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View Poll Results: How do you perfer batches?
Single File, DIE FOR SPEAKING OF BATCHES!!! 12 24.00%
CD Size Batches 25 50.00%
5-10 Episode Batches 6 12.00%
Whole Series Batches 7 14.00%
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Old 2003-11-07, 10:53   Link #1
outlaw55
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Torrents you Prefer

Just curious as to how you prefer your torrents to be batched.

**check da l33t typ03z >:F**

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Old 2003-11-07, 11:41   Link #2
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Well that kind of depends.

- If it's a brand new series just being aired, I obviously want them
to be released individually rather than having to wait until the fill
a batch (or wait until the batch is finished downloading)

- If it's an older series that I know I want, I'd say I wouldn't
mind a whole-series batch.

- If it's an older series which I'm not sure about, I don't mind a
relatively small 1-5 episode batch to check it out, but wouldn't
want to download a whole-series batch only to find out I don't like it.

- Since I know have DVD burner I don't care if the batches fit on
a CD anymore. Although if I had to make batch torrents myself I
would still try to keep in mind that most people don't have DVD burners yet.
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Old 2003-11-07, 14:27   Link #3
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heh, well normally you can't batch eps that arn't out yet so for new shows that wouldn't be possible, LOL.

Main idea is to see what ppl perfer when getting a series. Most ppl getting the shows haven't seen them before and I was just curious as to what type of batches ppl perfer for series they are "interested" in watching.
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Old 2003-11-07, 15:02   Link #4
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One of the fansub groups (I think? I really don't know who's responsible for combining torrents) recently batched their files in an ingenious fashion - they left the first episode in a torrent by itself, and then grouped the rest by 3 or 4 episodes.

I thought it was pretty clever - download the first episode to see if you like it, and if you don't, you're not stuck with episodes 2-5 (or 2-10, 2-end, or however they may have grouped them).
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Old 2003-11-07, 17:48   Link #5
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I did that with Lunar Anime's stuff, some other groups might have as well!
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Old 2003-11-07, 20:20   Link #6
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Hm, that kind of works on another level too - 1st episodes usually stay popular longer. Since the torrent doesn't die as easily, they don't really need to be in a batch so much.
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Old 2003-11-07, 21:37   Link #7
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I've never really liked batches, myself...

It may just be that my harddrives are two sizes too small (or that my head is not screwed on quite right, but I don't want to infringe on the Grinch copyrights too much), but I but I find them exceptionally difficult to seed when somebody asks.

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Old 2003-11-07, 21:51   Link #8
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"perfer", huh? Typo King outlaw strikes again!

Hmmm... I *prefer* batch torrents for older stuff (like after it's been out for several months)... but if it was something that was released semi-recently, then I find it sorta pointless. It's a nice way to get people who didn't bother downloading the series when it was originally released to actually start grabbing it (as long as you can get enough seeds...).
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Old 2003-11-10, 12:57   Link #9
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You left off a choice for DVD sized batches

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Old 2003-11-13, 02:44   Link #10
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well....for most series that would be the WHOLE series...LOL
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Old 2003-11-13, 10:27   Link #11
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Is there any client that let you select only one or two files in a batch to download?
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Old 2003-11-13, 14:28   Link #12
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definitely CD-sized batched, esp for old series. I'm totally against batching the whole series in one batch. Once I had to dl a batch which has 24 episodes, all DVD-rip, meaning one file is like 230MB, so the whole batch is about 5.5GB. Caused my computer to hang numerous times before I finally get the whole thing a week later... And I think it's a great idea that some groups are batching older series. It normally generate renewed interest in the old series, and they're easier to seed too.
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Old 2003-11-25, 19:18   Link #13
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Is there any client that let you select only one or two files in a batch to download?
I don't think so, but out of the BT clients I've tried Azureus gets quite close, as you can prioritize one file over another, and the program focuses on finishing that file first. You can also see how many percents of individual files you have d/led, so you can stop downloading after you finished the files you wanted. You'll still end up downloading little bit extra, but hey, it's better d/ling the whole batch

The downside for me is that Azureus (at least older versions) uses CPU more than the experimental client... though, some people claim it uses less resources on their PCs. dunno.
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