File type: Bit Torrent distribution system
What is a .torrent file
Torrent is a special protocol that was designed to overcome some of the shortcomings of the peer-to-peer networks. In peer-to-peer networks one of the major drawbacks was the difficulty of searching and finding files on the network since it is a very computationally complex problem to search for files on thousands of systems connected to the network.
Torrent is a protocol whereby the problem of searching the files is solved by creating and distributing small .TORRENT files which have information regarding the various seeds and peers for a file that is being downloaded on the torrent network using the torrent protocol. Seeds by definition are workstations that have the complete file downloaded, and shares the files for uploading with other downloaders.
Leechers are workstations that are in the process of downloading a file and have at least some part of the file downloaded already. Any user downloading a file at any time is a leecher and he may be connected to either a seed or a leecher for downloading any file part by part.
How to open torrent files
There is no point in converting torrent files as they are metadata. The conversion to regular types like pdf, mp4, exe, mkv, zip is not possible.
DOwnload torrents is very easy but you have to take care about virus and malware. This kind of files are one of the most infected.