Foolproof guide on the easiest way to download free movies through a torrent search engine, qBittorrent. 5 minutes to setup!
123movies doesn't cut it. If you torrent you have a much more complete selection of movies/tv shows, higher quality, with the files saved on your end in case streaming sites go down.
1. Download & Install qBittorrent:
2. Enable Search Engine
View > Search Engine and turn it on
You'll see a new Search tab appear next to Transfers, above the
If you are on OSX (Mac), you might get the error
Your Python version (2.7.16) is outdated. Please upgrade to latest version for search engines to work.
No worries. Open the application "Terminal" (Finder: Applications > Terminal > Terminal.app), and type in and hit enter:
ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)
Enter your computer password if prompted.
Let it run, it will take about 10 minutes on a fast connection.
When it finishes type in
brew install python3 and hit enter.
Now go back to qBittorent and try again.
3. Setup the Search Engine
Navigate to the
Search tab, and you'll see a message saying
There aren't any search plugins installed. Before we can search torrents, we'll need to add in some sources for the client to look for.
Search plugins... button at the bottom right.
Install a new one
A popup will appear. Click
Enter the following url to add 1337x.to and hit OK:
Repeat the process to add Nyaa.pantsu:
And then again for YTS.am:
This will be a solid set of torrent sources. 1337x and YTS cover all mainstream films and television, and nyaa is comprehensive for anime. If you need additional sources, a full list is here, the urls can be found by clicking the download button
Torrent New Movies
Now simply enter any movie you're looking for into the search bar, and torrent results will come up.
Pick one at the right size (ideally no less than 2GB for 1080p; no less than 1GB for 720p) with a healthy number of seeders (ideally more than 10) as you normally would:
All done, you'll find the torrents appear as normal in your Transfers section.
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Where to Get Subs
You can just drag and drop the subtitles onto the MPV video.
Navigate to `Tools > Options > Connection` and change
Global maximum number of upload slots and
Maximum number of upload slots per torrent to 0:
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