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  1. Join Date : Sep 2016
    Posts : 142
    Windows 10
       4 Weeks Ago #1

    BitTorrent: How To Keep Record Information of Downloaded Torrents?


    Hi computer experts, I've got a serious problem that I need help with.

    I'm finding myself using Bit Torrent to download legal and non-copyrighted materials like video files, .MP3 files and .PDF files more and more, but I want to store information about the particular .TORRENT file so I can review it in the future.

    This is what I've been doing to store information and check that the .TORRENT is a genuine file, but it's very time consuming:
    I download and add the .TORRENT file to Vuze then I'll create a .TXT file using the Windows "Notepad" app and I write down the following information by looking at the page that I downloaded the .TORRENT from:
    --The date the .TORRENT was originally uploaded to the tracker
    --The amount of "completed downloads" the .TORRENT has
    --File size of the .TORRENT file
    --Brief description of the comments left by other users

    How can I do this in a way that's faster and more reliable?

    Thanks for any help!
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  2.    4 Weeks Ago #2

    ]Hi there

    The best way of using Torrents is NOT to download the Torrent file (.to files) but to use the Magnet Link and from your Torrent client when you add the totrrent use the add by URL to load the magnet link to the torrent client.

    The Torrent client will then search for trackers (peers and seeds) and then download the torrent to your designated directory.

    Now all you have to do is simply copy the torrent file / directory names to a spreadsheet --you can add comments, size, where downloaded from etc etc.

    Here's what my client looks like with magnet links when I want to get Nordic TV programs --when I'm in the UK I rarely watch their rubbish --just seems an endless diet of soaps, reality TV and boring old music programs.

    My client is DELUGE (Linux) but similar to Bit torrent

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    BTW for torrents --even for uncopyrighted / legal material always use something like Tor Browser -- saves any possible needless confrontation --torrents are often 100% LEGAL but the usually fairly ignorant people who often work in ISP's / service industries etc usually don't have a clue -- avoiding confrontation in the first place is better than even arguing from a position of strength !!.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3.    4 Weeks Ago #3

    AddRAM said: View Post
    Why would you want other users comments on your PC, just read a few before you download it if you really want to.

    The date it was uploaded ? Why ?

    There is no url, the torrent you are downloading is coming from 1000`s of computers across the internet, not 1
    Hi there

    The URL is actually generated from the magnet link

    for example I like the US series Timeless

    So for the latest episode using magnetic link I feed this into the deluge URL and then I get S01E05 (Episode S01E05)

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    As for the data the OP wants to store =--that's up to him -- I've no idea but everybody arranges databases into what they feel is convenient --all I was showing was an easy way to collect the Data -- what data he wants to keep etc is up to him.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4. Join Date : Oct 2014
    New Jersey
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       4 Weeks Ago #4

    Agreed

    Hey Jim, how`s the weather up there ?
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  5. Join Date : Sep 2016
    Posts : 142
    Windows 10
       4 Weeks Ago #5

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    ]The best way of using Torrents is NOT to download the Torrent file (.to files) but to use the Magnet Link and from your Torrent client when you add the totrrent use the add by URL to load the magnet link to the torrent client.
    Now all you have to do is simply copy the torrent file / directory names to a spreadsheet --you can add comments, size, where downloaded from etc etc.

    BTW for torrents --even for uncopyrighted / legal material always use something like Tor Browser -- saves any possible needless confrontation --torrents are often 100% LEGAL but the usually fairly ignorant people who often work in ISP's / service industries etc usually don't have a clue -- avoiding confrontation in the first place is better than even arguing from a position of strength !!.
    Your ideas are great so thanks so much for your reply!

    I should have been more clear in my first post. I wasn't planning on downloading anything copyrighted so I don't need the TOR app.

    I just had another idea: Instead of typing the information into a .TXT file, what if I just took screenshots of the torrent's details instead?
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  6. Join Date : Sep 2016
    Posts : 142
    Windows 10
       4 Weeks Ago #6

    Any other ideas would be much appreciated!
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  7. Join Date : Sep 2016
    Posts : 142
    Windows 10
       3 Weeks Ago #7

    I've been really brainstorming as many ideas as possible, but the best idea I've had is to just take screenshots of the torrent's page that displays the number of "completed downloads" the .TORRENT has and the date the .TORRENT was uploaded.
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  8.    3 Weeks Ago #8

    Hi there

    @NiceAndShy

    Why not simply get the torrents data and save as TXT into a spreadsheet - you can then manipulate fields


    or even the Generic title from the torrent

    I do load some US TV shows as where I am you'll never get these in a million years -- either really Boring Reality TV stuff from UK or some terrible programs from Russia / Estonia etc with Finnish subtitles -- no wonder our bars are always full to overflowing - even (or especially) in middle of winter.

    Before the usual "Copying programs" crowd starts complaining - I'd happily purchase these - but even on Netflix or Amazon Prime our offerings are totally different to what's available in USA.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  9. Join Date : Sep 2016
    Posts : 142
    Windows 10
       3 Weeks Ago #9

    How do I get the torrents data into a spreadsheet? This sounds like a good idea.

    Just make sure you're not downloading copyrighted files!
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  10. Join Date : Sep 2016
    Posts : 142
    Windows 10
       2 Weeks Ago #10

    I've been brainstorming and the best idea I've come up with is taking screenshots of the torrent's URL page and the torrent's information inside my BitTorrent client, which is Vuze.
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