There is a lot of misconceptions about magnet links, and how well they work. A lot of people say they're slow, which is rubbish. So, I decided to make this little video. For obvious reasons, I used a torrent of TorrentFreak.tv, from mininova.
In the video, I go from taking a magnet link from a website, and loading it into µTorrent (I'm using 2.0 beta for the demonstration, but it works exactly the same with 1.8.x). Just to show you the REAL 'slowness', I even remove the tracker in the magnet link. It's is all done without the aid of trackers.
A HD version (it was recorded at a resolution of 1680x1050) can be viewed on youtube
As always, the video is released under a Creative Commons license