[Libtorrent-devel] "could not parse bencoded data"

Dan Pritts danno at umich.edu
Tue Nov 28 21:35:30 UTC 2006

I can't load it either.

The error message I get with rtorrent 0.6.4 is:
  * Tracker: [Could not parse bencoded data]

...which means that the tracker sent data rtorrent couldn't
understand; this isn't necessarily the same as a bad torrent file,
i think; when you can't load the torrent file per se it gives you
a different error.

Upon brief inspection the torrent file looks reasonable.

The mainline client on OS X loads the torrent but doesn't start
downloading; either no seeders or it has a similar problem but
doesn't report it.

On Tue, Nov 28, 2006 at 01:39:28PM -0600, David Slimp wrote:
>    I've recently been having problems with rtorrent and this error "could
>    not parse bencoded data".
>    I've looked all over the mailing list archives and google as well.
>    It seems as though the official answer is "it's a bad torrent.. find
>    another source",
>    but here is one of the torrents I'm trying to get as an example:
>         [1]http://www.torrentspy.com/download.asp?id=905725
>           (BBC.Horizon.2006.Pandemic.DVB.XviD.MP3 )
>    It shows there are 30 seeders and 10 leechers on the web info page.
>    I've found the same file on several other sites indicating others are
>    actively
>    using the torrent also.
>    Can ANYONE on this list even start DLing the above torrent with
>    rtorrent??
>    What about any other bittorrent client?
>    thanks for the help!
>    David
> References
>    1. http://www.torrentspy.com/download.asp?id=905725

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dan pritts
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