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Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2005 16:22:16 GMT
From: David Taylor <>
Subject: Re: Normal people cannot download from Bittorent

> Normal people without much computer experience will NOT be able to download from bittorent. Of course they will, it's hardly any different from working out that "Media player is unable to play the media file" due to a missing Divx/Xvid Codec. Can "normal" people work out what to do given a few instructions? Here's the instructions for Bittorrent:- Step 1. "You will need to install a bittorrent client, click HERE to download one" Step 2. "Click on the link to download the video" Done. Yes some people may have to forward a port on their router or configure the PC into the DMZ, some will some won't but right now you have a bigger problem than deciding whether the world is capable of loading a client instead of downloading a huge pile of data from just one overloaded site! The solution is there, if you choose not to take it then I give up and will not make any more suggestions but good luck in finding the bandwidth you need. I can't help but think that you're looking for problems and not the solution. If it makes you feel any better, why not continue to host them but also offer bittorrent links? I just wonder how many "normal" people find them on your site in the first place instead of being newsgroup readers who are typically not what I would put into the normal "I just read the bbc or my portal site and check my email" category anyway. You shouldn't assume that everyone has little or no ability although to continue to attempt to solve their problem is commendable! :) David.

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