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qBittorent 4.2.3 – FREE p2p Bittorrent Client

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qBittorent 4.2.3 – FREE p2p Bittorrent Client

The qBittorrent project aims to provide a Free Software alternative to µtorrent. Additionally, qBittorrent runs and provides the same features on all major operating systems. The user interface is similar to the µTorrent, one of the official BitTorrent client.

This helps ease the transition between µTorrent to qBittorrent for Windows users switching to Linux. qBittorrent is a multi-platform Bittorrent client developed in C++/Qt4 by Christophe Dumez.

Its main features are its integrated search engine. It allows searching for torrent from the main torrent Web sites simultaneously in a transparent fashion.

qBittorrent supports l’UPnP/NAT-PMP, Bittorrent protocol encryption (Azureus-compatible), Peer Exchange (PeX) compatible with µTorrent, IP filtering (eMule-like “ipfilter.dat” or PeerGuardian filters), Torrents (and the files they contain).

qBittorrent is based on Qt toolkit and libtorrent-rasterbar. Moreover, it supports the remote control through a secure Web User Interface.

qBittorrent Features:

  • Polished µTorrent-like User Interface
  • Well-integrated and extensible Search Engine
    • Simultaneous search in most famous BitTorrent search sites
    • Per-category-specific search requests (e.g. Books, Music, Movies)
  • All Bittorrent extensions
    • DHT, Peer Exchange, Full encryption, Magnet/BitComet URIs, …
  • Remote control through a Web user interface
    • Nearly identical to the regular UI, all in Ajax
  • Advanced control over trackers, peers and torrents
    • Torrents queueing and prioritizing
    • Torrent content selection and prioritizing
  • UPnP / NAT-PMP port forwarding support
  • Available in ~41 languages (Unicode support)
  • Torrent creation tool
  • Advanced RSS support with download filters (inc. regex)
  • Bandwidth scheduler
  • IP Filtering (eMule and PeerGuardian compatible)
  • IPv6 compliant
  • Sequential downloading (aka “Download in order”)
  • Available on most platforms: Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, OS/2, FreeBSD

Changes in qBittorrent 4.2.3 (April 1, 2020):

  • FEATURE: Add logging for SOCKS5 proxy errors (Chocobo1)
  • FEATURE: Add UPnP lease duration advanced option (NotTsunami)
  • BUGFIX: Allow to translate error messages (Chocobo1)
  • BUGFIX: Don’t round scaling factor (Nick Korotysh)
  • BUGFIX: Save log file in UTF-8 encoding (Chocobo1)
  • BUGFIX: Avoid log file excessive flushing (Chocobo1)
  • BUGFIX: Fix regression when fastresume contains network path (Tester798)
  • BUGFIX: Fix broken UNC paths in fastresumes on Windows (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: Prevent multiple instances for the same app config (glassez)
  • BUGFIX: Fix unexpected torrent resume after app restart with libtorrent 1.1.x (glassez)
  • WEBUI: Add alt and title tags for WebUI footer (LameLemon)
  • WINDOWS: Installer: Update Finnish translation (Roope Jukkara)
  • WINDOWS: Installer: Update Japanese translation (maboroshin)
  • WINDOWS: Installer: Update Turkish translation (Burak Yavuz)
  • WINDOWS: Installer: Update Russian translation (Andrei Stepanov)

Changes in qBittorrent 4.2.2 (March 24, 2020):

