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Softpedia Editor's Review for Transmission-Qt
Quickly download torrent files with this tool, which lets you prioritize items, limit the download and upload speed, connect to different sessions, and more
Written by Elena Opris on September 2nd, 2013
Transmission-Qt is a file sharing utility that's capable of downloading torrents, similar to µTorrent and BitComet.
Once initialized, you can start a local session or connect to a remote one by entering the host, port and authentication details.
Transmission-Qt is automatically associated with torrent files. The interface is made from a simple window with a minimalistic layout, where you can open torrent files using the file browser or drag-and-drop support. It is also possible to open torrents from URLs or magnetic links.
The downloading session can be started immediately or postponed, and you may also specify the priority level for a specific torrent.
Transmission-Qt lets you limit the download and upload speed, stop seeding at a specific ratio, ask a tracker for more peers, verify local data, change a torrent's downloading location, copy magnetic links to the Clipboard, as well as delete entries from the downloading queue and remove their corresponding files from the computer.
Furthermore, you can enable compact viewing mode, view a message log and save it to file, as well as sort torrents by various criteria (e.g. activity, age, progress). As far as program settings are concerned, you can establish alternative speed limits and the location for incomplete files, ask Transmission-Qt to automatically add torrent files from a specific directory, choose the encryption mode, set up a block list for websites, and so on.
The program finishes a downloading task quickly while using low CPU and RAM. We haven't come across any stability issues in our tests, and the tool did not hang or crash. In conclusion, Transmission-Qt proves to be a reliable tool for downloading torrent files rapidly, which integrates a few useful features for all user levels.
Here are some key features of "Transmission-Qt":
- Prioritization to select which torrents, and which files inside those torrents, to download first
- Supports Magnet links
- Selective downloading
- Optionally move torrents to a different folder when they finish downloading
- Encrypted peer connections
- Torrent file creation
- A built-in web server so that users can control Transmission remotely via the web (using RPC or WebUI)
- Automatic port mapping (using UPnP/NAT-PMP)
- Fast Resume - with peer caching
- Blocklists for bad peers, periodically updated with the same bluetack peer list used by PeerGuardian and PeerBlock
- Single listening port for all torrents
- Scheduled bandwidth limits
- Global and per-torrent bandwidth caps
- Sorting/filtering options
- HTTPS tracker support
- IPv6 support
- Local Peer Discovery support
- Fix webseed crash
- Fix crash when adding UDP trackers whose host's canonical name couldn't be found
- Fix crash when sending handshakes to some peers immediately after adding a magnet link
- Fix crash when parsing incoming encrypted handshakes when the user is removing the related torrent
- Add safeguard to prevent zombie processes after running a script when a torrent finishes downloading
- Fix "bad file descriptor" error
- Queued torrents no longer show up as paused after exiting & restarting
- Fix 2.81 compilation error on OpenBSD
- Don't misidentify Tixati as BitTornado?
- GTK+ Client:
- Fix crash that occurred in some cases after using Torrent > Set Location
- Fix crash where on_app_exit() got called twice in a row
- Fix 2.81 compilation error on older versions of glib
- Can now open folders that have a '#' in their names
- Silence gobject warning when updating a blocklist from URL
- Qt Client:
- Qt 5 support
- Web Client:
- Fix syntax error in index.html's meta name="viewport"
- Fix fil...