67 views posted 12 Feb 2012, 21:22
How To Download Torrent File using IDM▼6 comments
Downloading torrent files with IDM is a very good trick to increase your download speed(Especially when you torrent has less seed) but unfortunately torrific.com which is a key website in this trick is taken down
1. First of all , you have to download the torrent file(.torrent) which you want to download.
2. Then just go to the website www.torcache.net and upload the torrent file that you have just downloaded and click on the cache! button.
3. This will give you a new torrent file . You just have to copy the link of the new torrent file from the opened window.
4. Then go to the website www.torrific.com and create an account there(in case you don’t have) and login to your account. Then paste the address of the new torrent obtained in step 3 and click on Get button.
5. Now you will get the list of available files present in that torrent file. Then click on the initiate bittorrent transmission button. This will give the full option to download the file. Just click on any link and you can see the download manager-IDM popping out for downloading the file.
Now enjoy the ultimate Speed of IDM for downloading torrents too…
0 views posted 20 Jan 2012, 08:58
It appeared that the country’s Internet population exceeded the 500 million mark by the end of last year. The government-sponsored China Internet Network Information Center has recently calculated some statistics, according to which China added around 28,000,000 new Internet users during the second half of 2011.▼2 comments
In other words, at the end of December 2011, China could boast 513 million Internet users. It means that over 38.3% of the country population already had a connection to the Internet, which is up 4% from last year. Meanwhile, the number of people accessing the worldwide web from their mobile devices has also increased, reaching the mark of 355 million users. Currently, 69.3% of the country’s Internet users connect through their handsets, and this number is also up from 66.2% in 2010.
At the same time, the number of Chinese users connecting to the web through their desktops has dropped to 73.4%, but the number of Internet users accessing the web from their laptops has remained steady at 46.8%. Meanwhile, it has been emphasized that the overall Internet growth in the country has actually been slowing down. The industry experts believe this is because most Chinese citizens within the 10 to 29 year old age range already have access to the Internet, while older people are less likely to express much interest in it.
At the moment, the most popular activities of the Chinese users on the Internet include instant messaging, using search engines, and listening to online music. Indeed, the observers point out that microblogs have been growing rapidly – for instance, their numbers have already reached 250 million users, which is almost 4 times up from 63 million in 2010.
0 views posted 20 Jan 2012, 08:55
Last week supporters of the new US copyright legislations SOPA and PIPA began to worry, as the chairman of the Oversight committee in the House of Representatives claimed that unless there was consensus on the legislation, nobody would support the anti-piracy bills.▼6 comments
Although the Oversight committee in the House of Representatives remains concerned about Senate action on the PIPA legislation, it is still confident that flawed legislation won’t be taken up by the House. Instead, they will keep working to tackle outstanding concerns and to build consensus before any copyright law comes before the House for a vote.
So, the White House publicly expressed its concerns about some of the bills’ provisions, thus giving a fatal blow to supporters of the anti-piracy laws, among whom 6 movie studios and 4 record labels hoping that the American Justice Department would receive the authority to block access to foreign sites facilitating piracy in case the bills were to pass. Moreover, the government is supposed to be able to force intermediaries like credit card companies, Internet advertisers, and broadband providers to cut off their support to such “notorious” services.
Meanwhile, the strong campaigns against both SOPA and PIPA bills have convinced lawmakers to drop DNS provisions. A vote on PIPA is scheduled to be held by the Senate on January 24. Indeed, once petitions to stop the laws began wondering online, senators announced that they would remove the DNS provisions from the suggested legislation. After this the support for SOPA and PIPA kept growing weaker as 6 Republican senators asked Majority Leader to postpone the vote on the bills.
In spite of the fact that the White House disapproves with both proposed laws, it said that Internet piracy became a real problem harming the US economy and threatening jobs for a serious number of middle class workers. In addition, it hurts America’s most creative and innovative firms and entrepreneurs, i.e. literally everyone – from struggling musicians to production crews and from the start-up social media companies to major film studios. Meanwhile, the existing instruments aren’t strong enough to tackle the worst Internet pirates. As a result, the White House is calling both supporters and opponents to the bills to suggest a viable solution to address copyright violation and protect the web and free speech.
0 views posted 16 Jan 2012, 04:43
Apple Inc can get USD10 for every Android device sold around the world▼22 comments
Every Android device that is sold can make Apple Inc. earn atleast $10 for each device. Yes, considering the official numbers that 0.7 Million (7 Lac) android devices are activated each day, Apple can earn 7 Million USD each day by doing nothing.
