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What is .Torrent File Extension?

Identify the Technical Aspects of Torrent file Type:

Format Type:Binary
File Category:Metainfo File
MIME Type:application/x-bittorrent
File Hex Signature:64 38 3A 61 6E 6E 6F 75 6E 63 65

Introduction about Torrent File Extension

Torrent is a special kind of protocol that was developed by BitTorrent for overcoming the limitations of peer-to-peer network. A peer-to-peer network consists of thousands of computer system connected to the network and it is not the easiest task to search a file on these network. To resolve these drawbacks torrent protocol is developed by BitTorrent. In Torrent the problem of searching a file over large network is solved by creating a .torrent file that contains the information of different peers and seeds for a file that we want to download by using the torrent protocol on torrent network.

What are Seeds and Peers in Torrent File and How do they Work

Seeds: Seeds are the workstation with having the torrent open in their client and they are now just sharing (seeding) the file with others but not downloading any file or part of the file from others.

Peers (Leecher): Peers are the one which don't have the complete data or file but they are still sharing the part of files they already have downloaded with others who are missing those part of the files.

Music, Video games, Tv shows and Movies are the file types that are normally downloaded by using the BitTorrent.

Programs that Supports Torrent Files?

Open Torremt file Extension in Windows Platform :

  1. uTorrent
  2. BitTorrent
  3. Opera
  4. Vuze
  5. FlashGet

Open Torrent files in MAC OSX:

  1. uTorrent
  2. BitTorrent
  3. XTorrent
  4. Opera
  5. Vuze

Open Torrent file in Linux OS

  1. Transmission
  2. Vuze
  3. Deluge
  4. Opera

Open Torrent file in Android OS

  1. Delphi Softwares Flud
  2. ĀµTorrent
  3. BitTorrent Pro