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Author Topic: NEW: Getright Pro Update with Bit Torrent Support  (Read 3776 times)

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NEW: Getright Pro Update with Bit Torrent Support
« on: November 01, 2005, 03:57:27 AM »
I got an update today for GetRight Pro (verion 6.0b4) and they have added Bit Torrent Support

I haven't installed it yet but this looks like a really good addition to the software - effectively making it a complete download management solution.

See: http://pro.getright.com/

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Re: NEW: Getright Pro Update with Bit Torrent Support
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2005, 04:03:28 AM »
I used to use GetRight too, but now prefer http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/ - it works perfectly with the FlashGet extension for Firefox.

I find it kinda silly that lots of companies now add BT support to their programs. Might be ok for Joe B. Loodynewbie though who only downloads 3 torrents a year...

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Re: NEW: Getright Pro Update with Bit Torrent Support
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2005, 04:24:28 AM »
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Might be ok for Joe B. Loodynewbie though who only downloads 3 torrents a year...

Sounds like me ....

Actually I think it is a good way to encourage people that BT is not 'threatening' - I know I felt very suspicious when I first saw what it does - especially after all the problems with other filesharing systems with porn and viruses.

One thing of interest I haven't seen elsewhere:

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In a unique and very cool feature, when downloading from BitTorrent, GetRight can also simultaneously download the file from HTTP and/or FTP servers as well, putting all the pieces from all the different sources together into one complete file. This can greatly increase your speed downloading a file, especially when downloading from a Torrent where few peers have the file. And since the pieces you get via HTTP/FTP are shared out to the BitTorrent peers, this helps everyone! Nothing special is needed for the HTTP/FTP server.
How do you get this to work? Simple: if a website lists both a Torrent and a HTTP/FTP download for a file, just click them both.

« Last Edit: November 01, 2005, 04:27:00 AM by CarolHaynes »

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Re: NEW: Getright Pro Update with Bit Torrent Support
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2005, 04:47:25 AM »
Actually I think it is a good way to encourage people that BT is not 'threatening' - I know I felt very suspicious when I first saw what it does - especially after all the problems with other filesharing systems with porn and viruses.
That may be the only good thing about that :)

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One thing of interest I haven't seen elsewhere:

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In a unique and very cool feature, when downloading from BitTorrent, GetRight can also simultaneously download the file from HTTP and/or FTP servers as well, putting all the pieces from all the different sources together into one complete file. This can greatly increase your speed downloading a file, especially when downloading from a Torrent where few peers have the file. And since the pieces you get via HTTP/FTP are shared out to the BitTorrent peers, this helps everyone! Nothing special is needed for the HTTP/FTP server.
How do you get this to work? Simple: if a website lists both a Torrent and a HTTP/FTP download for a file, just click them both.

Well, the reason you never saw that before is that this is totally unnecessary. I believe that for more than 99.99% of all torrents the data is ONLY available as a torrent. BT was designed to get the load off of central servers, so this 'feature' really is counter-productive...  :(

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Re: NEW: Getright Pro Update with Bit Torrent Support
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2005, 06:29:03 AM »
yeah, i wouldn't call it counterproductive, but i would call it VERY unlikely to ever be of use.