The Official Torrent Blog

As reportedin this forumpreviously, weve been busy experimenting with new ways to improve Torrent for our users while financially supporting the amazing team that works every day to make Torrent free for millions of people around the world.

For our latest development, were happy to introduce Ad-Free Torrent for $4.95 USD annual subscription.  This gives users the option of avoiding any and all ads in the client. Its exciting to us because it gives users the ability to avoid advertising at 25% of the cost that it used to be about 5 dollars a year instead of 20 dollars.

Many of you have been part of tests related to this and we thank you for your participation and feedback.

So how do you get the Ad-Free? Simple: Gohereand click on Upgrade to Ad-Free.

Youll have the option to pay $4.95 via various methods such as credit card or Paypal. Once youve completed that, you will receive a confirmation of payment via email, and then you can then install Ad-Free two ways:

Click on Bundle Installer link to get an executable file, which will take you through the install path.

Click on the Personal License Key link and download a file that you can drag into your existing client for an automatic update

Well, thats not *entirely* it. The updates and improvements to Torrent software are ongoing. You can always trackrelease notes here. In addition, our quest for new models and offerings is perpetual. Watch this space for news on that front.

And as always, thank you for your support and feedback. Questions and new ideas are always welcome over inour forums.

Currently in Beta, Project Maelstrom aims to help more of the Internet work the way BitTorrent works. In todays post, team lead Rob Velasquez discusses one of the key components that makes BitTorrent work so efficiently.

As creators of people-powered software, we at uTorrent have you, our users, to thank for making us the best Torrent client on the internet. We can see your support when you vote usnumber one in third party pollsand that means a lot to the team of engineers and developers here.

Your standards are high and we work hard to meet those expectations by pushing ourselves to improve product performance and experimenting with new ideas, as our beta community knows. Some of these work out and others we scrap based on feedback and move on to new ones. We can never rest on our laurels.

As 2015 draws to a close we want to take a minute to look back at the achievements of our engineering team. Our people are the best in the business and often we take for granted the work that they do.

2015 was a year of focusing on the fundamentals. Torrent got smaller and more efficient. Torrent developers were on the front lines of addressing security vulnerabilities identified for the wider libutp-based community. We improved stability and performance with a series of changes that further reduced a crash rates. We fixed bugs when they appeared and tweaked the small features you asked us to address.

We added a dramatically improved feature for our Pro product: user streaming. This allows users to preview and consume torrents just seconds after adding them, connection speed permitting. Theres been a lot of positive feedback for this and if you want to try it out, you can do so with one of the Trials offered to our free users.

We also evaluated our partner offers and ad partners and committed to improving the user experience for these, as well as how we fund the development of our technology and products. There have been some baby steps and some bolder steps. But weve done it all with our users in mind and well continue in this direction throughout 2016.

To demonstrate that the Torrent team is working hard to make good things happen. A snapshot of whats happened in 2015 is below. Thanks so much for being our customers. Have a great holiday season and a wonderful New Year.

While some may miss these ads, weve raised our ad standards for our advertisers to deliver higher-quality safe-for-work ads.

The change that further cut the clients already-low crash rates in half

An academic group identified a potential security threat: UDP-based DDOS attacks that could affect the entire industry; the solution was developed and implemented by the uTorrent engineering team.

Crash rates reduced, in general, by 50%

This is a direct effect of moving over to the IEOOP architecture

One of the highlights in performance improvements was fixing bad performance when making selections in the list view.

Improved product shutdown times by fixing crashes at shutdown and adding local shutdown performance monitoring

Improved disk-flushing speed to slow devices

Reduce DHT bootstrap server traffic

Efficiency and CPU surge fix when navigating torrents

Unnecessary resource use on streaming

Security and community protocol work:

Solution for threat of UDP-based DDOS attacks

Fix security vulnerability in DHT bootstrap server

We also fixed a vulnerability in the shell association handler for magnet links

Pro with streaming (beta Nov 2014, stable Q1 2015) and streaming trial for free users

Introduction of a low-cost, ad-free premium product (coming mid-December 2015)

Advertising Implemented higher standards for ad creative and ad partner

Advertising Introduced new larger single ad unit to regain user workspace (vs. two ad units)

Partner Offers Raised our standards higher during the vetting of partner offers

Fit and finish work in torrent information display (Adjusted default column widths, restored missing data, fixed bug in relevance column in peers tab)

Made rendering improvements to the Devices list

Pro player and streaming improvements

Fixed layout and display issues in main client view

Fixed tab client area vertical overflow

Fixed bug where Tab selection would not persist

Fixed bug during torrent selection and toolbar activation

Fix bug where cat tree would prevent resizing

Crash fixes (malformed packet crash, crash on torrent creation for certain media types, crash during btapp session list query, decoding UTF8 string crash, crash on helper process launch, when update server unavailable, at startup for some XP and 7 users, crash when rendering the streaming UI, when resizing the category tree, when rendering sidebar, when rejecting pieces, when updating BT Apps,

Improved reliability of MP3 metadata parsing

General improvements to media parsing code

Magnet and torrent shell handles fixes during registration

Improvements to DHT bootstrapping, libuTP and miscellaneous:

Fixed rare crash while bootstrapping to the DHT

General improvements to the DHT code

Fixed libuTP connection sequencing weakness

Fixed bug causing some advanced settings to not persist across client restarts

Fixed memory leaks while adding HTTP-hosted torrent files

Fixed client deadlock when right-clicking on an RSS item

Fixed bug where antivirus would fail to update

Reliability improvements to helper process launch and communication code

Boom. Now it is time to enjoy some eggnog and start planning for 2016.

Just in time for the holidays. This release of uTorrent pairs very well with eggnog, cheese logs, red coffee cups, and the N-Sync christmas album. This particular release is also very special because the version number is sequential. A uTorrent stable version number that is sequential is rare and doesnt happen very often. It is meant to be treasured. It is basically the software equivalent of a blood moon, or Halleys comet, or a Half Life game.

In this release, we focused on: bug fixes and stability updates. Seriously. We squashed a lot of bugs and stabilized all sorts of things.

Not happy with generic release notes? Well, here are the all the dirty details. Go crazy kids:

Better use of system resources, improvements to stability

Improved handling of paid codecs and Antivirus activation for Pro users

Fixed incorrect accounting of wasted bytes when talking to peers

Users were reporting a UI hang for RSS feeds (right-clicking on item)- fixed this

Fixed a bug that prevented resizing of the left rail

TL:DR:uTorrent is faster, better and more reliable

byCorey Dawson HallonOctober 29, 2015

When you click a magnet link on a website to get a torrent, it automagically opens a torrent file with a list of files you can download. Ever wonder how uTorrent finds that file in the big mess of the peer to peer internet? You can now see how this works  with a new visualization

Now you can download the stuff you love with a client that is 50% more stable, with Torrent 3.4.5 (41073) and BitTorrent 7.9.5 (41075) released on September 17th, and available for download at and m.

For the past several months, weve had internal conversations around how we can create a better uTorrent experience. Specifically, we want to find a way to improve uTorrent for our customers while financially supporting the amazing team that works every day to make uTorrent great. Ill explain what this means, but first, a little history.

This ongoing series will help you get the most out of Torrent, from the basics to tips and tricks. Torrent Pro has one very important feature up its sleeve: streaming your torrents even before theyve downloaded completely. This is particularly ideal when youve picked out a long movie say, the Tbilisi I Love You BitTorrent

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