[BitTorrent] HELP! "bad bencoded data" with new generated torrent

Olaf van der Spek OvdSpek at LIACS.NL
Thu Mar 10 03:54:35 EST 2005

Elliott Mitchell wrote:
>>From: David Smith <smith458 at msu.edu>
>>            A hint, where your problem MIGHT be: UTF-8 encoding?
>>            P.S.   .torrent files are now encoded in UTF-8 ( I'm pretty sure
>>=D )  Check out BT 4.0.0 at http://www.bittorrent.com
> There are two spots that claim BT uses UTF-8, one of the linked to
> locations does not exist (http://www.bittorrent.com/download.html), while
> the other (http://www.bittorrent.com/protocol.html) says nothing of the
> sort. I am therefore highly skeptical of the reliability of the original
> author.


 > Torrent fields are correctly created and interpreted as utf8

> The person responding as "Bram" (who may or may not be Bram Cohen) isn't
> saying UTF-8 either, merely that at the lowest layers they're binary
> strings.
>>David Smith
>>Michigan State University
>>Student Ambassador for Microsoft
> My condolences on that position.

Olaf van der Spek

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