Download File MMMMMM.torrent ((FULL))
First of all: a torrent tracker is not something optional in the BitTorrent world. Without trackers, you would not be able to start your downloads. It means that your torrent will be stuck at 0% because it cannot find any seeds or peers. If you add a torrent to your torrent program by downloading a .torrent file or clicking a magnet link, it will already contain a reference to 1 or a small list of trackers.
Download File MMMMMM.torrent
So by adding (more) trackers, your downloads will not get stuck at zero percent (or somewhere in the middle). Secondly, your overall downloads speed will increase, so that in the end your downloads will finish quickly.
If you followed these simple steps, you should have succesfully added the trackers for your torrent. You should note that these steps should be repeated for every torrent file you are downloading. Now the torrent download should start to add more seeds and peers, this is because the new trackers will keep track of more connected users who are also downloading and uploading the concerned torrent file.
Ok, situation is this.. I have downloaded a torrent which has many files in which I do want and some that I do, so as per usual I select all the files which I do not want and right click to press 'Do not download'.
..However, the files that I specifically asked not to download continue to download anway. Making getting the files I actually want a very consuming experience! I have had limited luck closing utorrent down fully and opening back up again for the correct files to download or not download, however, this method only seems to work occasionally. This problem has only started for me within the last few days and I'm wondering what is going on and when there may be a fix for this.
Please don't reply with "Cross-file pieces" and hoping that we accept this answer. We longtime users know what cross file pieces are. And usually the only extra pieces we needed to download are the ones sharing with the files we don't skip.
Hi, it seems like the recent versions ignore the diskio.use_partfile setting... (Even if 'Pre-allocate all files' is not enabled and (de)selection was made before downloading.) At least in some cases.
This way it's also 'messing up' already downloaded file-sets if some of them wasn't selected to download earlier, upon a reload of the .torrent files into uTorrent and re-scanning of downloaded file-sets (upon a clean install because of an earlier version gone wrong after a year or so). ((De)Selection set the same way as before, of course.)
(BTW, I wonder why the 'Append .!ut to incomplete files' is disabled by default (clean install)? In case the diskio.use_partfile was set to false (or uTorrent behaves like it was) (it is also the default setting after a clean install) and some of the files in a file-set (torrent batch) wasn't selected to download there will be files with empty or random data inside, even after the download has been finished. It is of course normal, but perhaps not obvious for everyone that some of the just downloaded files are (so-to-say) 'corrupt'. I mean, it's not really foolproof.)
Edit 2 (in reply to rafi's next message - I can't post a new message now for being a newly [re]activated member): I was meant in the parenthetical part that with the default settings ('Append...' is disabled and diskio.use_partfile set to false) the mostly blank (not selected to download by user but allocated because of a cross-file piece) files are not distinguishable from the 'right' ones (unless you take a look at the Files tab in uTorrent, of course). It's normal behaviour, isn't it? Just not foolproof. It is less of a concern here, anyway. (I was mentioning this because it can be deceptive even for an advanced user if he expects uTorrent was not ignoring his setting of diskio.use_partfile to true and so all files in a set should be 'right'.)
Here is my most recent download, its a torrent containing three audiobooks, where all but the second lecture is set to skip. The torrent started to download immediately, however, it download only files from the first lecture marked to skip. If its a "Cross-file pieces" its a huge coincidence that all pieces are start\end of anything but what I want to download...
I have had this problem too.. in which the "Skip" is not being skipped. I very rarely skip files, so I have not tested this out conclusively.. but.. I would suggest that setting the priority of all the files you DO want to HIGH would achieve what you want.
Torrenting can be used to download and distribute any type of file. This includes copyrighted material such as music, movies and TV shows, but also free or public content, and content from companies looking to reduce server costs.
A good way to understand the concept of a peer-to-peer network is to contrast it with the traditional server-client model. With a server-client model, the user (aka the client) acts only as a consumer, connecting to a single or limited number of servers that supply resources or files.
