List of BitTorrent clients Available in Ubuntu Linux

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A BitTorrent client is a program that manages torrent downloads and uploads using the BitTorrent protocol.

Vuze (Old Name Azureus)

BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer file distribution tool.Azureus offers multiple torrent downloads, queuing/priority systems (on torrents and files), start/stop seeding options and instant access to numerous pieces of information about your torrents. Azureus now features an embedded tracker easily set up and ready to use.

Install azureus in Ubuntu

sudo aptitude install azureus

Check here for some screenshots

bittorrent

BitTorrent is a tool for distributing files. It's extremely easy to use -- downloads are started by clicking on
hyperlinks. Whenever more than one person is downloading at once they send pieces of the file(s) to each other, thus relieving the central server's bandwidth burden. Even with many simultaneous downloads, the upload burden on the central server remains quite small, since each new downloader introduces new upload capacity. This package contains the tools which are used for console-only downloading. If you want the GUI interface, install the bittorrent-gui package.

Install bittorrent in Ubuntu

sudo aptitude install bittorrent bittorrent-gui

ktorrent-kde4

BitTorrent client for KDE 4KTorrent is a BitTorrent program for KDE. Its features include speed capping (both down and up), integrated searching, UDP tracker support, preview of certain file types (video and audio) and integration into the KDE Panel enabling background downloading. This is the KDE 4 version from extragear.

Install ktorrent-kde4 in Ubuntu

sudo aptitude install ktorrent-kde4

qtorrent

graphical BitTorrent client using Qt 3.xQTorrent is a PyQt-based client for the popular BitTorrent software
known for allowing users to distribute content without massive bandwidth usage.

Install qtorrent in Ubuntu

sudo aptitude install qtorrent

rtorrent

ncurses BitTorrent client based on LibTorrentrtorrent is a BitTorrent client based on LibTorrent. It uses ncurses and is therefor ideal to use with screen.

Features:
* Use an URL or file path to add torrents at runtime
* Stop/delete/resume torrents
* Optionally loads/saves/deletes torrents automatically in a session
directory
* Safe fast resume support
* Shows lots of information about peers and the torrent

Install rtorrent in Ubuntu

sudo aptitude install rtorrent

torrentflux

web based, feature-rich BitTorrent download managerTorrentFlux is a PHP based BitTorrent controller that runs on a web server. It can manage all of your BitTorrent downloads from anywhere through a convenient and easy-to-use web interface. TorrentFlux uses a MySQL database to manage the downloads. This database may be automatically created and maintained for you (if you want), but that requires the recommended mysql-client package. If you do not have a remote database server to access, you will also need the recommended mysql-server package. (If you're not sure, then you probably need both.)
TorrentFlux enables you to run BitTorrent downloads unattended on a monitor-less or remote server 24 hours a day, while still maintaining complete control from any web browser. Now you can control your downloading on your firewall, or keep up with downloads while on vacation. It uses the BitTornado client to download files, and also requires a web server with PHP.
Some of the many features:
* Upload Torrents via URL or File Upload
* Start, Stop, and Delete Torrents with ease
* Advanced Torrent start options (ports, speeds, etc.)
* Multi-user interface
* RSS Feeds, download Torrents files with a click
* Run several torrents at once
* View Download Progress of all torrents at a glance
* View drive space at a glance
* View Torrent file meta information
* Built-in User management and Security
* Private Messaging
* Themes (selectable per user)
* Upload History
* Detailed User Administration
* Admin Searchable Logs
* Torrent Search (many popular sites)
* Language Support
* Make your own torrents
* Add torrents to a download Queue
* NFO / Text viewer

Install torrentflux in Ubuntu

sudo aptitude install torrentflux

bitstormlite

BitTorrent Client based on c++/gtk+2.0This application based on the c++ language integrated with a gtk+2.0 gui allows the download of huge amount of data using .torrent files you can find in trackers.

Install bitstormlite in Ubuntu

sudo aptitude install bitstormlite

deluge-torrent

A Bittorrent client written in Python/PyGTKDeluge is a Bittorrent client, created using Python and GTK+.
Deluge is intended to bring a native, full-featured client to Linux GTK+ desktop environments such as GNOME and Xfce.It uses Rasterbar's version of libtorrent, and Python bindings written by Kripkenstein.

Install deluge-torrent in Ubuntu

sudo aptitude install deluge-torrent

clutch

Web-based BitTorrent client using Transmission engineClutch uses PHP5 with an AJAX and plain HTML interface to provide an extremely powerful torrenting client from any web browser. It is powered by the Transmission bittorrent daemon and supports all the features the installed version of transmission supports.

