The Pirate Bay Will Ditch Torrents by MarchAdded: Thursday, February 16th, 2012
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
The world’s largest BitTorrent tracker The Pirate Bay has confirmed the removal of its torrents – by the end of this month the tracker will take down all torrent files shared by over 10 people. Although the users of the service are a bit concerned with this move, The Pirate Bay reassures everyone that the service will simply undergo slight changes and will further maintain existing files available via magnet links. The website confirmed that it is currently evolving, and is under no real threat of going under.
The Pirate Bay, the most popular BitTorrent website for over 5 years, won’t allow .torrent file downloads on its servers anymore. According to its representatives, by the end of February they will take the preliminary steps of the changeover.
Rather than taking down all torrent files at the same time, the service would start with those that have over 10 peers. This will work as a guarantee that Internet users will still be able to download less popular files, known to everyone to start slower via magnet links. Although some people perceive this change as an indicator of decline of the service, this belief is completely ungrounded. For users of the website the pending changeover is actually expected to go smoothly.
It is known that people will still be able to download all files as they usually did, but they now have to consider the following difference: they will start their downloads through magnet links instead of .torrent files. This means that the users will download the real material of the .torrent file from other people rather than from the Pirate Bay’s servers.
As for download initiation speed, it is expected to drop a bit for less popular downloads, but on the other side, all files will still be available. Uploading .torrent files will also be available just as before, because the BitTorrent tracker will convert them into magnet links automatically.
The team of developers for The Pirate Bay explained that the transition to a magnet website will be considered “a step forward in technology,” which is actually expected to consolidate the website’s place on the web.
After torrents are taken down, it will take less bandwidth to host The Pirate Bay proxy website, which serves to bypass broadband providers’ blockades in such countries as Belgium, Ireland, Italy and The Netherlands. Moreover, the new Pirate Bay will also be able to score higher in terms of portability.
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Thursday, February 16th, 2012
|posted by (2012-02-16 12:46:01)|
|in the 3rd line it's written "files shared by over 10 people".|
|speaking of torrents - anyone know why all mine are downloading as exe files?|
|posted by (2012-02-16 23:55:42)|
|i use the magnet link now in eztv its easy less clicking ..lol|
|posted by (2012-02-17 01:11:02)|
|How will this affect people with seed boxes?|
|I'm so glad I left Pirate Bay a while back and switched over to Extratorrent, the most reliable consistent site on the web. Tx 4 the article SAM!|
|Firefox 3.5 and above|
(Works without installed Gnome libraries)
* Type about:config into the Location Bar (address bar) and press Enter. below the Filter bar in the list of stuff
* Right-click -> New -> Boolean -> Preference Name: network.protocol-handler.expose.magnet it will ask -> Value -> false
* Next time you click a link of protocol-type magnet you will be asked which application to open it with. direct it to the utorrent exe file in the programs files install folder and it will open just like a torrent .
hope this will help someone having problems
|posted by (2012-02-17 08:13:25)|
|is there a magnet link in extratorrent?|
|posted by (2012-02-17 14:32:24)|
|SaM,Thanks for the article.|
Slickinator ,Thanks for the Info.
|posted by (2012-02-18 00:27:42)|
|great there goes another site|
|Please ET, don't turn like Pirate Bay with this Magnet Link shit, or we are all lost.......|
|Yeah, alot of Bittorrent clients dont support Magnet links propery and if the seeds are distributed via DHT It wont work on all clients anyways...|
|Just one more step thanks for the info|
|magnet or torrent who cares? , if you use utorrent both are supported , dht has been a norm for quite a while now anyhow|
|Why is this happening?Some court order?|
|Why is this happening?Some court order?|
|yep some court order lmfao xD||
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