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Elliot B.

A reason I prefer torrent links over magnet links

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Yeah im not a fan of these things either. But without putting any effort in what else can you do :p

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When you opened a .torrent, uTorrent would pop up on my machine and display a list of files to choose to download before you began.

This does not happen with magnet links - the file list is blank.

I can click OK then manually un-choose files via. the Files tab in uTorrent but I preferred to choose before the torrent even began connecting.

I completely agree.

Download location pops up after one second. Which isn't that bad at all, in my opinion (Y)

It does? I waiting for a while and it did not pop up in the dialog box to start the torrent.

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Yes, it does. You just have to wait for about 1 second, and it will change into a window with options as if you are opening a .torrent file

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Good news. They are working on it (as said on their forums)

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I'm still using 2.0.4, and have no intention of updating. Unless someone can recommend a torrent client with the same functionality as utorrent, and can handle 700 simultaneous seeding torrents, I guess I'm just not using Piratebay.

...not that I've ever really cared about that site for more than what it stands for.

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As I said earlier uTorrent 1.8.5+ can use magnet links options - preferences- associate with magnet URLs.

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Torrent files are way better :pinch:

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Torrent files are way better :pinch:

I thought the same, but for the past few days, I've been using Magnetic links and haven't faced a problem

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Switch to something else instead of uTorrent then or check its preferences...

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BitComet :p

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Yeah you get the same thing, but if there is a collection of things you are seeking and you already have two of them, which weighs over 2 GB, this would suck wouldn't it? As explained by the OP

That's quite a niche scenario, I can understand why TPB did it, keeps the load down by a huge proportion.

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Just move to Usenet :D

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It's nice to see that the piratebay actually loads now, also if anyone else out there is a bit peculiar about what version of uTorrent they use magnet links are added in uTorrent 1.8.5, personally I've been using 1.6 for 5 years I can't stand the horrible UI in uTorrent 2+, but 1.8 still has the old school UI.

Edit: Satukoro if you stop the download you should be able to right click the files and click relocate?

Thanks, I seem to have missed that option. I've taken to moving the files after they've downloaded to my Downloads directory.

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