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Old May 6th, 2005
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Consider the filename as meta-meta-data...

Say there are two files, same length, same contents, same metadata (tags) but different filenames.

Does LimeWire consider those as one file (pooling downloads) or two files (download each one separately).

IF one file, it downloads quicker, in general...

IF two files, it downloads each one (2x the work, half the speed) in general...

Now, consider the same for the tag metadata!

See what I mean... pooling the data, and separating the metadata, makes for a better network, overall. AND, if I can choose which metatata (works well in Shareaza) everybody wins! The overall quality of the network and the data pool increases with each download...
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