I can't download the image, what is the matter?
We are using a number of public torrent trackers and also we seed all the time. If there are 0 peers listed at your side then the chances are that your network is blocking the torrent protocol. If you are trying to download it in a work environment then contact your network administrator and ask to download the torrent for you or, alternatively, try to download it at home. Make sure that the torrent protocol and ports are allowed by your ISP. If you have doubts, please, contact your ISP and explain the situation. If you are at home then try with another torrent client. Note that some of our torrents use only UDP protocol so make sure your system has UDP compatibility. Most recent torrents should also have HTTP compatibility.
We used the have direct downloads before but the problem was that a lot of bot programs abused the direct downloads. This triggered hidden download limits and ultimately lead to greater unavailability of the files (despite that we used the best hosting company available – Google). Most customers requested that we use a torrent system instead.
Notice that we limit the bandwidth from 7AM until 6PM, so if there is one seeder only, the download might be slow during the day. The image would download faster at night (Earth, Bulgaria, Plovdiv, EET GMT+2).
Aren't torrents illegal?
Piracy of copyrighted material is illegal. It is illegal to distribute a copyrighted movie via direct download link, torrent, or via the mail on a VHS tape. Our images are not copyrighted, they are open source. In summary: torrenting is fine, sharing the content behind the torrent might not be fine.