How To: Upload with uTorrent
Detailed Guide for uploading torrents using uTorrent
This forum thread aims to offer you, a detailed guide through the entire process of uploading, beginning from the creation of the torrent file and ending with managing your torrent's page on the site.
uTorrent was chosen for exemplification because it is one of the most popular and widely used torrent clients, it is recommended by GayTorrent.ru staff as a stable, reliable and simple in usage torrent application. In addition to that, if you use uTorrent, you can expect to receive a much faster tech support by our team. Though the most important aspects of torrents and uploading should be common for all torrent applications and you should be able to figure out how things work, if you are using a different torrent client and feel you can't manage it by yourself, follow the links given below for guides for other 3 well-known applications, or contact a moderator for help.
This guide offers 5 easy and explained steps on how to make uploading easy and correct. Follow the advice exactly and you won't have to spend your precious time correcting your mistakes and waiting for days to get your torrent approved.
** Note:** The screenshots you will encounter are taken from uTorrent v. 2.0.4, running on Windows 7 operational system. Based on your client's version and OS's theme pack, the images may differ from yours.
Step 1: Preparatory work on the site
Before creating the torrent, you have to be sure your work won't be done in vain. For that, do the following:
** 1.** Do not upload banned content torrents. Thoroughly check this list!!!
** 2.** Make sure the torrent you are about to upload isn't already on the tracker!!! Consult this forum thread for tips on how to search correctly for duplicates
** 3.** Do not upload more than one new torrent at a time!!! Unless you have a moderator's exclusive permission to upload several torrents in row, you are required to stick only to one at a time
** 4.** Consult the F.A.Q. for more details on torrent requirements. Depending on the content of the torrent, there are special rules for making torrents (like collections, images, DVDs etc.)
Step 2: Creating the .torrent file
** 1.** Open uTorrent
** 2.** Click the button Create New Torrent, which lies on the instrument bar (the magic wand):
The same command can be done by accessing the menu: File -> Create New Torrent
** 3.** A window will pop-up:
** 4.** Here you need to choose the source for the torrent, simply said - the files which you want to share on GT.ru through your torrent.
Click Add file if your torrent will contain a single file. Click Add directory if your torrent will contain more than one file and/or folders.
In either of those two options, after you click the respective button, a new window will pop-up. Here, using navigation options, you need to find and select the source file or folder for the torrent:
If you chose the one file option, you need to click on that file, then click Open. If you chose the multiple files option, you need to select the folder which contains the desired data, then click Select directory.
** 5.** In the field Trackers type: http://tracker.gaytorrent.ru:2710/announce
Note: If you do not type this link now, later you will receive this error - Cannot upload. Dictionary is missing keys, and you will need to start all over again creating the torrent.
Select only Private torrent in the section Others
** 6.** Click Create and save as…
A window will pop-up, asking you to specify the location where the .torrent file will be stored. It's advisable not to use My Documents, the Desktop or any other folder within the partition with the OS files on it.
** 7.** Click Close
You have now created the .torrent file, and it is safely stored on your hard disc drive.
Step 3: Uploading the torrent on the site
** 1.** Open www.gaytorrent.ru and click on Upload, the 4th button on the blue strip at the top of the page
** 2.** Take some to read carefully the information you will see in the box. After that, click Upload Page in the item 2. Manual upload ….
** 3.** In the option Select category choose a category your torrent is mostly suitable for
** 4.** In the field Pictures click Search…, browse and select a picture for your torrent.
Torrent pictures may include a CD/DVD cover, stand-alone screenshots or a screenshot collection, sample pictures from the collection etc. The presence of at least one image is mandatory!
The covers can be found on the internet easily. A good place to search is hisxpress.com or tlavideo.com. Also, you can find on the internet many application which generate screenshots from video-files. We recommend Image Grabber.
After you selected the image, click Upload.
** 5.** In the field Torrent name type the name of the torrent. It will appear as the torrent's title, visible in the main list of torrents on the site.
Please use a decent and correct title. Don't make up one when the movie already has a name. Also, be sure to add the studio name or the site the clip was taken from. If you don't know the origin of the movie/clip, please mention this in the torrent's description that will follow.
** 6.** In the field Description type a short description of the movie, picture collection or musical album.
Don't use such "highly contained" expressions like "good movie", "hot", "must see" solo. If you aren't capable or writing a description by yourself, don't be lazy and browse through the internet.
You can point out the technical details of the movie: play time, format, video and audio codecs used, image definition and other.
In case you upload a collection of clips, point the name of the video-clips in the description.
If you have some additional info or personal comments on the torrent, add them to the bottom line, after the main info.
Also, here you can type a set of tags, mostly suitable for the content of your torrent. A tag is a word, or a combination of words, which indicates a much narrower category of a torrent. Tags are always preceded by a tilde ~. You need to write down the tags at the bottom of the description, in one single line, separated by a space, after the word Tags: . Here is an example of how to use correctly the tag system:
Tags: ~twinks ~bareback ~anal ~tattoo
The number of used tags is unlimited. Check this forum thread for the entire list of tags you can add to your torrent.
** 7.** In the field Torrent file click Search…, find and select the .torrent file you created earlier and saved it on your HDD
Important: Make sure the torrent file's name doesn't contain other chars than Latin letters, numbers and spaces. If such chars exist, you need to rename the file prior to uploading.
