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What is a torrent and how to download?

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1 What is a torrent and how to download? on Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:28 am

What is a torrent?

A .torrent file is a file that contains the basic information about a file or set of files. This includes the file names, sizes, the date created and some other information. The torrent file also contains an info hash - which is basically just a unique code for that torrent.
No other set of file(s) will have the same info hash as this one. The final thing contained inside the torrent is a list of trackers. If you have some torrent files, you can't open them in a text editor because they are encoded. You will need to open them in torrent client software (like Auzureus) which you can install on your computer.

How to download them:

To download a torrent you need a torrent client software. This program will read the torrent and start downloading the file instantly in it's user interface. Torrent client software are programs such as:
- Azureus
- Bitcomet
- Bittorrent
- U Torrent
etc.

Once the file is downloaded you may need to unzip it, unrar it, mount it, or, if not you can just use the file as normal!

Torrent Client Software:

The most recommended software to use is Azureus. It provides the user with the most available options and is the easiest way to start downlaoding.

Links:
- Azureus
- Bitcomet
- Bittorrent
- U Torrent

Enjoy!


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