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Using Torrents (Bit Torrents?). Help?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Pete Incaviglia, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member


    So I downloaded Tomato Torrent, which from what I've read is a pretty decent client for Macs.

    Now what?

    Where do I go to search for songs/complete CDs?

    (God, I pray the days of Napster would return! It was so much easier).
  2. Flash

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  3. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    Thanks Flash.

    Those list torrent sites, but doesn't list which are compatible with macs.
  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    The first rule of Bit Torrent is ... we don't talk about Bit Torrent. ;)
  5. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    What he said.

    But I go to mininova.org for stuff.
  6. FightScribe

    FightScribe Member

    thepiratebay.org is a good one.

    I also use isohunt.com and fulldls.com

    lemme know if you're a wrestling, boxing or MMA fan because I have a few great sites if you want those type of files.
  7. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

    I think they should all be OK for macs. It's just media files — mp3s and video files — that you'll be downloading, and those should work no matter the system.

    Go to one of the aforementioned sites and download a torrent. For instance, if you go to mininova.org, search for whatever you want — "scat porn" in this case. Then when the search is finished, it should show you all the available files. It shows you how large they are and how many other people are downloading them or have them. You want to pick the one with the most "seeds" that is whatever you're trying to download. In Mininova there's a little green arrow just to the left of the file name. Click that, then download that and have your Tomato program open it.

    The Tomato program will open it, then start to download your scat porn. Basically, as I understand it, a torrent is like a map to the real media files. You're downloading the map, Tomato is then taking the map and following it to connect with all the other people with that file.

    Or so I heard.
  8. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    Thanks to all. I've been up and running for a couple hours now. I figured most of it out. Thanks again.
  9. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    Mininova is family friendly :D
  10. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    I like Torrentspy. It's directory makes it pretty easy to find stuff.
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Some of the good ones are beginning to disappear... Demonoid is gone and my favorite, ipodnova has been down for more than a week even though they say it's coming back...

    Pirate Bay and mininova are both great as well...
  12. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    Do not - I repeat - do not dive into the torrent universe without installing PeerGuardian. This nifty free program blocks known music and movie industry IPs from seeing what you're doing. It's also regularly updated. I'd also have to say it makes your connection run a bit faster when you're dealing with torrents.

    If you're serious about torrents, try sticking to private trackers. You're going to have to feel around for invites to these type of sites, but once you get in and start keeping a good ratio, you'll be a very happy torrent user.

    And if you crave for the days of something a bit simpler, I would suggest getting emule. It's a great, reliable p2p program.
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