BitTorrent for dummies

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Wiley Pub., Oct 14, 2005 - Computers - 336 pages
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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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Contents

Introduction
1
Creating BitTorrent Content
4
Getting More out of BitTorrent 219
6
Getting Started With BitTorrent
9
Downloading BitTorrent Files
27
Playing BitTorrent Files
45
Figuring Out Codecs
56
Managing BitTorrent Content
61
Capturing Video
160
delivering BitTorrent Content
175
Seeding Your Torrents
193
Promoting Your Torrents
203
Getting More out of BitTorrent
219
Protecting Your Content
237
Using BitTorrent in Organizations
257
The Part of Tens
271

Storing BitTorrent Content
79
Understanding BitTorrent and the Law
97
Creating BitTorrent Content
111
Shooting Digital Video
131
Capturing and Editing Digital Video
153
Ten Or So Things You Can
281
Ten Fun BitTorrent Downloads
291
Index
301
Copyright

About the author (2005)

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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