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Post by hal63 on Sat 30 Jun 2018, 02:19

I'm new here. Can anyone help me as I would like to know a good torrent software. Cheers  Question

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Post by anadius on Sat 30 Jun 2018, 08:57

First of all if you want to use uTorrent I suggest using version 2.2.1. Many private trackers block any version newer than this due to malicious code added to uTorrent.

I'm using Tixati and I'm pretty pleased with it. My favourite function is that you can right click on video file, Priority -> Sequential -> On and you can watch while downloading. Very Happy For some files (eg. mkv) you will have to enable "Front and Back First" too.

If you want some cross-platform, open source project you should try Deluge or Transmission.

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Tue 03 Jul 2018, 16:25

I also found that more "recent" versions of uTorrent seem to have difficulties with creating .torrent files of bigger folders/files; I end up with an error along the lines of "ran out of memory". Didn't really jot down the exact wording because in the end I didn't care much. Tried doing some possible fixes found through Google and the uTorrent-forums, but no luck. Later found out that something in the code of uTorrent is messed up, which could be an explanation for the error I got.

Switching to qBittorrent now.

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Post by Dracos66 on Wed 04 Jul 2018, 05:45

For the most part I use Free Download Manager (FDM) as it supports torrents as well as regular (direct) downloads. If you want/need a dedicated torrent program then I would suggest qBittorrent or Tixati.

I would also suggest a VPN like Windscribe to prevent your ISP from seeing what you download.
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Post by Sim Architect on Mon 30 Jul 2018, 04:54

@The_gh0stm4n wrote:I also found that more "recent" versions of uTorrent seem to have difficulties with creating .torrent files of bigger folders/files; I end up with an error along the lines of "ran out of memory". Didn't really jot down the exact wording because in the end I didn't care much. Tried doing some possible fixes found through Google and the uTorrent-forums, but no luck. Later found out that something in the code of uTorrent is messed up, which could be an explanation for the error I got.

Switching to qBittorrent now.

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@Dracos66 wrote:For the most part I use Free Download Manager (FDM) as it supports torrents as well as regular (direct) downloads. If you want/need a dedicated torrent program then I would suggest qBittorrent or Tixati.

I would also suggest a VPN like Windscribe to prevent your ISP from seeing what you download.
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Post by Dracos66 on Mon 30 Jul 2018, 05:45

I like Windscribe so much I bought the lifetime premium plan (no limits and more servers to choose from). For most users though, the free plan is great.
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Post by Sim Architect on Mon 30 Jul 2018, 07:48

@Dracos66 wrote:I like Windscribe so much I bought the lifetime premium plan (no limits and more servers to choose from). For most users though, the free plan is great.
Cool!!! I did not find a lifetime premium plan there. Maybe they don't have it anymore? I really liked their program, it's not intrusive, they give enough data per month for small stuff, really nice!

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Post by Dracos66 on Mon 30 Jul 2018, 20:22

You have to keep your eyes open, they usually offer a lifetime plan about twice a year from what I've seen.
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Post by mikeh86 on Thu 16 Aug 2018, 20:02

locally i use µTorrent, on my seedbox deluge.

i have not used µTorrent for 3 or 4 months, i fine it better to use a seedbox then SFTP file to my computer.

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