# Get the first blocks of a torrent in priority

I'd like to be able to begin to watch a video as soon as I start a torrent to download. Is there an option in transmission for enabling this functionality as in µtorrent.

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–  kkhugs Jun 3 '13 at 15:39
Thank you. The official response: trac.transmissionbt.com/wiki/… –  Gael Jun 3 '13 at 17:50

This functionality is not part of Transmission, is part of the Video Player. As I know, VLC and MPlayer can play of videos "corrupted" (in this case, video with only part downloaded), but also depends of the video format as some needs the header only and other needs the entire file.
Then, as BitTorrent and Transmission download the files in blocks and depending of the rarity, the only thing that you can do is try with one player and ignore if the popup a window saying that the file is corrupted, and if you're lucky with the type of file, you could see it.