In a previous post the comments were all over the map, but I figure that’s because I didn’t explain well-enough what I was looking to do. So I’m going to break the project up into bite-size chunks, just play along with me, and help if you can. Okay? Thanks.
The first little project is to figure out what’s inside a Torrent file. Honestly, I hadn’t looked until yesterday, as I was opening it in TextEdit I was kind of hoping it would be XML. Apparently it’s a binary format. Lots of junky looking characters. So I did a couple of quick searches trying to find a document that explains the file format, something like the RSS 2.0 spec. I didn’t find it. So that’s question #1.
1. Are there any docs for the BitTorrent file format? If so, pointers please. Thank you very much.
My goal is pretty simple, I want to write a script that creates a Torrent from an MP3, and I don’t want to run Python.