Torrents

How to handle torrents

Torrents are widely used on the internet for reason that:

  • The uploader can hardly be traced
  • The torrent itself is a very small file of just a few KB
  • A popular torrent produces high downloadspeeds
  • A torrent can be paused, stopped, re-started, checked

Warning:
In some countries, f.e. USA, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, France, downloads via torrents can/will be monitored and can result in a warning by your ISP (Internet Service Provider) which in the end can lead to fines and/or blocking your internet facilities.
When you want to download via torrents use a VPN (Virtual Private Network) or use our direct downloads.


Instructions:

First of all you must have a torrent program like f.e. Utorrent, Bittorrent, Vuze or many others. (free available on the internet)
I use Utorrent as it is free, simple and adequate.

  • You download a small .torrent file, rightclick on it and select Open with … the name of your torrent program.
  • Your torrent-program then connects to the internet and looks for the download as per instruction of the small .torrent file.
  • Depending on the number of seeders (people having the download already) and leechers (people trying to get the download) your download starts. The more seeders, the higher the download-speed.
  • Allow a torrent some time to “settle-in” as it must contact trackers and seeders. On opening it will always show a very long period to download.

Utorrent or Bittorrent without advertising

In uTorrent or bittorrent click on: Options> Preferences > Advanced

Set the following items to False

  • bt.enable_pulse
  • gui.show_notorrents_node
  • gui.show_plus_upsell
  • offers.content_offer_autoexec
  • offers.left_rail_offer_enabled/left_rail_offer
  • offers.sponsored_torrent_offer_enabled/sponsored_torrent_offer_enabled

Click on OK

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