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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 7:16 am 
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Hi John, thanks for your offer of burning it to a disc. My friend who's downloading it for me says it's going really slow and, besides, it seems he cannot leave his computer on overnight every day, but so far it seems it's progressing at a snail's pace (yesterday, it was 40 KB of the +2 GB). If it ever gets completely stuck, I'd let you know so as to start considering the disc idea. So make sure you don't misplace the file! :wink: And thanks a lot once again!

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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 11:12 am 
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I'll try to join the torrent over the weekend and see if it speeds things up a bit.


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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 11:07 am 
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I've just checked it and it says I've already got 36 MB. Not fast as lightning, certainly, but improving.

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 10:10 am 
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Is there any chance the Bridgewater Hall show could be re-uploaded please? Want to experience this night for myself? Cheers guys.


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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 8:50 am 
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Thanks a lot from me too.

By the way, the FIB video at dimeadozen has already reached 136 MB. I hope to get it in time for my summer holidays! :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 3:56 pm 
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Oh my God, that's just painfully slow...

Will try and remember to connect tonight to see if it speeds things up a little.


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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 10:59 am 
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 9:05 am 
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I don't seem to be able to find a replacement hard drive for my pc (it seems nowadays they use a different connector), so a friend of mine has lent me his old laptop while I search further. And to my surprise, that Vuze program you mentioned was installed on it. So I've started downloading the torrent for the FIB concert with my username (the friend who is downloading it too is doing so with his). He's still stuck in 172 MB, but so far I've got 610 MB (unluckily, we cannot add up both). If I've understood it well, this may be good for our ratios, since he may download now from me and I from him. Not that I understand well how all this goes, though.

It'll be the most yearned for concert, not only because of the music, but for the pains it's taking to get it! :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:18 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:50 pm 
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I'm on it. Although Vuze tells me that it will take approx 5 hours to download the 0.2% I need to have the full fileset - probably a slightly different info file or something. Still, I will be seeding the remaining 99.8% throughout.

Although I appear to be firewalled - will have to sort that out.

This whole saga shows up the idiocy of people who cling to torrents as the last remaining seeder weeks after the torrent has effectively died. If this video was re-uploaded today there would be a few hours while a complete copy was shared and then there would be, say, 40+ seeders and leechers around making it a lovely quick download.

Instead, we can't re-upload because some loon thinks they're achieving something by keeping a torrent "live" by being the sole seeder...


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:53 pm 
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It's just one of those things - the torrent works better when there are more people connected - that's the whole point.

When there's just one (or a couple) seeding, everything is limited by their upload speed. But if they let it die and it was re-uploaded anew, it would appear on the frontpage of the website, email notifications would be sent to those signed up for them and it would attract a couple of dozen (at least) new downloaders. Which makes it faster for everyone.

Of course, this problem is compounded by the fact that the people who are most likely to seed like this are also the ones who are most likely not to have set up their ports etc correctly (look for a number in red next to their names on the list of seeders) and so have punishingly slow upload speeds to boot.


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