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How to edit a torrent for Port change

PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 4:42 pm
by loninappleton
One of the torrent sites changes ports frequently. I believe this has slowed down my torrents or blocked them from being seeded by me. This is indicated by a 'seeding' notice but the leech doesn't pick up or stay connected.

I have not seen anywhere in Azureus where a torrent created with a given port can be changed to make the port assignment current.

What can be done about this? The torrent program I'm using is Azureus Vuze 4.0.0.4

Re: How to edit a torrent for Port change

PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 5:30 pm
by velatire
In the tracker announce URL, add the port. As in www.thepiratebay.org:5238/announce


I think..

Re: How to edit a torrent for Port change

PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 9:47 pm
by loninappleton
Well I looked under all the tabs and stuff and in the Advanced screen of details the highlighted (as in a URL) address
does not open or allow for a change that is what is holding things back.

Re: How to edit a torrent for Port change

PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 1:06 am
by velatire
In utorrent, you double click on a torrent in the list and options to edit trackers (among other things) pop up.

Re: How to edit a torrent for Port change

PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:11 am
by SlyckTom
There's a feature in Vuze called "export XML torrent" - that feature is used to convert a torrent file to an XML file. You can then edit the XML torrent - but that's about all I know about the feature.

Re: How to edit a torrent for Port change

PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 1:29 pm
by loninappleton
I should move to utorrent and I have the info on how to move the torrent content to it.

That raises another question: If I move the torrent content successfully, will they and the directory containing the content be copied from Vuze or moved and would Vuze be unusable if the procedure goes badly?

A utorrent user could hopefully answer this.

To the original question, most of my torrents which I seed seem to be immune to port change. There are ones that get action every day and others with less leeches that seem to be stuck. However, I do not throttle torrents. It's first come first served with emphasis on my own seeds rather than the big ones going around.

Re: How to edit a torrent for Port change

PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 1:59 pm
by Hypnotoad
loninappleton wrote:That raises another question: If I move the torrent content successfully, will they and the directory containing the content be copied from Vuze or moved and would Vuze be unusable if the procedure goes badly?

Just copy the content from Vuze to Utorrent. This way if Utorrent goes wrong you can still continue with Vuze.

Re: How to edit a torrent for Port change

PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:49 pm
by loninappleton
With small HD's like 100G It's not possible (let alone practical) to duplicate a big mass of content.

Can the utorrent just accept copies of the torrents in the Vuze folder and look for the content in the original Vuze folder?

The wrinkle here is that the Azureus downloads folder which has both content and torrent files is a shared folder in Win XP
and Win2k (I have both OS'es running on my home net.)

Re: How to edit a torrent for Port change

PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 7:21 pm
by velatire
How does Vuze handle incompletes? µTorrent creates the files and fills them in piece by piece

If you use the same torrent file, point utorrent to the same folder and try to force a re-check....

Re: How to edit a torrent for Port change

PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:01 pm
by loninappleton
Ok thanks. I have to get out my sheet, but the forced recheck sounds familiar.

As I recall forced recheck will locate the content and the progress percentage will fill up rapidly at the
entry.

I will report back when I have done the recommended procedure from uTorrent and see if there are any glitches==
* after * I do a full HD backup

;-)

Re: How to edit a torrent for Port change

PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:04 pm
by loninappleton
Something is wrong yet in utorrent.

No forced recheck has not occurred and the torrent is just out there starting from scratch. I have only done this with one torrent.

Please give detailed instructions-- no shorthand.

Re: How to edit a torrent for Port change

PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:08 pm
by scubascythan
One of the torrent sites changes ports frequently. I believe this has slowed down my torrents or blocked them from being seeded by me. This is indicated by a 'seeding' notice but the leech doesn't pick up or stay connected.

I have not seen anywhere in Azureus where a torrent created with a given port can be changed to make the port assignment current.

What can be done about this? The torrent program I'm using is Azureus Vuze 4.0.0.4


Vuze is a POS and so is your torrent site if they need to change ports for either security reasons (fail, changing ports doesn't prevent anything) or cause their server sucks so they move around ports to decrease the load of connections.

Re: How to edit a torrent for Port change

PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 1:01 pm
by loninappleton
My seeds are posted at Demonoid. They change the port assignment just about every month.

Vuze may be a POS but it is the one I've had some success in setting up. Once they told me how to
go to advanced mode and never look at the advertising or 'dashboard' and the rest of the garbage, I never went there again:
I keep on the data page -- the transfer window --only.


uTorrent has not succumbed to these commercial tweaks (yet) but I have not successfully migrated anything to it.