Why is my DSL connection getting clogged by Bittorrent even after closing it? [more inside]
posted by Fermin
on Sep 27, 2013 -
It was big news in February that the major United States ISPs were going to start monitoring users' BitTorrent activity and issuing "six strikes" warnings against the owners of accounts used for piracy. But since the program went live, there's been almost no coverage of it that I can find, and I've gotten more and more curious - is the system actually working? Are there statistics available about the number of alerts that go out? Have any MeFites been the subject of one (or not
been the subject of one despite continuing to download)? You'd think there would be something out there, but even sites like Ars Technica don't seem to have done much follow-up coverage.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish
on Aug 10, 2013 -
What's a quality Bittorrent site in 2013? Demonoid is down, and TPB has no focus on quality. My interests are in film and music, with an experimental bent.
posted by dunkadunc
on Jan 19, 2013 -
I am trying to set up a surplus router as a NAS and torrent appliance, to integrate into an existing network. The setup will use two routers, one to provide network and internet to everyone, the other will use TomatoUSB and will be dedicated to torrenting. [more inside]
posted by Mokusatsu
on Jan 13, 2013 -
I have a genuine copy of Windows 7 Ultimate which i have previously installed and activated through Microsoft. I wanted to reinstall Windows today but I've found the DVD has somehow been scratched and my DVD drive refuses to read the disc. If i download a copy of Windows 7 from BitTorrent and install it using my genuine CD key, will I get into any trouble? Will it even work? If not, what are my options?
posted by Effigy2000
on Oct 16, 2012 -
I'm pretty sure one of my housemates is killing our network by clogging it with her bittorrent traffic. Is there anything I can do, without access to her computer, to make the internet work properly? [more inside]
posted by TurkishGolds
on Jan 11, 2011 -
[BitTorrentFilter] I've made a torrent (of an interesting collection of music videos) that I want to distribute. Research about recent reliable trackers led me to use the one
provided by PublicBitTorrent
. But test-launching the torrent file from another computer shows me that no downloading (nor corresponding uploading) occurs. Is it the tracker, or what else might I have done wrong? [more inside]
posted by progosk
on Dec 27, 2010 -
YANML. Please help me find a lawyer to resolve a subpoena sent to my ISP, and give me an idea of what to expect from this situation.
posted by anonymous
on Dec 6, 2010 -
Moving my collection of Torrents... I'm usuing uTorrent and the drive my torrents (the .torrent files and the files themselves) are on is nearly full. So, I moved them to a new drive, changed the location in uTorrent's preferences... and the program can't seem to find any of them. I read the manual/faq and the things it says to do aren't possible (the settings they mention don't exist). Suggestions? OS X.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy
on Feb 22, 2010 -
I'm looking at an efficient way to distribute large files to multiple computers over my lan, I need to know how to do this and whats involved. I was thinking that since I have a dedicated server in my home that hosting the files via private lan'd bit torrent would be the weapon of choice as the file transfer speed increases exponentially.
My server is running a version of ubuntu so whatever software I will need must run in ubuntu. The clients downloading the files will probably be running windows boxes so Utorrent can be used and would be preferred. Are there any specific things that I need to turn on in Utorrent to do this via lan or will it essentially be seamless as long as the tracker is my server? [more inside]
posted by Chamunks
on Jun 17, 2009 -
Yesterday I found a mysterious mkv file in my Azureus downloads folder. I opened it and it turned out to be an advert for Intel. I promptly deleted it but it showed up again the next day. Has Intel started putting adverts in bittorrent files?
posted by Andy Harwood
on May 22, 2009 -
These days a lot of movie viewing takes place from digital files sitting on a computer and downloaded from BitTorrent. In this environment, is it worth having a 5.1 type surround sound audio decoder? Do most of the movie files on BitTorrent come encoded as multi-channel surround sound these days? And to output 5.1 digital surround from a computer what does one need? A special sound card? Some kind of surround sound decoder separate attached to the computer via its optical out?
posted by skylar
on May 4, 2009 -
I recently changed computers and want to continue to seed a bunch of torrents, but have lost the original tracker files. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by cgs
on Mar 21, 2009 -
How can I change file extensions on a group of files "in bulk", specifically from .flac to .mp3? Keywords: iTunes, Mac, OS X. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 30, 2008 -
Why have my torrent downloads suddenly stopped? Is it my ISP? If yes, are they allowed to do that? [more inside]
posted by Brodiggitty
on Nov 4, 2008 -
Is there any software of Mac OS X that will protect my bittorrent seed/leech ratio? I'm looking for something like GreedyTorrent
, but for mac. Obviously, freeware is preferred but I'm willing to hear any suggestions. [more inside]
posted by alitorbati
on Oct 1, 2008 -
I'm sure this question will not make me the most popular student at the dance, but is there a way to identify (via IP) machines running BitTorrent clients within an internal network (ie. work)?
