Well, I have followed the instructions on the link you gave (http://forum.transmissionbt.com/view...t=7921&p=38115
), but I still cannot figure out how to get it to work.
I was not aware I needed to "register" the torrent with a site (in my case, www.mininova.org
). According to the info on that link you gave, I get the URL from the site *before* creating the torrent.
It's amazing - when I had finished downloading the files I obtained from a torrent site, I was officially seeding and people were downloading from me all the time. Now I have moved the files to a different location on the computer, no one can get to them! I am presuming this is because I need to create a brand new torrent pointing to them (cannot understand why - surely an existing torrent file could just use the files I have downloaded, regardless of where I had put them on my system?)
There does appear to be, on this mininova site, three "example" URLs at the top. Do I just use one of those? I did use one of those (http://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80/announce
) in my Torrent when I created it.
I filled in all the details and uploaded the torrent file to the site. But what happens next? Do I not have to also "load" the torrent back into Transmission before people can start downloading from me? Or does this automatically happen as soon as someone somewhere in the world chooses to download that particular file (and I am online at the time, AND with Transmission loaded...)? When I clicked on "Add" and put my own torrent file back in, it started trying to download it again, rather than seeding it!
Sorry to be such a "demanding" poster, but if Transmission had better "get started" documentation, I would not have to ask anyone else! It seems to give plenty of help for "leechers", but none at all for "seeders"!