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[SOLVED] Magnet Link

Postby Garvan on Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:48 am

When I select "Magnet Link" from a torrent site, it opens Transmission in Linux Mint, and then nothing happens. Do I need to install other software?

Is there any reason to use a "Magnet Link" instead of a "Torrent file"? The "Torrent File" works with Transmission.

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I decided to add SOLVED to the title because my issues are solved. My problem was caused by not being able to change the location where the files are saved. The interface is confusing (and I suspect it does not work as intended), so other first time users may have the same difficulties, but once understood and set up properly, the problem disappears. I see others are still using the thread, but I do not think their issues are the same.
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Re: Magnet Link

Postby King Duzu on Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:05 am

Here is some information what magnet links really are:
http://news.softpedia.com/news/BitTorre ... 2536.shtml

On The Pirate Bay only torrents with few seeders have the option to download the torrent file.
But there is a way to convert magnet links to a torrent file:
https://duckduckgo.com/?t=lm&q=convert+ ... to+torrent
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Re: Magnet Link

Postby Garvan on Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:19 am

Thank you for your help.
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Re: Magnet Link

Postby King Duzu on Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:08 pm

No problem mate :)
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Re: Magnet Link

Postby homerscousin on Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:06 pm

I think I had the same problem the first time with a magnet link in Transmission. This was a few months ago, so I'm not positive about this response. I think I had to do a file association before Transmission would recognize the file type.
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Re: Magnet Link

Postby jamessasek on Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:26 pm

[sigh] can anyone here help with me getting Vuze (formerly Azureus) to run the magnet link? Right now when I click one nothing happens. I cannot get it to open Vuze which is what I would like. Thanks,
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Re: Magnet Link

Postby bimsebasse on Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:33 am

Do you have an example you can't get Transmission to open? I never ran into anything Transmission couldn't open. Magnet link support in Transmission was added ages ago.
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