We received an email from one of our readers who wanted to know how to download to torrents. After explaining the process to her, we were told that her office wouldn’t allow the installation of any programs. Here is an awesome BitTorrent applet that lets you download torrent files directly in your browser.
BitLet.org is an experimental Java applet that allows users to download torrents without the need for any additional software. Users just have to copy the metafile URL of the torrent and paste it into the download box on the main page (explainined below). There is also a tool for publishers that creates a code which which users can click to directly download using the BitLet service.
How to get the metafile URL of the torrent and download from BitLet
1. Open your favorite search engine (like mininova.org)
2. Find the file you want to download.
3. Right click the download torrent link and copy the link location
4. Paste the link location in BitLet.org and start downloading the torrent.
BitLet also has a new applet called westream, that allows you to stream music from torrents. This service can be accessed from http://www.bitlet.org/music