Download data using BitTorrent

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What and how of Bittorrent!

Bittorrent: It's a P2P protocol i.e. a way of file sharing over the network (internet). In order to download a data from a bittorrent first you need to locate (available through bittorrent sites e.g. the .torrent data file (of size few kbs) and then open that .torrent file in a bittorrent application (e.g. Vuze, uTorrent). Here's the step by step process to do so:

  1. 1
    Find a torrent program that will suit your needs, the most common clients are uTorrent,Deluge, Vuze, BitTorrent, and Opera. There are plenty of other clients available as well.
  2. 2
    Follow the instructions on downloading and installing your chosen client.
  3. 3
    Go to a torrent site and search for a file you want to download. The Pirate Bay, Torrentz are very popular sites. Basically, you need to find and download a file named .torrent.
  4. 4
    Once you have found the desired file on the torrent site, click the "Download This Torrent" (or however they word it). Usually, the web browser's file download manager will ask what to do with this file. You want to open the file with your torrent program.
  5. 5
    If it doesn't open that way, just save the .torrent file to an easy to locate place. Then open your torrent client and use the "Open Torrent" feature(Most torrent clients support click & drag).
  6. 6
    The download will start automatically. You may now go and do something to pass the time, because torrents do not require your attention and will download in the background.
    • There are Torrent search engines that search the popular torrent clients (programs). This saves you time by not having to search each individual torrent client site. The most popular torrent search engines are, and .
    • When looking for torrent files, try to find ones with plenty of Seeders. When searching for torrents, you can often sort the results by seeds, simply by clicking on the seeds column header.
    • Seeders (Seeds): Are people who have a complete copy of the torrent's files and are only uploading (sending) data to the people who are downloading (peers).
    • Leechers (Peers): Are people who have a portion of the torrent's files while they are downloading they are actively uploading to help others download more quickly.

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