Torrents are one of the most popular ways to share files on the Internet. If you create your own torrent file, you allow other people to download the files directly from your computer. In some cases, this is much more efficient than first uploading the files to an online data warehouse site and then offering the upload there.
You can create a torrent file if you are sharing files that are too large for email, or if your normal file sharing method does not support very large files or certain file types. Torrents do not differ in file type or size, so you can share literally whatever you want as much as you want.
When you use torrents made by other people that you get from torrent sites, the creators follow the same steps as you do. It’s actually pretty easy to create your own torrent file – the only problem might be what to do with it when you’re done (we’ll cover that below as well).
You can create a torrent file online or using a desktop torrent client. That’s all you need to know about both methods.
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Create Torrent File Offline
If you already have a torrent program on your computer that is used to download torrents, it may also let you create your own torrent files. If not, several options include Transmission, qBittorrent, uTorrent, and BitComet There are also dedicated torrent clients that can be used to stream movie torrents.
These programs make it extremely easy to create a torrent file, and because they are installed on your computer, torrenting so others can download your files happens in the background with little effort on your part. P>
Here’s how to create a torrent file using qBittorrent as an example (it works on Windows, Mac and Linux).
- Go to Tools> Torrent Creator.
- At the top of the torrent creation window, click the Choose File or Choose Folder button to choose what you are sharing via the torrent file. You can also drag and drop data directly into this text box if you like.
- Optionally check any of the boxes that you think are appropriate for your new torrent file. For example, you can start sharing a torrent immediately after creating it if you check this option.
- In the Tracker URLs text box, enter torrent trackers, which will facilitate communication between all peers that download your files. If you need help, there is a list of these servers in the Torrent Tracker List
- Select Create Torrent at the bottom of the Torrent Creator window, and then save the torrent file to a memorable location.
qBittorrent will now show that the torrent is streaming, which means it is ready to use. You can share your new torrent file with anyone, and all they have to do is upload it to the torrent client to get your files.
Other torrent clients have really similar procedures for creating torrent files. Just look for a menu item called Create Torrent , Create Torrent , New Torrent , or something similar.
Use Online Torrent Builder
Another way to create your own torrent file is to use Online Torrent Creator, a web-based tool that does all the work for you.
All you have to do to create a torrent using this website is download one file or a whole folder full of files, edit some settings if you want, then download the .torrent file to your computer. Everything is very simple!
You can always add tracker URLs later when you download the torrent to your seeding client, but if you want you can do it here. Here you can use the same list of trackers mentioned above.
Share your Torrent file
When you create a torrent file, whether online or offline tool, you will still need a torrent client to distribute (exchange) the actual data files. Any of the above clients will work, but there are others to choose from, such as BitLord, Deluge, Vuze, and FrostWire
As far as sharing the actual torrent file is concerned, any file sharing method will work. One easy way to share your torrent is to email it as a file attachment. You can also upload it to an online file storage like Dropbox or Google Drive and then share a link to it. If you don’t mind others finding your torrent, you can upload it to a torrent site like 1337x
It is important to understand that a torrent file is different from the files you are sharing. The torrent file size is extremely small because it is really just information that tells the torrent client how to handle the files you are sharing.
Documents, videos, photos, etc. that you share remain on your computer even after you share the torrent file. The only time they are copied from your computer is when someone uses a torrent to download your files.
Here’s a quick rundown of how it all works:
- You told the client which files to share.
- The client has given instructions on how to access your data. Li>
- You are sharing a destination list (torrent file) with someone else.
- Another person’s torrent client uses torrenting to figure out how to download files from your computer.
- Your torrent client contacts another person’s client to transfer files.
All your files remain on your computer for as long as you need. No matter how many people torrent your files, your data remains intact because it is only copied to other computers, not moved.