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  1. Just like the torrent sites that continually go down, there WILL be other clients to rise - one just hasn't because, until now, it wasn't really needed.

    So, if you move forward with this, you *WILL* get one of three results - 1) people will remain on an older version, 2) SOMEONE *WILL* find a way to block the ads, 3) SOMEONE *WILL* develop a new client that does what the "old" uT did.

    This is what happens when a COMPANY buys out a good program - happens EVERY time.

    What I used to get from torrents, I now get from the novel new idea called usenet. ;) They have been there all along, I just didn't know the right newsgroup.

    Don't know what you mean by rise, but if you mean become the most used. Maybe.

    I have used several including Vuze, Transmission, KTorrent, qBittorrent, and uTorrent for Linux. All do what I need a torrent client to do, download, seed the torrent, and be secure. That is all they need to do.

    As far as ads go I would just ignore them.

  2. So you are willing to give access to your hard drive' date=' to other users, so they can "Query torrent file contents", if you already have the .torrent file?[/quote']

    If I click OK at the AT dialog, won't it somehow load the torrent contents anyway? (and show it at the Files tab) Why can't this be done at the AT dialog, before clicking OK?

    Because YOU don't have the .torrent file.

    Magnet links though are just links, they have no files associated with them just data.


  3. I agree that a button at the AT dialog would be the best option. Something like "Query torrent file contents" button.

    I'm glad to see that A LOT of people feel annoyed by the current implementation too.

    So you are willing to give access to your hard drive, to other users, so they can "Query torrent file contents", if you already have the .torrent file?

    If not, where are they going to "Query torrent file contents" from?

    The torrent host site isn't going to provide it. That is the reason for the switch to magnet links.

    You click on the magnet link, the first peers get the .torrent from the original seed, then others get it from them, and it is passed along until everyone is happily downloading, and hopefully uploading after they have the completed file(s).

  4. bump!

    When using magnet, it would be nice if the Add Torrent dialogue would grab the torrent info and populate dialogue/treeview info if i choose to wait for it.

    Where are you going to grab the torrent info from?

    Do you want someone else entering the .torrent files stored on your hard drive, to extract that information, so they can populate that data?

    Wait for the magnet link to get the. torrent downloaded to your computer. Safer that way, in my opinion.