#1
Hey fella's, I just got UTorrent the other day, for legal purposes of course, and I've managed to get some programs legally already, but I really don't understand what half the stuff means. You know, like seeds and leeches and peers (do the last 2 mean the same thing? :S)

And I can't really explain it, but I hate not knowing what the hell I'm doing even if it works. I also don't get what the difference is between say, Torrent and UTorrent, or if there are any other types? Anybody know? Thanks..
#2
Why not do without torrents?
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#4
the most important thing is that there is a lot of seeders on whatever your downloading. forget everything else.
#5
Seed - Someone who is sending you the data
Leecher - Someone else who is downloading the torrent


For moar go to the Only torrent help and advice thread
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the most important thing is that there is a lot of seeders on whatever your downloading. forget everything else.


Hm...that's interesting, cause Im downloading now, with no seeds, and its going the same speed as last time when I had about 30 (30kb/sec)

Is 30kb/sec slow for torrent?
#7
seeds - people who have finished downloading
leeches - people who are downloading
peers - everybody

you can still download a torrent with 0 seeds but it must have a crap load of leaches or the download will never finish
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Hm...that's interesting, cause Im downloading now, with no seeds, and its going the same speed as last time when I had about 30 (30kb/sec)

Is 30kb/sec slow for torrent?

depends on what the torrent is.
#9
use http downloads instead of torrents...more stuff, faster and without viruses
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use http downloads instead of torrents...more stuff, faster and without viruses

Explain.
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Explain.

find blogs/sites from where to dowload (there are tons of sites/blogs with music, books, software, games, movies, ect), then download the stuff from rapidshare, megaupload or any site like that...i download a cd in like 5 minutes, which is much faster than torrents...pm if you want some sites or blogs
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#12
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Hey fella's, I just got UTorrent the other day, for legal purposes of course, and I've managed to get some programs legally already, but I really don't understand what half the stuff means. You know, like seeds and leeches and peers (do the last 2 mean the same thing? :S)

And I can't really explain it, but I hate not knowing what the hell I'm doing even if it works. I also don't get what the difference is between say, Torrent and UTorrent, or if there are any other types? Anybody know? Thanks..

UTorrent is simply an application. There are lots of applications, they all have in common that they open TORRENT FILES. If someone says a torrent, it's the same thing, you can just choose between a variety of applications to open the torrent in.

Seeds leeches and peers aren't really important, but basically:
- Seeds are the amount of people that have finished downloading and are now uploading
- Peers are the amount of people that are downloading and uploading at the same time
- Leeches are people who only download and won't upload.

What you want to look for on a torrent site is a relatively high number of seeders (as these are usually the prime uploaders) - but not too high. If it's too high (like 1000+), 90% of them will be uploading at 1kbps, and due to the fact that you can't connect to an unlimited amount of uploaders, that means you're more likely to get stuck with crappy seeds and a low download speed. Around 50 is usually good, over 300 I'd be more careful with.
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