Q1. How do I create / upload / name a torrent for the D-Addicts' tracker?
Please refer to the Creating / Uploading Torrents and Making Proper Torrent Comments
Q2. How do I delete or edit a torrent that I created?
1.Go to the "Torrent Comments" section
of the D-Addicts forum:
2. Search for your thread (that was automatically created when you uploaded the torrent). The thread name should be the same as the filename you entered.
3. Make sure you are logged in to the forum. If you're logged on you'll be able to see the EDIT and "X" buttons on the upper right-hand corner of the "Torrent Info" (see picture)
4. You may click EDIT to edit your torrent, or click "X" to delete your torrent. The torrent will be deleted from the tracker, but the thread will still remain on the forum (without the torrent file).
Q3. What is a "batch" torrent? How do I download them? What if I only need a few files from the batch? How can I help seed a batch torrent?
A batch torrent is usually a rather large torrent that contains multiple files (in one folder). When you see the Torrent Name of a batch torrent, it will probably look like any other (though it might say "batch" or "ep 1-24" or "complete"). Downloading or seeding a batch torrent is similar to any other torrent. However, you will need to make sure that the names of the files in the folder match the filenames given inside the torrent file.
[spoiler]If you are just trying to download the entire batch torrent, and you do not have ANY of the files completed or partially completed, then just start the torrent with your bt client normally, and let downloading proceed.
If you only WANT certain specific files from the batch torrent (and not everything in the batch itself), then you will need a bt client (such as bittornado, azureus, etc) that is capable of performing the following:
1. Start the batch torrent with your bt client and choose the location you want the file to download to.
2. Using your bt client, find DETAILS on the torrent (so that you can look at all the files in the batch torrent).
3. Right-click (or similar) to set the priority or order that the files will be downloaded. In this case, you want to set the files that you WANT to something like "download first", and the files that you DON'T WANT to "download never" (or similar).
4. Please be sure to seed to a 1:1 share ratio.
(If you do not know if your bt client is capable of this procedure, post in the Support section, or go to your client's website and check their documentation.)
What if you already HAVE some of the files in a batch torrent, but you need some of the others?
(This method works best if you are 100% sure that the files you have are the same ones that are in the batch torrent.)
1. Start the batch torrent with your bt client, and let it create the folder with all the files in it. Let it run for about a minute or two.
2. Stop your client. If your client likes to remember the hash of a torrent and doesn't do another check (ie Azureus) then it's best to remove the torrent from the client BUT don't select the option to delete the files.
3. Now go into the folder that has been created for the series and look at all the files. If the names are different from the file that you have then rename your file(s) to match the ones in the folder.
For example, the "Strawberry_on_the_Shortcake_complete" torrent might create a folder named Strawberry on the Shortcake Complete
Inside the folder are the files:
Strawberry on the Shortcake 07.avi
Now, let's suppose you had already downloaded episode 01, 03 and 04 from somewhere else but you're pretty sure that they're the same file (because of the size or what's stated in the torrent comments), but the ones you have are named:
Then you need to rename them EXACTLY to the same filenames as they are listed in the torrent:
4. Copy your renamed files into the Strawberry on the Shortcake Complete
directory, overwriting the existing ones there.
5. Start the torrent up again and let your client hash-check the folder again. If you've done things right, you should have more than 0% of the torrent done thanks to the files you already had that was placed in there. Continue downloading to 100%. Remember to seed to a 1:1 share ratio.
6. If the filenames do not match OR the files that you have are not the exact same ones as the ones in the batch torrent, then you will need to remove those files from the folder. Or, you will have to correct the filename(s) and repeat the process.[/spoiler]
Q4. Is there a policy or guideline for batch torrents? May I upload a batch torrent for dramas previously released here or elsewhere?
D-Addicts invites you to upload batch torrents as long as the files are not shared already on the d-addicts tracker through individual torrents or if they are then you have obtained permission from the original uploader. Furthermore, if you are the original uploader/creator of the already existing individual torrents, you may re-upload them in a batch, but be sure to DELETE your old (single) torrents first. Although we appreciate your eagerness to share, please do not upload a batch torrent if you are not the original uploader of the existing single torrents without getting permission from the original uploader. If you have tried to obtain permission but have received no reply within a week then this is generally regarded as a "don't care" response from the original uploader so go ahead and upload away
here are some guidelines for batch torrents:
[spoiler]1. batch creator (BC) should send a request to the original uploader (OU) notifying them of the intention to batch OU's series.
