Bittorrent Experiment

As an experiment, I have yesterday’s audioblog entry available as a Bittorrent file. There is no need to re-download it if you already have it, but if you are interested in getting it, give this Bittorrent file a try. This is my first ever seed, so we’ll see how it goes. Please leave feedback as to whether it works or not for you.

8 Replies to “Bittorrent Experiment”

  1. Ray, that is where I want to head eventually. I’m not exactly sure how I want to do this vs. the standard one. This Bittorrent stuff takes a little more effort, so I’m not sure exactly how I want to proceed. Maybe I’ll seed the most recent one each time and from there other folks can do what they like. If some kind soul feels like seeding these for longer times, that would be quite cool with me. For right now, it’s just an experiment to see how it works but definitely in the longer term hooking this up to an RSS feed is part of the plan.

  2. Perhaps a separate RSS feed for the BT enclosures? I, for one, can’t BT (properly) from work, b/c of our firewall. If there were two feeds, though (obviously generated similarly, except for the enclosure URL) then folks who can use BT could subscribe to that one. While adding a little complexity, maintaining two feeds shouldn’t be that bad.

    Thanks for everything, Dave! EGC rocks.

  3. Thanks, Ken and Ray. You asked for it, you got it! There is now a BT RSS feed. It is actually generated differently than the main one, which is automatically generated by Blosxom. The BT one I am maintaining with Andrew Grumet’s dir2rss Perl script. I have a directory that I’m keeping the .torrent files in, so I wrote a shell script to generate the RSS and scp the torrents and RSS up to my web server. For boring reasons, this is easier than maintaining two feeds one the blosxom stuff.

  4. Ken, great! I’ll do the same pattern today of publishing the BT first for a few hours before I put the MP3 link up and update the enclosure feed. It seems like a reasonable way to go. I’ll also try using Azureus as the torrent creator and seeder, to see if that is a little easier than Tomato Torrent.

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