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Bit torrent Question.. I need someone to walk me through like I am 5

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by scubagal, Jan 8, 2006.

  1. Jan 28, 2006 #241 of 1232
    NYCwbyfan

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    Ok, heres my question...

    I downloaded a movie and it comes in 2 folders, CD1 and CD2. How do I combine it so that my player knows to play them consecutively when watching the movie??
     
  2. Jan 28, 2006 #242 of 1232
    cmontyburns

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    Well, there's the software, looks, other considerations that might make it a better choice for someone besides simply the cost/capacity. Not endorsing the product nor do I have one. But common wisdom was that the iPod mini would be a flop for much the raeson you cited, and it only became the most popular player in the world. Personally, if I wanted something like this, I'd buy the LaCie before the other one.
     
  3. Jan 28, 2006 #243 of 1232
    mtnagel

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    Well, with an iPod, looks and size are a lot more important than with a portable hard drive (and many would pay a premium (based on $/gig) for one). For a portable hard drive, I would buy the cheaper one . Plus, I posted the link for just the enclosure for $100 and you can find your own deal on the hard drive instead of being forced to pay what they are charging saving even more money.
     
  4. Jan 28, 2006 #244 of 1232
    TivoFan

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    I haven't bothered to read all of the posts in this thread, but I read enough to see that some people actually talked about shows they downloaded.

    Think about that. You are admitting on a public forum participating in an illegal activity. Should the content holders ever wish to pursue legal action against you, you've already lost your case. Your only saving grace is the unlikelihood of them ever finding your post. Better hope they don't go looking.

    And don't admit to anything you don't have to.
     
  5. Jan 28, 2006 #245 of 1232
    dswallow

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    ...Bob Loblaw...
     
  6. Jan 28, 2006 #246 of 1232
    DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    ...'s Law Blog...
     
  7. Jan 28, 2006 #247 of 1232
    dswallow

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    Cute.

    Bob Loblaw's Blog
     
  8. Jan 28, 2006 #248 of 1232
    DevdogAZ

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    Did you miss that episode where they talked about Bob Loblaw's Law Blog? Maybe you should go download it. ;)
     
  9. Jan 28, 2006 #249 of 1232
    dcahoe

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    Bit Torrent is powerful but is by far the most difficult P2P program I've ever used.

    As others have said, your router/firewall is where most problems are found.
     
  10. Jan 29, 2006 #250 of 1232
    efilippi

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    Sounds to me like you're setting yourself up for consorting, accessory after the fact, something like that. I'll see that Mr. Loblaw defends you.
     
  11. Jan 29, 2006 #251 of 1232
    MasterOfPuppets

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    Dubya's To Do List:

    1. Find Osama
    2. End that whole Iraq thing
    3. Bust those damn TCF BitTorrenting bastards

    Be afraid...be very afraid...

    On a more related note...I find BT to be very easy to use, especially since I learned about port forwarding and am now enjoying much faster download speeds...like everything, it's easier once you've had time to play with it...
     
  12. Jan 29, 2006 #252 of 1232
    MasterOfPuppets

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    Did you download it in VCD format??? I dunno how to answer question, assuming you're talking about playing it on your Tivo...
    Download in unsplit format next time...heh :up:
     
  13. Jan 29, 2006 #253 of 1232
    Mr. Soze

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    I downloaded both Azureus and utorrent. As a near 5 year old, I prefer utorrent, as its help stuff got me through the messing with my router bit. Works great, but I will need to research speeding thngs up and streamlining the process. It was pretty slick to get a show and move it onto the Tivo.
     
  14. Jan 29, 2006 #254 of 1232
    astrohip

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    I've been reading this thread since the beginning. Great education. Thanks! I have now been using uTorrent for a week or two, and never had a problem (again, thx to this thread).

    Couple o' questions:

    1) There are many different torrent sites. Why? Why do some torrents appear at one site (say Pirate Bay) and other torrents at isoHunt? Is there a master torrent site or list?

    2) Why do torrents get to 99.4% or 99.7%, and freeze? Never to resume again? I have had this happen to three different torrents (out of maybe 30-40 that completed).

    [last question, more personal]
    3) I have been using torrent to find/dl some old classic rock albums, where I have the vinyl, but have never got around to buying the CD, or they were never reissued on CD. Is any torrent site better at having this particular type of music?

    Thanks.

    Stuart
     
  15. Jan 30, 2006 #255 of 1232
    efilippi

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    May I offer a suggestion for those who wonder about their download speeds. I too have not had great performance when trying to get various files. My download speed almost never exceeded my upload speed, and I think 30 or 40 was about the best I ever achieved. But so what, I thought, just let it run overnight and all is ok in the end.

    This past week my podcast download of TWIT from Itunes failed. Leo explained it as a problem with AOL and suggested we try some other source, and one of the sources provided was a torrent download. I tried that and was astounded. The thing just ripped along, triple digit speeds. Probably because there were a large number of seeds and peers.

    So if you wonder if there is a problem with your download setup, try going to the TWIT site, via leoville or John Dvorak or something, I'm sure you can find it, and see it that download goes faster. If it does, then the speed of your movie downloads is their fault, not your setup.
     
  16. Jan 30, 2006 #256 of 1232
    Jonathan_S

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    This happens if there isn't a complete copy of the file among the people sharing it. This can happen if people stop seeding completed files. If the same 0.6% of the file is missing from every client in the swarm, then the file will never complete.

    (I know in Azurius you can see how many copies of the file exist in the swarm, and if it is less than 1 it will never complete).

    I've had a couple torrents that sat for several days at 90+% complete before someone with the missing pieces rejoined the swarm.
     
  17. Jan 30, 2006 #257 of 1232
    astrohip

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    Thanks. I have been peeking around uTorrent, and found where you can see who is seeding/leeching, and what percent they have. The torrents I can't complete, it turns out everyone else has the same 99.x% available. I will take your advice, and leave it up for days (weeks, months, years?) until a 100% comes online :D :up:
     
  18. Jan 30, 2006 #258 of 1232
    TivoFan

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    Maybe not, but you have to admit, if you get caught because of posting on an online forum everybodys gonna think you were an idiot.
     
  19. Feb 3, 2006 #259 of 1232
    DevdogAZ

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    Is anyone out there using RSS to automate the acquisition of TV show files? If so, what site(s) have the best RSS feed and what is the best way to configure it? I found one on TorrentSpy.com but it doesn't appear that there is any way to filter it to just look through the TV category. I found an RSS feed on isohunt.com but that one appears to be purposely crippled to prevent automatic downloading. Which begs the question: what is the point of an RSS feed for torrents if you then have to manually download them? Anyway, just looking for advice on the RSS stuff from those of you with more experience at this than me.
     
  20. Feb 3, 2006 #260 of 1232
    markz

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    I don't have an aswer for you, but would be interested in that too! Hopefully someone knows!

    As for uTorrent, I am really liking that program. I missed the first three episodes of a show this season since I changed TiVos since last season and didn't get my season pass setup. However, my wife complains that the Internet is slow when I am downloading stuff. Sometimes it crawls. I just found out that uTorrent lets you set a schedule of download speeds. So, I set it up so that when we are home that it either limits the speed or disables the downloading and then when we are asleep or at work, it can download faster! It works like a champ! Now she doesn't complain as much! However, yesterday she went home two hours early and the Internet was slow for her.
     

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