[bittorrent] Intersecting Torrent data ???

Olaf van der Spek olafvdspek at gmail.com
Tue May 10 04:18:08 EDT 2005


On 5/10/05, Charles Iliya Krempeaux <supercanadian at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> 
> On 5/10/05, Olaf van der Spek <olafvdspek at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 5/9/05, Charles Iliya Krempeaux <supercanadian at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > http://www.example.com/a.torrent
> > > http://www.example.com/b-ca.torrent
> > > http://www.example.com/b-us.torrent
> > > http://www.example.com/c.torrent 
> > > http://www.example.com/d-ca.torrent
> > > http://www.example.com/d-us.torrent
> > > http://www.example.com/e.torrent
> > 
> > Why not use only three torrents?
> > ca, us and common.torrent?
> 
> 
> One of the important things is that the files be downloaded in a certain
> order.  (Because, for example, the ogg files may need to be played in that
> order.)  Using 3 different torrents would not maintain that order.

BitTorrent is not designed for sequential downloading. So you'd have
to download the entire archive before you can play the first file.



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