Thursday, 12 April 2012

How to Get Good Download Speed on Seedless Torrent Files

Most of us can relate to the anguish when we finally find a torrent that we really want only to find it on the verge of extinction with little or no seeds. The way to download such torrents is to increase the number of seeds of the torrent by manually adding trackers. A BitTorrent tracker is a server that assists in the communication between peers and keeps a track of how many users have that specific file. So more the number of trackers more the seeds.  

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It has happened quite often to all of us that when we want to download a old torrent file it has very less seeds or no seeds at all Although you can also download a torrent file using Internet Download Manager, IDM but lets give this one a try, shall we?

Trackers are responsible for the number of the seeds. So if you don't have enough seeds means that your trackers was able to track only those many seeds for your file and hence the solution is to put more trackers which will increase the number of seeds and hence the download speed. You can also boost your torrent download speed by tweaking your software's settings or by using CheatEngine.

[ 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.]

For example in this torrent file,

  •  I have 1 seeds and 7 leechers.
  •  I have only one tracker.
  • Peer Exchange, Local peer Discovery and Enable DHT are checked by default.

Now, download these EXTRA TRACKERS and copy them in the torrent's tracker field.

[Right click on the torrent and select properties and copy the extra torrents into the tracker field]

Which is what i did and now notice the change..

  • My seeds have gone up to 44.
  • I have set the maximum upload rate to 1kbps
  • I have copied the trackers from 'extra trackers.txt' file into the tracker field.
As your seeds will go up, your download speed will automatically go up till the limit set by your ISP.