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28th December 2022

Operating Systems




  • New: Compare the different torrent clients.

    BitTorrent is a communication protocol for peer-to-peer file sharing (P2P), which enables users to distribute data and electronic files over the Internet in a decentralized manner.

    Each of us seeks something different for a torrent client, thus there is a wide set of software, you just need to find the one that's best for you. In my case I'm searching for a client that:

    • Scales well for many torrents

    • Is robust

    • Is maintained

    • Is popular

    • Is supported by the private trackers: Some torrent clients are banned by the tracker because they don't report correctly to the tracker when canceling/finishing a torrent session. If you use them then a few MB may not be counted towards the stats near the end, and torrents may still be listed in your profile for some time after you have closed the client. Each tracker has their list of allowed clients. Make sure to check them.

    Also, clients in alpha or beta versions should be avoided.

    • Can be easily monitored

    • Has a Python library or an API to interact with

    • Has clear and enough logs

    • Has RSS support

    • Has a pleasant UI

    • Supports categories

    • Can unpack content once it's downloaded

    • No ads

    • Easy to use behind a VPN with IP leakage protection.

    • Easy to deploy

    I don't need other features such as:

    • Preview content
    • Search in the torrent client

    The winner has been qBittorrent