µTorrent Comments

Why does this get such good reviews?

Comment by endolith
about µTorrent · Apr 2012 · Helpful Not helpful 4 Helpful Report as spam

The installer has a bunch of irrelevant crap in it like toolbars. Not what I wanted.

Because it used to be the best torrent software on the market. Now it's just like most of others bloatware, and it's riding on it's past reputation horse.

true; i highly suggest you qBittorrent or Deluge as replacement (personally, i'm using qBittorrent on windows and Transmission on ubuntu)

I tried qBittorrent but it started crashing at startup, and nothing would fix it, not even a complete uninstall/reinstall, so I am using Deluge.

what version were you using?

You might want giving transmission-qt a shot. It's not exactly reminiscent of microtorrent, but it's in fact micro, simple and intuitive. Quite refreshing.

oh i wasn't aware of this one, thx

I tested many and so far on Windows, Deluge with some GTK skins is the most featured and widely accepted on trackers and qBittorrent is very good too and lightweight.

Didn't really like Transmission-Qt. It struggles a lot with peers it seems and isn't as stable as the clients i mentioned (i encountered some weird bugs).


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Comment by kip0d
about µTorrent · Aug 2016 · Helpful Not helpful 3 Helpful Report as spam

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No more Bitcoin miner, but yearly subscription

Comment by Danilo_Venom
about µTorrent · Feb 2016 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

BitTorrent, after being in hot water ever since it offered a Bitcoin miner in uTorrent, promised that it would move away from the bundled software monetization model.
On February 12th it announced that uTorrent Ad-Free, an advertisement free version of the program, will cost $4.95 per year.

Source: http://www.ghacks.net/2016/02/13/utorrent-ad-free-comes-with-a-4-95-per-year-tag/



Comment by ServeByte
about µTorrent · Jun 2012 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

If you're tired of the bloatware try Tixati. I'm never looking back.

I did the same thing.



Comment by CatCalendar
about µTorrent · Feb 2012 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

all things considered, all the extra doodads they've been adding to recent releases haven't really bloated the program to an unusable state. it's still pretty functional and i wouldn't get too worried about the size of it unless it keeps going in this direction.

Comment by ThomasKri
about µTorrent and Deluge · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

uTorrent is going in the wrong direction. I'm on 2.0.4 still, although Deluge might replace it.

Comment by vanity
about µTorrent · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

The Mac version is pretty recent, and IMHO sucks, so keep in mind that AlternativeTo does not split the "likes" counter by platform.


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Comment by Furgelnod
about µTorrent · Oct 2012 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

As much as I have gotten used to ignoring requests to install browser toolbars and disabling superfluous addons the latest version of µTorrent which I installed five minutes ago has a non-disablable featured bar at the top containing links to sponsored torrents. This I and assumably others will detest and as such, once I find a alternative for windows and allow the active torrents to complete, I shall be removing µTorrent. It seems thanks to alternativeto Deluge will be my new torrent client, seems nice and has a web interface plugin, any other suggestions/experiences?

I switched to qBittorrent but i still have to keep µtorrent because some ratio cheaters lead to a ban of qBittorrent on one of my favorite trackers. It has most of the features µTorrent has plus some cool ones that you won't see in µtorrent. It is open source (no adds too).

I also used Deluge for an extended period but on Windows it's not as good as on Linux and Deluge is not ideal for long-term seeding as it tends to catch less peers than other clients when seeding. It's the most agressive for downloading though. It has the best label management i've seen so far with per label download folders/ratio rules/automatic deletions/Auto-label based on tracker adress. It uses more ram than many clients. With enough torrents, it will use more than 100 MB of ram and even more after hours of uninterrupted use. Of course, Vuze is still the worst in that area.

µTorrent sponsored torrents can be disabled by going to the "advanced" section in the options and setting the line "sponsored_torrent_offer_enabled" to "false".

[Edited by TDL, October 14]

Well finally i uninstalled µTorrent and kept Tixati for the only tracker that blacklists qBittorrent now.

[Edited by TDL, October 15]

I hate the browser toolbars it installs and it also sets the browser homepage =( I will try qBittorrent

Comment by pless84
about µTorrent · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

I would agree with many others that this is not a linux app! Only list it as such if it runs native

Comment by rimez
about µTorrent · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Please remove the Linux compatibility. It only runs with WINE.

Comment by ckiro
about µTorrent · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Can I use this program to download songs to my iPod? It says it's an alternative to LimeWire...

Comment by truls
about µTorrent · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Should not be marked linux if it runs with Wine. Thats just wrong.

Comment by Mogelfar
about µTorrent · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

I would sort is as an Online-app because off the web interface. Added a comment about the "Online" platform tho.

Check the warning sign!

Comment by pablovarela
about µTorrent · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Probably it's on online because it doesn't make any sense to usea P2P client while offline.


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