Install clutch in Ubuntu

sudo aptitude install clutch

bittornado

bittorrent client with enhanced curses interfacebittorrent is a tool for distributing files. Whenever more than one person is downloading at once they send pieces of the file(s) to each other, thus relieving the central server's bandwidth burden. Even with many simultaneous downloads, the upload burden on the central server remains quite small, since each new downloader introduces new upload capacity.
BitTornado is the next generation bittorrent client built on the original BitTorrent. This client features an
enhanced console/curses mode, lots of new features under the hood, and is generally one of the most advanced clients out there. Get this if you need to limit your bandwidth, or you want more control of your torrents. It does everything the original bittorrent does, plus more...
This package only contains the curses interfaces, install the package bittornado-gui to get the GUI components

Install bittornado in Ubuntu

sudo aptitude install bittornado bittornado-gui

ctorrent

BitTorrent Client written in C++This application is written in the C++ language and doesn't require any
graphical component, such as an X server. Original ctorrent's upstream has stopped its development and now it's kept updated with new releases/bug fixes by a new developer. It's built as a console program and it can be even used remotely in a machine that provides outside ssh access. Other main features are:

* Support for large files (>2GB) and large torrents (>255 files).
* Strategic selection of pieces to request for download.
* Continuous queueing of download requests, tuned based on
latency and throughput for each peer.
* Improved download performance, including parallel requests
in initial and endgame modes.
* Improved bandwidth regulation.
* Improved compatibility with other peers.
* Performance optimization and bug fixes.
* An interface for monitoring and managing multiple clients.
* Dynamic cache allocation and management, including prefetch.

Install ctorrent in Ubuntu

sudo aptitude install ctorrent

Transmission

Transmission has been built from the ground up to be a lightweight, yet powerful BitTorrent client. Its simple, intuitive interface is designed to integrate tightly with whatever computing environment you choose to use.

Transmission strikes a balance between providing useful functionality without feature bloat. Furthermore, it is free for anyone to use or modify. Currently this is the default bittorrent client for ubuntu hardy

Tribler

This one is for Video geeks, it combines youtube and torrents and has some features for viewing torrents vidoes in a comfortable way .it is not easy to install on ubuntu, and it didn't click to me, but you may like it.

Install Tribler in Ubuntu

sudo aptitude install tribler

FrostWire

FrostWire is a peer-to-peer file sharing program for the Gnutella and BitTorrent protocols. FrostWire is
written in Java, and is a fork of LimeWire, another popular Gnutella client. Released under the GNU General
Public License, FrostWire is free software. It is distributed without any bundled adware or spyware.

Install FrostWire in Ubuntu

First you need to download .deb package from here now install this

package using the following command

sudo dpkg -i packagename

Qbittorrent

A Bittorrent client using C++ / libtorrent and a Qt4 Graphical User Interface. It aims to be a good alternative to other bittorrent clients. It has more and more features such as an integrated search engine, UPnP, encryption, PeX, a torrent creation tool .

Install Qbittorrent in Ubuntu

Check this guide to install Qbittorrent in Ubuntu

Linkage

Linkage is a lightweight BitTorrent client for Linux, created using C++. It based on libtorrent and uses the GTK+ toolkit (through gtkmm). The user interface of Linkage is very similar to µTorrent. If you’re looking for native GTK+ BitTorrent client on Linux.

Install linkage in Ubuntu

First you need to download .deb package from here now install this

package using the following command

sudo dpkg -i packagename

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19 thoughts on “List of BitTorrent clients Available in Ubuntu Linux

  1. nice list !! i knew 3 or 4 from them :p
    i used azureus for a while,but for some reason i use utorrent (wine)
    what about new readers support nzb files ? i used pan for a while but didn’t like the fact that it uses 4 connections max. so i use grabit (wine)
    any better alternative ?

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  2. I use rtorrent, running as a service, with rtGui (local php website) and xmlrpc in python to provide further control. It means that I can administrate my BT’s remotely without being logged in. I can also get torrent details on my desktop through conky and a python script :)

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  3. Only one mention of encryption, though more of the clients listed do have the option. It may be worth adding more about it, as for many, encrypting torrents because of snooping ISPs is essential.

    I use Deluge and I love it. If you want more functionality add Plugins. But if you like basic easy to use torrenting (is that a verb?) the vanilla install is all you need.

    I first found out about it because I searched for full stream encryption.

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  4. Hi,

    unfortunately, the deluge client often does not start / open, when you launch it. The alleged reason for this failure: One of the configuration files of deluge (a plain text file) is corrupted. Yes, regarding deluge there’s a real danger that a small text file (size ca. 25 kb) gets corrupted!

