3
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3answers
410 views

Does an MD5 match between a torrent file and an original file from a provider mean the torrent file is safe?

I wanted to download a certain distro of Linux. However it is only using bittorent for download. I'm not to keen on bittorent. If I do use it, however, if the MD5 I download matches the MD5 of the ...
0
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1answer
55 views

When does Tracker url in the Torrent file come in the action?

i read few articles but i dont understand how does Tracker url in the Torrent file works ? i mean When does Tracker url in the Torrent file come in the action? Lets say , i created a torrent file ...
0
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2answers
164 views

Torrent download speed is only a small fraction of web download speed

I have a download speed of around 600-900kB/s, however when I download torrents, I only receive a download speed of around 5kB/s. This problem does not occur using other broadband connections, such ...
0
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1answer
375 views

Problems That Could Arise From Using “Pirated” Windows (any version) Mounted/Burned, Gotten From Bittorrents? [closed]

Not to say that I would do such a thing, but let's say someone decided to use bittorrents to download a free copy of Windows operating system (any one of them at all). What are, if any, some common ...
0
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1answer
140 views

How to have more than five torrents downloading concurrently with transmission?

I've installed transmission on my Raspbmc distro and it's been working great. The only thing I've noticed is that it can only download five torrents concurrently; anything after that is queued. I've ...
0
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1answer
65 views

Power Failures and Torrent Download

I am downloading a large torrent. I had 2 power failures during the download. Will this affect the file integrity? The torrent client did not seem to run a check once I booted up after power was ...
3
votes
3answers
310 views

Is it possible for a BitTorrent client to give seeding preferences only to leechers who are also seeding?

I'm not very familiar with BitTorrent on a protocol/technological level. Is it possible for clients to prefer seeding (give more bandwidth, or only connect at all) to leechers who are also seeding ...
0
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0answers
110 views

Automatically add tracker url to any public torrents from any site while downloading

I've noticed an amazing thing today that I've never seen or heard before. Within my friend's ISP, any public torrent he downloads from any site no matter what (even if the site is hosted within his ...
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votes
2answers
126 views

Torrent download [closed]

If I download legal content through a torrent, will it show the details of what I'm downloading in the office server? In general, if I surf the internet, it will list the website addresses that I ...
6
votes
2answers
265 views

How do Pause-able downloads work?

I use Internet Download Manager (IDM) for downloading data, and I have noticed that in it's download progress window, it shows whether or not a download is pause-able (resume-able). Typically, ...
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votes
1answer
462 views

Can't store Youtube videos directly to my FTP home server

I have a TP-Link TD-W8968 ADSL router modem, which supports FTP server application by hooking a USB mass storage device on it. Previously I was downloading all my .torrent files to my computer, but ...
3
votes
2answers
6k views

How to edit the list of files to download in a .torrent file?

I have a torrent that contains many files in it, but I don't want to download all of them because I need only few files among them. I am not downloading from a torrent client, but I am actually using ...
0
votes
2answers
96 views

Scheduled download from MSDN

How does one schedule a download from MSDN? I have a cap of 20GB per month that I'm permitted to download during peak hours, 7am to 1am. I can download as much as I like between 1am and 7am. Given ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

Does uploading reduce download speed in torrent?

I was searching to know: "Does uploading and downloading at the same time reduce download speed?" and I found this: Should uploading a file on DSL kill the download speed? but it is related to TCP ...
1
vote
1answer
669 views

Speed-up uTorrent when PC is idle?

Is it possible that uTorrent will use its max speed when there is no other internet activity in the PC? For example, if I'm using Firefox, uTorrent should be limited or have low priority for internet ...
2
votes
4answers
2k views

How does downloading a file overnight affect the CPU and hard disk?

I am currently downloading a legal torrent of 49 files (8 GB total) and getting the speed of 50 KBps. How does doing this overnight affect the CPU and hard disk? Are there any long-term risks to the ...
2
votes
0answers
533 views

Download torrents on an iPad to a NAS [closed]

I recently purchased the amazing TonidoPlug 2 to be a media server. Now, I would like to run a torrent client on my iPad, but save the downloads right to the TonidoPlug. The TonidoPlug has various ...
1
vote
1answer
259 views

Torrent Tracker for Private Downloads

I've recently come across the problem of having to share several large files with multiple individuals (data collected from experiments, nothing shady). Distribution through torrent seems the best ...
0
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0answers
514 views

Download Missing Chunks of an Incomplete File Using a Non-Torrent Source

Context: Last night I was downloading a video from HTTP source (Megaupload to be precise) with DownThemAll! manager. Went to sleep, came back this morning and found the PC had shutdown during the ...
1
vote
1answer
190 views

Torrent downloads in multiple OSes

My computer has Ubuntu and Vista and I use both equally. I want to know if it is possible to continue my torrent download from both the OSes. For example, I start a torrent download in Vista using ...
1
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3answers
6k views

How can I continue an incomplete download?

I recently downloaded Ubuntu 10.04 via HTTP from the Ubuntu website, the download reached 663.0 MB of 685.6 MB before it was accidentally canceled. Is it possible to continue the download using the ...
3
votes
3answers
1k views

Order of downloading parts for torrents

If I download a torrent (uTorrent 2.0.1), is there a way to tell the program to prefer parts on the beginning of the file (eg. so that I can play a video file while downloading)? Something similar to ...
5
votes
4answers
300 views

BitTorrent Myth

In BitTorent Statistics there is a field "Total Ratio" that is the ratio between total downloads and uploads. i have heard that this ratio affects BitTorrent'ss performance. If the ratio is better ...
7
votes
6answers
455 views

One time BitTorrent download

I know about BitTorrent, but I have never used it since it tends to be mostly used for illegal download of movies and software. Typically whenever I see a legitimate use for it (Linux distributions) ...
3
votes
4answers
5k views

Configure LAN Router To Prevent Illegal Torrenting?

Scenario I have a typical broadband setup at home (It's a flatshare I have no control over who uses the house) and I want to prevent anyone using it from illegally downloading via torrents etc. ...
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votes
1answer
117 views

port forwarding? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Configure Modem for Bittorrent downloads any guides on portforwarding? I want to speed up my torrent downloads
8
votes
4answers
6k views

How to make torrent downloads faster?

In windows Vista Home Premium x64 using uTorrent, how can I make the download(s) faster? EDIT: What are recommended settings for QoS?
1
vote
1answer
496 views

Did something change with uTorrent speed capping?

I download a lot of Linux torrents for testing systems every time there is a new release. And Linux torrents are always seeded well so seeding is not the issue here. Neither is firewall, I have port ...
0
votes
1answer
509 views

Where to put seeders request for torrent?

I am downloading iphone.sdk through utorrent. iphone_sdk.dmg has single file to download. It is of size 2.17 gb. I have currently downloaded 2.04 gb. For last three days I am not getting seeders. ...
10
votes
7answers
44k views

How do I associate magnet links with Ktorrent in Firefox?

I'm on Kubuntu, Firefox 3.5.
1
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4answers
2k views

Configure Modem for Bittorrent downloads

How can I configure the Modem to get maximum download speed for Bit torrents?