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How to convert a multiple magnet links into a single .torrent?

I have a long list which is a single download. A single file for downloading all the components would be great if it uses the dn= field for file names. Or there’s should be an alternative for ...
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How to create p2p metalinks files

Metalinks files are files which allows to download files or folder using multiple protocols. There are lot of softwares for downloading using MetaLink. But in my case, I want to create a metalink file ...
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How do I extract list of files from a magnet link or .torrent?

While I understand I can view the list of files contained within a .torrent or a magnet link, is there anyway I can extract / copy the list of files for sorting etc.? For example, a torrent that has ...
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Can't open magnet URL with Google Chrome anymore

As the title says I'm not able to make Chrome open magnet URL in uTorrent anymore. I'm on Windows 10 and using the latest uTorrent and Chrome version. The problem started when I first visited https://...
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Chrome doesn't open automatically magnet links anymore

I had to do a profile reset since the "Translate to" option in context menu stopped worked; after I did the reset, any time I open a magnet link instead of it automatically beginning downloading it ...
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Magnet not redirecting on uTorrent

On downloading VLC Torrent Streamer, the torrent magnets now get redirected to VLC, and I am unable to change it back to uTorrent. I tried deleting the magnet-redirect plugin that got installed in VLC,...
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Magnet links for torrents in (email) RSS feed

Is it possible to subscribe to an RSS Feed on a torrent website which feeds into my email and has magnet links? (I'm running Windows 10).
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How can I download magnet links through the command line with rtorrent on Linux?

How can I download magnet links through the command line with rtorrent on Linux (Ubuntu)? I know that I can Run rtorrent Hit Backspace Paste magnet link Hit Enter However I want one or several ...
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Editing a torrent's magnet link

Is there a way to make a magnet link for downloading specific files of a torrent, for example : adding something to the link to specify (select) the files to be downloaded.
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google chrome. linux. XDG-OPEN keep asking me (forever) what to do with magnet links

(i'm on latest chrome beta (64) but it is happening in all the previous version of chrome i used.) when i press magnet links in google chrome, i get this card: Open xdg-open? so i mark to always ...
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How to specify multiple tiered trackers in magnet URI?

I know how to specify trackers in the magnet URL scheme. I need to use &tr=[tracker address]. But when I add it, all the specified trackers in the magnet link go into Tier-0. What should I do if I ...
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Why do magnet/torrent links suddenly work when a remote service successfully resolves the same link?

Sometimes I try to download a torrent via a magnet link. Sometimes the client (ktorrent) doesn't respond to the magnet link. It just sits there without feedback. I have noticed that if, after some ...
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Can I get magnet link for a particular file in a torrent having multiple files in it?

Most torrents have multiple files in it. My question is that can i get magnet link of a one particular file in a torrent?
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Chrome won't launch external application after clicking "start application" within "external protocol request" dialog

After clicking on a magnet link (for example one at: https://www.openoffice.org/distribution/p2p/magnet.html) Chrome will show the usual "external protocol request" dialog where it asks whether to ...
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How can I make lynx to associate magnet: links with aria2c?

I use lynx, but everytime I need to open a magnet: link I need to save it and then, get out of lynx and then cat lynx_bookmarks.html copy the link and the pass it to the command line as a parameter ...
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rTorrent pauses magnet links download after getting meta information

As the title says when I try to download magnet links with rtorrent it gets the meta information and then it pauses the torrent. I have to resume the torrent again with CTRL+S every time. The OS is ...
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How to convert .torrent file into magnet link?

I'm interested of converting a .torrent binary file into a magnet file. What are the possibilities to achieve that in Linux/Unix/OSX? Sample format: magnet:?xt=urn:btih:...
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How to make uTorrent open magnet links from Google Chrome?

Nothing happens when I click on a magnet:// link on Google Chrome. How to make that when I click on a magnet:// link on Chrome, uTorrent opens it?
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How to change default program to open magnet link in windows?

Recently I installed BitComet. Now when I click a torrent magnet link from chrome it opens with BitComet though I changed the settings of BitComet to not to be the default program to open magnet links....
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What's wrong with magnet link?

I thought that using magnet links for torrents precluded me from saving torrent files to hard drive. But it appears there's a folder - C:\Users\homedir\Appdata\Roaming\uTorrent that contains all ...
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Where does a magnet/torrent client look for the hash/torrent/file?

In short: Wikipedia mentions a required "availability search" to find peers (and the actual file): Note that, although a particular file is indicated, an availability search for it must still be ...
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Magnet links don't open

Since recently magnet links (from both Chrome and IE) don't launch in uTorrent as expected. It used to work, and I have no clue what broke it. When I click a magnet link in the browser, nothing just ...
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OSX Firefox Pass Arguments to Magnet Protocol Handler

How do I open magnet links in Firefox with a command line app, namely transmission-remote? I think I need to make a packaged app that accepts arguments, and here's what I did so far: Use Automator ...
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links 2.7 and magnet links

I use transmission-daemon and web interface for downloading torrent and text browsers (links, lynx). How I can handle magnet-links in text browsers? I added x-scheme/magnet with transmission-daemon ...
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Is it possible to link to a file inside of a magnet link?

I would like to provide magnet links in my service, for large downloadable files. However, I would like to be able to tell the Torrent-download client only to grab a specific file within the torrent/...
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How do I download a magnet link in ctorrent?

Enhanced ctorrent apparently supports magnet links. How do I download from a magnet link using ctorrent?
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Is it possible to retrieve magnet link via transmission-remote?

I'm running torrents on the home server, and I talk to home server via the transmission-remote utility. I'd like to retrieve the magnet link for one of my torrents, however this seems to be impossible,...
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How to send multiple magnet links to a separate headless Linux machine?

With torrents, we could use w3m (Linux) to pass multiple torrent files to a separate machine running rtorrent. This doesn't work with magnet links. We can pass magnet links from Firefox to Azureus ...
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How to change the magnet uri handler in Google Chrome?

I removed the Transmission BitTorrent client from my Ubuntu and installed Deluge. Now magnet URIs don't work anymore. How to tell Chrome to launch the new app instead?
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What's the difference between a torrent file and a Magnet link?

What's the difference between a torrent file and a Magnet link? What is the difference between usage, can I use μTorrent to download files from a Magnet link?
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Linux BitTorrent client with support for magnet links [closed]

Is there a Linux application (bonus points for being console/headless) that supports magnet links - like the ones provided now by some famous "bay" for pirate BitTorrent users?
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Opera's problem with magnet-links

I've encountered following problem while using Opera web browser: When I click on a magnet link on some web page like magnet:?xt=urn:tree:tiger:CXW6MJFRNOEFU2STCBWWOIYZLVCR2FTR37SQCXY&xl=...
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