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"Metalink is a cross-platform and cross-application Internet standard/framework/file format for programs that download, including download managers, BitTorrent? clients, Web browsers, FTP clients, and P2P programs. For increased convenience, the multiple download locations for a file (FTP/HTTP/P2P) and other metadata in HTTP header fields and/or an XML file with the extension .meta4 or .metalink."
Specific use case that just happened to me: I want to download an Ubuntu ISO of Alpha 3.
With Metalink: There are no seeders. Because I clicked on the metalink, deluge can automatically fall back to wget. Extra benefit, torrents can become better seeded.
What happens now: I try the torrent.. It never goes anywhere. I switch to using wget.