Finished download gets replaced with an ongoing download on restart

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Finished download gets replaced with an ongoing download on restart

Post by Visitor » Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:26 pm

Hey there team, i came here to report a bug that has been bothering me lately so here i go straight to it...

First i have to m.e.n.t.i.o.n that this issue only appears when i download tv show episodes (*...*), then the bug goes like this: for unknown reason an episode that has already finished downloading starts downloading again when i download a new one.
It kind of erases the downloaded one and replaces it with the ongoing download, both of the downloads happening simultaneously.

For an example see the following screenshoot
This screenshot shows us that even though episode 18 has finished downloading, it is downloading again along with episode 15 and if you play episode 18 after the download finishes, it will play episode 15. You can recognize something like this is happening by the file size too (episode 18 actually weights 1.13GB).

So how does it come for something like this to happen?
It usually happens when you restart the app while having an ongoing download.
When the app starts again it has to check which episode is already downloaded and which not, and if you have more than 3 episodes finished downloading and an ongoing download, chances are that the ongoing download will affect one of the finished downloads.
Why would you restart the app?
Because the app sometimes confuses the subtitles (puts the subtitle of the movie that you have just finished watching to the movie that you have just started watching) and restarting the app after each episode ends (before I start another one) is the temporary s.o.l.u.t.i.o.n i use until this bug is fixed. But now trying to avoid the subtitle bug, i run into another worse one so my temporary s.o.l.u.t.i.o.n is not working anymore.

-I am using Huawei P10
-Android v.e.r.s.i.o.n 8.0.0
-P.o.p.c.o.r.n T.i.m.e v.e.r.s.i.o.n 3.2.2
-Using w.i.f.i .o.r 4g mobile data does not seem to affect this bug (it happens anyway)

(*maybe it is happening only on tv shows because i download a new episode while watching a previ.ously downloaded one and i believe that i have never done such a thing while watching movies*)

P. S. As an extra bug report know that this forum converts the words m.e.n.t.i.o.n and s.o.l.u.t.i.o.n into a dot when written without dots between the letters (the only thing in common is 't.i.o.n') the word v.e.r.s.i.o.n also converts into a dot which transforms the 't.i.o.n' into 'i.o.n' but it also converts P.o.p.c.o.r.n T.i.m.e into a dot whichs confuses me and makes me think that you have censored this words which also doesn't make any sense but anyway, it is none of my business.
W.i.f.i. o.r also converts into a dot which helps the 'i.o.n' to become only 'i.o', this is comfirmed by separating previ.ously with a single dot. Eureka!
And the cookie timeout is too short, if i haven't saved this report on clipboard before i hit preview, then i wouldn't spend another 30 minutes re writing it, for sure. It logs me out even on a few minutes edit... Anyway, thank you for developing this app at first place, i hope you fix this soon. ✌️

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Re: Finished download gets replaced with an ongoing download on restart

Post by Visitor » Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:47 pm

I don't know if this is important, but i forgot to menti.on that when i say i restart the app, i really do restart it.
I close the app, i go to recents (apps running in background), i close it from there and then i force stop it from settings/apps before starting it again.
This might mean nothing, but yet it may also mean everything so here is an update on it... just in case

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Re: Finished download gets replaced with an ongoing download on restart

Post by nubito » Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:26 am

First of all you are goddamn right about converting words to dot!
As for the forced re-downloading of the finished episodes - I believe its relates for tv series only. When TV sow is fresh/new each episode has separate torrent and everything is ok. However, by the time seasons get older and it is hard to maintain them so they episodes of whole the season has been put into one single torrent with many video files (for each episode). So when you downloading some of the episodes PT probably restarted that single torrent file for the whole season and episodes downloaded before are also affected.

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