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Completely off topic but strange

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by joe, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. joe

    joe Flightless Bird

    Winxp Pro sp3

    Very off topic but only put here because of the experience and knowledge of
    the people in the group.

    I recently looked at a site called Bitlet which supposedly allows torrent
    downloads directly without using a torrent program.

    I did download a torrent of music via Bitlet, which took no time at all to
    download, which now sits in a folder on my desktop. It shows several music
    files,mp3, and shows their full size i.e +/- 3 Mb per file. But there seems
    to be nothing there, nothing plays etc... how can they take up so much space
    and be nothing??
    Just curious to learn what this is about.

    Any comment welcome and appreciated.
     
  2. Zan A. Doo

    Zan A. Doo Flightless Bird

    Torrent users are HoopleHeads.

    "joe" <joe@ebox.com> wrote in message
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    : Winxp Pro sp3
    :
    : Very off topic but only put here because of the experience and knowledge
    of
    : the people in the group.
    :
    : I recently looked at a site called Bitlet which supposedly allows torrent
    : downloads directly without using a torrent program.
    :
    : I did download a torrent of music via Bitlet, which took no time at all to
    : download, which now sits in a folder on my desktop. It shows several
    music
    : files,mp3, and shows their full size i.e +/- 3 Mb per file. But there
    seems
    : to be nothing there, nothing plays etc... how can they take up so much
    space
    : and be nothing??
    : Just curious to learn what this is about.
    :
    : Any comment welcome and appreciated.
    :
    :
     
  3. Olórin

    Olórin Flightless Bird

    "joe" <joe@ebox.com> wrote in message
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    > Winxp Pro sp3
    >
    > Very off topic but only put here because of the experience and knowledge
    > of the people in the group.
    >
    > I recently looked at a site called Bitlet which supposedly allows torrent
    > downloads directly without using a torrent program.
    >
    > I did download a torrent of music via Bitlet, which took no time at all to
    > download, which now sits in a folder on my desktop. It shows several
    > music files,mp3, and shows their full size i.e +/- 3 Mb per file. But
    > there seems to be nothing there, nothing plays etc... how can they take up
    > so much space and be nothing??
    > Just curious to learn what this is about.
    >
    > Any comment welcome and appreciated.
    >


    If you bung a torrent file into a torrent client, then without even
    downloading anything it "reserves" on your disc the total space that the
    download will take when complete. I'd imagine that's what's happened here.
    For details of how it sets aside that disk space when the files aren't thre
    yet, you could ask on or search a torrent forum or even Google it.
     
  4. joe

    joe Flightless Bird

    Thanks for the explanation Olorin.


    "Olórin" <incanus@erkljrjre890aeraekj4na.com> wrote in message
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    > "joe" <joe@ebox.com> wrote in message
    > news:wpydnRQpxa3N967RnZ2dnUVZ8lydnZ2d@saix.net...
    >> Winxp Pro sp3
    >>
    >> Very off topic but only put here because of the experience and knowledge
    >> of the people in the group.
    >>
    >> I recently looked at a site called Bitlet which supposedly allows torrent
    >> downloads directly without using a torrent program.
    >>
    >> I did download a torrent of music via Bitlet, which took no time at all
    >> to download, which now sits in a folder on my desktop. It shows several
    >> music files,mp3, and shows their full size i.e +/- 3 Mb per file. But
    >> there seems to be nothing there, nothing plays etc... how can they take
    >> up so much space and be nothing??
    >> Just curious to learn what this is about.
    >>
    >> Any comment welcome and appreciated.
    >>

    >
    > If you bung a torrent file into a torrent client, then without even
    > downloading anything it "reserves" on your disc the total space that the
    > download will take when complete. I'd imagine that's what's happened here.
    > For details of how it sets aside that disk space when the files aren't
    > thre yet, you could ask on or search a torrent forum or even Google it.
    >
    >
     

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