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Old 11-18-2006, 06:37 PM   #16
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So after you are finished with downloading you have to keep the file in the torrent for a while so that another person has the chance to finish his/her download as well.
I have no idea what this means.
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Old 11-18-2006, 06:38 PM   #17
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Flac only means that you either need a plugin for your music playing software to play that file (if it's not already installed) or you will need a plugin for the burning software you use so that it could change the files into another format and then burn it.
So I can't play it at all until I download something else?
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Old 11-18-2006, 06:39 PM   #18
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so you will to upload a bit more of another file to reach a ratio of one.
And if I have nothing to upload?

I'm starting to wonder if this is really worth the hassle.
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Ok. I downloaded xACT and tried to open it to listen to what I just spent 3 hours donwloading. What the fuck do I click on to actually hear this thing?
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And if I have nothing to upload?

I'm starting to wonder if this is really worth the hassle.
yep. This and the fact that I am "not very technical" (ie., utterly incompetent) is what keeps me pleading with people to burn me cds of the shows I want. I saw this thread and thought "wow! Maybe I can figure this stuff out!" But my eyes are crossing and I have a headache and I'm still utterly clueless.
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Old 11-18-2006, 07:35 PM   #21
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You are actually uploading the file that you are downloading. So it's taking and giving.

You are downloading this file from another person that has already download it or at least part of it. So he is uploading. At the same time you are uploading this file again to another one's computer. The more people who are leeching (downloading and uploading) or seeding (only uploading because they'Re finished with downloading), the faster it goes.

Hope it's not too confusing. Basically, you download this file, and at the same time you upload the very same file.

After your download is complete you can watch or listen to it, or use it otherwise. But as long as you want to go on uploading it for other people you can't change the file's name or the place it got downloaded to. Otherwise your torrent program can't find it anymore, and hence not upload it anymore.

What is the format of the xACT thing? If it's the flac file your media player has to be able to play flac files. I.e. it needs a plugin.
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Old 11-18-2006, 07:55 PM   #22
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Picture

Here a short description of a torrent.

Oh, it should be up upload/download.
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Basically, you download this file, and at the same time you upload the very same file.
So as long as I don't quit Transmission, or put my computer to sleep, someone can download from my computer?
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And there's no way to even play the Pelican I downloaded without another plugin?





I think I'm done.
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Old 11-19-2006, 07:26 AM   #25
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Yes, the torrent program has to run, then another one can download the file from you.

But don't be afraid, other people only can download what you have in your torrent, nothing else.

You can download flac here http://cyberial.com/flacinstaller.asp

Just follow the install routine and you should be able to play it.
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Old 11-19-2006, 07:18 PM   #26
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And there's no way to even play the Pelican I downloaded without another plugin?





I think I'm done.
Or, I have a program called MacFLAC on my MacBook that converts songs from FLAC to WAV, which can be burnt to a CD and listened to on a stereo...I'll try to find a link for it.


EDIT: Found it: http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/15883

It's free, very easy to use...all you do is drag and drop the songs you want to convert into the window, then on the right side of the program, click WAV under output format and click Decode...you'll have WAV songs in no time.
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