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OC ReMix BitTorrent Distribution: Issues; also SEEDERS WANTED

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When is the next torrent scheduled for? OCR02750 was posted exactly 1 year after OCR02500 - if that rate keeps up, will we be seeing another torrent (2501-3000) about a year from now, or the existing 2001-2500 one extended to 2001-2750 sometime sooner?

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I'm not sure if this has been asked for (a search didn't give anything helpful), but is there an RSS feed for the torrents on the tracker?

I have a seedbox on a 1Gbit line which is rarely 100% used, and I like being able to support OCR torrents. Since I really don't come onto the site very often, and emails of new torrents can be sent a fair amount of time after a new torrent is uploaded, I would love to be able to subscribe to the RSS feed directly from my seedbox. This would allow it to immediately begin downloading (and seeding) new torrents as they're uploaded.

It's no big deal if there isn't one, but I wanted to ask to make sure.

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I'm not sure if this has been asked for (a search didn't give anything helpful), but is there an RSS feed for the torrents on the tracker?

I have a seedbox on a 1Gbit line which is rarely 100% used, and I like being able to support OCR torrents. Since I really don't come onto the site very often, and emails of new torrents can be sent a fair amount of time after a new torrent is uploaded, I would love to be able to subscribe to the RSS feed directly from my seedbox. This would allow it to immediately begin downloading (and seeding) new torrents as they're uploaded.

It's no big deal if there isn't one, but I wanted to ask to make sure.

That SHOULD be doable - at some point. Not a high priority at the moment, but we'll log as a feature request!

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Hi,

Just wondering if there are any plans to release a 2501 - 3000 torrent (or a 2000 - 3000 torrent) or if I should just go ahead and download the 2000 - 2500 torrent and get the rest one by one from the site.

Thanks

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Hello everybody!

This is my first post here. I'm a huge fan of OC Remix since like 2005 and I'm really glad for the new torrent, but I have a problem. I started using the old ones and I renamed all the songs, tagged it and such in my own way and I only have the songs from OCR00001-OCR01900. The selecting process (I mean finding the ones I already have) might took weeks or even more and I'd like to skip that part of my life. So, I'd like to ask for some help getting the songs from OCR01900 to OCR03000. :???: Pretty please. :)

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Hello everybody!

This is my first post here. I'm a huge fan of OC Remix since like 2005 and I'm really glad for the new torrent, but I have a problem. I started using the old ones and I renamed all the songs, tagged it and such in my own way and I only have the songs from OCR00001-OCR01900. The selecting process (I mean finding the ones I already have) might took weeks or even more and I'd like to skip that part of my life. So, I'd like to ask for some help getting the songs from OCR01900 to OCR03000. :???: Pretty please. :)

There's no way of doing so without paying someone or asking someone to write a script for you.

You could just download all 3000, then delete the duplicates before 1900.

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Might have been mentioned already, somewhere, but after downloading this new torrent, one file, Terminal_Velocity_Proxima_Path_OC_ReMix.mp3, seems to have the wrong tags: Both the Title and Album fields are wrong, and the Comment field looks strange too (it says "www.vgmix.com").

EDIT: This is my 4th post in the last 12 months, and it's one where I tell you that you've screwed up. I am a terrible person.

EDIT2: Ok, it looks like it's been fixed now.

EDIT3: Negative, it's still wrong, but only in Rhythmbox.

Edited by Dafydd

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Might have been mentioned already, somewhere, but after downloading this new torrent, one file, Terminal_Velocity_Proxima_Path_OC_ReMix.mp3, seems to have the wrong tags: Both the Title and Album fields are wrong, and the Comment field looks strange too (it says "www.vgmix.com").

EDIT: This is my 4th post in the last 12 months, and it's one where I tell you that you've screwed up. I am a terrible person.

EDIT2: Ok, it looks like it's been fixed now.

Yep, it wasn't us... it was YOU! :lol:

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I downloaded the torrent on a machine that had never had OCReMixes on it before, and only one of the files came out with the wrong tags (as opened in Rhythmbox, Ubuntu's default music player). I don't know how it could have happened unless the file was wrong in the torrent, or somehow, the file still contained old tags that would only show up in Rhythmbox. I'll have to try to open that same file on that machine tomorrow.

EDIT: Found it by using a HEX editor: at 0x00011ea2, i.e. 73378 bytes from the start of the file, it says vgmix.com. A few bytes ahead of this, it says "APETAGEX", followed by the same info I saw in Rhythmbox, so I guess it's an APE tag (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/APE_tag). Never heard of it before, but it looks like it can exist side-by-side with the ID3 tag in the same file and that Rhythmbox gives it higher priority than the ID3 (which, according to Winamp, starts at byte 73423). Since this was the only file that Rhythmbox treated differently, I'm guessing it's the only file in the torrent that has an APE tag.

Interestingly, Winamp can supposedly read APEv2 tags, but they don't show up for this file. Maybe the tag has been corrupted somehow, or it's an APEv1 tag? I guess leaving it in won't exactly hurt (unless someone else uses Rhythmbox, or another player that behaves like it, and reports the same thing I just did), but for consistency, it would be better to remove it, whenever time so allows.

