Saturday, January 5, 2008

Transmission: Creating/seeding on Mac

Taken From Waffles forums! Not Written by me!

Transmission is a fairly simple torrent client to create torrents with, short and quick steps. So first when you open up Transmission, you want to go to File>Create Torrent File...


Then a window will appear asking you which file you want to make a torrent out of. Navigate to the file or folder of your choice, and click Select.


The next window will ask you to input the tracker of your choice, any comments if you wish, where the file torrent file should be created, and if the torrent you want to make should be private or not. For this tutorial, I am going to be using the Waffles tracker (http://tracker.waffles.fm/announce.php). The tracker URL can also be found on the upload page. So copy and paste that into the Tracker box. Now in this tutorial, I will be uploading to Waffles which IS a private torrent tracker, so I will need to have the Private Tracker box checked. Also, in Transmission, there is no way to change the piece size, so we will have to leave it at the default setting. For the "Open when created" box, I usually do not have that checked when I am making a torrent for Waffles. This is because the Waffles tracker does not initially include your passkey in the tracker URL. If you tried to seed with a torrent you originally made with Transmission without redownloading it from Waffles, the torrent will not work, and you will be unable to seed. After you have all of this put in, click Create.


Transmission will then proceed to create the torrent file.


All that is left now is to upload the torrent, redownload the uploaded torrent, and start seeding.

Go to the Upload page in Waffles, and put in all the required information about the torrent. Click Choose file, and locate the torrent file you just made with Transmission, then click Choose. Once you have all the information in the Upload page, click Do it! at the bottom of the page, and the next window will appear saying that you have successfully uploaded your torrent.



Now, just download your torrent you just uploaded, and replace the torrent that you originally made with Transmission with the new one you downloaded. You no longer need the original torrent file since it does not contain your passkey necessary to start seeding. So, you can either double click the torrent, or drag it into the Transmission window to start seeding.

If you get an error, such as Transmission telling you the torrent is not complete and you cannot start seeding, recheck the files by highlighting the torrent in the Transmission window, and going to Transfers>Recheck Existing Data, and Transmission will recheck the file or folder for that torrent to make sure it is 100% complete so you can start seeding.

This concludes creating, and seeding a torrent with Transmission on Mac OS X

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Failing to seed a torrent I created in TM.
Are you upposed to uncheck all the boxes for the particular files, if not TM just tries to download instead of seeding the torrent.


regards,
m

Marc said...

About the same problem here. I created the torrent, uploaded it to Pirate Bay, now I'm trying to download ir from Pirate Bay but it says"downloading from 0 of 1 peers", and Pirate Bay is reporting 0 Seeders. How can I download it if _I_ uploaded it and I'm not being shown as a Seeder?

tamale110 said...

I have the same problem. I cannot download my torrent now that I have uploaded it!

atOm said...

Hello, just got the same problem...

Anonymous said...

Same problem. Demonoid.com
Clearly something missing here, making this tutorial not very good.

giangi said...

Yes: something's missing.
Using T 1.06 here.
I've done the following:
- Uploaded the torrent as described above;
- Set in Preferences "Prompt for Download Directory"
- Click "download" from Pbay and choosen the same directory where my torrent is

After a local check by T i've immediately begane to seed to 4 peoples.

Hope this helps.

Cheers!

Anonymous said...

For Transmission 1.72,

If you get an error, such as Transmission telling you the torrent is not complete and you cannot start seeding, recheck the files by highlighting the torrent in the Transmission window, and going to Transfers>Verify Local Data, and Transmission will recheck the file or folder for that torrent to make sure it is 100% complete so you can start seeding.

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Casey said...

I just had to reply. It's not rocket surgery, people. No wonder TPB is one of the worst trackers there is.