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#76 Nagisan

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 19:26

just installed that yesterday and am giving it a try, it's pretty good so far but i'll give it a week or two to decide if i like it better than utorrent

being able to use the webui with https is a plus :)

One thing I didn't like about Deluge is the lack of some of the more basic features, labels being the main thing. Granted, there is a plugin for labels, they lack some of the simplicity of labels being built-in. Plus the development seems to have slowed to a crawl, the last update for Deluge was nearly a year ago (stable release, that is), which, while not necessarily bad, there are plenty of improvements that could have been made since, but haven't.


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Posted 08 January 2013 - 19:41

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 16:46

Been using utorrent since way back when, even some of its features are down to requests from me (before it changed so drastically)

Anyways, I've just started using Deluge in conjunction with a seed box (was becoming a bit disillusioned with that which should not be named *coughusenetcough*, so thought I'd give it a shot). Working well so far :)

#79 Xoligy

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 17:01

I started with azarus back in the day then switched to utorrent and have used it ever since, the only issues i have had are with long path names which i complained about but got told by a forum user on the utorrent site "This is nothing to do with utorrent it is a windows issue" when i asked why a simple check could not be done by utrrent before downloading started he just kept saying its a windows issue...

As for limiting my upload/download speeds i dont but i do close utorrent when my torrents are complete and before someone says i dont seed ive uploaded 10gb more than i downloaed in the past 31 days :)

Will give deluge ago in the near future though loks ok from the screens i saw.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 17:03

uTorrent 3.3.0.28883 is the best alternative.

#81 syobon999

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 17:44

Vuze x64

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:59

Vuze x64

vuze is the most bloated of them all anymore (actually it's been bloated since the name became vuze)

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:32

vuze is the most bloated of them all anymore (actually it's been bloated since the name became vuze)



Not really, you can disable the video stuff, and it doesn't really ad that much on to the code. what it is however is the most powerful and flexible client.

I have the choice of multiple web interface on my server, I can run rss feeds, I have categories that puts stuff in their own folders and stuff gets auto categorized by trackers and other filters. No other client has been able to do any of this as well as vuze does. And it hardly uses any resources on my Server, it just runs nicely in the background picking up any torrent I drop in the import folder.

#84 Kamran Mackey

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:39

I sort of don't use any kind of Torrent client but there is a good one out there. It's called Vuze. It was updated recently (sometime last year). I love it. So if you want a good torrent client other than uTorrent, then I would suggest Vuze.

uTorrent 3.3.0.28883 is the best alternative.


That's still uTorrent. He's looking for a uTorrent alternative.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 23:36

For some reason the only client that works best for me is uTorrent. I get good connections to peers and the download speed is good.

I have tried Transmission, Deluge, Vuze, qBitorrent and none of them even come close to the transfer speeds as uTorrent. Maybe I have configured something wrong...

#86 Nagisan

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:07

For some reason the only client that works best for me is uTorrent. I get good connections to peers and the download speed is good.

I have tried Transmission, Deluge, Vuze, qBitorrent and none of them even come close to the transfer speeds as uTorrent. Maybe I have configured something wrong...

Honestly I have to agree, as far as saying uTorrent is the best for me. I have never had any transfer speed issues with any of the clients you listed, but after trying them all, uTorrent simply seems to have every feature I need without the need for plugins or anything and in a lighter-weight package than all the others.....I have tried every popular torrent client out there, and for my usage, none of them compare to uTorrent.

I will say though, Vuze is about the worst torrent client I've ever used. It is so slow and crashes so often, I'm surprised it's still around.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:52

Honestly I have to agree, as far as saying uTorrent is the best for me. I have never had any transfer speed issues with any of the clients you listed, but after trying them all, uTorrent simply seems to have every feature I need without the need for plugins or anything and in a lighter-weight package than all the others.....I have tried every popular torrent client out there, and for my usage, none of them compare to uTorrent.

I will say though, Vuze is about the worst torrent client I've ever used. It is so slow and crashes so often, I'm surprised it's still around.


I recently went back to uTorrent for those reasons. Now when I opened it today it was chock full of ads. Removed that damn thing and did a spyware scan. Didn't find anything but I don't know what the hell uTorrent did to my PC.

Now I'm using Transmission-QT again, still not getting the same amount of connections but there really isn't much open-source options for Windows.

#88 Night Prowler

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:10

I recently went back to uTorrent for those reasons. Now when I opened it today it was chock full of ads. Removed that damn thing and did a spyware scan. Didn't find anything but I don't know what the hell uTorrent did to my PC.

Now I'm using Transmission-QT again, still not getting the same amount of connections but there really isn't much open-source options for Windows.


You can turn all those ads off, and it's not chocked full of ads. I've used a bunch of different torrent programs and always com back to uTorrent. I have yet to find one that gives me all the options and ease of use that uTorrent does.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:21

My OS is English, my locale settings are Nrowegian, cause you know, I'm in Norway, and American and British, measure thing in weird ways and have crazy punctuation on numbers and stuff.

Deluge sets the language based on the type of number setting you use, NOT the language setting, hence why I complained it used the locale setting and NOT the language setting.

I haven't ran Norwegian locales or languages in anything since around 2002 when I got my first Windows XP computer :p

This is coming from someone who is a co-translator for Messenger Plus, and who used to translate for eMule Plus - I hated Norwegian language in software before then, but being a translator taught me respect for people who have to come up with some innovative new words that don't sound completely dumb when translating.

Balls to that I say, it was invented in English and it stays in English. People can take their "mykvare" and shove it :rofl:

It probably also helps that I've been thinking in English ever since said WinXP computer was acquired alongside my first internet connection.


Aaaaanyway, back on topic:
Personally I still like uTorrent - as others have mentioned, turning off the ads is easy. I'll remember qBittorrent if they ever remove those options for non-Plus users, though.

#90 HawkMan

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:31

Well as long as you're in Norway you pretty much have to have Norwegian locale/location, unless you want everything in useless inches, miles and Fahrenheit :p language setting stays and has stayed english since 3.1 and 95, and dos, but that didn't really have one :p

main problem with utorrent is that it tends to totally rape the network, even with identical settings to other torrent programs as far as connection and transfer settings go. might be better now, but I only use it for small local stuff, everything else goes through the import folder with vuze on my htpc/server, which imports, filters and sorts everything by category and folder automatically.



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