BitTorrent

BitTorrent

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 693 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.2.0.15918
  • Total Downloads:
    23,243,745
  • Date Added:
    July 05, 2009
  • File Size:
    1.72MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    10,397
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008

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
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  • All Versions

    3.7

    out of 693 votes

    • 5 star 296
    • 4 star 171
    • 3 star 76
    • 2 star 31
    • 1 star 119
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1 stars

"Failed to install"

May 22, 2014  |  By torath69

 |  Version: BitTorrent 7.9.1

Pros

No Pros to Mention

Cons

I could not get it to load even after downloading 3 times.

Summary

Failure

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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 2000, Windows Vista, Windows Me, Windows 2003, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 95, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows NT
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.72MB
File Name BitTorrent.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 23,243,745
Downloads Last Week 10,397
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

Previous Versions:

 
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