How To Run Btfriend In Windows
This page explains how to run the btfriend.py
mentioned at the Helping
page for always automatically
seeding the most urgently seed-needing movies.
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1. Download and install Python
2. Install Bittorrent source code
Download the Bittorrent source code from the official
homepage of Bittorrent: http://bitconjurer.org/BitTorrent/download.html
Extract the downloaded package in an appropriate directory
such as: C:\bittorrent
This is needed by btfriend.py
, and it also provides
the handy btlaunchmany
program that downloads+uploads
many files simultaneously without user intervention.
3. Download btfriend.py
is the program that periodically checks the
tracker for list of movies that most urgently need seeding.
It downloads the .torrent files automatically and juggles them
to have btlaunchmany
always uploading the most important
set of movies.
and copy it to your bittorrent source directory, specified in step 2.
4. Run the programs
Open a Dos shell (MS-DOS prompt, or whatever), then browse to where
your videos are or want to be. Make sure there is no .torrent
Example, if your directory is D:\VIDEOS
, then you should type:
To start the seeder, type:
start C:\bittorrent\btlaunchmany.py D:\videos
is the directory of Bittorrent source (see step 2)
is where your videos are or want to be.
To start the seed controller, type:
Instead of retyping all of these commands every time
your Windows has crashed, you can create a batch file that contains
the commands. You can make the batch file as a quickstart icon
for easy access.
The batch file can look like this:
start c:\bittorrent\btlaunchmany.py . --max_upload_rate 5
What happens now is that the btfriend.py
process will be
keeping track of which movies to seed, and saving/deleting
automatically the appropriate .torrent files in your movie
in this example)
will be seeding all movies
whose .torrent files appear in the given directory.
You can monitor the traffic amounts in the btlaunchmany
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