i checked the forum, documentation and issues tracker - i did not find any info on this topic, so i thought i should ask.
would it be possible to have transmission prioritize the first and last pieces of each file.
to get a good chance and check the header of binary files before i have dowloaded megabytes ...
i can remember back in my windows days (now on mac and lovin transmission) when i used utorrent there was an option for that.
from the utorrent help file / documentation
this would help with previewing and identifying/authentificating video, audio and image files a lot, i guess...bt.prio_first_last_piece: Enabling this option prioritizes the first and last pieces of each file in a torrent job, increasing the chances that they can be previewed before download completion. µTorrent will prioritize at least the first and last 1 MiB of data in a file.
anyway, just a thought. keep up the good work!