Written by Mårten Björk •
Go to the uTorrent website to download the 64-bit web version. Open the downloaded file. Click Continue and follow the rest of the installation instructions. During software installation, you may be asked to enter the Mac password.
Using torrents, you can quickly download movies, films and other files to your Mac. A torrent is a file with the file extension .torrent. This article will explain how to download torrents on a Mac.
Are torrent files legal?
Torrent files are not illegal, but downloading copyrighted material is. However, there are many torrent files out there containing non-copyrighted material which is why we choose to publish this article.
How torrent downloads work on the Mac
Without going all geeky, we’ll now try to explain how torrents work.
Someone downloads a .torrent file
The first thing that happens is that a user downloads a .torrent file. This file is very small and contains only a list of the files that are to be downloaded and some other stuff used by the user’s torrent application.
Opening the torrent
The next thing that happens is that the person that downloaded the file opens it with an application designed to handle this kind of file (more about these applications later). This application will try to find other people trying to download the same file. The torrent application will now grab pieces of the file from the other computers and put them together into one file. The user’s torrent application will in its turn start to share pieces that you have downloaded with other users. You get some and you give some.
Torrent applications for the Mac
There are various torrent applications available for Mac users. In this article, we’ll tell you about our favorite application, Transmission. It’s simple to use and free (we’re not paid to say this).
Transmission is a great torrent application for Mac. It’s easy to understand, it works pretty flawlessly and it has most of the features that one wants. To download Transmission, click here (download will begin immediately).
Adding torrent files to Transmission
Create a new downloads folder
Okay, let’s assume that you have downloaded Transmission and want to start downloading files. The first thing you should do is create a folder where your downloads will be put. For instance, name it “Downloads” and place it on your desktop.
Tell Transmission that you want your downloads to be out into that folder
Now, open Transmission and go to the top menu. Click Transmission > Preferences. In the preferences window, click the second tab labeled “Transfers”. A drop-down menu is now available and from that menu, choose the folder where you want your downloads to be put (the folder you just created).
Get a torrent file
The next thing you do is download a .torrent file. You do this from your web browser. Find a web site that offers torrents and find a download button. When you click it, a .torrent file will be downloaded to your computer.
Open the .torrent file with Transmission
Now drag the torrent file into Transmission and it will be visible in the list. All the files that you want to download will now be created in the Downloads folder. These files are useless and broken until Transmission says that the files are 100% downloaded. You can throw the .torrent file away after adding it to Transmission.
Download problems that may occur
The torrent download won’t start
The problem with torrents is that they depend on someone seeding the file from his or her computer. Seeding means that you allow other users to download parts of the file from your computer. Sometimes no users are downloading or seeding the file and therefore it can’t be downloaded.
Try to find another file. Finding good torrents might be tricky, but have patience.
uTorrent Web is a browser torrent download tool like Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Opera ...
To download torrent files, you can choose from a variety of torrent download tools like uTorrent, BitTorrent, etc. Recently, BitTorrent has officially released uTorrent Web tool, which supports torrent downloads on popular web browsers like Chrome. , Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Opera . Especially when the user has turned off the web browser, the tool will continue to download the file. The tool basically works via the WebUI interface on the browser, reducing the resources used on the system when dragging the torrent file to download. The following article will guide you how to use the uTorrent Web tool to download torrent files.
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Instructions for downloading torrent using uTorrent Web
Users click on the link below to install the uTorrent Web tool on their computer.
Click on the download file and proceed with the installation as usual. In the first interface click Next to continue.
Note in the process of installing the tool, you will see the interface suggest installing antivirus program, removing the check mark at By accepting this offer, you agree to Adware Antivirus Free . Click Next to continue.
Continue to press Decline on the suggested interface and install the second Avast Free Antivirus software.
Finally we wait for the uTorrent Web installation process to complete.
After installation is complete, we will see the software automatically run in the background and displayed in the system tray.
The uTorrent Web web interface will now open on the system's default browser with the interface shown below. If the service requires you to install the Browser Safety extension, skip the request.
With the search bar on the same interface, users can enter the torrent file name into the Search for a torrent box, then press Enter. Click on the name displayed below the search box.
Search results will appear on Google for you to copy the link magnet or download torrent files.
In case the user already has a torrent file on the computer, we just need to drag and drop the file into the interface. Or click the Browse button to open the folder containing torrent files.
To paste the magnet link of the selected file into + Torrent . Display Add Torrent interface and paste the link to Paste magnet / torrent link here and click Add Torrent to download.
The torrent download process will proceed shortly. In the interface click the Files button to see the download status of each file, if it contains many files. Or pause the download for the file by pushing the horizontal bar to the left at Download.
Also at this interface, users can view the video content of the file being downloaded on uTorrent Web. The content of the video will display corresponding to the% load shown in the Progress status bar .
The video playback speed as well as the video quality will depend on the downloaded capacity, network speed, the number of machines with the full copy of the file and uploading it.
During the download process you can completely exit the browser run by uTorrent Web in the system. To reopen, simply click the uTorrent Web icon in the system tray. If you want to pause the download process, right-click the icon and select Exit .
To customize uTorrent Web settings, in the interface click on the gear icon in the right corner of the interface.
In the basic setup interface, there will be changes to settings including:
- Language: Change the interface language. By default, English will be used.
- Default download folder: Click Change to change the location for the downloaded file. Default Downloads folder.
- Start uTorrent Web when computer starts: Default uTorrent Web starts with Windows.
- Open each tab in a new torrent: Uncheck if you don't want the browser to open a new tab when downloading a new torrent.
- Clear search history: Clear search history.
Scrolling down to the Advanced Settings section will have 2 more options:
- uTorrent Web is your default torrent client: Using uTorrent Web is the client to download the default torrent.
- Manage Bandwidth: Set download / upload speeds on uTorrent Web.
Above is how to use the uTorrent Web tool to download torrents on current popular web browsers. The tool will not take up much system space to pull torrents, due to the use of the web interface to download. uTorrent Web will be integrated with the default web browser on Windows.
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I wish you all success!