I am sorry people but I am on Hudsn Johns side on this one.
I have viewed this file and it lots so damned hot I want the lot! but I wanted to wait until it had more seeders.
At this moment it has been upped for over 11 days, there is no seeder but with 52 leechers (a vast majority between 41.61-41.66 %).
If this was a DVD there would be no discussion!
However, the point that I can see being made is that it COULD HAVE been broken down into more sizeable chunks. This is totally irrespective of ratios, torrent client, stream capacity and content (whether selected or not)!
Ratios: if you download you upload to pay back.
Torrent cliet: totally irrespective of what client you use, you cannot download something that has not been uploaded, regardless of speed or settings.
Stream capacity: if you want the file desperately enough you would not mind waiting for a while to get it and then time to payback.
Content: imagine if this was a basic film, but I only wanted the film because my favourite actor was is it. I would not complain about the film because the person I like was only in 2 of the 5 scenes nor would I ask the uplader to just seed the 2 scenes that I want. The fact that this is NOT a film is crucial.
Selection of content: with the client I use I can pick and choose the content to upload. If this was a foldered film with cover pictures, 'the making of' and a 'cumshot review' I could choose whether to upload all or just the basic film.
The above points, that I can see, are not being questioned, these are a matter of personal choice, what is being questioned is whether the film upload should have been split.
As far as I am concerned, it SHOULD have. No offence to the uploader.
A 600M chunk could have been uploaded and seeded, beyond its minimum 4, within 24 hours. Which would leave the uploader to upload the next 600M, then the next etc. Wherein after 10 days all the content is uploaded and seeding. Whereas, as I stated earlier, the upload has been running for 11 days and a majority are less than half way through.
Further to the selection of content, a scenario:
If a file contains 5 'items' and 5 different downloaders each want a different item what does the client do? (No doubt someone will tell me I am wrong in this hypothosis.) This is based on one uploader.
From what I understand of Bit Torrent it will share its given information EQUALLY. Therefore it would take each downloader the same ammount of time to download their 'item' as it would if they had asked for all 5 items.