Torrents are one of the most popular forms of file sharing on the internet. A torrent file is a computer file that contains metadata about files and folders to be distributed, and usually also a list of the network locations of trackers, which are computers that help participants in the system find each other and form efficient distribution groups called swarms. [ 1 ].
Torrent files allow you to download virtually any type of file from everyone else that is sharing it. Torrents allow files to be split into many small chunks. These chunks are then downloaded from other users who already have that chunk on their computer. Once all of the pieces are downloaded, the file is reconstructed and is ready to use on your computer.
- When you are downloading torrent content you are a “leecher”. When you are sharing content, you are a “seeder”.
- Read up on copyright law. A lot of what is shared using Torrents is done so illegally. Do not be one of these people. Only share and download material that you have the legal right to share.
Before you start you will need a Torrent Client which allows people to share files between peers. Some torrent clients may be µtorrent, Bit torrent, Tixati.
Installing Torrent Client
There are two different ways to use the torrent.
1. Magnetic Link:
This process is a very easy process which just needs a click in the torrent file providers link(which is generally a magnet sign). If the software is properly installed it automatically starts forward the process of downloading the relevant content. This is the easy and short way.But some times you may have to use the other process.
2. Download .torrent file:
In this process you download the torrent file from the torrent file provider. Then import the torrent file either by drag and drop procedure or manually adding from the menu or you can open the torrent directly. After the torrent file is imported the download will start.
There are different website for downloading torrent files. But some are banned in many countries. Many countries have blocked access to the The Pirate Bay website due to copyright issues. You can easily find a torrent website in search engines.
In May 2010, The Pirate Bay’s Swedish Internet service provider lost an appeal against an order to stop providing service to the site. Although the service provider had already complied with an earlier order in August 2009 and The Pirate Bay was thereafter hosted elsewhere, in June 2010 the ISP chose also to block their customers from accessing The Pirate Bay in its new location. One of the judges in the case later commented that the court’s order didn’t require the ISP to control their customers’ access to the site, but the ISP wanted to avoid any risk.
The Pirate Bay was blocked in Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Georgia from 11 December 2013, due to complaints regarding the pirating of the World War II movie Stalingrad.
So which countries are flying high for Torrent downloads?
- Topping the list the USA with just under 96.7 million downloads
- In second place is the UK with just under 43.4 million
- Italy comes in third with 33.2 million downloads.
- Australia, Spain, India , France, and the Philippines round off the top 10.