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Automatically archive files in torrents with large number of files.


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Currently if a user makes a torrent that contains an extremely large number of files, the torrent file will have to index all the file names creating a huge file in some cases, sometimes to big for some clients to even run, and will also create excessive overhead.

Example: If a user wants to share a collection of photos that contains 100,000 files, it would be a huge torrent file with a lot of overhead, but if they were packaged in one or more .zip archives, the amount of work (overhead) the torrent has to do would be greatly reduced.

If BitComet could detect a user attempting to make a torrent with over 1000 files and prompt for permission to archive the files, it would help everyone involved.

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On a recent test, making a torrent with over 11,000 files, the torrent created was 2011kB in size.

The same 11,000 files in a .zip archive created a torrent file only 2kB in size.

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