torrents

Rob A

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 19, 2006
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hey guys, just bought my first mac... macbook pro.

anyway, im trying to download a torrent file, i have downloaded it but it wont open (doesnt have a programe to open it??)

what do i need to do? thanks guys

R.
 

milkdev

macrumors member
Apr 15, 2006
45
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Germany
Rob A said:
hey guys, just bought my first mac... macbook pro.

anyway, im trying to download a torrent file, i have downloaded it but it wont open (doesnt have a programe to open it??)

what do i need to do? thanks guys

R.
Hi and welcome,

You have to download a Bit Torrent client first.
For example the official one at www.bittorrent.com, but there are others, too. Just search around the MacRumors Forums and you'll see a lot of recommendations.
 

quigleybc

macrumors 68030
ya it's a two step process

first download the torrent file, which you already did.

then get a client like the above recommondation. Also Transmission and Azureus (props janey:p ) are good ones.

You'll need to open a port in your firewall, which is located @ syst prefs>sharing>firewall>add a port.

a good default port # is 6881

and providing the torrent you Downloaded has seeders, you should be good to go.

Open the client, file>open...find your torrent file.

Go nuts.:D
 

XNine

macrumors 68040
Azureus is the only Torrent app you should use. It has the most features (most of which are invaluable, and the smaller clients don't have crap in the feature department). It's java, so it's a little slow, but it's efficient in what it does and it works without any problems.