If you are using the BitTorrent client for downloading torrents, in that case there is an option enabling which you can set the BitTorrent to scan particular folder for new torrent files and start the download immediately.
The Ubuntu Linux installer clocks in at 3.6GB. A DVD can hold 4.7GB. The Windows 11 ISO (the downloadable installer) is 5.4GB. The MacOS Monterey installer is 12.16GB. And a Blu-ray movie can range from 25GB to 50GB depending on how the Blu-ray disc is produced.
Before BitTorrent, if you wanted to distribute a file (say a Linux distro), you'd put it up on a server and individual users would download it. The server had to have the bandwidth to be able to handle all the users who wanted to download the file, which meant that popular files that were also large files would often clog the server's pipes rather quickly.
Some of the more popular large files were mirrored onto other sites, but each mirror also had to distribute the entire file to a given user. This meant that the mirror's bandwidth would also get used up rather quickly -- and many people downloading files either didn't know about the mirrors, or preferred to download from the originating server anyway.
BitTorrent changed that up. Rather than distributing an entire file from one server, the BitTorrent protocol splits the file up into hundreds and even thousands of chunks, and sends those chunks to BitTorrent client software running on users' machines. The BitTorrent client software then reassembles the original file, chunk-by-chunk, from those other individual machines, for the user doing the downloading.
Take a minute to wrap your head around this idea. Rather than using one server to distribute a file, every person who wants that file runs an app that turns their own computer into a mini server that then distributes parts of that file to other users. Essentially, every user downloading the file becomes part of the network that's distributing it.
You can see how this might be a game-changer. Where, previously, it might have taken a considerable investment in resources and bandwidth to distribute a big file like an operating system release (or a popular movie), that investment is no longer necessary because the crowd of users doing the downloading are also sharing the file chunks amongst themselves.
Peer: This is a machine that downloads the shared file and then shares parts of the file to other peers. When you run a BitTorrent client on your machine to get a file, you're running a peer.
Torrent: Torrent is used in two ways. When specified with the word file (as in \"torrent file\"), this is a file containing metadata describing all of the pieces of the shared file and its checksum (validation) data. When used on its own (as in \"I downloaded a torrent of Ubuntu\"), it means the shared file (and all its pieces).
Tracker: This is a server that keeps track of the seeds and peers in the swarm. A tracker is often not involved in the actual transfer of data, but acts as more of an index or search engine for people looking for torrents. Trackers are often the target of legal action, because they're seen as the enablers of illicit file sharing.
Leech: This is a term for a peer that does not share pieces of a shared file. Basically, this is someone who wants to download a file using BitTorrent, but is not willing to do their part to support the swarm. Some leeches on very low-bandwidth connections can't download and share, so they download first, then share. But most leeches simply choose to be a \"bit piggy\" and download files without giving back.
Health: Do not confuse the BitTorrent term \"health\" with quality or safety of a file. In BitTorrent, health means how much of a file is available to download (anything less than 100% health means you're not getting a full file today). Do not assume something that shows 100% health is, for example, free of viruses. This also spotlights one of the downfalls of torrenting: Not all files are fully available to download. You may have to wait until a peer shows up with the missing pieces or, for less popular files, you may never get those missing pieces.
TOR: Folks often get confused by this. TOR stands for The Onion Router and is unrelated to BitTorrent. Because TOR is a way of communicating over the Internet anonymously, some people do run torrents over TOR. But the TOR Project and BitTorrent are completely separate beasts.
qBittorent: My strongest recommendation is the free and open-source qBittorrent. While its interface is a bit cumbersome, it's been around for a long time, is a clean distribution, works with Macs, Windows, and Linux, and is generally quite powerful. It's not quite as extensible and customizable as other clients, but if you're just getting started, this will get you going.
If you're using BitTorrent to distribute a Linux distribution or large dataset, what you're doing is legal. One of my favorite sources for large gobs of data to explore (what can I say, I'm a geek) is Academic Torrents, a site that more than 127TB of torrentable data.
