Collapsing DVD and CD torrents into one
seg at haxxed.com
Sat Oct 18 07:32:32 UTC 2008
On Fri, 2008-10-17 at 17:45 -0400, Chris Snook wrote:
> Another problem is prioritization. Right now, if I'm downloading three DVD ISOs
> and two liveCD images (not entirely unlikely) I can tell my torrent client that
> I really want the i686 liveCD first, and I will get it inside the hour, and I
> can play around for a bit while I'm waiting for the rest to complete. If
> they're all in a single torrent, I'm stuck sitting on my thumbs for a day while
> it randomly pulls chunks that are mostly from other ISOs.
... Unless you use a client like Azureus that lets you prioritize
individual files. Hell, you could just tell it not to download any of
the other ISOs at all, until the first one is done.
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