issues/6462
Feature: Tracker manager: bulk add/remove/edit outdated tracker/s of all torrents  https://github.com/qbittorrent/qBittorrent/issues/8457
Batch-edit tracker URL on multiple torrents in the same time  https://github.com/qbittorrent/qBittorrent/issues/8532
[Wishlist] Tracker List sorting  https://github.com/qbittorrent/qBittorrent/issues/261
[Wishlist] Default Tracker List  https://github.com/qbittorrent/qBittorrent/issues/262
[Wishlist] Add the ability to edit trackers in torrent add dialog  https://github.com/qbittorrent/qBittorrent/issues/505

...but the only way to speed up the process would be to join qBitTorrent development and make the code to do that, because it seems the very few remaining qBitTorrent devs are still busy trying to fix show-stopping crashes that happen to a few people.

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Re: batch editing torrent file
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2019, 12:11:36 am »
« Last Edit: September 14, 2019, 12:17:26 am by MountainInside »

Fuga

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Re: batch editing torrent file
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2019, 03:18:52 am »
It's been requested a few times...

Multi-tracker EDITING nonexistent!    https://github.com/qbittorrent/qBittorrent/issues/479   https://github.com/qbittorrent/qBittorrent/issues/1261   https://github.com/qbittorrent/qBittorrent/issues/8457   https://github.com/qbittorrent/qBittorrent/issues/8532
Add way to mass update announce url  https://github.com/qbittorrent/qBittorrent/issues/2428
change properties of multiple torrents  https://github.com/qbittorrent/qBittorrent/issues/3077
Edit tracker for selected torrents and other features request  https://github.com/qbittorrent/qBittorrent/issues/4982
Is there a way to Edit all trackers simultaneously ?? Thanks..  https://github.com/qbittorrent/qBittorrent/issues/5975
Add tracker to multiple torrents  https://github.com/qbittorrent/qBittorrent/issues/6462
Feature: Tracker manager: bulk add/remove/edit outdated tracker/s of all torrents  https://github.com/qbittorrent/qBittorrent/issues/8457
Batch-edit tracker URL on multiple torrents in the same time  https://github.com/qbittorrent/qBittorrent/issues/8532
[Wishlist] Tracker List sorting  https://github.com/qbittorrent/qBittorrent/issues/261
[Wishlist] Default Tracker List  https://github.com/qbittorrent/qBittorrent/issues/262
[Wishlist] Add the ability to edit trackers in torrent add dialog  https://github.com/qbittorrent/qBittorrent/issues/505

...but the only way to speed up the process would be to join qBitTorrent development and make the code to do that, because it seems the very few remaining qBitTorrent devs are still busy trying to fix show-stopping crashes that happen to a few people.

 ;D :) ;)

 :-X.  Thanks for the reply.

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Re: batch editing torrent file
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2019, 03:30:36 am »
I used this tool by rumanzo: https://qbforums.shiki.hu/index.php/topic,5625.msg27222.html

Thanks!

BTW, we traded posts in the migration thread, though talked about smooth running with a great number of torrents. I'm happy to say I now have qBittorrent purring with 2136 torrents, thanks to your encouragement.

Don't be surprised if I come back asking for help/guidance with the tool!