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Found 18th Oct 2007
i used to use limewire, emule and kazzaa (ages ago) havent used one for ages now, which is best? (must be free), thanks x

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I just use youtube then firefox add on download the video in seconds and get software to convert flv to mp3 within seconds and you're done easy.

Original Poster

surely theres an easier way?

Bittorrent is your friend :thumbsup:

Original Poster

whats that?

Original Poster

it looks like you have to pay for downloads on there - it this right?

hocka

it looks like you have to pay for downloads on there - it this right?



nope

download the application ( etc Azureus)

Download the torrent file (etc ww.isohunt.com)

Limewire is a p2p (peer 2 peer)

Download yourself a torrent client (uTorrent)

And use TorrentSpy

Limewire is the best for just 1 song though.

no its free

its like limwire but alot better and faster

here is a guide to setting it up ]Bittorret Guide

(bit long winded but its better to understand it fully)

Victim

Limewire is a p2p (peer 2 peer)Download yourself a torrent client … Limewire is a p2p (peer 2 peer)Download yourself a torrent client (uTorrent)And use TorrentSpyLimewire is the best for just 1 song though.



Yeah i use uTorrent and it has a easy to use interface

I used mininova for my torrents

people people illegal downloading is not the way forward

i urge u to buy the real deal:p

Tumbleweeds...

muffin247

people people illegal downloading is not the way forwardi urge u to buy … people people illegal downloading is not the way forwardi urge u to buy the real deal:p




Im currently buying all the Metallica albums

Original Poster

what is a torrent?

I always use limewire

hocka

what is a torrent?



It's kind-of a complex thing. I'll try and explain it clearly.


'Torrent' can be defined in several ways -


n. A 'torrent' is a collection of files or a single file that can be downloaded using a 'BitTorrent Client', which is an application that can handle BitTorrent file transfers.


v. To 'torrent' means to share or download a collection of files using BitTorrent

eg. "D'you want a copy of the new Radiohead album? I'll torrent it for you", or "No, over-charging HMV checkout worker, I shall not pay £18.49 for Jim Steinman's Bad For Good, even though some of the songs are classics. I'd rather torrent it!"


In practical terms, a Torrent consists of five elements. They are -

1) A .Torrent file. This is just a list of files, with information about the files, and some error checking code to make sure everything works properly. A .Torrent file relating to an album would have a list of all the songs on the album and a record of how big they are supposed to be in it. It doesn't actually contain the album itself, just a shopping list of the files to get.

2) Once you download the .Torrent file, it needs to be opened in a program capable of managing and downloading the Torrent. This part is called the 'Client'. There are lots of these available, and which one you use depends on taste, the same as how which pen you write with is down to your preference. There's no best and there's no worst BitTorrent client, although the one I'd recommed is ]uTorrent, because it's nice and easy to use.

3) Your peers. Peers are other people that are downloading and sharing the Torrent. They're split into two groups, 'Leeches', who are the people downloading the Torrent, and 'Seeds', who are the people with a full copy of the Torrent, who are 'seeding' the network with the Torrent. You don't need to fully understand this bit, don't worry.

4) The 4th element at play in a Torrent is the 'Tracker'. The Tracker is like a match-maker for all the peers, sort-of like a big piracy dating agency, getting everyone together so that everyone who's on the Torrent will get all the files that are in it. You don't have to worry about this part either, if you don't want to.

5) The last (or, I suppose, the first) part of the Torrent world is the .Torrent indexes. there are lots of these - [url]www.demonoid.com[/url], [url]www.isohunt.com[/url], [url]www.thepiratebay.org[/url], [url]www.torrentspy.com[/url], to name just a few. There are many more, but they all do the same thing, which is to host the .Torrent files you need to access a Torrent.


Lastly, here are the three steps you need to take to download a torrent -


1) Click on the uTorrent link above to download uTorrent. Download it, open the file, run through its setup procedure.

2) Go to one of the .Torrent indexes I've listed above, search for something you want to download. If it's not listed, try a different Torrent index, or try searching for something else.

2) You'll see a list of results. Select one that looks healthy (in Torrent terms, 'health' means the number of Seeds that are sharing the file. 1 or more is enough, although a Torrent is healthier when it has more seeds - this is becuase the more seeds it has, the less chance it has of dying because no-one's sharing the files). Your web browser will offer you to download or open the .Torrent file. Click to Open it in uTorrent.

4) uTorrent will now ask you where you want the Torrent to download to. Set it somewhere convenient. Now, just wait.

5) After a while, the Torrent will complete, and you'll be able to open the files you've downloaded. And that's you done - although if you want to leave the Torrent running so that you can seed it for other people, that's appreciated.



Sorry if that was all a bit long-winded, but I hope it tells you everything you need to know to get started. Hope you find Torrenting as fruitful as me and my friends have

Had nothing but problems with limewire, spyware and viruses galore. I now use Utorrent and never have a problem, plus its loads faster than limewire.

Original Poster

thank to all of you, esp dxx for going into so much detail rep added x

m623d

Had nothing but problems with limewire, spyware and viruses galore. I now … Had nothing but problems with limewire, spyware and viruses galore. I now use Utorrent and never have a problem, plus its loads faster than limewire.



Thats why you have antivirus and anti spyware.

hocka

thank to all of you, esp dxx for going into so much detail rep added x



You're welcome - and cheers for the rep

Victim

Thats why you have antivirus and anti spyware.



:roll: I know, but its annoying downloading a file only to find out its a virus, and some are quiet nasty and get past the anti virus etc.

xdcc catcher on Mirc was my last favourite, but since getting vista it wont work, so I switched to Utorrent.

I give up on torrents..never had any luck with them. Im using utorrent and they start to download and after about 1 min..every download fails saying 'access denied' or something along those lines. Any idea what could be wrong?

Banned

Wow! ppl still use torrents? :giggle:
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