How to create torrent files

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This article is aimed at providing a simple guide for BakaBT users to follow when creating torrents and offering them to the BakaBT tracker. Remember to read the Blacklist before attempting to offer to the tracker.

Contents

Creating Torrent Files with Different Clients

Note: Ensure that the folder does not contain improper files before creating the torrent, unless you have already set up exclusive file filters that remove such files from the created torrent.

Azureus/Vuze 4.0.0.0 - 4.0.0.2

  1. Assemble the file(s) and folder(s) in the way you wish it to be presented. (ie. Series in folders, Manga in archived files, OSTs organized by CD)
  2. Open Azureus/Vuze
  3. Select File -> New Torrent
  4. In the Trackers box, add the address http://tracker.bakabt.me:2710/announce.php
  5. To select a single file, select the Single File option. To select a folder containing files and folders, select the Directory option.
  6. Press Next
  7. Select browse to select your file or folder with files and folders. Press Next.
  8. Use the browse button to choose a location to store your torrent and a filename for it.
  9. Place a checkmark in the box that says Open the torrent for seeding when done to begin seeding.
  10. Place a checkmark in the box that says Private Torrent.
  11. Press Finish and wait for the file creation to complete.
  12. Once complete, press Done.
  13. You're done. You are ready to begin offering your torrent.


µTorrent 1.6.0 -1.8.3

Disclaimer: While the core uTorrent settings remain the same, meaning that this portion could possibly be applied to newer versions of uTorrent, this guide hasn't been fully updated to reflect versions newer than 1.8.3. Please exercise caution if you use this guide for newer versions.

Maketorrent.jpg

  1. Assemble the file(s) and folder(s) in the way you wish it to be presented. (ie. Series in folders, Manga in archived files, OSTs organized by CD)
  2. Open uTorrent
  3. Select File -> Create New Torrent, or alternatively select the Create New Torrent button
  4. To select a single file, select Add File. To select a folder containing files and folders, select Add Directory.
  5. Select the file or folder you wish to upload and press OK.
    1. Note that uTorrent only allows you to select a single file/folder to create a torrent from. If selecting a folder, all files in the folder will be added in the torrent.
    2. You can exclude certain files from the torrent by using wildcard phrases in the "Skip Files" text entry box.
  • * (asterisk) matches any text of any length
  • ? (question mark) matches a single character.
  • | (vertical pipe) separates file-matching conditions (functions as an OR conditional, e.g. FileA | FileB -> FileA OR FileB)
  1. In the Trackers box, add the address http://tracker.bakabt.me:2710/announce.php
  2. Be sure that the 'Piece Size' value is set to Auto (uTorrent is pretty sensible when it comes to choosing a piece size, so just let it do its work).
  3. Place a checkmark in the box that says private torrent. If you use version 1.8.3 (or above), make sure you check the box that says preserve file order as well.
  4. Select Create and Save as..., the .torrent file will be created.
  5. Select the destination you wish your file to be created in and click Save.
  6. You are done. You are now ready to offer your torrent to the BakaBT tracker.

Official BitTorrent 6

  1. Assemble the file(s) and folder(s) in the way you wish it to be presented. (ie. Series in folders, Manga in archived files, OSTs organized by CD)
  2. Open BitTorrent
  3. Select File -> Create New Torrent, or alternatively select the Create New Torrent button (The icon looks like a Sun for 6.0.0 to 6.0.3 | a magic wand on 6.1)
  4. To select a single file, select Add File. To select a folder containing files and folders, select Add Directory.
  5. Select the files or folders you wish to upload and press OK.
  6. In the Trackers box, add the address http://tracker.bakabt.me:2710/announce.php
  7. Place a checkmark in the box that says Private torrent. 1
  8. Select Create and Save as..., the .torrent file will be created.
  9. Select the destination you wish your file to be created in and click Save.
  10. You are done. You are now ready to offer your torrent to the BakaBT tracker.

1 - Also, you may want to check Start seeding so you do not have to worry about doing so later.


Transmission 1.3x

  1. Assemble the file(s) and folder(s) in the way you wish it to be presented. (ie. Series in folders, Manga in archived files, OSTs organized by CD)
  2. Open Transmission
  3. Select File > Create Torrent File... or click the Create Torrent File button on the toolbar
  4. Select your file(s) or folder(s) in the file dialog that opens and press Select
  5. Click the "+" button under the Trackers box and add the address http://tracker.bakabt.me:2710/announce.php
  6. In the comments box, type any information that you want downloaders to know (this may include the author's name, torrent contents, or other information about the torrent)
  7. Check the Private checkbox
  8. Select where you would like your torrent file to be saved to by clicking Change... and click Select
  9. Click Create. You are now ready to offer your torrent to the BakaBT tracker.

mktorrent

mktorrent provides a CLI for creating .torrents on UNIX-like OSs.

  1. Run "mktorrent -a 'http://tracker.bakabt.me:2710/announce.php' -p [file(s)]"

Tixati

  1. Assemble the file(s) and folder(s) in the way you wish it to be presented. (ie. Series in folders, Manga in archived files, OSTs organized by CD)
  2. Open Tixati
  3. Open the Transfers View select + Add->Create New Seed
  4. Select files(i.e. Folder or a single file), piece size(let it remain on the recommended size) and select the Private Flag.
  5. Click on Properties and open the trackers tab'. Right click to edit the tracker info. There add the address http://tracker.bakabt.me:2710/announce.php
  6. Click on the Comments Tab to edit torrent comments.
  7. Right click on the torrent. Meta-Info-> Save .torrent. Select the location to save the file. Your .torrent file is ready to be offered on the BakaBT Tracker.