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post #451 of 695
Not that this info going to be very helpful, but I had no issues at all downloading the full (BD50) disc. It worked perfectly on the first try. I was using a desktop PC, running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. It has a wired connection to my router. Using uTorrent as my torrent client.

My own experience makes me think that there isn't anything wrong with the torrent itself, but some sort of configuration issue that is plaguing some users here. Perhaps some security issue, such as a firewall, or something. Maybe some interference of some sort (whether intentional or not) from certain ISP's? Sorry I can't be more helpful.
post #452 of 695

Don't worry, we like hearing that something works every once in a while.

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Michael

post #453 of 695
Did you make sure the Windows Firewall turned off on those computers to see if that was the problem?
post #454 of 695
^ Yes, firewalls were turned off on all computers. I could download the Reference 1 disc with no issues on all three computers. I just couldn't download the full Reference 2 disc for some reason.
post #455 of 695
Glad to hear that I'm not the only one with the connection issue smile.gif
I've tried all the files on different computers with different OS and firewall combinations, but all on the same network going through the same router. I'll try to get on a different network today.
I was also able to to get the Disk 1 with no problem.

I could see if no other torrents would not work, but I can torrent anything else just fine. I'm puzzled why this torrent is proving difficult.

I'll keep checking.
Anyone with a copy willing to host a FTP session for me to grab it? smile.gif

-Mike
post #456 of 695
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Originally Posted by Bigham16 View Post

^ Yes, firewalls were turned off on all computers. I could download the Reference 1 disc with no issues on all three computers. I just couldn't download the full Reference 2 disc for some reason.

That was my case also, but like I said, it worked fine on my laptop, over wifi..
post #457 of 695
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Originally Posted by MikeRich View Post

Anyone with a copy willing to host a FTP session for me to grab it? smile.gif

-Mike

I setup a https server for bluone before we figured out a solution. The problem with the downloading it via https you had to click each rar file to get the whole file...I couldn't figure out how to set it as one click to download. I can't re-rar the entire disc as its on my server.
post #458 of 695
thanks. I'm totally stumped. It may be some port forwarding issue, but all my other torrents work. I'll keep at it.
post #459 of 695
I wonder if your ISP is filtering bit torrent traffic. You can enable Encryption in the Utorrent options to mask the data. That way your ISP just sees you are d/l a lot of data but they cant sniff it to see what type of data it is.
Assuming you use Utorrent, open Utorrent and hit CTRL P to open the options (or just go to Options-Preferences) then click on Bit Torrent in the list on the left side, and in Protocol Encryption select Enabled from the dropdown menu. I have "Allow incoming legacy connections" checked also.

I think it was mentioned earlier in the thread, but go in the Options and go to Connection, and make sure "Randomize Port each Start" is not checked. Then make sure whatever port is listed is the one that is forwarded in your router.

Another thing you can check is just try to download a different torrent, try anything, and old TV show or something, just to see if the problem is still there for different torrent files and not just the demo disc torrents.

I will be starting to seed again on July 1st, I'm only allowed 275gig/month bandwidth and I'm near my cap for this month so I had to shut it down.

Good Luck!
post #460 of 695
Thanks for the feedback.

I had all of those setting in my config and I'm able to get any other torrent.

I'm wondering if my torrent file is somehow corrupt.
post #461 of 695
Could someone who has successfully downloaded any of the Vol 2 disks please post 1 of torrent txt file they used? I'd like to confirm that I'm doing something crazy when renaming the text file.

-Mike
post #462 of 695
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Originally Posted by MikeRich View Post

Could someone who has successfully downloaded any of the Vol 2 disks please post 1 of torrent txt file they used? I'd like to confirm that I'm doing something crazy when renaming the text file.

-Mike

They're all in the first few posts of this thread. All you need to do is take off (delete) "DELETE.TXT" at the end of the file name. Then save but not as a txt file (change the drop down menu for file type when you're saving the file to "other)". Save to your desktop, you should have a green u torrent icon, then open u torrent, and select that file to launch. If it just hangs at "finding/connecting to peers" or something like that, then it won't work. You'll need access to another PC to get these files then..
post #463 of 695
Also never hurts to use the check ports feature in utorrent to ensure there are no connection problems with the program.
post #464 of 695
I got the file to work. When saving the file, it should not saved as text file. (thanks to the post above).
I think the problem may be that when I opened the file in the text editor, the default extension is .txt.
-Mike
post #465 of 695

See, Blu, all your aggravation paid off! Now you're an authority!

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The School of Hard Knocks is a b*tch, ain't it?!

 

Good luck, Mike.

