Sentient Posted July 1, 2007 Report Share Posted July 1, 2007 Here is a situation that I see commonly no matter what BitTorrent Client I am using.Lets say I have 2 files in a torrent:Episode - 1.avi HIGH Priority Pieces 100 x 1 MB (Each Piece has 256 blocks)Episode - 2.avi LOW Priority Pieces 100 x 1 MB (Each Piece has 256 blocks)I am downloading "Episode - 1.avi", and it is going nice and fast... But then, on "Episode - 1.avi", Piece #13 downloads255 out of the 256 blocks, and then just sits there, 10 more minutes pass and I have almost the entire "Episode -1.avi" 99 Pieces completed, but I still do not have Piece #13, because for whatever reason that last block WILL NOT DOWNLOAD. (This happens even when "availability" for that Piece is over 1, many times it is the same availability as the other pieces that are downloading very fast (Availability 10-15))Now... half an hour later.. I have 50% of "Episode - 2.avi" and that Piece #13 of "Episode - 1.avi" is still sitting there and doing nothing in my peers list.So what do I do? I stop the Torrent. I remove the torrent from my list. I double-click on the torrent file again and select ONLY the "Episode - 1.avi"... Of course.. even though I had almost ALL of the 1 MB of that piece #13 before, I now have to download the entire Piece #13 again.. but this time.. in only 5-6 minutes, I get the file completed.Is this a common problem? Did I explain that clearly?I have seen this happen in Azureus and also in Utorrent.. What gives?!? Isn't there some easy way to tell the client "Hey.. stop what you are doing until you get this piece."EDIT 7/1 Perhaps a screenshot would make this easier:In this screenshot Piece #3013 has been sitting there for over an hour. It is the final piece of an .AVI file, but instead of downloading that last block of the file uTorrent is downloading all those other pieces of files that are all LOW priority. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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