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Downloading metadata isn't working...Any solutions?


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#1 Peterbilt379trucker

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 05:31 AM

Downloaded Bittorrent 7.7.3 yesterday and it worked fine downladed one video. Suddenly when chose another video/movie, in the status bar...the "Downloading metadata" kept still. Then, I tried to download other movies and see if that would fix anything but, still nothing. It may just be the firefox firewall but, tried to run test on it and everything checked out. I have linksys connection, if that is helpful. In the buttom right of the screen on Bittorrent is a red indicator saying something about the firewall is limited (something like that) and clicked on it, ran connection test and so forth. Again, still nothing and "Downloading metadata" is at a stand still. Currently, I have only one movie on the torrent at the moment and going to give it a few mins or an hour or so. Anyways, any help is appreciated. Thanks :)

#2 Harold Feit

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:32 AM

What internet security software do you have installed?
What value do you have for DHT: in the status bar?

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:12 PM

I have this same problem.

I'm running BitTorrent Total Security however after this started happening I disabled the firewall and antivirus. Currently trying to download 31 torrents, about half have "Downloading metadata" in the status bar, and it appears to be random when it comes to which torrents this happens to.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:43 PM

Bitdefender*

#5 Harold Feit

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:45 PM

What about my second question?

#6 Peterbilt379trucker

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:32 AM

What internet security software do you have installed?
What value do you have for DHT: in the status bar?



I'm not sure where I can find that information about the internet security software...Where can I find that info? Right now, the DHT is reading 287 nodes. Also, that red indication symbol in the buttom right hand corner in Bittorrent is changed to yellow and saying "No Incomming connections" Any ideas?

#7 Harold Feit

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:16 AM

Applications like norton, zonealarm, and mcafee are internet security software.

The red/yellow indicator in the corner indicates problems in your configuration that could be causing this issue that would need to be addressed (routers/software firewalls that need to be configured)

#8 Peterbilt379trucker

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:06 AM

Unfortunately, don't have any internet security software... I bought this laptop day after Christmas and apparently it has the Norton software advertisement that pops up every startup and wants you to sign up a regstation form but, I don't trust Norton and definitely don't trust mcafee. Anyways, you were right, the firewall needed to be configured. Had to reset the default settings and use recommanded sources and now, bittorrent is working fine again but, not sure if that could be the solution. However, thanks soo much for your help and will let you know if any more issues interfers.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:20 AM

Second thought...the movie downloaded to 39.9& and quit working. That red/yellow indicated did turned to green until now and back to yellow.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:20 AM

Second thought...the movie downloaded to 39.9& and quit working. That red/yellow indicated did turned to green until now and back to yellow.

#11 Peterbilt379trucker

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:23 AM

Oops, sorry about that dupicated comment, lol. Accidently, pressed "post" twice

#12 Harold Feit

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:55 AM

If the availability of the torrent doesn't exceed 0.399 in the info tab, then the torrent is unseeded and unlikely to be able to complete.

#13 Peterbilt379trucker

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:05 AM

That's the thing... I cancel out the torrent and tried other ones but, they all consists of the same problem. "No Incoming connections". The availability status contains Red in all the other torrents as well. Also, tried "force start" but, still nothing. Do you think, I need to un-install and re-install bittorrent to see if that will fix anything or do you think it's something about the firewall settings? Btw, I have windows 7. Also, is there another program that needs to be downloaded along with bittorrent? like, other torrents program, a tracker program, etc...

#14 Harold Feit

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:52 AM

No. That won't fix anything. It's a torrent selection problem at that point, especially if torrents like slackware (from http://slackware.com...ck/torrents.php ) give you complete downloads.

There is NO other software you need in addition to bittorrent to download torrents.

#15 Peterbilt379trucker

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:59 PM

Actually, seems like bittorrent working today. Last night, I choose a torrent with alot of seeders. However, first it had the same problem with no incoming connections and decided to let it be since it was at 11.9% and quit working. Anyways, a few minutes ago...got the bubble that the torrent finished download. It appears to me that, most people could been offline at the time or something or maybe I parked my big rig in a bad section. Anyways, I do appreciate it you helping me. Thank you! Again, I'll let you know if any other issues arises. Hope that you have a great day... :)

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:00 AM

I'm having this same problem. I don't really know what I'm supposed to do. My roommate is also having the problem with the new update as well.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:35 AM

Since i upgraded to 7.7.3 I experience the same problems. Nothing has changed in configuration and Network indicator is green (DHT 330 nodes)

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:51 AM

Gotta say after this new build, I have been having at least one crash every few days (bitTorrent crashes). Not able to download [anything anywhere] unless from PB, in which torrents go into the hidden label. I've never had any problems before 7.7.3

#19 StickyAndy

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 12:27 PM

Hello everyone.

I'm using this thread because I have the same problem as all you guys.

I used to use uTorrent until last month, when an update was made available and I obviously updated my version of the said software. Since that day, uTorrent no longer worked: no downloading, no seeding (which I do a lot), no seeds or peers detecting, and just a few nodes found in terms of DHT (and sometimes the "waiting to log in" message). I re-installed uTorrent but to no relevant results: the situations persisted.
Therefore, I downloaded BitTorrent, just to check if it was a software issue of uTorrent. And it worked! It worked perfectly fine, until the day (some weeks ago) when an update was made available and I downloaded it. Guess what. BitTorrent no longer worked as it should, and I get the "waiting to log in" of DHT all the time, and just a little few nodes sometimes.

Now, I use a laptop and all this problem only happen when I'm online via the internet connection I have at my place. When I'm at my folks' place, and use their internet connection, everything works fine with BitTorrent. I acknowledge this is a connection problem, but I'm clueless on how to fixe it. I use AVG and Windows Firewall when it comes to security and I've tried to turn off both last night, but with no results on BitTorrent performance.

What can I do to fixe this?
Thanks in advance

edit: oh, and sorry for any language mistakes, english is not my first language.

#20 bradley563

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 12:11 AM

I am also not able to download since I updated. I always leave my laptop on to seed.

Someone mentioned on using a different connection and working. I work on the road, so I change every few nights to new hotels and since 7.7.3 I have not been able to download at any connection. Hoping to find an answer on here soon.


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