How do I download? 

This guide will show you how to download from The Pirate Bay.

There are many different clients for bittorrent, this guide explains how to use Miro and BitTornado, both are free and open-source.

Miro

Installing Miro and Adding The Pirate Bay

  1. Download and install Miro from getmiro.com. It works on Windows, Mac, and Linux.
  2. Launch Miro.
  3. Click this button to add The Pirate Bay to your Miro sidebar: Pirate Bay Links for Miro

  4. Your Miro should now look like this screenshot.

Downloading and Playing

  1. Browse The Pirate Bay pages in the Sites section of your Miro sidebar and find a file you want.
  2. Click "download this torrent": here's a screenshot.

  3. The download will appear in the 'Downloading' tab while it's in progress. Completed downloads will appear in library.
  4. Find your file, then click to watch or listen. That's it!
  5. Note: you can also use Miro as a more traditional torrent client: download torrent files in a browser and then double-click to open them with Miro and begin downloading the file.

BitTornado

Installing

  1. Download the latest version from http://www.bittornado.com/.
  2. Install it.

Downloading

  1. Download a torrent from http://thepiratebay.org/.
  2. Double click it if BitTornado hasn't already opened it.
  3. Choose a folder to download the files to (picture 1).

  4. Now it should look something like picture 2. The info speaks for itself, but some of it will change after a while as you get connected to more seeds and peers.

    The icon on your far left will be green when you are connected to seeds and there's no problems with firewalls or stuff like that. If it's yellow you might need to configure your firewall, but the download should work just fine anyway. If the icon is red, it means that you are not connected to anyone having 100 % of the file. The torrent might be dead or the uploader might be away. Patience is your friend.

  5. You can set the upload limits as on picture 2. The better upload, the better download.

    You can see how many percents you have downloaded in the titlebar (in this case 5.0 %). If you get an tracker error, wait a while or just try again later.

Other info

Always try to upload at least as much as you download. Thats the way to keep the bittorrent network alive. On picture 2 you see the "Share rating": having a share rating above 1.0 means you have uploaded more than you have downloaded, which is good. In this case 0.000, which is bad. But when you have 100 %, just wait and more peers might connect. If there hasn't been any new peers for a few days, you may disconnect even though your rating is bad.

If you need to shut down your computer, you have to open the torrent again and save to the exact same place for resuming.

Keywords

Client
A client is a bittorrent program. For example, Miro and Bittornado.
Seeds
Users that have 100 % of the file(s).
Leechers
Users that have not completed the file(s). 0–99 %
Peers
Seeds and Leechers.
Tracker
A server that handles and stores the torrent files.