joshace

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  1. I agree with almost all of what you said 100%. I would disagree that 158mb is not a lot. The entire Holy Bible is 3mb when converted to a ZIP file. My resume.dat file is 31 mb.. which is STILL the equivalent of 10 bibles. I have roughly 8000 torrents. That comes out to about 4000 characters worth of information for EACH torrent! That is clearly a problem. There is no reason why a single torrent should be more than 100 bytes, which would result in a Resume.dat of 800k.. less than 1mb! It could be.. that they have allocated far too large of a fixed size for each record in the DAT file. In your case, each torrent is using roughly 20,000 characters worth of information. But that gets back to the big problem.. it doesn't seem like anybody is listening!
  2. I tried installing Tribler, but my computer blocked it with various warnings and errors. I have been using Qbittorrent 4.3.4.1 for about a week, and love it. Take a look at these speeds with Qbittorrent.. it is FAST! I have downloaded a 7.5 gb file in 6 minutes which is an average of 21mb / second. It got as fast as 32mb / sec.
  3. joshace

    I need help

    I thought piratebay got banned months ago.... that link does not work for me. Does it work for anybody else?
  4. joshace

    3.5.x Beta

    I actually believed that Utorrent 3.5.5 build 45952 finally fixed the problem of randomly dissociating files - which causes all sorts of problems. I got my database of torrents 100% fixed, which took nearly a week to accomplish. 7800 torrents running just fine. But then.. for no reason.. without a crash.. about 900 of them lost their associations again. I give up! Qbittorrent seems to be the most promising replacement for Utorrent/Bittorrent. They just updated to version 4.3.4.1 and there is a 64 bit version. Rafi and a couple of others have been doing a fantastic job of making Utorrent work as best it can, and helping people overcome problems. The fact that Rafi's repeated pleas for a 64 bit version have been ignored - tells me that Utorrent is never going to solve it's problems. I am keeping utorrent on my computer, but I won't be using it to download new torrents. I will use it to seed old torrents, and probably phase it out completely in about a year. Microsoft Windows operating system and Facebook are also loaded with errors that will probably never be fixed. It's interesting that in TV shows and in movies, computers are always shown working flawlessly, with no delays - yet in reality.. we get shit. Microsoft makes untold billion$ off of it's crappy software, even though you don't buy it directly, every computer product you purchase is forced to pay royalties to Microsoft. Even if your computer doesn't run Windows, computer manufacturers STILL have to pay Microsoft for every motherboard they produce. It's great to have a monopoly! Likewise with Facebook. All facebook cares about is collecting and verifying your name, mobile phone number, location, email addresses and any other information that is none of their business, so that they can sell it to advertisers, marketers, investigators, government agencies, and anybody else that will pay for it. Facebook even does their best to prevent you from using your own database of friends and followers to do anything. Their lists are not alphabetical, not consistent, and unusable. If Qbittorrent has big problems, I will let you know. So far, I am very impressed with Qbittorrent. It is very smooth and fast, and doesn't lock up or crash. The one tiny problem I found is that if you have a torrent that contains multiple files, but you choose to skip some of them.. everything is fine UNLESS you then add those files later. To fix it, you must remove the torrent (making sure you don't remove the files as well) and then add the torrent back and re-check it. This is a very minor problem that I am sure they will fix. Most people never skip files within a torrent - and when they do, they don't add them back - so they would never notice this error.
  5. Sometimes I download torrents which are a folder of hundreds of files. For instance, it might have one MP4 file and 300 JPG files. I tell Utorrent to download JUST the MP4 file, and "don't download" the 300 jpg files. Utorrent then shows a priority of SKIP next to those 300 files. The problem is.. that Utorrent downloads bits of those 300 skipped files anyway - which creates a lot of clutter.
  6. joshace

    3.5.x Beta

    Do you agree, that the only thing necessary to make this a "native 64-bit version" is to take the same code, and compile it with a 64 bit compiler instead of an ancient 32 bit compiler?
  7. joshace

    3.5.x Beta

    There is a way to fix the digital signature, but that is not necessary. Ideally, Utorrent will eventually have the LAA flag enabled. I don't think X86 processors are even manufactured anymore.. so unless someone is buying a 40 year old computer from Aunt Fannie's garage sale that is covered with spider webs and rat droppings.. nobody should be running a computer that doesn't have the 64 bit version of Windows on it.
  8. joshace

