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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by scubagal, Jan 8, 2006.
Join the revolution.
I got rid utorrent for the same reason.
Happily using qbittorrent.
THE fix for uTorrent, to eliminate ads and have it just do what it is supposed to do:
How To Disable uTorrent Ads | Ubergizmo
yeah qbittorent works great...I use it in conjunction with the Private Internet Access VPN (virtual private network) which costs me $6.95 a month
Thanks for the info - too late for me since I switched to qbittorrent. Someone wrote a small utility to copy any torrents over from uTorrent, so it was pretty easy to switch for me.
So I realized I didn't uninstall uTorrent last night - I just stopped it from autostarting. So I opened it this morning and tweaked the advanced settings, and sure enough, it looks and behaves much closer to the old version. If they had made it more obvious to disable the truly obnoxious parts, I probably would have stuck with it. (There are still some things that are annoying that I couldn't disable, such as the top left Upgrade to Pro and the top right Upgrade button next to some search box I also don't need).
It is nice to know that if I find that qbittorrent doesn't work out I can go back to something that is at least mostly ok.
As for the torrent limit you speak of, I have not had any trouble so far....
I've been using uTorrent 2.2.1 for many, many years and all of the private trackers I'm on have banned the usage of any higher version due to recent exploits and security concerns. There was a similar concern with 2.2.1 but that was easily fixed with just a simple setting adjustment.
I probably will eventually move to qBittorent but with over 2k torrents seeding I'm just a little lazy to get it done. Despite the ease to migrate torrents there still will be some issues/differences that I'm loathe to deal with most important of which is my RSS downloader configuration.
I think that this is the tenuous balance between revenue-driving and alienation: uTorrent trying to get revenue in the door but wanting to avoid ticking off its hardcore fan base, who do make noise. Hence, make it possible to avoid the ads, but only if you know how. And there are a few silly design elements that uTorrent has made unchangeable, including as you note. Once I've eliminated the ads, I've been content enough to stick with it (out of habit and ease, as much as anything else).
I'm also still using uTorrent 2.2.1. I regularly get the screen asking me to upgrade, but I always uncheck the box which would allow it to do so automatically and then dismiss the notice.
Something like Sonarr and Radarr? If so I think they also support qbittorrent.
I'm still using uTorrent 2.2.1. Works great. Same as it ever was.
Anyone that uses qbittorrent find that the ratio is wrong? Example... A download that qbittorrent shows with over a 2.0 ratio is showing up well under 1.0 on the private tracking site. I don't think I ever had a discrepancy before with uTorrent.
I think I figured it out. It seems that by default, qbittorrent likes to search all over for additional peers and trackers, instead of just relying on the initial details from the private tracker site I used. So some of my upload went to trackers not part of the private tracker site, so that's why there was a discrepancy between what qbittorrent and the site. Basically I had to uncheck the top 3 checkboxes in the Options, BitTorrent panel to disable this feature (and then remove the unwanted trackers from the torrent I downloaded).
if you have a mac, Transmission was always a good client. but I just use my Synology NAS now.
Transmission works on Linux, MacOS, and Windows
I use it on my home server (Linux) and use transmission remote GUI.
So, I am still having issues with the ratios reported by qbittorrent they don't match what the private tracking site shows. I've decided to switch back uTorrent - thanks to the tips posted here. It's mostly back to looking and functioning like the old version did.
I might have to go back to uTorrent also, as the latest version of Qbittorrent forgets, or doesn't show, all but one of my active torrents.
Or go back to a previous version of Qbittorrent. I use it for both Windows and OS X.
I quickly searched for older versions but only found the latest (I'm not going to compile my own from source files).