BitTorrent

BitTorrent

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.7
  • Total Downloads:
    23,243,745
  • Date Added:
    October 10, 2012
  • File Size:
    1.72MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    10,397
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008

Editors' Note: You will be taken to a third-party site to complete your download. Using P2P and file-sharing software to distribute copyrighted material without authorization is illegal in the United States and many other countries. CBS Interactive does not encourage or condone the illegal duplication or distribution of copyrighted content.

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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    out of 693 votes

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    • 3 star 76
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    "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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    What's new in version 7.7
    Version 7.7 adds torrent window remembers its location and Magnet link contents now pre-loaded in add-torrent dialog.
    General
    Publisher BitTorrent
    Publisher web site http://www.bittorrent.com
    Release Date September 20, 2012
    Date Added October 10, 2012
    Version 7.7
    Category
    Category Internet Software
    Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows 2003, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows Vista
    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

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