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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. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

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    whats with all the readme files anyway? they always say you MUST read this first..one time long ago i did click.. just bs.
     
  2. cditty

    cditty Active Member

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    Anyone currently using iptorrents that would be willing to pass out an invite?
     
  3. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

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    why would craigslist ban a torguard IP?
     
  4. Malcontent

    Malcontent Aka: Smiling Bob

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    Hackers Seed Torrent Trackers With Malware Disguised as Popular Downloads

    https://www.grahamcluley.com/2016/0...trackers-malware-disguised-popular-downloads/

    Nothing new about malware and torrents but it's very organized and automated.
     
  5. robojerk

    robojerk Well-Known Member

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    Honestly if you just use common sense you can avoid that crap. I think news like this is spread purposely to make torrenting seem scary and turn people off of it.
     
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    2004raptor

    2004raptor time to emancipate

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    Not sure where else to ask and I don't want to drag this thread into questionable territory...but the last few BT videos I have downloaded just don't play. Not with VLC or WMP. Both are updated and I have the latest codecs.
    Just get errors on either program I try.

    Am I just all of a sudden unlucky or is there a trick involved.
    PM me if that works best.

    thanks.
     
  7. Nov 3, 2016 #1227 of 1308
    robojerk

    robojerk Well-Known Member

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    Try Mplayer? Honestly if VLC wont open it something is probably up with the videos you download. Try a video you know 100% works (past download or something. Or this video (Big Buck Bunny).
     
  8. Nov 4, 2016 #1228 of 1308
    2004raptor

    2004raptor time to emancipate

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    Just tried 4-5 other videos and they are fine. Even one that I downloaded last week is ok., BUt there's several others that just don't play/give errors.
     
  9. pteronaut

    pteronaut Killer of Threads

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    What.CD has just been shut down, when visiting their website, they say that all site & user data has been destroyed. But it would be prudent to delete any torrents that you may have from them from your client, just to be safe.
     
  10. TampaThunder

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    Damn. Lost Waffles earlier and that was my backup for What. :( Very bad news.
     
  11. getreal

    getreal postcrastinator

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    Could it be that the particular disabled file downloads which do not play are actually dummy files set up to track your IP address?
     
  12. David Platt

    David Platt Mouse Master TCF Club

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    Damn. That was probably the torrent site I used more than any other.
     
  13. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    I just switched from Deluge to uTorrrent and one thing I liked about Deluge is that bottom list of files in the GUI had collapsible folders rather than one long list of files the way it is in uTorrent. Is there any way to get collapsible folders in uTorrent? I didn't see anything in the advanced settings but I don't know what many of those things are.
     
  14. TampaThunder

    TampaThunder Well-Known Member

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    Simplest thing might be to label each torrent and then use the label list to navigate between torrents. It's crude but it's the only thing that approximates what you're looking for that I know of. I'm talking about uTorrent version 2.2.1 - not sure about higher versions so take that advice with an atom of salt. :)
     
  15. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    I think maybe i asked my question wrong.

    Here is an example I pulled from the web of how the files look in Deluge. The highlighted line is a folder that can be collapsed/expanded. I would like uTorrent to do this instead of just showing me a huge list of files. It's helpful when dealing with multiples seasons of a show in one torrent.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. newsposter

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    does anyone with torguard have this problem

    every time i open the laptop lid and the machine starts back up , torguard is red meaning its disconnected and i get netsh error. this is 100% of the time. yet in utorrent the 'test torrent' says its a successful connection but at the bottom of utorrent i get the yellow triangle

    also when i reconnect torguard, i still have to exit utorrent and come back in in order for anything to start downloading again.
     
  17. kdmorse

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    I know you say you just switched to uTorrent, but recommend you take a look at qBitTorrent, which is the current golden child of lightweight full-featured clients. I switched to it when uTorrent went over to the dark side some time back (with regards to in-client advertising, and bundled adware - which they have semi-retreated from), and have been perfectly happy with it, it's everything the original lightweight uTorrent used to be.

    And I really only mention it because I just checked, it lets you expand/collapse folders in the file list. Maybe it's worth a try.
     
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  18. Mikeguy

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    Fortunately, as you said, uTorrent seems to have retreated from its attempt to shove its ads down our throats--I haven't had any issue for a bit over 2 years now. But thank you for your alternate suggestion--there's always tomorrow.
     
  19. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    The ads are really easy to remove from uTorrent.
     
  20. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. I had done so, but then, a little over 2 years ago, uTorrent seems to have changed its ad tech. such that the ads became pernicious, despite the old methods. It seems to have been a reinvigorated effort by uTorrent to force its obtrusive ads on the users. Fortunately, that attempt was dropped shortly thereafter--I think the bad commentary about it came back to roost.
     

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