µTorrent 3.0

µTorrent is a small and incredibly popular BitTorrent client.

Micro-Sized Yet Feature Filled

Most of the features present in other BitTorrent clients are present in µTorrent, including bandwidth prioritization, scheduling, RSS auto-downloading and Mainline DHT (compatible with BitComet). Additionally, µTorrent supports the Protocol Encryption joint specification (compatible with Azureus 2.4.0.0 and above, BitComet 0.63 and above) and peer exchange.

Resource-Friendly

µTorrent was written with efficiency in mind. Unlike many torrent clients, it does not hog valuable system resources - typically using less than 6MB of memory, allowing you to use the computer as if it weren't there at all. Additionally, the program itself is contained within a single executable less than 220 KB in size.

Skinnable and Localized

Various icon, toolbar graphic and status icon replacements are available, and creating your own is very simple. µTorrent also has support for localization, and with a language file present, will automatically switch to your system language. If your language isn't available, you can easily add your own, or edit other existing translations to improve them!

Actively Developed and Improved

The developer puts in a lot of time working on features and making things more user-friendly. Releases only come out when they're ready, with no schedule pressures, so the few bugs that appear are quickly addressed and fixed.

Changelog:

- Fix: fix erroneous error messages about saving resume.dat
- Fix: fix possible crash on auto-updates
- Fix: fixed race condition when cancelling a btapp download
- Fix: fixed possible crash when uninstalling apps
- Fix: Multitorrent bundling now works. Fixes crash.
- Fix: Search Bar - "Manage Search Provides" now links to "Preferences > Advanced > Ui Extras"
- Change: Seeding tasks now show ETA of infinity

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Regarding newsgroups ... many ISP's do not offer free access to them, if any, so the only option
is to use paid third party newsgroup services. Although, when most of the content available on
newsgroups is pirated, what's the point in paying a subscription? It just defeats the purpose.
You might as well buy the content legally. If you want it for free, but not legal, use torrents.

I have a question. Why use bit torrent and risk the RIAA or MPAA tracking your movements, rather than simply using a news group.

I belong to a BIG newsgroup server (yes, there is a subscription fee, 20 bucks / mo) but I can get everything I want the same as bit torrent..

So why risk sharing out from your own computer / ISP connection where you can be tracked, I am completely anonymous on a newsgroup.. So what is the benefit of bit torrent over newsgroups?

rijp said,
I have a question. Why use bit torrent and risk the RIAA or MPAA tracking your movements, rather than simply using a news group.

I belong to a BIG newsgroup server (yes, there is a subscription fee, 20 bucks / mo) but I can get everything I want the same as bit torrent..

So why risk sharing out from your own computer / ISP connection where you can be tracked, I am completely anonymous on a newsgroup.. So what is the benefit of bit torrent over newsgroups?


It's free. You answered your own question. Further, if your "BIG newsgroup server" were to be seized by the authorities they would more than likely be able to access the payment information you have stored to pay your $20/mo (even if it is just a PayPal account) which would link directly back to you in an even more compromising manner than an IP would for bittorrent.

Completely unrelated. Has anyone else got a BUPA health insurance advert playing next to the comments, where it looks like some woman is popping her head up from having just been sucking off the bloke she's sat next to?

mattm591 said,
Completely unrelated. Has anyone else got a BUPA health insurance advert playing next to the comments, where it looks like some woman is popping her head up from having just been sucking off the bloke she's sat next to?

No suck luck here, all i get is an advert for Orange Mobile

mattm591 said,

It's free. You answered your own question. .

Yes I think I did, thanks. I see one glaring obvious difference. Uploads. Since newsgroups require a "storage" medium you have to upload the content to that medium. With Bit Torrent you don't.. people just connect, if your computer and BT agent are online.. So NOW I think I discovered the value in using BT!

However, if you want to find something on NG people don't always keep "older or archived" info, so I guess it depends on what you are looking for. But I see the appeal of using BT now..

Thanks for the reply.

mattm591 said,

It's free. You answered your own question. Further, if your "BIG newsgroup server" were to be seized by the authorities they would more than likely be able to access the payment information you have stored to pay your $20/mo (even if it is just a PayPal account) which would link directly back to you in an even more compromising manner than an IP would for bittorrent.

maybe, but newsgroups are more off the radar than torrents and lacking a seizure of the servers your much safer since it's SSL and you basically just download. so they basically can't bust you nearly as easy which is why i think torrents are their main targets.

so i guess we can thank the torrent users as it keeps the attention on them and off the good stuff

p.s. plus it's $11 a month and not $20

and also... even if they link the stuff back to your Paypal account... i would assume they would have to prove you downloaded illegal files which if the server don't keep logs your pretty much in the clear. the newsgroup place i use says they keep ZERO logs (except for crucial server stuff) (i.e. it's anonymous). so your basically about as safe as you can get.

even for uploads... it only keeps logs for 48 hours and that's just for tracking down abuse.

Edited by ThaCrip, Jul 11 2011, 5:36pm :

ThaCrip said,

so i guess we can thank the torrent users as it keeps the attention on them and off the good stuff

p.s. plus it's $11 a month and not $20

Maybe YOU pay 11, I pay 20.. I get 3 almost 4 YEARS of content , multiple connections, and secure.. I don't mind paying 20 bucks, it's been a VERY good value for over 3 years.

rijp said,

Maybe YOU pay 11, I pay 20.. I get 3 almost 4 YEARS of content , multiple connections, and secure.. I don't mind paying 20 bucks, it's been a VERY good value for over 3 years.

Well what i have is what a lot of people use since it's very cheap and generally proven reliable over time (i been on it since late 2008). plus it currently has over 1059 days of retention which is plenty which is basically 2.9 years. so for nearly half price i don't think it's worth paying nearly double for basically the exact same thing. i also get SSL multiple connections etc. (it's normally $15 a month but with special link you get it for $11)

Edited by ThaCrip, Jul 11 2011, 6:59pm :

This version is really bad. It opens the UI to the desktop all of the time instead of to the tray like 2.2.1 does. It also used more memory than 2.2.1 did even though they advert that it does not.

Leroy Jethro Gibbs said,
This version is really bad. It opens the UI to the desktop all of the time instead of to the tray like 2.2.1 does. It also used more memory than 2.2.1 did even though they advert that it does not.

Uses the same amount for me, I have ~500 torrents seeding.

ViperAFK said,

Uses the same amount for me, I have ~500 torrents seeding.

Yes but they bragged that it would use less.

Leroy Jethro Gibbs said,

Yes but they bragged that it would use less.


Whatever, still the lightest torrent program out there, and despite all the hyperbolic cries that its becoming "bloated" it seems to be remaining that way.

Is there somewhere to download old clients? I had issues with 3.0 beta so I had to uninstall. I don't want to upgrade then find I am stuck with a broken 3.0 client.

SpecialK. said,
This kind of late to the game.

whats on track? transmission? im using transmission ... and believe it or not.. it downloads torrents, so thats fine by me..