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How To Download Torrents Using Magnet Links
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Posted September 30th, 2010 at 22:05 by Viper007Bond in FinalGear.com

As you may have noticed, Torrage and ZoinkIT have been down and/or are overloaded. We use these sites to host our .torrent files.

Luckily though you don’t actually need to download a .torrent file in your browser in order to download a torrent. Magnet links provide the same functionality as a .torrent file, but instead the data needed to download the video is acquired using the DHT feature in all modern BitTorrent clients. Infact many sites such as The Pirate Bay have stopped using .torrent files and now exclusively use magnet URLs.

All you need to do to use magnet URIs is make sure your BitTorrent client is associated with them. In µTorrent, you can do that by going to Options → Preferences → General and then pressing the “Associate with magnet URIs” button.

After having done so, you can then click a magnet link and your BitTorrent client will do the rest.

Hope that helps! If not and you’re still having trouble, please post a new reply in this help thread.

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