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Burnbit turns just about any download into a torrent

Ever found an awesome download on the Web and thought, "Man, why don't they offer a torrent download?!" It's so much nicer pulling down Ubuntu ISOs at 690K per second via µTorrent instead of 250K or so via HTTP.

A newly-launched service called Burnbit is set to give Web downloads a much-needed punch in the face. Head over to their website, drop the URL to an HTTP download in the blank, and Burnbit automatically creates a torrent file and begins seeding. Burnbit's torrent page shows detailed torrent data as well, including the number of seeders and leechers, health, and MD5 hash.

There's a catch, of course. The host has to be serving files via HTTP; HTTPS isn't supported, nor is FTP. Not yet, anyway. Burnbit has only just launched, however, so I wouldn't be at all surprised to see them working in the near future.

[via TorrentFreak]

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