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Torrent2exe Turns Torrents Into Executable Downloads

Torrent2exe Turns Torrents Into Executable Downloads

Web-based utility removes the need for a BitTorrent client and lets you share torrents with non-BitTorrent users.

There’s an awesome new service out called Torrent2exe. It’s a web-based utility that allows users to download torrents without having to install a BitTorrent client by converting the torrent file into a standalone .EXE file.

How Does It Work?

1. Simply copy the URL of a torrent file or select it from a saved location on your HDD and upload it to the site.

2. Choose “Small” size, which requires the download of additional program components along with the .EXE(Only once per PC), or “Normal” size, which requires no additional download.

3. Then you can either download your selection and e-mail it to others or use yourself, or you can take the URL that is simultaneously generated and do the same or post on a blog, web site, etc. so that other users will be able to download torrents without a BitTorrent client.

4. After downloading the converted .EXE, just run it and it will automatically start downloading the material that the torrent is associated with.

Pretty cool right?

Here’s an example:

I downloaded a torrent for an .MP3 reading of Mark Twain’s “A Connecticut Yankee” and uploaded it to Torrent2exe. Choosing “normal” size I then selected “Start Download!” to of course download and generate the .EXE file. Notice in the screenshot below that there is also a URL generated that I mentioned can be shared with others to download the same .EXE file.

Lastly, simply locate the downloaded .EXE file and run it. The file will then begin magically downloading to your PC without the need for a BitTorrent client.

It really is a great way to share content with others who don’t know how to use BitTorrent. A perfect example is like when NIN recently uploaded Ghosts Vol 1 to The Pirate Bay. But, another is that maybe they are looking for a TV show or movie to download and watch.With Torrent2exe you can just send them a .EXE file or show them how to create one on their own.

CHECK OUT Torrent2exe

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Jared Moya
I've been interested in P2P since the early, high-flying days of Napster and KaZaA. I believe that analog copyright laws are ill-suited to the digital age, and that art and culture shouldn't be subject to the whims of international entertainment industry conglomerates. Twitter | Google Plus
moneoa
moneoa

lol it's clever propaganda but have fun kids.

open_universe
open_universe

MaryJayne splendid idea. Can ZeroPaid contact these people and find out directly from the source? Wouldn't need to hack any executables.

rocoyanna
rocoyanna

Is this in anyway similar to pando? If not what are the differnces? Thanks to all.

open_universe
open_universe

Okay for all you tech-savvy readers: Does this methodology suffer from the same problem that regular torrenting does? Specifically having 3rd parties being able to see YOUR IP address as you "acquire" the file in question.Please advise. Thanks.

Roberto Rossi
Roberto Rossi

With BT YOUR IP address is visible as you "aquire" a file. If you don't want your IP address to be visibible use an anonymous p2p client like ANts p2p or Dargens p2p ( http://www.Dargens.com ) or any other anonymous p2p client. These application were developed to hide you IP address whereas BT was not.

MaryJayne2769
MaryJayne2769

Looks like shutting down bittorrent just got harder for the RIAA and MPAA. If torrent files become illegal then all users need to do is start exchaning exe files. I would like to see the RIAA and/or MPAA try to shut down exe downloading.On the flipside: Someone out there should look into hacking the executables created from this website to see if the IP address is embedded in the exe code somewhere. If it is then this website is just setting up people to get sued and put in jail.

soulxtc
soulxtc

You'd have to be able to see your IP address in the BitTorrent client of other seeders and leechers how else would they able to connect with you? The whole point of the program is not anonymity or any more than regular old BitTorrent but convenience for people who dont know how to use BitTorrent.You could send somebody a .exe for a torrent off Mininova for instance.

Spurge
Spurge

Clever idea. Wonder if it leaves any traces. IE: you could run this of a usb stick at some place save directly to the stick and nothing but the traffic is logged.



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