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Monday, June 27, 2011

How To Create Torrents & Upload Them To ET



Consider this a how-to for the newbies which want to make .torrent files, upload them to Extra Torrent, and have a full and professional looking description. It's a handy tool for those whom do not know.

This guide, as far as creating the torrent file, it based upon the UTORRENT program.
BLUE is used on the names of FOLDERS.
RED is used for emphasis.

MAKE FOLDERS FOR NEW TORRENTS & FILES SHARED:

Create a folder in My Documents called MY ET TORRENTS.
This is where you will save the new Torrent files you will make.
Not the actual files you will share!

Create a folder in My Documents called MY ET TORRENT FOLDERS.
This is where you will make folders that contain the files you will share in YOUR Torrent.
Make 1 folder for each torrent you create.


CREATE A FOLDER OF FILES TO SHARE:

IMPORTANT: Don't create the torrent file from a folder that's located on your desktop!
We'll use a VIDEO file as an example!

Create a new folder in MY ET VIDEOS with the same name as the video you'll put inside it
Copy/Move the VIDEO file into this new folder.
Copy/Move anything else that will be a part of this Torrent such as images, text or a small video sample clip from the film. You name it!


OPEN UTORRENT & CREATE A TORRENT FILE:

SELECT THE SHARING FOLDER:

Open FILE>CREATE NEW TORRENT. This opens the torrent creation box
Hit ADD DIRECTORY & select the folder holding the files to be shared. Hit OK.
You will now see the folder's path in the long box above.



SELECT THE TRACKERS:
Trackers are sites that monitor who shares & who wants.
In TORRENT PROPERTIES inside the TRACKERS: box copy & paste these sample tracker sites below:
http://exodus.1337x.org/announce 

http://tracker.publicbt.com:80/announce 
http://nemesis.1337x.org/announce
http://10.rarbg.com/announce
http://genesis.1337x.org:1337/announce
http://pow7.com/announce



The first Tracker should have no spaces before it.
All tracker names must have a blank line between them.
There should be no spaces after the last tracker.
The box is small so use the up/down arrows to scroll thru what you pasted.

You can add a comment if you like.
The START SEEDING box should be checked by default.



CREATE THE TORRENT:
Hit CREATE AND SAVE AS... & chose the MY ET TORRENTS folder as the SAVE IN location.
The Torrent’s name should be the same as the folder by default. If not, make it so.
Hit SAVE.
Your new Torrent fils is now created there.
You can now CLOSE the CREATE BOX.



CHECK THAT YOUR TORRENT IS WORKING:
UTORRENT will open the torrent & start SEEDING (Trying to Upload).
You should see a GREEN UP ARROW in front to show active seeding.

You should see 1 SEED (You).
SEEDS are uploading & have downloaded the whole TORRENT.

You should see 0 PEERS.
PEERS still don’t have the entire TORRENT.

Press the lower TRACKERS column to see if the trackers are working.

When you double click on your seeding torrent, you’ll view its running properties. Here you can add or remove trackers for testing purposes. THE ORIGINAL TORRENT IS NOT CHANGED.

In the OTHER SETTINGS section, Don’t check the initial seeding box even though it sounds logical. I had very bad speed results my first time out. It isn’t checked by default.

The other 3 boxes ENABLE DHT, PEER EXCHANGE & LOCAL PEER DISCOVERY are checked by default. They should be.


CREATE AN ET WEB PAGE FOR YOUR TORRENT:

Login to ET and click on the UPLOAD A TORRENT link you’ll see in the upper-left side of the main page.



TORRENT FILE:
Browse to your MY ET TORRENTS folder & select your new TORRENT file.



CATEGORY:
Pick what type of file your sharing.

INFO URL:

Optional web address about the file

NAME:

Check the box marked GENERATE NAME FROM TORRENT FILE

DESCRIPTION:

The description box will display your custom text on the web page.

By adding script like "[img][/img]" around an address of an image stored online, you can display that image on your TORRENT’s page such as [img]http://.........picture.jpg[/img].

What you type in there is what will make your new torrent's web page look sweet and professional.

What's in the Description box will show up between the standard info box on the top of every page & the Comments at the bottom.

DON’T WORRY TOO MUCH ABOUT THE DESCRIPTION BOX AT THIS TIME.
There’s a great editor with all the script buttons you can ever want to use.


EDIT YOUR TORRENT’S WEB PAGE:
You must be logged in with your ET ID to see the editing option!

Once you create the torrent page, you can go to it & EDIT it using a custom PAGE EDITOR.

The EDIT button is to the right of ADMIN ACTION.
It sounds official but on YOUR page, you are an ADMIN.

In the EDIT mode, there are all kinds of helpful script buttons to add text, images & much more.
You can look at some other people’s pages to see what info they like to post.
Commonly seen eye-candy is actors, a brief plot description, technical info about the file & pictures.
In music torrents, the BITRATE or overall quality is a good fact to display

Any pictures on your web-page must be stored somewhere on the web already.
You can use images you found on the web.
If you have some you made, you have to upload them somewhere online.
http://tinypic.com is a popular place for free image storage.
http://photobucket.com is another. It now controls tinypic.
You can also use your Win Live Hotmail/Photos storage.

Here's a larger list. It’s below with a short description.

To add images, type in the full address of the image, highlight it with your mouse and use the image button above.

That's it! You can go word then image then more words. Whatever order you like.
Just save when you’re done and check out how the page looks now!

Fill in the last 2 boxes and hit SAVE


WATCH YOUR TORRENT FOR PEERS:

Once people start to download your torrent, you will see Peers grow in your UTORRENT display.

Usually UTORRENT will slow or stop seeding once you have uploaded as much data as you downloaded for that TORRENT, depending on what it’s set to.
To keep this from happening on your job, R-CLICK on your TORRENT and choose FORCE START.
This will let you seed for as long as you want.

The PEERS column can show you info about each peer connected such as how much of the file he has & his upload/download speeds.

You might need to seed for a few days till there’s enough people who are being seeds themselves.

Hope this helps everyone who is totally new to this.

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