This script is one of my absolutely must-have additions - instantly easy to use. After install, go to torrentz.com or whatever for a torrent - the results you get will offer several direct downloads of torrent.
After using this script for a few downloads you'll be hooked like me - downloading torrents is a headache, but this script makes finding direct downloads simple. Also try plugging in your torrents and use hash info at Torrific.com - they do the downloading for you. Life is good.....
mininova is now irrelevant.
btjunkie also doesn't allow direct download of their torrents, but other sites do.