uTorrent is my favorite torrent client. It’s simple, light weight and yet very powerful torrent based P2P client. To be frank I have been so satisfied that I never tried other torrent client. uTorrent 2 beta has been released and I could not wait to get my hands on it. Moreover, I wanted to test it out so as to help the developers with bugs etc. One of the biggest changes in uTorrent 2 is support for UDP tracker, which should significantly reduce the load at the tracker end. Following are some of the features of uTorrent 2:
- UDP trackers are a different protocol for tracker communication that uses significantly less processing power on the tracker end. It’s important for us to support this because trackers have limited resources, so this should allow them to support many more users with their current hardware and not crash under the load.
- uTP is an alternative communication method for BitTorrent traffic that allows the client to automatically regulate its bandwidth usage to avoid adversely impacting your internet connection. This will allow you or other users on the network to download their torrents without killing your connection without any additional setup required.
- The transfer cap settings were added in response to various users who have ISP-mandated caps on how much data they can download/upload in a month. Now you can track your usage in MB (with a handy graph to visualize it) and even configure µTorrent to stop torrenting once the limits are exceeded. Currently, you can configure the time interval, the data cap and whether it should stop based on only download, upload, or both combined.
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Note: As this is beta release it’ll have bugs so use it at your own risk.