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HELP! Torrent files-what r they???

   Discussion: HELP! Torrent files-what r they???
Topiratti* · 16 years, 11 months ago

hi, i see alot of downloads that end with torrent that is o this page, what is it. I downloaded some gbs ones that were on this page, but when its saved, i get the windows picture (file wont work)... how does it work, how do u listen to the music if its not in MP3 format

please help

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Brian Dinsky Back · 16 years, 11 months ago

http://bitconjurer.org/BitTorrent/FAQ.html

read that.

i wouldn't recommend that particular bit torrent client, i'd suggest using google and searching for "shadow's experimental client".  it lets you control your upload rate, which the official client doesn't.  he also has a stable version, as opposed to experimental.

dgodwin Back · 16 years, 11 months ago
bit torrent is another peer-to-peer protocol.  I would also recommend shadow's bit torrent client.  I believe the stable client is called bit tornado.  (I always think of Dan Bern's song, Black tornado, whenever I refer to this client...)  As far as the Great Big Sea shows, no one is probably seeding them, so you won't be able to get them, unless you ask for a reseed (post here, or on bargainville.org)   You need to have a seed (someone else who has the complete file(s) that you are trying to download)  You may be able to get one, and then download the show.    Then you can post again, asking what is a shn or flac file     

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