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Heard of Torrents?

By dibman
Feb 18, 2006
  1. Wussup all. Have any of you used any torrent downloaders liek BitLord or Azerus? Never herad of them? well simply put, they're downloaders like P2P programs but without spyware. You have to download the program itself first (dozens of choices) and then go downoad a torrent and voila! you have yourself a game/movie to play. but for movies to view you have to have a Divx i think and put them on DVD-R movie disks to see them on your DVD player. That is all i know about "Torrenting" so if anyone knows more good or bad let me know.
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Heard of piracy?

    Techspot does not condone any form of piracy.
     
  3. Spike

    Spike TS Rookie Posts: 2,371

    LMAO howard. Very bitchy of you, if you don't mind my saying - and better still, absolutely right.
     
  4. dibman

    dibman TS Rookie Topic Starter

    well if its piracy i'll stop. but wht about P2P programs? is that piracy eh?
     
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Downloading anything for free, that should be paid for is piracy. Whether that`s from a torrent site, or via a p2p programme.
     
  6. Spike

    Spike TS Rookie Posts: 2,371

    Piracy is defined as making an unauthorised copy of copyrighted material, beyond the scope of "fair usage". In the computer world, if you're downloading from a server, or a peer, you're still making a copy of it from their machine to yours.
     
  7. detrunks

    detrunks TS Enthusiast Posts: 204

    Nfo

    this is not a piracy question -but I was wondering what an NFO is and why is it important to uploaders?
     
  8. Spike

    Spike TS Rookie Posts: 2,371

    an NFO is an iNFOrmation file. It's sometimes used by a tracker to display information about the torrent.
     
  9. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,640   +322

    Open .nfo files with notepad.
     
  10. detrunks

    detrunks TS Enthusiast Posts: 204

    why is its default opening that pc icon?
     
  11. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,382

    Not all torrenting is illegal

    You need to assign the file type to note pad as default program, otherwise
    it will open Micrsft system iNFormation.
    I'm not sure when but windows kinda HJT.
    There are indeed legal and useful uses for torrenting, many software
    producers have download sites that use it
    to distribute shareware, trial ware & cripple ware as well as
    updates and patches. It saves alot of bandwidth having everyone sharing the load.
    We should be seeing many new uses soon!
    In fact with all the free files and drivers availalible here at TechSpot torrenting
    would save alot of bandwidth and $$.
    seeders and leechers (peers)
     
     
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