I want to share my private "tutoral" here, too. It is written for the purpose of uploading DVDs. The same process is basically valid for CD torrents, only different software needed for RIPPING.
Preparation by RIPPING with DVD Decrypter:
- Start the software,
- put the DVD into the DVD station,
- wait until you see all the files in the software, select the VIDEO_TS folder you are ripping to (that you have made on your system, as a subfolder under the DVD title main folder)
- click on the green disc icon to start ripping
- wait for the "successfully completed, 0 files skipped" window and click "OK".
Do the next disc, if any, in its respective VIDEO_TS folder.
More on DVD ripping: I recommend doing a test burning of the ripping, to see if all is fine. Sometimes a unneedy video_ts.vob files is produced, that causes a "file allocation failed" message when burning, and asking that "video_ts.vob" is not referenced and should not be present. If so, open Windows Explorer (well, if you are using Mac..) and remove - DON'T DELETE until you are sure it works - a VIDEO_TS file described as a "film file" or "movie file".
Move the file to the top torrent folder, above the folder for the disc, and try burning again, using the same discs.
After a successful burn, delete the useless VIDEO_TS file to keep it from getting included in the torrent.
Sure, you don't HAVE TO do this test burning, but isn't it nice to prevent any downloaders getting nervous/frustrated if THEY encounter the situation - and don't know how to deal with it??
MAKING THE TORRENT
* Make a MAIN folder that includes:
- the ripped disc files: you only need to rip DVD files, whereas for CDs you must make FLAC files of the ripped audio files.
Rip the video files into a subfolder named "VIDEO_TS".
- info file: tell downloaders what they will get!
- any artwork
- checksum files: md5 for DVDs and FFP for Flac audio files or md5 for all the files.
- and all else you may want to include for download.
FOLDER NAME - I recommend: Give the folder a name starting with the DATE, the TITLE and LOCATION (or just TITLE for compilations) and any characteristics of the product (like VERSION name). This is fine for Bruce-only Jungleland.
For a DIME torrent and other not-only-Bruce torrent sites ("trackers"), the ARTIST NAME must come first.
* Choose "create new torrent" (or something like that) somewhere in the FILE menu of your client.
* Choose the FOLDER you have made, and - in utorrent/ BitTorrent - click "Create and save".
* Once finished CREATING the file, save the torrent in - I recommend - the folder that the torrent folder is located in. NOT INSIDE the same folder you are making a torrent of, at least!
* Go to the UPLOAD section of a tracker like Jungleland.
* Type the name you want to give the torrent (or copy and paste the folder name). I recommend you start with the date. If on DIME, start with the artist name - like "Bruce Springsteen". No such name needed on J-land, of course, being all Bruce.
* Browse to select the torrent file itself
* Info file selected from the folder you made a torrent of, if you care.
* Description: You may just paste the info file into this field.
NB: It should include LINEAGE, that is, the source of the torrent to the best of your knowledge. For example: "Original silver CD -> ripped to Wav with Exact Audio Copy (secure mode, verify, align on sector boundaries) -> decoded to Flac (level 6) with Trader's Little Helper (TLH) -> torrent
* Jungleland: Choose the audio/dvd category & select DATE (unless it is a compilation)
* Watch out in the top of your browser window! You might get an alert asking you what to do with a file. Click and choose "OPEN" or "Save".
* Choose "OPEN" in the box that will pop up, and select the folder that contains the stuff you want to upload. Do "OK".
* Your download starts,and when you reach 100% the seeding starts! All you need to do is to wait for leechers...
Hope this helps you get started. If I have forgotten something, please post a reply.