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Old 09-23-2006, 09:01 PM   #1
leupi
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Howto use ktorrent (total torrent newbie)


Could someone direct me to somekind of a HOWTO regarding using torrents, ktorrent in particular? I have never used anything of the sort before and when I start up ktorrent I really have no idea how to proceed. Please use small words...
 
Old 09-23-2006, 11:38 PM   #2
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When you click on a torrent, your browser should ask if you
want to save it or open it with something.
If you can, select "open with", in the resulting dialog
you can browse to the location of the ktorrent program, select
"ok" and your set.
Ktorrent may be at /opt/kde/bin/ktorrent or perhaps /usr/kde/bin/ktorrent.

If that's a no-go for whatever reason, just save the torrent to
your home directory. It's just a little file.
I assume your using KDE, so once it's in your home dir, right click
on it, select open with, at the top of the resulting dialog, type ktorrent
It will probably ask you where to save the file, but not much more than that.
Then you can sit back and watch your file come in over the next day and a half!
 
Old 09-23-2006, 11:59 PM   #3
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You should probably tells us what version of Ktorrent you are using and how your computer connects (through router, directly, firewall in place) to the internet? There maybe a couple of settings you need to use in the configuration dialog like the Universal Plug'N'Play (UPnP) plugin or setting the proper ports in the General options these ports have to be properly forwarded if using router that does not work with the UPnP or if using firewall.
 
Old 10-02-2006, 09:43 PM   #4
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OK, I think that I have it somewhat sorted out now. I would like to find some kind of a primer on torrents just to get an idea of how it works. BTW, I downloaded a file with a .daa extension that won't play in Linux or Windows. Any idea what that is?

Thanks
 
Old 10-02-2006, 09:50 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by leupi
OK, I think that I have it somewhat sorted out now. I would like to find some kind of a primer on torrents just to get an idea of how it works. BTW, I downloaded a file with a .daa extension that won't play in Linux or Windows. Any idea what that is?

Thanks
First hit googling on ".daa extension" comes up with.

Code:
PowerISO is a CD/DVD image file processing tool, which allows you to open, extract, create, edit, compress,
 encrypt, split and convert ISO files, and mount these files with internal virtual drive. It can process almost all
 CD-ROM image files including ISO and BIN. DAA is a format for an image file, which supports some
 advanced features, such as compression, password protection, and splitting to multiple volumes (similar
 to .RAR and other compression formats).
For the torrent question could you be more specific want you want to know.
 
Old 04-09-2009, 02:55 PM   #6
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.daa extension

OK, we have here 2 thousands of views about this .daa extension and that typical 'answer' that tells you to go looking at another place...

So making it short: install poweriso.exe, it is free for Linux.

This is the URL:

http://www.poweriso.com/download.htm


You must use command line to run it but it is a very simple program.

Here you have a site explaining how to convert and extract:

http://www.articlealley.com/article_170967_11.html

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