Scale qbittorrent bandwidth use when computer is in use

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Scale qbittorrent bandwidth use when computer is in use

Post by megamoto85 » Sat May 02, 2020 3:56 pm

Hi

I have a suggestion;
I have one computer in my household, i would like qbittorrent to turn down the bandwidth use when im using the computer,
then when the computer has been idle for say 10 minutes the client returns to full upload\download speed again.
Is that a feature that can be implemented?

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Re: Scale qbittorrent bandwidth use when computer is in use

Post by Peter » Sat May 09, 2020 8:53 am

Task manager in Windows has a "run when idle" part, so it should be possible.

You could whip up a Python script using:
https://www.blog.pythonlibrary.org/2010 ... been-idle/
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/911 ... ing-python

Like I understand you want this in qBittorrent but how many people would use it? Because sure, this makes sense if you are alone. But what if there are mobile clients out there? What if you have multiple people in the house? Then it's already not ok. So its like a very tiny portion of the users who just have one single PC at home - who would use this feature.
It's a tough call to add new features upon request.

( I have no say in development, you could make a suggestion here so devs can see: https://github.com/qbittorrent/qBittorrent/issues )

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Re: Scale qbittorrent bandwidth use when computer is in use

Post by megamoto85 » Sat May 09, 2020 7:48 pm

I see your point, there are however other uses for it, in developing countries with limited bandwidth (scale idle use 80% then non-idle to 50%) or in a mobile envoriment where cellurar data is used insted of wifi. I understand implementing these features is time consuming, it was only a suggestion, best regards

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