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    why most of the private trackers put files in "rar" format? its a reason that makes me download from zamunda how ever the speed is much less tha a site like TL .
    now all the new trackers also have files in rar format , if someone needed to download a 4 gig file he has to have 8 gig space and many more negativity which u have to accept if u downloaded a "rar" file .
    http://filesharingtalk.com/vb3/f-everything-related-board-9/t-signature-avatar-rules-83183

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    It's scene requirement, scene format. If trackers need to have good pres, then the only way is uploading rars

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    rars are smaller than an iso (for games and apps especially, movies not much better tbh)

    its a scene rule for most things

    its how newsgroups are done

    someone unrars a release, uploads the iso, no one can help him, he leaves the rars in tact, uploads them, a lot of users can help seed it.

    unraring a scene release and uploading it as an iso and chenging the name or at least not giving credit to the scene is a big no no imho.

    sometimes, but not often i must admit, pieces fail hash checks, and lately with the scene there have been quit a few rar fixes on games. it means you only have to redownload a small chunk, than the whole iso again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stoi View Post
    rars are smaller than an iso (for games and apps especially, movies not much better tbh)

    its a scene rule for most things

    its how newsgroups are done

    someone unrars a release, uploads the iso, no one can help him, he leaves the rars in tact, uploads them, a lot of users can help seed it.

    unraring a scene release and uploading it as an iso and chenging the name or at least not giving credit to the scene is a big no no imho.

    sometimes, but not often i must admit, pieces fail hash checks, and lately with the scene there have been quit a few rar fixes on games. it means you only have to redownload a small chunk, than the whole iso again.
    Yup. Plus it benefits you if you want to build up your ratios on sites like bcg or TL. It can be a pain once you download it then have to unrar but i rather have to redownload a small chunk (rar file) if a file is corrupted versus a 4.7 gb iso which is one big file.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdj2 View Post
    if someone needed to download a 4 gig file he has to have 8 gig space
    bah, moot point.
    Last edited by $we; 12-31-2007 at 12:53 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdj2 View Post
    f someone needed to download a 4 gig file he has to have 8 gig space
    If you don't have 8 GB of HDD space, you have more to worry about than downloading RARs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FatBob View Post
    good explanation there

    also think of this, with so many rars in a torrent, you could select to download partially so you could partially seed that torrent

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