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Merge, Rebuild, Combine Torrent/s using .torrent/s meta file


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As title says Merge, Rebuild, Combine Torrent/s using .torrent/s meta file

The above implies have a .torrent file and think you have already the files. That are long since scattered around your storage location and also renamed but haven't been modified edited etc

Feed a software a .torrent meta file and give it some directories, folders, or files or all and let the software Merge, Rebuild, Combine. To make the torrent for seeding or just to see if you already have it so don't need it again. Or maybe because there is a newer set of files and you like to make up the difference. Bring the set back as original continue to download then seed. Or any other purpose for such software

Similar posted previously here http://forum.utorrent.com/viewtopic.php?id=142254

Since then there is such a tool MergeTorrent but it doesn't seem to work very well. The project seems to be abandoned. Somone have a look at the code could do a fork and have project hosted at Sourceforege easy access for everyone.

One problem it has it uses utorrent resume.dat for two things only. First to know the download folder location and Second to know the .torrent meta file store. If the tool was to be forked and updated then better would be not to use or rely on any resume.dat or similar from any client. This info the user can input to let the software know those locations.

Easy then to load .torrent meta file the select files and directories for source and destination. The coder did seem to do this with version 1.1 while software was in it's infancy. There after dropped that idea for what it has now with version 2.4

The software also has problems with .txt | .cue and graphic .jpg | .png files I have noticed so far cannot progress past them. And I haven't tested for other file types it cannot work with. It has been said doesn't like non standard characters or international character writing which could be a simple unicode type problem

The ability not to look at certain files is what slows the software down to where it gives up trying (just sites there does nothing). Did try with a .torrent I made with only larger flac files which it completed 100% without problem. So it does work but not for all files which would need to work for the software to complete each .torrent to 100%

Usage since is not straight forward. example below is a test so you can see problems it has. Mergetorrent needs .NET Framework v4 to run

01. Open utorrent and open it's preferences check you have [General - Pre-Allocate All Files] set

02. Add a torrent to utorrent (no need to download any thing to it).

03. Start it or do a force-recheck on it

04. Stop torrent and close utorrent

05. Open Mergetorrent

06. Input the .torrent that you loaded to utorrent. The .torrent will be the location will be where utorrents stores them, not where you loaded it from (else maybe in utorrent folder or docs and setting folder).

07. Add any directories, folder and files that could hold relevent data for the .torrent to make the torrent to complete (if have all the data)

08. Press start locate and select utorrent resume.dat if ask for it.

09. Let it Mergetorrent Merge, Combine, Rebuild to utorrent download directory all that it can

10. When mergetorrent has stopped or you have stopped Mergetorrent

11. Open utorrent and do a force-recheck on the torrent you previously added. Te percentage so far Merged, Combined, Rebuilt will be shown. If not 100% download the remainder or try add more start from step #4 above (goto 4 above and continue)

(the above tested with windows xp-sp3)

Anyone know of other software that can do Merge, Combine, Rebuild using .torrent meta files (.torrent loader file) and any files to make a torrent 100% complete. This assumes the software can check against any file with any name to find the data it needs as Mergetorrent can, or should do so if didn't stumble on certain files and unicode

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Since then there is such a tool MergeTorrent but it doesn't seem to work very well. The project seems to be abandoned. Somone have a look at the code could do a fork and have project hosted at Sourceforege easy access for everyone.

That's because trying to "merge" the files in torrent payloads is next to impossible unless ALL the payload data is an EXACT BINARY MATCH.

This IS at least the second time this HAS been explained to you, that what you hope to do CANNOT and WILL NOT HAPPEN, because cross-file pieces will 'break' the 'merge' and at best will result in a useless payload that will not start or could 'poison' the swarm of the job that is being reconstructed

This assumes the software can check against any file with any name to find the data it needs as Mergetorrent can,

So once again;

The BitTorrent protocol does not, NOT, NOT have a concept of files as that level, the payload is equally sized chunks of data that the filing system then reads as files and directories

Read this >>> http://forum.utorrent.com/viewtopic.php?pid=684020#p684020

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