Earlier I had posted about Torrific.com which allowed users to direct download torrents through HTTP. Now that the site is down, many people are looking for Torrific alternatives. After weeks of searching, I have found two good alternatives to the site. One thing you need to keep in mind is that these are in no way as good as Torrific but they do seem to serve the common motive - Torrent downloads over HTTP. If you remember torrific or had been a member of it, then you know that premium membership was of no use at Torrific; users could download lots of files and the restriction regarding speed and storage of files was very less. But, these sites I am going to tell you about have quite a restriction regarding free downloads. Don't get me wrong, you can download files without having to buy the premium membership, but you might not find the 'free download service' good enough compared to Torrific's.
The best alternative to Torrific. No bandwidth limit and lots of other features for free! Click on the link above to read a detailed guide about the site.
Update : Put.io has filled up to it's capacity. It is not accepting any more registrations for free plan. However, you can leave your email on Put.iO and it will notify you whenever the free plan returns.
FileStream is a site that recently came into existence. I learned about it from one of the comments below. They provide paid as well as free services. Free accounts are entitled to :
- 10 GB of downloads per month
- 3 days of life for downloaded files
- 5 GB limit for a single torrent
- 2 simultaneous torrent downloads
- ZIPped folders' multi-stream download and resuming - NO (You cannot re-sume if you zip a folder and then download it)
- Internal file sharing - NO
- ADs in member's area - YES
You can either download the file or stream it online. But, in order to resume a download, you have to download file one by one, instead of zipping a whole folder and downloading it. Also, the site creates unique download link for each IP addresses. So, if your IP address changes, your download will also stop. In that case, you will have to login to the site, click on Download button, copy the new download link and replace the old link. Therefore, I would recommend you to use download managers (Internet Download Manager, Orbit Downloader) that allow you to replace the download link.
It is a relatively new site still in its beta stage. You can register on the site with your Facebook, Twitter, or Dropbox account. If you don't want to login with those accounts, you'll require an invitation code. Since the site is in beta, there's no limitation as to how much you can download (however there is a file size limitation of 2 Gb/torrent) or how much bandwidth you can consume. However, you have to download the file to your computer within 24 hours after the torrent is transferred to the server. The site removes downloaded files within 24 hours whether or not you download them to your computer.
A good alternative to torrific. The downloading speed varies anywhere between 50-150 kbps according to the server load. Files may be stored for a week or longer.
Update : ZBigZ has changed the layout of the site and also, limited the number of torrents for free users to two, meaning you can only leave two torrent links at a time on the site.
We are going to use a trick to make the downloads faster and resume-able. If you do not use the method mentioned here, you won't be able to resume the download and the speed will also be very limited. Furk.Net has a download limitation, meaning you can only download files of about 700 Mb, after that you'll be asked to buy premium membership. Though they say they have no limitation of the file size, they limit you while you download the file as a free user. It's worth it if you are going to download files/movies of small size.
You need to register on the site with your Facebook account.
Go to My Files and then to Add. Now, either put a link to the torrent file you want to download or just upload the .torrent file if you have it on your computer.
Don't forget to put a tick mark on the option button "Send e-mail when finished". Click on Add torrent.
Wait for a while and you should receive a notification by email after the file is available for direct download. If the file has already been transferred by someone else earlier, you won't need to wait.
Once you are on the page shown above, click on the Play button and a file will be downloaded to your computer immediately. Open that file with Notepad.
If you see the texts on notepad properly, you'll notice <location> tag. The link between the <location> </location> tag represents where your file is. (For ex. you might see <location>http://blabla.blabla/video.mp4</location>) So just copy the texts in between <location> </location> and either open it on your browser or paste it on your download manager. Your download should start without any speed limitation and full resume capability.
That's it. Enjoy the HTTP downloads!
What's your favorite site among them all? Also, is there any other sites that you know of that offer free download of torrents via http? Please put your answer on the comment section below.