Monday, May 12, 2008

How to download torrents without a torrent client

A unique online service called Torrent2exe allows users to download torrents without having to install a torrent client by converting the torrent file into a standalone EXE file.

Using Torrent2exe is very simple. Copy the URL of the torrent file or browse to the location of the torrent file in your hard disk to automatically upload it to their site. Once you they have got the URL of the torrent file, they will convert it into a self downloading EXE file.

Here you get the option to select the size of the EXE file to be downloaded. There is a "Small size" where you will have to download the EXE file along with an additional program file. This happens only once per computer. Then there is a "Normal size" where the whole EXE file along with the additional program files are downloaded each time you choose to download a torrent.

Didn't get it? Let me explain. Suppose you want to see a movie. What will you require? A movie player and the movie itself. Now you have two choices. In the first choice, you download the movie and the movie player, which needs to be downloaded only once. Subsequent movie downloads do not require you to download the movie player since you have already downloaded it. However, if you move to another computer you will need to download the movie player once again.  This is the "small size". In the second choice, you download the movie along with the movie player every time you download a new movie. This is the "normal size"

After you have download the converted EXE file, just run it and it will automatically start downloading the torrent.

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The standalone EXE file makes it easier for people to share files and applications on the Internet. You can publish the EXE files on your site or blog to make the downloads easy for visitors, send EXE files to your friends who don't want to be bothered with installing the client.

Torrent2exe is available both as an online service and as a desktop application.

Update: Some people are reporting that their anti-virus program detects a virus with this application. If you are worried, here is an alternative.

BitLet is a web service that lets you download torrents without installing a torrent client in your computer. BitLet takes advantage of the Java Virtual Machine plugin for browsers to run a torrent client inside your browser. To download torrent through Bitlet, follow these steps:

1. Copy the torrent URL of the file you want to download.

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2. Paste the URL into BitLet and click the “Download torrent” button.

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3. Wait for Java Virtual Machine to start. You will have to download and install the plugin from http://www.java.com/. Choose a location to save the file, and the downloading will commence.

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Do not close the download window until the download completes.

Another way to download torrents without a torrent client is to download via HTTP like regular file downloads

29 comments:

  1. This is a great idea (at least for me!) No more installing BT for the technically unsavvy...

    Some people might have issues with d/l exe files but hey you can't win them all right?

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  2. What are d/l exe files?

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  3. d\l is download so he tried to say :
    "Some people might have issues with downloading exe files but hey you can't win them all right?"

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  4. its a very nice news.now i can download movies.

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  5. I can download EXE file but when I run that file, no percentage didn't increase. Why? Please reply me.

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  6. norton detected a trojan when i scanned the exe so download with caution, I find www.torrelay.com to be far better

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  7. @Myat Min: To download a torrent file you will need enough seeders (uploaders). If there is no or very few seeders for a particular torrent file, you can't download it.

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  8. the exe is detected as a trojan on my virus scanner!!!

    how about downloading a torrent client?

    its just a matter of seconds-to-minutes.

    www.utorrent.com

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  9. Erm yeah i tried it and it was a fucking trojan horse. You taking the fucking piss or something?
    Nah it aint fuckin funny couldve messed up my whole computer you fuckin dickhead.

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  10. How can we limit the upload speed after/before running the genrated exe file ?

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  11. virus baruthe kano...

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  12. Seriously, this is virus. do not use it!

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  13. Torrents2exe sends virus... AVG Internet Security detected even before I start downloading.. Don't give it a damn...

    Block Torrents2exe...

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  14. i m a software engineer!! the above file is a VIRUS!!

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  15. I'm PRoject manager .. this is not VIRUS !!!

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  16. AVG detects it as virus because it is actually changing the extension of the torrent file. i.e its extension is changed from .torrent to .exe . AVG scanning mechanism is such that if you change the extension of ANY file, then it will flag it as virus. If you don't believe me, try changing the extension of some file, and then scan it, AVG will say it's a virus.

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  17. anyone gave it a try and it worked ??

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  18. oh godddd........this is shit!!!!!!my avg detected a malware........plz dont use it!!

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  19. AVG detects it as virus because it is actually changing the extension of the torrent file. i.e its extension is changed from .torrent to .exe . AVG scanning mechanism is such that if you change the extension of ANY file, then it will flag it as virus. If you don't believe me, try changing the extension of some file, and then scan it, AVG will say it's a virus.( so if i change some of my files AVG will think there is a virus on my PC then i will not use AVG I'll use AVAST it is better then AVG and is completely free

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  20. yeah this sounds like a virus......

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  21. torrific.com went dead..

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  22. it is a trojan virus... they r making u fool.

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  23. hi..i am a hostelite..so there is a proxy server preventing torrents..i tried torrent2exe..i selected a torrent having 8000 seeders..still no progress in torrent2exe..!

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  24. TROJ confirmed!!!

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  25. There are some other free services on the Internet which download their users' torrent files and upon the completion of download provide them by direct link. You can find more about this type of websites at http://www.torrentstodirectlink.herobo.com/. The main characteristics of these services are their simplicity, high speed and security.

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  26. I M A SOFTWARE ENGINEER
    ITS NOT A VIRUS
    ANTIVIRUS DETECTED IT AS A TROJAN
    COZ ITS A SEFT EXECUTING EXE FILE

    LEARN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TWO FIRST
    ITS SAFE FOR SURE

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  27. I have been using Torrent2exe for about 3 months now with no problems. The only downside is you can only download one file at a time.

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