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qbittorrent 2.2.0

qBittorrent is a multi-platform lightweight but fully featured BitTorrent client, very similar to uTorrent.

It features a µTorrent-like User Interface, torrent labels, WebUI, µTorrent spoofing to bypass private trackers whitelisting, advanced RSS support with download filters and many other really nice features.

qBittorrent 2.2.0 was released yesterday and it brings some cool new features for advanced users such as:

  • User can set alternative speed limits for fast toggling
  • Bandwidth scheduler (automatically use alternative speed limits for a given period)
  • Added "Added/Completed On" columns to transfer list
  • Added "Upload/Download limit" columns to transfer list
  • Torrent files can be exported to a given directory
  • Outgoing ports range can be customized (for QoS)
  • User can choose to apply transfer limits on LAN too
  • User can choose to include the protocol overhead in transfer limits
  • Torrents can be automatically rechecked on completion
  • If 2 torrents have the same hash, add new trackers/URL seeds to the existing torrent
  • Trackers can be added from Web UI
  • Global transfer information are displayed in the new Web UI status bar
  • Allow to change the priority of several files at once
  • Support for multiple scan folders
Also, a lot of bugs have been fixed since qBittorrent 2.1.0

Even though I used to be a fan of Deluge, I recently switched to qBittorrent due to some bugs Deluge has since it's early stages which torrent checking: every once in a while it starts re-checking all my torrents and when you're seeding ~100+ torrents that can get very annoying. I'm now only seeding 1-2 torrents so that might not matter so much anymore, but I like to know I won't be hit by that bug anymore. And qBittorrent also has a feature I always look for in a BitTorrent client: the ability to label torrents.

How to install qBittorrent in Ubuntu

To add the qBittorrent stable PPA and install it in Ubuntu, use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hydr0g3n/qbittorrent-stable
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install qbittorrent 

For other Linux distributions, Mac OS X and FreeBSD, see the qBittorrent download page.