Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Number crunching

I looked over the amount of stuff I released over the last two-and-something months and couldn't resist to crunch the numbers in a spreadsheet.

Here's the result:
  • In the short time of less than three months I managed to seed 16 anime series and one manga.
  • The most popular download to day was Serei no Moribito (6,16 gb), which was snatched 548 times and has currently 17 leechers.
  • Least popular was Banner of the Stars (5,65 gb) with 78 snatches and 6 current leechers (this series is really good! Get it now !).
  • When assuming that all current leechers will finish their downloads, we get a total of 4664 completed downloads.
  • This amounts to 18458,67 GB of data - or over 18 terabytes.

That's pretty impressive. Imagine a PC filled with 37 500gb harddrives and you can picture the amount of data we are talking about.

And now I'll show you the reason why the inventor of bittorrent has earned his place in bit-heaven.
  • I'm seeding with 50 kb/s max. This means I need about 5 hours and 30 minutes to upload just 1 GB.
  • Without bittorrent or similiar p2p techniques you'd have to rely on a traditional fileserver.
  • If you'd want to download 18 TB of data (i.e. 18458,37gb) from a 50 kb/s fileserver, you'd have to leech for 102548,14 hours. That's more than 11 years of constant leeching instead of the elapsed two months.

Effective speed advantage:
Bittorrent : Fileserver
70 : 1

And thats not even considering that I don't a) constantly seed and b) I'm leeching (and thus seeding) other stuff myself.

And the punchline ?
Well, I gave you 11 years worth of downloads (ok, i admit the thousands of downloaders helped a little, too), so the least you can do is seed what you leeched !

If you tend to keep the downloaded stuff then please occasionally check the seeding status of my torrents and help seeding when you find an active torrent with zero seeds.

Cheers !

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR HARD WORK!

Anonymous said...

Hey! Appreciate what you're doing man!

Arcaas said...

ano saa, the torrents you are doing are iphone ready, does that mean you downscale the files? which normally are 640x480 or 704x396

DirtyFinger said...

yes, the movies will be scaled to the most aproriate iphone resolution.
the resulting resolution depends on the source format, however.

the native iphone resolution is 480x320 and most series don't have the decency to come out in that size.
When i get extra subtitles then I usually resize it so that it meets or/and tops the native resolution. Then I crop either the sides or the bottom parts.

If the source has the subs hard encoded then i just resize it to one of the supported resolutions and let the iphone handle the zooming.

李小 said...

Well, I gaveBuy Guild wars 2 CD KEY you 11 years worth of downloads (ok, i admit the thousands of downloaders helped a little, too), so the least you can do is MOP Keyseed what you leeched !

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