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Download Management

jackrungh

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Ideally, will the planned download format be torrent for say the latest 3 episodes out and http for all of the older ones?

I mean torrent is a great method of file transferrence but it only really works when constant demand exists. Even the most generous of seeders can't host indefinately. So perhaps the arduous task of maintaiing seeds and such could be limited to providing quality on the most recent episodes. From what I gather, everyone here is already counting the seconds until episode release anyway, and will have quickly in the early stages of the site downloaded all the backlogged episodes. Then when http is up I suppose we can all contribute towards the purchase of say twin 250GB's for the server to hold the http archives.

I apologize if this is obvious or completely unacceptable.... :roll:
 
You have a valid point, but many of the older episodes are still going strong.

I'm gonna stick with torrents for a few reasons. First, I can keep them seeded, so don't worry about that. Second, if you have a ton of people flood the site who have never been here before, they'll all want to download the old episodes.

But yeah, I'll agree with you the demand is less on them.
 
HTTP ROCKS!!! So much faster for me then Bitorrent.

Viper, I am dling at like 350 kps, which is probably faster then I need it to be :)... I dont want to clog up your bandwidth; is my fast dling causing any problems?
 
It's on a serperate server with "unlimited bandwidth". This is a test to see if the server's connection can handle it. Things seem to be going well and if they continue to, I'll just switch them all to HTTP. :)
 
seems too good to be true but i wouldnt mind using bittorents for newer ones and http for old stuff as stated above.

if its http all the way then that would just make this the best place to get fast, dvd quality Top Gear and 5th Gear vids on the net!
 
just wanted to say thanks for the vids. downloading the new http episode now. got up to 390 kb/sec av 360 and as im typing this the download stopped and hung at 60%...damn this has happened before on other sites too; only occasionally.
is there some settings i can tweak to stop this from happening? or do i need some sort of download manager so i can resume the download rather than having to start from scratch?

thanks
 
I would recommend the use of a download manager.
I've always been happy with getright. (www.getright.com)
I've never used DAP, but I've heard many spyware horror stories about it.
 
ESPNSTI said:
I would recommend the use of a download manager.
I've always been happy with getright. (www.getright.com)
I've never used DAP, but I've heard many spyware horror stories about it.

actually you're fine as long as you use the real DAP (aka the paid version without ads.) it works fine.

Google to find a keygen for it.
 
I'm actually thinking of making download accelerators not be able to download off this site (1 or 2 downloads per IP per... 10 minutes) as to not throw off the download counter.
 
good idea. Anyway everyone's maxing out their connection so it would be useless..

well apart from the pause feature
 
Well you can use a download manager, just set it to download it from one connection instead of 10 or whatever.
 
Downloading at 382 kb/s right now. It's faster than bittorent, but http downloads feel like I'm raping someone's server. Bittorrent is all community, http puts the burden on one guy.

I'm not sure if it's you Viper hosting or a friend, whoever it is, thank you.

I wouldn't mind bittorrent though, I could get some very very fast speeds there too, just not as constant. Do what you think is best, both work for me.
 
Http is much better... I couldnt get anything off Bittolerant it was Downloading at 3K MAX dont know whats wrong... maybe because i'm behind a firewall? but thanks for releasing them on HTTP. CHEERS!
 
thats a good idea, 2 d/l per IP within 10min.

with my accelerator i can get maximum bandwidth and resume later if i want.

i usually download one vid at a time with my accelerator anyway.
 
justin syder said:
thats a good idea, 2 d/l per IP within 10min.

with my accelerator i can get maximum bandwidth and resume later if i want.

i usually download one vid at a time with my accelerator anyway.

your accelerator acts like more than one connection though.. so if he does that 2d/l thing your accelerator wouldn't accelerate much... (only 2 connections)
 
well i d/l it at around 37-39 but i could get 50-60 with my accelerator.

however i wont use it and now i think that ppl shouldnt use the accelerators, the speeds are fine and i think having http downloads are good enough at anyspeeds.
 
I'd put it at one, but if someone accidentally cancelled it or something...
 
If http gets too demanding on resources, i think bittorrent would still be fine. With bittorrent, i at least got the dl in a few days. HTTP is so much faster though. Thanks man~ :twisted:
 
Well, HTTP was working fine...

We may just have to go back to BitTorrent or the guy who hosts the server the files were on is going to see if he can set up a server at his work which has an OC12. :)
 
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