Why is my DSL connection getting clogged by Bittorrent even after closing it? [more inside]
posted by Fermin
on Sep 27, 2013 -
I'm about to leave for a two-day long car trip and I thought I could listen to some podcasts to pass the time. I'm a huge Bullseye with Jesse Thorn (formerly Sound of Young America) fan and I saw a link on the Maximum Fun website
to download a torrent of all of the old episodes.
So I downloaded the .torrent file and opened it on uTorrent but nothing happened. Any help on my predicament? What am I doing wrong and what can I do to properly download the files?
posted by rmttws
on Mar 13, 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 -
Question about bit torrent sites that (are) shut down and their possible revival. [more inside]
posted by zardoz
on Nov 5, 2012 -
Given that the copyright landscape is about to change in Canada, educate me about VPN services and securing my connection like I'm a n00b! [more inside]
posted by liquado
on Jun 20, 2012 -
My qBittorrent client (for Linux) stalls out far too often and knocks me offline. Why is this happening, and what can I do to fix or mitigate the problem? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on May 16, 2012 -
I downloaded this torrent
. When I burned it to a dvd with Toast on a mac, the picture was fine, but I had no audio at all (which is sort of the whole point). [more inside]
posted by bigbluehouse
on Jul 26, 2011 -
Are there anonymous torrent seeding services suitable as dead man's switches for dissidents and reporters in dangerous locations? [more inside]
posted by jeffburdges
on Feb 28, 2011 -
I need a way to set up a timer for when my torrents will run and when they'll be off. I'm using Transmission on a mac, but I'm open to switching things up. [more inside]
posted by broadway bill
on Jan 21, 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 -
Help me decide on the best bit torrent client for use on a remote machine... (OS X Leopard). [more inside]
posted by Biru
on May 31, 2010 -
How can I set up torrent software on a Xubuntu/XP dual boot so that the same torrents are in the pipeline on both operating systems? [more inside]
posted by scose
on Jan 17, 2010 -
How to privately share a large set of files with a large club? Having trouble getting bittorrent to work. [more inside]
posted by vegetableagony
on Oct 13, 2009 -
Although I have downloaded torrents successfully before, I can't get my current system to work. Everything proceeds fine until the actual download - which is stuck at 0.0%. [more inside]
posted by ACF
on Aug 18, 2009 -
This is easy - I just want the 'TV' version of Steve Martin's 'The Jerk'. So... how do I get it? [more inside]
posted by Bageena
on Jul 11, 2009 -
Has anybody come up with a way to identify incomplete torrents? Azureus crashed and dumped all my active torrents, so now I have a ton of incomplete files, but I'm not sure which ones.
posted by tcobretti
on Jul 4, 2009 -
Advice for a server newb who needs help getting started with a simple media/backup/torrent server? [more inside]
posted by wastelands
on May 29, 2009 -
Best Bit Torrent Forum?
I'm having a problem, plus I'd like to learn more about torrents. Does anyone have any recommendation on an active forum board I could join?
posted by davidaugust111
on Apr 29, 2009 -
I sometimes have trouble with downloading via torrent: surfing becomes a slow crawl/not an option. [more inside]
posted by zardoz
on Mar 26, 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 -
I'm consolidating and trying to save some money in the coming years.
To that end I've acquired an older Mac Mini and pulled out an old monitor. I've set it as a working media center, but I think I could do more and do it more efficiently. [more inside]
posted by Gideon
on Mar 16, 2009 -
Are there any half-decent torrent web clients to try, other than Torrent Relay?
posted by different
on Mar 10, 2009 -
How can I stop my roommates from using our shared internet connection to download or share copyrighted files? [more inside]
posted by boby
on Jan 29, 2009 -
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 need to create a website for a fake invite-only torrent community to feature in a short movie centering around said community. What's the easiest way to set up a customizable tracker? [more inside]
posted by JMB1138
on Sep 29, 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 -
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 -
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 -
With a nice high speed connection now installed at home, I'd like recommendations for finding sci-fi/fantasy TV shows that I can download legally and freely via torrent, that I would not typically have already seen on American cable.
posted by poppo
on Nov 18, 2007 -
What's a good source for finding TV shows online? Specifically, Ninja Warrior (originally titled Sasuke in Japan)? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt
on Nov 4, 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 -
When on torrent sites, I click on a link for a .torrent file and it automatically downloads the file to my desktop. In the past, the torrent file would automatically open in my torrent app, and presumably be saved in a temporary file. I'm not sure what I did to make the change, but I'd like it to auto open like before, save in a temp file and not on my desktop. My OS is XP SP2. [more inside]
posted by zardoz
on Sep 5, 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 -
Firefox opens a blank "(untitled)" tab when downloading certain files used by helper applications such as torrent files, or .smil files which are processed by a homegrown vb app. How can I suppress these blank tabs or force them to autoclose? I thought I saw an addon or greasemonkey script to do this at some point, but can't find one now.
posted by Manjusri
on Jul 1, 2007 -
Asking for a friend, and as an update to old askme
. Since it's been more than a year, how hazardous is it to continue to use the p2p torrent sites? [more inside]
posted by Dave Faris
on Jun 25, 2007 -