Magnet links have been introduced to replace torrent files, to reduce web-hosting server space and also to prevent any legal issue. Magnet links work same as a .torrent file, but now you cannot download torrent file from popular torrent website. Instead, you have to use magnet link which has all the information related to files which you are trying to download.
example of magnet link: magnet:?xt=urn:btih:c12fe1c06bba254a9dc9f519b335aa7c1367a88a&dn
Pirate-bay and many popular torrent website have stopped serving torrent file and switched to magnet links. Magnet links are just a link which contain meta-data. This has been done to save space and reduce load on their server.
If you hate or don’t like Magnet links to download individual file from torrent site, then here I’m sharing few tricks to convert magnet links to torrent file. You can manually download torrent file from magnet links, or you can extract torrent file from magnet URL. There are many reasons why you want to stick with torrent file rather magnet link. It all depends on personal preference. I like to download files from my collection of torrent files.
Why Convert Magnet links into Torrent file
Few reasons to hate magnet links and love .torrent files are as follows:
- Magnet links are slower than torrents file and sometimes take more to fetch metadata. Torrent file starts downloading automatically as it has all the information regarding file, hash info, and other data.
- It is slightly difficult to download specific file via magnet links than torrent file. Some browser even does not support magnet URL.
- You cannot save magnet links to your computer as you can save torrent file for future downloading.
- Not all torrent client supports magnet links, instead need torrent file for working. For example old utorrent software.
- You don’t need to go to torrent website to download files again in future.
So how to get .torrent file from magnet links? There are few methods you have to follow to download torrent file.
How to Convert Magnet Links into Torrent File
Method 1: Use Utorrent or Vuze ( previously called as azureus) torrent client
You can use your torrent client to get torrent files. Every magnet link contains some data, and it downloads all the data (including torrent file) of any file which you are trying to download. After downloading magnet link do as following:
For Vuze client:
Press Window+R button from your keyboard and then type this %appdata%Azureustorrents and then copy the torrent file that you wanted it.
For uTorrent client:
Method 2: Make use of Hash Info
Every torrent files have hash info which is used to check files authenticity. You can copy hash of any individual file which you wanted to download and search it on various torrent caching website to get your torrent files.
for e.g. : Ubuntu OS torrent file cb84ccc10f296df72d6c40ba7a07c178a4323a14
Method 3 : Use torrent file converter online to convert magnet links into torrent file
There are many websites which offer free service which converts magnet links into torrent file. You have to just paste magnet link, and it will give you an option to download torrent file.
for example http://magnet2torrent.me/ and http://magnet2torrent.com/