2. BC should inform a moderator that BC sent OU a request, and that BC will wait for a response.
3. if BC does not get a response after several weeks, notify the mod of what the situation is. given the time frame, whether the OU signs in or not, etc., the mod will probably allow BC to batch the series.
4. if BC receives permission, go ahead and batch the series (preferably using d-addicts as the tracker).
5. in the new batch Torrent Comments, the BC should do the following:
..... give credit to the original uploader
..... mention who gave BC permission (original uploader or mod, etc.) - this protects BC from having another mod delete the new batch torrent
..... include good comments about the series (or copy/paste it from the original uploads)
..... provide links to the original, single Torrent Comments
..... provide link to HOW TO USE BATCH TORRENTS
..... (a great example of good comments
in a new batch torrent)
6. DO NOT include softsubs in your batch. instead, include a LINK to the softsubs thread. if the subs are ever edited in the thread, they cannot be edited in your batch. leave the RAWs as is, and include the softsub link in your Torrent Comments
7. after BC posts the batch, BC should use the REPORT button to notify mods that the single torrents should be removed ... and the original comments locked.
8. mods/admins: create a post with a link to the new batch torrent / comments / howtobatch. copy/paste this link to all of the old, single torrent comments. delete all the single torrents.[/spoiler]
Q5. Why is my download so slow? Why am I not downloading faster? There's many seeds and peers, but why is the torrent is moving slow?
if you're wondering why it's taking so long for you to complete (downloading so slow), there may be several reasons:
is the light (or text) on your BT client YELLOW? did you 'forward the ports' on your router or 'open the ports' on your firewall?
help yourself complete faster (and make life easier on the seeder) by going to the SUPPORT section and reading TWEAKING BITTORRENT
. it may take you a few hours to configure, but it'll save you DAYS
of downloading time later!
not sure if you're configured right? see if you pass the nat check: http://btfaq.com/natcheck.pl
==TOO MANY TORRENTS OPEN==
many people make the mistake of trying to dl/seed too many torrents at one time. be PATIENT and not GREEDY. you will find that your speeds will probably improve if you limit yourself to 2-3 torrents at a time, rather than trying to dl four or more.
==ADJUSTING UPLOAD SPEED==
make sure you are not using 100% of your upload speed (we recommend using about 80-90% of your max upload speed). also, make sure you're not choking it down to a minimum 3kB either! i've noticed that on most torrents, the higher i set my ul speed, the greater my dl speed.
example: let's say your max upload is 96kB.
if you set your torrent upload at 96kB (100%), you computer would not be able to perform other small network functions such as sending/receiving acknowledgement packets, etc.
if you set it too low (like 3kB), you may not get much in return. (bittorrent rewards SHARING.)
not sure what your max upload speed should be?
...1) you can call your isp and ask them what your ul speed should be. divide this number by eight and you will get your BT speed (example: 768kb = 96kB) (kb
stands for kilobits
stands for kilobytes
. 8 bits = 1 byte. Your bittorrent client measures speed in bytes while your ISP usually advertises speed in bits.)
...2) google for 'bandwidth speed test' and see if you can find a test for your UPLOAD speed. i know that www.dslreports.com
...3) test it w/ your BT client. after you complete a torrent, turn off ALL other dl/ul's. set your client to 'SEED = UNLIMITED'. see how high your ul speed goes. try this with several torrents, and you will eventually figure out what your max BT ul speed is.
==UPLOAD RATE vs MAX UPLOADS==
many users think the best method of sharing is to spread it among the MOST amount of peers. (example: you set upload at 40kB; and set max uploads to 20 peers. each peer gets 2kB per second.) this is actually a poor method and inefficient use of BT.
