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Using BitTorrent to distribute fan vids on FFF.NET?

POSTED BY: HAKEN
UPDATED: Friday, June 10, 2005 08:41
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Friday, May 20, 2005 9:55 AM

HAKEN

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Being a supporter of P2P technologies, I was wondering what your thoughts are on using something like BitTorrent to distribute fan vids on FFF.NET. Instead of FFF.NET hosting the fan vids themselves, FFF.NET will serve as a tracker instead. Any thoughts?


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Friday, May 20, 2005 10:05 AM

PHYSCHICK


I am also big on the P2P technologies.

One problem I can see is that BitTorrent works best when there is a big demand at one point in time (like when the ComicCon teaser came out, etc.) If there was like a featured fan vid of the week, it might work out, but if you want it to serve as more of a long-term storage & bandwidth savings, it's not as good because people aren't likely to let their seeds run for long periods of time.

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Friday, May 20, 2005 10:27 AM

HAKEN

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I'll most likely keep a seed on FFF.NET. The biggest headache I have now with hosting fan vids is automating the process.

Due to the large size of the files involved, I don't have a reliable way for people to upload other than through FTP. And once uploaded, I have no way of getting it automatically posted to the site.

It's not very elegant, but I've played with the idea of writing a little program that would scan the FTP directory for new files and along with the help of a description file that the poster also uploads, have the program automatically posts the file to the site.

While it might work, it doesn't help with the bandwidth problem at all.


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Friday, May 20, 2005 10:37 AM

IMEARLY


Featured vid of the week is a good idea, and there are plenty of Browncoats here I think who would be willing to help you seed the torrents, perhaps two or three individuals per torrent, to assist FFF.net, we may be able to work out a rotation. I know it’s far fetched, but I am more then willing to volunteer.


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Friday, May 20, 2005 11:21 AM

SIGMANUNKI


I like this idea

I'd also be willing to provide long term seeding for a few torrents (I have a server ).

The way I would work it is the way Haken suggested.

Someone uploads a torrent and seeds it. There are loads of torrent sites that would be able to help with the code to automatically put up a torrent.

Then at Haken's leisure, he can start the torrent to have a seed on FFF.net.

A vid of the week (mentioned above) is also a good idea

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Friday, June 10, 2005 8:41 AM

BUGCHICKLV


As a vidder and a HUGE P2P fan (BitTorrent and Limewire mainly), I am very interested in this.

I saw a lot of vids on the thread, and if the actual vidder could be notified of when his/her vid is featured, then they may be able to keep anohter torrent open as well. I know I usually leave mine open till I have uploaded 2-2.5 times what I have gotten (doing my part to negate the leechers!).

Whatever you decide, just make sure we vidders know. Thanks for the opportunity to spread my obsession(s)!

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