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Why is my ratio still low when I am seeding?

Asked by justanswerthequestion (106points) March 10th, 2010
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I am probably seeding 5 torrents however my ratio is extremely low. Do you think I have to change something in my options so I can seed? THANKS:)

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the100thmonkey's avatar

Have you forwarded the ports correctly? If you’re not connectable, your ratio will stay low.

What’s your upstream bandwidth? Seeding 5 torrents at once seems a bit excessive. I like to seed individual torrents to a good ratio then delete it, and unpause another torrent.

noyesa's avatar

Normally your upload rate will be much slower than your download rate, so seeding to 1.0 should take much longer than downloading the files in the first place. I usually limit the number of files I’m seeding to one at a time to ensure that I seed it completely before bogging down my upstream with other seeding activities.

Set your BitTorrent client to stop seeding a torrent after your ratio for the individual torrent has reached 1.0 and just forget about it.

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@noyesa how do i do that?

noyesa's avatar

@justanswerthequestion Depends on your client. I use Transmission and in Preferences > Transfers > Management there’s a checkbox for “Stop seeding at ratio: ” and I entered 1.0.

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@noyesa I am using Utorrent or Vuze. But thanks

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