BitTorrent is an American company that has developed the peer-to-peer protocol also known as “BitTorrent.” It has also developed two other clients for this protocol and they are called uTorrent and BitTorrent Mainline. BitTorrent is not only a company and a protocol but it is also a software. When one says “BitTorrent,” the word is more inclined to file transfer using the protocol.
Just what is BitTorrent?
It is an easy, quick and efficient way to transfer files from one computer to another. Instead of downloading a particular file from a particular site, the file is downloaded section by section from various sources that are called seeders. You can make or share a file by using BitTorrent.
You do this my converting the file into a torrent. Peers or downloaders will find your open torrent and then start downloading blocks or pieces of a file. The file downloads to other peers’ computers and these peers share the pieces they downloaded to others who are also attempting to download the same file. The beauty of the system is that sharing of the files makes for an easier and faster download as more and more pieces are sourced from varied seeders.
Free And Legal
BitTorrent per se is not illegal as it is only a means of distributing content. However once you start receiving pieces of files, if copyright infringement is evident, then it’s illegal.
BitTorrent (the company, protocol and software) offers free and legal music downloads for all peers out there. The system is quite efficient as the download is faster while at the same time enjoying less bandwidth usage. BitTorrent offers both free and upgraded form. The BitTorrent Plus offers: antivirus protection for your laptop or PC; HD video and allows for the painless transfer of files to your devices.
BitTorrent offers quick and speedy downloads. It does not control the system.
It Is Easy And Intuitive To Use
Since it’s the open source protocol is managed by the developers of BitTorrent, you have access to the newest and latest technological advances.
Downloading BitTorrent client from BitTorrent is the easiest way to download a torrent file. The site has step-by-step instructions on how to go about downloading torrent files. An online User Manual is also available on site and it will take you from an introductory course about BitTorrent to Basic and Advance Guides to BitTorrent Interface and so on. There is also a Beginner’s Guide on how to download files using BitTorrent client.
BitTorrent.com also offers free and legal music downloads. The site has both free and commercial torrents. Or you also have the option to go to any torrent site, choose and grab the file into your browser then click again to the torrent file into BitTorrent where it will automatically do its bit to download the torrent file. You can then double-click to play. What you do with your file depends on you.
What is your experience with BitTorrent? Good or bad, we’d be happy to know.