Posts Tagged by Bittorrent
|8 June 2010||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
In my previous post, I wrote about alternative bittorrent clients that are able to get good download speed on TMNet Streamyx. 2 of the clients are based on libtorrent, a C++ bittorrent library. While Linux/Unix users have many choices of bittorrent clients based on libtorrent, there are not much choices for Windows users. On 6th July 2010, the qBittorrent developers announced the availability of the first Windows installer for qBittorrent. With the developers hard work, qBittorrent is now available on all major operating system. If you are looking for an alternative bittorrent client for Windows, you might want to try qBittorrent.
qBittorrent is an open source bittorent client based on libtorrent library and Qt framework. The development was started on March 2008. Previously, qBittorrent is only available for Linux/Unix operating system only.
|20 March 2009||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
uTorrent is one of the popular bittorrent client. The best feature of uTorrent is it is a very small bittorrent client but contains most of the features in other bittorrent client. One of the best feature is WebUI (web-based user interface). In this post, you will find out on how to set up your uTorrent installation to enable the WebUI interface and let you control your uTorrent via web browser from anywhere. This feature is very useful if you need to control your uTorrent when you’re not at home, or control your uTorrent if you don’t like to use Windows’s Remote Desktop Connection or VNC for your server.
Setting Up uTorrent WebUI
1. In this post, I will use the latest uTorrent 1.9 alpha 14659 and uTorrent WebUI v0.361. You can download the uTorrent 1.9 alpha here and WebUI here. Please take note that the alpha (and beta) version of uTorrent is not suitable for general use and may contains instability issues. You can always use the stable version of uTorrent.
2. Download and install uTorrent. Download uTorrent WebUI. Your WebUI file name will be something like webui.<numbers>.zip. Rename the WebUI file to webui.zip.
|6 December 2008||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
Halite is an open source and lightweight BitTorrent client with small memory footprint. Halite is based on Rasterbar’s Libtorrent library. It is one of the best BitTorrent client to bypass traffic shaping, espacially by TMNet. Recently, the developer of Halite released the development version Halite 0.3.1.6 revision 638. The latest version of Halite will be based on libtorrent 0.14 and came with new features!
Some noteable new features in Halite 0.3.1.6 revision 638:
- ‘Managed’ torrent queue system.
- Disk cache.
- Port randomization.
- Compatible with Windows Vista’s User Account Control.
Since it is still in testing phase, some bugs and not-so-developed features are present in this release:
- ‘Queue View’ mode is not supported on Windows 2000.
- Sorting in ‘Queue View’ mode is currently not functional under XP.
- CPU usage spikes if the file tab is left open for a torrent with a large number of separate files.
- Translations are not included in this release.
- No proxy support.
- No scraping trackers yet.
- Partfile system is still very confusing.
So far, the latest Halite build is quite stable even it is still in development version, but sometimes the preferences seems to be resetted to default if Halite crashed or not properly terminated (at least for me). The .torrent files are now stored in the torrent folder without the .xml file like the previous version. Some screenshots of latest Halite:
|4 June 2008||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
ImageShack is now offering free TorrentFlux-like hosting. Basically, TorrentFlux is a web based bittorrent client that runs on web servers, and it is controlled by using web browser. The download will continue even if you shutdown your computer. After the downloads finished, you can download the files via HTTP or FTP.
To run TorrentFlux, you are likely need a powerful web server, usually the dedicated server which is expensive to ordinary user. There are also commercial TorrentFlux hosting services available for a price.
|2 April 2008||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
Halite version 0.3.0.5 was released on 31 March 2008. Halite is one of the best bittorrent client to bypass traffic shaping.
Changelog from version 0.3.0.2 to 0.3.0.5:
1) Right-click context menu option to ‘Open download folder’.
2) Right-click context menu option to force a file recheck.
3) Option to move seeding torrent to another folder.
4) Fixed a bug with tracker logins.
|26 January 2008||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
As mentioned in my previous post before, Halite is one of the best torrent client to bypass traffic shaping (at least it works with TMNet). Some bugs are fixed in this version.
Changelog from v0.3 to v0.3.0.2:
1) Fixed a bug with Tray Icon remaining after window was restored.
2) Torrent Connection and Transfer setting mapped to incorrect editbox.
3) Subtle bug where some settings didn’t register straight away.
|14 January 2008||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
The latest version of Halite Torrent Client 0.3 was released. Halite Torrent is an alternative bittorrent client to bypass traffic shaping.
Halite (named after the mineral) is a C++ BitTorrent client based on the excellent libtorrent library from Rasterbar Software. The program also relies heavily on the Boost libraries.
|7 January 2008||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
Is the latest uTorrent, 1.8 (still in alpha version) can bypass TMNet traffic shaping?
|5 January 2008||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
|5 January 2008||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|