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  1. joshace

    Not downloading - Fixed!

    I've had problems with Utorrent for several months in that it was not downloading files (although it uploaded / seeded them fine). I'm using version 3.5.4 build 44846 For some reason, it now downloads fine again. When it wasn't downloading, I used bittorrent to download with. But there is another mystery. Bittorrent and Utorrent are virtually identical - however Utorrent uploads much faster. I have the exact same settings on both.
  2. I'm trying to ask on the Brave forum now... they don't seem to give very good answers. I think I figured out how to do it.. which makes sense... In OTHER browsers, when a torrent file is clicked on, it automatically ask you to SAVE it - and when you click on the saved file, it brings up Utorrent. With BRAVE, when a torrent file is clicked on, it gives you the option of STARTING it or SAVING it. Pick SAVE and then click on the saved file. If you click on START.. BRAVE uses it's own primitive torrent client to load the torrent and attempt to download the file. So, just ignore the START button and click on SAVE
  3. Yes.. utorrent is still set to be associated with torrents - and works that way with Opera, Chrome, Firefox, and Edge... But BRAVE is still grabbing those torrents instead of handing them over to Utorrent.
  4. Brave dot com is a great new browser, but it "intercepts" torrents and tries to download them itself. The idea is that anybody can now access torrents without having to install 3rd party software or set anything up. The bad thing is, the Brave torrent client sucks! How can I get Brave to work with Utorrent?
  5. 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.
  6. joshace

    3.5.x Beta

    My guess is that an html video player was removed? I'm just guessing.
  7. 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.
  8. Running utorrent 3.54 44793 One of the completed torrents in my list could not be removed, nor removed with data, etc. I couldn't re-check it either. Force-start, start, none of the typical tricks fixed it. Shutting down the program and restarting usually fixes such quirks, but even that didn't work this time. The ultimate solution was to highlight the name in my list, and change the name.. THEN it allowed me to remove it. Odd quirk!
  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.