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Windows 7: uTorrent vs others

06 May 2014   #1
exitPr0gram

Windows 7 Professional Version 6.1 Build 7601 SP1
 
 
uTorrent vs others

I use uTorrent to share files that I've accumulated for certain phones like S4 and S3 and Photon 4G etc. Some files are hard to find and links for them break all the time.

I've heard that uTorrent 3.x sucks. Why? I don't know the specifics but I think it has something to do with allowed trackers etc. I heard uTorrent 2.x is the versions of choice. Can anyone give some insight on this?

Also, what other torrent clients excel at seeding since that's what I will be doing. It's obvious your Internet connection has much to do with it but I just want the best client to use to share my compilation of ROMS, Stock images, kernels, modems, etc.

Any pertinent responses are greatly appreciated!


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07 May 2014   #2
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm using it too and have read some rumors about it creating some problems. The concrete topic when some people cry is when using it to create torrent files (instead of just downloading and seeding). Apparently, to support some of its "exclusive" features, a few proprietary extensions are added to created torrents, and those might create problems with certain trackers that handle them incorrectly.

In my personal experience, very little, if any, problems with it, no site ever rejected it. I have to say that I never created a torrent for those, however. Currently, I'm at version 3.3.1, and some day I may update to the current one.
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10 May 2014   #3
kathy025

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64 (OEM)
 
 

Some trackers do reject later versions of uTorrent. For example, BakaBT (anime tracker) has a blacklist of rejected uTorrent versions. In such situations, I keep an older uTorrent around.

If you're looking for an alternative, try qBittorrent.
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10 May 2014   #4
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I'm still using µTorrent 2.1.1 without issues. I tried a newer version, forget which, but it looked very spammy to me so I ditched it.

Here is another option, but I've not used it, I see it often in the peer list.
BitTorrent
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12 May 2014   #5
exitPr0gram

Windows 7 Professional Version 6.1 Build 7601 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kathy025 View Post
Some trackers do reject later versions of uTorrent. For example, BakaBT (anime tracker) has a blacklist of rejected uTorrent versions. In such situations, I keep an older uTorrent around.

If you're looking for an alternative, try qBittorrent.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
I'm still using µTorrent 2.1.1 without issues. I tried a newer version, forget which, but it looked very spammy to me so I ditched it.

Here is another option, but I've not used it, I see it often in the peer list.
BitTorrent
The version i'm using is version 2.2.1 as recommending here (Post#7 who is an admin which is why i chose to go with what he's using):

Best utorrent version

My main goal here is to find a torrent client that will be BEST for seeding as that's what i am doing, sharing hard to find files for specific phones for specific carriers...

Currently i can only connect to 2 maybe 3 peers per torrent, total of 2 torrents, so basically im only connecting to 5-7 peers MAX.

A recommendation for a client that's good for seeding, isn't picky with trackers, and with very little "Bloatware" type of stuff in it would be awesome, too!!

Thanks all!
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12 May 2014   #6
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I don't know how to make a Torrent, but would it improve to use more/different trackers?
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12 May 2014   #7
exitPr0gram

Windows 7 Professional Version 6.1 Build 7601 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
I don't know how to make a Torrent, but would it improve to use more/different trackers?
More trackers don't necessarily mean better speeds... some are private and some are simply rejected by the client. So hand picking the trackers to use before creating the torrent (Like ones recommended on the site your uploading the torrent to) would be a good place to start.
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12 May 2014   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I think too that seeders who are willing to, well, seed is helpful. Sometimes I see a dozen or two who don't share but are in the peer lists.
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12 May 2014   #9
exitPr0gram

Windows 7 Professional Version 6.1 Build 7601 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
I think too that seeders who are willing to, well, seed is helpful. Sometimes I see a dozen or two who don't share but are in the peer lists.
If they pause or stop the torrent they do not show up as "Seeds" if i'm not mistaken. Seeders are only seeders if they keep the torrent active after the download completes. Otherwise they don't show up as Seeds or leeches.
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12 May 2014   #10
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I was referring to those who show as having 100% of the files. I don't really understand swarm, leecher, or seeder to be honest. Files download and it works.
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