Difference between revisions of "For First Timers"

From BakaBT Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
m (Wow, that's too much trouble for me, I don't think I'm quite cut out for that)
Line 15: Line 15:
 
|style="width:1%; font-size:95%;"|
 
|style="width:1%; font-size:95%;"|
 
|}
 
|}
 
These are questions that don't belong in the other sections.
 
  
 
=Introduction=
 
=Introduction=
 +
New to Bittorrent? Or perhaps your first time watching a fansub? This section answers your questions and serves as your initiation into the fansub and Bittorrent community.
  
 
=== What is this BitTorrent all about anyway? How do I get the files? ===
 
=== What is this BitTorrent all about anyway? How do I get the files? ===
Line 62: Line 61:
  
 
* (You're on your own for eMule, unless someone updates/edits this part since I don't know jack about it)
 
* (You're on your own for eMule, unless someone updates/edits this part since I don't know jack about it)
 +
 +
=Seeding=
 +
== I've finished downloading the files, so how do I seed back? ==
 +
Once your download has completed, most clients will continue to run the torrent in seeding mode until the ratio is 1:1. If this is not the case, try some of these steps:
 +
1) Simply press Start on your torrent again. Some clients might stop torrents that have finished downloading.
 +
2) Check your client's settings regarding how much a torrent should be seeded to before stopping. Your settings may be preventing seeding. (e.g., uTorrent's 'Torrent Properties' dialogue box for each torrent has a ratio percentage figure which you can adjust)3) Force the torrent to start (e.g., in uTorrent, right click on the torrent entry and click 'Force Start'). This will force your client to ignore the rule mentioned above and seed until you stop the torrent.4) If all else fails, remove the torrent from your client, and see below for instructions on how to restore it to your client.
 +
 +
If you removed the torrent from your torrent client but still have the downloaded files, see below on how to re-seed files.
 +
 +
==Re-seeding Downloaded Files with Different Clients==
 +
 +
;Azureus:
 +
 +
''Please update''
 +
 +
;uTorrent 1.6.0 -1.8.1:
 +
# Go to the torrent page and download the .torrent file again (make sure you're logged in before downloading, if not the tracker URL will be incorrect).
 +
# Open the .torrent file in uTorrent, but do not start it yet (uncheck the "Start Torrent" checkbox). [http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e218/kureshii/box%20images/torrentwindowannot.png [Image:Add Torrent dialog window in uTorrent (with "Start Torrent" unchecked).]]
 +
# Click on the ". . ." button at the end of the directory name display, and brose to the folder where you last downloaded the files.
 +
# In Windows Explorer, make sure the filenames in the folder match the filenames in the torrent filelist.
 +
# Click "Ok" in the Add Torrent dialog box. The torrent should now appear in your torrent window in stopped state.
 +
# Right-click on it, and select "Force recheck". uTorrent will now scan the selected folder for matching files, so if the files are the same and still have the same filenames you should see the progress bar start filling up. [http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e218/kureshii/box%20images/recheck.png [Image:Force the torrent to recheck the downloaded files.]]
 +
# Let it scan until it says "Stopped" under the Status column. Then start the torrent proper.
 +
## If the files are 100% verified it should say "Seeding" under the Status column.
 +
## If there are missing files, or some of the pieces did not hash properly, uTorrent will download the missing pieces before putting the torrent in Seeding status.
 +
# You're done - now just let the torrent sit and seed.
 +
 +
 +
;Official BitTorrent 6
 +
 +
''Please update''
 +
 +
;Transmission 1.3x:
 +
 +
''Please update''
 +
  
 
=Fixing Your Ratio=
 
=Fixing Your Ratio=

Revision as of 06:49, 21 April 2009

For First Timers
"How to download anime", and similar questions, answered here

Introduction

New to Bittorrent? Or perhaps your first time watching a fansub? This section answers your questions and serves as your initiation into the fansub and Bittorrent community.

What is this BitTorrent all about anyway? How do I get the files?

Check out Brian's Bittorrent FAQ and Guide.

How do I watch the files I download?

Visit this page and have a look around. The CCCP (Combined Community Codec Pack) is the simplest codec pack available on the internet, and the simplest codec pack to set up. Out of the box, it is practically guaranteed to play anything that you throw at it (from our site, of course). If you have any problems, please look here for possible solutions. If you can't find one, you may either post in the forums asking for help or use the Help Form.

