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  1. Have the sites actually blacklisted (banned) uTorrent 3.0, or is it just that they haven't updated their whitelists to allow that build of uTorrent yet? There's a difference... If they've explicitly blacklisted uTorrent, the best place to find out why would be on the torrent sites: some sites that use blacklists include the reason a client is blacklisted as part of its entry on the list. Or they may have posted an announcement or forum comment explaining the issue. If the sites are just slow updating their whitelists, patience is usually best: give them time to add the new version. If it seems to be taking an unusual amount of time, check the forums or announcements to see if they've posted an explanation, and maybe post asking what the holdup is. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Your best bet is to check the sites you use to see whether or not they allow uTorrent 3.0 yet. To me, it's more likely a problem with slow updating of whitelists than sites actually banning the new version. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Slow updating of whilelists on tracker sites is one reason I usually wait a while before updating to new releases of uTorrent; it's a pain to update and then discover that half my torrents are dead because the trackers won't accept my client. (The other reason I usually wait to upgrade is to let the the rest of you do the beta testing of the 'final release versions'...)
  2. Why ? I am using it since forever now... Me too. When did this feature become broken? It broke in µTorrent 2.2.1, as several of us pointed out in the 2.2.1 release thread. The bug is that µTorrent sometimes doesn't remove the !ut extension when a file has been completely downloaded. If you notice it, you can do a 'Force recheck', which will fix the file extension, but it's still a major nuisance. (Apparently the bug only affects multi-file torrents; single-file torrents don't seem to be affected.) Now I'm wondering: does Firon's comment mean they broke it in 2.2.1 and still haven't bothered to fix it in 3.0, or does it mean there's some new bug in the !ut feature that most of us don't know about? Personally, this is pretty frustrating: for me, the !ut feature is very useful and important to the way I use µTorrent.
  3. I'm running into the same problem too: 1. uTorrent's 'Status' coluumn shows an 'Error: The system cannot find the file specified' for a torrent. 2. The logger tab has a line: [2011-04-02 21:35:07] Error opening "G:\__uTorrent\In progress\XXXX\XXX_082.jpg": (Actually, three lines of the same entry.) 3. In the directory with the torrent's files, I have a file "G:\__uTorrent\In progress\XXXX\XXX_082.jpg.!ut" 4. On the 'Files' tab for the torrent, it shows the above file as being 100% complete. However, as noted above, the file on my hard drive still has the '!ut' extension. Basically, the same thing w000t showed in his screenshot. To me, it looks like the rename function that removes the '!ut' extension once a file completes downloading is failing intermittently. I don't remember seeing this problem before, so apparently something got broken in the 2.2.1 release. ------------------------- I just did a 'force recheck' on that torrent, and that removed the '!ut' extension from the copy of the file on my hard drive, so I should be able to keep downloading the torrent for a while (at least, until the next time this @%#@# bug happens). This happened before to the same torrent earlier today, but then I just did a force recheck without really looking at the details carefully. This is the first torrent with a large number of files I've downloaded since I switched to 2.2.1, and if I have to hand-hold uTorrent with frequent 'force rechecks' it's going to be pretty frustrating. So I hope you can please undo whatever you did that caused this to break. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Just in case somebody out there cares: it just did it again!!!!!
  4. Sorry if I was harsh; I was just startled when I suddenly realized you and I were talking about two different icons.
  5. Thank you very much! For listening, and for the quick change. Now I just have to wait for some tracker errors to see how well this works. Huh??????? What the heck does any of this discussion have to do with the status bar? Read the two change log entries, my posts on this, Firon's posts, and a couple of other people's posts: I don't remember anybody (except you) bringing up the status bar in this discusion. (I think I may have said 'green' icon when it would have been more precise to say 'green/blue/grey' icon, but I didn't think it would cause confusion.)
  6. rafi, The comment about DHT was just tossed out as a possibility that might be useful for fine tuning the behavior for public trackers. My concern is getting back the old behavior of the status icon (or something similar) for private trackers, because a different colored icon is a lot more noticeable than one different text string in the middle of a whole bunch of text strings in the status column. When a private tracker goes down, you need to know as soon as it happens. If you don't notice until you've also lost all the peers, it's too late. All you can do is wait for the tracker to come back up and hope it didn't lose any of your torrents when it crashed. Your suggestion of a different icon for tracker failures sounds fine to me; I just don't want a green icon telling me "everything's OK" when there's actually a problem I need to try to deal with.
  7. To be honest, I'd forgotten about that column; it's enabled now. But with anything more than a handful of torrents listed, trying to spot error messages in that is a pain in the neck. Plus, it wastes display space to do what the red status icon did much better. My experience over the last four years using uTorrent is very different from what you're describing. For me, if that icon stays red for more than a minute or two, it usually means something's wrong and I need to deal with it while I still have peers. It's very rare for that icon to stay red if there's not an actual problem. I think the difference in our experience is that 95% or more of my torrents come from private trackers. I get very few torrents from public trackers, and I usually leave DHT disabled unless I need it for a public torrent that's having trouble finding peers. Rather than looking at public versus private, how about going by whether or not DHT is enabled for the torrent? That would automatically cover private torrents, plus public torrents that have DHT turned off. That way, if DHT is enabled, people wouldn't have false alarms from the red icon as long as they have peers, but users with private torrents or public torrents with DHT disabled would be warned of problems immediately so they could take appropriate action. ------------------------- Originally, I was going to suggest including an advanced option so users could select whichever behavior (old or new) for the status option worked best for them. However, if it could be coded to automatically select the appropriate behavior for each torrent based on either the status of DHT or the private/public flag, that would be even better.
