Busted? All P2P downloads seem blocked

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#1

I have been a happy d/l camper for a couple of years. Suddenly, all of my uTorrent video downloads showed red on the download arrow. NADA coming through.

To double check, I went to a second P2P site and tried to d/l a small non-video file. ZAPPED!

I have read the MMPS finds out the IP address of some downloaders by posting a fake file and then writes the ISP and says they should/must block the downloads for this user. I’m wondering if this is the case with me.

And then for the frosting on the cake, I went to bite the bullet and pay for the episodes of “Lost” I wanted only to find out that since I’m not in the U.S. at the moment (relaxing in Mexico), I can’t even buy them.

I may try another client (other than uTorrent) and see if there is a change.

Any thoughts appreciated.

Thanks.


#2

In uTorrent try Protocol Encryption set to Forced. That’s in Preferences -> Bittorrent. It’s a way of overcoming traffic shaping (throttling back) of torrent downloads.


#3

Talosian,

I’m sure you know this, but most videos stores like iTunes, etc (even the websites of the major networks) won’t work outside of the US. I believe it has to do with international copyrights and release times for popular shows. One way to go around this is to connect to a US server (e.g. using a VPN) and then you can download the materials…

Good luck!