I'm sure you'll find it was worth the effort.

post #466 of 695
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Originally Posted by LastButNotLeast View Post

See, Blu, all your aggravation paid off! Now you're an authority!
wink.gif
The School of Hard Knocks is a b*tch, ain't it?!

Good luck, Mike.
I'm sure you'll find it was worth the effort.

Hahah rightt wink.gif

That's what I like about AVS, mostly.. is people helping others, especially when sometimes we all know the sh*t being asked couldn't be answered promptly anywhere else, even with the Internet.. So thx for your help and I'm glad I could help others, everyone with a 'system' should have this disc, A MUST HAVE if you're into reference level video and sound, movies, music cool.gif
post #467 of 695
Quote:
Originally Posted by LastButNotLeast View Post

See, Blu, all your aggravation paid off! Now you're an authority!
wink.gif
The School of Hard Knocks is a b*tch, ain't it?!

Yup! Reminds me of a favourite quote.

"Experience is something you never have until after you need it!"
post #468 of 695
I just want to say thank you for all the hard work that went into making this disc.

Between the first Demo disc and now this second one, I have the absolute best demo material to show off in my dedicated theater and couldn't be happier.

I would like to know if anyone knows of a good 3D demo disc though?

I haven't been able to find one.

It'd be absolutely AWESOME if these guys could either add a 3D demo section to the reference 2 disc or if there is enough good 3D content, create a new 3D only Demo Disc.

I sure would appreciate it.

I'd like to get some feedback from others here to see if I'm in the minority on wishing for a good 3D demo disc as I feel I may be since I cannot find any.

It'd be nice to have clips that show off pop-out, depth, and have different formats like Frame Packed, SBS, Top/Bottom, etc for testing and comparison, but mostly just a bunch of the best 3D clips from music and the few concerts that exist.

Thanks again and I truly appreciate all the time and effort that went into creating these discs.

--Jason
post #469 of 695
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Originally Posted by jevansoh View Post

I just want to say thank you for all the hard work that went into making this disc.

Between the first Demo disc and now this second one, I have the absolute best demo material to show off in my dedicated theater and couldn't be happier.

I would like to know if anyone knows of a good 3D demo disc though?

I haven't been able to find one.

It'd be absolutely AWESOME if these guys could either add a 3D demo section to the reference 2 disc or if there is enough good 3D content, create a new 3D only Demo Disc.

I sure would appreciate it.

I'd like to get some feedback from others here to see if I'm in the minority on wishing for a good 3D demo disc as I feel I may be since I cannot find any.

It'd be nice to have clips that show off pop-out, depth, and have different formats like Frame Packed, SBS, Top/Bottom, etc for testing and comparison, but mostly just a bunch of the best 3D clips from music and the few concerts that exist.

Thanks again and I truly appreciate all the time and effort that went into creating these discs.

--Jason

Yeah good point on the 3D thing !

Probably not enough for a disc but definetely a nice section, although I don't think the whole thing (all of Ref 2 sections) would then fit on a BD50..

I'm not that much into 3D yet, the only one I can recommend is already well established has a great 3D BD - Avatar. I'm sure Art of Flight 3D would also have some great scenes, currently waiting to get that one from Australia..
post #470 of 695
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Originally Posted by Blu_One View Post

Yeah good point on the 3D thing !

Probably not enough for a disc but definetely a nice section, although I don't think the whole thing (all of Ref 2 sections) would then fit on a BD50..

I'm not that much into 3D yet, the only one I can recommend is already well established has a great 3D BD - Avatar. I'm sure Art of Flight 3D would also have some great scenes, currently waiting to get that one from Australia..

There are definitely a lot of specific scenes people like in 3D. As a film, Avatar is all around stunning in 3D. Hard to pick out specific scenes. That is a case of "all around good" for 3D.

People have mentioned scenes like the big (Potato?) Cod in "Under the Sea", as well as some of the small underwater snake scenes in that same disc are excellent "pop out" examples. It also has some amazing depth examples which simulates what it is like when you look around while you do underwater diving, where if you focus on the background it really feels like you adjust your eyes and see a depth I've never seen on any other disc.

The animated 3D film "Sammy's Adventure" is regarded as some of the best "Pop Out" 3D on a disc. I own it but haven't watched it yet so I can't attest to examples.
In Prometheus, the scene where they are viewing the 3D Map on the holographic table is good
I think the introduction of "Life of Pi" at the Zoo is a very pretty 3D scene
post #471 of 695
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Originally Posted by Blu_One View Post

They're all in the first few posts of this thread. All you need to do is take off (delete) "DELETE.TXT" at the end of the file name. Then save but not as a txt file (change the drop down menu for file type when you're saving the file to "other)". Save to your desktop, you should have a green u torrent icon, then open u torrent, and select that file to launch. If it just hangs at "finding/connecting to peers" or something like that, then it won't work. You'll need access to another PC to get these files then..

