What is this BitTorrent?
BitTorrent (abbreviated to BT) is a communication protocol for peer-to-peer file sharing (P2P) which is used to distribute data and electronic files over the Internet.
BitTorrent is one of the most common protocols for transferring large files, such as digital video files containing TV shows or video clips or digital audio files containing songs. Peer-to-peer networks have been estimated to collectively account for approximately 43% to 70% of all Internet traffic (depending on location) as of February 2009.
In November 2004, BitTorrent was responsible for 25% of all Internet traffic.
As of February 2013, BitTorrent was responsible for 3.35% of all worldwide bandwidth, more than half of the 6% of total bandwidth dedicated to file sharing.
To send or receive files, a person uses a BitTorrent client on their Internet-connected computer. A BitTorrent client is a computer program that implements the BitTorrent protocol. Popular clients include μTorrent, rTorrent, Xunlei, Transmission, qBittorrent, Vuze, Deluge, BitComet and Tixati. BitTorrent trackers provide a list of files available for transfer, and allow the client to find peer users known as seeds who may transfer the files.
BitTorrent – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BitTorrent
Some useful definitions of BitTorrent words and terms – Vuze Wiki – https://wiki.vuze.com/w/This_funny_word
Glossary of BitTorrent terms – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_BitTorrent_terms
Other useful links
torrents.me top torrent sites list
Opentrackers.org tracker list
Private tracker spreadsheet on Google Docs
RuTracker.org sign-up tutorial (reddit.com)
If you don’t want to register, use the search syntax on Google, DuckDuckGo or whatever search engine you use and use the site:* syntax to search RuTracker:
<“content you are looking for”> site:rutracker.org
for example: das leben der anderen 2006 1080p site:rutracker.org
But I recommend to create an account on RuTracker for easier searching on the tracker etc.
For signing up and navigating the site, you can use Google Chrome’s auto-translate function, the only good thing about Google Chrome hehe 😀