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TheBeets

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Step 1: Downloading a Torrent (FAQ)
« on: June 07, 2006, 08:18:12 PM »

If you have already downloaded the file, click here to view it.

1. A torrent file does not contain audio or video. It only knows where the data is.

2. Download and install a torrent program.
*The article linked discusses Windows applications, but the 3 main applications can be used on other systems as well. I prefer qBittorrent as it's improved quite a bit since this article was posted.

3. Download a torrent from this site, and then open the torrent file within the program.

4. Your audio or video file will begin to download.

5. When your download is complete, it begins to "seed" or another words, it will upload to other users of this site. It's nice to let it seed for a while so everyone else can get the file, but you don't have to keep it seeding forever.

Any other popular clients or thoughts? Reply to this thread and it may possibly updated some year in the future.
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Step 1 : Downloading A Torrent (FAQ)
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2006, 07:34:01 PM »

I`ll second TheBeets advice, and post a reply I recently sent to a newbie from WDWMagic;

Bet you thought that file downloaded quickly huh? Now it won`t play in Windows Media Player? Well, you need to install a `client` program. The file you downloaded is just a torrent data file - a very small file that tells a `client` program where to find the actual video. This  could be on 1 persons PC, or 10 people could have it. Obviously the more  people making it available, or seeding it, the quicker the download will be.
The client program will grab bits automatically from every PC it can until
you have the complete WMV, MPEG or whatever. Once you have the complete
video, you become a seeder yourself (so long as you keep the client program
running) and others can grab bits from you - when you are downloading the
file you are called a `leecher`. That`s the nature of torrents - friendly
file sharing. However, Mousebits only shares files we know are safe - it`s
not a public access hub - and we limit and vet anyone allowed to upload.

So you need a client. I use ABC. Others use Azerus or utorrent. I got ABC from http://pingpong-abc.sourceforge.net/download.php

Once installed, you need to right click on the torrent file you downloaded
and click properties. Then `opens with` an click change. Find ABC (or whatever you installed) on the list and select. Make sure the box is ticked to always open these files with this program. Click apply/ok.

Now when you click on the torrent ABC should open, and ask where you want to
save the video. Then it`ll begin leeching! And you can get my 100+ videos
and tonnes of other stuff too!

Try that.

Martin
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Re: Step 1 : Downloading A Torrent (FAQ)
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2008, 07:20:43 PM »

i have installed uTorrent

when i paste the URL link into "add torrent from url" it always "unable to load....invalid torrent file"

what should i do ?

thanks :)
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Re: Step 1 : Downloading A Torrent (FAQ)
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2008, 07:55:31 PM »

You have to download the torrent file itself to your hard drive and then open that in utorrent.
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Re: Step 1 : Downloading A Torrent (FAQ)
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2008, 08:26:34 PM »

Your status is still validating. You should have had a validation email which holds a link you need to click. Check your mail, even the spam folder since it sometimes arrives in there.

Dajatje
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Re: Step 1 : Downloading A Torrent (FAQ)
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2008, 04:51:45 PM »

indeed that mail was in my junk box

i answered and so far it is working :) thanks !!!
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Re: Step 1 : Downloading A Torrent (FAQ)
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2008, 02:21:06 PM »

Welcome  ;D
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Re: Step 1 : Downloading A Torrent (FAQ)
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2008, 12:59:34 PM »

Hey there, i'm new to the site, and everytime i try to click download on a file it just comes up with a page that says: You're not authorized to download. Sorry...

Can anyone help me please?
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Re: Step 1 : Downloading A Torrent (FAQ)
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2008, 01:32:05 PM »

did you click on the confirmation email to validate your account `.. because your still not validated
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Re: Step 1 : Downloading A Torrent (FAQ)
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2008, 02:03:29 PM »

I did get a confirmation, is there anyway I can get it resent to me?
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Re: Step 1 : Downloading A Torrent (FAQ)
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2008, 05:52:04 PM »

I did get a confirmation, is there anyway I can get it resent to me?

Nope. I send you an email, please read and reply.
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Re: Step 1 : Downloading A Torrent (FAQ)
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2008, 02:24:31 AM »

I am having the same issue. I guess I never validated. Car I get the instructions sent to me to?  :'(
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Re: Step 1 : Downloading A Torrent (FAQ)
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2008, 05:50:25 PM »

Hello, I am new here, and I really don't understand what to do in order to listen to the audio that I downloaded. Can anybody give me assistance?
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Re: Step 1 : Downloading A Torrent (FAQ)
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2008, 10:49:06 PM »

Have you downloaded the actual file via a bittorrent client application or just the torrent file?
If it's a small file of a few kb, that's the torrent file NOT the actual file. Read the first item here again.
If you have used a client, post again in the "technical support" forum - you'll get more responses, I think. ;)
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Re: Step 1 : Downloading A Torrent (FAQ)
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2008, 09:32:24 PM »

I hope this is the place to ask, but it seems i'm not authorized to access the forums. I'm a newbie.
I've clicked on the confirmation link in the email, and I can download torrents, but I can only see the first-timers forum post, but not the rest.
Please help
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