  • FEATURE: Allow transfer list text color changes through QSS (Prince Gupta)
  • FEATURE: Option to show console when external program is run (sledgehammer999)
  • FEATURE: Rename Country column to “Country / Region” (Thomas Piccirello)
  • FEATURE: Change the defaults of some settings (FranciscoPombal)
  • FEATURE: Refactored Transfer List code to allow theming. As a sideffect the row height has more padding. (glassez)
  • FEATURE: Allow double-click in preview dialog (thalieht)
  • FEATURE: Expose stop_tracker_timeout in advanced settings (an0n666)
  • FEATURE: Add piece_extent_affinity to AdvancedSettings (FranciscoPombal)
  • FEATURE: Reorganize UI theme selection (Prince Gupta)
  • FEATURE: Show any multiple connections from the same IP in peer list (thalieht)
  • FEATURE: Add stalled filters to GUI and Web API/UI (FranciscoPombal)
  • FEATURE: Use IP geolocation database by DB-IP instead of MaxMind (sledgehammer999)
  • FEATURE: Allow to save downloaded metadata as torrent file (glassez)
  • FEATURE: Allow single app instance per configuration (glassez)
  • PERFORMANCE: Move multiple torrents one by one (glassez)
  • BUGFIX: Disable Torrent Queue by default for new users (an0n666)
  • BUGFIX: Update free disk space label on Category change in Auto Mode (Medvedishce)
  • BUGFIX: Save resume data after recheck (glassez)
  • BUGFIX: Tracker is errored only if all local endpoints fail (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: Change placement of stop tracker timeout setting (An0n)
  • BUGFIX: Redesign torrent startup handling (glassez)
  • BUGFIX: Show “∞” instead of ” -1″ in Preferences (Sakib-Abrar)
  • BUGFIX: Improve code efficiency for reverse resolution of peers (Chocobo1)
  • BUGFIX: Handle HTTP redirection to magnet URI (glassez)
  • BUGFIX: Various fixes for portable mode (Tester798)
  • BUGFIX: Include resume folder path in exception message (Chocobo1)
  • BUGFIX: Change placeholder text in torrent list’s filter (djt3)
  • BUGFIX: Improvements in the embedded tracker to be more spec compliant (FranciscoPombal)
  • BUGFIX: Improve the options tooltips (NotTsunami)
  • BUGFIX: Check if file exists in seed mode (an0n666)
  • BUGFIX: Delegate GUI scaling work to Qt (Nick Korotysh)
  • BUGFIX: Fix crash when renaming torrent contents (Chocobo1)
  • BUGFIX: Fix total connected peers count calculation (FranciscoPombal)
  • BUGFIX: Allow other keypresses in LogListWidget (NotTsunami)
  • BUGFIX: Disable Auto TMM when not using default savepath from monitored folder (thalieht)
  • WEBUI: Fix first row renaming in files tab (Denis)
  • WEBUI: Use SVG image for WebUI favicon (Nick Korotysh)
  • WEBUI: Inherit text color for filter list elements (Nick Korotysh)
  • WEBUI: Expose WebUI ban counter to users (Chocobo1)
  • WEBUI: Expose WebUI ban duration to users (Chocobo1)
  • WEBUI: Implement “Secure” flag for session cookie (FranciscoPombal)
  • WEBUI: Remove unused/deprecated option (FranciscoPombal)
  • WEBUI: Prevent excessive sync requests (FranciscoPombal)
  • WEBUI: Fix populating statistics window (FranciscoPombal)
  • WEBUI: Fix matching uncategorized torrents (FranciscoPombal)
  • WEBUI: Always allow whitespace in category names (FranciscoPombal)
  • SEARCH: Bump python version for new installation (Chocobo1)
  • SEARCH: Fix missing string (Chocobo1)
  • SEARCH: Drop python2 support (Chocobo1)
  • WINDOWS: Installer: Option to start qBittorrent on Windows start up (An0n)
  • WINDOWS: Installer: Improve Czech translation (slrslr)
  • WINDOWS: Installer: Update French translation (zywo)
  • WINDOWS: Installer: Update German translation (schnurlos)
  • WINDOWS: Installer: Update Japanese translation (maboroshin)
  • WINDOWS: Path length limitation is removed on Windows 10 1607 onwards (an0n666)

Changes in qBittorrent 4.2.1 (December 18, 2019):

  • FEATURE: Enable portable mode if “profile” directory exists (Tester798)
  • FEATURE: Enable “Apply rate limit to peers on LAN” option by default (Chocobo1)
  • BUGFIX: Sync translations from Transifex and run lupdate (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: Don’t unnecessarily delete OS files in folders (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: Use the incomplete folder where appropriate (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: Align Properties tab bar correctly on window resize (Prince Gupta)
  • BUGFIX: Rework the listening IP/interface selection code (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: Fix inconsistent icon for deleting torrent (Chocobo1)
  • BUGFIX: Show torrent error message in transfer list (Chocobo1)
  • BUGFIX: Fix stuck in wrong torrent state (Chocobo1)
  • BUGFIX: Expand single-item folders in torrent content (warren)
  • WEBUI: Bump Web API version (sledgehammer999)
  • WEBUI: Add ability to rename torrent files from the WebUI (Thomas Piccirello)
  • WEBUI: Mention lack of HTTPS in WebUI magnet link warning (nl6720)
  • WEBUI: Fix HTML elements size in search tab (Chocobo1)
  • SEARCH: Fix incorrect translation displayed after language change (Chocobo1)
  • SEARCH: Fix missing translations in search plugins dialog (Chocobo1)
  • WINDOWS: Update russian translation of the installer (Andrei Stepanov)