I'm new to this and have a question about deleting the "DELETE.TXT". When I double clicked on the first two discs, I never had the option to delete the extension on the file name. It just started downloading. It appears to have been successful, but now I'm concerned that these files won't be usable. Did I do something wrong, or is this something that needs to be deleted at a later time? Sorry for the noob question (never used utorrent before).
Thanks!
post #472 of 695
Thread Starter 
^^^

First you download these files from this forum to your computer. If you double click from this forum it will just download the file.
Once you have the files saved to your hardrive, then you need to delete/rename the file... removing the ".DELETE.TXT" Including the "." You should be left with the name of the file an a ".torrent" extension. To rename the file you could just right click the file, move to rename and click renamed. Once the file is fully highlighted you can just delete the ".DELETE.TXT" portion.
With the correct extension you can just double click on the file and the client torrent software should open the torrent file and start downloading. The torrent client software needs to be installed in your computer.
The download torrent file is a compressed file (RAR). Once the download finishes it needs to be un-compressed by using WinRAR or similar software. Once un-compressed you should have a standard BDMV folder structure. This structure is the one you use to burn of play the disc/files.
post #473 of 695
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Originally Posted by superleo View Post

^^^

First you download these files from this forum to your computer. If you double click from this forum it will just download the file.
Once you have the files saved to your hardrive, then you need to delete/rename the file... removing the ".DELETE.TXT" Including the "." You should be left with the name of the file an a ".torrent" extension. To rename the file you could just right click the file, move to rename and click renamed. Once the file is fully highlighted you can just delete the ".DELETE.TXT" portion.
With the correct extension you can just double click on the file and the client torrent software should open the torrent file and start downloading. The torrent client software needs to be installed in your computer.
The download torrent file is a compressed file (RAR). Once the download finishes it needs to be un-compressed by using WinRAR or similar software. Once un-compressed you should have a standard BDMV folder structure. This structure is the one you use to burn of play the disc/files.

Leo,
I appreciate your quick reply. I guess my confusion is that I did download all of the program files. Once I did that, I went and double clicked on the first disc file (I actually went and hovered over it with my mouse and double clicked):

Reference 2 Bass FINAL.torrent.DELETE.TXT

I did not change any file name. But it did procede to download something for several hours for a total of 5+ GB. I did this for the Bass and for the Surround file. Are you saying that what I downloaded is basically no good and I need to do this again?
Thanks
post #474 of 695
Thread Starter 
^^^

If your downloaded file is an RAR extension file, then these are probably fine. I would un-packed them and see what you get. If you get the BDMV folders then you should be fine.
post #475 of 695
Quote:
Originally Posted by superleo View Post

^^^

If your downloaded file is an RAR extension file, then these are probably fine. I would un-packed them and see what you get. If you get the BDMV folders then you should be fine.

Yes they have the .rar extension so I think I'm good. Appreciate all the work you put into this and your willingness to help. Thanks!
post #476 of 695
Great work. Am just a lurker but this kind of effort has to be appreciated. Thanks a lot to all stakeholders who have put in the hard work.
post #477 of 695

Stop lurking. Start downloading.

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Welcome aboard.

post #478 of 695
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Originally Posted by KK in CT View Post


I'm new to this and have a question about deleting the "DELETE.TXT". When I double clicked on the first two discs, I never had the option to delete the extension on the file name. It just started downloading. It appears to have been successful, but now I'm concerned that these files won't be usable. Did I do something wrong, or is this something that needs to be deleted at a later time? Sorry for the noob question (never used utorrent before).
Thanks!

Glad it worked. For those for whom it doesn't (or who may just be confused), here's a zip of the same torrent:

 

 

RARed_Reference_2_BD50.zip 103k .zip file
post #479 of 695
Quote:
Originally Posted by LastButNotLeast View Post

Glad it worked. For those for whom it doesn't (or who may just be confused), here's a zip of the same torrent:


RARed_Reference_2_BD50.zip 103k .zip file

Well I thought I was doing well, got through to burning the disc. But it seems my blu ray player (Panasonic DMP-BDT210) does not want to cooperate. When I put the disc in, it goes to a black screen for about 30 seconds and then just kicks back to the player's home menu.

I'm assuming I just have one of the Panasonic players that will not playl these BD9 discs?
post #480 of 695

Someone with your player model may chip in, but the usual suggestions are to run the files you have through multiAVCHD (see post #2) and, when you burn the disc, to change its name to AVCHD.

Good luck.

p.s. This is why I use re-writables. wink.gif

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