uTorrent DS?

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by mad maniak, May 17, 2009.

May 17, 2009

uTorrent DS? by mad maniak at 8:03 PM (7,243 Views / 0 Likes) 59 replies

  1. mad maniak
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    Edit: to stop all the "torrentz on dsz ar impsibble u noonb!1 lololldflold" comments, I want to note that this topic is no longer about the (possibility of) making a uTorrent application for the DS, but only a uTorrent "remote" for the DS. Thank you.

    Would it be possible/is anyone interested in creating such a thing?
    I know DS connection is pretty slow, but up to 25 KB/s is possible... also, speed doesn't really matter when you leave it on a night.

    It would be great on vacation (in a free-WiFi hotel for example, or camping next to the McDonald's [​IMG] ).

    But is it even possible? (Technologically speaking.)

    Share your thoughts (please!),
    MM

    PS: I do not endorse software pirating in any way. [​IMG]
     


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    Yes it is possible but i doubt anyone would make it.
     
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    I have heard it would be possible. But there aren't any coders who want to work on something almost nobody would use because of the speed (i guess)
     
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    utorrent needs 7 mb ram so this is nearly 2 times what the ds haves as ram also the processor needs to be i got 2.4GHZ procesor it use 2% 0.048 ghz = 48 mhz the procces of the ds is strong enough only there isnt enough ram and also slot ram is not very fast utorrent for the dsi is ok i think that one has 16 mb ram
    edit : also the wifi speed of the dsi is greater how much exactly idk
     
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    Please elaborate; why is that?

    I am sure weirder things were made in the past.
     
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    ok to dutch

    mad kijk the ds is erg traag als je iets via een torrent download zo iemand dat liever via een pc doen aangezien dat de torrents meestal gebruikt worden voor over de 1gb
     
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    I don't think anybody on these forums condemns piracy. [​IMG] (maybe the term you're looking for is endorse?)

    Anyhow, as you mentioned, DS' wireless hardware is very slow (only up to 2 Mbit/s, that's 256 Kbytes/s - and that's just a theoretical maximum; realistically, you will only reach speed half that), not to mention a weak CPU and RAM which probably couldn't handle the BitTorrent protocol itself. Now, with DSi, it might be possible, although it's still quite unlikely. Not to mention DSi hasn't been properly hacked yet. [​IMG]
     
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    It would still be useful to download music albums of ~70 MB. As I said, just leave the thing on for a night. =)
     
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    i dont think our album would be downloaded by one night sleeping
     
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    If it would download at an average of 10 Kb/s, it would take 1,94 hours to download a 70MB album.
     
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    1) The DS's WiFi is very unstable, and it would be unpredictable how long it could connect for.
    2) Due to how it works, it would wear out any storage device prettty quickly. I.e. read-write every few seconds.

    A sensible idea, would to be disabling seeding (and increasing that connection) , but that would condone leeching, which I hate.
     
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    Another train of thought is to use a DS web browser in conjunction with uTorrent's WebUI function. This allows you to manage uTorrent from a different computer. eg, I use it on my netbook to remotely start large downloads on my desktop.
     
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    Possible but what for? Why not just download to your computer straight to the SD card?
     
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    Because he doesn't have a computer in his hotel.
     
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    Use the libtorrent client for DSLinux.
     
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    thats still in beta tho
     
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    Beta > non-existent
     
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    beta= not stable
     
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    Uh, thanks for sharing your great intellect?
     
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    I know this isn't quite the idea that the OP had in mind but someone could create a uTorrent WebUI client, sorta like what someone did on Windows (Google uRemote), That way users could control their torrents from their DS, see the status and everything while it's downloading on their PC. It could be realitively easy if someone could use PALib's Web Downloading routines and parsing routines. along with finding a way to authenticate using HTTP's Basic Authentication method.
     

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