Thursday 7 October 2010

Finding more trackers to speed up torrents download

In this post, I'll give you the way of speeding of your torrent download by finding more trackers of your torrent.

A BitTorrent tracker is a server that assists in the communication between peers using the BitTorrent protocol. It is also, in the absence of extensions to the original protocol, the only major critical point, as clients are required to communicate with the tracker to initiate downloads. Clients that have already begun downloading also communicate with the tracker periodically to negotiate with newer peers and provide statistics; however, after the initial reception of peer data, peer communication can continue without a tracker.

The site allows you to search for the torrent files and can be used to find all the trackers for the utorrent. The following steps describe how to find and add more trackers for speeding up your torrent download.

1) Go to torrent meta-search engine.

2) Search whatever you need and open the suitable torrent from the results.

3) I assume you reach the page similar to the following.
In this page, search for the "You can get a µTorrent compatible list here." text. On clicking this link, you'll get the list of all the trackers for that file.

4) Now copy the whole trackers from the page.

5) In utorrent, double click the required torrent and you'll get the new child window. There in the General tab, you'll see trackers label.

6) Paste the trackers at the end of the label.

Do not worry about the duplicate trackers. This should increase the speed for your torrent file.
Have fun. :)