Questions tagged [bittorrent]

A peer-to-peer file sharing protocol used for distributing large amounts of data over the Internet. Tag should be only used for questions on installing and configuring BitTorrent clients for Ubuntu.

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Ubuntu is not downloading any torrent

So, I recently sitched to Ubuntu 20.04, during work i effed up something and I had to reinstall it. Before that, i was downloading torrents regularly, but after the reinstallation, something went ...
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Transmission not opening, crashes

I'm on Ubuntu 19.10 and I have found that upon opening Transmission I am met with a crash error even after trying multiple times and rebooting. I decided to reinstall it by using sudo apt purge ...
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Transmission 2.94 on Ubuntu 20.04 doesn't work

Transmission after a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04 doesn't download anything. Tried many suggestions in Ask Ubuntu; like 'picking a random port' in the network options and also trying to operate it ...
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Make deluge use wlan0 but be able to access from eth0

Ok, explanation of what I want to achieve. I have an ubuntu server 18.04 with this setup: Router Internet <-> ethernet via eth0=192.168.0.10 / gw 192.168.0.1 Router Internet VPN <-> ...
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How can I use aria2c to convert magnet link to .torrent file while changing .torrent file name?

I am using aria2c to convert a magnet link to a .torrent file with the following command: aria2c --bt-metadata-only=true --bt-save-metadata=true <MAGNET_LINK> However it returns a really messy ...
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Where are Ktorrent magnet-links located?

I'm currently running KTorrent on Ubuntu, and I'm making a switch to qBittorrent. I can pull the unfinished torrents file without issue, but in the programs "magnet downloader" I have a list of ...
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install deluged and deluged-console in a debian VM and serve new torrent in Transmission [closed]

I would like to share a local file via torrent. I created a torrent at home on my laptop with Transmission on Ubuntu 19.10 and successfully added the tracker udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80/...
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Samsung TV unable to play .mkv files downloaded with Ubuntu

The weirdest thing is happening. If I download .mkv files in Ubuntu, save them to my external drive and then try to play them on Samsung TV - the TV says that file format is unsupported. But if I ...
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How to install specific older version of Deluge with all the dependencies?

I have deluged 1.3.15 running on Raspberry Pi. However, I'm running eoan and it comes with Deluge 2.0.3. Version 2 client isn't backward compatible with version 1 server, so I need to install Deluge 1....
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“verify local data” doesn't fix corrupt download

I can't specifically say, but I think one particular torrent keeps showing as corrupt. What I've done is to locate the specific folder, deleted all of the downloads, and then re-initiated the ...
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how to import magnet links, torrent files and downloads?

Can transmission "import" magnet links and files? How would those magnet links get backed up? The .torrent files and downloads are easy enough to backup. What I have in mind is to put the downloads ...
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Can't add torrent file to uTorrent server

So I downloaded and insalled uTorrent on my Ubuntu seed box which is just a small computer I would like to use as a NAS, to download movies and stuff. Anyway, when I try to add a torrent file through ...
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Is it possible to pause Transmission and shut down the computer?

I am downloading a 3TB file through Transmission using 10 divided .torrent files, and it estimates that it will take around 10~20 days total. However I have to leave my house for 3 days due to a ...
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When I try to open a Torrent file, I get the message: Skipping unknown Torrent

While there was one active torrent, I tried starting another torrent I had downloaded. But, this next torrent did not open. Even after completion of previous torrent, when I tried opening the it ...
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Torrent over Sshuttle?

Running a torrent client like Transimission,having all network traffic over sshuttle, or sudo sshuttle -r root@99.22.23.22 0/0 --dns -x 99.42.23.22 --python /usr/bin/python3, is that the same ...
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Which packages to install to get Transmission torrent client?

I've been using Linux for a few days. I performed a minimal Ubuntu 18.10 installation, and am now looking to install Transmission via Terminal. An apt-cache search transmission showed me these ...
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How to download multiple torrent links using transmission-daemon?

I am using transmission-daemon on my server with the WEB GUI. I was wondering if instead of each time clicking add torrent then paste the magnet link, I could instead call it in the terminal (SSH) ...
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How do I change which app Transmission uses on the “open folder” option?

When I right click on a torrent and use the "open folder" option on the drop-down it automatically opens in ranger (a terminal file browser) when I want it to open in the Dolphin file manager. When I ...
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How to migrate from transmission to vuze?

Googling for "migrate from transmission to vuze" gives me such gems as: Migrate from Vuze to Transmission Is vuze so unloved that no one stays with it? Currently using both, would like to click a ...
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Add multiple trackers at once with Transmission Remote

I recently bought a QNap I use as download station, so I switched from downloading files with uTorrent on my PC to downloading them with Transmission on the QNap. I use Transmission Remote to ...
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Can't open torrent magnet links

So far I could download torrents easily with qBittorent but now when I click on a magnet link, a new window opens saying "the link needs to be opened with an application. Send to:" qBitorrent is ...
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Ubuntu releases .iso torrent SHA wrong

I have downloaded ubuntu-16.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso and ubuntu-16.04.5-desktop-amd64.iso using a torrent client transmission. ubuntu-16.04.5-desktop-amd64.iso was downloaded from the ubuntu downloads ...
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transmission on ubuntu 16.04 LTS write permission problem

I get a problem with my Transmission 2.94 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS server. I used this guide to install Transmission. I tried different dir on my disks and all give me same problem. I tried reinstall and ...
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Vuze not listed as an application and so cannot associate with torrent files

How do I ensure that vuze is listed in the apps for firefox to associate torrent files with it? Transmission is listed and works fine with Firefox, for what that's worth. Installed vuze with snap: ...
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Transmission can't download due to ufw

I can't download anything in transmission because ufw firewall didn't allow My ufw status is given below: Status: active Logging: on (low) Default: deny (incoming), allow (outgoing), disabled (...
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How does transmission-daemon work ? Download don't seem to start [duplicate]

I installed transmission-daemon in order to have a command-line torrent downloader which I could access through SSH. My problem is that I am struggling to understand how to use it. I have run ...
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Transmission is not downloading any magnet links!