Edited by Dafydd

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I downloaded the torrent on a machine that had never had OCReMixes on it before, and only one of the files came out with the wrong tags (as opened in Rhythmbox, Ubuntu's default music player). I don't know how it could have happened unless the file was wrong in the torrent, or somehow, the file still contained old tags that would only show up in Rhythmbox. I'll have to try to open that same file on that machine tomorrow.

EDIT: Found it by using a HEX editor: at 0x00011ea2, i.e. 73378 bytes from the start of the file, it says vgmix.com. A few bytes ahead of this, it says "APETAGEX", followed by the same info I saw in Rhythmbox, so I guess it's an APE tag (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/APE_tag). Never heard of it before, but it looks like it can exist side-by-side with the ID3 tag in the same file and that Rhythmbox gives it higher priority than the ID3 (which, according to Winamp, starts at byte 73423). Since this was the only file that Rhythmbox treated differently, I'm guessing it's the only file in the torrent that has an APE tag.

Interestingly, Winamp can supposedly read APEv2 tags, but they don't show up for this file. Maybe the tag has been corrupted somehow, or it's an APEv1 tag? I guess leaving it in won't exactly hurt (unless someone else uses Rhythmbox and reports the same thing I just did), but for consistency, it would be better to remove it, whenever time so allows.

Is it the same file? The Terminal Velocity mix? Or something different?

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Yep, same one! It was never "fixed" like I thought it was, the same file just looked ok in Winamp after I re-downloaded that one file from the torrent... but it's still wrong in Rhythmbox. Maybe fixing it is as easy as overwriting that part of the file with zeroes, but it's probably a better idea to find a tool that can strip the file of the APE tag. I don't know what you've been using to tag all these MP3s so far (and I really hope you weren't using Winamp :lol:), but it looks like EasyTAG (https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/EasyTAG) or Mp3tag (http://www.mp3tag.de/en/download.html) can do the job. Both are free and run on Windows. I've tested neither, but the former looks a lot more like something I'd want to install on my machine than does the latter.

Edited by Dafydd

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Yep, same one! It was never "fixed" like I thought it was, the same file just looked ok in Winamp after I re-downloaded that one file from the torrent... but it's still wrong in Rhythmbox. Maybe fixing it is as easy as overwriting that part of the file with zeroes, but it's probably a better idea to find a tool that can strip the file of the APE tag. I don't know what you've been using to tag all these MP3s so far (and I really hope you weren't using Winamp :lol:), but it looks like EasyTAG (https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/EasyTAG) or Mp3tag (http://www.mp3tag.de/en/download.html) can do the job. Both are free and run on Windows. I've tested neither, but the former looks a lot more like something I'd want to install on my machine than does the latter.

AFAIK, I don't see the APE tag anywhere in MP3tag, but I've Googled some instances of people complaining they couldn't edit that kind of tag out. Will see if stripping the tags and reapplying them would get rid of an APETAGEX.

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I didn't see one in EasyTAG either. I went back to Rhythmbox and cleared the fields that came from the APE tag, and it looks like I got rid of it (can't find it in HEX, at least). Here's the result. The comment field is still wrong, but I'm guessing you'll want to go over the ID3 tag and double-check everything anyway.

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Hello folks, i have a little question regarding the torrents on the site. Back when i was downloading those huge 1k remix batches i got 1-1000, 1000-2000 and 2000-2500 ones. Now it seems they have been put into big 1-3000 torrent. Is there any way to get 2500-3000 or even 2000-3000 ones without having to download all those and sorting through them over and over again? I've been sorting the remixes i downloaded from you guys for quite awhile now, don't want to start it all over again and downloading 500 songs one by one is a hassle i would rather no go through if i can. If not, then oh well, i'll have to, the music is just too good to pass up.

Slava

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Hello folks, i have a little question regarding the torrents on the site. Back when i was downloading those huge 1k remix batches i got 1-1000, 1000-2000 and 2000-2500 ones. Now it seems they have been put into big 1-3000 torrent. Is there any way to get 2500-3000 or even 2000-3000 ones without having to download all those and sorting through them over and over again? I've been sorting the remixes i downloaded from you guys for quite awhile now, don't want to start it all over again and downloading 500 songs one by one is a hassle i would rather no go through if i can. If not, then oh well, i'll have to, the music is just too good to pass up.

Slava

There's no way to tease out just the more recent songs, but as long as you haven't changed the files, you can put them in the destination folder and the torrent program should attempt to skip them. That said, all of the files have been retagged with more complete, consistent information, as well as hundreds of the files being encoded in higher quality. If you don't care about play count or ratings, we'd recommend you just re-grab everything.

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With BitTorrent, you can disable certain ReMixes that you don't want to redownload (under the Files tab, left click and highlight tracks, right click > Don't Download), but I too recommend just getting all of them. :)

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I have this really stupid habit of organizing everything by genre/mood of the song and removing songs i don't really enjoy. Disabling two thousand files after searching whether i have them in a heap of folders would prove even more difficult than downloading the rest by hand from the main site. Sadly i haven't found the torrent client capable of sorting the files by their id3 tags. To make matters worse, chrome has this thing about playing mp3 files, instead of downloading them when clicking the download link. Well, better brace myself, as i already said the music is just too good to pass up. Thanks for the replies.

Slava

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