File Extension Torrent

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File Extension Torrent

File extension TORRENT is used to store information generated by BitTorrent clients. If you want to open such file you have to install BitTorrent client.

TORRENT files usually contain metadata information about files you'd like to share and about the computer which coordinates data distribution (usually it is called tracker). Technically you also should be able to open TORRENT file with a text editor but ideally you need to get a bit torrent client.

Note that Bit Torrent is often used to distribute copyrighted information so be careful when working with these file.

To give you some background on the subject: Bit Torrent is a P2P (peer-to-peer) file sharing protocol. Bit Torrent is a method of distributing large amounts of data widely without the original distributor incurring the entire costs of hardware, hosting, and bandwidth resources. Instead, when data is distributed using the Bit Torrent protocol, each recipient supplies pieces of the data to newer recipients, reducing the cost and burden on any given individual source. It also provides redundancy against system problems, and reduces dependence on the original distributor.P>The protocol was designed by programmer Bram Cohen, who created it in April 2001 and released a first implementation on 2 July 2001. It is now maintained by Cohen's company BitTorrent, Inc.

Usage of the protocol accounts for significant traffic on the Internet, but the precise amount has proven difficult to measure.

There are numerous compatible BitTorrent clients, written in a variety of programming languages, and running on a variety of computing platforms.

There are many ways to open file with specific file extension. There could be also multiple applications which you can use to open TORRENT file. To learn more about it open File Extension TORRENT . Also you can try using hex or text editors like HexView or Notepad++ to open torrent files.

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