My question is what i need to do to connect to seed? This can only really happen if several people downloaded different fragments and then the seed disappeared before anyone finished but only before someone collects all the pieces and becomes a seed. If you were at all confused, it must've been from reading descriptions of the numbers for different parts of the µTorrent interface -- there are descriptions for the torrent list, and descriptions for the General tab littered throughout the forum, sometimes only coming with subtle indications as to which part of the interface they're describing. Although they are rated equally, uTorrent has over 100 million downloads while BitTorrent only has 10 million downloads. It had a seed figure that was something like this: 3 34,333. When info comes into your network card, it will go in through one of those ports. An indexer is a website that hosts torrent files for download. The more seeds mean that you can download files faster since you have more sources to concurrently download from.
You have received some very good answers here. Seeding them is a way of reversing that situation. However, whether to seed or not, or how much to seed, depends on the availability of downloaders and the choice of the peer at the seeding end. The people you're not connected to, you'd have to connect to them first before you can possibly transfer data with them. In the image above from the middle computer is acting as a seed to provide a file to the other computers which act as peers. I hope it this will help better understand what's all really about.
I have some Charles Ives hanging at 99. A file will be downloaded faster if more people are involved in the swarm. Upon receiving the last pieces a cancel request command is sent to other peers. But as an overall rule, a torrent with more seeders than peers will have better speeds than a torrent with fewer seeders than peers. Hey Legolad, mind not jewelisheaven's comment. Peers displays the number of peers you are connected to, and the number of peers in the swarm within the parentheses. If so, how am I able to download? I meant to post a reply before but just hit return and it only posted the quote.
If you have any questions about what something does in µTorrent, check my µTorrent User Manual in the second link in my signature -- Appendix A contains a description of the entire interface. You can only get a certain amount of the file s from the peers, but not all. I have a problem and i thought this is right place to ask. However, some leeches intentionally avoid uploading by using modified clients or excessively limiting their upload speed. The term leech also refers to a peer or peers that has a negative effect on the swarm by having a very poor share ratio, downloading much more than they upload. The torrent file contains metadata about all the files it makes downloadable, including their names and sizes and of all pieces in the torrent.
Here's how to check: Go into your client's settings and find the port that it is using. First let's do some definitions. Please read over the rules before contributing. Lastly, take note of the copyrights that are associated with the materials that you are downloading. I've only ever gone to Kickass and am unsure if whether or not the file would be on private sites. The owners all agreed to share their statistics, resulting in a unique snapshot of the BitTorrent ecosystem today.
Bittorent may sometimes display a swarm number that has no relation to the number of seeds and peers you are connected to or who are available. Indeed, as Switeck explained, the number in the parentheses is the number of actual seeds seen in the swarm. In typical client operation the last download pieces arrive more slowly than the others. The tracker itself does not have a copy of the file, it only tracks the people who have the file seeds and the people who have part of the file peers. The exception is if between all the peers the entire file s exist s.
So I'm downloading pieces from 36 torrents, none of which are 100% done and seeding, correct? It could also include Seeds and Peers that are not currently connected. Most major programs have standard ports, so they don't end up messing up things. The number of peers in the swarm is an estimate based on the number of peers µTorrent has encountered within its peer cache. Seeds are complete copies of the file wile peers are those who are still downloading the file 2. The first thing that you should keep in mind is that torrenting is made through P2P peer-to-peer file sharing.
Which one is a copy, and which one is the original? This is a great thread if only because it illustrates just how difficult it can be for folks to explain something technical in a bulletin board. But I greatly appreciate the explanations. Use this to get a good picture if and how much you should support the swarm again by seeding more. From the search, it looks like I'm not the only one, recently or not, to ask this question. PublicBitTorrent tracks a few million less but has more torrents, 4,247,717 to be precise. Without a seed reappearing, or many other users that between them have the remaining 50.
Common Post Topics In no particular order. Hi wondered if anyone can help. . These are some of the most basic of ways that two pieces of software can be similar, but where they differ can be impactful. A seed is someone who has 100% of the file and is uploading it. Another info that your BitTorrent client gives you is the number of seeders for each file.