You should be aware of the famous legal war that is being fought by Google (Android) vs Apple (iPhone-iPad) makers. Both have been busy punching each other with bunch of lawsuits for patent violations. Apple did played wild and banned many Android devices from HTC and Samsung from being used in Europe as well as Australia. Since Apple is Patent owner of hundreds of key technologies, thus it is very much possible that almost every device based on Android is violating Apple’s patents in some way.
Apple did repeatedly accused Samsung for designing it’s Galaxy Tab an almost exact copy of its iPad lineup and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 even got banned in Australia for few days upon court orders, but was lifted very soon.
Experts say that, if Apple focuses on issuing patent Licenses to others, than it can earn upto $10/sale of Android device. But instead it seams Apple’s target is to slow down Android from gaining popularity and is trying to slow it down in whatever way possible. Lets see for how long this years old fight, yet much heated war has to go on.
0 views posted 01 Jan 2012, 01:58
After being litigated by Universal Music Group, Veoh Networks won as a federal appeals court handed down the decision in their favor. Last week the court ruled that if the site operator can successfully keep users from publishing copyrighted content, they aren’t responsible for copyright violation.▼8 comments
The lawsuit in question was watched attentively by the entertainment industry: by winning, Veoh Networks have really set a precedent, because it is the first national case that managed to reach the appeal court. As a result, a federal panel in the US is currently considering an appeal filed by Viacom in a similar copyright case launched against YouTube.
Launched 5 years ago, Veoh Networks lets its users to publish videos on their site. However, the service does instruct the users not to publish copyrighted content. In addition, the company is using filtering means in order to remove more than 60,000 copyrighted videos. However, even despite all those precautions, the company acknowledges that a number of copyrighted videos have been downloaded from their website. Back in 2007, Universal Music Group filed a lawsuit against Veoh Networks, claiming that their protective tools were insufficient and that the firm knew, or should have been aware, that its users have uploaded copyrighted videos and music that belong to Universal Music Group.
The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals of San Francisco didn’t agree with the claims of the entertainment industry and exonerated Veoh Networks, deciding that the company was eligible for “safe harbor” under the DMCA. In reply, Universal Music Group argued that Veoh Networks knew that the uploaded content was copyrighted, and that’s why the firm should be held liable. However, the court didn’t change their opinion and decided that since Veoh Networks complied with deleting the copyrighted content it cannot be guilty.
Judge Raymond Fisher said in the 3-0 ruling that rights owners knew exactly what content they own, and therefore are better able to identify violating copies than such service providers as Veoh Networks. In their response, Michael Elking, representing Veoh Networks, claimed that the court’s decision was an important victory for the digital media marketplace.
0 views posted 01 Jan 2012, 01:55
Good news for people staying far from home on holidays but willing to torrent remotely! As you might already know, remote file-sharing has been available for a while thus far, as uTorrent’s Remote App was quite helpful for that. But in a case when you need to download a file from outside your home – for example, when you visit a friend or stay in another country – Dropbox offers a better solution than the one provided by uTorrent Remote.▼8 comments
Dropbox is widely known as a cloud-based service, which provides its users with the opportunity to synchronize files between modern devices and the cloud. In addition, the user is also able to access files through using the service’s site. This now allows them to send torrents to uTorrent remotely. In order to do that, you must first install Dropbox on your PC, then create a new folder within the installation directory, and finally launch uTorrent. In the application, visit Options -> Preferences, choose the Directories tab and check “Automatically load .torrents from”. Underneath you should choose Dropbox’s newly created folder. It is that easy!
After completing this procedure, you can log into Dropbox’s online service from any PC and save torrents into the folder you just created. Within this operation, the cloud will synchronize the torrent files with your PC located at your house provided it is online. If the computer is online right after you have uploaded your torrent files, it will automatically start download. Otherwise, downloads will start as soon as your PC is online and uTorrent is launched.
This seems to be a very convenient way to share files remotely. However, if you don’t like Dropbox for any reason, you are able to use most of the cloud-based services available online.
34 views posted 20 Dec 2011, 10:51
How to speed up uTorrent▼17 comments
1# Choosing the right BitTorrent client
Use the better clients like uTorrent, Vuze or the BitTorrent .
2#Go for healthy seeds and peers
A seed (or seeder) is anyone who has one complete copy of the file being shared across the torrent network. A leech (or a leecher) is the person who does not have the complete file yet but has joined the network to download it. A leecher becomes a seeder when he downloads the entire file and then shares it across the network.
increase torrent downloading speed by choosing healthy seeds
For high torrent speeds, the best bet is in numbers. The greater the number of seeders, the healthier the torrent and the better the chance of higher speeds. The rule of thumb says to choose the torrent files with a high number of seeders and preferably lesser number of leechers i.e. a higher seed-leecher ratio.
