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 -
[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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
How can I build a machine (PVR?) that downloads torrents automatically via RSS and allows me to access them in a Tivo/DVR/PVR like interface on my television? [more inside]
posted by blueplasticfish
on Aug 17, 2006 -
I've got a torrent file that uses the old Lokitorrent tracker, so it's unusable as is. This much, I know. My problem is that I can't figure out how to make it work otherwise. I have tried changing the tracker address, but I'm learning quickly that if the tracker I point to isn't listing this file, it's of no use. Is there another way around this problem? It's a file I've been waiting MONTHS for.
posted by LGCNo6
on Mar 11, 2005 -
Recently, Azureus 22.214.171.124 has started freezing up my Mac. My processor (or something inside my machine) makes rhythmic, sick-sounding whirring noises. This only happens with Azureus, not any of the other taxing programs I use. Uninstalling/reinstalling didn't seem to work. Any suggestions?
posted by item
on Feb 10, 2005 -
What's the deal with Azureus for OSX and opening .torrent files by default? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by scarabic
on Nov 21, 2004 -
TechSupportFilter: When I upload (perfectly legal) bittorrent files at speeds greater than about 13 kbps, my Comcast internet connection gets completely swamped, and I'm unable to surf the web or download email. Comcast tech support has been out three times over the past month, and they're still scratching their heads. But I get the feeling they don't exactly know what they're doing. Does anyone have any idea what might be going on, or what further tests I should run to find out?
posted by gd779
on Oct 13, 2004 -
I have recently found that bit torrents
are great once you haven't got a cap on your monthly bandwidth. I have found a couple of great sites for previously bootlegged shows, but what other sites can my fellow Mefites recommend?
(I would be happy to share the sites I do have inside if they are wanted!)
posted by Richat
on Aug 15, 2004 -
A few questions for anyone who has set up/administered a torrent tracker: Is running a tracker gonna take lots of bandwidth and/or server cpu cycles? Are some trackers more efficient in these respects than others? Whats the best open-source PHP tracker? Answers and any other caveats much appreciated.
posted by Fupped Duck
on Jul 13, 2004 -
I'm convinced that until they figure out a way to make publishing a torrent file easier, bittorrent will never become completely popular. So I have torrentmaker. I have a valid announcement url. I can create the torrent file easily enough but I can't seem to find a reliable tracker to upload the file to to make it publically available. It seems like most tracker sites require people to log in in order to download the file, and that's just a pain in the ass. Short of setting up my own tracker, anyone know of good public trackers that don't require end-user logins? (And that don't have obnoxious popunders, like &$%#*&@ing Suprnova)?
posted by crunchland
on Jun 28, 2004 -