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AZ1
08-04-2010, 04:01 PM
I am downloading a torrent download. But what is the difference between Torrent and normal downloads? Thanks for you help :help:

Speedy Gonzales
08-04-2010, 04:04 PM
There's probably more people with the same file (when you use torrents), than when you download a normal file.

narutophantom
08-04-2010, 04:07 PM
You are probably asking for the difference between torrents and "http" downloads. In a torrent you are connected to a swarm where other users also have or are downloading the file as you and they share the file with you, this is called P2P. An "http" download is a download from a "single" server.

AZ1
08-04-2010, 04:08 PM
There's probably more people with the same file (when you use torrents), than when you download a normal file.

Thanks for your help
I thought it was torrents were smaller:thanks

AZ1
08-04-2010, 04:10 PM
You are probably asking for the difference between torrents and "http" downloads. In a torrent you are connected to a swarm where other users also have or are downloading the file as you and they share the file with you, this is called P2P. An "http" download is a download from a "single" server.

So there is not a big difference?:drool

Speedy Gonzales
08-04-2010, 04:12 PM
Well the file is smaller, (because thats NOT all of the file). Thats why you have peers and seeders. So, it speeds things up

pkm
08-04-2010, 04:20 PM
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=torrent

decibel
09-04-2010, 06:06 PM
Good pictorial explanation here.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BitTorrent_(protocol)