Showing posts with label torrent. Show all posts
Showing posts with label torrent. Show all posts

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Torrentz Offers Advanced Search Features[In Case You Didn't Know]

Until recently, I didn't know that my favorite torrent meta-search engine, Torrentz.eu, offered few advanced search features that makes it easier to spot the file we are searching for. After all, who would ever check the help page to read about a torrent meta-search engine but I would consider myself a noob for not thinking that advanced search are implemented in today's torrent meta-search engines.

Anyway, directly taken from the help page, below are the examples that can be used for making better search in Torrentz while searching for the files.

Mozilla Firefox - search for Mozilla and Firefox anywhere in the title
"Mozilla Firefox" - search exactly for "Mozilla Firefox"
Mozilla | Linux - search for Mozilla or Linux
Mozilla Firefox -beta - search for Mozilla AND Firefox but NOT beta
^Mozilla - search for titles starting with Mozilla
movie* - match movie, movies or any other prefix - This is enabled by default on most queries
filename:Fedora iso - deep search inside torrent for file named Fedora iso
filename:Fedora size:3520802816 - deep search inside torrent for file named Fedora iso with size of 3520802816 bytes
Linux added: 7d - search for Linux added within the last 7 days - you can also use h for hours

I've been finding these advanced searches useful since I discovered them. I hope you will also find them useful. ;)


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Monday, 6 February 2012

One of the Largest Bittorrent Search Engine BTJunkie Shuts Down

BTJunkie.org, one of the largest bittorrent index and search engine, has been shut down by the site operators today. The major reason for shutdown is the legal actions taken on other file sharing websites such as thepiratebay and megaupload.

BTJunkie has been one of the biggest bittorrent search engine which came in the torrent scene since 2005. Personally, BTJunkie was #1 source of torrent stuffs for me and I'll definitely miss BTJunkie and I think so will many internet and torrent users.

The official website of BTJunkie is now showing a goodbye message which writes:

This is the end of the line my friends. The decision does not come easy, but we've decided to voluntarily shut down. We've been fighting for years for your right to communicate, but it's time to move on. It's been an experience of a lifetime, we wish you all the best!



R.I.P. BTJunkie



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Saturday, 17 December 2011

Download Good List of Torrent Trackers

I have uploaded a text file containing many torrent tracker URLs. Number of seeders might increase if we have more torrent trackers for the torrent file we are downloading. This post will help you how to add those trackers; I had written that post specifically for utorrent however the process will be similar for other torrent clients.

Download Torrent Tracker List


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Friday, 19 August 2011

Anonymous and Encrypted Torrent Download With Anomos

Anomos is a free and open source standalone anonymous and encrypted torrent client so if you are too concerned about anonymity, why not try this torrent client. Anomos is available for all major platforms including windows, linux and OSX.

Anomos Quote:


Anomos is a pseudonymous, encrypted multi-peer-to-peer file distribution protocol. It is based on the peer/tracker concept of BitTorrent in combination with an onion routing anonymization layer, with the added benefit of end-to-end encryption. By combining these technologies, we have created a platform where by no party outside of the trusted tracker will have any information about who a peer is or what they are downloading.
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Anomos is designed to be easy to use – you won’t even be aware of the security that it provides. Anybody who is already familiar with BitTorrent won’t have to do anything differently, other than use ‘atorrent’ files rather than ‘torrent’ files.


For more technical details, please see this blog post.

For downloads and more information, visit the Anomos Official Site.



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Friday, 3 June 2011

Download Torrents From Demonoid Without Any Account

Demonoid.com is one of the most widely used bittorrent tracking site and registration requires invitation from the existing member of demonoid.com. However, in case you don't have an account, there's still a way to download the torrents from demonoid. I would like to thank a friend for providing me insights of doing this.

First go to the following link: http://torrent-finder.info/open/6-Demonoid/search

The search page will appear. Now its just the matter of search and download. Have fun downloading torrents from demonoid.com. :)




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Friday, 18 February 2011

Torrent 2 Text for bypassing .torrent filter by ISPs

I have just completed this pretty simple script to let you download the torrent files as text files. I wrote it because ISA server was actually blocking me to download the .torrent files so I quickly wrote this and now I am putting it online.

To use this little script, all you have to do is copy the link location of the .torrent file and paste in the textbox.

Torrent to text tool

Have fun :)

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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 Torrentz.com 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 Torrentz.com 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 ĀµTorrent 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. :)

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Wednesday, 6 October 2010

List of BitTorrent Clients

This post is an attempt to provide you the list of the different torrent clients available for use. Tell us which one is your personal favourite.

1) uTorrent: The simplest, speedy, free and very popular bittorrent client and my personal favourite.

2) ABC (Yet Another Bittorrent Client): ABC is a free software, open source BitTorrent client based on BitTornado. ABC does not appear to be under development any more and thus appears to be dead software. The last version released was version 3.1 which was released on 2 Oct 2005.

3) Bit Comet: a BitTorrent/HTTP/FTP download management software, which is powerful, fast, very easy-to-use, and completely FREE. The advanced features it contains can accelerate your downloading speed up to 5 - 10 times faster, or even more.

4) Bitlet: BitLet, abbreviation for BitTorrent Applet, is a BitTorrent program that enables the use of this file sharing protocol inside any Java-enabled web browser, without the need of an external dedicated client program.

5) Bitlord: BitLord is a BitTorrent client written in C++ for Microsoft Windows. BitLord Pro is a recent "commercial" release of BitLord.

6) Bits on Wheels: Bits on Wheels is a Mac OS X BitTorrent client. It features a live 3D view of the active swarm, later used by Azureus, now known as Vuze. Written in Objective C and cocoa, it is the first MAC OS X client.

7) Bit tornado: Just another BitTorrent client with encryption support. fast protocol coming soon...

8) BitTorrent: First client for the Bittorrent protocol, it is perfect for all the platform windows, Linux and Mac.

9) BitTyrant: a new, protocol compatible BitTorrent client that is optimized for fast download performance.

10) Deluge: a BitTorrent client, created using Python and GTK+ (through PyGTK). Deluge is currently usable on POSIX-compliant operating systems. It is intended to bring a native, full-featured client to GTK desktop environments such as GNOME and Xfce. An official Windows port has been available since 13-Mar-2009. The program uses the libtorrent C++ library through official Python bindings.

11) Flashget: a windows download manager with the capability of downloading torrents.

12) Gnome BitTorrent: Another torrent client for LINUX OS

13) Transmission: with native Mac, GTK+ and Qt GUI clients, a fast, easy and multiplatform torrent client.

14) Vuze: Powerful bittorrent client previously known as azureus.

15) Ktorrent: a BitTorrent client written in C++ for KDE using the Qt user interface toolkit.

16) Xunlei: a download manager and bittorrent client developed by Xunlei corporation. Very popular in China.

Any important addition I've forgotten, please leave the comments below.

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