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=Software=
 
=Software=
 
[http://www.utorrent.com/ µTorrent client] – cross platform torrent client
 
[http://www.utorrent.com/ µTorrent client] – cross platform torrent client
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=Terminology=
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*Client: the program you keep running to download and seed files
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*Leecher: does not have 100% of the files
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*Seeder: has 100% and is sharing back
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*Seeding: Uploading already downloaded pieces to leechers. You can seed parts that you have finished while you leech.
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*Tracker: Maintains a list of all seeders and leechers to connect them
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*.torrent file: describes all the pieces of the shared files and what trackers to use
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*UDP: in short, a broadcast only communication. Where HTTP and TCP are conversations, UDP is shouting across a room with your ears covered.
 
=Test Torrents=
 
=Test Torrents=
 
[http://download.utorrent.com/torrents/Drive_A_The_World_In_Shambles.torrent .torrent file] for [http://drivearock.com/music/ Drive A – The World in Shambles] album.  
 
[http://download.utorrent.com/torrents/Drive_A_The_World_In_Shambles.torrent .torrent file] for [http://drivearock.com/music/ Drive A – The World in Shambles] album.  
 
Sounds like pop-punk, but it's free.
 
Sounds like pop-punk, but it's free.
[http://imgjam.com/torrents/album/233/85233/85233-mp32.torrent/Greendjohn%20-%20Loophole%20--%20Jamendo%20-%20MP3%20VBR%20192k%20-%202011.02.12%20%5Bwww.jamendo.com%5D.torrent .torrent file] for [http://www.jamendo.com/en/album/85233 Loophole by Greendjohn]
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[http://imgjam.com/torrents/album/233/85233/85233-mp32.torrent/Greendjohn%20-%20Loophole%20--%20Jamendo%20-%20MP3%20VBR%20192k%20-%202011.02.12%20%5Bwww.jamendo.com%5D.torrent .torrent file] for [http://www.jamendo.com/en/album/85233 Loophole by Greendjohn] album.
 
Kind of like a movie soundtrack. Opposite of the Drive A album.
 
Kind of like a movie soundtrack. Opposite of the Drive A album.
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=Etiquette=
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*Always seed
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*Seed to a ratio of at least 1. That means you have uploaded as much as you have downloaded
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*Create torrents with your files in a folder
 
=Links=
 
=Links=
 
===Trackers===
 
===Trackers===
 
Not many free and open trackers work anymore. [http://openbittorrent.com/ OpenBitTorrent] is one of the few that works.
 
Not many free and open trackers work anymore. [http://openbittorrent.com/ OpenBitTorrent] is one of the few that works.
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A note on UDP Trackers: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UDP_tracker
 
Use these two when creating torrents:
 
Use these two when creating torrents:
 
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===Torrent file storage===
 
===Torrent file storage===
You cna email your <code.torrent</code> files around or use [http://torrage.com/ Torrage] to store your file and share the unlisted link.
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You can email your <code>.torrent</code> files around or use [http://torrage.com/ Torrage] to store your file and share the unlisted link.
 
===Legal Media===
 
===Legal Media===
[http://www.clearbits.net/ ClearBits] offers a hosted ($$) solution for creators, but you can download their torrents for free.
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*[http://www.clearbits.net/ ClearBits] offers a hosted ($$) solution for creators, but you can download their torrents for free.
[http://vodo.net/ VODO] has some films.
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*[http://vodo.net/ VODO] has some films.
[http://www.jamendo.com/en/ jamendo] has links for mp3 bittorrent albums, but poor seeding sometimes.
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*[http://www.jamendo.com/en/ jamendo] has links for mp3 bittorrent albums, but poor seeding sometimes.

Revision as of 20:00, 13 September 2011

Materials for torrent workshop 9/13/11

Software

µTorrent client – cross platform torrent client

Terminology

  • Client: the program you keep running to download and seed files
  • Leecher: does not have 100% of the files
  • Seeder: has 100% and is sharing back
  • Seeding: Uploading already downloaded pieces to leechers. You can seed parts that you have finished while you leech.
  • Tracker: Maintains a list of all seeders and leechers to connect them
  • .torrent file: describes all the pieces of the shared files and what trackers to use
  • UDP: in short, a broadcast only communication. Where HTTP and TCP are conversations, UDP is shouting across a room with your ears covered.

Test Torrents

.torrent file for Drive A – The World in Shambles album. Sounds like pop-punk, but it's free. .torrent file for Loophole by Greendjohn album. Kind of like a movie soundtrack. Opposite of the Drive A album.

Etiquette

  • Always seed
  • Seed to a ratio of at least 1. That means you have uploaded as much as you have downloaded
  • Create torrents with your files in a folder

Links

Trackers

Not many free and open trackers work anymore. OpenBitTorrent is one of the few that works. A note on UDP Trackers: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UDP_tracker Use these two when creating torrents: udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80 udp://tracker.1337x.org:80/announce

Torrent file storage

You can email your .torrent files around or use Torrage to store your file and share the unlisted link.

Legal Media

  • ClearBits offers a hosted ($$) solution for creators, but you can download their torrents for free.
  • VODO has some films.
  • jamendo has links for mp3 bittorrent albums, but poor seeding sometimes.