Finally decided to bear down and learn bittorrent. I knew the learning curve would be somewhat steep, as I’ve tried before, but I’ve finally been able to download a few things. I’m starting to get a hang of it. It is frustrating,because every time I learn something 3 new problems pop up:
-the video won’t play
-the player is missing codecs
-I receive all kinds of error messages which I don’t understand while I download and I have no idea what effect they will have
-there are many programs out there to burn dvds, but they don’t burn every format equally well.
-some files don’t play on the pc well, they’re coded to be viewed as dvds on a stand-alone
-many files have small video or audio problems which all have different solutions
-so on and so forth.
Anyway, I have some non-technical questions, for all my other ?s I’m doing google searhces
1-Is it supposed to be so slow? I’m downloading some very popular shows with 100s of seeders, but not that many leeches, and they’re taking 2 days. They’re in the 1.4 GB range.
2-Other shows with less seeders download quicker. What’s the deal?
3- Will I need multiple DVD playing programs? Which ones are trustworthy and won’t f#ck with my PC and its registry?
4-will I need multiple DVD burner programs? Which ones are trustworthy and won’t f#ck with my PC and its registry?
5-Are DVD RWs cool to re-use multiple times, or is that a bad idea?
6- Is it normal for bittorrent to use so much RAM? I have a brand new Sempron 1.8ghz, 128 L2, 512 RAM and 60 GB hard drive, and it slows down the PC quite a bit.
7- Why do some files with many seeders just sit for a day or 2 and don’t begin to download at all?
Thanks for any answers and SUGGESTIONS would be really cool