Torrents...???? ok..i've been using limewire up till now..but its hopeless.was told to give torrents a does one go about getting into this..thanks

geek_dante055, Jul 14, 7:56 pm

Easy follow this link

geek_hellfx, Jul 14, 8:08 pm

Download uTorrent or a similar torrent program and download some torrents.

thepiratebay is a popular torrent site. Some of the better ones (, waffles, etc) require invites and require you to seed which means leaving your downloads on for others to download.

So download a torrent, it'll be a few kb's and then open it in uTorrent, it should start downloading unless nobody is seeding. The more seeders you have, the faster your download will be.

geek_ebonez, Jul 14, 8:08 pm

Ok thanks guys..think i got it.. currently doing an album..what sort of speed should it go at???seems slow??

geek_dante055, Jul 14, 8:55 pm

It depends how many people are seeding it and how fast their connection is.

geek_ebonez, Jul 14, 9:48 pm

We assume you are on Broadband and not dial-up ;) It not only depends on how many seeds there are, but how fast those seeds wish to supply you at. Some of us try to do too much and seed many things at once and also expect to download ourselves. Remember that it is all voluntary and free, so patience is a virtue. If you can't wait, visit a CD/DVD store and buy it. I have been downloading one torrent for TWO YEARS [off and on] - Dr. Who - Tom Baker Complete 59.7Gb - still only got 9.4% of it!

geek_sighkick, Jul 14, 10:20 pm

Yep on bb.. thanks guys..i'll let you know how i get on..

geek_dante055, Jul 15, 5:15 pm

Check - it's a good place to start.

geek_sighkick, Jul 15, 5:22 pm

Forwarding the right ports on your router helps speed things up too

geek_chapadao, Jul 15, 5:23 pm

Geez muckin with the router might.. be a bit out of my

geek_dante055, Jul 15, 5:33 pm

Try getting a seedbox, Easier to keep ratio ( server with 100mb upload) and u can almost be certain your not gonna get caught

geek_baker-assoc, Jul 15, 5:52 pm

As you arn't uploading only you have axx to what your dloading

geek_baker-assoc, Jul 15, 5:53 pm

How much do some of you guys download? 2 old movies over a period of 3 weeks here and I'm woryin thats too

geek_ambo11, Jul 15, 6:00 pm

Get caught..oh.. ok got my first music vid..all sweet..just had to download something for it to play on media player..alls good far

geek_dante055, Jul 15, 6:01 pm

Downloading off public torrent sites is where every1 gets caught, ppl sit on torrents and watch ips

geek_baker-assoc, Jul 15, 6:02 pm

Oh ok .. so there are private ones then???

geek_dante055, Jul 15, 6:13 pm

The private ones are not much betterAll the relevant snoops got accounts on them anyway, if you can get an invite - so can they. But, the odd of being fingered are tiny, there's a few million users every day - over the last couple of years only a few got prosecuted, so the odds favour you. Especially in NZ, I don't know if there are any torrents related cases in this country.

geek_osymandias, Jul 15, 6:26 pm

Bugger. can't find what i was after anyway..
its pretty confusing really

geek_dante055, Jul 15, 6:29 pm

Is one site better than others..

geek_dante055, Jul 15, 7:19 pm

THe best public site would have to be piratebay

geek_baker-assoc, Jul 15, 7:49 pm

Think i found what i was after D/L it and see what happens..heres hopin

geek_dante055, Jul 15, 7:51 pm

It should be fine isohunt is a good place as well. But if you want a private place then has free member ship at the moment

geek_qazzy03, Jul 15, 8:21 pm