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Offline s4isw4l4qu4tro

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Hi Guys,

I have no luck finding this feature in the forum.

Is there a template that i can use to dowload only selected items? Let say if i have 100 music files on the folder & the users only want to download 20 of them.

Help is highly appreciated.
Thanks.


Offline TSG

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Not at the moment, but I like the idea... maybe we can use the tarball feature to only download the selected items... I guess it would need a new macro feature.


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maybe we can use the tarball feature to only download the selected items

TSG
Would it be possible to use another check box form like the delete function,
but this one would select what was in the tarball? Might be a problem though,
to use both in the same folder?


Offline rejetto

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at the moment HFS builds the list of files in the folder.
i can make it skip it if it finds a list you pass over form/POST.
would it be ok?


Offline Agrajag

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An option to have it just bring each file down sequentially would solve my issue. Thus, optionally, don't put it in a tar. I check 8 of 10 files and 8 of 10 come down as is one at a time.


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sequential download is impossible AFAIK in http. :(

about the other solution, i'm sorry i didn't specify it, but my proposal was on the programming side, a mid-solution for the template makers.
That would be used to build the user side solution in any form (checkboxes, drag&drop lists, etc).
i just wanted to know if someone had a better idea.


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i just wanted to know if someone had a better idea.
I don't know if you know Sockso.
http://sockso.pu-gh.com/

I gave it a try and played along with it some hours last year.
It is not so universal like HFs, it's just a HTTP-Music-Server.

There some ideas realized in Sockso that I like.
One is the selection of multiple songs - you just add them to a playlist.
You either can play the playlist or dowload it.
When you decide to download, sockso creates a ZIP-File of the songs, with the folder-structure and starts a HTTP-Download.

Maybe you can get some useful inspirations. It's open source.


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I don't know if you know Sockso.
http://sockso.pu-gh.com/

“A personal music server for everyone"

You would not should make of confusion, hfs is not a waiterserver of file dedicated to the music only.
But, as you say the load makes in method ZIP, but what you do not explain, it is how is managed the zip once received, there is a specific program which binds(connects) the playlist with the zip, what does not make a browser at normal time unless having a template specially studied for that purpose


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You would not should make of confusion, hfs is not a waiterserver of file dedicated to the music only.

indeed he said:
It is not so universal like HFs, it's just a HTTP-Music-Server.
;)


consider that HFS never creates a zip or tar file. it's all virtual. :)
indeed a 3GB archive can be "created" in 2 seconds. (it's just on the number of files, not the size)
« Last Edit: January 24, 2009, 12:48:41 AM by rejetto »


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I like the idea rejetto, however you go about doing it, whether it uses %sequential% or whatever, as long as the end product is a checkbox in each table row and a button to download those items as a .tar folder archive, i think it will achieve what people want.

I have gained a lot more knowledge of usability and css in the last year so expect some subtle changes to the html in our templates.  The RAWR-Designs website design is coming along.. slowly... I'm not sure. My next move however will be to update the RAWR-Player with all the features I want to add and then release a bug fixed version of the templates, boasting the new player... and possibly this feature if its ready...
« Last Edit: January 24, 2009, 06:14:20 PM by That_Stevens_Guy »