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My VPN service has blacklisted torrent sites. so.....

The VPN service I use has blacklisted a number of torrent sites. Do you know if they all VPN services have done the same and if there is a way around it?
posted by citybuddha on Nov 10, 2015 - 8 answers

I want The Wonder Years on DVD

I know the TV series The Wonder Years will never be released on DVD due to the substantial music rights issues. Even the versions available for streaming on Amazon and Netflix are altered, ie. Joe Cocker's theme song, his cover of A Little Help from My Friends is replaced by something else. Is the original version of the show available in a decent format somewhere? [more inside]
posted by crossoverman on Mar 16, 2013 - 6 answers

Multiple torrent connections simultaneously go to 0 KB/sec. Why?

I've started DLing torrents from a tracker I was recently introduced to, after only having have some experience with one other tracker that's now gone, and I'm encountering a minor issue that puzzles me. I've noticed that periodically, all my torrents will simultaneously go from whatever speed they've been DLing at to 0 KB/sec, and then all return to their former speed at the same moment as well, after a delay of up to several minutes. What could be the reason for this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 14, 2013 - 7 answers

Age: 1 hour, Seeds: 456781

How do TV torrents go up so fast? [more inside]
posted by facehugger on Aug 4, 2011 - 15 answers

How can I cover my filesharing tracks?

How can I cover my filesharing tracks? [more inside]
posted by Kale Slayer on Jul 7, 2011 - 9 answers

Effect of torrents and/or free downloads on culture generally

Have you read or can you point me to any interesting articles about what will be the future of media like films/software/books given the way they are all being distributed online via torrent sites & the like. Will copyright go away or what? I am looking for INTERESTING theoretical speculations, not some person just saying the letter of the current law will be enforced or the usual doomsday-talk.
posted by cmp4Meta on Jun 15, 2011 - 12 answers

uTorrent is teh suck

What is the best torrent client that isn't utorrent? [more inside]
posted by Bonzai on Mar 2, 2011 - 19 answers

Automated Adding to iTunes

OSX automation. Broadly speaking: I have a folder where all my music torrents go. How can I get these automatically added to iTunes. [more inside]
posted by karmaportrait on Feb 27, 2011 - 7 answers


Realistically, how risky is downloading movies, music, tv shows, software, etc from bit torrent? [more inside]
posted by AceRock on Jan 21, 2011 - 31 answers

Torrent Search List Automation?

Is there a program or an add-on which will keep a list of torrents I want to download so as to avoid typing them in individually each time I want to see if they are available? [more inside]
posted by gman on Jul 20, 2010 - 3 answers

Is there a technological reason that the RIAA and MPAA only go after tracker sites and not people downloading torrents?

With the recent legal action against Isohunt, I would like to understand the tech and privacy of torrents better. Is there a technological reason that the RIAA and MPAA only go after tracker sites and not people downloading torrents? [more inside]
posted by frodoxiii on Apr 10, 2010 - 8 answers

Have you seen this online video?

Where can I go to view/download the full episode of 20/20 which aired Friday, March 5th, 2010? Hopefully for free? [more inside]
posted by dissolvedgirl22 on Mar 6, 2010 - 5 answers

What is the carbon footprint of a torrent?

What is the carbon footprint of a torrent? (or range thereof, depending on torrent size)
posted by oonh on Mar 8, 2009 - 7 answers

Am I being throttled (by Grande in Texas?)

I'm in Texas and just started using Grande Communications as my internet service provider. The cable internet connection is fast (averaging 10 Mbps) but my torrent downloads are slow. Does Grande throttle? If they do throttle, is there any way to bypass the throttling?
posted by buzzbash on Jan 11, 2009 - 12 answers

How can torrenting and browsing co-exist on my Mac?

How can torrenting and browsing co-exist on my Mac? [more inside]
posted by AmbroseChapel on Dec 15, 2008 - 23 answers

Giving back to directors who need it?

I often download documentaries, and generally love them, and frequently feel like I want to give back to the director. Monetarily-wise, that is, as perhaps I didn't pay for them. What do you think of a service that allowed for paypal or such donation to individual directors? Could it work? Alternately, directors of small films could set up a link on their websites, and one could spread the idea memetically. I'm not looking to cash in on this, just to get feedback on an idea of how to assuage my guilt and help support those who make films worthy of support.
posted by aschwa5 on Aug 1, 2008 - 13 answers

Is there any pointing backing up DVDs if you can download them?

Is there any point backing up my DVD collection if I could just download replacements? [more inside]
posted by snarfois on Jun 29, 2008 - 18 answers

Help me design my torrent management system.

