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Which is your favorite BitTorrent client?

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#1 MariosX

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 16:02

Hello!

 

Which is your favorite BitTorrent client and why?

Is it because:

of it's GUi?

of it's download/upload speeds?

because it is lightweight?

of privacy?

it's ad-free?

it's free?

it has plugins?

 

I've been using uTorrent for years of it's simple GUI, it uses low resources but now I'm switching to qBitTorrent because:

it's ad-free (i know you can disable the ads in uTorrent), I care for my privacy, it comes without plugins/extensions I don't need, it's lightweight and it has the sames speeds with uTorrent

 

 

So which one is your favorite?




#2 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 16:07

utorrent comes with plugins? Speeds should be the same regardless of torrent client. That said, utorrent with adds and everything else disabled.



#3 Max Norris

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 16:10

uTorrent, keep wanting to switch to something else but so far, nothing beats it for what I need (yet).  Fast, lightweight, reliable.  And ditto above.. plugins?   Tixati would be my second pick if uTorrent starts throwing more ads that can't be hidden or something, but for now, I never see any so *shrug*.



#4 OP MariosX

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 16:14

Yes it does.

I'm talking about: "Featured Content", "Feeds", "Devices", "New Apps"

 

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uTorrent, keep wanting to switch to something else but so far, nothing beats it for what I need (yet).  Fast, lightweight, reliable.  And ditto above.. plugins?   Tixati would be my second pick if uTorrent starts throwing more ads that can't be hidden or something, but for now, I never see any so *shrug*.

 

qBitTorrent, give it a try.



#5 +Majesticmerc

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 16:15

Transmission for me, very very simple, but perfectly functional for my needs.



#6 Max Norris

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 16:20

Yes it does. I'm talking about: "Featured Content", "Feeds", "Devices", "New Apps"

Ohhh, those are built in, not plugins. Feeds is actually pretty useful for some things, automatically grabs new downloads without having to do anything on your part. The rest *shrug* never see it. I don't even have the sidebar thing enabled, never use it. Clean and simple, no ads and nothing I don't actually use. Obviously scaled down a bajillion percent too, you get the idea.

 

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qBitTorrent, give it a try.

I have, not bad by any stretch but still prefer uTorrent. "It just works" applies, and it's not doing anything I don't want it to so haven't had a desire to switch yet.  Again, that can change if they decide to get more aggressive with their advertising in-program, in which case I'll be the first to kick it to the curb.  I don't need it, just prefer it.



#7 +Dermot

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 16:22

Utorrent is my fav, you can disable the ads so that's fine for me.
 
To turn off ads and offers, open Options > Preferences > Advanced. Here you'll find a large list of flags for the app and a filter box. Search for and disable the following flags

  • offers.left_rail_offer_enabled/left_rail_offer
  • gui.show_plus_upsell
  • offers.sponsored_torrent_offer_enabled/sponsored_torrent_offer_enabled
  • bt.enable_pulse
  • gui.show_notorrents_node
  • offers.content_offer_autoexec


#8 InsaneNutter

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 16:26

I still use uTorrent 2.0.4, its not vulnerable to the DLL Hijacking Exploit like other old versions.

 

Most importantly however it does what uTorrent was designed to do... downloads torrents. Its not full of adverts and other junk like newer versions!

 

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#9 Max Norris

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 16:28

I still use uTorrent 2.0.4, its not vulnerable to the DLL Hijacking Exploit like other old versions.

7.5TB? That's a lot of Linux distros! :shifty:



#10 InsaneNutter

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 16:36

7.5TB? That's a lot of Linux distros! :shifty:

 

Linux distros are like Pokemon, gotta catch them all  :rofl:

 

The stats go back around 6 years, I dont really download anything these days, uTorrent has basically just sat idle on my webserver for the last year or two now.



#11 bigmehdi

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 16:36

I still use uTorrent 2.0.4, its not vulnerable to the DLL Hijacking Exploit like other old versions.

 

I currently use the same version. I tried to swich to another client as I was not happy with the lastest change, but finally I thought it was just better to stick with with an old version.

 

By the way, the french private tracker t411 advise  people to use version 2.2.1 . According to them version 3.x suffers from bugs that appears randomly (upload not fully exploited, errors on torrents, torrents that are blocked, errors in passkeys ).  In other words, there's no hesitation to dump latest version, especially with the advertising. I'm suspecting some hidden malware too.



#12 Grinch

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 16:36

I use BitTorrent. No particular reason I choose it over uTorrent aside from me preferring the icon set in it.



#13 Raze

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 16:48

qBittorrent, simple, fast and easily configurable.



#14 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 16:59

Tixati, it happily fulfills all my illegal torrent needs :p (<--- that was a joke)
I used to use utorrent, but I hate the way it deletes, and when it glitches, it closes all internet access to my pc.

#15 Krome

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 17:01

lol I am still using uTorrent 1.6 :p

no ads

no exploits

I don't like my torrent client to connect to any other servers or IP that is not controllable/blockable by IPFILTER.  uTorrent version higher than 1.6 will connect itself to other unknown servers other than the tracker and the peers.  I can't allow that.