Discussion in 'Internet & Networking' started by curious, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. curious

    curious Newbie

    I was talking with someone earlier today, and a topic called utorrent was mentioned on the fly. What is it?
  2. zy

    zy zynine.com Staff Member

    it is a torrent client.
  3. werty316

    werty316 Newbie

  4. Lacus

    Lacus Newbie

    It's not the best but 1 of the best to me.There are still some other better torrent client out there.Too bad BT in Malaysia has already been throttled :(
  5. curious

    curious Newbie

    So what does that mean?

    Like I mentioned, this done in passing and I'd never heard of it before. What is is used for?:?:
  6. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    It's a P2P (peer to peer) tool used to trade files with each other without going through a third-party server.
  7. belikethat

    belikethat Just Started

    and it's not so 'legal' btw :p (for certain files)

    to make it simple.. it something u use to download stuff form the internet :D
  8. curious

    curious Newbie

    Thanks alot. That definetly explains it.
  9. Mac Daddy

    Mac Daddy Pickin' Da Gitfiddle

    No but is offered now as an alternative to a direct server DL which is nice to see.

    Three tips for utorrent and it is the best torrent client I have used:

    1) Always force start
    2) Always set bandwidth allocation to "high"
    3) Update trackers as often as you can

  10. Zenphic

    Zenphic Newbie

    Some trackers don't like it if you update too frequently :p
  11. lee_what2004

    lee_what2004 Just Started

    what's the force start for?
    I remember I used it once and my file become corrupt.
    I never use it again since sounds "force"fully :wicked:
  12. Mac Daddy

    Mac Daddy Pickin' Da Gitfiddle

    Force start ignores your settings and queue. So it overrides your other DL's and transfers in queue and also files you are seeding. It doesn't force a connection to the seeders ;)
  13. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Hmm.. I didn't know that it would override the files you are seeding. :think:

    If I'm not mistaken, utorrent has a built-in limiter. So that if you do not seed at a particular speed, your downloads are also limited.
  14. Mac Daddy

    Mac Daddy Pickin' Da Gitfiddle

    Somewhat but if your really in a rush for something force start overrides the settings without changing settings for all the other DL's and seeded files. I find if you don't use it in utorrent sometimes the transfers never start :think:
  15. Zenphic

    Zenphic Newbie

    You could always modify your settings to allow more simulataneous download/uploads to be running, so that the queuing system of uTorrent doesn't kick in. :)
  16. Mac Daddy

    Mac Daddy Pickin' Da Gitfiddle

    Yes but that would effect all DL's .. Force start doesn't ;)
  17. Zenphic

    Zenphic Newbie

    Yup. but I thought you were force starting all your torrents :think: :mrgreen:

    CALLOFDUTY05 Newbie

    I use Bitlord to download torrents.For me, utorrent wasn't providing me full speeds for download.Bitlord always downloads in full available speed. ;)
  19. Mac Daddy

    Mac Daddy Pickin' Da Gitfiddle

    LOL nah only the ones that don't seem to pick up trackers ... its still nice to see companies using them as an alternative though :)
  20. lee_what2004

    lee_what2004 Just Started

    so basically force start is to start the download using the default setting and restricted by our setting?

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