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User Guide: Settings

The Settings section allows users to tap directly into the core features of Videora. It is meant for advanced users only and modifying any part of it will change how Videora operates.

In the Settings section there are 3 tabs:

  1. Configuration - Configure Videora settings and add/edit/delete Search Sites
  2. Filters - Add/Edit/Delete downloading filters
  3. Customize - Add/Edit/Delete Option Box data

Basic Questions

What are Search Sites?

What is an Option Box?

What are Download Locations?


Configuration

Settings


  • Name of Option Box 1 - Allows you to set the name of Option Box 1 throughout the program
  • Name of Option Box 2 - Allows you to set the name of Option Box 2 throughout the program
  • Default Download Directory - Allows you to set the directory where Videora should download all its files to
  • Launch Videora during Startup - Checking this box will make Videora automatically startup (into the system tray) every time Windows is started up
  • BitTorrent Downloads Location - Automatically moves your completed BitTorrent downloads (every "Check Interval" minutes) to the directory of your choice based on your Download Location Items
  • Save Settings - Saves the current settings

How-to: Automatically Move Downloaded BitTorrent Files

Since BitTorrent downloads are downloaded externally to Videora, there is some setup required before Videora will automatically move these files based on your Download Location Items.

To use this feature, you must be using BitComet or Azureus (or any other BT client that dumps the completed file into a new directory) as your BitTorrent client.

For the "Folder to Check:" field, click the Browse button and navigate to your BitTorrent download folder. If you are using BitComet, this will usually be "C:\Program Files\BitComet\Downloads\".

For the "Check Interval (minutes):", enter the time interval in minutes that you wish Videora to scan the folder.

If you are using Azureus, first make sure Azureus is setup properly for for Videora by following these instructions. Then in the options section of Azureus, check the "Move Completed Files" option and select a folder. Finally change the "Folder to Check:" field in Videora to this folder.

Search Sites


How-to: Add a new Search Site

A new search site can be added by first clicking the "Add Site" button. Next, choose a "Name:" for which to refer to the Search Site you are adding. This is the name that shows up in the "Search:" combo box in the Search section of Videora.

In the "URL:" field, enter the URL of the search engine you would like to use, replacing the search query with the text "%SearchString%". Note that only search engines that store variables in their URL (HTTP GET) are supported. For example:

Actual Google URL (Where "test" is the search query):

http://www.google.com/search?
hl=en&q=test&btnG=Google+Search&meta=

URL used as search site:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%SearchString%
&btnG=Google+Search&meta=

In the "String:" field, enter the search variables you would like to be included in the actual search. The following search variables are available:

%Title% - Refers to the "For:" text box in the Search section

%Season% - Refers to the "Season #:" text box in the Search section

%Episode% - Refers to the "Episode #:" text box in the Search section

%OptionBox1% - Refers to the "OptionBox1:" combo box in the Search section

%OptionBox2% - Refers to the "OptionBox2:" combo box in the Search section

For example, having a "String:" of "%Title% %Season%" would take whatever is in the "For:" and "Season#:" text boxes in the Search Section and issue a search query on that, ignoring the other fields.

If the website you are searching uses an HTTP GET form action to search for items (and the search parameters in the URL), simply select "GET" for "Form Type:" and put "None" in the "Search Box Name" textbox.

If, however, the website you are searching uses an HTTP POST form action to search for items (and the search parameters are NOT in the URL), select "POST" for "Form Type:" and put the HTML name of the search textbox (see HTML source of search page) in the "Search Box Name" textbox. Some POST websites may require additional variables for the search to go through. These can be entered in the "String:" field.


How-to: Edit an existing Search Site

Simply select the Search Site you want to edit from the list box, make your changes in the "Name:", "URL:", "String:", "Search Box Name:" text boxes, "Form Type:" combo box and click the "Apply" button,


How-to: Delete an existing Search Site

Simply select the Search Site you want to delete from the list box and click the "Remove Site" button.