Transmission can't download any magnet links! I tried many torrent websites but seems the problem is with transmission! Whenever I try to download a magnet link it is always stuck on the shown window ...
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can't download any torrent from different softwares

I tried to download several torrent files in several torrent softwares like deluge and transmission and they stuck 0% and don't connect to peers although they worked very well a week ago
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Prevent aria2c from uploading torrent files?

How do I prevent aria2c from uploading torrent files at download time? And aria2c is safe for that ?
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Not able to install any bittorrent client

I cant download any of the bittorrent clients online kristoffer@HP-Stream-Laptop-14-ax0XX:~$ sudo apt-get install rTorrent [sudo] password for kristoffer: Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Proper port forwarding under Ubuntu

What is the correct way to open ports in Ubuntu and use Transmission in active mode? I opened port in my Technicolor 7200 router using this guide as follows: Then, I opened a port via terminal: ...
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How to serve a torrent file?

I have a rather large file (~100GB) on my Ubuntu Server that I would like to share with a few different people. I could tar it and give people a direct download link, but I thought it would be better ...
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What's wrong when VLC says “cannot find hdrl or movi chunks”?

I BT-downloaded an avi movie "Gintama 2017.avi". I want to play it but I fail. ffprobe: ffprobe version 2.8.11-0ubuntu0.16.04.1 Copyright (c) 2007-2017 the FFmpeg developers built with gcc 5.4.0 (...
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“Failed to load the torrent…” when I try to open pdf files on another partition

I have qBittorent installed on my system Ubuntu 14.04. When going to my DATA partition which is NTFS. When trying to open the pdf I get this: Failed to load the torrent: /media/justin/DATA/Documents/...
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How to convert the Ubuntu 32bit torrent to an iso [closed]

Last night, we managed to get Linux mint off of my laptop. It had to be formatted through terminal cause nothing else worked. We booted to a Zalman last night and Ubuntu was booting, but it got ...
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How to download files with a specific extension only from an FTP server?

I'd like to batch download .torrent files from a FTP server (e.g. ftp://ftp.fau.de/gimp/gimp/) with one command or one click in a GUI (after entering the hostname and the root directory). The aim is ...
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How to open port for transmission bittorent while using internet from USB tethering?

I have a router and an old desktop pc running Lubuntu 16.04 64Bit. I use internet on my desktop PC like this: I connect my android phone (Marshmallow, Lenovo K 4 Note) to the wifi network of my ...
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KTorrent and ufw: firewall problems

I am at my wits' end and cannot get KTorrent to download under my current ufw settings. I am using Kubuntu 16.04. As I understand from reading the configuration window, KTorrent uses the following ...
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How to save and retrieve files being downloaded by transmission bittorrent client?

I need to repair a computer of mine and I believe I'll need to reinstall all OS on it (Ubuntu/Haiku/Windows multiboot) but I would like to save for later retrieval some files in an on-going download ...
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Torrent Not Downloading(Network Problem)

for the last few weeks my torrents have refused to download showing the error: connection timed out to trackers. I recently(around the same time the torrents stopped downloading) changed my ssid and ...
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How to write a disk image to a USB stick while downloading it from a torrent?

I am currently torrenting a bootable ISO image that I need to write to a flash drive. My download speed and my write speed to the drive are comparable, and to save time I was wondering if there is a ...
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“permission denied” when downloading with Transmission

I'm having trouble downloading torrents. A torrent starts off and after a while goes red, saying: "permission denied [file path]". It's the same whether I set a target folder on an USB drive (...
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Getting newest ubuntu ISO on a filesize-capped network

This question might not be best suited on this board, but I'll just give it a shot. The network at my workplace has a download cap for filesizes and the regular 16.04 download is too big. I can't ...
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Terminal based application for downloading torrent

How can I download torrent file from websites using command line? I've done it using Bittorrent and I want to know that is it possible to download torrent using terminal?
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How to make a copy of torrent to FTP location after download completion

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 and using Transmission BitTorrent client for downloading files. All I want is a script which will run after the download has completed and this script will make a exact copy ...
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How do you get BitTorrent on Ubuntu?

I want to know if it is possible to get bittorrent for ubuntu. If yes, please answer. I tried searching for this but couldn't find anything.
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Make WebTorrent handle magnet links

I seem to have forgotten how to make WebTorrent, or any torrent application automatically grab the magnet torrent links from websites like thepiratebay.org? There's no file to download so I cannot ...
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Deluge does not work properly

My Deluge torrent client does not starts downloading or uploading files. Always says 0.0 kb/s.
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Lubuntu alternate installer torrent tracker error

I received the error: Requested download is not authorized for use with this tracker. When opening the link at: http://cdimages.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/xenial/release/lubuntu-16.04-alternate-...
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running a lfpt cronjob mirror --only-missing from a seedbox, sometimes only pulls a partial file, how can i get the rest?

the following is saved to /usr/local/bin chmod 700 and ran crom /etc/crontab every 2 hours at the 37 minute mark. #!/bin/bash login="username" pass="*****" host="seedboxURL" remote_dir='~/folder/I/...

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