HD download features

Mark 's Avatar


21 May, 2012 10:06 PM

I love this program. I just thought that it might be a nice feature if there was the option for the program to download the tv show in SD or HD based on which one is released first and/or has the most seeders.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Cristina Gómez on 22 May, 2012 11:48 AM

    Cristina Gómez's Avatar

    Hi Mark,

    Usually users want their shows in the same quality, whether it's SD or HD. They don't want a few episodes in SD and a few others in HD (in fact, there's been such a debate over the scene changing the standard for SD to .mp4, one of the reasons most users complained was having half season in .avi and half in .mp4... I don't want to think about having .avi, .mp4, .mkv mixed randomly within one season). That's why TVShows tries to download the content with the specified quality.

    On the other hand, usually SD gets released first, so if you want the content as fast as possible, just subscribe in SD. Also, TVShows has a fallback feature, if after a preset time (18 hours by default) it hasn't find the episode with the preferred quality it will download any available version. You can change that via the terminal, as explained here, so if you always want the first released version, just change it to 0 hours, so whenever the HD version of an episode gets released first, TVShows will not wait for the SD version.

  2. Cristina Gómez closed this discussion on 22 May, 2012 11:48 AM.

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