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scubaslim

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Nothing is downloading
« on: May 30, 2019, 03:38:34 am »
I'm not sure what is different.  I used to be able to download things I searched for, but now only about 2% of things will actually start to download.  Here is a pic of what I'm dealing with.  All of these files had over 500 seeders.  Any help would be much appreciated.   (sorry if this posts twice, i'm having technical difficulties)

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Re: Nothing is downloading
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2019, 09:00:26 am »
They're most likely fake (or private?). I choose some at random - the first 4 and the last 1 - and they are not downloading here either.

See if you can download this (K-Lite_Codec_Pack_1494_Mega.exe):

magnet:?xt=urn:btih:47C6551E331F0A48AB8753CE5D430A237594A2CD

(Source: http://www.codecguide.com/download_k-lite_codec_pack_mega.htm)

You don't need to download the entire thing.
But if it works, then try sourcing your own torrents from different sites.
« Last Edit: May 30, 2019, 09:14:58 am by mike20021969 »

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Re: Nothing is downloading
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2019, 09:29:52 am »
The screenshot by the initial poster suggests a firewalled qBitTorrent.
Downloading from magnet links is a LOT harder that way.

scubaslim

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Re: Nothing is downloading
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2019, 12:22:31 pm »
They're most likely fake (or private?). I choose some at random - the first 4 and the last 1 - and they are not downloading here either.

See if you can download this (K-Lite_Codec_Pack_1494_Mega.exe):

magnet:?xt=urn:btih:47C6551E331F0A48AB8753CE5D430A237594A2CD

(Source: http://www.codecguide.com/download_k-lite_codec_pack_mega.htm)

You don't need to download the entire thing.
But if it works, then try sourcing your own torrents from different sites.

That worked just fine.  If the search results are fake, why do SO many come up?  It's almost everything.   

The screenshot by the initial poster suggests a firewalled qBitTorrent.
Downloading from magnet links is a LOT harder that way.

My firewall is set to allow Qbittorrent.  Is it as simple as that? or something different?

mike20021969

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Re: Nothing is downloading
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2019, 01:28:20 pm »
If the search results are fake, why do SO many come up?  It's almost everything.
It sounds like "someone" is spamming.
I've seen it happen many times (e.g. on TPB - torrents just few minutes old with hundreds, sometimes thousands, of seeds and/or peers. Totally fake usually with an identical name to a genuine torrent).
« Last Edit: May 30, 2019, 01:34:27 pm by mike20021969 »

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Re: Nothing is downloading
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2019, 07:14:32 pm »
The screenshot by the initial poster suggests a firewalled qBitTorrent.
Downloading from magnet links is a LOT harder that way.
My firewall is set to allow Qbittorrent.  Is it as simple as that? or something different?
Not if you have a router or gateway that gives your computer a LAN ip address. In that case, you'll either need to do manual port forwarding on the router or gateway if UPnP doesn't do it automatically and correctly. (which appears to not be)

The other issue of the search results being fakes is indeed possible, as that has been done in the past.