Dummies Guide To BitTorrenting

Posted on October 25th, 2005 at 2:03 pm

I’ve been messing around with BitTorrenting recently and I’m finding it hard to explain to friends how it all works. It does have some complicated terminology involved. So instead I’ll make it simple by saying:

Download uTorrent and run it.

Then visit a site like MiniNova and click what you want to download.

uTorrent should pick it up within a minute of two and it’ll start to download that file.

Downloading will start off extremely slow but will speed up gradually. It may take a day to download larger files. Oh, and downloading most movies, games and music is technically illegal, and you can get fined, so dont do it whatever you do.

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4 comments so far.

  • Gavin Ayling says:

    I wonder a bit whether music companies have got this a bit wrong – most people want the CD if they like some music so downloading mostly turns into a trial method – a bit like radio without the royalties… Anyway, I don’t want to sound like I’m condoning it!

    The torrent community appreciates it if you leave the download open after you’ve received the file…

  • Rich says:

    This expat swears by UK Nova – haven’t missed a Match of the Day in years, me love Bittorrents.

    I wouldn’t condone the large numbers of contemporary movies and games available on sites like http://www.demonoid.com/ shocking scenes :)

  • KingOfMyCastle says:

    I know. Its outrageous that people can just go to places like http://thepiratebay.org/top100.php and take what they want.

  • i agree, outrageous that pirate bay stuff..it’s killing music and everthing i’m out to kill now..bye

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