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Thread: Dat Or Not To Dat?

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    how come partial downloads on kazaa show up as dats ,yet the same partially downloaded files on soulseek show up as incompete.

    the latter meaning that u can listen to music files which havent completed downloading.

    would it be possible for this to be included in an improved version of kazaa?

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    Probably because of the way th eprogram downloads.

    On Soulseek, your downloading off 1 person, so the bits of the file are taken sequentially....in essence you can play what you have.

    Fastrack is multisource, and the bits are not necessarily downloaded in the correct order.

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    right i gotcha, but even when i download the whole file from 1 user it still shows as a dat!

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    But in theory it's still looking for other sources throughout the download, so is getting "chunks" of the file at a time....if another source is found then that would get the next "chunk"...leaving gaps in the sequence.

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