My company has around 50 employees, and the old, "Please don't torrent at work" doesn't seem to be doing much good anymore.
It brings our email and web browsing to a near standstill, and dropping by the "usual suspects" is not only tiresome, but doesn't seem to find all the sources of traffic any longer.
Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
posted by numlok
on Aug 11, 2008 -
We suspect our ISP is shutting down our internet connection when we use a BitTorrent client and/or throttling bandwidth. Is there any way to detect this? [more inside]
posted by ao4047
on Jul 12, 2008 -
Whenever I run Transmission on OSX, my Firefox browsing slows to a trickle, or simply stops altogether. [more inside]
posted by zardoz
on Jun 29, 2008 -
Torrented files can't be read by a remote machine until they are cut/pasted. Why, and how to fix it? [more inside]
posted by Four Flavors
on Jun 17, 2008 -
Just got Verizon FIOS and the wifi access point sucks. So I disabled the wireless portion on the fios router and plugged in a linksys wifi router. Wireless is now kick a** but my bittorrent is slow. I need help with port forwarding. [more inside]
posted by nivekraz
on May 9, 2008 -
I live in a house with 6 other internet hungry people. Help me cater for our needs! [more inside]
posted by puddpunk
on Mar 30, 2008 -
What's the best way of distributing a DVD over the Internet? I'm thinking probably bittorrent for transmission, but what format? ISO? A set of VOBs, etc.? [more inside]
posted by amcewen
on Feb 11, 2008 -
How would I go about finding torrents or downloads of popular TV shows dubbed in Japanese? [more inside]
posted by splice
on Jan 30, 2008 -
My ISP (Pipex) seems to cripple torrents. When I use Hotspot Shield
it seems to get around whatever they are doing and gives me reasonably consistently speedier downloads. But Hotspot Shield has a monthly usage allowance. Are there any alternatives?
posted by lemonfridge
on Jan 22, 2008 -
I will soon be distributing a bunch of large scientific and research datasets, all entirely legal for redistribution, many as large as a few gigabytes. Bittorrent is the best solution for this. Many respectable webhosting sites don't allow Bittorrent trackers; too many of those that do seem fly-by-night. I have a budget for this and want something respectable and reliable. Recommendations? [more inside]
posted by mrflip
on Dec 18, 2007 -
I've seen this
When I'm running Transmission (I used to use Azareus, with the same problems, but I switched because a lot of the trackers I used banned it. I will switch if anyone can suggest a better client) on OSX it kills all of my web browsing.
Even when I turn on Speed Limiter there is no web browsing. I'm only downloading one file, with one peer at the moment, for what that's worth. But when I cap upload at 5k, web browsing works again (by the way, I browse with Firefox). That doesn't seem right to me.
I have Time Warner Road Runner cable internet and a Netgear WGR614v7 - 54 Mbps Wireless Router.
Is there anything I'm overlooking to be able to browse the web while downloading torrents?
posted by apetpsychic
on Oct 9, 2007 -
Now that Demonoid is dead, is there another great invite-only torrent site?
posted by four panels
on Sep 27, 2007 -
Here is my dilemma. Last week I received a DMCA takedown notice from my ISP regarding a TV show that I torrented (is that a word yet?). Do I ignore the message, or give them the information?
I know this was wrong, but my thinking was that this was a TV show, and not music, HBO, movies, etc. I guess I was seriously wrong. I deleted the file and uninstalled uTorrent. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Sep 5, 2007 -
Help me find an affordable NAS that is between 500g-1TB, does Wifi, has iTunes Library support, BitTorrent, and FTP support please.
posted by davidstith
on Aug 28, 2007 -
Looking for advice on how to score invites to private BitTorrent sites- specificially Oink.cd. [more inside]
posted by hwickline
on Aug 14, 2007 -