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Old 06-13-2005, 06:30 PM   #1
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Opening bittorrent files


What is the easiest way to open a .torrent file (i know double-clicking doesn't work)?
 
Old 06-13-2005, 06:31 PM   #2
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or should i, at download specify open with , and if so what file?
 
Old 06-13-2005, 06:34 PM   #3
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you need a bit-torrent client a .torrent just has info about the download it doesn't contain the music/movie/sofware you want. I use QTorrent but there are many bit-torrent clients
 
Old 06-13-2005, 06:40 PM   #4
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ok qtorrent seems to work but one problem

i open my .torrent .. initalizing .... it sits at that. should I try another torrent file (not saying from where (that would violate forum policy i believe (but this is where my cousin says he gets torrent files, and he says it works (do i have to change settings?)
 
Old 06-13-2005, 06:41 PM   #5
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assuming you have bittorrent installed on your pc you open a prompt and type:

btdownloadcurses.py file.torrent
OR
btdownloadcurses.py http://web.torrent

ALSO
the README file that comes with bittorrent explains how to launch it just by clicking in a web browser

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Old 06-13-2005, 06:42 PM   #6
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Originally posted by Finlay
assuming you have bittorrent installed on your pc you open a prompt and type:

btdownloadcurses.py file.torrent
OR
btdownloadcurses.py http://web.torrent
ill try that with my files too.

and while we are on the topic, how do you make a torrent in linux?
 
Old 06-13-2005, 06:46 PM   #7
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downloading stays at 0.0% what should I do (both graphical and console), should i try to get the torrent straight from the web (using the http......torrent?) i don't see how that would do anything?)
 
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ok when you open a torrent it has to initialize and find seeds (computers with a whole copy of what you want) and leechers (others downloading the same file) this can take a while it takes forever on my mac with the official bit-torrent client. also if you are behind a firewall and the ports that bit-torrent uses to connect to you and upload from you are closed then your download will be slow 'cause the more you share the faster it gets. Bit-torrent usual uses ports 6881 to 6999 and you need at least one open port for each client you plan to run behind the fire wall
 
Old 06-13-2005, 06:51 PM   #9
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ok when you open a torrent it has to initialize and find seeds (computers with a whole copy of what you want) and leechers (others downloading the same file) this can take a while it takes forever on my mac with the official bit-torrent client. also if you are behind a firewall and the ports that bit-torrent uses to connect to you and upload from you are closed then your download will be slow 'cause the more you share the faster it gets. Bit-torrent usual uses ports 6881 to 6999 and you need at least one open port for each client you plan to run behind the fire wall
Do you think 4 seeders are enough (+2 partial completes)? Its only 15 MB so I dont care about download speed.
 
Old 06-13-2005, 06:51 PM   #10
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what would the reannounce option do?
 
Old 06-13-2005, 06:52 PM   #11
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im sorry, but also, forever as in how long?
 
Old 06-13-2005, 06:52 PM   #12
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Are you behind a firewall? are there any seeds? sometimes when I try to get something and ther are no seeds online tthat means nowher to get the file if so you can try again later.
 
Old 06-13-2005, 06:53 PM   #13
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Are you behind a firewall? are there any seeds? sometimes when I try to get something and ther are no seeds online tthat means nowher to get the file if so you can try again later.
there are 4 seeds, and uh how do i disable linuxes firewall (fedora c3, gnome)
 
Old 06-13-2005, 06:53 PM   #14
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up to 10 min.
 
Old 06-13-2005, 06:55 PM   #15
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I'm not familiar with fedora but don't disable the firewall just open those ports are you sure this is the only firewall how do you connect to the internet?
 
  


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