Bit Torrent

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Spudly, Jun 14, 2004.

  1. Spudly

    Spudly OSNN One Post Wonder

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    i installed abc a couple of days ago and im trying to download a large file but its keeping me in queue, so i waited about 12 hours....still in queue. i have about 83% of the file done also at the moment there are 55 seeds and 417 downloaders. so how much longer should i wait... is there anything i can do to speed it up
     
  2. yalooze

    yalooze OSNN Addict

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    are u behind a firewall/router? have u tried another client, perhaps the latest bittornado http://www.bittornado.com of which abc hasn't updated to yet?

    ahh, actually, does ABC say that the file is queued, cause that's a manual command within ABC only to do with downloading multiple torrents, u should just be able to tell it to start. But if u mean in queue, as in, not downloading then try the above, or try stopping the torrent and restarting etc.
     
  3. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    sometimes you will get a torrent where the main seeders are no longer seeding and that leaves everyone with a certain percentage...

    I had a large game patch dl'd to 91.3% and thats all I ever got coz everyone else had the same amount... no one with a higher completed percentage was seeding :(

    bit-tornado is what I use and it might actually help... it does have a few bugs but is easy to use and as long as after an error you press "IGNORE" its usually pretty decent to work with...

    http://bittornado.com/download.html

    consider getting the stable version ;)
     
  4. vern

    vern Dominus Political User Folding Team

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    So there are seeders and leechers? You should be able to continue downloading as long as there is a seed. There are no queues on BT, so that must be a queue within ABC. Just force download it.
     
  5. Bittornado is great.
     
  6. dom02

    dom02 OSNN Junior Addict

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    yea there aren't any ques with bt it must be ABC. The downloads don't start unless you tell them to. Check your settings to see if the torrents start downloading when the torrent is loaded.
     
  7. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Not sure about ABC since I haven't used it, but Azureus has a window you can view that shows you exactly what percentage every seeder has. If I'm stuck at 89%, then I look at that window and usually see 89% as the highest available seed. At least one seeder has to have 100% of the file in order for you to finish the download. One exception to this is if seeders with less than 100% happen to have the segments that you need to complete your download... but this rarely happens.
     
  8. napalmnthemorning

    napalmnthemorning Moderator

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    Along with what muzikool said about Azureus is if your in queue you can force the download to connect with the tracker. I've noticed that often a file left in queue stays in queue.
     
  9. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    i'm rather fond of Azureus. other than the fact that you have to install the Java client before you can use it. other than that it's a rock solid client in my perspective.
     
  10. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    I agree. The latest release especially has made it rock-solid.