BT chops a torrent up into "pieces". you cannot share a piece until you have COMPLETED that piece.
therefore, if you have a 500MB torrent, it may chop it up into one hundred 5MB pieces.
if each peer is getting only 2kB per second, it will take a looooong time before a peer completes a 5MB piece to share.
instead, the better method is to set the amount of peers as LOW as possible. this way, each peer gets more kB per second. peers COMPLETE pieces faster, and thus, SHARE pieces faster.
some people think the word 'super' is pretty cool, so they always turn super-seed on. the super-seed option is not to be turned on unless you are the ONLY seeder on the torrent. otherwise, DO NOT turn it on.
more super-seed info: http://www.bittornado.com/docs/superseed.txt
==FRAGMENTED HARD DRIVE==
sometimes a highly fragmented hard drive can actually cause your computer to run slower.
right-click on your C: drive (or your dl drive) and choose 'properties'. click on the 'tools' tab and choose 'defragment now'.
click 'analyze', and repeat for every drive that you have. are your drives highly fragmented? stop everything and take the time to defrag and reboot.
you'll find that a UNfragmented drive will allow you to allocate a file faster and may improve speed.
==BOT OR ZOMBIE COMPUTER==
i recently added this one, since this is becoming more common. there is a lot of malicious code and viruses that turns your computer into a zombie, or bot. the purpose is to harness the power of your bandwidth. usually, your computer will still run normally as a bot, except when the controller decides to use your bw (and other computers') to attack someone else. if you notice weird bw activity on your computer, you may want to google to research ways to find out if your computer is a zombie, or part of a botnet.
==OTHER MISCELLANEOUS FACTORS THAT YOU MAY OR MAY NOT BE ABLE TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT==
* your ISP is throttling/limiting BT traffic (or p2p traffic, in general). if you're brave, you can call them and ask them if they have this policy.
* the peers you are connected to are very slow uploaders. they might have a very low upload speed or are setting their upload speed too low.
* the peers that are on the torrent have not configured their
router/computer correctly for BT (you may have yours set up properly, but they may not).
* there is something wrong with the connection(s) between you and the other peers. you could try dropping off and connecting later, or wait for the situation to improve.[/spoiler]
Q6. I can't seem to download the ".torrent" file. What can I do?
First check to see if others can download the ".torrent" file, you can do this by either asking in the shoutbox on the torrent page or in the support forum.
If nobody else can download either then its likely a problem with on the server end, there's nothing you can do but wait for the administrator to fix it, however if there are others who can download then its possible that you maybe experiencing some network routing issues.
Follow the procedure below:
[spoiler]1. Browse to http://d-addicts.net
Does a page come up with the message "Move along, nothing to see here."?
* If so then you can reach the server hosting the .torrent file and should be able to download the .torrent files so something strange is wrong. Post your problem here http://www.d-addicts.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=11793
* If you cannot then proceed to the next step.
2. Browse to http://188.8.131.52/~ruroshin/
Does a page come up with the message "Move along, nothing to see here."?
* If so then its likely you have a DNS problem, ring your ISP to see if they can reach http://d-addicts.net
. In the meanwhile you can download a torrent file by manually constructing the url by replacing d-addicts.net
in the torrent url. e.g. http://d-addicts.net/torrents/drama.torrent
will become http://184.108.40.206/~ruroshin/torrents/drama.torrent
* If you cannot then proceed to the next step.
3. Do a trace to d-addicts.net. If you are using Windows open a command prompt by going to start->Run and type in cmd
and hit enter.
At the prompt type in: tracert 220.127.116.11
Copy and paste your result here http://www.d-addicts.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=11793
and somebody will try and help you
Alternatively there is another way to download which you could try
1. Go to the torrent's topic.
2. Below the Torrent Info table and advertising there should be a link "hide/show torrent stats
" click on that to expand some stats on the torrent.
3. In the expanded page there should also be a link "DOWNLOAD TORRENT
" click on that. That will download the torrent directly from the tracker itself and not the fileserver.
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BNBT File Info
* Name: Yasha - 05.avi
* Info Hash: cd60970298495eaa848d9fb256e76aea1fcb6d91
* Added: 2005-06-29 23:34:31
* Size: 519.71 MB
* Files: 1
DOWNLOAD TORRENT [b]<----- CLICK HERE[/b]
Note that this will only work for torrents that are using d-addicts's tracker i.e. torrents with the announce http://d-addicts.net:7979/announce
Q7. Can I upload torrents that do not use D-Addicts Tracker?
Yes, as long as they still follow the D-Addicts' Rules for Uploading
. However, be aware that the system regularly cleans up and deletes such torrents after a certain time has passed. Typically, the torrent will last at least 30 days before it is removed from the torrent listing.