BitTorrent

BitTorrent

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 696 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.2.0.15918
  • Total Downloads:
    23,292,125
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 05, 2009
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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BitTorrent hadn't seen a major update in about two years, but that was before it bought out uTorrent. Now, adopting its new sibling's interface has completely reinvigorated the original BitTorrent client.

Previously, BT had lacked features that other torrent innovators had spent time testing and investing in. Now, in one fell swoop, BT has access to everything it lacked. You can pick which files in a torrent you want to download, throttle your Internet connection to suit your whims, muck about with the Web UI and, basically, do everything that uTorrent can do.

There's an RSS tracker and search bar, just like in uTorrent, but there's where we encounter one key difference. Where uTorrent's search takes you to the MiniNova torrent site, BitTorrent's goes to BitTorrent.com, a pay-for-most-content site. There's also a menu bar item in the BitTorrent client called Get Stuff, with links to Movies, TV, Music, and Games at the BitTorrent content site.

Without a doubt, BitTorrent has taken drastic steps to reverse course and unsink its sinking ship. Although BT still eats more memory than its new sibling, it's hogging significantly less than before. The install file reflects the new code, shrinking from nearly 6MB for version 5 to less than 1MB for version 6.

BT also comes with a small piece of software called DNA. The BT site calls it protocol for "Delivery Network Acceleration," but beyond a nebulous description, it's hard to tell what exactly it does.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.0

    out of 20 votes

    • 5 star 7
    • 4 star 9
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 2
  • All Versions

    3.7

    out of 696 votes

    • 5 star 299
    • 4 star 171
    • 3 star 76
    • 2 star 31
    • 1 star 119
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3 stars

"Somewhat temperamental"

October 10, 2009  |  By fholt

 |  Version: BitTorrent 6.2.0.15918

Pros

Hard work ti use but okay when you stick at it.

Cons

After seruggling to set up I find quality is often questionable.

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1 stars

"so far it wont run"

September 17, 2009  |  By datrudaweb

 |  Version: BitTorrent 6.2.0.15918

Pros

nothing i cant run the program

Cons

i try to run the program and it comes up with an error saying BitTorrent-6.2.exe is not a valid Win 32 application, and im running windows vista any one else had the same problem

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5 stars

"nothing better"

September 08, 2009  |  By wjm1663

 |  Version: BitTorrent 6.2.0.15918

Pros

Massive file library,very fast,,no hassles whatsoever,detailed info BEFORE you download something (no more french movies or games in chinese)

Cons

weak search feature, but you won't care after you stumble across a few websites like piratebay or mininova,which let bittorrent users search and download direct from your browser

Summary

you paid for your internet, anything you find there is yours.And this is how to find it.Period.

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5 stars

"WORKS QUIETLY IN THE BACKGROUND."

August 28, 2009  |  By JAMESPATI2004

 |  Version: BitTorrent 6.2.0.15918

Pros

FAST,CLEAN OPERATION.

Cons

NONE YET,BUT TIME WILL TELL.

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4 stars

"Great software!"

August 20, 2009  |  By pricketts

 |  Version: BitTorrent 6.2.0.15918

Pros

Ease of usage. Auto shutdown option saves monitoring time and power energy for users

Cons

Found none

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4 stars

"good to use"

August 17, 2009  |  By graeme lock

 |  Version: BitTorrent 6.2.0.15918

Pros

its faster a breeze to use

Cons

a little slow to log into some times

Summary

a good easy torrent to use plenty of options down loads faster then other s

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4 stars

"User friendly"

August 10, 2009  |  By B-user

 |  Version: BitTorrent 6.2.0.15918

Pros

User friendly.... easy and quick

Cons

none to date

Summary

This is the one to use

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5 stars

"Totally user friendly"

August 08, 2009  |  By stiener

 |  Version: BitTorrent 6.2.0.15918

Pros

Fast. Picks up where it left off during power failure. Easy to use.

Cons

Non found yet

Summary

Great downloader

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5 stars

"GREAT program"

August 08, 2009  |  By jonraz

 |  Version: BitTorrent 6.2.0.15918

Pros

So easy to use. Click, accept - done.

Cons

There is no problem with this program - nothing bad to say.

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4 stars

"Works well"

August 04, 2009  |  By Roonbay

 |  Version: BitTorrent 6.2.0.15918

Pros

Downloads faster than bitcomet.

Cons

I have been having a problem with many torrents uploading 4X faster than downloads

Summary

Good program for downloading torrents.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher BitTorrent
Publisher web site http://www.bittorrent.com
Release Date July 05, 2009
Date Added July 05, 2009
Version 6.2.0.15918
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows 98, Windows, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows Server 2008
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.72MB
File Name BitTorrent.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 23,292,125
Downloads Last Week 14,058
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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