While we’ve already made available info of this sort quite a while back and our P2P File-Sharing Guide section is a rich source in this respect, due to a recent revival of the interest on the matter we offer again a few tips on the file sharing and torrenting landscape for the newcomers into the scene of heavy downloading.
First of all, in order to make use of the BitTorrent service, you must install a torrent client to download and organize everything you may acquire from the Internet. There are many choices out there, and some of the most popular include uTorrent , Bittorrent, Azureus and Movie Torrent.
See our video tutorial on this here.
After the client has been installed on your computer, you can either use search engines to look for .torrent files or go to specialized websites such as ThePirateBay, isoHunt, Kat.ph, and so on. A guide on how to setup your client (we chose uTorrent) can be read here.
Here are more tips to get you started.
It is very important to always check on the seed count of a torrent file – the more seeders the faster you will download the file(s).
Another important factor is to have the right media player. Some of the popular choices are BSplayer as it can efficiently find online subtitles and play HD movies in virtually any format possible, VLC or KMPlayer.
Besides open for the public trackers, there are also private trackers that require a ratio of 1.00 or higher, so keep your torrent client running as much as you can.
Also, watch out for viruses with a comprehensive anti-virus and firewall.
Read our article about setting up your firewall or router to properly work with a BitTorrent client.