BitTorrent For Dummies

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Find safe files to download, create your own, and use BitTorrent for business

There's certainly a torrent of interest in BitTorrent! But while it enables you to download all kinds of cool files and to distribute your own creative efforts, it also carries some ...

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Overview

Share your home movies or download new software

Find safe files to download, create your own, and use BitTorrent for business

There's certainly a torrent of interest in BitTorrent! But while it enables you to download all kinds of cool files and to distribute your own creative efforts, it also carries some risks. This book not only shows you how to acquire BitTorrent, but also how to use it without picking up worms, viruses, and lawsuits.

Discover how to
* Select, download, and install a BitTorrent client
* Manage and store files you download
* Choose software for making movies and audio files
* Understand the legal risks of file sharing
* Trim business costs with BitTorrent

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764599811
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/10/2005
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 9.12 (w) x 7.32 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author

Susannah Gardner is the creative director of Hop Studios, a Web design company specializing in custom publishing solutions, and the author of Buzz Marketing with Blogs For Dummies. She has also worked for The Los Angeles Times Web site and taught online journalism for the University of Southern California.

Kris Krug is a writer, designer, photographer, and Web aficionado based in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Getting Started with BitTorrent.

Chapter 1: Cluing In to BitTorrent.

Chapter 2: Downloading BitTorrent Files.

Chapter 3: Playing BitTorrent Files.

Part II: Managing BitTorrent Content.

Chapter 4: Finding BitTorrent Content.

Chapter 5: Storing BitTorrent Content.

Chapter 6: Understanding BitTorrent and the Law.

Part III: Creating BitTorrent Content.

Chapter 7: Creating Audio Files.

Chapter 8: Shooting Digital Video.

Chapter 9: Capturing and Editing Digital Video.

Part IV: Delivering BitTorrent Content.

Chapter 10: Making and Tracking Torrents.

Chapter 11: Seeding Your Torrents.

Chapter 12: Promoting Your Torrents.3

Part V: Getting More out of BitTorrent.

Chapter 13: Hunting for Additional Content.

Chapter 14: Protecting Your Content.

Chapter 15: Using BitTorrent in Organizations.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 16: Ten (Or So) Common File Formats for Sharing Your Content.

Chapter 17: Ten (Or So) Things You Can Do to Stay Safe from Viruses.

Chapter 18: Ten Fun BitTorrent Downloads.

Index.

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