    3.5.x Beta

    If someone is still running x86.. then screw them. ALTHOUGH.. There is some very poorly written software out there that CHECKS to see what version of Windows is running, and if it is NOT x86, then the software will not run! The people who wrote that ancient software never considered that in the future x64 would exist, so even thought any previous software can run on X64.. the software BLOCKS it. // Also.. small software companies are extremely cheap.. and an x64 compiler costs a lot more than an x86 compiler. So they compile it on an x86 compiler. The performance of x64 over x86 isn't that significant anyway.
  9. joshace

    3.5.x Beta

    Regardless of how many torrents you have... how many torrents are you SEEDING? // What is stopping you from using betas? I only had one version that refused to run.. and that was build 48538 // by the way.. I am not sure, but it seems like the torrents that become disassociated begin with letters at the end of the alphabet OR begin with a "[" // There is more to this than a simple fix.. some issues are: why does it happen in the first place? what causes it?; what can be done to prevent it?; how can the disassociated torrents be fixed? ; which builds are "friendly"?. Fixing the problem torrents is a complicated task in itself.
  10. joshace

    3.5.x Beta

    I finally got all my 7845 torrents - with ZERO dissociated torrents/files. It was not easy! I am using build 45918. It did not completely fix itself, however earlier builds didn't allow me to fix some torrents at all. My primary goal now is to verify that this does not happen AGAIN. I think I know what caused it, and how to prevent it... but once they become dissociated, it requires some "tricks" to re-associate them. I am glad I got them working again.. because I did NOT want to migrate over to a different client. I still wish the developers would set the LAA bit without the modification being made for every build.
  11. joshace

    3.5.x Beta

    Well, I did read the helpfile.. but I searched under "/recover" when I should have searched for "encapsulated" I will give that a shot. I'm also working on ways to prevent Utorrent from getting bogged down in the first place. I've had a lot of success in repairing disassociated torrents, but I am still working on preventing MORE disassociated torrents from occurring.
  12. What is the difference between: Start / Seeding and Force Start / [F] Seeding ??? I've been using Utorrent for the past 100 years, and I still don't know.
  13. joshace

    3.5.x Beta

    I just tried the /recover option.. which I never knew existed. So far, it confuses me. It just opened up a 2nd instance of Utorrent with the exact same database of 7643 torrents. I expected the /recover instance to be empty of all torrents so I could start like new...
  14. joshace

    3.5.x Beta

    Renaming .exe files doesn't affect anything. I never heard of the "/recover" feature. I will have to take a look at that. I was thinking along the lines of a programs that allow for multiple accounts.. for instance.. a single program where when you start it, you select WHICH account to use: such as a specific employee, or as I suggested a database made up of torrents of just a particular year. // Torrents work because of "generous" people. Far too many people just leech what they want, and then go offline or remove the files. The more leechers there are, the more bogged down the servers get, and files wind up vanishing or taking far too long to complete.
  15. joshace

    3.5.x Beta

    Bad news.. 45918 still has problems.. but I have not given up on it yet. ===== Update.. I think what I will do is rather than migrate all my torrents to another client. I will stop using Utorrent and start using another client for my future torrenting. If that client is buggy... I will migrate the new torrents to Utorrent. One warning about that.. if you choose to use Bittorrent which is published by the same company, it will use the same database - and Bittorrent has substantial problems of it's own. === By the way.. Utorrent should have a feature where you can have MULTIPLE databases.. so that when one gets thousands of torrents, instead of getting bogged down, you can go to another database. Having a separate database for every year would be a good idea. Everybody's database is constantly growing. What is someone supposed to do when their database is too large for them to manage?
  16. joshace

    3.5.x Beta

    I should have been more clear.. it allows you to FIX the problems with the methods I mentioned before (rename bad torrents to something like *.torr) and restart utorrent, then rename the *.torr files back to *.torrent and recheck) it doesn't automatically fix the problems. The previous versions would not even allow me to manually fix the problems. my HOPE is that build 45918 doesn't create MORE disassociated files. I found some more buried in my 7800 torrents, but they are clearing up bit by bit.
  17. joshace

    3.5.x Beta

    don't use the installer. Use Rafi's LAA version that already has utorrent extracted from it.
  18. joshace

    3.5.x Beta

    45918 allowed me to fix all the dis-associated files.. and Utorrent runs MUCH smoother and faster when all the dis-associated torrents are fixed. I will let you know if I find any problems... but it looks like 45918 is a WINNER.
  19. joshace

