What is a Torrent file? How to Download Something using Torrent File

What is a Torrent File?

Many Internet users tend to download many files such as music, movies, lectures, games setups, etc. For such frequent and large size downloading, different methods are available to suit your needs. It goes without saying that torrent is the best among all downloading methods. For people having little knowledge about file uploading and downloading it is necessary to first look answer for the question "what is a Torrent file?" and how to download Torrent files?

According to a recent study there are 150 million active users who use Torrent. The reason behind this marvelous fact is that torrent files are extensively being used for downloading files because downloading files through a torrent is faster than traditional client-server based downloading practice. Otherwise, previously it was common that if many people started downloading the same file, downloading became slow but it does not happen in case of Torrent files.

The working of torrent is different in a sense it involves web browser rather than traditional server. Users send the request of downloading file to the server by using web browser but in the case of torrent, user first download the torrent file of their required thing such like movie, song or game torrent then opens this file in bitTorrent client such as Utorrent . Utorrent is most popular bitTorrent client and widely being used across the world. After that bitTorrent client connects to the tracker which keeps track of each computer that runs the torrent client and grasps relevant file of the user's choice.

  • Downloading begins if the tracker finds any computer, which has the relevant file in their hard drive
  • Other computers can also download required file from the computer by using the same Utorrent (client of bitTorrent)

Seeds and leeches are two important terms related to torrent file transfer. Seeders are the computers that have complete copy of file that user want to copy. On the other hand leeches are the computers that have disconnected themselves after downloading was complete. An important tip for fast and smooth downloading is that download the file that has more seed and less leeches.

Hence it is cleared that torrent based downloading is quite easy, handy, efficient and provides quality stuff to you in quite reasonable time. Another advantage of such downloading is that you don't have to stop your work or web browsing during downloading. Even when you turn off and on the computer downloading starts itself without manually starting it. Internet speed is also least disturbed from downloading. What else you want?

Via torrent file downloading you can find a quality stuff of your choice like software, books, movies, songs and much more. The size of file and number of seeds and leeches speaks a lot about the file. Hence you can easily approach to your desired files.

How to Download Content Using Torrent

It is very easy to download content through torrent. If you are looking for movie Speed for example, then in the Google search, type in "Speed movie torrent". You will find many websites in the Google search results. The results will mention "Torrent" either in the website address, web-page title or page description that appears in the google results.  Just open any of the torrent website. In the website you will find link to download torrent file. Click the download link to download the torrent file.

Now you need to run the torrent file. For this you need software. There are many free software available. You can download this free download manager. Download and install this software. Then click on the torrent file you had downloaded, it will open i the download manager and downloading will start. In the software, you will also have options to pause, stop the download. You can shutdown your computer and resume the download from where you left it.

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