Tixati v2.58-1 Updated

billon on 9 Jul 2018
  • 72MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by Ruby

Tixati is an easy-to-use file sharing program utilizing the distributed, peer-to-peer BitTorrent protocol. The program includes a clean, simple interface with the notable ability to prioritize files within a downloading torrent so you can get the first song or video downloaded and previewed quickly. Also supports customized download folders by file type, bandwidth throttling, transfer visualizations, encryption, prioritization, RSS support, IP filtering, DHT and magnet links.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder).

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable Edition" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Delete tixati_Linux32bit and tixati_Linux64bit. Launch tixati_Windows32bit.exe or tixati_Windows64bit.exe (for 64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: BitComet, qBittorent, uTorrent, Halite
What's new? See:
https://www.tixati.com/news/

27 comments on Tixati  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

__philippe 2017-02-24 23:33

@smaragdus
(Tixati is not "72MB (uncompressed)"- it is either 38 MB (x32) or 36 MB (x64).)

Quite so, strictly speaking...

BUT...

Currently, the "Uncompressed size" field is formally defined in the entry form as:
   "Total size of application files when fully unarchived/uncompressed".

We don't really want to open a whole 'nother can of worms about what exactly ought to be the appropriate scope of the "uncompressed size" field definition, with implication for every current entry in the Data Base, do we ?

...;-)

v2.53

__philippe 2017-02-24 21:12

@billon

Thanks for your quietly updating Tixati's main entry, following the above agitation...;-)

  • "Uncompressed size": revised total footprint of relevant Win PE binaries
  • "How-to-extract": added pertinent advice to discard irrelevant Unix binaries

v2.53

smaragdus 2017-02-24 20:33

Tixati is not "72MB (uncompressed)"- it is either 38 MB (x32) or 36 MB (x64).

v2.53

smaragdus 2017-02-24 17:48

@__philippe
I think it was not a wise idea that Tixati developers packaged the portable versions for Linux and Windows in one and the same archive- more traffic for them and for the users- I suppose a small number of users need both Windows and Linux versions. What surprises me is that the x32 build (tixati_Windows32bit.exe) is bigger- 38,037 KB than the x64 build (tixati_Windows64bit.exe)- 35,626 KB.

v2.53

__philippe 2017-02-24 14:33

Sleuths of the World, Unite !

__philip Marlowe...;-)

v2.53

Midas 2017-02-24 13:31

Nice work, detective. ;)

v2.53

__philippe 2017-02-24 12:26

@smaragdus
No contest in terms of comparative memory usage.

Was merely referring to Tixati's formerly stated "131MB (uncompressed)" binary file size.
In my book, such a size is anything but lightweight.

But...wait a minute...

Checking Tixati's actual package contents, my inner Doubting Thomas just discovered:

Uncompressed
Size (bytes)

 36,480,760  tixati_Windows64bit.exe
 32,828,192  tixati_Linux64bit
 31,236,004  tixati_Linux32bit
            344  tixati_portable_mode.txt
 38,949,112  tixati_Windows32bit.exe

139,494,412

So, the original main entry statement "131MB (uncompressed)" size was actually referring to
the SUM TOTAL of the multiple PE executables supplied for various platforms !
Slightly deceptive if you ask me ...

In this specific case, we should perhaps re-instate the main entry as:

Tixati v2.53
Windows32bit.exe 39Mb (uncompressed)

...for the sake of complying with the Federal Trade Commission "Truth in Advertising" campaign...;-)

v2.53

smaragdus 2017-02-24 07:00

@__philippe
In terms of resource usage on my System Tixati is relatively light, at least compared to qBittorrent- as I am writing this Tixati (x64) uses about 50 MB of RAM, while qBittorrent- about 165 MB of RAM. So at least on my system Tixati is more than 3 times lighter than qBittorrent.

v2.53

__philippe 2017-02-23 19:11

Nitpick-of-the-day...;-)

Didn't trust Tixati's ample 131MB footprint truly qualified as "lightweight";
just took the liberty to rub out the deceptive quantifier from the main entry.

v2.53

Realist 2016-12-07 04:59

Is it better than µtorrent ?

v2.49

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