As we live in the outback, all comms are satellite. The best deal we can get gives gives me 60GB/month peak & 190GB/month off-peak. (Offpeak is only 1AM-5AM daily.) Being our main form of entertainment, 60GB blows through very fast. Kids.
Naturally, I'd like to move as many DLs to the off-peak period as possible, but I gotta sleep sometimes. My dev days are long in the past.
- Is it possible to set it up so Update Manager, etc. only pull files during off-peak? I'd like to refresh the list manually, select possible upgrades and then let it wait 'til the wee hours...
- I imagine that I can use cron to download from a txt file of predetermined URLs, so we can grab available movies, etc. How would I go about this? ie. is there an all-purpose downloader I can start from crontab?
- I further imagine that youtube wouldn't be accessible this way? What with copyright issues, blah, blah?