All this assumes you already know how to compress your recording with FLAC or Shorten. For links to software to do all this, check the bottom of the post.
Seeding your recordings using Bit Torrent is easy. Simply: Create a torrent file for the files in your recording
 Upload to and register your torrent file with a BT tracker
For taper-friendly recordings, bt.etree.org
is the way to go, IMO - nice tracker, simple instructions (mostly). Check out their website and follow the instructions.
For taper-unfriendly recordings (or if you, like I, prefer sites that track upload/download ratios), there's DimeaDozen
 Create your torrent
Create your .torrent file (I use MakeTorrent
) using the appropriate tracker URL:
This is really straightforward - only catch is making sure you use the appropriate tracker URL for the tracker on which you'll register the torrent. Make sure you remember where you saved the .torrent file! Upload / Register Your TorrentBT.ETree
BT.ETree's upload/register instructions
are really easy - simply follow them. A few notes on the form you'll fill out:
Upload File: < browse to the .torrent on your HD >DimeaDozen
Torrent Name: < enter BT description here: date, band, etc. >
Db.etree.org Link: < not required >
Db.etree.org Source ID: < not required >
Db.etree.org Show ID: < not required >
Description: < paste your info file data here >
Type: < select Band Name, or Other if the band isn't in the list >
Verified to be Taper Friendly: < tick >
Send Email to announce: < tick >
Doesn't get much easier than this. Check out the DimeaDozen upload page
after uploading the torrent, you'll need to use the the torrent file downloaded from DimeaDozen for seeding, not your original torrent file you uploaded to DimeaDozen. Why? DaD personalizes the torrent files
when you download for stats tracking. Seeding
 Fire up the .torrent downloaded from DaD on your local PC (I use ABC
) - the BT client should run through a quick check of your files and then start seeding.
 Confirm on the DaD Account page
or BT.ETree.org Tracker
that your upload registered and the seed shows up in the listing.
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