Having trouble downloading torrent files with IDM? No need to worry because you’ve come to the right article!
IDM (Internet Download Manager) is a shareware download manager that allows increase downloading speed by up to 5 times. In this article, I’m going to show you how to download torrent files via IDM.
What is a torrent file?
To most computer users, especially those who usually have to download files with large capacity, you’ve probably heard of ‘torrent file.’ But some of you may not know what ‘torrent’ is or how to use it.
A torrent file is a file used by BitTorrent, a people-to-people (P2p) file sharing program, for downloading a file (usually with big capacity).
It doesn’t contain the content being distributed, only the metadata, which includes information about those files, such as their names, sizes, or folder structure.
In other words, a torrent file is like an index, which avails the efficient lookup of information (but doesn’t contain the information itself), and the address of available worldwide computers which upload the content.
Torrent files are typically named with the extension ‘.torrent’.
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Ways of downloading torrent files via IDM
If you look it up on the Internet, you will see plenty of results about this. But here I’m just going to show you 5 of the easiest ways. Stay tuned!
Zbigz is known as the best website for downloading torrent files. It offers both premium and free options, and it’s the only site where you can download the torrent files of 1 GB as a free member with 150 Kbps.
Zbigz will help you transform your torrent to IDM easily. Then you can download it as a regular file. These steps below are the basic steps to help you download torrent files with IDM by using Zbigz.
- Step 1: Make sure to save the torrent file that you want to download.
- Step 2: Open your web browser and type in https://zbigz.com/.
- Step 3: Upload the torrent file to the website. This process is simple, and only going to take a few minutes. You can do this by clicking ‘Upload .torrent file,’ then select the file you want to upload; finally, click ‘Go.’
- Step 4: Choose whether you want the free or premium options. Your file then will be cached in the Zbigz cloud. This process might take a little while, depending on your file capacity.
- Step 5: After a while, you will see a ‘Download’ button. Click on that button and your torrent file will start downloading.
FileStream is also one of the free tools that help you download torrent files with IDM. You may not need to take a single penny out of your pocket because the storage for downloaded files is up to 200Gb, which is tremendous!
I’m just going to make this short because it’s straightforward. You only need to sign up by login into Facebook or Gmail. FileStream is the number one site if you’re looking for a free option that provides excellent storage facility.
Moving on, we have Boxopus. It’s a site where you can download torrent files with IDM by using a torrent file or using the torrent magnetic link. Some torrent sites offer their magnetic links rather than letting users download torrent files by the traditional way.
In this case, Boxopus is your best option. What makes the difference between Boxopus and other sites is that you can save your files directly to your Dropbox account.
But there is also a disadvantage of using Boxopus. It doesn’t provide users with any free plan or trial. As a result, you need to go straight into using a premium account and it will be worth every cent you pay.
Put.io is another useful site for downloading torrent files, but it comes with a price. Just like Boxopus, no free users are allowed. But of course, great money comes great service.
With just $9.99 a year (basic price), you can get a 100 GB storage with limitless download speed. You can download up to 10 torrent files at the same time, which most other sites are not able to do that.
Of course, there are other prices too if you want to make bigger payment.
Last but not least, it’s ByteBx. It’s simple and easy to use. ByteBx offers a free plan with a storage capacity of 2.5GB, download files of a maximum size of 100MB, and a download speed of 100Kbps.
The process of downloading is quite the same as the one I mentioned above in #1, so you may want to look again at the Zbigz part.
Personally, if you’re willing to give your money then I think Boxopus or Put.io would be the best option for you. But Zbigz, FileStream or ByteBx work just fine if you need the sites to be free.
All the sites mentioned above are the most common ones you can use to download torrent files with IDM. I hope you find this piece of information useful. If you have any questions, you can comment down below, and I’ll try to answer them all as soon as possible.
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Author: Edward Tashihira
Edward Tashihira is an 25 year old blogger. He is a Software Engineer by profession and blogger by passion. He writes on various topics like Technology, Blogging, Web designing and SEO. He runs various other blogs under various niches.