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In the Eye of the Storm - The Political Odyssey of Yanis Varoufakis (2024) [1080p]

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This torrent has no flags.

Very interesting. Packed with info. For grown-ups who want to understand how the world really works.

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I was going to post this earlier, but you beat me to it...

It says it's 'invalid' torrent.

It seems to work for me. But I downloaded the x265 version - maybe try that:

This torrent uses 64 MiB Piece Length, which some of the older torrent clients (like uTorrent 2, etc) don't support.
If you use qBittorrent or any modern bittorrent client you should be good.

That being said, it's a bit weird that zoopenhoff created the torrent with such a huge Piece Length given that many many legacy clients do not support that big of a size. The sweet spot should be anything between 256 KiB and 4 MiB.

This torrent should be reposted with 4 MiB Piece Length max in my opinion.

...actually, here it is:

You increased the size of the torrent file by 10x, which can cause another set of problems.

shrug. As you say, you can always upgrade your torrent client.

Oh, wow, 40 KB, around 1/36th of a 1.44 MB floppy disk! You surely have a penchant for drama, don't you?

Care to give an example of those other set of problems that you failed to mention? Keep in mind that this is a torrent worth 7GB of files - with 6 files averaging at 1.25GB each - hashing will not be significantly increased by that in this situation.

In any case, I provided an alternative. If someone happens to have a legacy client, which was obvious in the comments, there are quite a few reasons why they might not want (or be able) to upgrade. For instance, I use a legacy client for the most part, have tons of torrents listed in there with multiple ratio settings, statistics, labels, etc., I'd be hard pressed to move them to a new client and losing the metadata behind on the account of a couple hip torrents. Just to put this in perspective, even though other clients (like Transmission) have had 64 MiB support for long, qBitorrent (which is quite popular) added support for 64 MiB Length Pieces about ~5 months ago, that's how much that widely-used-modern-yet-not-so-widely-used-modern-piece-size is.

Unless you're torrenting single 100GB+, with files averaging 5GB+, and top of the line NVMe for storage, it makes little sense to use 64 MiB Length Pieces and risk causing compatibility issues for average users, especially over a 36KB torrent overhead (the dramatic 10x). I'm also willing to bet that the 720p torrent version has hundreds of downloads and more than a dozen seeds partially due to this, they used 1 MiB Length Pieces and ended up with a torrent file 5x times bigger than yours... the audacity.

Anyway, quit your whining, it's not productive nor helpful; vast majority of torrents (95%) still use 256KiB-4MiB due to retro-compatibility and the ever so sparse common sense.

Yes, I can't remember where/when, but I've had a site refuse a torrent because the torrent file was too large, and had to re-make it with a larger block size.

Ok, your argument so far:
1. torrent file size is smaller at 64 MiB Piece Length than it is when using a smaller Piece Length;
2. long time ago some weird torrent site would cap torrent file sizes to an incredibly low size;

On the other hand, my argument:
1. torrent file size is overall negligible, but if it is not you can sacrifice some cpu for storage space by compressing them on storing and decompressing them on serving;
2. thankfully, I've never crossed paths with a pathetic site that caps torrent file sizes at under 1MB - I've actually never seen one, but I don't discard that it may/might (have) exist(ed). Another reference I can give here: the biggest torrent file I've personally encountered is 4.5MB large, it uses 256 KiB piece size, indexes 114 files averaging 500MB each, 56.8GB in total. It's not an ancient torrent, it was generated in 2020 using standard guidelines by a renowned tracker/torrent hosting.
3. The vast majority of torrents alive, including those created within the past 4 years, still use piece sizes from 256 KiB to 4 MiB because the reality is that the vast majority of clients are comfortable enough with them and the drawback to changing it is bigger than the benefit, with some exceptions obviously.

In any case, I did what I thought was best for everyone, provide a secondary torrent that doesn't entail a forced upgrade to your current setup, regardless of it being high time to consider that or not was and is beside the point.

Nice one.

I never knew the technicalities and specifics of the BitTorrent technology regarding .torrent piece sizes, but generally I know that if the torrent contents are bigger, I should use a larger piece size: I always go for 1mb, and never seem to have had any problem with that. I never knew it went up to 64mb, wow! Maybe that is for torrents in the multiples of terrabytes in size or something...