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# 140643 16-Feb-2014 12:47
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Hi - I am completely new to this, but I am trying to use torrent. I've downloaded Torch Torrent and yesterday (Saturday) about 5pm started to download some content but it is taking ages!! it's 12:45pm Sunday and it has only downloaded 26.78%.

I have good broadband 80 gig plan and I barely use 5 gigs a month and the movie is only 699mb, so I don't know why it is taking so long

any suggestions??

on the torrent screen it says down speed and that flickers between 260bytes/s to 1.4 kb/s and up speed is anywhere from 500 bytes/s to 1 kb/s

this seems far to slow to me.... I  have panda cloud antivirus

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  # 988191 16-Feb-2014 12:57
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it will all depend on what bandwidth the other person is sharing the file at. they could have only allowed 1kb or it could be unlimited.

if you look at the seeders/leachers there might also be only one person sharing the file so you are limited by how fast they will let you download the file.

its one of the drawbacks of dorrents

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  # 988217 16-Feb-2014 13:30
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lack of port forwarding wouldnt be helping ild say.

public swarms are often pretty bad on less popular stuff, judging by your speeds it could simply be a single seeder thats capping though.

i do urge you to take caution with torrenting, can land you in alot of crap from a few different angles before you realize.




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  # 988229 16-Feb-2014 14:01
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Torrenting in a nutshell:

Use utorrent.
More seeders the better, Try get a 1:1 ratio or 1:>1 ratio. (seeders:leechers)
Seeders are uploading the files. Leechers are like you downloading the files.
Uninstall panda cloud av
Setup utorrent with a port say 54793 and then forward that to your PC with a static IP.

That should be it. The weakest point will of course be the one holding you back.
That usually comes down to seeders:leechers or availability.

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  # 988250 16-Feb-2014 14:31
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still the question, is this legal?? I'm guessing not but not an expert. If so are we not breaching FUG by helping to achieve the download??

sorry not wanting to be a party pooper and sure someone will know the legality of it




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  # 988252 16-Feb-2014 14:36
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jeffnz: still the question, is this legal?? I'm guessing not but not an expert. If so are we not breaching FUG by helping to achieve the download??

sorry not wanting to be a party pooper and sure someone will know the legality of it


Did state he needed the LSB of Centos and Ubuntu??
My settings above are intended for downloading legal content. Primarily Linux distributes and Gimp + addons.

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  # 988253 16-Feb-2014 14:38
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TimA:
jeffnz: still the question, is this legal?? I'm guessing not but not an expert. If so are we not breaching FUG by helping to achieve the download??

sorry not wanting to be a party pooper and sure someone will know the legality of it


He did state he needed the LSB of Centos and Ubuntu.....



ok thanks Tim but that went right over this old fella's head 

edit: understand the legal torrents as I use a lot for downloading firmware for phone just not the first post




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  # 988269 16-Feb-2014 15:11
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jeffnz: still the question, is this legal?? I'm guessing not but not an expert. If so are we not breaching FUG by helping to achieve the download??

I assume you are thinking about the potential for copyright infringement. Imho I expect it's a grey area. Since copyright is a civil matter and therefore by definition copyright infringement (potential or not) cannot be illegal, there is no violation of the FUG.

Even so, imho if this topic was about downloading a recent release that was obtainable elsewhere it would be quickly flamed by several users.

 
 
 
 


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# 988277 16-Feb-2014 15:30
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Actually iirc last time something about old movies came up users responded by advising the title was available from at least one download service. In this case the OP did not provide the title so the opportunity for that to occur is kind of lost.



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  # 988454 16-Feb-2014 20:13
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TimA: Torrenting in a nutshell:

Use utorrent.
More seeders the better, Try get a 1:1 ratio or 1:>1 ratio. (seeders:leechers)
Seeders are uploading the files. Leechers are like you downloading the files.
Uninstall panda cloud av
Setup utorrent with a port say 54793 and then forward that to your PC with a static IP.

That should be it. The weakest point will of course be the one holding you back.
That usually comes down to seeders:leechers or availability.


thanks for that.

 I clicked on the Torch torrent and downloaded it, but as I started to download the movie it tried to add Torch as my default browser and install PC dr or something and wanted me to pay $39.99 to clean up my PC...etc... but I got out of all that and I have since cancelled the download of the movie



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  # 988456 16-Feb-2014 20:15
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Telling users what's torrent, how to use it is not illegal. There are lots of legal movies being distributed via torrent.

There's no direct link to a pirate site here so it's clear of the FUG. Keep it that way.




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  # 988457 16-Feb-2014 20:17
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OnceBitten:
TimA: Torrenting in a nutshell:

Use utorrent.
More seeders the better, Try get a 1:1 ratio or 1:>1 ratio. (seeders:leechers)
Seeders are uploading the files. Leechers are like you downloading the files.
Uninstall panda cloud av
Setup utorrent with a port say 54793 and then forward that to your PC with a static IP.

That should be it. The weakest point will of course be the one holding you back.
That usually comes down to seeders:leechers or availability.


thanks for that.

 I clicked on the Torch torrent and downloaded it, but as I started to download the movie it tried to add Torch as my default browser and install PC dr or something and wanted me to pay $39.99 to clean up my PC...etc... but I got out of all that and I have since cancelled the download of the movie



OK, Try to stay safe with torrenting and like i advised utorrent is the way.
In terms of what site to pull it from google is your answer. I am assuming this is some indie movie that is free?


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  # 988460 16-Feb-2014 20:19
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OnceBitten:
TimA: Torrenting in a nutshell:

Use utorrent.
More seeders the better, Try get a 1:1 ratio or 1:>1 ratio. (seeders:leechers)
Seeders are uploading the files. Leechers are like you downloading the files.
Uninstall panda cloud av
Setup utorrent with a port say 54793 and then forward that to your PC with a static IP.

That should be it. The weakest point will of course be the one holding you back.
That usually comes down to seeders:leechers or availability.


thanks for that.

 I clicked on the Torch torrent and downloaded it, but as I started to download the movie it tried to add Torch as my default browser and install PC dr or something and wanted me to pay $39.99 to clean up my PC...etc... but I got out of all that and I have since cancelled the download of the movie



Here's the thing: torrents may be infected. The software to download torrents may be infected with malware/adware. When installing software you have to STOP and READ everything before clicking the NEXT button, to make sure you don't end up with unwanted toolbars, "cleaners" and other crap.





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  # 988481 16-Feb-2014 21:01
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If it is a video file (i.e. a 'legal' one like Pioneer One), make sure you limit stick to files with .mp4, mkv and avi extensions.

At 1kB/s you're lucky to have as much as you do, hopefully you don't get to 99% and have the seed disappear :/

If it's worthwhile and you're patient keep going with it, or alternatively try and find a better source.

If you do want to test your connection, start downloading a Ubuntu ISO as that should settle once and for all whether you are limited by other seeds or (less likely) by your network:

http://www.ubuntu.com/download/alternative-downloads



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  # 988485 16-Feb-2014 21:10
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freitasm: Telling users what's torrent, how to use it is not illegal. There are lots of legal movies being distributed via torrent.

There's no direct link to a pirate site here so it's clear of the FUG. Keep it that way.


Can someone tell me what FUG is please? - sorry if that's a dumb question!

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  # 988487 16-Feb-2014 21:11
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OnceBitten:
freitasm: Telling users what's torrent, how to use it is not illegal. There are lots of legal movies being distributed via torrent.

There's no direct link to a pirate site here so it's clear of the FUG. Keep it that way.


Can someone tell me what FUG is please? - sorry if that's a dumb question!


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