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.TORRENT File Extension

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File TypeBitTorrent File

DeveloperBitTorrent
Popularity
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CategoryMisc Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

What is a TORRENT file?

A TORRENT file is used by BitTorrent, a peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing program, for downloading a file (often from multiple locations at one time). It does not contain the content being distributed, only the metadata, which includes information about the file or group of files to be downloaded, such as their names, sizes, and folder structure.

More Information

BitTorrent downloads are split among multiple nodes, which reduces the bandwidth used by the primary server and speeds up download times. Popular file types that can be downloaded using BitTorrent include digital movies and TV shows, music, and video games. Some are offered as free downloads, while others can be downloaded for a fee.

Programs that open TORRENT files
Windows
BitTorrent
uTorrent
Vuze
BitComet
FlashGet
Shareaza
Headlight GetRight
BitLord
Ares
Deluge
Opera
Torch
Mac
BitTorrent
uTorrent
XTorrent
Vuze
BitRocket
Transmission
Opera
Eltima Folx 4
Torch
Linux
Vuze
Deluge
Transmission
Tribler
Opera
Android
Delphi Softwares Flud
Updated 7/20/2016

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