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Thread: Question about seeders/leechers

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    If you are going to download a torrent file and you see that there are a couple of options as follows;

    File A - 50 Seeders - 100 leechers
    File B - 50 Seeders - 40 leechers


    Which is the better option? With file A having more leechers does that decrease the bandwidth you can achieve or because of the nature of how BT works does it in fact give you more scope as to how much bandwidth there is available?

    H'eeeeeeeey

  2. BitTorrent   -   #2
    You can't tell until you have tried both torrents out.

    Either one can have an amazing uploader......

  3. BitTorrent   -   #3
    j0hn's Avatar leet poster BT Rep: +1
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    file b would be the best to get
    theres 100 ppl getting file a, and 40 getting file b, meaning file b will have more available bandwidth available to u.

  4. BitTorrent   -   #4
    Quote Originally Posted by j0hn
    file b would be the best to get
    theres 100 ppl getting file a, and 40 getting file b, meaning file b will have more available bandwidth available to u.
    Assuming all else being equal.

    But what if all the seeders on file b are on 56k connections and all of the seeders on file a are on T1 connections.......

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    well unfortunately theres no way to tell that is there?
    as a general rule, what i said is true.

  6. BitTorrent   -   #6
    cool, thanks
    H'eeeeeeeey

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    there is one smart way to go about this.. there is a thing known as average completion of swarms. When you d/l the torrent A look at the avg. completion stat.. if it anything above 50% go for it... cause you'll end up finishing faster that way.. hope that helps!

    cheers!

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    Also, if you go for the one with the greatest number of leechers, you will find it easier to keep your ratio up.

  9. BitTorrent   -   #9
    Quote Originally Posted by buddy
    there is one smart way to go about this.. there is a thing known as average completion of swarms. When you d/l the torrent A look at the avg. completion stat.. if it anything above 50% go for it... cause you'll end up finishing faster that way.. hope that helps!
    thanks for the tip.

  10. BitTorrent   -   #10
    Which file would be better to d/l......
    A: 0 Leechers, 1 Seeder
    B: 1 Leecher, 0 Seeders

    I'm a newbie to all of this and don't know what a seeder or a leecher is.

    Thx

    Oh yeah... and,
    File C: 0 Peers, 0 Leechers, 1 Seeder
    Last edited by Crew; 09-29-2007 at 05:56 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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