Changes in qBittorrent 4.2.0:

  • FEATURE: Libtorrent 1.2.x series are supported now (glassez)
  • FEATURE: Add OpenSSL version to GUI and stackdump (Chocobo1)
  • FEATURE: Add zlib version to GUI & stackdump (silverqx)
  • FEATURE: Use PBKDF2 for the GUI lock. You will need to set your password again. (Chocobo1)
  • FEATURE: Rename “#” column to “Tier” in the tracker list (thalieht)
  • FEATURE: Allow setting larger checking memory usage in GUI (airium)
  • FEATURE: Converted remaining icons to svg (Bert Verhelst)
  • FEATURE: Replace CheckBox with Arrow in the side panel (Prince Gupta)
  • FEATURE: Log performance alerts from libtorrent (Chocobo1)
  • FEATURE: Use native folder icon in content tree (Chocobo1)
  • FEATURE: Move copy actions under a submenu (Chocobo1)
  • FEATURE: Add “Socket backlog size” option (Chocobo1)
  • FEATURE: Add “File pool size” option (Chocobo1)
  • FEATURE: Allow styling with QSS stylesheets (Prince Gupta)
  • FEATURE: Add “Tracker entries” dialog (Chocobo1)
  • FEATURE: Add availability column (Chocobo1)
  • FEATURE: Use a randomized port number for the first run (Chocobo1)
  • FEATURE: Enable Super Seeding mode once ratio/time limit is reached (thalieht)
  • FEATURE: Improve embedded tracker. Now it conforms to BEPs more closely. (Chocobo1)
  • FEATURE: Add option to align file to piece boundary when creating new torrent (Chocobo1)
  • FEATURE: Ability to open file or trigger torrect action via keypad Enter (Chocobo1)
  • FEATURE: Add “Remove torrent and its files” option to share ratio limiting (thalieht)
  • FEATURE: Allow to select multiple entries in “banned IP” dialog (Chocobo1)
  • FEATURE: Reallow to pause checking torrents (thalieht)
  • FEATURE: Reallow to force recheck torrents that aren’t fully started (thalieht)
  • FEATURE: Add “Preview file” double-click action (warren)
  • BUGFIX: Avoid performance penalty when logger is full (Chocobo1)
  • BUGFIX: Remove the max half-open connections option (thalieht)
  • BUGFIX: Center align the section labels in advanced settings (thalieht)
  • BUGFIX: Add documentation links to some advanced settings (thalieht)
  • BUGFIX: Impove DownloadManager code (glassez)
  • BUGFIX: Limit DownloadHandler max redirection to 20 (Chocobo1)
  • BUGFIX: Log DownloadManager SSL errors (Chocobo1)
  • BUGFIX: Force recheck multiple torrents one by one (glassez)
  • BUGFIX: Close context menu when content model is reset (glassez)
  • BUGFIX: Improve Properties widget (glassez)
  • BUGFIX: Prevent flickering preview dialog (silver)
  • BUGFIX: Rename “Prefer encryption” to “Allow encryption” (thalieht)
  • BUGFIX: Fix search icon placement when using RTL languages (Chocobo1)
  • BUGFIX: Avoid combo boxes extending to the right in Options dialog (Chocobo1)
  • BUGFIX: Fix speed limit not applying to IPv6 peers (Chocobo1)
  • BUGFIX: Log failed file rename errors (Chocobo1)
  • BUGFIX: Fix wrong “Time Active” value displayed (Chocobo1)
  • BUGFIX: Rename priority to queue in the context of torrents (thalieht)
  • BUGFIX: Update remaining size of ignored files to 0 (Thomas Piccirello)
  • BUGFIX: Move “Check for program updates” checkbox to the Behavior settings (Chocobo1)
  • BUGFIX: Improve error messages for URL seed (Chocobo1)
  • BUGFIX: Rename share ratio limiting options (thalieht)
  • BUGFIX: Fix country name misspelling (horgan)
  • PERFORMANCE: Faster/efficient way of handling updates in the Transfer list (Chocobo1)
  • WEBUI: Bump Web API version
  • WEBUI: Use PBKDF2 for the WebUI password. You will need to set your password again. (Chocobo1)
  • WEBUI: Use Javascript strict mode (Chocobo1)
  • WEBUI: Remove autocorrect/autocapitalise from filepaths on WebUI (AceLewis)
  • WEBUI: Display warning when Javascript is disabled (Chocobo1)
  • WEBUI: Remove mootools lib from login page (Chocobo1)
  • WEBUI: Prevent login credential appearing in URL (Chocobo1)
  • WEBUI: Load WebUI certificate & key from file path (Chocobo1)
  • WEBUI: Add migration code for WebUI https related change (Chocobo1)
  • WEBUI: Fix wrong element id being used (Thomas Piccirello)
  • WEBUI: Fix direction of Web UI sorted column icon (Thomas Piccirello)
  • WEBUI: Match WebUI About page to GUI (Thomas Piccirello)
  • WEBUI: Simplify tab logic (Thomas Piccirello)
  • WEBUI: Separate URL components before percent-decoding (glassez)
  • WEBUI: Capitalize event name (Thomas Piccirello)
  • WEBUI: Fix bug where input wouldn’t always be focused (Thomas Piccirello)
  • WEBUI: Add Web UI support for escape key (Thomas Piccirello)