Early file-sharing networks like Napster were also based on peer-to-peer networks, but with significant differences to the now dominant BitTorrent. Using Napster as an example, users would make folders directly available to the network, with any downloader connecting directly to the source and downloading it in its entirety from there.
You can think of trackers as the phone-books of BitTorrent. When a peer downloads a torrent file (or accesses a magnet link, more on this later), part of that file is the URL needed to connect to the tracker (or multiple trackers). A torrent client then takes that URL and sends a message to the tracker, which provides a list of other peers.
Once two peers are connected, they will use the remaining content in the torrent file (namely a hash that represents the file contents) to identify and exchange the pieces of the file that they are missing. This is significant, as it means the information detailing the actual contents of the files is not located within the tracker, but rather within the torrent file itself.
Once a peer has acquired multiple pieces of a file, they can maintain multiple transfer sessions simultaneously, exchanging pieces with multiple other peers at the same time. This is why most torrents start downloading at low speeds, but get faster as more pieces are acquired.
As we mentioned earlier, all the information you need to access the shared data is located within a torrent file. These are created by the original distributor of the data, who then becomes the original seeder when they upload the file to a hosting site such as The Pirate Bay.
Magnet links contain the same information that torrent files do, namely the tracker URL, hashes of the file pieces and the number of pieces. However, instead of being delivered in a file that your torrent client has to open, magnet links open the torrent client and deliver the information directly, much like how regular web links and web browsers function.
Private trackers, on the other hand, usually require a login to access, and often necessitate users to spend a certain amount of time seeding files. They do this in order to maintain a certain ratio of uploads to downloads.
Since BitTorrent (and P2P file-sharing in general) relies on a large network of individual peers all handling a small part of the traffic, it can be an incredibly cost-efficient way to distribute files to a large number of people.
With the server-client model, the cost of distribution involves up-front costs and quickly sky-rockets as the number of users increases. With the peer-to-peer model (and especially BitTorrent), the opposite is true. The more users downloading your file, the faster the download is for everyone, and setup and maintenance costs are virtually non-existent.
Even large companies sometimes make use of BitTorrent when distributing large amounts of data to a huge number of customers. For example, online games like MMORPGS (for example World of Warcraft) often utilize the protocol in their downloaders to lessen server-load and costs.
That said, in certain jurisdictions, particularly in the U.S., there is a possibility of direct legal action by the copyright holder. This is by no means common, as there are generally less than 5,000 copyright infringement lawsuits filed yearly across the entire U.S., and the vast majority of these are unrelated to torrenting.
The best defense against this is to use well-established torrent sites and trackers, most of which include some sort of rating or reputation system. These let you pick torrent files that have been verified by other users or come from people with proven track records.
I understand that uTorrent already allows you to edit the files being downloaded when opening the torrent. However, if the torrent finishes, I have to delete it and re-open the torrent file to edit the files being downloaded. This is inconvenient in two ways:
2. The torrent rechecks the files already in the folder, for large torrents this is a huge pain because if I just want to add a single small file to a large download, my computer has to re-check that whole large download.
The reason I as is because BitTornado has this function. If you click "Advanced" on a torrent, you can check/uncheck files to be downloaded and even set priorities for certain files to finish earlier than others. Of course, I still use uTorrent because it is the superior client, but it would be nice if this functionality exists.
This is not what I'm asking. I did search for it. I know there's a way to edit the files you want to download. I want to know if there's a way to edit the files WHILE the torrent is downloading or seeding or even stopped in the same way that BitTornado allows you to edit them.
I'm also asking about being able to check/uncheck certain files within these multi-file torrents WHILE they are downloading or seeding. Not at the beginning. Not after reopening. While they are downloading. This is most definitely possible because BitTornado implemented this feature. I am asking if this is possible in uTorrent. 041b061a72