  8. I really wish I'd commented on this change as soon as I noticed it... To me, this is an absolutely horrible change, and I honestly can't understand why you'd change the program to hide problems from the user. Personally, when something breaks, I want to know right away so I can start doing something about it. Here are two types of real-life situations I run into occasionally where not getting that red icon right away would cause me problems: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. I'm downloading a torrent and the tracker goes down for an extended period, or loses the torrent due to a crash or some other reason. Getting that red icon right away, while I still have peers, lets me take action to improve my chances to finish downloading the torrent even without the assistance of the tracker. I can give the torrent maximum bandwidth, shut down other torrents to free up more bandwidth for the orphaned torrent, etc. If it's not a private torrent, I can also enable DHT to try and get more peers to improve my chances of getting it downloaded. But if I don't get that red icon until I've lost all the peers, it's probably too late and I might wind up not being able to finish downloading a torrent that I could have finished successfully if I'd known about the problem as soon as it happened. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2. Some of the trackers I use are pretty good about keeping their torrents up to date, and replace them with new versions as they become available. If I get the red icon right away, I can go to the tracker site, get the new version, and get back to downloading and then seeding right away. If I don't get the red icon until I lose all the peers, I may waste a good bit of time and bandwidth downloading an outdated version before I know to start on the new one. (And if a lot of other people are using the same version of uTorrent, there's likely to be a whole bunch of us sitting there fat, dumb, and happy with lots of peers and no idea we're wasting time on a dead torrent.) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- I really don't like software that hides problems and tries to pretend everything' s just fine, especially when knowing about the problem right away might allow the user to successfully deal with the problem but hiding the problem could put the user in a position where they're unable to download a torrent.
  9. This. None of the private trackers I'm on white list by build number. It's all `Yes' date=' 2.2 is cool but not 2.2.1` etc. I would petition your site admins to be a little more flexible and fix their shit.[/quote'] Some of the official release µTorrent builds have had bugs that caused problems for trackers or other clients in swarms; for example, some of the officially released µTorrent 2.04 builds were buggy. So I can understand why some sites blacklist/whitelist clients by build numbers: just because a µTorrent version is officially released, that doesn't mean all the builds of that release are reliable.
  10. Your first two sentances explain the 'why' for the third sentance... Some trackers only allow official release versions of clients, not alpha or beta versions, because of the potential for bugs that can affect other users or even the trackers.
  11. I guess I misunderstood just how severe a problem iycgtptyarvg was encountering. I know from experience that other programs, including Windows Explorer, sometimes will hang for a while when deleting large numbers of files, and that's what I thought this was about. Sorry about that.
  12. This is not a bug in µTorrent , and it's not even behavior that's unique to µTorrent: the same thing sometimes happens in other programs when deleting an extremely large number of files. In the future, instead of killing the process, be patient and let the computer finish doing what you told it to do. Or just don't try deleting so many files all at once. Keep in mind that when you delete a file from your hard drive, Windows has to update data structures on the drive to mark the file as deleted and to mark the space occupied by the file as available for use by other files. This has to be done one file at a time, which will take a while if an extremely large number of files is involved. As far as the computer becoming unresponsive while all this is going on, yell at Microsoft, not the folks who develop µTorrent .
  13. Auto-update finally kicked in for me; no idea if somebody fixed somethhing or it was just the right phase of the moon. One issue I noticed (that I don't remember seeing in this thread): After the auto-update, when µTorrent 2.2 started up, I got a pop-up with something about "unable to start installer" (or updater?) , with a message that I needed to download from the web site and install manually. µTorrent 2.2 seems to be working fine, and when I checked the preferences all the settings looked normal, so I decided not to download and manually reinstall. Is ignoring that message OK, or do I really need to download and install µTorrent 2.2 manually over top of the auto-update to µTorrent 2.2 that seems to be working fine?
  14. I know how to update manually. I was hoping that more reports of the auto-update not working might inspire somebody to figure out what the problem was and fix it. (I'm sure there are a fair number of people who don't check this site very often and depend on the auto-update to get new versions.) Besides, from following this thread I'm a little dubious about how ready 2.2 is fro prime time: I'll need to configure a boss key (which I have no use for) so I don't have to reboot my computer when the taskbar icon disappears?
  15. http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/5930/71583411.png yep' date=' I'm really curious what's wrong[/quote'] Same problem here.... I got µt 2.0.4 (22150) on win7 x64 pro. Same here... 2.0.4, build 22967, Win7 64-bit Ultimate