But there’s always help if you are willing to look for it. Meet Torrific, a web service that will help you find and turn any torrent file into a direct download.
Torrific is the much improved version of BTaccel – a web torrent client which used to be invitation only. And if you’ve read our previous article about Burnbit, you’d see that the two are doing exactly the same thing, but in the opposite direction: Burnbit changes a direct download into a torrent, while Torrific converts a torrent into a direct download.
Three Torrific Ways To Download Torrent Files
Prior to using the service, you are required to sign up and then log into the service. Click the small “sign up” link at the top right of the page to start the registration process.
This home page is the place where you can monitor the status of your converted torrents. You can remove the downloaded items here.
Now let’s move on to the usage. There are three ways to utilize the service.
The First Method
The first method is to input a torrent file URL into the “Get” field. This would be perfect if you have access to a private torrent tracker and can acquire your torrent file there. Or, if you’ve already done your homework, have the torrent link handy, and are ready to download.
All you have to do is just copy and paste the URL into the field and click the “Get” button. Torrific will download the torrent and add it to the processing queue. You’ll get the time estimation and the option to be notified by email when the processed file is ready.
But I suggest you don’t rely so much on this estimation because my experiments have told me that the process usually takes (so much) longer. I think it depends on the number of queues that Torrific has to process, the size of the file, and the condition of the torrent itself. The less seeders means the longer you have to wait.
The Second Way
The second way is to type in the URL of a torrent website and do your search there. This method is preferred if you still not sure of the torrent that you want to download and you want to look around for a specific file. After writing down the web URL and clicking the “Get” button, Torrific will open the page in a web frame and you can navigate your way into the torrent file from there.
The Third Way
The third way is to type search strings into the “Get” field. Torrific will direct your search query to Google within the web frame.
Advantages & Disadvantages
As with everything in the world, there are always two sides to every coin. Torrific is no different, there’s the pluses and the minuses.
I can think of at least three advantages to using this service:
- First is the flexibility of the download. You can process torrent files on one computer and download the results in another. This ability is really useful if you work on several computers in different locations. You can even send the download link to trigger an automatic download on another computer remotely.
- The second is the convenience in downloading a torrent with a small number of seeders. You can let Torrific process the file and then forget about it. You will be notified when the file is ready.
- The third is the ability to download torrent files in places where using Torrent is not possible.
As for the disadvantages, I think the major one is the waiting time. I don’t know about everybody else, but waiting for the download link of the processed file takes a little bit too long for me. And there’s also the seeding problem. I can’t confirm whether or not Torrific will seed the file for us. Those who rely on their seed ratio to download torrents might not want to take the risk.
So, have you tried Torrific? Can you confirm whether this service will seed the file for us? Do you know other alternatives to such services? Share your thoughts and opinions using the comments below.
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