[bittorrent] Intersecting Torrent data ???

Charles Iliya Krempeaux supercanadian at gmail.com
Tue May 10 04:50:14 EDT 2005


Hello,

On 5/10/05, Olaf van der Spek <olafvdspek at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> 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.


In this case, yes. The idea is that your are "streaming". I.e., for this 
example, you would be playing the ogg files while you download them.

See ya

-- 
Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.

charles @ reptile.ca
supercanadian @ gmail.com <http://gmail.com>
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