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µTorrent 1.4.2 beta 435

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This may have been mentioned already, but I couldn't find it. I noticed that the "Stopped by Scheduler" message no longer appears when µTorrent is, well, stopped by the scheduler lol :D

But anyway, just wanna say thanks to Ludde for this awesome version. Quite a great job!

Ps. the speed problems I've reported before (in previous versions) have vanished. Just noticed that. Very very cool!

-Ares

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Oh, and just for curiousity's sake, is there a way to tell if encryption is being used with certain peers? Like an encryption flag? Cause that would be kind of cool :D

-Ares

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I usually follow the release notes for the most recent betas, but there is a problem with accessing the beta directory through the web page or was access to the beta directory removed??

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The upload speed decrease I reported earlier is gone. I was uploading at 70k. Then when using the latest beta with PEX and PHE (Enabled (all traffic))enabled, my speeds dropped down to 20-25k. Then they bounced around between 25k-50k. But it went back up to 70k after letting it run for about 5-15 min. Been running at 70k+ since midday yesterday. (70k is my upload cap that I set.)

I havent tried the latest beta for testing download speeds yet.

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That's probably because it has to re-establish the connections, and fails the encrypted handshake with most of the clients (so you get less transfer), so it takes longer to ramp up since it has to try again after failing.

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- Feature: Make torrent prioritized from add torrent window

What does that "High Priority" checkbox actually do ?

It doesn't change the "Bandwidth Allocation"...

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On the protocol encryption - Is there a real reason NOT to use it? I've skimmed the thread (Tried to find Azureus' docs on the subject but no luck there) but I'm still kinda confused.

It seems that some answers are "it creates additional overhead" but just as many are saying "the overhead is very minimal."

Is there any reasons other than the (however minimal) overhead not to enable it? And regarding the overhead, just how much, approximately, is expected?

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Because it can have potential issues and takes a lot longer to ramp up because not that many people have µTorrent beta 411. You should probably not use it until the stable release unless you're explicitly testing it, or are getting throttled...

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The main overhead is when you try to establish an encrypted outgoing connection but the peer you are connecting to doesn't support it. I originally imagined the handshake would fail very quickly and immediately fall back to the traditional protocol. That's not how it works. There is a significant delay before the connection is closed and retried without encryption. So if you are in a swarm with a bunch of other clients which don't support encryption, it will take you a good while to connect to them and start exchanging data.

At least that's how I interpreted what I saw when I tried it.

The ideal candidates for testing it out would be Shaw customers in Canada. From what I've heard they are severely shaped. But they gotta find some torrents populated with other people running the beta in order to derive any benefit.

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Shaw and Rogers both suck ass, according to most members here. And in my peer tab, I see almost exclusively Rogers when I'm downloading/uploading to a Canadian. There's just no way of contacting them, of course. Maybe someone with one of these ISP's needs to create a "Calling all screwed over peeps" thread... :/

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- Fix: Improved autoload so it waits a bit if the file hasn't fully been written to disk yet.

This was my bug report' date=' so fixing it makes me feel extremely happy. Good work!!! :D[/quote']

Not even close to beeing first, Ludde only gave your report more attention! :P

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Shaw and Rogers both suck ass, according to most members here. And in my peer tab, I see almost exclusively Rogers when I'm downloading/uploading to a Canadian. There's just no way of contacting them, of course. Maybe someone with one of these ISP's needs to create a "Calling all screwed over peeps" thread... :/

I agree, I'm on telus. Everything's good except the speeds are terribly slow (relatively speaking). I've heard Shaw's worse.

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To prevent people like you snooping around. :P

Beta builds are supposed to be released when Ludde feels they're "stable" enough, and he can't do that if people constantly try out new builds and report constant crashes. :/

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I've noticed the ''remove and'' -> delete .torrent + data, doesn't work properly

When you've downloaded a torrent, that makes a directory on your harddrive...the delete function deletes only the data and the .torrent file.. not the directory.

Is that a bug or a ''new'' feature:P

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Yes, we know it's a bug already.

And it's really better to have the read cache off. Unless you got >1GB of RAM or something. :/

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is it possible to add a new flag for peers obtained through pex, like there is for DHT?

Yeah that would be nice. Also if a peer is using PHE ;)

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- Feature: Make torrent prioritized from add torrent window

What does that "Make Highest Priority" checkbox actually do ?

It doesn't change the "Bandwidth Allocation"...

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The change log for the latest beta says "Change: Don't download first/last piece of a file first. Can be re-enabled." I've been looking in the options for how to turn this back on but I couldn't find it yet. Any help? Thanks.

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