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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. Jonathan_S

    Jonathan_S Well-Known Member

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    Although if that's the upload speed I've found bittorrent seems to work more reliably for me if I cap it to use no more than 85% of my upload. If I let it use 100% the download seems to surge and choke. So I'd set it to 1.7. (But YMMV)
     
  2. Hcour

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    How would I do that? It only gives me a choice of 2Mbit, 10Mbit, etc. How would I set it to just 1.7? Thanks.
     
  3. Jonathan_S

    Jonathan_S Well-Known Member

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    It's been quote a while since it set it up, but I thought I remembered utorrent having a freeform entry box to enter a speed.

    But I could be wrong; maybe it was a dropdown... I have a lot more upload so I wouldn't have needed to be so precise; any option around 20 mbit would have been fine for me.


    If 2 mbit is as low as it goes than I guess pick that. If it has a lower option (like 1 mbit) I'd experiment to see which works better for you in practice. I suspect the "surging" from allowing it to go effectively unthrottled will still be less impact that capping it at 50%.
    Sorry I can offer more specific help.
     
  4. Hcour

    Hcour Member

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    Yeah, this version only has a dropdown. I don't seem to be having any problems at 2 mbit so far. Thanks.
     
  5. kdmorse

    kdmorse Active Member

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    These screenshots are supposed to be from 1.8.2:

    [​IMG]

    I seem to remember a 'General' page, where you use a pulldown to specify your line in gross terms. Then a detailed page where you can set your individual upload and download limits.

    But I don't have 1.8.2 on me to validate....
     
  6. 2004raptor

    2004raptor time to emancipate

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    Happened again today. :(

    All on a public tracker and I have installed utorrent 2.2.1. A ton of seeders so that's not the issue.
     
  7. logic88

    logic88 Well-Known Member

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    I see this problem sometimes but a restart of the uTorrent client usually resolves it. It's probably a proxy problem but I haven't tried another proxy service to see if it's limited to Torguard or not.
     
  8. Aug 1, 2014 #1008 of 1243
    Hcour

    Hcour Member

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    Sad news for fans of Brit TV torrents: ZXCV (formerly The Box) is shutting down.

    Man, I'm really gonna miss ZXCV.
     
  9. Aug 3, 2014 #1009 of 1243
    wprager

    wprager Active Member

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    How is this thread still going? Seriously! Is like it should be renamed "That bit torrent, she's pretty fat."
     
  10. Aug 3, 2014 #1010 of 1243
    pteronaut

    pteronaut Killer of Threads

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    Of course it's not shutting down, it's just re-branding and shedding those members that the administration now deems unworthy.

    Just like they did to the members of TheBox that they left behind.
     
  11. Aug 3, 2014 #1011 of 1243
    Hcour

    Hcour Member

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    I've been a member since 2008, my ratio regularly hovers around 1.5, I seed around 50 torrents 24/7.

    You're telling me I've been deemed "unworthy"?
     
  12. Aug 3, 2014 #1012 of 1243
    pteronaut

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    I was a member of TheBox with a ratio of 4+, seeded a fair amount well past completion, never caused a ruckus in forum, and generally a good citizen, never got an invite to ZXCV (infact, until your post I never knew it's identity, which I'm assuming that not letting it's identity be known was one of the rules, as I couldn't find the ID of the site for want of trying when I originally heard of the 1st rebrand)
     
  13. Aug 4, 2014 #1013 of 1243
    JohnB1000

    JohnB1000 Well-Known Member

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    ZXCV invited EVERY Box member via a PM to the Box account just after it stopped seeding. I think they are closed now (they may come back of course).

    As much as anything I used it to learn what was on the TV.

    Any other suggestions for good sources for UK TV shows ?
     
  14. Aug 5, 2014 #1014 of 1243
    ewolfr

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    I see that the website for zxcv is now dead, but looking at my torrents the tracker is still active. Did anyone see on the forums how much longer they would leave the tracker up and alive?

    The only place I know of right now for UK tv shows with open registration is *****

    I just hope being so open right now doesn't mean they will be next in line to fall. I've lost uknova, and thebox twice. Not too sure where I would get my fix next. I guess a VPN would likely be the next step in order to stream from overseas to here in the US.
     
  15. Aug 5, 2014 #1015 of 1243
    JohnB1000

    JohnB1000 Well-Known Member

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    Probably best not to mention the site, I think it's against the rules but I did get in :)

    Streaming is just not the same. I think newsgroups would be good but I love the way things were cataloged at Box, so easy to find whatever was on that day.
     
  16. 2004raptor

    2004raptor time to emancipate

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    Still going through this issue. I have a fresh install of windows 8.1 (was on windows 7, so I know i know it's not an OS issue). I "downgraded" to utorrent 2.2.1 (build 25302). Not sure what else to try. Could it be my actual router? I really don't want to replace it. No newer official firmware but I do see dd-wrt is available. I've never messed with anything other than stock firmware.
    Any other ideas?
     
  17. logic88

    logic88 Well-Known Member

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    That's a weird one. Are you using torrents from just one site? Or do all torrents have this problem? Both private and public trackers?

    Maybe try a public Linux distro torrent without the proxy to see if that works OK? Then start testing various combinations to see what breaks things?
     
  18. 2004raptor

    2004raptor time to emancipate

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    99% of what I get is from a public site. It's weird because since I installed win 8.1 I have downloaded ~10 or so files with no issue. Then all of a sudden this one file had the issue.
     
  19. 2004raptor

    2004raptor time to emancipate

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    Another update of weirdness.

    Went to piratebay and downloaded three torrents. All had plenty of seeds and all were over 1GB (not that that matters).

    Two of them downloaded within no time. Third one was stuck on zero. Changed my port in uTorrrent and opened that port in my Linksys config. Instantly started downloading.
     
  20. Anubys

    Anubys All About Footwork

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    Any idea what is going on with TVtorrents.com? the site doesn't seem to exist anymore...
     

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