    3.5.x Beta

    I have the 2nd fastest SSD's made.. (the fastest cost a mega fortune) I am very pleased to say.. that it LOOKS like build 45918 has FIXED the disassociation problem (or at least allows the disassociated files to be fixed) I have a few hundred torrents that are now "re-associated" that were locked up.. being rechecked. After that is done, I am going to try giving ALL 7588 of my torrents a unique label. If all of them take the unique label, then that means that they are all "associated" It seems like even though the developers don't respond to the forum posts.. they DO pay attention. The three updates in the past few days after going a LONG LONG time with no updates tells me they went to work on the disassociation problem.. and fixed it! Of course, by saying that.. I have probably jinxed it.. and when I reboot my computer will explode, my hair will fall out, and my house will burn down.
  20. joshace

    3.5.x Beta

    When I was a programmer.. my software never had bugs. But.. I understand how bugs happen.. if more than one person is programming something.. someone is going to screw it up. In fact, programmers often introduce bugs into software.. why? Because as long as their are bugs.. they still have a job! If a programmer writes a program that is perfect.. guess what? They fire the programmers.. and hire more salesmen! I used to work for a software company that had just one product - that was offered on several platforms. The program was for businesses, and it would take massive databases and create customized reports out of them. The main problem was, all of that data had to be sorted. The heart of their program used a BUBBLE sort which is the 2nd slowest sorting method there is (the slowest is actually called the "Slow Sort"). They hired me when I showed them how I could make their program which would typically take 40 HOURS to complete.. do the same thing in THREE MINUTES. The programming staff of about a dozen people were terrified of me, and they would not even allow me to work in the computer room. I got stuffed into a tiny cubicle all by myself in another part of the building. After they got what they wanted out of me, they had the office manager fire me. I was expecting that though. And I left with the source code from my computer and took all the printouts with me. They never had my source code.. all I gave them were my compiled executables. Sure, they had my executable file, but they could never compile a new version because they did not have the source code. They had to compile customized versions for hundreds of customers, and all they had was one compiled version that I used for testing the software. They thought they would be clever and get my source code. What they did not realize is that I was not using the computer they provided to me for programming. They did not realize that I was using my OWN computer, because I was in that room all by myself. So.. they got NOTHING! They had another trick.. they forced people to sign a contract stating that if you quit, you had to pay THEM $5000! Supposedly that was to compensate them for the "training" they provided. I got no training from them. I just sat around waiting for them to fire me. It is quite sad that programmers are not appreciated and not compensated adequately for their work. It's also sad that good and bad programmers get paid the same because there is no one competent enough to figure out which programmers are good and which are bad.
  21. joshace

    3.5.x Beta

    Sacre Bleu! Cest la vie! hehe Have you tried their version 4.3.3? It was just released about a month ago.
  22. joshace

    3.5.x Beta

    Qbittorrent - and I wish they would have stolen a little bit more... it doesn't seem to allow entries and the files to be renamed as easily. Sometimes I get torrents with cryptic or incomplete names, and I fix that... I didn't see a way to do that easily with Qbittorrent.
  23. joshace

    3.5.x Beta

    I am going to give this 45918 a shot... because 45828 has problems also. There are so many great things about Utorrent.. that I hate to use anything else. In fact, I have noticed that other clients have stolen the look and features of Utorrent.. but not quite. There is only one other Torrent Client that I am aware of which is comparable to Utorrent which is made by a different company.
  24. joshace

    3.5.x Beta

    I thought I had fixed the problem with all but 2 of the 7596 torrents.. but then.. I did another check of all the files.. and there are hundreds more dissociated. The torrents are not corrupted, the files downloaded are not corrupted. It is just that the list of torrents "loses" disassociates from the files. I really think the developers need to make a separate program, which (after closing the utorrent application) allows the RESUME.DAT file to be edited so that the problem torrents can be tagged, removed from RESUME.DAT so that when Utorrent is started up again, I can add the list of removed torrents back again. It seems like a lot of people have this problem, but they are not aware of the problem until they go looking for it. The problem torrents will not download nor upload nor can they be deleted nor played while in Utorrent. I have untold thousands of hours of work invested in my torrents, and it would be nice if the client worked properly, or at leas when it doesn't work can be fixed.. or at the very least, if the programmers / developers would acknowledge that they are aware of the problems and take note of the suggestions.
  25. joshace

    3.5.x Beta

    45838 is the only version that my computer refuses to run... claiming it is malware.