    The solution to that problem is: you have to delete that corrupted configuration file. The result would be: you can start / open deluge without any configuration, and you have to try to save the torrent files downloaded so far (in former sessions of deluge). Good luck!

    And please remember: Deluge is not a program of the 1970s – it’s a program of 2008. Indeed, deluege is modern up to date software!

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  5. Deluge rocks for me !
    Been using it since almost a year now. Pretty fast in development and very stable. The dev team is very active to iron out minor (and !) major bugs very fast. Currently there are in RC stage for next major version change 1.0 which has lots and lots of exciting new features and speed !!

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  6. I don’t use it any more, because I only use torrents, but mlDonkey does multiple protocol downloading (torrent, eDonkey, all sorts of protocols). Last I heard, it could even convert hashes between the protocols so if the same file was on eDonkey, torrent and DC++, it can download some from one network and other bits from others.

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  7. uTorrent (in Wine).
    A torrent app is sorta like basic to me now. Browser, torrenter, IM. Can live without them. And as a relative newcomer to Linux I have to express disappointment with two of the three..
    Azureus I havn´t tried but with all the comments about being a hog and slow I´m gonna pass on that. But I did try Transmission (didnt much like it on a mac either), Deluge, Q and r and as a gui person I found them all half baked and rather primitive. They all seemed to lack features too – or rather the ease of using some features and all seemed to be buggy.
    kTorrent was easily the best of the lot – tho looking around the place I suspect not many will agree – but it seemed relatively polished.
    All downloaded files ok – it was getting to that point that was the issue.
    uTorrent on the other hand is polished, full featured, great to use, gives great feedback and is highly configurable. AND it installs and runs flawlessly in Hardy under Wine.
    For me the question is ¨Why isn´t there a decent native Torrent app in Deb or Ubuntu¨? Bit sad if you ask me.

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  8. Clutch/Transmission is a really elegant web configured torrent client. It does not require a full LAMP server behind it, and it looks good. Too bad they don’t support Internet Explorer. . because as they say, “it would be a pain in the butt.”
    Thats all well and good, except the whole point behind having a web UI for a Bittorrent client is so that you can access that client from another machine. What browser are you most likely to find on other machines? Why it’s Internet Explorer! Golly gee! Their reasoning is understandable. . what they want to use for a UI cannot be done in IE 6 or 7, or likely even 8 because of lack of standards support. Thats fine. Cant they provide at least a utilitarian interface for IE though? No. Instead I have to wrestle with the only other common web torrent client package, torrentflux – and I hate Torrentflux.

    Any other Bittorrent client that provide a web UI require X, which is against the point of running a headless Bittorrent download server. If I wanted to run X, I might as well run Windows 2000 and plop uTorrent on it.

    Sheesh!

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  9. >> # Frustrated Says:
    >> September 27th, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    Clutch/Transmission is a really elegant web configured torrent client. It does not require a full LAMP server behind it, and it looks good. Too bad they don’t support Internet Explorer. . because as they say, “it would be a pain in the butt.”
    Thats all well and good, except the whole point behind having a web UI for a Bittorrent client is so that you can access that client from another machine. What browser are you most likely to find on other machines? Why it’s Internet Explorer! Golly gee! Their reasoning is understandable. . what they want to use for a UI cannot be done in IE 6 or 7, or likely even 8 because of lack of standards support. Thats fine. Cant they provide at least a utilitarian interface for IE though? No. Instead I have to wrestle with the only other common web torrent client package, torrentflux – and I hate Torrentflux.

    Any other Bittorrent client that provide a web UI require X, which is against the point of running a headless Bittorrent download server. If I wanted to run X, I might as well run Windows 2000 and plop uTorrent on it.

    Sheesh!

    ————-

    You really are a retard, There are more browsers than just IE out there, And firefox is far by the best.

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  10. If you’re techy enough to want to remotely access your torrent from another machine then using Firefox shouldn’t present you with a problem.

    What you need is to get Portable Apps on a memory stick, you can just plug it into whatever computer you’re using and you won’t even leave a history behind.

    Now it doesn’t matter that IE is still going to be the only browser on any given PC because you always have Firefox with you. You can also kit it out with your favourite plug-ins and bookmarks so it’s just like home.

    Lets not call one another names, it’s the single most likely thing to make a thread go off topic.

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  11. Using Mint, I like deluge but find it cannot save (for some reason) over a network even though the destination is mounted and can be read it just generates error. But Vuze and Transmission work fine.

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  12. Best way i found is
    install wine
    #apt-get install wine
    Than download and install utorrent.exe
    which work without problem.

    Enjoy and share.

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