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µTorrent 1.8 build 6102 alpha

Posted on Tuesday, November 13 2007 @ 22:16:51 CET by

A small but excellent torrent client.

New features:
  • Support for file:// URLs
  • Use RSS feed title as alias if available
  • Last Active column
  • Use RSS feed TTL value if available
  • RSS title parsing available for all torrents in main window
  • Codec parsing from title
  • Smart episode filter will download repack for most recent episode with rss.smart_repack_filter
  • More support for http web seeds including support for torrents with multiple files, torrent creation with web seeds, and changing web seeds on the fly via torrent properties
  • Elapsed time column
  • Program start time in statistics window
  • Improved hashfail banning system (special thanks to the Azureus devs for describing their method)
  • Faster resume after a crash (does not re-check finished or flushed files)
  • Support FAST extensions
  • Basic auto-download setup available while adding RSS feeds
  • Metadata extension
  • Support %s (search term) and %v (version identifier) in search engine list
  • Support .btsearch files to add to search engine list
  • support for relative paths with .torrent files
  • Improved uTorrent UPnP mechanism. Should map correctly on routers that only send NOTIFY packets, uses XP API where functional, and maps UDP port now too
  • User-Agent for web usage is now "BTWebClient/" plus uT version
  • Added a tracker and transfers tab to help spread out the information a bit
  • uTorrent now fetches paths using shfolder.dll so that it can get the correct APPDATA path for Windows 95. If you are on a similar system you will need to download shfolder.dll from Microsoft if you do not have a later version of Internet Explorer installed.
  • Change addtorrent dialog treeview into a listview so it can be sorted + have a selection rectangle et al.
  • uTorrent now uses the user's download folder on Vista by default, rather than the custom %HOMEPATH%Downloads
  • utorrent.exe now has version, company, and product metadata
  • prio_first_last_piece now prioritizes first and last megabyte of file instead of only the piece on the edge
  • diskio.sparse_files is now enabled by default
  • RSS feeds listed in category view, items in main window
  • Removed now-redundant feeds and releases tabs from RSS Downloader window
  • RSS button on toolbar now brings up Add Feed dialog
  • rss.filters_use_default_dir determines if default download folder is used for filter matches when filter or settings do not specify a download path
  • do not use adapter subnets to detect local peers. seems to result in many false-positives
  • Add torrent uses .torrent storage path as default search path
  • allow a manual reannounce every max(60 seconds, min_interval) where min_interval is from the tracker
  • remove non-US supporting site from search list
  • queue RSS feed updates
  • ";" no longer separates skip files in Create Torrent since it is a valid filename character in Windows
  • no more blank white screen when the WebUI is not installed, instead an informative message and a link (also 404s for other resource requests)
  • Implement ability to change trackers for a torrent from webui
  • When creating a .torrent file, all files are now sorted regardless of file system
  • Logic error where it would not copy the .torrent to the storage path if only part of the path was matched
  • Bug where BT backend didn't take into account alt .torrent storage path
  • "&" characters in label names within the main download list context menu no longer become accelerators and display normally
  • Last line of ipfilter.dat is loaded if it does not end with a carriage return
  • Close file handles during hashchecking, instead of all at the end
  • Properly open RSS releases with quotes in title
  • Fixed several cases where UPnP would not unmap the portmapping on exit
  • when a modal dialog is active other windows that are not its parent can recieve input

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1.8 build 6102 alpha
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