  • WEBUI: Fix broken image link (Tom Piccirello)
  • WEBUI: Include application version in css/js url for cache busting (Thomas Piccirello)
  • WEBUI: Update WebUI img to use svg images (Chocobo1)
  • WEBUI: Fix speed limit icon too large on WebUI (Chocobo1)
  • WEBUI: Fix misaligned icons in STATUS list in GUI (Chocobo1)
  • WEBUI: Drop legacy WebAPI support (glassez)
  • WEBUI: Allow WebUI Content tab to be sorted (Thomas Piccirello)
  • WEBUI: Encode torrent name before passing in URL (Thomas Piccirello)
  • WEBUI: Move WebUI Peers code to separate file (Thomas Piccirello)
  • WEBUI: Prevent WebUI tables from being highlighted (Thomas Piccirello)
  • WEBUI: Allow WebUI Trackers table to be manipulated (Thomas Piccirello)
  • WEBUI: Fix only the first newline char is replaced (Chocobo1)
  • WEBUI: Fix missing semicolon in WebUI (Chocobo1)
  • WEBUI: Add autocomplete attribute to WebUI (Chocobo1)
  • WEBUI: Always use index.html as default page (CzBiX)
  • WEBUI: Set title attribute for all WebUI table cells (Thomas Piccirello)
  • WEBUI: Align WebUI login button to the right (Chocobo1)
  • WEBUI: Use force refresh on WebUI logout (Chocobo1)
  • WEBUI: Use a random number for WebUI cache busting (Chocobo1)
  • WEBUI: Register protocol handler in WebUI for magnet links (Cory)
  • WEBUI: Add WebAPI session timeout settings (Chocobo1)
  • WEBUI: Fix encoding of special characters (Tom Piccirello)
  • WEBUI: Avoid word wrap in webui footer (airium)
  • WEBUI: Add advanced options in WebUI (Zhaoyu Gan)
  • WEBUI: Move WebUI copy actions under a submenu (Thomas Piccirello)
  • WEBUI: Add WebUI support for triggering context menus on mobile (Thomas Piccirello)
  • WEBUI: Implement tag management for WebUI (Vasiliy Halimonchuk)
  • WEBUI: Fix WebUI removing parameters from magnet links (Thomas Piccirello)
  • WEBUI: Enable by default the search tab (Thomas Piccirello)
  • WEBUI: Add context menu to Web UI search table (Thomas Piccirello)
  • WEBUI: Display files hierarchically in Web UI content tab (Thomas Piccirello)
  • WEBUI: Add ability to add and ban a peer from the Web UI (Thomas Piccirello)
  • WEBUI: Increase WebUI window heights (Thomas Piccirello)
  • WEBUI: Sort torrent names case-insensitively in webui (airium)
  • WEBUI: Support exclusions in WebUI table filters (Thomas Piccirello)
  • WEBUI: Don’t save preferences until all options are processed (Tom Piccirello)
  • WEBUI: Disable port selection when “Use different port on each startup” is selected (Chocobo1)
  • WEBUI: Remove max character limit of location path (Clément Pera)
  • RSS: Better widget for choosing file path in automated downloader (thalieht)
  • RSS: Allow to cancel/retry the fetching of feeds (glassez)
  • RSS: Add create subfolder option to RSS auto-download rules (Xegor)
  • RSS: Log “RSS Feed successfully downloaded” event (glassez)
  • SEARCH: Add default tooltip “Searching…” on tab creation. (paolo-sz)
  • SEARCH: Avoid crashes on torrent search (paolo-sz)
  • SEARCH: Add right click menu to SearchJobWidget (Chocobo1)
  • SEARCH: Rename label in search widget (Chocobo1)
  • SEARCH: Add more copy field actions to search widget (Chocobo1)
  • SEARCH: Remove buttons from search widget (Chocobo1)
  • SEARCH: Update python installer URL (Chocobo1)
  • WINDOWS: Drop support for < Windows 7
  • WINDOWS: Allow headless builds on Windows (knackebrot)
  • WINDOWS: Add option to control qBittorrent process memory priority (Chocobo1)
  • LINUX: Add content_rating, release tags to appdata (Peter Eszlari)
  • LINUX: Update .appdata descriptions (Chocobo1)
  • LINUX: Use reverse DNS convention for metadata files naming (Chocobo1)
  • LINUX: Adjust open file descriptor limit on startup to max (Chocobo1)
  • MACOS: Drop support for < macOS 10.10 (Yosemite)
  • MACOS: Replace deprecated qt_mac_set_dock_menu() (Chocobo1)
  • MACOS: Add some padding to macOS app icon (Nick Korotysh)
  • OTHER: Raise minimum C++ version to C++14 (Chocobo1)
  • OTHER: Raise minimum Qt version to 5.9.0 (sledgehammer999)
  • OTHER: Drop support of libtorrent < 1.1.10 (glassez)
  • OTHER: Drop upgrade code from older saving systems (sledgehammer999)
  • OTHER: Update INSTALL dependencies (Chocobo1)
  • OTHER: Optimize PNG images losslessly with zopflipng (Peter Dave Hello)
  • OTHER: Optimize svg files using SVGO (sledgehammer999)
  • OTHER: QMake: Compile translations at build time (glassez)
  • OTHER: Drop support for “BC Link” format (Chocobo1)
  • OTHER: Lots of code refactorings, cleanups, improvements and optimizations (Chocobo1, glassez, thalieht)

