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Old 07-10-2005, 09:14 PM   #1
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bttorrent download

I'm use bttorrent to download files by "" on linux console.I'm having trouble opening files I downloaded. I downloaded files on with "????? .rmvb" but actual are chinese file name.I'm come for china.
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How do I download torrent file includes chinese filename file?

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Old 07-12-2005, 07:16 AM   #2
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i'm a little confused about your problem. What kinds of files are you downloading? What are you trying to open them with?

It sounds like you downloaded them just fine, in which case bit torrent really has nothing to do with the issue whatsoever.

the "file" command should be helpful. It can tell you the original filename, and filetype of any file on your system. Run it on some of the things you downloaded, and you will know what they are.
Old 07-12-2005, 07:41 AM   #3
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Thank you for yours reply.

I want to download file is:

When downloading ,you will find that filename is "????????????A.rmvb".And BitTorrent come out with an error message saying "This .torrent file has been created with a broken tool and has incorrectly encoded filenames. The names used may still be correct."

"Realone player" software can open the .rmvb file. It is a movie file.

I think my question was independent of "file" command.
Old 07-12-2005, 07:55 AM   #4
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Do you mean the filename has chinese characters in it? when saving just rename it to something else like <movietitle>.rmvb
Old 07-21-2005, 08:32 AM   #5
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ethics, the problem with your strategy is that you cannot then upload the file (which is the point of Bittorrent after all-- sharing, remember), because it is no longer the same file that is named in the torrent that everybody else who wants to download it has.

yoursmile, if Bittorrent itself says that the torrent was created with a broken tool, and therefore has incorrectly encoded the filename, then that's most likely exactly what has happened. There's not much-- actually nothing-- you can do about that (unless you want to create a new torrent for the file and re-seed it), and you should be grateful that you can get the file at all and that it works OK.

There's also a much-less-likely possibility that Bittorrent only thinks the file's encoding is broken because your system does not support the character encoding that it uses (such as UTF-8, or Big5, or heaven knows what). In which case, you can add support for other language encodings to your distribution (whatever distribution that may be-- filling in the "Distribution" section of your profile would be helpful here), but that's beyond the scope of this reply, except to say that you might consider adding a few Chinese character fonts to the system-- the problem could also be simply that your system has no fonts that contain the characters that the file is named with, so can't display the name at all.

Myself, this is one of the many reasons that I use Azureus, when I have any need for such things, despite the program's sometimes-annoying Java dependency. It has a neat feature which allows you to choose what character encoding to use if the file can be displayed using more than one such. You might want to take a look at it.


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