How to Make a Torrent File
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Torrents are probably one of the best ways to distribute large files and definitely the most common protocol for transferring images online. Torrent is a peer-to-peer file sharing protocol widely used for sharing and distributing large volumes of data. The protocol basically functions when a file provider creates his file, the first seed that enables others or his peers to download their data. Each peer who downloads the data will also then upload it to other peers and is encouraged to continue making the data available after the download has completed thereby becoming additional seeds. This makes torrent very efficient.
- Internet connection
- Torrent P2P sharing application
Open your chosen torrent client and create a seed. Among the most popular torrent sites are Bittorrent, BitComet, UTorrent, and Azureus.
Open a File then proceed to create a new Torrent. Choose 'File' then 'Create new Torrent' (or CTRL + N).
Highlight the selected files and directories.
Put in the tracker info. This is actually the hardest part among the very easy steps to create torrent files. To accomplish this, simply put in one of the accepted public trackers. Note that using more than one tracker is more than acceptable. For most users, using one general torrent though is enough already.
Note that these steps may actually vary depending on the torrent client. Azureus for instance, has other added steps to execute its peer-to-peer torrent file sharing. After putting a tracker on it, Azureus, having changed its name to Vuze, Inc, follows the following extended steps:
a. Copy paste or type any of the given sites in the tracker box.
b. Pick the file or folder or directory and click the NEXT button. Choose the file or directory you want to share, and once again click on the NEXT button.
c. Save the torrent.
Bitcomet also has its own method:
a. Choose 'File' then 'Create torrent' (Ctrl + M).
b. Pick and choose the files and directories for the torrent.
c. In the event that the public tracker is disabled, ensuring that you have selected 'enable public DHT network' in the options given will allow you to act as the tracker.
d. Type the site addresses of the more commonly accepted tracker sites in Tracker server and DHT node list.
e. You may now save.
You always have the option not to upload the torrent you have created to a website or tracker. This means only certain people that you have chosen (your friends for example) would have access to your file/s.