For more information about BitTorrent, see the Wikipedia article. Our Recommendation By far the easiest way to access, watch, and manage these files is to use the Free Software program Miro. Just download and install Miro and then add our channel. Miro also supports a lot of other great content, is easy to use, and has a lot of other awesome features. Get a BitTorrent client A BitTorrent client is the program which downloads the video file while uploading it to other users.
There are several to choose from, all of them Free Software: It is relatively bare-bones but easy to use. BitTornado is available for Windows and other operating systems. It extends the original client with a number of experimental features. It has a much more fully-featured graphical interface, RSS support once an appropriate plugin is downloaded , and many other useful features. Get a suitable movie player Once you have downloaded the movie file with BitTorrent, you will want to play it back.
There are many software packages which can play these types of files; you could try just downloading the file and seeing if you already have software that can play it. Among the packages known to work are: It can play many different file types and is powerful and easy to use.
Version 7 or later is required. If your BitTorrent client is configured properly, you should have only to click on the. Frequently Asked Questions What is the quality of these files? Video quality will not be perfect, but should be quite excellent.
Even after a download finishes, my BitTorrent client keeps going. Because BitTorrent works by having users collaboratively share their bandwidth with each other to most efficiently distribute the file, you continue to upload the file to other users even after you have finished downloading it. You can close your client at any time after the download has finished, though it is considered polite to continue uploading for as long as you can, especially if you are not otherwise using your computer.
Browsing the web slows to a crawl while BitTorrent is running. Can anything be done about this? This happens most frequently on Cable and ADSL connections with much faster download speeds than upload speeds. What is happening is that the amount of data you are sending out is taking up your entire upstream to-the-Internet connection and so the your requests for web pages get lost or delayed. This will still cause you to be sending enough data to ensure things go well, while minimizing the impact on your web surfing.
Why do you make only the most recent five shows available? As BitTorrent works best when many people are trying to download the same file at the same time, it would not be effective for us to try to offer our entire archive in this format.
Will this work with my dial-up Internet connection? Probably not, unless you are very patient. Your best bet is to watch the RealPlayer files, or to upgrade your Internet connection.
Is there a way to make this work with Macintosh computers running System 9 or earlier? The needed software has not been ported to this operating system, so unfortunately the answer is no. This is most likely due to not having the proper codec on your computer. Try installing one of our recommended software packages step 2, above , which should resolve the problem.
Or just use Miro and avoid this problem. As stated above, BitTorrent works best when many users are all downloading the same file. We have selected H. As the digital media landscape evolves, perhaps we will re-evaluate our choice, but for now, we believe we have selected the best format. How can I ask another question, or make a comment about this system?
Make sure your question is not already answered on this page, and contact us. We look forward to hearing your feedback!