Pause the torrents for a specified time
Most of the time I come with this problem. While downloading torrents, my internet browsing will become slow, it's obvious that both torrent and internet browsers will have to share the available bandwidth. For usual browsing such as reading, it's not a problem but when I feel I need some more speed for my browsing (especially when I am doing an online transaction or downloading a small file of abot 10 MB), I have to pause the torrents so that I can allot more bandwidth for my browser.
Problem occurs, when I forget to resume. One time I simply kept my computer on for downloading a rare torrent and guess what?? In between I paused it for simply 10 minutes of browsing and forgot to resume. My system simply was running whole night with the torrents paused!!!
I don't think it will be technically too diffucult change, but please could you give an additional feature that, when I right click on the uTorrent icon on the system tray and select 'Pause all torrents' the context menu should expand and give the option for 5 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes etc so that I can select the approximate time I need bandwidth for my browser and be relaxed that I don't need to remember to resume it again. Keep the 'Resume all torrents' same as I can resume, If I remember before it resumes automatically.
Ability to suspend all µTorrent network traffic for a user specified amount of time (given in minutes), ie, I want to watch a Youtube video, but as µTorrent uses all bandwidth I have to manually limit µTorrent's down/upload speeds, but after having watched the video I usually forget to reset down/upload speed limits.
Family members can click a button to stop torrent activity and indicate a restart time (say snooze for 1 hour, or restart at bedtime). That way seeding and downloading will resume reliably and the user will not come back a day later to find it has been off the whole time.
This is a good idea.
A tool to achieve this functionality:
uTorrentTimedPause - Pause torrents for certain time automatically
For this requirement all we need is a button that can pause and resume all torrents in WebUI and an option to pause torrents for a user defined amount of time.
Then, it would also b possible to make windows sidebar gadgets and apps on the phone to do the same so that we would never have to go to another room just to pause and resume torrents or fire up the WebUI and individually pause and resume torrents every single time.
This feature needs to be easily accessible from every computer in the network.
Or you could just use the bandwidth limiter that is built into the program. Save like 10% extra bandwidth for the browsing or more and use the scheduler. I consider all this just a non issue that is a waste of programming time.
vote for that too!...
Lidia Caba commented
I vote for this idea too!!... I came to this forum actually looking for that.
David Field commented
You can do what you want to do with the Preferences/Scheduling functions.
Thanks for your support on this request
I came to these forums specifically to request this feature. Every..... Darn..... Time.... I forget to restart uTorrent and I come back half an hour later to find that nothing has transferred. It would be easy to implement!
I love this idea. My server allows free downloading from 1 am to 6 am so being able to indicate when to start the download and when to stop would be great!!
NewsLeecher has a "Pause next XX minutes" button that I use all the time when I need to temporarily restore my full bandwidth and don't want to forget to re-enable downloads. This would be highly valuable for uTorrent as well.
If anybody want to try it, I made a script that pause and resume uTorrent for 10 minutes, but you can chose how many minutes you want (in tray icon mode)
Also I included a mode that can detect idle and then resume uTorrent.
Hope this can help somebody =P
D Axon commented
I'd prefer an option that allowed for paused torrents to be resumed automatically on the start of the screen saver
2 years old, and still nothing =(
This is the only feature missing in µTorrent. I would give all my 10 votes for it if possible. To deal with the 'don't waste bandwidth problem' I actually wrote a batch that delays the start of µTorrent, but this method requires a manual exit of µTorrent everytime. :-(
jnfrage -w 60 pause for 1 min?
if errorlevel 1 goto 10mins
jnfrage -w 60 pause for 10 mins?
if errorlevel 1 goto ask
set /p MINS="mins: "
if %MINS%==0 goto start
echo %LOOP% of %MINS% minutes passed...
jnfrage -w 60 keep pausing?
if errorlevel 1 goto start
set /a LOOP=LOOP+1
if %LOOP%==%MINS% goto start
echo %LOOP% of %MINS% minutes passed, now starting...
start /d"%PATH%" uTorrentPortable.exe
QoS, Scheduler or ScreenSaver are not the same ideas. The idea is to actively but easily release full bandwidth for just a few minutes. I think the most intuitive way to accomplish this would be a button in the gui that works alarm-clock-like. For every click on it it increases and shows the number of minutes to pause. That way you can easily set the time to pause, see the remaining time and add more time. However there must be a reset function somehow.
Thanks everyone for your comments. However many versions have came up after I requested this feature, but still it's not included/accepted. Let's share this with our friends and try to get more votes for this to get attention of Admins & Developers.
@Admins & Developers: Please provide us this feature as we need this very badly.
David Coll commented
Many ISP limit uploads bandwidth, mine is only 100k/s for exemple. I frequently suspend/restart all torrents rapidly from the tray icon. Which is a fast way to get upload bandwidth for say, uploading a video on youtube or whatever.
Rapidly setting a timeframe for that suspend time would be a ++
We don't need another traffic shaper and stuff, just a simple timer for a feature already present.
Get a traffic shaper and set your priorities. Try cfosSpeed.
uTorrent needs a 'Pause for 10 minutes' button. Too often I need to download a file or connect to an FTP server and I have to pause my torrents. When I'm done I forget to resume my torrents. If it would just show a balloon saying 'Torrents are about to resume', I could click the balloon and buy myself another 10 minutes. That way, instead of having to remember to resume my torrents, all inaction leads to a high seed rate.
I also think that there should be an option that, if uTorrent is idle for a long stretch, it automatically resumes it's downloads. It should be a struggle to keep shit in the uTorrent queue
it isn't that it needs to auto pause it is an auto unpause when the computer goes into something like screensaver mode
Jeff Welling commented
@Don it sounds good on the surface but does not solve enough of the problem IMO.
Not everyone downloads on a computer they use (web interface), ergo for those people the torrents would never pause because the screensaver would stay active.
The problem people are trying to solve has been detailed below but to summarize, people want to be able to pause the downloads for a period of time and have them restart themselves automatically afterwards.
I think a good way of achieving this would be to integrate utorrent into the screensaver. Pause torrents when the comp is used, and resume torrents when screen saver is active. A simple tick box to activate/deactivate this feature would enable people like me and Sham to get the best out of our comps, and not loose out on download time