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skinnyone 03-03-09 07:57 AM

Torrents and software
 
so.. its been about 8 years since I stopped using P2P appliactions. Seems like things have changed quite a bit since then, gone are the days of just finding a title and hitting the d/l button.

Any recommendations for good torrent sources?

I am using bit-torrent. Is that pretty much defacto standard or is there a better downloader?

Tinuz 03-03-09 08:07 AM

Gooooooooooooooogle....anyway, just type in whatever you need and suffix torrent to it. Should work perfectly.

skinnyone 03-03-09 08:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Tinuz (Post 8458934)
Gooooooooooooooogle....anyway, just type in whatever you need and suffix torrent to it. Should work perfectly.

yeah except half of them seems to be some weird data-mining sites :(

vtjim 03-03-09 08:47 AM

I've been using the Vuze client. There's a search engine.

HardyWeinberg 03-03-09 08:53 AM

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Originally Posted by skinnyone (Post 8458903)
so.. its been about 8 years since I stopped using P2P appliactions. Seems like things have changed quite a bit since then, gone are the days of just finding a title and hitting the d/l button.

Any recommendations for good torrent sources?

I am using bit-torrent. Is that pretty much defacto standard or is there a better downloader?

http://utorrent.com/

as for sources it depends on what you're looking for.

hos13 03-03-09 08:53 AM

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Originally Posted by skinnyone (Post 8458903)
so.. its been about 8 years since I stopped using P2P appliactions. Seems like things have changed quite a bit since then, gone are the days of just finding a title and hitting the d/l button.

Any recommendations for good torrent sources?

I am using bit-torrent. Is that pretty much defacto standard or is there a better downloader?



I use utorrent, I do all my searches through it. Not sure if it is better or worse then others.

HardyWeinberg 03-03-09 09:12 AM

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Originally Posted by hos13 (Post 8459125)
I use utorrent, I do all my searches through it. Not sure if it is better or worse then others.

utorrent>burst>bit torrent in my experience, have stuck w/ utorrent for a few years now. bit torrent was brutal resource hog on the 850mhz machine I ran it on.

KingTermite 03-03-09 10:17 AM

Utorrent here too.

Torrents is how I get the Doctor Who episodes the day after their air in Britian instead of waiting weeks (or MONTHS) before they show up on Sci-Fi, chopped up for commercials.

diggy488 03-03-09 11:59 AM

I use Peer Guardian 2 in conjunction with Vuze.

skinnyone 03-03-09 01:26 PM

I am going to give utorrent a go. KT, I like spools/mi-5 and it takes freakin forever for these things to show up on netflix.

KingTermite 03-03-09 01:31 PM

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Originally Posted by skinnyone (Post 8460889)
I am going to give utorrent a go. KT, I like spools/mi-5 and it takes freakin forever for these things to show up on netflix.

I'm not even sure what those are. TV shows?

I use www.isohunt.com and one other (forget the website right now). I don't torrent often and don't often go searching. Most of them seem to cater toward warez and such and I don't trust those sites at all, so I stick with the few I know.

DannoXYZ 03-03-09 02:11 PM

I like utorrent. I can carry it around on a USB memory-stick and run it from any computer without installing. And I can store all my downloads on the memory-stick and walk away. :)

RazorWind 03-03-09 02:14 PM

I use Torrentflux on my HTPC. Works well, if you happen to be running Linux.

scorpio516 03-03-09 05:56 PM

Yet another utorrent user here.

I search on mininova. TV shows show up pretty quickly there. And if anyone wants fansubbed anime, animesuki is the way to go.

kniprm 03-03-09 06:55 PM

i use transmission. search on torrentscan.com or torrentz.com

x136 03-03-09 07:02 PM

I don't use it very often, but I think I have Transmission set up here (Linux). I've had good luck just typing stuff into Google. Sometimes I find the torrents of things without even specifying it in the search string.

leakysieve 03-04-09 03:12 AM

Utorrent client. I used to use azures but not anymore. Ill search with BT junkie, pirate bay, mininova. I always run Peer Guardian and if I get really paranoid I use a program called TOR which reroutes my traffic all over the world before it gets to me.

ascend 03-04-09 03:24 AM

bittorrent over tor is horrible misuse of two technologies at the same time. congratulations!

mlts22 03-04-09 03:59 AM

Please, do not run Bittorrent over tor. This is something people do, and it really damages the TOR network and forces exit nodes to either limit what traffic they allow out, or just shut down altogether.

There are other ways to do things to hide your IP (an exercise that I will leave to the reader) without straining a mesh that is not even remotely designed to handle the huge bit throughput of BitTorrent.

leakysieve 03-04-09 04:24 AM

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Originally Posted by mlts22 (Post 8465299)
Please, do not run Bittorrent over tor.

I haven't done it since I switched to Verizon Fios like 8 months ago. They don't throttle.

Edit: And yes, I do realize tor won't help with throttling.


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