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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. Dec 16, 2008 #581 of 1232
    DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    Seriously? Your first post on this forum is a reply to a nearly three year old question, and you're touting a product that costs money? I smell spam.

    Had you read the rest of the thread, you'd see that plenty of people have offered free solutions, such as Videora TiVo Converter or PyTiVo. There is no need for your product.

    But welcome to the forum otherwise. :D
     
  2. Dec 17, 2008 #582 of 1232
    newsposter

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    is there any way someone can see what's on my computer while i have utorrent turned on?

    or conversely can i see what they have on theirs? I know with napster u could see what shared files people had
     
  3. Dec 17, 2008 #583 of 1232
    markz

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    No, not that I am aware of.
     
  4. Dec 17, 2008 #584 of 1232
    newsposter

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    ok cool..wasnt sure if the folder i saved stuff to was autoshared.

    i do remove the files from utorrent esp if they have very low ratios..clutters up the screen
     
  5. Dec 17, 2008 #585 of 1232
    DevdogAZ

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    I don't think the actual computer makes much difference. It depends a lot more on the speed of your internet connection and how many other people are seeding the file you want. I use utorrent and wasn't aware there were any available helper apps. I've never needed them.

    As far as the best place to get files, I only download TV shows, and I've found the best place by far is www.tvtorrents.com.
    Why do you remove them if the ratio is low? That's when you should keep them on there. It's when the ratio gets higher that it's OK to remove them.
     
  6. Dec 17, 2008 #586 of 1232
    tivoboyjr

    tivoboyjr Unregistered User

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    Would you - or anyone else - be willing to provide me with an invitation to tvtorrents? I keep reading about how great it is, but I am not cool enough to be able to find an invitation.
     
  7. Dec 17, 2008 #587 of 1232
    SeanC

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    You're thinking of PeerGuardian2.
     
  8. Dec 17, 2008 #588 of 1232
    newsposter

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    oh i thought higher means more people want it and i should keep it on :)
     
  9. Dec 17, 2008 #589 of 1232
    DevdogAZ

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    All the ratio means is how much you've seeded (uploaded) vs. how much you've downloaded. A ratio of 1.0 means you've shared as much as you took, and you've had no net effect. A ratio of 2.0 means you've shared more than you took. A ratio less than 1.0 means you're a leecher - you've taken more than you have given.

    The way I see it, when your ratio has reached 2.0, you've done your job and there are theoretically two new people out there to seed what you've downloaded. At that point, I usually kill the process. However, if I were downloading something obscure and people were still connected, I'd leave it going. Conversely, if your ratio is low, it probably means there aren't many people sharing that file, and those that are trying to download it are relying on you. By killing your torrents with a low ratio, you're making it harder for these people.
     
  10. Dec 17, 2008 #590 of 1232
    jgerry

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    I've been doing more torrenting lately, trying to get some BBC stuff that's not available in the U.S. mostly. Also grabbing episodes of shows I skipped this year, like The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Frankly I'd normally just buy them for $2 each but since I'm without a job, I'm trying not to spend any money. I also have been streaming a lot of Netflix.

    One thing I've noticed that you might want to keep an eye on: your total monthly bandwidth usage. My Linksys router w/ Tomato firmware keeps bandwidth data, and I've been burning way more than I thought I was. WAY more. Last month was 150GB+, this month I'm already at 120GB. With Comcast's new 250GB cap, I'm going to keep a close eye on this. I've cut down my torrenting, and set up my client (Transmission for OS X) to only seed at .2:1 instead of 1:1. I know that sux but I have to stay under the cap. Next month I'll be downloading way less and turning my ratio back up.
     
  11. Dec 17, 2008 #591 of 1232
    newsposter

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    i must be a saint having kept 10+% on my list for months :)
     
  12. Jan 8, 2009 #592 of 1232
    Neenahboy

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    +1. Anybody? :)
     
  13. Jan 8, 2009 #593 of 1232
    Enrique

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    PM me with your email address and I well have you on your way.


    Note: I only have 2.
     
  14. Jan 8, 2009 #594 of 1232
    Neenahboy

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    Got mine. Thanks, DevdogAZ!
     
  15. Jan 8, 2009 #595 of 1232
    Enrique

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    Cool, If anyone else wants one please speak up.
     
  16. Jan 8, 2009 #596 of 1232
    Morocco Mole

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    Enrique, I'd appreciate an invite. I PM'd you email address.

    01/09/09 - Got it. Thank you!
     
  17. Feb 3, 2009 #597 of 1232
    mtnagel

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    Does anyone know why Peer Guardian is blocking my iPhone? I can kind of understand why it blocks a connection from my work, but why would it block a connection when the iPhone is on 3G?

    I can use VNC to access my home computer, but whenever I launch BT, it stops responding on the iPhone and then I can't connect anymore.

    How can I tell it to stop blocking my iPhone (and my work connection)?
     
  18. Feb 4, 2009 #598 of 1232
    Malcontent

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    I use Usenet to get my stuff but for those that use Bittorrent I thought this might be helpful.
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    http://torrentfreak.com/get-into-200-private-bittorrent-sites-090202/


     
  19. Feb 4, 2009 #599 of 1232
    newsposter

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    weird behavior with one item on utorrent: months ago i started a download...got up to 22.9% pretty quick then stopped. But it seems when i first start up the client, it does start downloading at .1 speed for a second or two then stops. you can see it start/stop a few times even. But it never picks up again and starts for an extended time so ive been at the 22.9 for a long time.

    it's almost as if someone sees that i'm trying to get that file then disconnects..is that possible..is there software out there that would do that?
     
  20. Feb 4, 2009 #600 of 1232
    cal_s7

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    Make a note of the exact time you try to connect and then look at the Peer Guardian logs.

    There is an allow list that overrides the block list. Right click on the IP in the log and allow it.


    edit.
    I'm assuming that an iPhone would have a different IP each time. Work for me is always the same. You might want to try several times over a couple days with the phone and see what the logs say.
     

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