** 8.** Click Do it!
If the upload was successful, you will be redirected automatically to your torrent's page. Examine carefully the content of the page, this is the way it will be seen by everybody who enters. If you decided to edit or change something, or add a picture, just press [Edit this torrent].
Step 4: Redownload and seed
This is the phase where most users make fatal mistakes. Do not open the .torrent file you created and add it to uTorrent, it won't work!
If you do so, your torrent will appear as seeding in uTorrent, but on our tracker it will be listed as inactive (or dead), and you can wait for days your torrent's approval without any success or without receiving any notes from the staff. To explain it concisely: the torrent file you created is "virginally" clean, it doesn't contain the necessary info to link the data you want to share to your profile on the site. This is done through the passkey system, which needs to be embedded in your torrent, before it is ready to seed.
Therefore, your .torrent file needs to be redownloaded from the site. Assuming you are still on your torrent page:
** 1.** Press Download button
** 2.** The browser should ask you what to do with the file, select Save and not
Note: At this point, the .torrent file you originally created is no longer of any use, you can delete it from your system.
Before proceeding, make sure your uTorrent is not set up to autostart torrents and save them in a default directory. If that's the case, adjust the settings in a way to make uTorrent ask you where to save the data before starting the download.
** 3.** Open the newly saved .torrent file, by default, uTorrent will open as well
** 4.** In the popped-up window, click the button from the red rectangle from the below image:
Note: If the "Start Torrent" box is checked, clear it before doing anything else.
** 5.** A new window will pop up. Here, using the navigation options, you need to find and select the folder which contains the file or folder you used to create the torrent for in the first place:
Note: The picture shows the file itself selected. That works only with µTorrent up-to version 2.2.1. From µTorrent 3.x onwards only the selection of the folder which contains the data works.
After you found the necessary data, click Save, then ОК.
** 6.** Now watch carefully uTorrent's main window. If the application found the correct data, you should see the scale from the column Done rising to 100%:
If this happened, you will notice a green upward arrow next to the name of the torrent. This means the torrent went into seeding mode and it is ready. Follow up Step 5 for further instructions.
If this didn't happen, the scale remained at 0% and the torrent started to download, which you don't want to.
** 7.** First you need to stop the torrent. In order to do that, click on the torrent, then click on Stop button from the instrument panel (red square):
** 8.** Right-click on the torrent and select the menu options the way showed in the below picture:
** 9.** You will see the already familiar window, where you need to specify the path to the data of the torrent
** 10.** Do a re-check of the torrent. Select the menu options the way showed in the below picture:
After that, the scale should rise to 100%. The torrent is ready for seeding.
** 11.** Finally, you need to start the torrent. In order to do that, click Run button from the already known instrument panel (green triangle)
Ready! Your torrent is seeding now and it is waiting to be reviewed by our staff.
Step 5: Revising and patiently waiting
If you followed all the previous steps, you should notice in your torrent's page, next to the line Peers 1 seeder, which in this case is you.
This means torrent is ready to seed, but it is waiting to be reviewed by a moderator and, if everything is OK, to be approved and forwarded to the main list, where it will be visible to everybody.
Now because GT.ru moderators work on a volunteer basis and their activity on the site depends on their free time, no-one can give you a precise time limit until your torrent will be approved. You can help out the moderators to speed up the approval by making sure your torrent follows all rules. Open your torrent's page again and take a closer look to adjust your possible mistakes.
Another important factor in approval is the number of allowed active torrents you can have from our site. If you uploaded a torrent, but have seeding and/or leeching a number of torrents beyond your allowed number, your torrent won't be approved until you stop all other torrents beyond that limit. In order to find out what's your allowed number of active torrents, open your profile page (click on your nickname next to "Welcome back" on the top left corner of the page). There you will notice a green number, next to Allowed Torrents. For example: your uploaded torrent always counts as 1 active torrent. If your number shows 1, that means you are allowed to have active only your uploaded torrent. If that number shows 2, you can have an additional active torrent (either seeding or leeching) and so on.
Note: When we say active torrents in your torrent client, we, of course, mean torrents from our site. The rest doesn't affect us. Still, if you want to assure a higher upload speed directed to your upload, it is advisable to stop all other torrents, regardless of their origin.
If you have completed all these requirements, all you need to do now is wait patiently until your torrent will be approved. When that happens, you will receive a personal message (PM). If your torrent is good for approval, but still requires some minor adjustments, you will be informed about this by a moderator via a PM. Read this PM thoroughly and follow the directions exactly. If you have some questions, feel free to ask back the moderator.
This is just about everything you need to know about uploading torrents… Hope this was helpful and understandable enough.
Wish you good luck and have a nice day!
Possible problems in uTorrent after upload:
After you add the torrent to uTorrent's list and execute all instructions from Step 4, uTorrent will perform an attempt to establish a connection with the tracker. Sometimes, the first attempt may fail. If that happens, a timer will be set, and when the timer expires, a new attempt will be performed. During this time, you may see in uTorrent the following error: Unregistered torrent, and on the site your torrent will be registered as inactive (or dead). This means that the tracker can't see you seeding the torrent. This problem is solved by itself after the next connection.
In order not to wait the next attempt, you can manually force uTorrent to try to connect again. The following picture shows you how to do that: