Re: torrents questions/observations
> I'm a little late getting on the torrents bandwagon but I've managed to
> download the Oberstdorf sprints and I have a couple of questions.
> 1. I'm using the BiTtorent app. When I clicked on the race I wanted
> it immediately started downloading. I had to tell Norton's to allow
> to acces my machine but that's all. I didn't see and can't find a
> ..torrent file anywhere on my machine. I assume that I can still be a
> seeder. If not, please let me know.
> 2 Along the seeding lines, while I was downloading, the program
> indicated that there was an upload happening at the same time. The
> next day when this was done, there was no upload action showing. I
> assume that this is because there was nobody else trying to download
> that time.
> 3. This took forever (something like 15 hours). It's no problem
> because I can simply leave my connection open all night and forget
> about it. I assume that it took a long time for two reasons. My
> connection speed is relatively slow (I'm at the extreme edge of a DSL
> service area), and because this is not a new torrent, there aren't
> folks still seeding it.
> And finally, what I like to do with these races is burn them to CD
> Nero and pass them on to friends. Because this race is all in one
> piece, it's too big to burn to a CD. My question is this: Is there a
> simple edit program that resides in the public domain that I can use
> break this race into two pieces? I'm willing to go out and buy
> something if it's sufficiently versitile. And I suppose I could
> go out and buy a DVD writer now that the price has come down. But I'd
> prefer the software solution if it is available.
> Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
> Milwaukee, WI
Great to see another person jumped on the torrent bandwagon.
1. When you downloaded the intial torrent file you probably selected it
to open instead of save it, therefore you are right you can't find it.
2. You're right with that one.
3. It depends on your connection and the others that you are
downloading from. I've had speed vary from 5kb/s to 150kb/s. You won't
get the speeds of the old server but if you leave your computer on
overnight the race should be completed overnight. When I am done with
the races, I burn them as a data file to DVD for future reference. I
suggest spending the $70 for whatever DVD burners are now-a-days since
DVD can hold 6.5x more information than a CD. I have all of last years
races backed up on 28 CD, but if I burned them to DVD it would've only
been 5DVD's. But if you don't have a DVD burner, you can always burn
them to CD. I use a program called AVIsplit for editing. It is a simple
freeware program and it is very useful for cutting and joining races. It
is very simple and efficient to use and I'm sure any newb can figure it
out. I'll attach a link so you can download it. It's less than 1MB.
Hopefully this helps you out a little bit.
Smithers, BC, Canada
P.S. Can someone start seeding the Marcialonga race? Thanks
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