From last few days, I got one common question from few of my friends and that is – What is a torrent ? I gave all of them some explanation about torrents like what is a torrent, how to download a torrent file etc and finally I decided to write it for my readers.
Torrent is a very small file whose file name ends with “.torrent” extension. It (A torrent file) contains all the information about the file to be downloaded like file name, file size, date of creation and some other information. A torrent file also contains a list of trackers. You can download very large files like games, movies, videos etc very easily using torrents. You can also use torrents to share files with your friends instead of sharing files through messengers.
What is a tracker ?
A tracker is a computer on the internet. It comes into action as soon as you open the .torrent file using a torrent client. Tracker manages the torrent file on the internet. Tracker also allows the parts of the file to be downloaded from more than one server.
What is a seeder ?
A seeder is a person who has more than 0% of the file associated with the torrent file.
What is a leecher ?
A leecher is a person who is attempting to download the files through torrent.
The downloading time will depend on the number of seeders and leechers. More the seeders, lesser the time and more the leechers, more the time.
How to download files using torrent ?
It is very easy to download through torrents. First of all download and install a torrent client software. You need this software to open torrent files. uTorrent is the best torrent client software. Now find a file that you want to download from a torrent search engine. After you find the desired file, the torrent search engine will allow you to download a .torrent file. Download that torrent file. Now open this torrent file using uTorrent (Or any other client software) and it will start download the file for you.