What are Torrents?
Before read how to speed up Torrents. Understand what Torrents are: Torrents are highly compressed files with an extension of .torrent but it did not contain the actual content we want. That content is extracted by special software that deals with torrents. In short, a torrent file is a key required to start downloading the actual content. When someone is interested in downloading a torrent file (i.e. videoes, music, documents, etc.), they must first obtain the corresponding torrent file – by downloading the .torrent file directly or by using a magnet link.
A software known as BitTorrent is required to open either this file or link. Once the BitTorrent software scans the torrent file or link. Then BitTorrent finds the locations of seeders that are sharing the corresponding file. After this, it will attempt to connect to a list of defined trackers (from the torrent file metadata) and attempt a direct connection. If it’s successful, the appropriate content will then begin downloading.
Where we can find Torrent Files?
Torrent files can be found on popular websites like The Pirate Bay, Kickass Torrents, RARBG, and many more. Where Pirate Bay is the best torrenting site overall. Technically torrents are legal. But sharing pirated contents through torrents is counted as an illegal activity.
Why is Torrenting Dangerous?
Torrenting is dangerous because when you torrent a file the other peers (downloaders) will able to see your IP address. To protect from this danger always use VPN. This will allow you to change your IP address and keep your identity secure. VPN is a crucial tool when downloading torrents.
Things to remember to speed up Torrents?
- Torrents with fewer “seeds” (uploaders) than “leeches” (downloaders) will take a significantly longer time to download than the inverse.
- If a torrent has few or no seeds, you won’t be able to download the torrent file.
- Running any programs-especially those which will consume a large amount of bandwidth, such as streaming services, while attempting to download torrents will slow down your download rates.
- If you are downloading multiple torrents, try pausing all but kept one running. This will manage the bandwidth speed. That the other two torrents were using to the one that isn’t paused.
- If you’re downloading multiple torrents, you can set its priority to “High” in order download faster than the other torrents in the queue by right-clicking a torrent and hover your cursor over bandwidth allocation and click high.
- Prefer downloading torrents over ethernet instead of wifi.
- Sometimes your ISP doesn’t approve you downloading torrents, using a VPN will help you to overcome this problem.
- Always download torrents during periods of low activity means to try to torrent in the late night or early morning.
Keep in mind that torrenting illegal files can lead to blacklisted your IP address (among other criminal charges).