After you set up your computer, you’re ready to download .torrent files. You can search for the term “.torrent” using an Internet search engine to find sites that offer BitTorrent files. There are also a number of sites dedicated to BitTorrent file searching. These include isoHunt and TorrentSpy. Other sites that offer BitTorrent files directly include bt.etree.org for shareable music, Legal Torrents for music, videos and books, and BT on EFnet for recent television shows. When you find the file you want, right-click the .torrent link, choose”save target as” and save the file in a convenient place on your computer,such as the Windows desktop. The .torrent file, which is a pointer to the actual file you want, will download quickly. Next, double-click the.torrent file you saved to your computer. The BitTorrent client software displays and starts the download process. As we mentioned before, the more computers in the sending/receiving swarm, the quicker the download process. If you are downloading a file users on asymmetric internet connections and do not leave their BitTorrent client open to seed the file after their download has completed. However, some leeches intentionally avoid uploading by using modified clients or excessively limiting their upload speed. The often used second meaning of leech is the person who does no thave the complete file yet but has joined the network to download it. A leecher becomes a seeder when he downloads the entire file and then shares it across the network.
– This refers to the torrented files being divided up into equal specific sized pieces (e.g. 512Kb, 1Mb). The pieces are distributed in a random fashion among peers in order to optimize trading efficiency.
– is shown in a bar or in % usually next to the torrents name and size, on the site where the .torrent file is hosted. It shows if all pieces of the torrent are available to download (i.e. 50% means that only half of the torrent is available).