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If I am downloading a torrent, and it stalls for a while then starts, even if it takes days, like downloading a full TV series, will it eventually get there, or should I just delete it.

I am patient enough to wait even if it takes a long time if I know there is going to be an end product, I am completely ignorant about seeding and find it too complicated.

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Sometimes it can take a long time weeks or months  to finally get the entire file....sometimes it never gets to 100%  it all depends how many people/machines are "seeding" that particular file if no one is seeding then no one gets the file..if the only computer seeding the file is turned off or not connected to the internet no one gets the file.

 

Seeding just means sharing, the torrent client works out who has what parts and who needs those parts

eventually everyone should end up with all parts  but only as long as  parts are still being shared/seeded.

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13 minutes ago, johng said:

Sometimes it can take a long time weeks or months  to finally get the entire file....sometimes it never gets to 100%  it all depends how many people/machines are "seeding" that particular file if no one is seeding then no one gets the file..if the only computer seeding the file is turned off or not connected to the internet no one gets the file.

 

Seeding just means sharing, the torrent client works out who has what parts and who needs those parts

eventually everyone should end up with all parts  but only as long as  parts are still being shared/seeded.

So if it gets to about 80% after two days and I am patient, the chances are it will eventually get there.

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7 hours ago, possum1931 said:

So if it gets to about 80% after two days and I am patient, the chances are it will eventually get there.

Yes :thumbsup:

 

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You need to check how many people are "seeding" the file.  This means how many people have complete copies.  If no one had a complete copy then there is now way you will ever get the complete download.  It's possible that people who do have a complete copy do not keep their PCs on 24/7, so in that case, patience will indeed be a virtue.

 

When you choose a file to download, you are usually better off looking for one that has a high number of seeds but I believe different torrent clients may use different terms,

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1 hour ago, petermik said:
1 hour ago, possum1931 said:

So if it gets to about 80% after two days and I am patient, the chances are it will eventually get there.

Yes :thumbsup:

 

Look in the torrent client app under peers and see if any of the seeders has 100% uploading. If none of them have (possible on the obscure stuff) then you will never get the completed file. Checked over several days maybe the 100%'ers come and go.

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2 hours ago, tgw said:

your torrent client can tell you if the whole data is currently being seeded or not.

Yep, some clients will report "Availability" (how many times 100% of the torrent is available currently online), as well as the last time "100%" of the torrent was last seen. 

 

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5 hours ago, possum1931 said:

So if it gets to about 80% after two days and I am patient, the chances are it will eventually get there.

What is the file in question? Maybe someone else has a better source.

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3 minutes ago, Eindhoven said:

What is the file in question? Maybe someone else has a better source.

It was all the seasons of Perry Mason, it has just finished and took about three days, so I'm very satisfied.

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7 minutes ago, OneeyedJohn said:

Try using port 47464 in your client - whether it be µTorrent or BiglyBT.

What's so special about 47464 (other than using it to identify a user)?

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