A screenshot of qBittorrent v4.1.1-2 running under Manjaro Linux
|Original author(s)||Christophe Dumez|
|Developer(s)||Sledgehammer999, Christophe Dumez, Ishan Arora, Stefanos Antaris, Mohammad Dib|
|Initial release||May 16, 2006|
|Preview release||N/A [±]|
|Written in||C++ (Qt), Python|
|Operating system||Cross-platform: FreeBSD, Linux, macOS, OS/2, Windows|
|Available in||50 languages|
qBittorrent is written in C++, and thus is a native application. It uses Boost, Qt toolkit (version 4 or 5), and libtorrent-rasterbar library (for the torrent back-end). Its optional search engine is written in Python, so systems without a Python implementation installed cannot use that.
qBittorrent was originally developed in March 2006 by Christophe Dumez, from the Université de technologie de Belfort-Montbéliard (University of Technology of Belfort-Montbeliard) in France.
Some of the features present in qBittorrent include:
- Bandwidth scheduler
- Bind all traffic to a specific interface
- Control over torrents, trackers and peers (Torrents queueing and prioritizing and Torrent content selection and prioritizing
- Cross-platform: Windows, Linux, macOS, FreeBSD, OS/2
- DHT, PeX, encrypted connections, LSD, UPnP, NAT-PMP port forwarding support, µTP, magnet links, private torrents
- IP filtering: file types eMule dat, or PeerGuardian
- Supports IPv6, but cannot use IPv4 and IPv6 at once
- Integrated RSS feed reader (with advanced download filters) and downloader
- Integrated torrent search engine (Simultaneous search in many Torrent search sites and Category-specific search requests (e.g. Books, Music, Software))
- Remote control through Secure Web User Interface
- Sequential downloading (Download in order)
- Super-seeding option
- Torrent creation tool
- Torrent queuing, filtering, and prioritizing
- Unicode support, available in ~70 languages
As of July 2017, SourceForge statistics indicate that the most popular qBittorrent version of all supported platforms, 81% of downloads, were for Windows computers.
Ghacks suggested qBittorrent as a great alternative to μTorrent, for anybody put off by recent changes made to μTorrent.
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- Martin Brinkmann (21 February 2012). "Looking For A uTorrent Alternative? Try qBittorrent". Ghacks. gHacks Technology News. Retrieved 17 December 2014.
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