Opera 8.02 Build 7668 BitTorrent Technical Preview


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Opera's FTP is kinda screwed for me. Takes a long time to respond to any FTP requests. Epidemik, gotta agree it'll bloat the browser, but the .torrent files are becoming a popular way of distributing files. Opera's recent integration might make it even better, so as to say, maybe IE 7 should have this too. :laugh:

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is the torrent support any good or is it just enough to get by,does it support trackerless torrents, and will i be able to use another torrent client or will it override them from now on?

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Nice screenshot.

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Yeah.

well, this will be nice to see, more browsers should support downloading torrents.

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Yeah.

well, this will be nice to see, more browsers should support downloading torrents.

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I dont see the point of having a hard coded Bittorrent protocol handler in a browser when I can download a tiny program that manages the protocol for all my browsers.

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I dont see the point of having a hard coded Bittorrent protocol handler in a browser when I can download a tiny program that manages the protocol for all my browsers.

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For once I agree with you 100%. Not only is it stupid to integrate it into a browser, but bit torrents are pretty much useless as far as legal means go. Torrents still do not have enough support from legal sources to deem this a necessary feature of a browser. I read somewhere else that Firefox has this planned, but I hope that's not true.

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For once I agree with you 100%.  Not only is it stupid to integrate it into a browser, but bit torrents are pretty much useless as far as legal means go.  Torrents still do not have enough support from legal sources to deem this a necessary feature of a browser.  I read somewhere else that Firefox has this planned, but I hope that's not true.

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Not exactly useless. They do wonders for linux distros so if you are an aficionado or just curious then you can trust them.

Still I see your point since I dont see another use of bittorrent beyond warez and maybe the couple of obscure software houses who manages their downloads via bittorrent.

Edit: I believe its planned in Firefox but just as a separate plugin.

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The usage of BitTorrent for legal purposes could be given a boost by this. It gives it an extra degree of legitmacy that it didn't have before (it already had some as you said due to *nix distros etc.)

It's a good idea, but since some sites seem to work better with different BT apps (something i still don't understand, but seems to be a fact, for me at least) it'd be having just one more as opposed to a reason to ditch the others. Good start though. Now all they have to do is figure out why you sometimes have to swap apps about for different trackers (and why some sites ban certain ones.)

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bit torrent isnt becoming popular, it is popular  :wacko:

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90% of its user databse use it just for warez

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Let's bloat Opera even more!?:sleep::

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The bittorentprotocol> (and thats all it is) only add's 24Kb to the total size of opera. I would hardley call it bloat. If you don't download torrents you will not even know it there.

As much as I like all these topics about opera exactly how many do we need, there's one in the opera sub-forum and the another one in bpn.

Aparently the addition is to help with distribution opera updates etc, since opera is so popular and there servers get hit so hard whenever there is an update it's hoped that people will be able to torrent the opera updates to ease the strain on the opera servers.

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90% of its user databse use it just for warez

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doesnt that make it even more popular :pinch: :laugh: j/k

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i see this as a desperate attempt by the opera dev to attract new users to compete with FF but it has failed big time, at least half the current opera users hate this bt feature, as they hate the M2, anything that is not related to a browser.

opera is dying sooner than i expected.

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i see this as a desperate attempt by the opera dev to attract new users to compete with FF but it has failed big time, at least half the current opera users hate this bt feature, as they hate the M2, anything that is not related to a browser.

opera is dying sooner than i expected.

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^^ eh, i doubt that a lot, i still think Opera has many advantages over FF...

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^^ ie. ??

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could we have one thread about opera that doesn't have an firefox fanboy trolling?

nobody knows what opera has planned for this feature, as of just now all that has been added is support for the download manager to use the bittorrent protocol.

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Does anyone know how to tweak "Opera BT Client"?

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read here

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