Downloaded a movie on torrent that is stuck seedin

How long does this usually take please

geek_julie28, May 6, 12:33 pm

Has it finished downloading?

If it has and is just seeding. stop the torrent as you've downloaded the movie but your also helping others download it. It also takes up a bit of a usage if you leave it running

geek_pd18, May 6, 12:36 pm

How do you stop the torrent

geek_julie28, May 6, 12:40 pm

I have stopped it but how do I go about watching the movie all new to me

geek_julie28, May 6, 12:41 pm

My torrents go into a downloaded file in my documents, check there. Go to the movie and play it. Best to play it on VLC Media Player. If you don't have it. Download it

geek_pd18, May 6, 12:46 pm

Unless your using a private torrent tracker, but everyone leeched there would be no share.

geek_johnf_456, May 6, 12:53 pm

Found it in Download file but how do you get it to play

geek_julie28, May 6, 1:06 pm

what size is the file? right click/ properties? What torrent client you use? UTorrent? What happens when you double click on it?

geek_paddaricko, May 6, 1:10 pm

1.37 GB and when I double click on it it comes up with
CD1File Folder
CD2File Folder
TVYSystem info

geek_julie28, May 6, 1:15 pm

and if you clik IN to cd1/2 folder whats in there ?

geek_drcspy, May 6, 1:15 pm

geek_reeveopd, May 6, 1:16 pm

Masses of files

geek_julie28, May 6, 1:16 pm

double clik on a vob file

geek_drcspy, May 6, 1:19 pm

You probably have a RAR archive.

Download WinRar http://www.rarlab.com/download.htm

Once installed double click on one of those files to begin extraction.

geek_reeveopd, May 6, 1:20 pm

You decided to wait until after the new "downloading" law was in place to start torrenting movies?

geek_dunedin_ree, May 6, 1:29 pm

yep maybe it's be useful if they would tell us WHAT files they have.........unfortunatley these days windows by default hides 'known file type extensions' it's NOT helpful

geek_drcspy, May 6, 1:32 pm

Would have been easier to pay for a legitimate copy of the movie eh...

geek_davedog, May 6, 1:33 pm

what's the extension letters at the end of one of the masses of files? as in dot something .rar or something else?

geek_paddaricko, May 6, 1:34 pm

Lol, you are quite right there. It would also help if they knew what a file extension is in the first place. I've only been on this board a few days and my jaw has dropped several times, it's quite entertaining really.

geek_reeveopd, May 6, 1:36 pm

I am thinking so too

geek_julie28, May 6, 1:38 pm

Tip for the future; look for torrents that are AVI format and about 700-800MB.. they'll be ordinary DVD quality. The bigger downloads are either DVD images (a fairly inefficient mpeg1 compression, so the same quality but just wasted space) or HD which you probably don't really want anyhow.

geek_little_egypt, May 6, 1:38 pm

Wash your mouth out! I love 720p MKV's with DTS!

geek_reeveopd, May 6, 1:39 pm

lol stick around you're in for a LOT of entertainment

geek_drcspy, May 6, 1:39 pm

See this is how the movie industry could "compete with free." -- because it's not really free!! It's a learning curve for newbies, it's a dollar a GB or more in traffic charges for most of us. Make DVD's slightly less of a rip-off price ($15 instead of $35+) and stop putting endless unskippable piracy warnings and previews on them (looking at you in particular, Disney!) ..

A lot of people don't really want to 'steal' modies, they just know your prices are a rip-off and they're fed up with being lectured at. The only people who see those anti-piracy messages are your paying customers! Pirates rip just the movie and leave that crap behind.

geek_little_egypt, May 6, 1:42 pm

yeh those warnings are stupid when you've already paid for the bloody movie

geek_drcspy, May 6, 1:43 pm

geek_little_egypt, May 6, 1:45 pm

don't give up. It may be an .avi file in any case.Just needs to be unzipped. You may already have a zip programme on the computer. If not I use this one
http://www.izarc.org/ when you have that unzip to a destination or folder of your choice. You will have to do that for both cd1 and cd 2 folders and contents.

geek_paddaricko, May 6, 1:48 pm

they said theres Heaps of files so it's not any kind of single unzippable file it might be a collection of rar files........

geek_drcspy, May 6, 1:50 pm

is your caps lock button broken? you've been in here all of ten minutes and haven't found the need to shout at anyone. Top marks! is it a new leaf you are turning?

geek_paddaricko, May 6, 2:05 pm

Well it sounds if you have downloaded a movie in DVD-R format. All you have to do is burn the contents of CD1 to one disk and the contents of CD2 to another disk, then you should be able to play the movie on your telly. It will be in 2 parts giving you an intermission. :)
Most torrent dvd-r video movies come in around 4.5g, but I checked and some like scream4 comes in at around what you have. The ideal format is avi or divx. With divx you can burn 4 or more movies to one dvd. Avi and DivX come in sizes from around 600mb to over 1.3g

geek_a.h3, May 6, 2:21 pm

Do you encourage people to pirate and install the latest version of Windows as well?

geek_cybertao, May 6, 2:33 pm

Would you like a copy . :)

geek_a.h3, May 6, 3:01 pm

6.2.7982.0.winmain.110411-1832-
?

geek_reeveopd, May 6, 3:07 pm

geek_johnf_456, May 6, 3:16 pm

Awesome!

geek_reeveopd, May 6, 3:18 pm

hahahaha windows 8

geek_a.h3, May 6, 3:19 pm

Would you prefer people to pimp pirated Windows, or Linux?

geek_cybertao, May 6, 3:27 pm

Since when do you pay for linux, open source anyone. Unless your dumb to fall for scams the only cost is the bandwidth to get it.

geek_johnf_456, May 6, 3:30 pm

Ah, so you endorse pirating Windows?

geek_cybertao, May 6, 3:34 pm

You sound like you have an agenda; trying out a bit of "entrapment".

geek_reeveopd, May 6, 3:35 pm

Answer the question, going off topic here.

geek_johnf_456, May 6, 3:36 pm

johnf, do you work for a certain phone company by chance?

geek_reeveopd, May 6, 3:38 pm

No I am not one of these scammers if thats what you are thinking.

geek_johnf_456, May 6, 3:40 pm

Not at all, I was thinking I may know you from another forum. Obviously not.

geek_reeveopd, May 6, 3:41 pm

Ha my first (and last) download was 2gb and I unknowingly at the time uploaded 16gb in seeding (don't know the tech terms) - that'll teach me ;)

geek_missmalice, May 6, 3:43 pm

It depends on you. You can let it seed for months if you like. Pays to be a little bit fair and seed for a while, afterall, you got yours from people who were seeding. That's what file sharing is all about. Someone is grabbing a little bit from you and little bits from others.

geek_a.h3, May 6, 3:45 pm

Not at all.Piracy is piracy.
If you don't like paying the price for movies or music and pirate them, why not the same for software?There are plenty of places people can download Windows 7 and MS Office, with a bit of help anyone could download, install, and patch them.

geek_cybertao, May 6, 3:46 pm

I hate doing things on other peoples computers which only have windows file manager. Get something decent, people, like Total Commander. It's shareware but works forever without registration.

geek_psy-trading, May 6, 3:47 pm

Just make sure you pay for linux

geek_johnf_456, May 6, 3:48 pm

You can just get a keygen for it as well.

geek_cybertao, May 6, 3:48 pm