3#Get through the firewall
Firewalls can block all incoming BitTorrent connections coming through. To ensure otherwise, a firewall should be manually configured to accept the connections and let it through the client.
4#Limit your upload rate
A peer to peer network is all about sharing alike, but an unlimited upload rate hits the download rate too. Using the speed tests, find out your maximum upload speed and then set your client’s upload rate (Global Upload Rate in uTorrent) to about 80% of your maximum upload speed. You can also try varying your upload speeds ““ keep it high initially and then gradually bring it down towards the middle of the download.
5#Go to a different port
The default port for the BitTorrent protocol is any between port numbers 6881-6999.the uTorrent port is randomized each time it starts. Set a specific port by not enabling the Randomize Port setting.
6#Bandwidth and connections
*Your BitTorrent client’s settings options will let you enter figures for ““
Global maximum number of connections gives the maximum number of connections that a BitTorrent client can make for any P2P exchange. Setting this too high does NOT mean higher speeds. Setting it too high would take up useless bandwidth and too low a figure would miss out on peers. For my 256kbps connection, I have a setting of 130.
*Maximum number of connected peers per torrent gives the maximum number of peers that a BitTorrent client can connect to for any P2P exchange. Experiment by setting this number close to the available peers for a particular torrent. For my 256kbps connection, I have a default setting of 70.
Number of upload slots per torrent gives the maximum number of peers that a BitTorrent client will upload to for any P2P exchange. A low setting may affect downloads. For my 256kbps connection, I have a setting of 3.
Enable outgoing protocol encryption and put a checkmark on Allow Incoming Legacy Connections.With protocol encryption, ISPs find it difficult if not impossible to detect that the traffic is coming from BitTorrent. Experiment with enabled, disabled and forced options because you could be getting better speeds with encryption disabled.
149 views posted 19 Dec 2011, 08:16
BitTorrent client running on a computer on the Internet, which transfers data to and from other clients, is called a peer. Speaking in the strict meaning of the word, a peer does not have the complete file; only parts of it. However, in a more general sense, the word “peer” is often used to refer any BitTorrent client connected in a swarm .
Sometimes peers are also called leeches, which in a neutral sense mean “downloaders”. But note that some other times, leech also has a negative connotation, meaning a peer with bad impact on the swarm; namely, someone who has a very poor share ratio (s/he downloads much more than s/he uploads back). This occurs whenever one of the following things happens:
The leech has an asymmetric Internet connection, thus downloading much faster than s/he uploads but s/he doesn’t keep seeding after finishing the download;
The leech has a hacked, modified client in order to intentionally avoid uploading;
The leech drastically limits his/her client’s upload bandwidth
A torrent swarm is a term used to describe the totality of clients sharing that torrent at any point, or to put it in other words, the totality of peers actively participating in a torrent by downloading.
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A seed is a peer that has a complete copy of the torrent’s contents and keeps uploading it (i.e. the torrent is still present and active in the Task List)
Usually one can do that, in any BitTorrent client, by leaving the task running after completing the download. Generally speaking and especially in the initial phases of the swarm, the more seeders there are, the better the chances of getting a higher download speed. However, after a while, depending on how many aggregate copies of the torrent there are among the peers (health percentage), that number might not be that relevant, anymore.
Nevertheless, if every client who completed a download would remove the task as soon as finished, that torrent would pretty soon be dead. Therefore, seeding is a paramount activity on the BitTorrent Network; it's what makes it work and what gives you the possibility to find all those files you seek.
Therefore, in order to share with others what you have downloaded, just leave the task running in your client until it reaches at least a 1.5 - 2.0 share ratio. Also in BitComet, another technology called Long-Term Seeding will make sure that any present task even if stopped (i.e. inactive) will still upload towards other BitComet peers through the means of LT-Seeding protocol, which is proprietary to BitComet, provided there is available unused upload bandwidth, that LT-Seeding is enabled globally on you client as well as on that particular task (which is the case by default) and that the torrent isn't private.
Bottom line, as long as the task is present in the Task List of BitComet in a state or another it's a good chance it's still uploading.
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When a peer wants to join the swarm of a certain torrent it will need a bootstrap method. That is, it needs some way to learn about the other peers who share that torrent in order to begin negotiating connections and transfers with them. According to the original design of the BitTorrent protocol, that bootstrap mechanism is provided by the tracker (later extensions also allow the use of other additional methods such as DHT).
A BitTorrent tracker is a HTTP/HTTPS server that indirectly mediates the communication between peers (which are using the BitTorrent protocol) and that keeps track of which seeds and peers are in the swarm. In order to initiate downloads, clients need to communicate with the tracker, and to get a list of peers currently connected to it, who are participating in that torrent’s swarm. The tracker, actually, is not directly involved in any data transfer and does not have a copy of the file(s) for the torrents it tracks. Once the list of peers is obtained, peer communication can continue without a tracker. However, clients report statistics information to the tracker periodically and in exchange receive updated information about new peers to which they can connect or about peers which have left the swarm.
