joshace

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  1. Most of the torrents I load into Utorrent are downloaded in minutes. But there are a few that take hours, days, weeks, and some that don't ever complete. They begin to clutter up the screen with "dead" files. I don't want to delete them, because I want to keep track of them, so that I might get the file I want from another site, or an upgraded version, etc. I was going to suggest that Utorrent added a new feature to tag such files, so that they don't appear with all the rest of the torrents and clutter up the screen... BUT I found that such a feature ALREADY EXISTS! Just tag those files as "HIDDEN", and they won't be removed, yet won't clutter up the rest of your screen! VOILA!
  2. Often, my files get set to "FINISHED" instead of to "SEEDING" I have to highlight the files I wish to seed, and click on "FORCE START". I don't know why some files automatically seed and don't seed. It seems random.
  3. I don't know that there is a maximum... I have 6166 loaded at the moment.
  4. joshace

    3.5.x Beta

    I have 3.5.5 45365 installed.. and it crashes every 30 minutes or less. I upgraded to 3.5.5 45397 (which seems to have removed TronTV) and that crashes even MORE often. I've got terabytes of empty hard drive space and the maximum RAM there is for my computer which is 128GB - I never even come close to running out of RAM. However, I constantly get "Windows is unable to allocate memory" errors from Utorrent (and BitTorrent) but no other program on my computer ever has that problem. There is a big nasty problem with Utorrent and Bittorrent that exists and is being ignored. I have tried Qbittorrent which is a ripoff clone of Utorrent/Bittorrent... and it never crashes. I am getting to the point of switching from Utorrent to another program... which I do NOT want to do. I have looked at the peers lists of my torrents.. and see an increasing number of people using bittorrent, qbittorrent, libtorrent, and transmission instead of Utorrent.
  5. joshace

    3.5.x Beta

    I spotted a problem, but after restarting, the problem vanished.
  6. joshace

    3.5.x Beta

    a long time ago.. utorrent came bundled with a load of embedded games. I didn't mind that, but most other people hated it. The only other torrent client that I would suggest people use is Bittorrent, which is made by the same company and 100% clone of Utorrent, but is coded differently. I use bittorrent to download / leech files, then autosave the torrent files to a directory which utorrent automatically loads the completed torrents.. and utorrent uploads / seeds the files.
  7. joshace

    3.5.x Beta

    My guess is that an html video player was removed? I'm just guessing.
  8. joshace

    3.5.x Beta

    3.6.6.4481? Where did you get that? It must be an alpha? I'm now running beta 3.5.4.44809 My updates.dat file is only 1,861 in size. What is that file for? Would there be any reason not to delete it? From what I can see.. it's just a log of installs with no function at all.
  9. My Utorrent pane suddently went from 2 panes to one.. and I did every trick in the book to fix it, including deleting the settings.dat file and regenerating the default.  That didn't fix it. 

    What DID fix it was downloading Rafi's settings. dat file.   That fixed the problem and also improved other things quite a bit.  I am now tweaking Rafis settings to suit my own needs. 

    What puzzles me is.. I have no idea what settings are in Rafi's settings.dat file that make it work right.  I don't see anything about pane controls.  I have seen dozens of people posting about the same problem for years.  

    I would like to know how to fix that problem instead of having to replace my settings with a transfusion of Rafi's settings. 

    1. rafi

      rafi

      Glad to hear it helped you. Screenshot (including menu->options)? Usually F4->F7 control the panes. Two monitors setup can sometimes be an issue...

    2. joshace

      joshace

      Thanks for the tips, but it wasn't any of that.  

      One of these days I will compare the defective settings.dat file with the one you posted.  You made some other improvements in the appearance that I can't find in the settings.  I backed up the defective one.  I think my cat screwed up the settings when he was stomping on my keyboard.  

      One setting you have set, which I did not like is that torrents don't start downloading automatically.  

    3. rafi

      rafi

      >One setting you have set, which I did not like is that torrents don't start downloading automatically.  

      I like that  since I start them automatically using RSS downloader or using Medusa TV app . But I think you might be right, it is better to set to auto-run for other users. I'll make a note to change it on that file... 

       

  10. joshace

    3.5.x Beta

    The problem with the ads in the free-ad version is fixed again in 3.5 build 43534.. which is curious.. because it's the same build. The program didn't change, but the ads stopped popping up. I love utorrent.. and the charge to get the ad-free version is well worth it (when it works)... however, that ad engine makes the "free" version essentially "crippleware". There is no reason why those ads should take up 57% of my cpu and 700 megs of memory. It should be less than 1% of cpu.. and at most 1 meg of memory.
  11. joshace

    3.5.x Beta

    I'm running Utorrent Ad-Free 3.5 build 43534 32-bit.. and the ads have returned again.. Webhelper (utorrentie.exe) is the ad generator, and I've seen it take up to 57% of the CPU and 800 megs of memory. That is outrageous. See attached snip.