BitTorrent is a peer to peer file distribution system where everyone that
downloads also uploads (sends). This way, the cost of transfering data no longer
has to be left on one organization to pay for it. Because of these advantages,
BitTorrent has become a widely popular method to distribute anime fansubs.
When you find something you want to download, you get a
that only describes how to get it. A BitTorrent client is used to
read this special file and discover how to download the files you actually desire. On here
are many BitTorrent clients you can use. We have tried to list only good ones, though
we cannot guarantee any of these are 100% safe (we do try to assure it). We have not
tested all these programs. If you have one to recommend, contact us.
Please make sure you check if the program you are looking at supports your operating system. What the program supports is denoted by the icons (in order: Windows®, Max OS X, Linux, and Wine).
|uTorrent (highly recommended)||native|
|ABC (Yet Another BitTorrent Client) (popular)||Python|
|burst! (no graphical interface)||native|
About Wine support: This is based on the declarations made by the maker of the client.
If the type is native, that means the program is compiled to native machine code and is executed as it is. Anything else that is not native and will inevitably use much more memory and may even be slower than a native application. Native applications, if written well, are also much smaller in file-size. On the other hand, many non-machine code programs can run on many platforms because it is written to a "higher-level" code.