Did you know you could download the HAM10000 dataset, a 3.6GB collection of multi-source dermatoscopic images of common pigmented skin lesions You can, and it's legal. Did you know you can download 115 paintings (2.6GB) from the Hermitage museum, in high-resolution You can, and it's legal. Did you know you can download the 2.8GB NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day Archive, which currently has 7,800 images Yep. You can. And it's legal.
So let's be clear: Do not download pirated movies and television using BitTorrent. First, it may well be illegal. And second, many of those files may not be what they claim. Many torrents that claim to be recent popular movie releases are fakes designed to help distribute malware.
My point though is this: Before there was fairly affordable streaming, torrenting media was popular. But when you can spend $15 bucks a month or so and get all the content you could possibly watch, why take the chance
Are you a torrenter Have you downloaded legitimate content via BitTorrent Have you been a \"bit piggy\" Do you regret downloading anything you really shouldn't have What's your favorite BitTorrent client Let us know in the comments below.
VideoProc supports more than 70 formats, including AVI, MOV, MKV, MP3, and MP4. It has a ton of pre-configured profiles that are categorized intuitively. 4K conversions are no problem for VideoProc, and it even supports 8K resolution. You can also download this software for MacOS.
It can download videos from a range of popular sites including Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Vimeo, Dailymotion, and YouKu. ByClick supports bulk downloading and you can even download full YouTube playlists and channels or entire Instagram pages. The converter offers a range of formats including MP4, MP3, WMV, FLV, AVI, and M4A. One thing missing in this software is a set of editing tools, which may be a deal-breaker for some users.
With Nvidia GPU hardware acceleration, this software gives you fast, high-quality conversions of both audio and video files. It can handle over 80 input formats, including MOV, MKV, AVI, MP3, and MP4, and more than 35 output formats. Batch conversion is supported. A built-in feature allows you to download video or audio files from YouTube, but there is no screen or webcam recorder.
WonderFox HD Video Converter is a paid tool that offers a free (unregistered) version to use as a trial. With the latter, you can only convert videos of up to five minutes in length and can download up to five files from the internet. That being said, this may still be okay for some use cases.
Conversions are not the fastest, but bearable, and the output quality is good in our experience. You get more than 150 preset device profiles, 17 supported output formats (including MP4, MP3, MKV, AVI, and MOV), a few basic editing options, and the option to burn to disk and download online videos. You can go up to 4K, even with the free version.
Is it possible to convert tv programme downloaded from BBC iPlayer App to Windows 10 It appears to be wholly integrated and controlled by the BBC App and cannot be moved or saved as a separate computer file to add or drag to converter such as Aimersoft. I quite understand if the BBC has tightened things up to prevent all attempts at DRM stripping and protect copyright 100%, however it would be interesting to know whether there is any way, on those very rare occasions when a BBC iPlayer item jumps out as a wish-to-keep for personal use, there is a straightforward way to do this. Do you know whether there is a solution to this
To save media on demand, add the URL of the page from which you want to download media into the URL Download field:Replay Media Catcher will then find the media on the page and save it for you. For more info, please see Saving Online Media with the URL Bar and DVR Online Videos with the URL Bar.
If the media playing in your browser (or via the Drag & Drop or Copy & Paste method) cannot be saved, the media is likely protected from download. In these cases, you can still save the media using Replay Media Catcher's Audio Recorder or Digital Video Recorder features.
At the top right, you will find the main toolbar icons for accessing the most common recording features:Registration: If you are still in trial mode, you can register Replay Media Catcher using this button. If you are already registered, the button will not appear.Stream Downloader Mode: Use this mode to download from popular sites like YouTube. Audio Capture Mode: Great for recording audio from any streaming music site.Digital Video Recorder: A powerful DVR recording method for use with premium sites like Netflix and Hulu.Small interface mode: Clicking this button will shrink Replay Media Catcher into a much smaller, streamlined interface.Output Folder location: Use the Output Folder button to change where to save captured media. This action is also available in Settings.Main menu: T