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capnthommo
June 2nd, 2010, 07:51 PM
hi folks
just wondering if anybody can point me at a really simple guide to downloading torrents (movies mostly) using deluge. i'm afraid it would need to be pretty simple as i'm new to the bit torrent thing.
any help very gratefully received.
cheers
capn t

Joe of loath
June 2nd, 2010, 08:04 PM
Well, no, because it's illegal to download movies ;) There should be a few guides out there on how to download legal stuff though, like Linux iso's and movie trailers.

capnthommo
June 2nd, 2010, 08:22 PM
okay thanks for that. hadn't thought about the legality aspect but of course...
just wanted to try out the torrent thing since it sits here and doesn't seem to do anything. and i am completely stumped as to how to make it do something - anything!
cheers
capn t

Elfy
June 2nd, 2010, 08:24 PM
download the isos from the releases page and seed them :)

barney385
June 2nd, 2010, 08:35 PM
hi folks
just wondering if anybody can point me at a really simple guide to downloading torrents (movies mostly) using deluge. i'm afraid it would need to be pretty simple as i'm new to the bit torrent thing.
any help very gratefully received.
cheers
capn t

Here's a very simple guide you might find helpful:


http://www.wikihow.com/Download-Torrents

wojox
June 2nd, 2010, 08:39 PM
Have a look here BitTorrent optimization and troubleshooting guide (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1259923)

RiceMonster
June 2nd, 2010, 08:41 PM
I won't tell you where to find movies (for reasons already discussed). However, downloading torrents is very simple. Just download the .torrent file and open it with deluge. If your connection is slowing down, you can also limit the download and upload speeds, as well as number of connections allowed in bandwidth settings under preferences. You also may want to change the location it downloads files to. That's also under preferences.

lovinglinux
June 2nd, 2010, 09:10 PM
Well, no, because it's illegal to download movies ;) There should be a few guides out there on how to download legal stuff though, like Linux iso's and movie trailers.

Is not illegal download movies, as long as you download it from an authorized source or if the movie is on Public Domain or has a Creative Common license. There are some independent producers distributing movies via bittorrent. Nevertheless, most movies available in popular torrent sites are distributed without authorization, so depending where you live it might be illegal to download them.

Some places where you can get legal movies or other types of media:

http://newteevee.com/2007/03/03/ten-sites-for-free-and-legal-torrents/

Rasa1111
June 2nd, 2010, 09:22 PM
Find the torrent you want to download~
Click on "download torrent"~
a little window will pop up, asking " do you want to save this file/ or Open with Deluge"

No need to save the file~
Just let it open in Deluge~

It will then go into deluge and start downloading.

Once it is finished~
If you are unsure of where the file is~
right click the torrent in Deluge~ and hit "go to folder" ,
the folder where it downloaded to will open up, then you can watch your new movie or listen to your new music on whatever you like.

<snip>
freedom to do what you want, as long as you harm no one else..
does still exist~ even if people are not supposed to know it. lol

good luck, have fun!

Joe of loath
June 3rd, 2010, 01:31 AM
Is not illegal download movies, as long as you download it from an authorized source or if the movie is on Public Domain or has a Creative Common license. There are some independent producers distributing movies via bittorrent. Nevertheless, most movies available in popular torrent sites are distributed without authorization, so depending where you live it might be illegal to download them.

Some places where you can get legal movies or other types of media:

http://newteevee.com/2007/03/03/ten-sites-for-free-and-legal-torrents/

Ok, I generalised a bit, although I do tend to stream or FTP public domain movies anyway.

jmszr
June 3rd, 2010, 03:39 AM
capnthommo,

This may be of some help: http://dev.deluge-torrent.org/wiki/UserGuide . Here is a link for public domain movies: http://www.publicdomaintorrents.com/ .