Where can I learn more about codecs/anime/manga/Japanese culture?

Google and Wikipedia are your friends.
For specific information on Japanese animations, there are 3 main resources: AniDB, AnimeNewsNetwork (ANN), and AnimeNFO. Each site offers unique information on any given title.
For specific information on manga, there's MangaUpdates and AnimeNewsNetwork (ANN).


Downloading

How do I download?

Ask the Oracle.

In case the Oracle is not in, there are generally 4 sources: from IRC, Bittorrent trackers, filehosts, and eMule.

  • To download using IRC, you need an IRC client. A quick guide to downloading using IRC can be found here and here.
  • To download from filehosts or direct-download sites, you first have to find one (this is where you're on your own).

Where do I download from?

Ask the Oracle.

In case the Oracle is not in, there are typically 4 sources one may turn to:

  • Public trackers (i.e. TT)
  • Private trackers (which require registration) and semi-private trackers (such as Boxtorrents)
  • Distro IRC bots, which you can usually find in the fansub group's IRC channel (if you don't know where, you can ask AniDB)
  • Direct-download websites (I'm afraid you will have to find your own; people generally do not reveal their direct-download sources)
  • (You're on your own for eMule, unless someone updates/edits this part since I don't know jack about it)

Seeding

I've finished downloading the files, so how do I seed back?

Once your download has completed, most clients will continue to run the torrent in seeding mode until the ratio is 1:1. If this is not the case, try some of these steps: 1) Simply press Start on your torrent again. Some clients might stop torrents that have finished downloading. 2) Check your client's settings regarding how much a torrent should be seeded to before stopping. Your settings may be preventing seeding. (e.g., uTorrent's 'Torrent Properties' dialogue box for each torrent has a ratio percentage figure which you can adjust)3) Force the torrent to start (e.g., in uTorrent, right click on the torrent entry and click 'Force Start'). This will force your client to ignore the rule mentioned above and seed until you stop the torrent.4) If all else fails, remove the torrent from your client, and see below for instructions on how to restore it to your client.

If you removed the torrent from your torrent client but still have the downloaded files, see below on how to re-seed files.

Re-seeding Downloaded Files with Different Clients

Azureus

Please update

uTorrent 1.6.0 -1.8.1
  1. Go to the torrent page and download the .torrent file again (make sure you're logged in before downloading, if not the tracker URL will be incorrect).
  2. Open the .torrent file in uTorrent, but do not start it yet (uncheck the "Start Torrent" checkbox). [Image:Add Torrent dialog window in uTorrent (with "Start Torrent" unchecked).]
  3. Click on the ". . ." button at the end of the directory name display, and brose to the folder where you last downloaded the files.
  4. In Windows Explorer, make sure the filenames in the folder match the filenames in the torrent filelist.
  5. Click "Ok" in the Add Torrent dialog box. The torrent should now appear in your torrent window in stopped state.
  6. Right-click on it, and select "Force recheck". uTorrent will now scan the selected folder for matching files, so if the files are the same and still have the same filenames you should see the progress bar start filling up. [Image:Force the torrent to recheck the downloaded files.]
  7. Let it scan until it says "Stopped" under the Status column. Then start the torrent proper.
    1. If the files are 100% verified it should say "Seeding" under the Status column.
    2. If there are missing files, or some of the pieces did not hash properly, uTorrent will download the missing pieces before putting the torrent in Seeding status.
  8. You're done - now just let the torrent sit and seed.


Official BitTorrent 6

Please update

Transmission 1.3x

Please update


Fixing Your Ratio

I got warned, I have no files so I can't seed or download. Woe is me

Boxtorrents is not the only source of downloadable anime. Try the sources above. You'd be surprised at how much stuff is available outside of Boxtorrents. Download something that's recent and in demand, and seed it here to fix your ratio.

Wow, that's too much trouble for me, I don't think I'm quite cut out for that

While we're not quite in the weeds financially, a little economic boost is always welcome. It's a simple idea; you donate money, and in return, you get more uploaded data on your tracker statistics. Note that donations are handled manually, so you'll get the bonus points whenever Box (or someone he trusts to handle donations) gets round to it.

Currently we only accept donations through Paypal.

Oh dear, I'm going to have to sell my house, car and dog to have enough to fix my ratio. Anything cheaper and faster?

You might want to try a seedbox service. Not much will be said about them here, but if you ask the right people they might point you in the right direction.