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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. Feb 9, 2006 #281 of 1232
    hoopsbwc34

    hoopsbwc34 Unpaid Tivo Salesman

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    I'm having trouble getting a port forwarded to utorrent. I've set up the forward from the router to my laptop, set a static IP for the laptop, and opened the windows firewall for TCP and UDP on the port. Still when I test the port with utorrent, it says it's not forwarding and I'm only getting like 30kB download speeds with over 100 seeds (using 38).
     
  2. Feb 9, 2006 #282 of 1232
    cheerdude

    cheerdude Reed & Juliet's CPA

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    Got a question on formats to look for:

    When looking for torrents to get to be converted via Vidoera to be moved to my TiVo (Series 2) to be displayed on a HDTV (whew)... is there a different in quality between those that say that they are HDTV and those that are HDTV AC3 5.1?

    In other words, does TiVo strip the AC3 5.1 upon playback (or transfer) ... knowing that it doesn't record 5.1 itself.

    Thanks,

    Jeff
     
  3. Feb 9, 2006 #283 of 1232
    markz

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    Same here. However, the OP probably wants to record again on a standalone recorder if I understood correctly, so he/she won't be trying to burn the disk using Nero to get prompted to erase.

    But you are correct, Nero or whatever burning software he/she might have should have an erase option. And so should the standalone recorder.
     
  4. Feb 9, 2006 #284 of 1232
    ddockery

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    Yours doesn't do 5.1? I have a series 1 DirecTiVo, and it can record 5.1. My impression was that the standalones can do everything the D* ones can and then some, except for the dual tuners.
     
  5. Feb 9, 2006 #285 of 1232
    PJO1966

    PJO1966 Legally Married

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    If by the OP you mean me, no I just wanted to reuse my disks the next time I download something from utorrent. It looks like I am able to do it after all.
     
  6. Feb 9, 2006 #286 of 1232
    markz

    markz Hilarity Ensues

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    Yes, OP = original poster = you.

    I put "he/she" because I didn't look back to see if you were a male or female. Sorry!

    Glad you got it working!
     
  7. Feb 9, 2006 #287 of 1232
    Cue-Ball

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    I read yesterday that the Opera browser is going to support Torrents in their next beta version (due out soon). So anyone who's still having trouble with torrents might want to keep Opera in mind as an alterative.
     
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  10. Feb 18, 2006 #290 of 1232
    tase2

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    Can anyone tell me what DVDRip kvcd Jamgood(TUS Release) means? Does that mean that if I download it it can be burned to DVD and be played in a home DVD player with no special encoding or authoring?
     
  11. Feb 18, 2006 #291 of 1232
    SeanC

    SeanC ECT

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    The "kvcd" is a type of disc so someone ripped it and recompressed it to kvcd format. Your DVD player may be able to play kvcd's your owners manual should say.
     
  12. Feb 18, 2006 #292 of 1232
    tase2

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    Thanks Sean
    Does the A TUS Release mean anything?
     
  13. Feb 18, 2006 #293 of 1232
    dswallow

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    Jamgood is probably the handle of the person who did the rip, and he's probably part of a group calling themselves TUS that releases such things.

    DVDrip means the original source was a DVD.
     
  14. Feb 18, 2006 #294 of 1232
    SeanC

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    Not specifically to me. My guess is that TUS is a user who commonly reauthors video for release to BT networks. It's a way to know a quality download when you get to recognizing certain people's work.

    Edit:

    What Doug said.
     
  15. Feb 18, 2006 #295 of 1232
    tase2

    tase2 Shy Guy

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    Again thank you for quick response
     
  16. Feb 18, 2006 #296 of 1232
    krymaney

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    BUT, the TUS releases are designed to be burned onto a VCD and as such will fit on a single CD instead of a DVD with a different codec (that's what the KVCD designates).

    They are typically very compressed and really designed to be viewed at 640x480 (or standard TV)

    When you view them on either a computer monitor or a HDTV they look horrible. They are also a little more difficult to get onto a DVD Player or DVD player format (VCD or DVD)
     
  17. Feb 24, 2006 #297 of 1232
    scubagal

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    Another question... hopefully my last :) But has anyone had this come up yet?

    Ok.. we have managed to download, then convert them using Videora, then transfer to watch onto our tivo's... but after we do that, our Humanax DVD Tivo won't actually burn them to a DVD.

    Is there anyway to do this? Are we converting them wrong in Videora?

    Thanks- this thread has been great so far!!!! :)
     
  18. Feb 25, 2006 #298 of 1232
    Jim espinoza

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    My brother (Lee) knows more about this than I do but i think there is some software on the Humanax DVD Tivo that will not let you burn any TV shows that are transferred to it(at least I think).
     
  19. Feb 25, 2006 #299 of 1232
    MasterOfPuppets

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    I've also heard that the Humax players won't let you burn transferred files...
    Use a PC-based DVD burner...it's a much better option anyway...plus you can get em cheap these days...
     
  20. Mar 26, 2006 #300 of 1232
    Stylin

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    BIG thanks as well!! I've never used bt or d/l, so am glad to find a place that walked me through it. I love the challenge of learning how to be a techie, when by nature I am not. I'm about to d/l my first tv show ever - yipee!.

    Question (prolly 1st of many):
    - Best site for UK show? UKnova has a limit on membership, so I can't join. I'm specifically looking for all 5 seasons of Footballers Wives (My cable co does not carry BBC Amer, and my cousin has a recurring bit part in the new season) - What is best site to use, and how do I know which season I'm dl?
    - Music- I'm looking for remixes of Sia song "Breathe Me" (6ft under finale song). I have her cd, but it did not include 2 bonus remixes - and I don't see it on the sites mentioned previously in the thread?
     

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