Discussion About Downloading Movie Using uTorrent
January 5, 2007 2:29pm CST
About downloading software/movie using torrent software(For newbies): Due to the large software size (eg like DVD movie/game), it's impossible for everyone to download from a single server source, it will overload the server and slow down the speed. Besides, the server need to hold a very large storage for that software. So, a new method had been created to cater such problem (initially for commercial data transfer activity purpose). So the file size break down into small packet size ranging from several KB to several MB. The client that download from the source act as the uploading server as well. It's like a give and take scenario, where everyone is client and also server in the same time. Eg, PC B download from PC A, then PC B download from PC A & PC B. PC C again upload to PC D and PC D download simulteneously from PC A, B also. In this way, the load are distributed and won't overload any node. This is all about the brief technical detail, but we do not need to worry about it. What we should know is the concept of seed & leech only. Seed are those PC have the complete set of data, and is uploading to other PC. Leech are those partially complete and is downloading from other PC and could also upload to those having lesser data. So, when we choose a movie/data file to download, we need to choose those with more seeds vs leech. Than we could achieve higher download speed. OK, in order to start, we need a good torrent software to do all the job except looking for torrent file. (*.torrent). There are a few excellent one, but in this discussion, we talk only about utorrent. It's advantage is it use the least of the PC resource. (Eg Bitcomet will deplete IE browser resource and we could hardly open other web site when Bitcomet is running, usually) So to download the software, look in www.utorrent.com After you had download (through normal way, not torrent method) and install the utorrent ( i am using utorrent 1.6 build 474), then you need to look for torrent file in the web. There a lot of to mention. One of the good one is http://torrentat.org/?client=bitcomet. You can find movies, games, software & etc from here. Choose those health level 100% and seedsleeches Remember, what you download from here is just a small seed file, containing the information for utorrent to look for the origianl data pieces all over the net. So, save it in your hard drive, then open it with uTorrent. Then it will prompt you where to save the movie/data file. You choose a place in your hard drive. Make sure there is enough disk space to store your movie. Eg if the torrent file show that it need 4.7GB space, then you need to allocate at least 4.7GB free space in hard drive, where you want to store the movie file. After that, you just click 'start' for the file to start download. Bcoz all the seeds fall in different time zone around the world, so in order to collect the complete pieces from these Seeds, then it's best to leave the our PC on 24/7. Hope this help, and enjoy :)
21 Mar 08
I had been using Emule too, but unfortunately it doesn't work at all like the others. All those BitTorrent, BitComet, uTorrent, FlashGet & etc are working fine. Just sometimes they are slow in speed. But Emule is the one that didn't work at all. I had downloaded many movies and games with all these torrent software, and it's great experience. Right now I had stopped using them due to the internet connection instability.
19 Mar 08
Hello dear cheongyc. Thanks so much for the step-by-step information about using the software to download moives. Here in China we also have many good softwares good for downloading movies, like chaojixuanfeng. It works fast and is a good one that I like. Thanks again for the helpful information to mylotters.
21 Mar 08
The software you are saying, chaojixuanfeng, is the latest one I tried about 1 year ago. It's really an efficient one and the downloading speed is fast and reliable. The only problem that I had so far with all these torrent software is that the number of seeds available is too little. The download speed is getting slower and slower as time pass. Sometimes, it's really a waste to have movie completed at 99% and all the seeds were offline. Thanks for responding to this discussion my friend williamjisir.
6 Jan 07
Actually i started this discussion due to the request from my friend Perry. She want to know how to start, so i just write the basic need-to-know for her. And she is particularly interested in uTorrent. I hope this discussion could serve as a place where people can discuss about uTorrent here like tips & tricks, issue or connection problem, good torrent site sharing & etc.