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Suggestions / [SUGGESTION] Show size of ALL selected torrents
« Last post by almmiron on Today at 12:36:39 AM »
Pretty forward

People who have concerns about disk usage, and have multiple torrents (1000+) and destinations/disks for the torrents, needs to know how much disk is being used
 
also, if a specific drive will support the [not yet] completed torrents

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Windows / Re: nyaa.si torrents wont work for me?
« Last post by Killua on June 27, 2017, 08:35:55 PM »
Just tested the .torrent file and it's downloading just fine at full speed.
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Windows / Re: Qbittorrent Plugins Page Problem
« Last post by Killua on June 27, 2017, 08:31:33 PM »
It's working for me, maybe it was fixed already.
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Generic / Change in /command/download response since 3.3.12? (Sonarr broken)
« Last post by Arathen on June 27, 2017, 06:31:45 AM »
Has something changed in the way that qBt responds to a /command/download API request since 3.3.12 by any chance? Whilst 3.3.12 works fine, since then when Sonarr sends a magnet link to qBt using the download API there is some unexpected behaviour in Sonarr. It looks like Sonarr is expected a JSON response from qBt, but is actually just getting an "Ok." string back, which causes Sonarr to believe the handoff has been unsuccessful.

Sending torrents via the /command/upload API call still works fine.

I've kicked off a conversation on the Sonarr forums here https://forums.sonarr.tv/t/sonarr-doesnt-send-label-category-to-qbittorrent-for-magnets/14915 but that hasnt yielded a resolution as yet.

Cheers.
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MAC / Re: Optimum Settings for 'Reasonable' Data Usage
« Last post by Switeck on June 26, 2017, 07:41:04 PM »
Are you uploading without a set upload speed limit, which causes overloads and typically knocks download speed down to <25% max?
Depending on how imbalanced DL-to-UL your connection is and how little UL you have, you may need to set an UL speed limit somewhere between 50-90% of the sustainable max upload speed.
EACH downloaded packet has to be ACKnowledged by the receiver. Each piece has to be reported as (I now) HAVE to connected peers/seeds. Torrent pieces have to be requested. DHT may be running. PEX reports ip+port lists to other peers. Every one of those requires upload, so if you're uploading pieces to other peers without speed limits the resulting overloads causes most of those other activities to get lost, slow, or fail completely. It's also why many people cannot web surf smoothly while their BitTorrent program is running...despite having a "fast" internet connection.

Even with a really fast connection, you don't want to be uploading to every connected peer all at the same time if you're connecting to 50+ peers or seeds per torrent.
So...How fast is your average upload speed per upload slot?
It needs to be about 5 to 100 KiloBYTES/second. (100 only if you have an outrageously fast connection, like symmetric gigabit/sec or faster.)
Peers will automatically SNUB your connection if you upload too slowly to them...after that even if you continue uploading slowly to them, they'll still give nothing in return.

Peers typically have a limited number of upload slots of their own. They may connect to >50 peers but only upload to 4 of them -- you want to be 1 of those 4!
One upload slot per torrent is almost always an optimistic unchoke -- it randomly uploads to nearly anyone, trying to help out new peers and to find faster peers.
The other upload slots go to the peers uploading the fastest to it. You give such peers 20-50 KB/sec, they might give back 100-1000 KB/sec.
But if you upload 1000+ KB/sec to them, they might overload slightly and only upload 50-200 KB/sec to you in return.

On torrents with few seeds but many peers, fast uploaders almost always get shafted -- getting back far less than half their upload speed. Good settings might reduce that imbalance closer to 1-to-1.

The reverse of your problem is extremely common on private trackers. There might be 50+ seeds per peer -- a tracker update may hand out 50 random ips and not even include the 1 peer despite your end being a seed! Kinda hard to upload to a peer if you can't connect to it. Or a new peer downloads the whole torrent before doing its 2nd tracker update, so there's even less chances of finding that peer before it's already a seed too. Being firewalled on a private tracker with strict ratio requirements is a "death sentence".

From your ISP's point-of-view, what they consider "reasonable" basically means your average usage rate should be less than 1/20th of the max speed for your connection. It's why most give far less upload than download in the first place. They sell you a service -- but they want you to barely use it. Beyond that, the worst time for them to have to deal with someone downloading and/or uploading quickly is during their peak evening hours -- typically about 5-10 PM on weekdays and to a lesser degree about noon till 10 PM on weekends. qBitTorrent can be set up to download and upload much slower between 5-10 PM every day if you want to be nicer to them...and nicer to your neighbors, because if your ISP's local node is overloaded they suffer too.
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Windows / Basic auto extraction
« Last post by Andrew911tt on June 26, 2017, 07:16:22 PM »
Can some one help me with the "Run external program on torrent completion".

I would like to use 7zip to extract the file to D:\Extract

I know it is something like:

Code: [Select]
C:\Program Files\7-Zip\7z.exe "%F" "%N" D:\Extract
I am running Win10 and v3.3.13

any help would be greatly appreciated and may help many other people also.
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MAC / Optimum Settings for 'Reasonable' Data Usage
« Last post by omc on June 26, 2017, 04:39:32 PM »
Hello,

I really like QBittorrent, but I'm having trouble with managing my data usage.

Basically, I'm trying to set it up so that I share 2 to 1. So, for every 1GB torrent that I download I'm willing to continue seeding 2GB's worth of that same torrent and then remove it. Currently though, although I thought I set everything up correctly, my data usage is ridiculous. For instance, I will download a 3GB movie and then find out I've uploaded 30GB of data. I know it's QBittorrent that's the culprit (or rather my configuration), because my data usage drops way down when I quit QBittorrent for a couple of days.

So, anyway, rather than waste everyone's time explaining my current settings (which are obviously screwed up), can any of you experts show me what my settings should be for my particular requirements?

Thanks in advance!




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Windows / Re: Regarding Global and per torrent max number of connections
« Last post by SynerG on June 26, 2017, 10:15:50 AM »
Yes sorry about the previous value I provided the speedtest must be wrong but I get it now, thanks so much for your help!
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Windows / Re: Regarding Global and per torrent max number of connections
« Last post by Switeck on June 26, 2017, 10:01:38 AM »
I am at a loss here.
Previously, you said:  "If my global upload rate limit is set to 4620Kib/s and global download rate limit is set to 3062Kib/s"
Now:  "my average download speed is about 142mbps and upload is about 129mpbs"

Were previous speed tests just horribly faulty?
142mbit/sec DL works out to be about 14200 KiloBYTES/second along with 129mbit/sec UL for 12900 KiloBYTES/second UL usable in qBT.
(I'm just taking mbit/sec and multiplying by 100 to get KiloBYTES/second.)

Probably no more than 1 global upload slot PER every 20 KB/sec upload speed...so that sets an upper limit on max active torrents and max active downloading torrents as well, since each torrent needs at least 2 upload slots to function correctly.
It's generally a good idea for max active torrents to be greater than max active downloading torrents, although the difference need not be more than 10 more.
If you have >50 active torrents at once, probably better have per torrent max connections no higher than 50, because global max connections cannot be set higher than 2000.
There is a possibility your networking won't handle smoothly 1000's of connections at once even if total speeds are less than 50% max.
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Windows / nyaa.si torrents wont work for me?
« Last post by shadington on June 26, 2017, 07:10:59 AM »
im trying to torrent anime from a public tracker called nyaa and for some reason no torrents from here will work even though i know there are seeds? could anyone help me figure out why this is and how i can fix it, thank you so much in advance

here is the thing i want to torrent if this helps at all

https://nyaa.si/view/925130
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