View Full Version : Torrent Hot Folder
November 11th, 2008, 08:57 PM
I use TED (http://www.ted.nu/) to find .torrent files to download. Is there a hot folder that Boxee watches to have it download torrents?
I would like to be able to have .torrent files to into a folder, and then have Boxee open the torrent and start the download.
November 11th, 2008, 09:08 PM
there sure is:
also, TED is already in boxee:
video > internet > podcasts > culture and art
November 12th, 2008, 08:42 AM
I think he meant TED (Torrent Episode Downloader) rather than "TED: Ideas worth spreading".
@goldcougar do you have TED running on the ATV itself?
November 12th, 2008, 10:48 AM
oops... guess i should have bothered to click that link. :o
in any case, check out the TED Talks. good stuff.
December 13th, 2008, 12:36 PM
I'm actually running a Mac Mini, so I do have TED running on that machine as well. I've got TED downloading the .torrents to ~/Library/Application Support/BOXEE/UserData/Torrents as suggested, and it works pretty well. Some of the files aren't correctly recognized (so they don't show up in TV section), but most work great.
December 14th, 2008, 05:52 AM
Hello - I'm trying to do the same thing as you and I'm able to get torrents automatically started - but I can't find where the actual files are downloaded too. I've searched my hard drive and can't find the files - this is a problem because I can only play things from the download window and not in the videos menu. I have set the downloads path variable but it seems to not work. Any suggestions?
December 14th, 2008, 07:10 AM
Sorry - posted a bit too soon.
I found out a few more things that may be useful however. I found out why it was not moving my files after the torrents completed - it was because the Folder I was moving it to had a space in it (ie: it was called /Users/Jono/Movies/TV Downloads/). If you look at the rtorrent.rc code you will see that when you have a space in the name of something you need to put a \ after it in Mac OS in order for the next space to be made part of the file structure and not the next item in the command, so I guess you could say it's a small bug in setting the download directory.
Also by looking at this code I found the folder where the files are temporarily stored while downloading is ~/Library/Application Support/BOXEE/Torrents/.tmp which is a hidden folder. I hope my thumbing around helps someone else out in the future.
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