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libtorrent Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to libtorrent for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is qBittorrent, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to libtorrent and 14 are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to libtorrent are Transmission, µTorrent, Free Download Manager and BiglyBT.

libtorrent alternatives are mainly Torrent Clients but may also be Download Managers or Video Downloaders. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of libtorrent.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • BSD
  • OpenSolaris

libtorrent is a feature complete C++ bittorrent implementation focusing on efficiency and scalability. It runs on embedded...

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  1. The qBittorrent project aims to provide a Free Software alternative to µTorrent. Additionally, qBittorrent runs and provides the same features on all major platforms (Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, OS/2, FreeBSD).

    ⚫︎ Ad-freeqBittorrent doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ LightweightqBittorrent consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ PortableqBittorrent can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsqBittorrent can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Transmission

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • Haiku
    • Cloudron
    • Xfce

    Transmission has the features you expect in a BitTorrent client: encryption, a web-based interface, peer exchange, UPnP and NAT-PMP port forwarding, web seed support, watch directories, tracker editing, global and per-torrent speed limits, and more.

    ⚫︎ LightweightTransmission consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ PortableTransmission can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceTransmission either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Transmission without registration.
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    µTorrent

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • PortableApps.com
    • Wine

    µTorrent is a lightweight BitTorrent client that includes standard features such as bandwidth prioritization, scheduling, RSS auto-downloading and Mainline DHT. Additionally, µTorrent supports the Protocol Encryption joint specification and peer exchange.

    ⚫︎ LightweightµTorrent consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ PortableµTorrent can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  4. FDM accelerates downloads by splitting files into sections and then downloading them simultaneously.

    ⚫︎ PortableFree Download Manager can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freeFree Download Manager doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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  5. BiglyBT is a feature filled, open source, bittorrent client based on the Azureus open source project, now Vuze .

    ⚫︎ Ad-freeBiglyBT doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    PicoTorrent

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    PicoTorrent is a tiny BitTorrent client for Windows with low memory usage, high performance and a native user interface. No ads, carefully selected features, and a native user interface integrating seamlessly with your desktop.

    ⚫︎ LightweightPicoTorrent consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ PortablePicoTorrent can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    BitTorrent

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer program developed by Bram Cohen and BitTorrent, Inc. used for uploading and downloading files via the BitTorrent protocol. BitTorrent was the first client written for the protocol.

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    Vuze

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • BSD
    • Google Chrome

    Vuze (formerly Azureus) is a free BitTorrent client used to transfer files via the BitTorrent protocol. Vuze is written in Java, and uses the Azureus Engine. In addition to bittorrenting, Vuze allows users to view, publish and share original DVD and HD quality video content.

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    Discontinued

    Vuze that hasn’t been updated since 2017.https://fossbytes.com/best-torrent-client-windows-free-torrent-downloaders/

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    Distribyted

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Distribyted tries to make easier integrations with other applications among torrent files, presenting them as a standard filesystem.

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    Arctic Torrent

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    A minimal BitTorrent client. It wont have all the pretty features that other torrent apps have, but focuses on low memory and cpu usage. Because it was written in C++, you dont get the high memory requirements of Java or high CPU usage of Python.

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