μTorrent

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A presentation highlighting the features of the BitTorrent client called μTorrent. It also explains how to download data using Torrent files.

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  • µTorrent  is a freeware, metadata client by BitTorrent, Inc. It is available for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. Both versions are written in C++. It gets the "µ" in its name from the SI prefix "micro" meaning one one-millionth. The program is designed to use minimal computer resources while offering complete functionality in its operations.
  • μTorrent

    1. 1. μTorrent By BitTorrentTM Inc.
    2. 2. OVERVIEW Development Use Merits Demerits Terms Conclusion
    3. 3. DEVELOPMENT The μTorrent application was originally developed by Ludving Strigeus in 2005 for Microsoft Windows. Size of the application was just 77 KB. Serge Paquet on December 7 2007 developed it for Linux GUI and MAC OS X. Size of the application was 1.46 MB.
    4. 4. Version Size Release 1.0.0 77 KB 2005 / 9 / 18 1.1.7.2 98 KB 2005 / 10 / 22 1.2.2 107 KB 2005 / 11 / 25 1.3.0 115 KB 2005 / 12 / 10 1.4.2 142 KB 2006 / 1 / 11 1.5.0 155 KB 2006 / 3 / 8 1.6.1 173 KB 2007 / 2 / 15 1.7.7 214 KB 2008 / 1 / 25 1.8.9 282 KB 2009 / 10 / 29 2.0.0 311 KB 2010 / 1 / 25 2.0.3 319.8 KB 2010 / 7 / 21 MICROSOFT WINDOWS ANALYSIS
    5. 5. TERMINOLOGY Client Tracker Torrent Seeder Leecher Swarm Peer to Peer (P2P)
    6. 6. Peer to Peer The technology used for file sharing over the internet. Each node or computer in a P2P network has the ability to behave as a server as well as a client.
    7. 7. Client The application that enables P2P file sharing or which provides an interface for the same. In this case e.g. μTorrent.
    8. 8. Torrent The Torrent is a file which contains metadata about all files to be shared. It contains the address of the Tracker for all its communication in the Swarm.
    9. 9. Seeder Leecher Swarm A seeder is a peer that  has a complete copy  of the torrent and still  offers it for upload.  A leecher is  a peer that has a  complete copy of the  torrent but does not  offer it for upload.  All peers (including seeders +  leechers) sharing a torrent are  called Swarm. e.g. 2 Seeders and 4 Leechers  make a Swarm of 6.
    10. 10. Tracker The Tracker is a server which  keeps track of which peer is seeding  or leeching. This is useful in  calculating the Share Ratio. Upload is 10% Download is 46%
    11. 11. USE Go to www.google.co.in and  search for “Download utorrent”.
    12. 12. Click on the first result to get to  the Download page.
    13. 13. Click on the “Download Now”  button and receive a file  “utorrent.exe”
    14. 14. 1 2 34
    15. 15. The application window opens right after  the setup is complete. 1 2 3
    16. 16. μTorrent for Mac OS X. 1 2 3
    17. 17. Go to Options. Click Speed Guide. Configure your network.
    18. 18. TZ Go to any of these websites to download the desired .torrent file. www.thepiratebay.org www.mininova.com www.isohunt.com www.torrentz.com
    19. 19. Click on the desired torrent file. There are hundreds of results, chose the ones having more or equal peers in the swarm.
    20. 20. Click on “Download This Torrent”
    21. 21. Open the torrent file.
    22. 22. Configure your download options.
    23. 23. The numeric value inside the parenthesis increases as the number of downloads increase. The current status shows that there is only one torrent being downloaded. Navigation Panel
    24. 24. Preview Panel Name of the torrent Actual Size of the files depicted in the metadata This panel lets you know about the basic details of the actual data and not the metadata.
    25. 25. Details Panel Minute details of the actual data is displayed here.
    26. 26. Why μTorrent?  It uses P2P networking thus is a fast growing download application.  It uses metadata by .torrent files as means for file sharing.  It provides 5 times faster downloads than the usual download.  Desired data is always available in torrents.  It is much secure in terms of data hiding and network security.  Downloads can be resumed even after a power failure.  It is a freeware available for Windows, Mac and Linux.
    27. 27. Why not μTorrent?  In the near future, P2P networking will be banned in some countries due to increase in piracy.  In some cases, random generation of I.P addresses resulted in limited connectivity of network.  Torrents today act as good means for promoting piracy.  Not all torrents are verified, some are fake and some have virus.  For a torrent, if there are more leechers than seeders you will not get fast downloads.  The application uses all the bandwidth available for internet access.
    28. 28. CONCLUSION μTorrent is praised for its small size and the minimal computer resources it uses which sets it apart from other applications. Would you download a software easily available through a torrent or spend some bucks to buy it? The decision is entirely up to you.
    29. 29. Shubhashish Punj μTorren t

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