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The qBittorrent project aims to provide a Free Software alternative to µtorrent. Additionally, qBittorrent runs and provides the same features on all major platforms (Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, OS/2, FreeBSD).

qBittorrent is based on Qt4 toolkit and libtorrent-rasterbar.

qBittorrent v2 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 ~25 languages (Unicode support)
Torrent creation tool
Advanced RSS support with download filters (inc. regex)
Bandwidth scheduler
IP Filtering (eMule and PeerGuardian compatible)
IPv6 compliant
Available on most platforms: Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, OS/2, FreeBSD

What is new in 2.7.3

qBittorrent v2.7.2 to v2.7.3 changelog:

FEATURE: Added search plugin for btdigg.org (From BTDigg research team)
BUGFIX: Do not delete unwanted files that were already present when adding the torrent
BUGFIX: Fix URL decoding in search engine
BUGFIX: Trackers can now be added to torrents without metadata
BUGFIX: Fix initialization problem with some private trackers
BUGFIX: Fix crash in RSS downloader
BUGFIX: Make sure assertions are disabled in release mode

Install qBittorrent 2.7.3 using PPA
Open the terminal and run the following commands

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hydr0g3n/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install qbittorrent

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2 Comments to “qBittorrent 2.7.3 released and PPA installation instructions included”

  1. Abhishek S. says:

    I am missing screenshots that Ubuntugeek used to include earlier. I understand the lesser screenshots mean lesser load on the Ubuntugeek servers but then there’s a reason why the saying goes – “A picture is worth a thousand words.” ;-)

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  2. ArtemZ says:

    Abhishek,
    You don’t need screenshot for this program! It has awesome polished interface, just try it if you’re looking for torrent client

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