Many of us use Torrents. If you do not, many people you see on the Internet do. Torrents are your sole free source towards getting digital content for free. You can grab movies, games, ebooks, music, and everything else for totally free of cost. Now, many people tend to prefer direct links. Such links that point to torrents are called Magnet links. This is due to many reasons. They might always prefer using direct links due to their personal preferences, or maybe their ISP (Internet Service Provider) offers them a higher bandwidth on direct download rather than using torrents’ P2P (Peer to Peer) connections.
Read: What is a Magnet link and how to open Magnet links in a browser.
Convert Magnet links to Direct Download links
Seedr is one such solution which will help you convert all the torrent magnet links to direct links. And yes, these direct links can easily be downloaded with any Download Manager software. Also, this even works if torrents are blocked in your region or your connection does not support P2P connections.
NOTE: Torrents may be legal or illegal. Some sites offer only legitimate content whose copyright they hold or things that are in public domain. You should check with the law of your land to see what you are downloading is legal.
How to use Seedr
First of all, you need to get a magnetic link for the Torrent you wish to download. You can do this by navigating to the torrent page and look up for a link that says something in context to Magnet Download or just an icon of a horseshoe magnet. Right click on it and click on Copy link or Copy link address.
Now, when you are done with copying the magnet link, it would look something similar to this-
After you verify that this link is properly copied, it is now time for you to head to the official website of Seedr.
Either you will have to register an account for yourself or Login using your Facebook account.
After you are logged in successfully, you will get to this page. It is your main dashboard where you will carry out all your downloads. It will look something like this.
Now, you will have to paste the magnetic link in the text filed on the top right portion of the page and then hit Enter.
Then it will start to download the given file related to the torrent in your Seedr Cloud Account. It will take a few seconds depending upon the size of the file and the number of seeds it has.
Once, your file is downloaded, you have to the right click on the file and then click on Copy Download Link. It will look something similar to the screen snippet below.
Once the link is copied, you can either paste it in the address bar of your browser or insert it into your download manager, and it will start downloading the file to your computer.
You can also use the Seedr extension for Google Chrome browser.
Seedr Extension for Google Chrome
First of all, download the Seedr Extension for Google from the Chrome Web Store here. Once installed, you will need to be logged in to Seedr either using your Seedr Account or your Facebook Account.
Once done, this extension will help you add torrent files from the torrent website to your Seedr cloud directly. To do this, you will just need to the right click on the magnetic URL and click on Add to Seedr.butt
After that, just navigate to your Seedr account through the website. You can do it by clicking on the Visit Site button in the extension pop-up.
Then follow the similar procedure that you did earlier.
This extension will help you add torrents to your collection without navigating to your account dashboard again and again.
Seedr is actually a really reliable tool for me. I have been using it for quite a time. The only limitation that a user might face while using this service is that the maximum size of downloads you can store at a time in the cloud is 2GB if you are using a free subscription. But if you are will to upgrade, you get better options. But for someone, who is not downloading much large games or software and is only looking out for music, movies or other videos or even software with size less than 2GB, this service would not let you down.