qBittorrent 4.5.0: Open source client with innovations starts faster


The open-source bit torrent client qBittorrent, which is still regularly downloaded from ComputerBase's download area, has received many new features and error corrections in the latest version 4.5.0. In addition, the free client for the BitTorrent file-sharing protocol starts faster with many connections.

Fast start and advanced port-forwarding

Serving as an alternative to the official BitTorrent client for the network protocol of the same name, the qBittorrent client is an open-source, fast and lightweight app with an easy-to-use and user-friendly interface that is now said to load even faster, even when there are many simultaneous connections to different torrents .

The release notes of version 4.5.0 for Windows, macOS and Linux list the following innovations, optimizations and bug fixes.

qBittorrent 4.5.0 – Highlights

  • New icons
  • New color themes
  • Fast start with many connections
  • Support for custom SMTP ports
  • Port forwarding for embedded tracker
  • Filename filter and blacklist
  • Keyboard navigation

In addition, the developers have made improvements in the area of ​​metadata collection and dropped the 32-bit client and are now concentrating exclusively on the 64-bit version. The obligatory bug fixes that accompany each new release address almost all areas of the app.

File sharing is still a topic today< /h2>

The more than 600 comments on a Sunday question on the subject of P2P and file sharing show that the topic is still of interest to some readers today. Around 13.4 percent of the more than 4,300 participants in a survey have used the BitTorrent protocol as well as corresponding networks and clients at least once.

Which P2P client do you have at the time used?

  • eMule 40.6%
  • Napster 10.0%
  • LimeWire 9.6%
  • BitTorrent 13.4%
  • Morpheus 1.4 %
  • eDonkey 7.3 %
  • Kazaa 13.2 %
  • …another client 4.5%

4,350 participants  +  830 abstentions  •  Final result

Download on ComputerBase

qBittorrent 4.5.0, which relies on the open-source GUI toolkit Qt and the free program library libtorrent, can be downloaded as usual from the ComputerBase download area directly below this message. The BitComet client, which is also linked, is available as an alternative.

The editors would like to thank the community for the information that led to this message.


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