Bittorrent peer-to-peer downloading is cooperative downloading
. Unlike server-hosted downloading, which may crash if too many people try to
download the same files at the same time, with bidirectional
bittorrent downloading, more people downloading (swarming) actually means faster downloads.
However, a big disadvantage with bittorrent is that when a file is new, there is only one "seeder" and so downloading for everyone
is slow, especially for big files. Until several people have downloaded a major portion of a bittorrent download and can then act
as new "seeders", bittorent downloads will be slower than server-hosted downloads. OTOH, once there are several "seeders", the reverse is true and
bittorrent starts to shine in both speed and reliability of transfers.
For this 21GB Star Trek Fan Film collection
, we try to create a shortcut
to more quickly ensure that there are many bittorrent full
or partial seeders
available. By having several people download several of these large files directly from the Google Drive Cloud
making them available to others using bittorrent software, we can provide fast bittorrent
downloads to more people faster.
So, more people across the world can then enjoy these Star Trek Fan Films.
Notice: All files are of copyrighted not-for-profit Star Trek
inspired Fan Films. CBS owns the rights to the original Star Trek
and has been
very liberal with these fan film derivatives. None of these files may be sold individually or as a collection under penalty of
By downloading these files, you agree to help
other Star Trek fans by background seeding the files using your bittorrent
software (μTorrent, etc.) for a few hours each day for one week or longer.