Frequently Asked Questions
 
What is torsky.org?
Torsky.org is a BitTorrent search engine. We store the torrent files that enable you to download files with BitTorrent.

What is BitTorrent?
BitTorrent is a protocol designed for transferring files. It is peer-to-peer in nature, as users connect to each other directly to send and receive portions of the file.
More information:
The official BitTorrent site
Brian's BitTorrent FAQ and Guide

How to download files?
(1) Download and install a BitTorrent client in your computer;
(2) Search and download the .torrent file from torsky.org;
(3) Open the .torrent file with BitTorrent client, the download process will begin.
(4) When the download process reaches 100%, the file should be downloaded to the directory specified in the BitTorrent client.
For more information on how to download, read our Step-by-Step Guide to Download.

Where can I get a BitTorrent client?
uTorrent (a lightweight and easy-to-use client)
The official BitTorrent client
Azureus(a more advanced BitTorrent client)
BitComet(a user-friendly BitTorrent client)

How come my video files aren't playing??
You are most likely missing the codec (decoder) required to play the file. The most common codec missing is DivX. A good tool to find out what codec you are missing is AVIcodec.
You also can download and install VLC media player to play your video files.

What to do with .cue/.bin, .iso, and .nrg files?
These are cd image files that can either be burned onto CD or extracted to your hard drive. MagicISO will do both.

What is a .torrent file?
This is a small metadata file. Metadata here means that the file contains information about the data you want to download, not the data itself. Your BitTorrent client needs the .torrent file to connect to the tracker (see below) and download the data you want.

What are seeds?
A seed is a computer that has a complete copy of a certain torrent. Once your client finishes downloading, it will remain open until you click the Finish button (or otherwise close it.) This is known as being a seed or seeding. You can also start a BT client with a complete file, and once BT has checked the file it will connect and seed the file to others. Generally, it's considered good manners to continue seeding a file after you have finished downloading, to help out others. Also, when a new torrent is posted to a tracker, someone must seed it in order for it to be available to others. Remember, the tracker doesn't know anything of the actual contents of a file, so it's important to follow through and seed a file if you upload the torrent to a tracker.

What are peers/leechers?
A peer is a computer on the internet that you connect to and transfer data. Generally a peer does not have the complete file, otherwise it would be called a seed. Some people also refer to peers as leeches, to distinguish them from those generous folks who have completed their download and continue to leave the client running and act as a seed.

What is a tracker?
A server on the internet that acts to coordinate the actions of BitTorrent clients. When you open a torrent, your machine contacts the tracker and asks for a list of seeds and leechers to connect to.