Norse10

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  1. Which turned out to be a complete pain a certain place. When I move an 8GB file from one physical disk to another it takes about 2 minutes, maybe 3, When Bittorrent moves a file, between the same disks, it takes maybe as much as an hour. What is going on? Yes, I have a crap load of files downloading (download rate can be as high as 20Mbps, seldom more, which of course will affect the disk), using the HDD it's moving the files from, but copying and moving files takes precedence, which it also should in Bittorrent, but which I suspect it doesn't. So how do I give file moving precedence over downloading?

    Sorry for being overly sarcastic, and dramatic, but this seriously annoys me.


  2. First. On occasions I come across files that are obviously left with just a block or two not uploaded, where there are several people staying at 99.9%. Is there no way to get around this problem? Like some sort of punishment for people who do this on purpose, probably repeatedly. When several people download a file, is there a way to make certain they download different blocks, all the time, so if the seeder(s) stop seeding, the peers still have the complete file between them, or at least as much as possible? Can the client have a sort of serial number (not connected to the physical person, or IP-address) so it's possible to find out who does this, and blacklist them if they do it repeatedly? It could be buried deep in the registry (Windows) so it's hard to find it, or at least a hassle to fix.

    Second. In regards to the first. I always keep files with less than 5 uploaders in my client, but when I download stuff the ones I download seems to get priority on upload, which is completely stupid if there are a bunch of seeders. Is it possible to let the users set priority on files for upload? Some of the files I have for upload has been downloaded hundreds of times, and I'm the only one that has them, or at least one of very few.

    ps
    If anyone reads my old posts and notice I mention having ADSL, and wondering why uploading is important for me. I got 300Mbps fiber a few months back. ;)


  3. I'm downloading hundreds of movies (I have 300Mbps so that's not the problem) and notice that when I increase the max number of active downloads it seems to slow the speed. What I did was to increase max downloads to 200, increased global max connections to 10000 and max number of connections per torrent to 50. This seemed to be too much for Bittorrent to handle (it almost seemed like it got confused, and jumped around between the files, downloading a little here and a little there). I now have it at 25 simultaneous downloads, 200 global max, and 25 per torrent. This seems to work, but I don't get speeds above 10-15Mbps (total for all files), that's the reason I wanted the increase the number of downloads. It could of course be the ISP that limits bandwidth for VPN, but they denies it, and speedtest shows speeds of around 100Mbps both ways (can't expect much more with VPN). Speedtest without VPN shows in access of 300Mbps. I also moved the torrents to different HDD, so they are now spread over 3 different physical drives, to be certain that disk r/w isn't a problem.


  4. I notice that when I try to use playback, most of the pieces downloaded are randomly situated, only a few are at the forefront. I guess this doesn’t matter if you have high download speeds, but at 12Mbps that gives a lot of buffering. Why is it that Bittorrent doesnt force all downloading to be at the forefront?


  5. I have an ADSL with, in best case, 11Mbps download and 700kbs upload. I can NOT use 0/0 in download/upload speed, that will kill my Internet connection. So far I've used 800/65, which has worked fine, until recently. It seems that anything under 500 upload, maybe even more, will strangle your download speed. Why is this? It is obviously built-in, because it is the same for all torrents, no matter the seeders. I would hope that those making Bittorrent would remember that not all of us live in cities with fiber connected to every apartment!


  6. I am converting all my videos to 720p (1280x720), but some of them don't seem to follow the standard. 720x576 seems to be a very common format for most of those that are supposed to be 720p, so I'm guessing the ones that uploaded them are lying. The codec for these files seems to be Mpeg 1/2 for the most parts, not Mpeg-4 which I would expect. Are these fakes or is there something I don't understand about HD 720p?

    For those who wonder why. Converting 8-40GB videos to 1280x720, AC3 48kHz, 640kbps (keeping the source speaker number) is more than enough for my use, and having around 6-7TB of video files is a bit too much (I have another 2TB of TV-shows). The format I use to convert gives about 23MB per minute totaling between 2 and 3GB per video, and for 1500 videos and TV-shows that is a considerable reduction in size.


  7. I have been thinking about this, but it sounds illogical. Why should NetBalancer have a problem with BitTorrent and nothing else. I've been wondering if theres a conflict between services, maybe some dependencies, but I don't know if BitTorrent uses sevices.

    Can you, or someone else, test this out? NetBalancer has a 14 day free trial periode.


  8. After I updated NetBalancer and/or BitTorrent last time BitTorrent isn't able to download or upload files. As soon as I stop the NetBalancer service it works. If BitTorrent is running the NetBalancer service isn't able to start.

    Anyone know of this problem? Is this something added to BitTorrent so that it isn't possible to "fool" it into believing you run on full rate? I NEED NetBalancer to control the upload speed as it's only about 700kbps (no fiber and closest central about 1.000 meters away gives me 13mbps/700kbps).

     

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  9. Is it possible to fake a torrent, so that BitTorrent reports there to be peers and seeders that doesn't exist?

     

    I have initiated several torrent-downloads from bakabt.me (baka means idiot in Japanese), an anime specialist, it seems. All reporting an incredible number of seeders, which is quite unique to a genre where you normaly don't see more than 2-3 seeders at the most. Also, there is no downloading of the metadata, the size of the torrent and the individual files in it shows up instantly.


  10. But isn't kind of unfair that the small and "needy" don't get what they need when the big and "brutish" get something they could easily get without my help? There should be som kind of parameter that you can set to decide who gets to use your upload speed, and without the client punishing you for doing that, that should be decided on the percentage of your lines capacity.


  11. So, I have a file where I'm the only available seeder and occasionaly there are someone that downloads it. ATM there are 3 waiting and 1 of those are downloading from me.

    THEN! I download 3 files with 153/199/434 seeders and 137/228/332 peers. If I try to say to the client that "Screw those, there's enough seeders already, I have one that's more important!" and then set max upload rate to 25kB/s (why can't I block upload per file totaly?) I get next to no download speed.

    Can someone please explain to me why it's more important to upload files with hundreds of seeders than to the lone bastard?

    When I started with torrents many years ago there was a system where you could stop downloading to those who didn't upload, but it was manual, this seems to be automatic and generated by the client, and it doesn't look at your total upload (percentage of line capacity and I have 700kbps (80ish KB/s), only the specific file.


  12. Have tried, nothing happends. Even gone into the menu and clicked "BitTorrent Help   F1". I know it's available on the nett, but it's not really what I'm asking about I ask what it tells me. As in, are the seeders slacking? Do they have an incredibly low upload rate? Things like that.

     

    Is there any way to see what their quota REALY is, not just what they put into preferences? If so, is it possible to let the upload speed reflect their quota?

     

    I have no idea about what the different acronyms are except for STFU and ROFL, I seldom use acronyms, not a good habit when writing to someone you don't know.


  13. That might be, but the correct way is bps, B/s is something that came along because none-professionals didn't have a clue how fast bps was. I consider BitTorrent to be a professional program and would expect them not to use vulgar terms like that. Could you at least make it possible to have an option of choosing what to meassure the speed in?


  14. Why do the client use Byte per Second and not Bits per Second? The conversion isn't 1:8 or 1:10 (2 stop bits) it's more floating depended on the quality of the line if I'm not totaly mistaken. Anyway, the correct way to meassure transfere rate is bps, not B/s. Also, since the Service Provider gives the line capacity as bps, using B/s seems close to idiotic.