Torrent indicates a computer file that contains metadata that holds various information. A torrent file comes with a .torrent extension, but it doesn’t include the primary contents to be distributed.
For accurate distribution, all this information will be used by BitTorrent software, such as uTorrent, Transmission, or BitTorrent, allowing users to download torrent files to their personal computers easily.
How does Torrent work?
A torrent download is done in several portions, which means you are downloading bits of pieces of the full content. Later, when all the details are received, they started reassembling.
If you are interested in receiving shared files such as books, music, documents, movies, etc., you have to get the corresponding torrent file. To get that, you have to download the .torrent file directly or by using a magnet link.
Download System from Torrent
Torrents work pretty differently. Torrents use BitTorrent, which gives better results than using the HTTP protocol. How to Download Torrent file is shown below:
- At first, you need to open a Torrent Program;
- Then open the Torrent file to start the download process;
- After that, save the file to your computer.
Above is the process of downloading from Torrent files. But there are some standard terms in Torrents. Knowing them will be helpful for you. They are:
Seed: Seed means sharing. Torrents seed count refers to the number of people sharing the complete file.
Peer: Someone is downloading the file from a seeder. But s/he doesn’t have the complete file yet.
Leech: Leechers are those who download more than they upload.
Swarm: A bunch of people who downloads and shares the same Torrent.
Tracker: Tracker is the server that connects users and helps them to find each other.
Client: Client is the web service used by a torrent file to understand how to download or upload files.
To make your download faster, you should check how many seeders there are for the torrent file. The more seeders it will show, the faster your download will be.
How to Open Torrent Files
When you are finished downloading the files, you are ready to interact with the content. Torrent downloads come in various formats. Here we will describe the most common ones and how to open them:
Video files come in MP4 or MKV format. In most cases, your default media player will be able to open and play these files without any problem.
To open torrent files with. EXE extension, you need to double click on the Setup.EXE file. Then run through the installation procedure through your operating system’s installation wizard.
Games and some other software downloads will save as a single ISO file. To initiate the installation procedure, double-click on the file.
Mostly, you will get a ZIP archive with the .zip extension. These are the compacted version of any big file, which helps to download larger files easily.
To open the ZIP file, you need to extract the specific content by using WinZip. After installing WinZip, you need to right-click on the .zip file and select extract here.
So, now you know how to download and open Torrent files.