izomiac Posted June 30, 2006 Share Posted June 30, 2006 Currently I'm downloading an unlicensed anime and an interesting feature idea just occured to me. You see, there are several torrents of the series which each have files that are the same as their counterparts in the other torrent (releases from a certain fansubbing group). Torrent A might have the first couple episodes while Torrent B might have the entire season. They also have different naming schemes. My idea is for a feature that will allow a user to essentially download both torrents simultaneously to the same location. This should provide a much larger number of peers and thus a faster downloading speed. I'm also sure it would be useful in other situations as well (in case you don't like my example for ethical/legal reasons). In case I haven't explained this to the point that someone else can understand it, here's an example. Torrent A has 3 files: 1.avi, 2.avi, 3.avi Torrent B has 10 files: a.avi, b.avi, etc. Torrent C has 4 files: 3.avi, 4.avi, 5.avi, 6.avi Each torrent has a different group of seeders/peers. My idea is for a feature that would allow you to treat these three torrents as one download. You tell BitComet (or it determines based on hashes/filesize) which files are identical (in this case 3.avi in A & C and c.avi in B) and it downloads them to a single location without redundantly requesting blocks from both swarms. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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