why hasn't bittorrent sync caught on for file sharing?
With usenet being flooded with takedowns and bittorrent so slow and hit and miss with older content I have been wondering why no one has used bitorrent sync for file sharing? It is my understanding that sync can be used with any file type any file size and it only takes a few seconds to sync and you can put a million files in one directory. You could put the media servers in the cloud or even use tor. The only other thing you would need would be a index site with the passkeys sounds like a file shares dream come true unless i'm missing something.
Sounds like a complicated version of megaupload? Which are used to host files, but got a little nervous when Megaupload got taken down.
Reasons for not using it:
Fragmentation: Too many companies offering it. One subscription wouldn't cut it.
BitTorrent itself is trying to dissaccociate itself from its pirating reputation, they probably actively monitor their servers for content.
It be like megaupload but much faster imagine getting a full blu-ray in seconds.. It wouldn't matter really if a server shutdown if we had a good index like pirate bay there could be many servers indexed and thats also why you would want to hide servers in tor or something .
I have a 75/35 FIOS connection and it's a little over 1GB/minute for me on full throttle.
it's not actually downloaded on your pc is just synced to your pc that's why it's called bittorrent sync
What exactly do you think "sync" means? No matter where that blu ray is in the world, if I want a local copy (e.g. available offline for local playback) it's not going to available "in seconds".
Now, if by "sync" you mean available for streaming in seconds, that's something else entirely but I fail to see how the masses will make use of a blu ray rip at the full bitstream rate without some pretty good connectivity, etc. -- ♬ Dragon of good fortune struggles with the trickster Fox ♬
Now, if by "sync" you mean available for streaming in seconds, that's something else entirely but I fail to see how the masses will make use of a blu ray rip at the full bitstream rate without some pretty good connectivity, etc.