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Old 11-23-2012, 12:40 PM   #885
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Originally Posted by Great Expectations View Post
I am not very well educated on torrents.

I'm searching for 11/22/63 from uTorrent. It is found on Pirate Bay, then when I try to download after 30 minutes it is still 0% complete.

I can find it and download it directly from Chrome on my Note II, but after it downloads I can't locate it. I'm new to Android (former iPhone user) and didn't know if I just needed to change a setting. I have uTorrent set to save on Overdrive, I've also tried to save directly to my Kindle app.
OK. Does the torrent list any seeders? There has to be seeders for you to be able to download the file. It should list the number of seeders and leechers in the description of the torrent. Seeders are people that have that file available for sharing with you. Leechers are people trying to download the file. It's possible for the torrent to exist, but not have any seeders available, which would show what you describe, being able to start the torrent but never downloading anything and staying at 0%.

And keep in mind that unless you have a torrent application on your Note II, you won't be able to download the actual e-book. You shouldn't be able to download it with Chrome on your Note II, unless there is some sort of torrent plugin for Android Chrome that I'm not aware of. More than likely, you're simply downloading the file that contains the information for the torrent. The way torrents work, is that you'll find a torrent file on the web somewhere like Piratebay. It will be in the format "SomeAwesomeBook.torrent". But that file doesn't contain the actual e-book that you're wanting. It's simply an information file that tells a torrent application where the actual e-book file is. The .torrent file must be opened by a torrent application, which then reads the info from that file and starts downloading the file from available seeders.

My guess would be that you're doing it correctly within uTorrent, but there aren't any available seeders. And on your Note and Kindle, you're simply downloading the .torrent file, but it does nothing because it needs a torrent application to read the .torrent file.

Here's the e-book you're wanting: http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/68029...22.63__A_Novel

And there are lots of seeders for that. Can you click that link, and then click where it says "Get this Torrent", beside the little magnet symbol. Ignore the giant green button that says "Dowload", that's simply an ad, and not the torrent. Click "Get this Torrent", and it should open in uTorrent. See if that works for you..
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