[bittorrent] Intersecting Torrent data ???

Olaf van der Spek olafvdspek at gmail.com
Tue May 10 04:30:58 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:
> 
> [...]
>  
> > > 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. 
> 
> Has anyone created any extension to BItTorrent to do this?  (I.e., is there

I'm not aware of any.
But is downloading completely before playing a (big) problem?
Note that sequential downloading would decrease the effectiveness of BT.



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