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Bit torrent Question.. I need someone to walk me through like I am 5

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by scubagal, Jan 8, 2006.

  1. Mar 4, 2018 #1261 of 1308
    Hercules67

    Hercules67 TiVo addict

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    Join the revolution.

    I got rid utorrent for the same reason.

    Happily using qbittorrent.
     
  2. Mar 5, 2018 #1262 of 1308
    Mikeguy

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    THE fix for uTorrent, to eliminate ads and have it just do what it is supposed to do:

    https://lifehacker.com/disable-ads-in-utorrent-via-settings-826283231

    How To Disable uTorrent Ads | Ubergizmo
     
  3. Mar 5, 2018 #1263 of 1308
    jim8650

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    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
     
  4. Mar 5, 2018 #1264 of 1308
    BrettStah

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    BrettStah

    BrettStah Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    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.
     
  6. Mar 5, 2018 #1266 of 1308
    Hercules67

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    As for the torrent limit you speak of, I have not had any trouble so far....
     
  7. Mar 5, 2018 #1267 of 1308
    TampaThunder

    TampaThunder Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  8. Mar 5, 2018 #1268 of 1308
    Mikeguy

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    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).
     
  9. Mar 5, 2018 #1269 of 1308
    Mikeguy

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    Jeez Louise! :mask::flushed:
     
  10. Mar 5, 2018 #1270 of 1308
    DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    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.
     
  11. Mar 5, 2018 #1271 of 1308
    BrettStah

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    Something like Sonarr and Radarr? If so I think they also support qbittorrent.
     
  12. Mar 5, 2018 #1272 of 1308
    Hcour

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    I'm still using uTorrent 2.2.1. Works great. Same as it ever was.
     
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  13. Mar 8, 2018 #1273 of 1308
    BrettStah

    BrettStah Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    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.
     
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  14. Mar 8, 2018 #1274 of 1308
    BrettStah

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    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).
     
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  15. Mar 9, 2018 #1275 of 1308
    b_scott

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    if you have a mac, Transmission was always a good client. but I just use my Synology NAS now.
     
  16. Mar 9, 2018 #1276 of 1308
    robojerk

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    Transmission works on Linux, MacOS, and Windows

    I use it on my home server (Linux) and use transmission remote GUI.
     
  17. BrettStah

    BrettStah Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    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.
     
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  18. pteronaut

    pteronaut Killer of Threads

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    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.
     
  19. ayedee

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    Or go back to a previous version of Qbittorrent. I use it for both Windows and OS X.
     
  20. BrettStah

    BrettStah Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I quickly searched for older versions but only found the latest (I'm not going to compile my own from source files).
     

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