Add "Downloading" Status
If download is running, the status is still "Processing Request". Change the status to "Downloading", so the user can regognize that the movie is available soon. Sonarr and Radarr show the downloading status on the activity queue, so the status should be available by the API.
Not planned Suggested by: Fabian • Upvoted: 28 Mar • Comments: 16
Jamie Rees Admin
User doesn't just care about the downloading of it. It would be a temporary state that usually wouldn't last long also.
I agree with this request. Users have no way to know if their request has started downloading and may be available soon, or whether no source has been found and it could be days.
I have several users and all have asked how they know if their request was found or not. This is an important use case when people are looking for something to watch immediately.
Think of it as "Searching" for "this has been requested but we haven't found a copy yet" and "Processing" as in it is actually in progress. Anything that doesn't go from "Searching" to "Processing" within a configurable time period might be something worth having an admin notified to decided if they want to manually search for the item.
Exact same as Eric.
It is a temporary state only if the request is found. If it is not found, the user has no way to know if they are waiting for something or not.
This is not needed this is why you do not auto approve movies and shows i do not mark it as approved until i find the source from where the video comes from then once its downloaded its then marked available.
Brenden, it is not needed for you. For me, I let user auto approve, they don't need me to do all the check and all. You only need a temporary status to let them know that they don't have to wait hopping for the movie to be downloaded since it is not available
This is needed. With auto-aproval on, users have no way to know if media is downloading or if it is missing
sometimes the download queue gets backed up. it would be nice to show the statuses as Requesting, Searching, Queued, and Processing
As a user, this is extremely important to me that i NEEDED to know WHEN will the movie be available.
Contrary to Brenden's point, this is a MUST, there's so many times when family members ask "is xyz movie going to be ready soon?" I want full automation, the only time I should be interacting with it is to find a source that my *arrs can't.
i think it should go from requested>searching>queued(if download queue)>processing>available
and if it can't be found, then show "not found" instead of queued.
The "Processing request" option is more than a suitable status to show that you're downloading the show or movie.
Agree with Eric. Users have no way to know when movie will be available.
This is a great suggestion! One of the most common questions I get from a user is them asking about the status of a movie they've requested.
Adding either downloading or the percentage would be a great addition!
this is definitely a very very important features to automate the whole movie/tv show searching process pairing up with radarr/sonarr.
Please consider to implement it.
I think this suggestion is needed for sure. It would be super useful for users to see statuses like this and updates to downloading status, regardless if movies are set to auto-approve or not. It simply expands the functionality of Ombi for every user.
Jamie Rees Admin
I'm still on the fence about this one.
If I added a new state, let's say "Downloading". Would it trigger notifications? What if it was a bad download...
The downloading state would only show for like 10 minutes (depending on your D/L speed). That also means I'd need to poll the *arr's for their state (as they track downloads, means I don't have to hook up with any D/L programs).