Friday, December 3, 2010

Download Torrent What is it ?

Torrent sites and servers have been growing tremendously in popularity, and in numbers, in the last five years. Previously, torrents were used only by those highly internet and computer savvy individuals. However, torrent sites, servers, and information of them has begun to emerge as increasingly more accessible to common net users.

Although some argue torrents to be slower than other forms of downloading software such as Limewire, Soulseek, or Emule, torrents offer a much greater and much wider range of material. Additionally, torrents allow one to download an entire album or series in one hit as opposed to downloading twenty separate files.

At this point it should be noted that most torrent sites forbid the downloading of licensed materials, and neither offer nor promote any material which is licensed. Although, such information and material is able to be found, neither this paper, nor torrent servers are to promote and provide for it. That being said, its time for the good stuff…

What are torrent servers and how can I download one?
There are many different torrent servers (or clients as they are more formerly called), some of which are free and others must be paid for. Each one is a little different and some times its simply best to try them for yourself to find which will work best for you. However, if you are uninterested in downloading more than one client, you can easily find user comparisons on the web by running a simple search. http://a.scarywater.net/torrent/clients/ is just one of the many sites which reviews various torrent clients.

Among some of the most reputable and used torrent clients are:
1.BitTorrent : www.bittorrent.com/download.html
2.Bit Lord : www.themxdomain.com/client-bitlord.php
3.Azureus : azureus.sourceforge.net/download.php
4.Utorrent : www.utorrent.com
5.Bit Tornado : www.bittornado.com
While there are many others, these are the most commonly used.

What is a .torrent file?
.torrent is a small file format which contains information necessary in order for your torrent server (or client) to download your requested file.