uTorrent is no more a famous BitTorrent client since It became an ad supported software. Besides inappropriate advertisements, Freeware version of uTorrent with advertisements puts a huge amount of burden on system resources and makes a PC run slow.
Before proceeding furthermore, I consider it essential to alert you to the risks involved in downloading pirated movies, games, software and other digital stuff through torrents.
Torrent websites are notorious for having pirated stuff and anti-piracy legislations are in place in different countries around the world. You may get in trouble for violating anti piracy laws. Therefore, please Think 100 times before downloading any pirated or illegal stuff and make sure you are downloading legal digital stuff to avoid any potential inconvenience.
Tixati is a free to download and a little bit hard to use BitTorrent client which is designed for Linux and Microsoft Windows operating system users. Since It’s free of toolbars, spyware, adware etc therefore Downloading and installing Tixati is very easy and There is nothing harmful you need to take care of.
In case you don’t want to install it, There is also available a portable version of Tixati that you can run on or from a memory card, USB flash-drives and other external storage devices.
Yes continue installation.
Uncheck all three options, If you don’t want to use Tixati as a default torrent downloader, Otherwise do not make any changes, Just leave it as it is and click install to complete the installation process.
Congratulation, you have successfully installed Tixati, Tixati is now ready to download digital stuff.
After having installed Tixati, As you can see there are 6 tabs on the very top.
Home tab shows you overall settings, upload and download progress etc.
Share tab helps you share content with other Tixati users.
In Channels tab, You can browse encrypted channels of Tixati members, You can download any kind of content and the best thing is that you can stream video content without having to wait for completion of the download. As well as You can create your own channel If you want.
To communicate with other Tixati members, There is a chat room feature at your disposal.
Search tab is designed to help you search content from all available channels.
It would not be wrong to say that Transfers tab is a primary tab in Tixati. Here you can download any kind of content through a .Torrent file or magnet link and Here you can also create a new seed or in simple words, a .torrent file.
In bandwidth tab, you can control, increase or decrease incoming and outgoing bandwidth Throttle. It is very essential to understanding this tab. If you want to browse the internet and download torrents simultaneously. I’ll further explain it later. Here you can also keep an eye on bandwidth statistics.
After previously said tabs, There are four buttons respectively, DHT, Contacts, settings and help.
Contacts, here your contacts are stored. As well as you can find your private key and change your name and key.
You can use the settings button to make your preferred settings such as you can change color scheme, fonts and other things.
I do hope it has been helpful to you to understand user interface of Tixati. Now I’m going to show you how to download videos, software or whatever you want to download through torrents for all those who are not aware of how to do it.
You need to have a .torrent file or a magnet link to start the downloading process. For an example, This torrent website offers both options.
The very important thing that you need to make sure, Choose a torrent file with good health and do not choose a torrent file with a low health sign. A torrent file with low health sign may take too long to be downloaded and even you can not download it.
Here I would like to explain to you how does it work? Content you download from or through torrents, It’s not stored on any website or server. You download it from another computer on which a peer to peer software is installed. A computer which sends or share data with you is called Seeder. You downloading or receiving that data, are called Leecher. In fact, you are a Seeder and Leecher at the same time. At the same time, Someone sends you data and you download and you send it someone else and he downloads it. You can disable upload functionality at any time for any reason, If you don’t want to become part of this peer to peer file sharing system.
You can now better understand why torrent health is so important, To sum it up, High numbers of seeders and few leechers means a good health and High numbers of leechers and few seeders means a bad health.
If Tixati is your default Bittorrent client, Just click on magnet icon and then click launch. Otherwise you will have to copy magnet link and paste in Tixati.
Right click on magnet link icon and then click copy link address.
Get on Tixati, In transfer tab, Click this plus sign and then click on open magnet link and paste magnet link here and click open.
After a few seconds, a new Windows will pop up asking you to define download location and set priority. You can find the default download folder at desktop.
After setting up everything as per your wish. Click start.
Every website doesn’t offer magnet link option. Therefore We have to use a.torrent file.
All you need to do is download a .torrent file.
After having downloaded torrent file, Get back on Tixati and click plus sign under the transfer tab.
Here you need to locate .torrent file. Open downloaded torrent file.
A new Window will pop up asking you to define download location and set priority.
After setting up everything as per your wish. Click start.
Now I would like to give you some important Tixati optimization tips. You can set a specific incoming and outgoing bandwidth limit for torrent. If you want to browse the internet and download torrents at the same time.
For an example, Your download speed is 200 KB per seconds, You can dedicate 100 KBPS for downloading torrents and 100 KBPS for browsing the internet.
Let me show you How to do so?
I hope today’s video tutorial has been helpful to you How to use Tixati to download torrents. In the next video, I will be trying to cover the channels tab in Tixati and explain to you how to create your own channel, How to browse channels, stream video content and other things.
Please do let me know If you run into any problem or anything I could not explain well about or have skipped using the comment section.
Once again I would humbly request you please Think 100 times before downloading any pirated or illegal stuff and make sure you are downloading legal digital stuff to avoid any potential inconvenience. You may get in trouble for violating anti piracy laws.