BitDownload (bittorrent client) pisin me off 11 replies

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#1 10 years ago

hello everyone. i've been downloading a torrent for 4 DAYS, STRAIGHT. its a 2 gig file, and right now i'm at 34.36%. i'm getting really angry. i have a 500mb/s inet connection, and, torrent is downloading at 1-6 kb/s. on top of that it will go to 0 for hours at a time. and the icing on the cake? it will randomly close and re-open, CONSTANTLY. now, i know that if i just give it, i don't know, 4 more days......it might finish. but, i was wondering if there was anything i could do to speed up my download and keep it constant. I'm using BitDownload version 1.5.4 beta. running it on windows XP. plz help




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#2 10 years ago

It all depends on how many seeders there are. You may not know what that means so I'll explain it. There is a host that put the file on. After some people download it, they also upload it to other people to add to download speed. These are called seeders. However, not everybody does that. Due to the fact that it slows down their connection. So it all depends on how many seeders there are. Which also depends on how popular the file is.

Besides. I don't even know if you can discuss torrents and shit here.




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#3 10 years ago

The technology and use of torrents is completely legal.

What people USE them for and what people download/upload on them is alot of the time illegal. Its the case of using a legal technology for illegal uses.

Its a grey area, and we normally don't discuss them.


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#4 10 years ago

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.;4220926The technology and use of torrents is completely legal.

What people USE them for and what people download/upload on them is alot of the time illegal. Its the case of using a legal technology for illegal uses.

Its a grey area, and we normally don't discuss them.

So is it illegal that I would download CoD4 and play it only for myself? I don't plan on doing that with my ownage nVidia GeForce 6150NT... :uhm:




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#5 10 years ago
privategomez;4220944So is it illegal that I would download CoD4 and play it only for myself? I don't plan on doing that with my ownage nVidia GeForce 6150NT... :uhm:

Ummm... YES. You seem to have completely missed the point of my post.


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#6 10 years ago
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.;4220957Ummm... YES. You seem to have completely missed the point of my post.

Uhh. Yeah. I did...




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#7 10 years ago

mmk, i know the difference of seeders and leechers. but after some pokin around, i figured how to know how many there are. beautiful, hidin arrows...lol. andd i found 2 things that helped. 1. i downloaded a patch that changes my ip connectivity from 10 to 50. and i turned off my firewall. its now goin a hell of a lot faster. its at 96%, it'll be done in a half hour. but, its still only goin 10-60 kb/s. much less than my computers optimum speed. and i also changed the upload cap to 5kb/s but that didnt help much. any ideas?




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#8 10 years ago
Halo_Game_Freak;4221184i also changed the upload cap to 5kb/s but that didnt help much.

You want others to upload to you, while you cap your uploadlimit at silly 5KB/s? Damn leechers. :donitz:

Whether you're downloading mods, game demos or illegal content, you're taking ressources from the network without giving them back. Anyway, one shouldn't be around on the 'net without a proper, active firewall. Never.




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#9 10 years ago

Torrents are designed to work faster with higher upload limits, because you contribute your share to the whole bunch. Generally, the higher your upload limit is, the more likely you are to get a better download rate.

Torrents will not give as consistent a rate as a download from a server, but they are not designed to. They are meant to solve the problems with peer to peer while needing only the same resources as any peer to peer download.




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#10 10 years ago

Use utorrent ;]




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