BitTorrent is a protocol used for peer-to-peer file sharing practical when you want to distribute large amounts of data over the Internet. BitTorrent is one of the most common protocols for transferring large files and I use a version of the protocol called Bit Torrent Sync for distribution of some of my larger sample packs. Making tests I found that whatever server I used to host the downloads large downloads failed most or all of the time. I split packs into multiple rars or zips but it didn’t feel very user friendly to use it that way. BitTorrent works and also takes a bit of the cost of distribution so I can offer my packs at a better price.
Torrents, I’ve heard these are illegal!
It is true that some content distributed using the BitTorrent protocol is illegal because the content is owned / copyrighted by someone who havn’t given any permission for it to be spread. That does not make the protocol in itself illegal though, and if you download files from me through the BitTorrent protocol it’s a totally legal. I own the copyright and I either give you a license, or you buy one from me, that gives you the right to download and use the samples.
How do I use BitTorrent?
I wont get into details but I will tell you the basics.
First of you will need a client, it will take care of the download. It will also automatically continue downloading from where it left of if you loose internet connection or turned of your computer for a while. Basically I use BitTorrent and BitTorrent Sync the protocol is in a big part the same. BitTorrent is open and BitTorrent is private between you and me.
So you will either need a BitTorrent client or a BitTorrent Sync client depending on what type of BitTorrent is used for the download.
I recommend the BitTorrent and the BitTorrent Sync client as they work for most people, but the µTorrent client is good as well and it can be used on Linux as well wich the BitTorrent client can’t.
BitTorrent (Windows, Mac, Android)
µTorrent (Windows, Mac, Linux, Android)
BitTorrent Sync (Windows, Mac, Linux, FreeBSD)
When you have downloaded a client just go to the download page and click the download link. If it is a BitTorrent then it will download a .torrent file that will open in your BitTorrent client and if it is a BitTorrent sync link it will open a webpage with a link that will connect your client with mine.
I think I make this sound harder than it is. If you got any questions just holla at me and I will help you.