Basically, the tracker is a service which responds to HTTP GET requests. The requests include metrics from clients that help the tracker keep overall statistics about the torrent. The response includes a peer list that helps the client participate in the torrent. The base URL consists of the “announce URL” as defined in the metadata (.torrent) file.
A tracker server should not be mistaken with and should be differentiated from a BitTorrent index server. A BitTorrent index is a server which contains a list of .torrent files, usually including descriptions and other information and which will serve the actual .torrent files to anyone who will choose to download something from the list.
Many BitTorrent websites act as both tracker and index. Sites such as these publicize the tracker's URL and allow users to publish (upload) torrents to the index with the tracker's URL embedded in them, providing all the features necessary to initiate a download.
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The DHT (Distributed Hash Table) Network is used to find IP addresses of peers present in a swarm, in addition to or instead of those provided by a tracker. DHT allows to search for peers using queries based on info hash and requires no interaction whatsoever with the tracker(s) of that torrent. By default it is enabled in BitComet and many people use it unknowingly.
There are two flavors of DHT used in the BitTorrent Network; one used by Azureus and an alternative but incompatible version introduced by the Mainline BitTorrent client. There is, however, a plugin available for Azureus Vuze which allows it to access the Mainline DHT Network, which is the network used by BitComet, μTorrent and other clients which have implemented DHT.
“Distributed hash tables (DHTs) are a class of decentralized distributed systems that provide a lookup service similar to a hash table: (key, value) pairs are stored in the DHT, and any participating node can efficiently retrieve the value associated with a given key. Responsibility for maintaining the mapping from keys to values is distributed among the nodes, in such a way that a change in the set of participants causes a minimal amount of disruption. This allows DHTs to scale to extremely large numbers of nodes and to handle continual node arrivals, departures, and failures.
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Peer Exchange (PEX)
In BitTorrent file sharing networks, Peer Exchange is used to help maintain a swarm of peers that are collaborating to share a given torrent. In the original BitTorrent design, the peers depend on a tracker to find and maintain the swarm. Peer Exchange allows the members of the swarm to exchange information about other peers in the swarm, directly, without polling the tracker. This is faster and reduces the load on the tracker.
Peer Exchange does not entirely eliminate the need for a tracker since when a peer wants to join the swarm of a given torrent for the first time, it must still make contact with the tracker to find the swarm. Additionally, in some scenarios it is possible for the swarm to split and occasional polling of the tracker(s) will merge it back together.
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According to the original BitTorrent Network model, .torrent files are downloaded from torrent web sites (usually index sites). Upon downloading the file the BitTorrent client calculates a 20-byte SHA-1 hash of the info key from the .torrent file which it uses in the query made to the tracker (or to the DHT Network) to uniquely identify the torrent and find out IP addresses of other peers sharing that torrent, to which it will subsequently connect and download the contents referred in the .torrent file.
130 views posted 17 Dec 2011, 10:05
How to create a .torrent file with utorrent▼9 comments
1. Open up utorrent and click on the 'create new torrent' icon as shown below
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2. A box will appear. If you are uploading a single file then click 'Add file' (1). If you are uploading a folder with files in it then click 'Add directory' (2). Here we will add a directory, but the principle is just the same if you are uploading a single file.
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3. Browse to the folder where the files you want to upload are located, as shown. Then click 'OK'
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4. Fill in the URLs of the trackers you wish to use. A list of public trackers you can use can be found
. If you use more than one tracker (which is a good idea) then separate each URL with a blank line as shown below. Tick the 'start seeding' box. Then click on the 'Create and save as...' button
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5. Select where to save the .torrent file to when prompted. It doesn't really matter where you put it so long as you remember where it is. The desktop is a good obvious place! laugh.gif Then click on 'save'
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6. You should then see your new torrent in your active list in utorrent, and the status should say 'seeding' as shown below. If you get any error messages such as 'Error: the system cannot find the file specified' then there is a problem and you should try again.
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7. Now you are ready to upload your .torrent file to mininova. The mininova upload page is here
Make sure you check that the contents of your torrent isn't against our rules or it will be removed. Then click on the 'browse' button beside the 'torrent file' box, and locate your .torrent file (which you previously saved onto your desktop).
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8. Then choose a category for your upload, change the name of your upload if you like, and add an optional description. If you wish to submit your torrent anonymously then tick the box. Finally, click submit, and that should be it. Don't forget to leave it to seed! smile.gif