More than half of the people in the world use torrent to download movies and other files such as e-books, games, etc. When you download a file through torrent, there will also many other people like you who are downloading the same file. Torrent has thought about this and decided to use it as an advantage. But, how? When you download, for example, a movie , there will be people from different parts of the world who have either completed the download or are still downloading the file just like you. They will help you for a faster download by sharing the files that they have downloaded with you. Thus, your download is made faster by torrent. But they don't know which torrent to select in order to get a faster download. Well let me show you how to choose any torrent for a faster download. But before knowing that, let us see about what are "seeds" and "peers" (or "Leeches").
What are "Seeds"?
Seeds are not any objects but are people who have completed downloading the whole file and are helping others to download from them by sharing their files. This in-turn increases the download speed.
Let us consider a simple example. Only one pipe pouring water into a tank will take much time to be filled than six pipes pouring water simultaneously into the tank. Here, you are the tank and the pipes are the seeds.
What are "Peers"?
Peers, also called as Leeches are the people who are downloading the same file just like you but they may be located anywhere in the world. The process is called Leeching. The leeching process sometime may affect the download speed if there are more peers(leeches) and less seeds.
Hence, in order to download faster, you must select the torrent that has more seeds and less leeches rather than selecting a new torrent file. Peers may also have some part of the file that you do not have and you may have some that they don't have. In such a case, you can share your files with them and they with you.
Do not try to limit your upload and download rate which may affect your downloading speed. After finishing your download, it is a good practice not to click stop. You will be seeding automatically and help others as a seed. But, if you click stop you will not be seeded.Other articles you might be interested to read :How does the BitTorrent Technology work? - Clear explanationHow to Download a buffering video from streaming media like Youtube, Metacafe, etc..
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