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Offline WolfyTopic starter

Question about Torrent Files...
« on: July 31, 2010, 01:11:30 PM »
What do I need to play/open them? o-o...I found some..files I'd like to download, but..I'm new to the whole..torrent thing..o-o..

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Re: Question about Torrent Files...
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2010, 01:24:59 PM »
As I understand it, torrents are more of a style of file-sharing (typically used for very large files), rather than a file type.  It might be compressed, it might be video, it might be music, it might be executable as-is.

What I generally recommend is to look at the three-letter extension on the file and do a Google search on that extension to see what the specific type of file is.  You'll usually find recommended viewers or extractors (if needed) during that same search.

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Re: Question about Torrent Files...
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2010, 01:26:00 PM »
Wolfy... The files you got, it's just the actual Torrent file not the item you want, right? You still need to actually download the files to get whatever it is you're looking for?

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Re: Question about Torrent Files...
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2010, 01:27:23 PM »
You need to download a bittorrent client (I use utorrent) to open the files, and then the files will start downloading.

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Re: Question about Torrent Files...
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2010, 01:29:56 PM »
Well..I downloaded Bittorrent straight from their website..and it's running right now.

I also looked up the .mkv file type, and got, well, basically this: http://mpc-hc.sourceforge.net/

Or this: http://www.divx.com/en/software/divx-plus/codec-pack/mkv

O-o...I'm not sure which to pick...D:
« Last Edit: July 31, 2010, 01:34:20 PM by Wolfy »

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Re: Question about Torrent Files...
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2010, 01:34:29 PM »
You can also play .mkv files in VLC. VLC will play pretty much every video file evar without having to fiddle around with codecs or anything.

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Re: Question about Torrent Files...
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2010, 01:35:49 PM »
So..you'd recommend VLC, Sera? o3o...

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Re: Question about Torrent Files...
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2010, 01:37:30 PM »
Hmm..Can I ask for a good (And Safe! o3o) Torrent search site...or would that be stepping on the rules?...I'm not sure...o-o

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Re: Question about Torrent Files...
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2010, 01:38:32 PM »
*nod* Yep! I've used it to watch every type of video file I've ever encountered without a problem. I had a problem watching a .mkv file once, but that was because the file was HUEG and it was on my old wimpy computer. Here's a list of all the formats it supports: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/features.html

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Re: Question about Torrent Files...
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2010, 01:45:03 PM »
Hmm..thanks Sera..I downloaded it..now I just have to wait for my file to finish to see if it works..o3o

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Re: Question about Torrent Files...
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2010, 01:46:40 PM »
*Shrugs lightly.*

I use Demonoid. Never had a problem. :) And Vuze as the torrent DLer.

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Re: Question about Torrent Files...
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2010, 01:47:14 PM »
Vuze? *goes to check*Hmm hmm...

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Re: Question about Torrent Files...
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2010, 01:48:14 PM »
I wish I had a demonoid account.  :-( I usually just use The Pirate Bay.

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Re: Question about Torrent Files...
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2010, 01:49:07 PM »
Vuze seems more like...An  all in one package rather than a torrent search engine..o-o...Ya know? ..O-o..I'm so confused..o-o

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Re: Question about Torrent Files...
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2010, 01:49:35 PM »
Vuze is what I use to actually download/open the files from Demonoid, which is the torrent site. ;)

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Re: Question about Torrent Files...
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2010, 01:51:01 PM »
Ooh..ok..O_o...so demonoid is the search site..hmm..

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Re: Question about Torrent Files...
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2010, 01:55:22 PM »
Ook..I think I'm slowly starting to get it..O_o..also..the search sites really help out more if you know the name of what you want, hmm..xD

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Re: Question about Torrent Files...
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2010, 01:57:09 PM »
While there are legitimate uses for torrents, they are also quite frequently used to steal media and whatnot. As such, we would appreciate it if you could take this discussion off-site.

Thank you.

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Re: Question about Torrent Files...
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2010, 01:57:37 PM »
Ah..sorry Trieste..I'll stop.