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- How can I improve my download speed?
What is this bittorrent all about anyway? How do I get the files?
BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer file protocol used for the distribution of files on the internet. The Reason Bittorrent is fast becoming the recommended means of downloading or uploading content to the internet is because of its ease of use and high speed transfer. In order to download any torrent from this site all you need to do is download any 1 of the following bittorrent client programs from the following list install it and then you will be able to click on any of the torrent links on the site and download. µTorrent , qBittorrent , Tixati or Official BitTorrent among others
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Why can't I upload torrents?
Only specially authorized users (Uploaders) have permission to upload torrents.
What criteria must I meet before I can join the Uploader team?
Currently we do accept new uploaders,if you think you can make a difference do not hesitate to apply Here!.
Remember! Read the Requirments and Write your application carefully! Be sure to include reason why we should accept you as uploader.
Only well written applications with serious intent will be considered.
Do not immediately jump on new torrents
The download speed mostly depends on the seeder-to-leecher ratio (SLR). Poor download speed is mainly a problem with new and very popular torrents where the SLR is low.
(Proselytising sidenote: make sure you remember that you did not enjoy the low speed. Seed so that others will not endure the same.)
There are a couple of things that you can try on your end to improve your speed:
In particular, do not do it if you have a slow connection. The best speeds will be found around the half-life of a torrent, when the SLR will be at its highest. (The downside is that you will not be able to seed so much. It's up to you to balance the pros and cons of this.)
Limit the number of simultaneous connections
Some operating systems (like Windows 9x) do not deal well with a large number of connections, and may even crash. Also some home routers (particularly when running NAT and/or firewall with stateful inspection services) tend to become slow or crash when having to deal with too many connections. There are no fixed values for this, you may try 60 or 100 and experiment with the value. Note that these numbers are additive, if you have two instances of a client running the numbers add up.
Limit the number of simultaneous uploads
Isn't this the same as above? No. Connections limit the number of peers your client is talking to and/or downloading from. Uploads limit the number of peers your client is actually uploading to. The ideal number is typically much lower than the number of connections, and highly dependent on your (physical) connection.
Just give it some time
As explained above peers favour other peers that upload to them. When you start leeching a new torrent you have nothing to offer to other peers and they will tend to ignore you. This makes the starts slow, in particular if, by change, the peers you are connected to include few or no seeders. The download speed should increase as soon as you have some pieces to share.
You can try these:
Post in the Forums, by all means. You'll find it is usually a friendly and helpful place, provided you follow a few basic guidelines:
- Make sure your problem is not really in this FAQ. There's no point in posting just to be sent back here.
- Before posting read the sticky topics (the ones at the top). Many times new information that still hasn't been incorporated in the FAQ can be found there.
- Help us in helping you. Do not just say "it doesn't work!". Provide details so that we don't have to guess or waste time asking. What client do you use? What's your OS? What's your network setup? What's the exact error message you get, if any? What are the torrents you are having problems with? The more you tell the easiest it will be for us, and the more probable your post will get a reply.
- And needless to say: be polite. Demanding help rarely works, asking for it usually does the trick.