To download a torrent file, you need to have a torrent client. Most programs like this are available as a free download. By far, the best three choices for a torrent client are:
- http://www.utorrent.com; and
After installation, you can search and download your preferred files from many sites in the Internet.
Find a Torrent File
You can search for a torrent site to look for a file to download. There are many categories to download, from movies, games, and music to television programs. The list can be filled with interesting things and torrents are a first-rate source for these. You can also do a search on Google if you want more.
When searching for torrent files, try to get those files with many seeders. Seeders are people who want to share their complete files to other peers. They are the helpers in the swarm. However, watch out for leechers who have parts of the file but will not share it; they only want to download but not upload. You can have a list of them in many index sites so that you may be aware of terminals branded as leechers.
Downloading the File
If you have already chosen the torrent file to download, click the “Download” bar. Your browser’s download manager will ask what action to take. It will commence immediately. Torrents do not need to be watched closely because downloading will be over in a short time.
Downloading torrent files can be quite slow if your computer hardware needs an upgrade. Processor speed, hard drive, and RAM capacity matter.
There are also copyright-protected files that may be downloaded. However, be careful with these since a program on the Internet can block IP addresses and prevent them from connecting to your terminal. The riskiest thing in downloading is virus infection; so keep an updated anti-virus program to shield your computer.
Opening the Torrent File
After the download, you can open it with the torrent program in your computer. If the file won’t open this way, save it first with a .torrent suffix. Open the torrent client then use “Open Torrent” command. After that, you can enjoy the games, movies, or music for free.