I'm looking for tips, tricks, hacks, scripts, and ideas for managing torrents using Linux. [more inside]
posted by christonabike on Jan 26, 2008 - 8 answers

Alternatives to Hotspot Shield

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 - 5 answers

Feeding the ipod - name your favorite restaurants

So I used to use ipodnova.tv to get my fix of overseas tv shows configured for the ipod. But it's been down more than it's been up lately. Some simple googling has seemed to reveal a bunch of sites, mainly pay, for this purpose. But before I paypal someone in Nigeria, can you tell me what sites you like to use for this purpose?
posted by rileyray3000 on Jan 18, 2008 - 1 answer

Tenants getting DMCA notices under my (landlord's) name.

What are my options as a landlord for a tenant who got a DMCA notice for illegal downloading under my internet connection and my name in CA? [more inside]
posted by razorfrog on Dec 28, 2007 - 7 answers

parentheses in torrents?

when downloading a torrent, what are the numbers in the parentheses?
posted by tristanshout on Nov 27, 2006 - 7 answers

Remote access to an XP box

I will be leaving an XP laptop at my friend's house to seed some torrents with Azureus on a fast (10mbps up/down) connection. How do I get access to the laptop from my home computer (so that I might add/delete torrents or tweak settings)? Having remote access to his router might be nice too so that I can open ports if something comes up... [more inside]
posted by |n$eCur3 on Aug 31, 2006 - 17 answers

How do you interpret BitTorrent file names?

BitTorrent filter: what do all the letters mean? [more inside]
posted by londonmark on Dec 15, 2005 - 10 answers

How to keep Torrent files open?

When I download files with "Bits On Wheels" the torrents remain in a folder on my drive, but they are inactive. How does one keep them 'seeding' and searchable by other P2P people? When I search for programs, it appears only recent episodes are available. I'd like to make all my older torrents available too.
posted by DickStock on Apr 28, 2005 - 6 answers

LokiTorrent panic filter

Let's assume, for a second, that I've maybe used LokiTorrent a few times to download a few things. Now, assume I've done this through a router and cable modem. How traceable am I? Is there any chance I could get sued? (i.e. should I take my computer and any CDs I have and make a big bonfire?)
posted by anonymous on Feb 11, 2005 - 32 answers

Are there any internet-based on-demand TV services?

I want to watch a few tv shows - I have been downloading torrents up to now - but I don't own a tv and don't want to get cable. Is there a pay service to be able to watch select shows (E.R., maybe some HBO) over the internet legally?
posted by bikergirl on Jan 4, 2005 - 22 answers

Suprnova replacement?

I know Suprnova was the absolute best in bit torrent-ing, but now that it's gone, does anyone know of any other sites that are a) anywhere near as extensive and b) not down all the time? [more inside]
posted by Slimemonster on Dec 24, 2004 - 12 answers

Is my torrent seeding?

We have had a torrent open for a few days now, Good for that! We are forlorn for it quite obviously has been abandoned: all Seeders have flown away before their Seedlings had been Sown. We are saddened by the fact that there is Not a chance of any One of these Miscreants returning. Please Miss, does there exist a hope for Salvage betwixt our missing Limbs? [more inside]
posted by tenseone on Nov 17, 2004 - 21 answers

Problems throttling torrent uploads

Tomato Torrent 1.0(v11) on OSX 10.3 - Why does torrent upload bandwidth go to zero anytime I enter any maximum upload limit? I've tried 8K/sec and 80K/sec and the upload just dies, goes to 0.0K/sec. As soon as I re-enter "0" or "no limit," upload resumes. I'd like to be able to throttle my uploads without killing them.
posted by scarabic on Sep 16, 2004 - 4 answers

Best place to find Daily Show Torrents?

Where is a good place to find current Daily Show Torrents? I don't have a TV and would like to be able to see the Daily show's coverage of the RNC, etc etc.
posted by Stynxno on Sep 2, 2004 - 8 answers

Does anyone know of good public torrent trackers that don't require end-user logins?

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 - 10 answers

Do you wish you had a fatter upstream pipe for Bit Torrent?

Those of you who have gotten way into Bit Torrent: have you found yourself wishing your internet connection had a fatter upstream pipe? According to this FAQ: "Sometimes, limiting your upload rate will increase your download rate ... If you are seeing very high upload rates and low download rates, this is probably the case. The reason this happens is due to the nature of TCP/IP -- every packet received must be acknowledged with a small outbound packet. If the outbound link is saturated with BitTorrent data, the latency of these TCP/IP ACKs will rise, causing poor efficiency." [MI] [more inside]
posted by scarabic on Jun 11, 2004 - 33 answers

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