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BitTorrent Tutorial

Discussion in 'Off the Air' started by mvlax22, Sep 27, 2006.

  1. mvlax22 Voted Sexiest Newbie

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    I searched for a thread like this but couldn't find one, if something like this already exists please delete this thread.

    This is a quick snapshot of Torrents for all those who do not know how to use them. I know there's a lot of info available out there, I'm just consolidating it for the purposes of this particular forum to possibly help out people who have questions (And Also 'Cause I like ADC and I figured if this helps them in the slightest it's worth it).

    BitTorrent
    : BitTorrent is a protocol designed for transferring files. It is peer-to-peer in nature, as users connect to each other directly to send and receive portions of the file. There is also one central server (called a tracker) which coordinates the action of all such peers.

    Terminology: Here's some basic terminology you'll want to get firmiliar with:
    Torrent - The file which tells your client what to download. Essentially it's the key to your download and your client is the door.
    Tracker - A server on the Internet that acts to coordinate the action of BitTorrent clients.
    Client - This can also be referred to as your program. It is the service you use to download your programs. (i.e. ?Torrent, Azureus, etc.)
    Peer - Another computer connected to the peer to peer (p2p) network to share information.
    Peer to Peer (p2p) - A term used to describe file sharing from computer to computer rather than downloading from a file server.
    Direct Download - A download from a file server to a computer.
    Seeders - Those who let others download files from them, essentially sharing their bandwith and file with a group of peers.
    Leechers - Those who download the files. Sometimes Leechers download a torrent file and close the BitTorrent client right afterwards; this is very rude and very frowned upon by all involved in the BitTorrent community.
    Reseeding - This is a phenomena that occurs when no one is seeding a specific torrent. Reseeding is the act of putting a file back onto the torrent client for others to download upon request (Usually the requester will seed the file for a lengthened period of time as gratitude for the reseeding.)
    [Batch] - This is a term you usually see at the end of a torrent filename. This is used to describe a torrent that allows you to download multiple files into the same folder (i.e. ADC_One_Piece_220_230_[Batch].torrent) Usually if you only want one specific file from the batch and cannot find an individual torrent for it then your client will allow you to pick that specific file from the [Batch] torrent.

    Why Use BitTorrent: There are many different reasons why fansubbing groups such as ADC, KF, Dattebayo, and Gerusama use BitTorrent as their preferred method of distributing their releases, here are a few:
    It's Cheaper - Using BitTorrent frees up Bandwith for the Fansubbers' Websites by reallocating it between seeders and leechers.
    Files become available longer - As long as people are seeding the files on a BitTorrent client then the download is still available.
    It's actually faster* - Because bandwith is switched from one server to many different peers dealing directly with one another more bandwith becomes available and leechers do not consume all the filer server's bandwith.
    I'm sure there are more reasons, but this is all I can think of at the moment.

    The Process:
    Download. Setup. Download Torrent. Open Torrent. Wait. Play. Be Happy.
    Download the BitTorrent Program. For a list of recommended programs please scroll down.
    Once you download the BitTorrent Program, or CLIENT, set it up as you would any other program. Note: you may need to configure ports or contact a network administrator or check the respective Program's website's FAQ's for tips/troubleshooting issues. I know there are also threads on here dedicated to BitTorrent Troubeshooting, but this specific thread is dedicated to helping you understand/setup BitTorrent.

    Go to the respective fansubbing sites(or other torrent sites), and download the torrent. Once you have dowloaded the torrent open it up and your BitTorrent program should automatically open up. You can also chose to open your program first then search or the newly downloaded torrent.

    If downloading a [BATCH] torrent File: If you've downloaded a [Batch] torrent file then repeat the same steps as a regular torrent file to start downloading. THE KEY DIFFERENCE is in selecting which files within the batch you wish to select. In most BitTorrent client's once you open up the [Batch] torrent file you'll get to select which files from the batch and you download what you want. [Batch] files usually have their own folder where individual files have no folder. The folder with the episode pack (with only the episodes you want) show up on the desktop or wherever you designate your files to be downloaded to.

    BitTorrent Etiquette
    : It is very important to understand the proper Etiquette for downloading and using any torrent related files.

