Favorites

The Favorites tab manages filters that allow BitTorrent to automatically download specific torrents from a RSS feed.

  • The listbox displays all filters that BitTorrent will use when parsing the RSS feeds. If the checkbox next to a filter is checked, it will be used by BitTorrent to pick out a torrent to download. Otherwise, the filter is ignored by BitTorrent. Filters can be sorted using drag-and-drop.
  • The Add button allows you to enter a new filter for BitTorrent to use when parsing RSS feeds. After you press "Add", you must name the filter immediately. You can edit this name later by selecting the filter from the listbox and pressing F2 on your keyboard. An alternative is to slow double-click the filter and rename it directly.
  • The Delete button allows you to delete the filter that is currently selected.
  • The ? (question mark) button tests displays the last time the selected filter matched a torrent. It also displays the last 4 torrents matched (if any) and any currently-matching torrents from all applicable feeds. This can be used to double-check your filter.
  • The Filter field allows you to tell BitTorrent what you want to match. Wildcards can be used to generalize the filter. Note that you cannot specify the season or episode number in this filter if it is decoded by BitTorrent. You must use the episode number box, or enable "Filter matches original name instead of decoded name". This field is case insensitive.
  • The Not field allows you to specify text that, if matched by a torrent, will cause BitTorrent to ignore it. Wildcards can be used to generalize the filter. Note that you cannot specify the season or episode number in this filter if it is decoded by BitTorrent. You must use the episode number box, or enable "Filter matches original name instead of decoded name". This field is case insensitive.
  • The Save in field allows you to specify where you want BitTorrent to download the torrent contents to. If this field is specified, BitTorrent will automatically start the torrent job. Note that if you already have a default download location set, you do not have to set a directory here.
  • The Feed dropdown menu allows you to select a particular feed that you want the filter to apply to. If you want BitTorrent to apply this filter to every feed, leave this dropdown menu as (All).
  • The Quality menu allows you to select the quality of the torrents, if it is a video. If what you want to filter is not a video, leave this option as ALL. Note that setting this option is not an absolute necessity, even if you are trying to download a video.
  • The Episode Number field allows you to specify specific episodes to download. This field supports ranges, so if you want to download episodes 1 through 26 of season 3 of some series, you input 3x1-26 into this field. If you want to specify the ending season in addition to the starting season, you can enter something like 3x1-4x15 into the field. If you want to specify the beginning of a range, but not the end (you would like BitTorrent to continue every subsequent episode, including in later seasons), something like 3x1- would suffice. Notice the - (hyphen) after the 1. If you prefer, S3E1 can also be used to specify episodes instead of the above-shown 3x1.
  • Filter matches original name instead of decoded name forces BitTorrent to apply the filter on the torrent name itself. Normally, BitTorrent parses the torrent name and applies the filter on the decoded name, which excludes certain things like quality and episode number.
  • Don't start downloads automatically tells BitTorrent to add torrent jobs matching the favorite in stopped mode instead of starting them automatically.
  • Give download highest priority places a matching torrent at the top of the download queue (#1). Because this is not a forced start, if you pass your maximum number of active torrent jobs after this torrent job gets started, the started torrent closest to the end of the queue will be stopped and will have to wait on the queue.
  • Smart ep. filter causes BitTorrent to download the first version of each new episode that matches your filter. Note that you should not enable this option if the episode number is not parseable (when the Episode column is empty).
  • The Minimum interval dropdown menu sets the minimum interval between each time the filter is matched. For example, if set to 2 days, BitTorrent will not attempt to match the filter again until at least 2 days have passed.
    • (match always) tells BitTorrent to check the filter for matches every time it checks the RSS feeds.
    • (match only once) tells BitTorrent to use the filter only once. After a torrent job is added to the torrent jobs list by the filter, BitTorrent won't check the filter for any more matches.
  • The Reset button forces BitTorrent to forget when it last matched the filter.
  • The Label for new torrents combobox tells BitTorrent to set any torrent that matches this filter to the specified label.