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Old 06-04-2004, 04:43 PM   #1
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bittorrent help!

hello all!
i'm currently trying to install bit torrent on fedora core 2.
i already have all the necessary files and even already installed bit torrent on my machine thru "yum".

but the thing that bothers me is when i click a .torrent file on suprnova it doesnt do anything.
it just brings out a huge list of symbols and so on.

plus i already did the "helper application" in mozilla which makes mozilla recognize the torrent files with bit torrent.

am i doing something wrong?

oh and i already added the line to mailcap.

if someone really knows how to do this, please walk me thru again because maybe i missed something.

thanks ppl!
Old 06-04-2004, 09:12 PM   #2
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For bit torrents I've tried various different clients, and Azureus is by far the best I've found. Unfortunately it needs java 1.4 or better and so used to be a bit slow, but the latest version is quite fast. It can be made to scan a directory periodically for new torrents, so there is no need for "helper apps", just always save new torrents to the same place. I can't recommend it enough.

The junk you get after clicking on a .torrent is the browser showing you the data inside the torrent file. You need to right-click on the file link and select "Save Link to Disc...", because the browser is not recognising that you want to download the file, not look at it. With a bit of digging you should be able to configure the browser to do this automatically.

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Old 06-04-2004, 11:51 PM   #3
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thanks alot bro! i just got from work and gonna check the info you just gave me.

i will try to install java since i havent been successful on that,

but thanks anyway!
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I use BitTorrent programed in Python. I just copy the link and open up a terminal. Then run BitTorrent with the url. You can do the same with Mozilla. Just check your favorite terminal if it can run with an external program. If you want a graphical presentation of how BitTorrent is downloading your file, use the program that oldyas listed.
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I'm somewhat new to BitTorrent, apart from, what are some other sites which offer torrents?
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