    ALWAYS SEED ANY FILE YOU HAVE DOWNLOADED.
    This is essential to keeping BitTorrents available at a regular and consistent rate. People are being courteous when they allow you their bandwith and files when you leech, please return the favor to others.
    As a general rules I recommend everyone seed for as long as they have leeched.
    IF YOU HAVE REQUESTED A RESEED, MAKE SURE YOU SEED THAT FILE AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE.
    Honestly I can't emphasize this enough. If a file needs to be reseeded and you are the requester, chances are other people might want the Torrent as well. Please keep the file open until you see a reasonable amount of seeders available again. Again, seeding is the Backbone of the BitTorrent community.

    BE HUMBLE. BE COURTEOUS. BE GRATEFUL. BE GENEROUS.
    Seed. Seed. Seed. Seed.

    BitTorrent Clients: The Following is a list of clients and their respective websites. There are many, these are just a few of the popular ones.

    ?Torrent available at Nipponsei - Blood+ OST2 (?Torrent is the one I use).
    Azureus available at (Very popular)
    BitTorrent (Official Client) available at Inuyasha ED 2
    BitTornado available at
    TorrentFlux available at Law of Inverse Ninja Strength
    Torrent Swapper available at Nipponsei - Blood+ OST2
    Burst! available at Behold.
    cTorrent available at Nipponsei - Blood+ OST2
    G3 Torrent available at Nipponsei - Blood+ OST2

    At request I will also add more client's. I think this should be enough just to give you a jist of things.


    Hopefully this very, very brief and simple tutorial will give you everything you need to get started. Any Questions/Comments/Concerns/Suggestions/Advice feel free to post.


    Well, Happy Downloading!




    Good Luck!

    *If you don't have DSL/Cable/Higher I recommend sticking to Youtube.
     
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  2. Broleta Well-Known Member

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    You are a legend.
     
  3. Louis-954 Well-Known Member

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    Someone sticky this. Thanks alot man.
     
  4. chauronity ビリーバット

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    Why the one piece section thought?
     
  5. mvlax22 Voted Sexiest Newbie

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    I figured since a lot of once piece downloaders use BitTorrent as opposed to Naruto who I know a lot more do direct downloads for. I couldn't figure out the absolute best section to post this. I'm going to repost this in the Tech section now though.
     
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    Rep+

    I actually wasn't sure what it was, and I guess I didn't really want to ask. Thanks! It's like you read my mind! :laugh
     
  7. Hokage Naruto Well-Known Member

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    We have this existing Bittorrent FAQ. What you made is much better than this FAQ in the link. :p

    This isn't in the right section. I'll get a move on it to the Anime Section (Konoha TV Channel 12) and get another mod to sticky it, I'll add it to the One Piece stickies aswell. :amuse
     
  8. Shadowscar Rock Lee pwns all!

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    Thanks I knew how to use it but never knew the terminology and the advantages.
     
  9. mvlax22 Voted Sexiest Newbie

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    Sweet, thanks a lot -- appreciate it man.
     
  10. Lemonade Active Member

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    Wow very thorough, I go with Utorrent myself!

    Excellent job putting this guide together!
     
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    Dude, question wich media player should i use to play my torent downloads? I got WMP 11 and it only plays sound in the files my client transferred into AVI or movie file, it plays sound only and shows those ya know zigzag things you se when playing music, is it protected wich media player shoult i use?
     
  13. xpto I'm back lol

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    Install CCCP -> Use Zoom Player or Media Player Classic -> ???? -> PROFIT!
     
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  15. mvlax22 Voted Sexiest Newbie

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    Sorry it took so long to respond, I don't visit very often.

    If no one else answered by now, VLC media player.



    It should be vista compatible.
     
  16. Majeh King Of HeLL

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    how do i create a batch torrent..? when i got to create new torrent. it only allows me to select one episode. and i dont think i should compress the folder the episodes are in cause then the ppl who dl the torrent would still have to use winrar to extract the files right? but i may be wrong.
     
  17. Heero Summer

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    which bitclient do you use?

    For Utorrent you just use select directory and select the folder
     
  18. Majeh King Of HeLL

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    o ok thnx. yea i got utorrent and i didnt know what directory was for so i just didnt hit it. thnx for help.
     
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    you might want to try Deluge client for torrents, its a lightweight program almost on par or better than uTorrent



    available on any platform
     
  20. Samurai G Huncho

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    are there any online utorrents I can use to open my downloads.
     
  21. Matt Perry LuluxSuza Love

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    Azureus now known as Vuze owns torrent downloaders.
     
  22. Keino-kun Spawn of a God

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    I use frostwire to download torrents. To me it is faster than Utorrent or any of the other bittorrent clients imo.
     
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