Recently I’ve been trying to download torrents from Pirate Bay but I get this error message each time I click “Download Torrent”
Transmission doesn't know how to use "magnet:?xt=urn:btih:ae99eff25f3666 73da15f4cfe6d6 164a1af01bcd&dn=The+Walking+Dead+S04E05+HDTV+x264-2HD%5Bettv%5D&tr=udp%3A//tracker.openbittorrent.com%3A80&tr=udp%3A//tracker.publicbt.com%3A80&tr=udp%3A//tr
I think the problem is because they’re Magnet Links and not normal torrents
Any help would be much appreciated
For anyone else reading this … this is ONLY for Peppermint … it should fix magnet links for Chromium/Chrome/and any other Chromium based browsers.
(they already work in Firefox)
OK, edit this file:
sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/defaults.list
and make sure it contains this line … if not, add it
SAVE the file and exit gedit.
sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/transmission-gtk.desktop
and make sure the “MimeType=” line reads.
if necessary, SAVE and exit gedit.
now run the following commands to backup /usr/bin/xdg-open … then edit it.
sudo cp -v /usr/bin/xdg-open /usr/bin/xdg-open-original
then open xdg-open for editing:
sudo gedit /usr/bin/xdg-open
and make it read the same as the one I’ve attached below … and SAVE it.
Now restart Chromium.
Now find a Magnet link and click on it … you should be presented with a window that says it’s going to use xdg-open as the application to open magnet links … (at this point DO NOT tick the “Remember my choice” box) click the “Launch Application” button … Transmission should fire up, click “Open” … the torrent should be added to Transmission.
If that works … next time (as long as it still says it going to use xdg-open) you can tick the “Remember my choice” box before clicking the “Launch Application” button