Five ninja-style tips and tricks for the torrent
In this article, we’ll go over the best ninja-style tips and tricks for serious torrenters. Unless you’re a torrent expert, chances are you’ve never heard of one or two of the following tips and tricks.
Using one or two of these tips will give you a greater degree of anonymity, privacy, speed, massive torrent library automation, or just plain fun! And yes, we’re going to ignore the old tip “use a VPN for torrenting” this time around.
- Use a private tracker.
- Use a seed box.
- Use automated torrenting tools.
- Use remote torrent management
- Use a multimedia system to organize and stream your downloads.
1. Use a private tracker
Private torrent trackers are closed communities that aim to maintain an optimal sharing environment and have massive torrent libraries or niche (specialized) content such as anime only, eBooks, movies, alumni, adult , TV series, software only, etc. An advantage of these sites is that they are generally more secure than public trackers (RARBG, thePirateBay, etc.,). Since peers and private tracking seeders are more reliable, there is less risk of viruses, Trojans, or copyright trolls roaming torrent swarms.
Keep in mind that to access private trackers you need an invite. While this can turn away many “new users”, it is also the only way to keep copyright trolls away. Keep in mind that it is difficult to find, access, and maintain a torrent tracker subscription.
Using a private tracker won’t hide you entirely, but it will engage you in safer torrent swarms and healthier, safer torrents.
The following are good sources to get started with private trackers.
2. Use a Seedbox.
In a nutshell, a seedbox is a high speed and robust server (virtual or bare-metal box) with a torrent client. A seed box is designed and built especially for seeding torrents. It can be a cloud-based server provided through unmanaged and managed services. They can also be shared or dedicated servers. Whatever flavor or color you choose, a seedbox should give you the best possible speed, storage, and privacy for your torrenting efforts.
A seedbox offers you countless advantages:
- From high non-stop download / upload speeds (ranging from 512MB to 10Gob / s) so you can keep up with a share rate, or just download fast.
- A seedbox also comes with built-in torrent capabilities including your favorite torrent client, media server solutions, torrent automation, file sharing systems, and more.
- Seedbox servers are also great for keeping your torrents private. The seedbox server provider uses its IP in torrent swarms and ISPs. You only use your IP for remote access to the seedbox and for FTP or SFTP access.
- Seedboxes do not affect your local speed, computer performance, data, etc. Everything happens in the cloud. Use your computer when you want to manage torrents remotely, download to your local resources using SFTP or FTPS, or stream media remotely.
3. Use the torrent automation tools.
There are some automated media upload tools that can help you reduce your workload and improve your experience. Most of these tools are commonly referred to as the “arr” family, which works with torrent and RSS feeds. interfaces with BitTorrent and Usenet clients.
Such tools can be used to automatically download and build your media content collection without having to spend time downloading or updating files. Some of these tools will go so far as to scan your media, find low-quality old ones, and update your files.
Below are a few noteworthy apps:
- Radarr. A Movie Collection Manager (PVR) for BitTorrent users. For more information, visit, Radarrthe official site of.
- Sonarr. A PVR designed for BitTorrent users. Sonarr monitors multiple RSS feeds for new episodes of your favorite TV shows. For more information visit Sonarrthe official site of.
- Lidarr. Similar to Radarr and Sonarr, but for music. For more information visit Lidarrthe official site of.
- Vestet. The open source software that searches for torrents through different torrent trackers. Jacket works as a proxy for requests from tools like Sonarr, Radarr, CouchPotato, Lidarr, etc. It translates the requests into HTTP requests for specific tracking sites, takes the response, and sends the results back to the tool.
4. Use remote torrent management.
You’re probably using a torrent from a powerful desktop or rackmount machine. But if you’re always on the go, traveling and on the move, and don’t have easy physical access to your powerful PC, you can still take advantage of the torrent from a distance.
Fortunately, most of the popular torrent clients can be managed remotely. For example, if you install Remote transmission graphical user interface on your rugged computer, the software will grant you remote access and control to the transmission client via the RPC protocol. This remote torrent management feature will allow you to add, remove and monitor torrents in your favorite torrent client. A similar set of tools are WebUI or Web torrent clients which allow you to manage, add, or remove torrents on your local client’s torrent interface.
How to configure the management of torrents remotely?
We’ll be using uTorrent Remote to demonstrate the process.
- UTorrent remote control: an uTorrent client feature that allows you to manage uTorrent Classic for your Windows, macOS, or home device. With this feature, you can add, delete, start, stop, pause downloads or downloads on your personal computer from anywhere with any device.
- Open the uTorrent client and go to Preferences. In the left sidebar, click on the “Remote” option.
- Check the box “Enable uTorrent remote access”.
- Authentication: you will need to go to http://remote.utorrent.com and enter your computer’s username and password. uTorrent will not allow you to register through their website (for privacy reasons), so you will need to use your computer’s information.
- Log in and wait a few seconds. You will see the status change to “Accessible” or “Registered”.
From now on, you will be able to connect to your client from anywhere and with any device, simply by logging into remote.utorrent.com.
5. Use a multimedia system to organize and distribute your downloads.
Plex Media is one of the most popular multimedia systems that organizes, sorts and gives you access to your media from any device. Plex Media works with both client and server model. The Plex media server stores media content and provides transcoding capabilities to stream it over the internet to any device. The client is the software that connects to the server, transfers the content, and plays the media.
The Plex media server is also capable of adding subtitles, adding metadata, sorting libraries to music, games, movies, TV shows or pictures. To learn more about Plex, check out the ultimate Plex Guide.
Although some torrent clients allow you to stream media content while you download, they do not provide the capabilities of these tools. Setting up torrent client with automated downloads to boost particular storage with great media and then let Plex media server scan, retrieve and play such media is the ultimate torrent + stream hack.
The best thing about these tips and tricks is that you can combine them to maximize your experience.
For example, look for invitations to a private torrent tracker or an open tracker. Set up an online seedbox to track the share rate and start participating in the private tracker.
Your seedbox will start to grow your media collection. Plus, set up an automation tool like Radarr or Sonarr to automatically find and download your new favorite movies or TV shows to your Seedbox without your intervention.
Manage and monitor your torrent activity from your smartphone and wherever you are, simply by connecting to your remote torrent client. Finally, enjoy your media with a robust multimedia system like Plex or Kodi. Stream your movies online, share them with your friends and expand your media library.
There you have it, five ninja-style tips and tricks for your torrenting efforts …
If we are missing one, please add your comments.