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[–] lllllllllll [S] 1 points 74 points (+75|-1) ago  (edited ago)

qBittorrent. It has all the same functions as uTorrent but is without ads, mining software and other nonsense.

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[–] Carb0nNova 0 points 31 points (+31|-0) ago 

For anyone interested.

http://www.qbittorrent.org/

OpenSource torrent software.

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[–] sun_butt 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago  (edited ago)

multi platform as well and isn't full of Ads. I switched every computer in my house during the bitcoin incident and since my mother hasn't complained about it, it must be really easy to use.

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[–] TheBuddha 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

I typically use Transmission. I noticed it popping up in a bunch of distros and have been using it since and installing it in distros where it was not the default. It's light weight, open, free, and cross platform. It doesn't do much of anything except torrents. No fluff, no cruft, and no hassles. I'm fond of it.

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[–] phly95 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I like that qbittorrent does sequential download ( if you tell it to for a single item) so you can watch a video before it's done downloading

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[–] dave31175 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Hmm, I'll have to check that out. I wonder if it supports RSS feeds...

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[–] TheBuddha 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

As an aside, I think Voat could do with RSS feeds. That would be a nice feature. You appear to be, strangely, fond of them - you've mentioned them a couple of times in this thread, so you can certainly take the idea and pop it up at ideasforvoat if you are so inclined. I'm still not sure why you want them for torrents, or more specifically in your torrent client, but...

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[–] ginx2666 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

uTorrent 2.2.1 is still widely accepted as a client. And its UI doesn't crash on >1000 seeded torrents, which can't be said about qBit.

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[–] Interwebs 0 points 30 points (+30|-0) ago 

Whelp goodbye uTorrent

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[–] myth2sbr 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago 

I switched to deluge once utorrent sold out to include in app advertisements

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[–] Myrv 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

I had no problem with the in app advertisements. The issue I had was when they installed a Bitcoin miner. Installing extra apps that run in the background without my knowledge definitely crosses the line. After that I moved to qBittorent.

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[–] dave31175 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I looked at Deluge, but it doesn't seem to support RSS feeds :(

EDIT: can't fucking type

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[–] brucethemoose 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Last time I tried it, Deluge didn't work with some private trackers.

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[–] heyitsfred 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Yeah, I don't know how they think they're going to get away with this when qBittorrent is almost literally identical and does none of this BS.

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[–] VSXD 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

2.2.1 is the last good version of it I think. *edit b1argg beat me to it...

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[–] smokratez 0 points 22 points (+22|-0) ago 

Users explore options other than uTorrent.

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[–] TheBuddha 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

I do not know but I suspect that the vast majority of torrent traffic is used for pirating copyright protected work. (My general use is seeding and downloading a variety of distros.) Now, if my assumption is correct, these are generally people who are not very interested in giving people money for media. I am sure there are exceptions to this but we're talking about generalities. How, pray tell, do they think they're going to get people who are disinclined to pay money to pay money to the tool that facilitates their pirating?

There are likely folks who will be willing to pay. They already offer, uTorrent does, a paid version. Those are the folks willing to pay. The rest? They're going to use the trial version of the paid version to download a cracked version or a serial from a torrent site. Sheesh... Well, that seems likely to me.

This cunning plan has not been thought through so very well, I don't think.

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[–] brokenmonkey 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

This was my first thought as well. Well, more like second, my first was thinking that this practice leads a bit more to the disgusting side for me. I'm a bit tired of seeing people trying to make money off of other peoples work and this certainly adds on to that pile in my eyes.

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[–] pepepepepe 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I remember using Limewire to immediately download Limewire Pro. I also remember when uTorrent put warnings in its installer that if you paid for their product you should get a refund. Those were the days.

Thing is the BitTorrent protocol has many, MANY superior FOSS alternatives to uTorrent that don't spit out ads or steal CPU cycles for a bitcoin botnet. And when you use a piece of software to do something illegal, you should insist on being able to see the code you're running. Anyone stupid enough to buy uTorrent deserves to have their money taken.

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[–] CaptSpify 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yup. This is a clear-case of not understanding your target demographic. Now, if they could work out some kind of contract where money gets somehow funneled to the artists, I'd be all for it. But it's all just going to uTorrent? Good luck with that. There are 100 other torrent-clients out there.

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[–] smokratez 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Can't find a flaw in that logic.

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[–] oooooo 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

I like Transmission. Alternatively, there's Transmission-qt if you're on Windows. My apologies for the sourceforge link, but this project hasn't been hijacked or bundled with malware last time I checked.

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[–] TheBuddha 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Heh... I should have scrolled down. Here's a 'second' for Transmission. It's nice and light and only does what it is supposed to do.

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[–] DarkLinkXXXX 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

You can even use it from the terminal!.

Transmission-remote-cli master race!

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[–] abstractobject 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I also found for Transmission it's much easier to use blocklists than other clients I've used

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[–] dave31175 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I use Transmission for waffles (since waffles doesn't allow my version of utorrent), but I can't find that it supports RSS feeds so that's a dealbreaker for use as my primary bt client.

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[–] pm-me-your-tits-grrl 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I can't find that it supports RSS feeds

It doesn't, and the developers have no intentions on adding it, unfortunately.

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[–] pepepepepe 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

rTorrent/RuTorrent

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[–] brucethemoose 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Mini reviews:

  • Tixati is my favorite by far. Utilitarian, informative UI, very lightweight, but very powerful. The auto-throttle function is particularly effective with my ISP. Devs are also very active. But it doesn't work on OSX.

  • qBittorrent is #2. Basically uTorrent without the BS. Not as light or fast as Tixati, but still good and more familiar I suppose.

  • Transmission is #3. It's the simplest and is lightweight.

  • I'm not a fan of Deluge. It's not that bad, but it's quite buggy... The incompatibility with a lot of private trackers is particularly annoying, in fact many specifically forbid the use of Deluge.

I haven't tried KTorrent yet.

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[–] dabork 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Alternate headline: uTorrent finally blows the other half of its brains out, initiates final stage of plan to dissolve themselves into obscurity.

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[–] abstractobject 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Brainless zombie of uTorrent carries on to think users will pay for something they can get for free and arguably better elsewhere

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[–] brucethemoose 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Sadly, a lot of them will. Just look at WinRAR. Or all those paid media players that are wildly inferior to MPC/MPV/PotPlayer/Kodi.

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[–] b1argg 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

uTorrent 2.2.1, the last good version.

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[–] Neongreen 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Might as well use qbittorrent. It's just updated and clean.

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[–] spunker88 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

That's what I use. I tried a few of the alternative softwares people suggested but ended up going back to this old version of utorrent.

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[–] Schrodingers_Spy 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Good for them. I'll find someone who doesn't charge.

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