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Bit Torrent

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by DaytonBuck, Nov 10, 2004.

  1. DaytonBuck

    DaytonBuck I've always liked them

    I can't seem to figure out how to download stuff via bit torrent, does anyone know a good guide or have any advice for newbies?
  2. DCBuckFan

    DCBuckFan Fark You

    Here is a quick link, but search Google for "how to use bittorrent" and you'll get a ton of info..

    That said, what is the issue you are seeing? What 'client' (program) are you using? What site are you downloading torrents from? And finally, where... i.e. Home or Work?
  3. DaytonBuck

    DaytonBuck I've always liked them

    I'm trying to use at home with firefox 1.0 as my browser. I downloaded bitornado. I see a file on the site, and I click on it and it trys to save it through the normal download manager for firefox. I managed to get one file I wanted but it conatined 0 bytes. Do I have to be uploading at the same time I'm downloading?
  4. DCBuckFan

    DCBuckFan Fark You

    I've never used bitornado, but I'll assume it is about the same as Azureus..

    So you download the .torrent file from suprnova, save it to your desktop.. then open bitornado and open the .torrent file with bitornado.... this should start your downloading.

    One thing I will mention, seemed like the first few times I tried, I had some connection issues, but as I went along, they went away.. not sure if it is a recognizing the network thing, or just my imagination... but just FYI...

    Let me know if you have done this, and if so if it doesn't help.
  5. BIATCHabutuka

    BIATCHabutuka out of chaos comes playoffs

    never used tornado either but you should be downloading a really tiny .torrent file and then opening that file up (either in your bit torrent program or just double click the file and it should launch your torrent program). then you will pick a spot to save the file and it should start downloading. sometimes it takes a while for it to get going but it usually works for me.

    you could have a firewall issue too here it sounds like.
  6. DaytonBuck

    DaytonBuck I've always liked them

    When I first start downloading the file do I want to save to disk or open it up with the bit torrent program?
  7. BIATCHabutuka

    BIATCHabutuka out of chaos comes playoffs

    when you first download the .torrent file save it to your hard disk. then open that tiny sized .torrent file up and it will have your bit torrent program download the massive file from suprnova you are looking to get.
  8. LloydSev

    LloydSev DreamWeaver

    I like the program BitSpirit. It is a good download client. However, I still use my reliable eDonkey2000 as well.

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