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Old 07-04-2009, 12:10 AM   #61 (permalink)
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I've never used BitTorrent or anything else for that matter because I've never had any issues with uTorrent. I'd assume there can't be too many differences, I just like uTorrent because I can start a download, go off and browse MB/play poker/watch a movie and it never makes a peep or causes my other programs to stutter or lag.
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Old 07-04-2009, 12:17 AM   #62 (permalink)
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Hey AwwSugar, found out the one I have is uTorrent. It's really good. Never had any problems with it at all. I highly recommend it!
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Old 07-04-2009, 12:20 AM   #63 (permalink)
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And you'd prefer it over BitTorrent?

What's the different between the two?
(If I'm insulting your intelligence here, I'm sorry.)


What you need to understand is the fact that downloading torrents involves two things:

1. A program that acts as a client to download the file
2. The file itself, supported by a good number of seeds/peers, which is usually found on popular websites in which the file has been downloaded a lot and seeded a lot.


uTorrent is a client program that allows you to download the files.
There are other client programs that do the same thing, but uTorrent is a good one.

Once you've got a client program, you can just go on google and search for what you want, while adding the term "torrent" in the search. All the results you get will be results that are hosted by torrent sites.
This is the point where you'll need to wisely choose which torrent site to download the source file from. The source file is simply a small file that links your download through your client program.

What you should be looking for in a particular download is a high number of seeds and a decent number of peers.
The way torrents work is that you download pieces of the file from many different sources. These sources are generally people who've downloaded the same file. You're downloading pieces of the file from a lot of people who are "seeding" that file, aka, uploading portions of the file.
All together, you get high speeds if there are a lot of sources.

Your client program, aka uTorrent, is simply the program that assimilates all this into a workable solution. You should pay more attention to the torrent site and whether the file you wish to download is being supported with people who are seeding the file and are available to do so.
These parameters are: Seeds, and Peers.
Regardless of your client program, those are the two items you need to look at. The higher, the better.
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Old 07-04-2009, 11:41 AM   #64 (permalink)
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Hey AwwSugar, found out the one I have is uTorrent. It's really good. Never had any problems with it at all. I highly recommend it!
Alright sounds good. =3
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Old 07-04-2009, 11:42 AM   #65 (permalink)
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(If I'm insulting your intelligence here, I'm sorry.)


What you need to understand is the fact that downloading torrents involves two things:

1. A program that acts as a client to download the file
2. The file itself, supported by a good number of seeds/peers, which is usually found on popular websites in which the file has been downloaded a lot and seeded a lot.


uTorrent is a client program that allows you to download the files.
There are other client programs that do the same thing, but uTorrent is a good one.

Once you've got a client program, you can just go on google and search for what you want, while adding the term "torrent" in the search. All the results you get will be results that are hosted by torrent sites.
This is the point where you'll need to wisely choose which torrent site to download the source file from. The source file is simply a small file that links your download through your client program.

What you should be looking for in a particular download is a high number of seeds and a decent number of peers.
The way torrents work is that you download pieces of the file from many different sources. These sources are generally people who've downloaded the same file. You're downloading pieces of the file from a lot of people who are "seeding" that file, aka, uploading portions of the file.
All together, you get high speeds if there are a lot of sources.

Your client program, aka uTorrent, is simply the program that assimilates all this into a workable solution. You should pay more attention to the torrent site and whether the file you wish to download is being supported with people who are seeding the file and are available to do so.
These parameters are: Seeds, and Peers.
Regardless of your client program, those are the two items you need to look at. The higher, the better.
I know all of this. ^_^ You aren't insulting my intelligence, just reiterating what I already know.

I know all of this, what I'm wondering is if it can harm your computer as much as... say Limewire.
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:27 PM   #66 (permalink)
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Sorry to resurrect an ancient thread but I'm curious about current good sites. I'm new to the torrent thing and have been a little underwhelmed by the sites I've checked out (demonoid, isohunt).
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Old 03-08-2012, 05:26 AM   #67 (permalink)
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Sorry to resurrect an ancient thread but I'm curious about current good sites. I'm new to the torrent thing and have been a little underwhelmed by the sites I've checked out (demonoid, isohunt).
I'd recommend Extratorrent, it's fairly easy to navigate and the torrents up there are mostly verified by mods so you don't have to worry about getting viruses.
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:00 AM   #68 (permalink)
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I'd recommend Extratorrent, it's fairly easy to navigate and the torrents up there are mostly verified by mods so you don't have to worry about getting viruses.
How are they for jazz? That's one the things I've been striking out on.
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:00 AM   #69 (permalink)
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How are they for jazz? That's one the things I've been striking out on.
I just looked it up, there's well over 2000 jazz torrents. Hopefully you find what you need.
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:04 AM   #70 (permalink)
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Can someone explain to me what the advantage of torrents are to file sharing sites? To me they're more confusing, take longer to download, and there's a greater chance of getting caught.

So I'm just wondering why people bother with torrents?
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