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Windows uTorrent replacement

Discussion in 'Software' started by silk186, 6 Mar 2015.

  1. silk186

    silk186 Derp

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    running windows 10 and I'm getting tired of uTorrent. First all the advertising now this BS with Epic Scale. What is a good alternative to uTorrent. Preferable one that can handle labels properly (uTorrent doesn't) so that torrents with different labels will be moved to different folders upon completion.
     
  2. loftie

    loftie Modder

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    Can you not just turn off the adverts in the advanced settings or have they removed that now?
     
  3. Votick

    Votick My CPU's hot but my core runs cold.

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  4. ripmax

    ripmax Minimodder

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    qBittorrent and deluge are the are the most popular currently.
     
  5. Isitari

    Isitari Minimodder

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    Try qbittorrent. Not sure if it handles labels though.
     
  6. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    The 'Bittorrent' client is just uTorrent in a different hat, underneath they're the same

    can't attest to their individual usefulness as it's a while since i've used any of them...

    Vuze [needs java iirc]
    qBittorent
    Deluge
    Tixati

    EDIT: IIRC Opera [the browser] could d/l torrents, dunno if it still can... and i'm told there's a windows port of Transmission available too...
     
  7. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    I use Deluge (for entirely legal purposes of course :worried:). It's like uTorrent was before the crap arrived.
     
  8. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Vuze iirc handles RSS torrents [like 'World of *' game updates] the best of that list, but from what i remember it's almost as bad as uTorrent for ads...
     
  9. silk186

    silk186 Derp

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    yes, I can disable ads as I have. But they are putting more and more crap into the software. It is getting more annoying to install software like this as it really tries to trick you into installing extra crap and my have stated that this bitcoin mining software appeared after an update without asking permission to install. I don't want to suppor uTorrent any longer.
     
  10. David

    David μoʍ ɼouმ qᴉq λon ƨbԍuq ϝʁλᴉuმ ϝo ʁԍɑq ϝμᴉƨ

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    Don't forget to fill out the exit survey when you uninstall it. ;)
     
  11. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    Personally I wouldn't trust anything not open source.
     
  12. loftie

    loftie Modder

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    I can understand that, I stopped updating uTorrent, it's on 3.3. Having a quick look at the website, and seeing the pro subscription I'm glad i've not updated.
     
  13. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    nothing useful to add so saying nothing, lol
     
  14. Ljs

    Ljs Modder

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    utorrent died years ago.

    qbittorent all the way (light, simple, no crap).
     
  15. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Tixati doesn't require an install and is at or around 10MB [depending on whether you go for 32 or 64 bit]. Yes that's 10x the size of uTorrent [6x based on more recent versions] but in the grand scheme of things I wouldn't lose much sleep over it.
     
  16. silk186

    silk186 Derp

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    It is difficult to find something feature rich with a nice UI. Preferably that plays nice with sickrage and iptorrents... i guess the best choice is an older version of uTorrent. It just bothers me running software that is not the most up-to-date version.
     
  17. Icy EyeG

    Icy EyeG Controlled by Eyebrow Powers™

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    That's because they are cross-platform. This means that on Windows they need to ship with toolkits. On Linux the installer is significantly smaller (qbittorrent deb is 2 Mb). If there was a win32 port of qbittorrent, it'd be significantly smaller as well.

    On Windows why don't you use qBittorrent Portable? And sure, it occupies 15 Mb, but does that really make a difference nowadays?

    I don't know anything about iptorrents, but keep an eye on this for sickrage.
     
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  18. elise_s1

    elise_s1 What's a Dremel?

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    Cannot agree more. I spend ages to install drivers with "have disk" procedure to avoid the bloatware. And what about PDF reader?

    Engraved using an ancient artifact
     
  19. sourdough

    sourdough Minimodder

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    Tixati is lightweight and easy to use.
     
  20. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    Sumatra PDF
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