Software client uTorrent allows you to download torrent files to your computer's hard drive. With uTorrent installed on your PC or laptop, you can download video, audio and application files and track the progress of your download in a status bar. When the status bar has reached 100 percent, it's easy to play downloaded video files.
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Things you need
- Media player
Open the uTorrent program on your computer. When you installed the program, you will have selected to locate it either in the menu via the “Start” button only, or as a desktop icon as well. Navigate via either of these options to launch the program.
Check the status bar of the video file you wish to play. This is to the right of the file size label, which itself is to the right of the file name. If the movie is fully downloaded the status bar will be blocked out in green. If the movie is not fully downloaded, the bar will be partly coloured and indicate a percentage.
Navigate right, past the menu items headed “Health,” “Down Speed,” “Up Speed,” “ETA” and “Rating” to the label “Playback.” If your download has completed, you'll see a "Play" button.
Click the “Play” button. The downloaded movie will now open in your default media player.
Tips and warnings
- If the downloaded movie file comprises more than one folder -- if it is in two parts, for instance -- a folder will open when you press the “Play” button displaying the available movie files. Double-click on the file you wish to play.
- An alternative method of playing a downloaded uTorrent movie is to right-click on the name of the fully downloaded file and select “Open containing folder” from the drop-down menu. This will open the location of the movie file and you can double-click to play it.
- Downloading copyrighted movies is illegal and can lead to prosecution.
- If you try to play a movie that is only partially downloaded, it will skip, freeze and stop before the end of the film.
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