Changes in qBittorrent 4.1.9.1:

  • WINDOWS: Fix a problem with bigger dialogs due to wrong DPI reported by the system

Changes in qBittorrent 4.1.9:

  • BUGFIX: Preserve relative order when moving to top/bottom in queue
  • WINDOWS: Use real physical screen DPI
  • WEBUI: Bump Web API version

Homepage – https://www.qbittorrent.org

Supported Operating Systems:

  • Windows Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (32-bit, 64-bit).
  • macOS Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave, Catalina

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8 Comments on qBittorent 4.2.3 – FREE p2p Bittorrent Client

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    soundping

    NO advertising of any kind. It's 100% clean install ! :)

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    GodHatesUsAll

    THE BEST TORRENT APP! A "must have" for anyone, who downloads stuff via torrent sites. Enjoy!

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    Sempre Cuore NeroAzzuro

    As many I. too, diched uTorrent (way too nloated, like BitTorrent) for qTorrent and I feel like I strucked gold! No adds, no nags, just a superfast torrent client! Works perfectly on Win 8.1 Pro 64-bit. Recommended to anyone!

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    EliMenda

    The Best Torrent client !! no ads no spyware like all the others

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    Littlebits

    I also dumped uTorrent for qBittorrent, uTorrent just kept getting bloated with junk and ads.

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    soundping

    qBittorrent (64-bit) 3.1.0 alpha is running stable on Win7 64. ;) http://qbforums.shiki.hu/index.php/topic,1645.0.html

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    soundping

    qBittorrent has some very good security features.

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    Benzima

    I dumped utorrent for this years ago. I looked back once but "The Q" has always been the best choice for me for quite a while now. BOOM !!!