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=Introduction=
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=== What is this BitTorrent all about anyway? How do I get the files? ===
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Check out [http://www.btfaq.com Brian's Bittorrent FAQ and Guide].
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=== How do I watch the files I download? ===
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Visit [http://www.cccp-project.net/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page this page] and have a look around.
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The CCCP (Combined Community Codec Pack) is the simplest codec pack available on the internet, and the simplest codec pack to set up. Out of the box, it is practically guaranteed to play anything that you throw at it (from our site, of course).
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If you have any problems, please look [http://forums.boxtorrents.com/index.php?board=27.0 here] for possible solutions. If you can't find one, you may either post in the forums asking for help or use the [http://www.boxtorrents.com/help.php Help Form].
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=== Where can I learn more about codecs/anime/manga/Japanese culture? ===
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[http://www.google.com Google] and [http://en.wikipedia.org Wikipedia] are your friends.<br/>
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For specific information on Japanese animations, there are 3 main resources: [http://anidb.net AniDB], [http://www.animenewsnetwork.com AnimeNewsNetwork (ANN)], and [http://www.animenfo.com AnimeNFO]. Each site offers unique information on any given title.<br/>
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For specific information on manga, there's [http://www.mangaupdates.com MangaUpdates] and [http://www.animenewsnetwork.com AnimeNewsNetwork (ANN)].
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Revision as of 10:13, 20 April 2009

For First Timers
"How to download anime", and similar questions, answered here

These are questions that don't belong in the other sections.

Introduction

What is this BitTorrent all about anyway? How do I get the files?

Check out Brian's Bittorrent FAQ and Guide.

How do I watch the files I download?

Visit this page and have a look around. The CCCP (Combined Community Codec Pack) is the simplest codec pack available on the internet, and the simplest codec pack to set up. Out of the box, it is practically guaranteed to play anything that you throw at it (from our site, of course). If you have any problems, please look here for possible solutions. If you can't find one, you may either post in the forums asking for help or use the Help Form.

Where can I learn more about codecs/anime/manga/Japanese culture?

Google and Wikipedia are your friends.
For specific information on Japanese animations, there are 3 main resources: AniDB, AnimeNewsNetwork (ANN), and AnimeNFO. Each site offers unique information on any given title.
For specific information on manga, there's MangaUpdates and AnimeNewsNetwork (ANN).


Downloading

How do I download?

Ask the Oracle.

In case the Oracle is not in, there are generally 4 sources: from IRC, Bittorrent trackers, filehosts, and eMule.

  • To download using IRC, you need an IRC client. A quick guide to downloading using IRC can be found here and here.
  • To download from filehosts or direct-download sites, you first have to find one (this is where you're on your own).

Where do I download from?

Ask the Oracle.

In case the Oracle is not in, there are typically 4 sources one may turn to:

  • Public trackers (i.e. TT)
  • Private trackers (which require registration) and semi-private trackers (such as Boxtorrents)
  • Distro IRC bots, which you can usually find in the fansub group's IRC channel (if you don't know where, you can ask AniDB)
  • Direct-download websites (I'm afraid you will have to find your own; people generally do not reveal their direct-download sources)
  • (You're on your own for eMule, unless someone updates/edits this part since I don't know jack about it)

Fixing Your Ratio

I got warned, I have no files so I can't seed or download. Woe is me

Boxtorrents is not the only source of downloadable anime. Try the sources above. You'd be surprised at how much stuff is available outside of Boxtorrents. Download something that's recent and in demand, and seed it here to fix your ratio.

Wow, that's too much trouble for me, I don't think I'm quite cut out for that

While we're not quite in the weeds financially, a little economic boost is always welcome. In return, you get more uploaded data on your tracker statistics. Note that donations are handled manually, so you'll get the bonus points whenever Box (or someone he trusts to handle donations) gets round to it.

Oh dear, I'm going to have to sell my house, car and dog to have enough to fix my ratio. Anything cheaper and faster?

You might want to try a seedbox service. Not much will be said about them here, but if you ask the right people they might point you in the right direction.