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qBittorrent

#1 Post by rbon » Sun May 08, 2011 7:31 am

Hi,
You can download qBittorrent Portable from PortableApps.com:
- web page: http://portableapps.com/news/2011-05-07 ... 2_released
- download page: http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/q ... t_portable
- direct download: http://downloads.sourceforge.net/portab ... _2.paf.exe
qBittorrent Portable with Python Portable built-in (Python as search engine):
- web page (forum): http://portableapps.com/node/24513
- direct download: http://www.mediafire.com/file/wso2exrnm ... _1.paf.exe

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Re: qBittorrent Portable Rev 2

#2 Post by webfork » Sun May 08, 2011 9:53 am

It is nice to see a fully GPL'd bittorrent client. FDM is as well, but doesn't seem to support all the features common to most torrent clients.
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Re: qBittorrent Portable Rev 2

#3 Post by donald » Sun May 29, 2011 2:41 am

The home page for this client is http://qbittorrent.sourceforge.net/ (Not the portableapps.com version.)

I will try this with a Puppy Linux download to test ease of use etc.

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Update: I was unable to download Puppy Linux with this client, it registered the torrent as "stalled"

Also I do not know if this has been mentioned before but ...

even if you download the qBittorrentPortable_2.7.3_with_Python_Development_Test_1.paf you will need admin rights to write to the registry before the search engine will work.

A few shortcomings I intend to bring to the developers attention:
1) No obvious way to control the torrent sites searched.
2) No obvious way to configure the Client to integrate with PortableApps.com browsers, or other portable browsers.
3) The need to write to the registry for the location of the Python this should be handled with an INI file,
or a command line switch, etc.

I will contact the PortableApps.com package developers, and the Application developer, and I recommend anyone with hope for this application send a request as well.

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Re: qBittorrent Portable Rev 2

#4 Post by webfork » Mon May 30, 2011 2:11 pm

donald wrote:even if you download the qBittorrentPortable_2.7.3_with_Python_Development_Test_1.paf you will need admin rights to write to the registry before the search engine will work.
Its hard to test all the operations of a given program to make sure there isn't some obscure operation that will write to the registry. Nice catch.
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Re: qBittorrent Portable Rev 2

#5 Post by JohnTHaller » Mon May 30, 2011 5:36 pm

We've noted that adding sites to the search engine is currently unsupported on the app homepage. As admin rights are only necessary for that (and only work with Python), it's not an issue for the current release.

Unfortunately, the software itself only supports looking in the registry for the python location (I believe, I'd need to double-check), which requires admin rights and can mess with local stuff, so we won't implement that in an official release at present. And that's required to do any changes to the search engine included. We'll need a request for enhancement to the base app to fix that. If uninterested, we may do our own build/modification to fix it as we have with a few other apps we package in PortableApps.com Format.

As for configuring it to open a specific browser, we'll likely be handling that at the PortableApps.com Platform level. If the main dev adds in a custom configuration for it as well, we'll expose that in the portable version, of course.
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Re: qBittorrent Portable Rev 2

#6 Post by webfork » Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:59 am

2.8.1b is out -- did this fix the admin/registry issue? I can't find release notes on the SF site.
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qBittorrent Portable

#7 Post by abc » Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:33 am

About:
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 is developed by volunteers on their spare time. If you like this piece of software, please make a donation and help it
Screenshot:
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Features:
  • Polished familiar user interface
  • Integrated search engine (adding new sites is not currently supported)
  • All Bittorrent extensions: DHT, Peer Exchange, Full encryption, Magnet/BitComet URIs, etc
  • Remote control through a Web user interface
  • Advanced control over trackers, peers and torrents (queueing 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
Website: http://www.qbittorrent.org/
Download: http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/q ... t_portable
Unicode support: Yes
Stealth: No
System Requirements: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
License: Free / Open Source (qBittorrent: GPL, Launcher: GPL)

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Re: qBittorrent Portable

#8 Post by lautrepay » Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:47 am

Thanks for your post (I like qBittorrent very very much) but it was already submited: http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/ ... bittorrent

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Re: qBittorrent Portable

#9 Post by webfork » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:50 am

lautrepay wrote:Thanks for your post (I like qBittorrent very very much) but it was already submited: http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/ ... bittorrent
Thanks lautrepay -- merged topics. Also, I like abc's breakdown, which will be useful for drafting an entry.
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Re: qBittorrent Portable Rev 2

#10 Post by guinness » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:39 am

Tested: V2.9.3: Not Portable

I tried the official (not the PortableApps wrapper) and it creates a registry entry plus adds files to to %APPDATA%\qBittorrent & %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\qBittorrent.
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Re: qBittorrent Portable Rev 2

#11 Post by JohnTHaller » Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:08 am

guinness wrote:Tested: V2.9.3: Not Portable

I tried the official (not the PortableApps wrapper) and it creates a registry entry plus adds files to to %APPDATA%\qBittorrent & %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\qBittorrent.
All those files are removed on exit. Unless you run qbittorrent.exe directly or don't let it close properly. If you run it within sandboxie, it likely won't work right as sandboxie shuts down its virtual machine without allowing the launchers to clean up first.
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Re: qBittorrent Portable Rev 2

#12 Post by webfork » Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:29 am

Despite the great work by UserFriendly and Joby on making uTorrent non-stupid, I was really looking for any excuse to not use a closed torrent client and so far qBittorrent is working well. As such I have added it to the database:

qBittorrent Portable
http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2406

I went with the PA version for now because I just repeated guinness' test with v.3.0.8 and got the same result. If someone can figure out how to make it behave portable natively I'd be happy to switch.

Ghacks article from last year:
http://www.ghacks.net/2012/02/21/lookin ... ittorrent/
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Re: qBittorrent

#13 Post by carbonize » Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:56 am

Hmm just testing qBittorrent from portableapps and I might be missing something but it only connects to a single tracker despite having multiple trackers listed. It also starts with the first one in the list and if that's not working you have to wait for it to timeout before it even tries the next one.

OK found it. Options -> Advanced -> Always announce to all trackers

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Re: qBittorrent

#14 Post by freakazoid » Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:28 pm

If you delete the bundled language files, the uncompressed filesize drops to around 6.5MB.

Don't like the fact that there is no "Add Torrent via URL" button.

I just did a download comparison with uTorrent 2.2.1 vs. qBittorent vs. Halite. All clients used the same connection / port / BT settings.

(My DL | UL speed according to Speedtest.net is 1.8 MB | 0.12 MB /sec.)

uTorrent downloaded the fastest at around 1MB/sec.
Second was qBittorrent averaging around 800-900kbps/sec.
Third was Halite. Very inconsistent speeds 200-600kbps/sec. (Might need to retest this.)

Next: Memory usage after initial bootup.

Halite was lightest at around 2.8MB.
Second was uTorrent at around 4.5MB.
Third was qBittorent at around 24MB.

Next: Memory usage while downloading.

uTorrent was lightest at around 5MB.
Second was Halite at around 30MB.
Third was qBittorrent at around 40-50MB.

These are very unscientific benchmarks, so don't read into them too much. Going to stick with uTorrent for the time being since it (still) does the job for me.
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Re: qBittorrent

#15 Post by carbonize » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:01 am

The extra memory will be from it being QT based. The speed issue may be down to qBittorrent's defaults being a bit weird.

Have to agree to the lack of a add torrent by URL option or the ability to paste a magnet link in to it is annoying.

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