Guide to using BitTornado (BitTorrent Client)

This is a guide to using the BitTornado BT client. BitTornado looks a lot like the official BT client by Bram Cohen but has a few extra features that come in useful. It is one of the most used BT clients today and in my experience it's very fast and reliable. In this guide we will cover the basics of BitTorrent, downloading with BitTornado and cover some of the extra features the client offers. For users of the official BT client, this should be a very easy client to learn how to use. To users who are completely new to BitTorrent, this guide will tell you as much as you need to know to start downloading and sharing files immediately.


All you need for this guide is to have BitTornado installed.

Download BitTornado from here.

That's all you will need to run BitTornado

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to BitTorrent.
1.1. Torrent Files.
1.2. Trackers.
1.3. Seeds, Peers and Leechers.
1.4. Torrent Listing Sites.
1.5. The importance of Uploading.
2. Introduction to BitTornado.
2.1. Upload Settings.
2.2. Port Changing.
3. Downloading with BitTornado.
3.1. Status Lights
3.2. Downloading File Details.
3.3. Share Ratio.
3.4. Downloading Files Priority.
3.5. Selective File Downloading (Removing files from a torrent that you don't want to download).
4. Other
4.1. Advanced Details
4.2. Other Bit Torrent clients and Info
5. Finally

Later editions of this guide will have more features listed.

Table of Contents

  1. 1. Introduction & Requirments
  2. 2. Introduction to BitTorrent
  3. 3. Introduction to BitTornado
  4. 4. Downloading with BitTornado
  5. 5. Other
Written by: James Delahunty