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BitLet wants to be a very simple BitTorrent applet that lets you download any torrent file directly in your browser.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I find the torrent metafile url and how does Bitlet work?
You can go to a torrent search engine like mininova to search your desired torrent file. To download the torrent file you choose, right click on the download torrent link, copy the link location (e.g. http://www.example.org/file.torrent) and then paste it in the input box at http//www.bitlet.org/. Then you have only to click on "Download torrent" button and that's it!
If you prefer, you can use a torrent search engine that already provides a direct "download by bitlet" link, like suprnova or gameupdates.
youtorrent and fulldls already provide a direct link to the bitlet streaming web page for all the torrents that contain playable music.
What software is required to run BitLet?
BitLet runs on any browser that supports the Java Plugin (version 1.5 or newer), included by default in all the new releases of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE).
You can visit this page to check if your plugin is installed properly.
Why can't I find downloaded files in Windows Vista using Internet Explorer?
Java applets on Internet Explorer with Vista run in protected mode. That means that files are saved on your hard disk, but they end up in a different location than the one you specified. Find out more here.
Is resume supported?
Sure, every time you restart a download just click save in the same location where you saved the download the first time (the applet will propose it by default), and your download will be resumed.
Does BitLet upload or seed?
Of course, please keep your download window opened as long as possible even after it has reached the 100%.
Where can I find more statistics?
You can cycle between upload/download statistics clicking on the arrows (,) on the top of the download window.
BitLet takes advantage of the Sun Java platform, so if you have any problem, please try to install the latest Java Virtual Machine plugin from Sun: http://www.java.com/.
To let the applet write to your local file system, please accept the certificate when the applet starts.
If you want a more complete BitTorrent client, please consider one of these.
Here's a quick explanation (borrowed from the Azureus project's web site) of what is the meaning of those small and cute icons.
- (No connection established) - means that you're not connected to any peer
- (No incoming connections received) - means that the tracker is ok, you're connected to peers, but you don't have any remote connection (default on port 6881). You may have a NAT problem if your torrents stay on yellow status all the time
- (Bitlet up and running) - means that everything is going fine
You are encouraged to provide a direct link to download a torrent file using BitLet (and that would make us very proud).Here we provide a simple suggestion on how to link BitLet from your pages, just put your link to the torrent metafile and press the generate code button.
Note that the download will be opened in a new popup window, in this way the user won't leave your page.