BitComet

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 2764 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.77
  • Total Downloads:
    84,747,399
  • Date Added:
    November 08, 2006
  • File Size:
    8.34MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,226
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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This free P2P application lets you find and download files using a unique system. On the left side of the three-pane interface, you choose from a long list of Web pages that contain files you can download. Different sites offer different types of files, and the subject matter is usually apparent by the name. When you opt to download a file, a smaller file appears on your desktop, which you then open in BitComet. After a bit of a wait, the application aggregates users that have your requested file and starts a swarm download that gradually grows in sources and speed. We like the enormous variety of files available for download, but aside from paging through categories, there are not many ways to search for specific files. Still, the addition of a preview function helps. The BitComet client offers chat capabilities, stats trackers, and the ability to bookmark your favorite sites. Overall, we think BitComet and the BitTorrent system are a great alternative to most file-sharing apps, and the fact that this download is free sure doesn't hurt.
 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.6

    out of 31 votes

    • 5 star 11
    • 4 star 9
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 6
  • All Versions

    3.8

    out of 2764 votes

    • 5 star 1109
    • 4 star 873
    • 3 star 334
    • 2 star 148
    • 1 star 300
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2 stars

"Ok but...."

November 29, 2006  |  By Phil_Canyon

 |  Version: BitComet 0.77

Pros

Does for the the most part what it says it does. Easy enough interface to use.

Cons

Wellll....it slows th internet to a crawl, not just on the computer it is installed on but it manages to screw up the router enough to slow the whole network. Very bad. It isn't like there is a lot of bandwidth running either, it doesn't matter, it just slows everything down. Doesn't seem to let you know who is uploading. It shows uploading on current file downloading but does not seem to show is existing torrents are accessed. Overall I would recommend another software.

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4 stars

"good torrent downloads program"

November 29, 2006  |  By GOGAS_7

 |  Version: BitComet 0.77

Pros

good speeds, ability to download many files at once, music files come in the album bundles (better compared to P2P clients where u would have to download 1 file at a time). have not found any files to be infected with viruses/spyware/adware (hopefully it stays that way). does not use much CPU and memory.

Cons

browsing while downloading affects the speed of downloads. hard to find specific files that you want. not many torrents with many seeders (peers) and good health. 1st time users may find it hard to get started as very different to P2P.

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1 stars

"Worst piece of rubbish...almost"

November 29, 2006  |  By The Hound

 |  Version: BitComet 0.77

Pros

None...but this is a legit release. The Bitcomet site is simply behind the times as it links here now.

Cons

Where do I start? Very poor hash checking-to the point you will not want to leave it unattended. Bug causes random occurances of it junking huge masses of data for apparently no reason. Has happened to plenty of people and in a controlled test of this client conducted by me. Still does not respect private flag 100% of the time. The developers have lied about the fix. Reports bad data to the tracker. Randomly sends junk data to peers. As a tracker admin, I HIGHLY recommend AVOIDING this client even if it's not banned at yours yet or you use public sites. Rubbish like this belongs in the bin. Not on your PC.

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4 stars

"Very easy to use"

November 29, 2006  |  By pierreode

 |  Version: BitComet 0.77

Pros

The list of sites along the right sidebar provide a great search tool. The program is very easy to use and uses low CPU and RAM space. A very user friendly interface.

Cons

When first installed I was getting decent download speeds but after one or two downloads the speed dried up to 1/2kbs. Have had similar issues with other torrent downloaders.

There is no support for bitcomet as the official webpage is not working.

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3 stars

"can't install"

November 26, 2006  |  By arkorum

 |  Version: BitComet 0.77

Pros

at this moment nothing

Cons

Can't install

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5 stars

"ok"

November 25, 2006  |  By zhaobinzhao

 |  Version: BitComet 0.77

Pros

msn

Cons

qq

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5 stars

"good"

November 24, 2006  |  By nonya_0

 |  Version: BitComet 0.77

Pros

great

Cons

good

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5 stars

"It is awome"

November 22, 2006  |  By aanthonyz

 |  Version: BitComet 0.77

Pros

everything

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4 stars

"About not being Official Release"

November 20, 2006  |  By Dennis64uk

 |  Version: BitComet 0.77

Pros

Someone was saying this is not a official release just looked on BitComet site and it is officially released by them

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5 stars

"Simply The Best!"

November 20, 2006  |  By glenny123

 |  Version: BitComet 0.77

Pros

It uses barely any ram!

It uses barely any cpu power!

Great for large torrents!

Now Http downloader aswell!

Has built in links to the best torrent sites on the web.

It has no spyware or adware which is a sigh of relief.

Cons

Apart from the small bug in the previous version I am safe to say NONE!

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher BitComet
Publisher web site http://www.bitcomet.com/
Release Date November 08, 2006
Date Added November 08, 2006
Version 0.77
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows (all)
Download Information
File Size 8.34MB
File Name BitComet_1.37_x86_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 84,747,399
Downloads Last Week 3,226
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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