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Old June 19th, 2009
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hi im tryin to download a movie with limewire on windows xp, my internet has night usage unlimited at 256kbps so im tryin to download a movie in parts every night but every 4th night that i try continuin the download the file gets stuck n just keeps goin up 1% then down 1% it just keeps movin around there..ive tried it for hours but doesnt move more..i dnt think its a problem with my internet as i have been usin a mb limited internet in the day in that i can dwnld the whole movie without ny problem..plz help me i have tried downldin three different movies n still m facin the same problem..Thankz
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Which version of LW are you using?

Are you downloading the movie from the gnutella network or is it a torrent?
LW isn't a good torrent client (has issues with tracking share ratio, lack of options & is even banned by some trackers). Most people here would recommend Vuze or uTorrent

If you're downloading a torrent, did you check for comments about the file before download?

If you're downloading from the Gnutella network, have you checked the file with Bitzi? How to use Bitzi
If there's a corruption within the file then download % can fluctuate & go backwards: http://www.gnutellaforums.com/frostw...wnloading.html
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hi im usin limewire 4.18..dwnldn it thru gnutella network..n no the file is not corrupted as i have tried dwnldn 3 diff files n i alwaz end up gettin the same problem alwaz on the 4th time i resume my dnld..thankz
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Downloads will usually fluctuate up & down because LW detects a corruption. LW attempts to redownload the parts of the file that it thinks are corrupt.

However, since you are using LW 4.18, try pausing the download & then resuming. Perhaps the download connection is simply going stale for some odd reason. That does happen. Also search, try to find more hosts to download from.
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i've been usin limewire since a pretty long time n have tried everythin possible..i've paused n resumed, ive cancelled n continued from the incomplete folder, i've tried diff files, but it alwaz turns out to b the same..d weird thin is it happens every 4th time that i resume..
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This is not happening to every video download though is it? Only this or a couple specific ones. You might need to try & find a different version or source for it (can be difficult to find a different one). I've had same thing happen to me. Eventually finding someone with a version that was not corrupt.

Have you done a Bitzi look up to check if the file is reported at all?
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ive downloaded the same file in the day with my fast internet connection but limited 1 n got it done in a mere 3hrs as i didnt have to pause n resume whereas if i use the night unlimited connection then it gives me this problem..
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