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What is a torrent file and how do I open a torrent file?

A TORRENT file contains metadata about files and folders, along with a list of network locations of trackers - computers with a BitTorrent client that help participants in the system find each other. A torrent file does not contain actual content, it only contains information about those files, such as their names, sizes, folder structure, and cryptographic hash values for verifying file integrity, and acts as a guide for downloading pieces of a file from other clients by enabling peer-to-peer sharing through network redistribution points. Computers that help participants in the system find each other and form efficient distribution groups called swarms. Depending on context, a torrent may be the torrent file or the referenced content. A TORRENT can be used to transfer any file type.

Commonly, internet access is disproportional and supports greater download speeds than upload speeds, limiting the bandwidth of each download, and sometimes enforcing bandwidth caps as well as periods where systems are inaccessible. This situation creates inefficiency when several users want to obtain the same set of files from a one source; the source must always be online and must have very large outbound bandwidth. The BitTorrent protocol addresses this issue by decentralizing the distribution, utilizing the ability of people to network "peer-to-peer'. The file to be distributed is divided into small information chunks called pieces. Downloading peers achieve rapid download speeds by requesting multiple pieces from different computers simultaneously in the swarm.

Torrent downloading requires special software that can read .torrent files. Torrent software products also need to provide management control over download and upload speeds, priorities, and cataloging.

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Detail torrent file extension information:
File Type: torrent
File Format: BitTorrent File
Primary Association: Multiple Use Files
Mime Type: application/x-bittorrent