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µTorrent 3.0 is here with a slew of improvements and new features! The major features are streaming of music and videos, as well as µTorrent Web, a new encrypted WebUI that requires no configuration! Check it out: https://web.utorrent.com/

We've added other exciting new features to this version: torrent ratings; easy sharing of files (just drag and drop!), streaming, portable mode, and a brand-new simplified view. We've also touched up and streamlined the main view of the client to make it easier to use.

A more detailed write-up of all the new features is available on the BitTorrent Blog.

Download the new version now!

Release Highlights:

  • µTorrent Web for zero-conf, secure remote access
  • Torrent Ratings
  • Drop files to send
  • Streaming
  • Webseeding fixes
  • Portable mode (when run in standalone mode off a removable drive)
  • Simplified view

Known Issues

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-- 2011-11-16: Version 3.0 Stable (build 26473)

- Fix: fixed incorrect teredo MTU assumption

- Fix: fix bug where the rating was not bound-checked in the comments tab

-- 2011-10-20: Version 3.0 Stable (build 25824)

- Fix: Hang writing partfile for multifile torrent containing a file > 4GB

-- 2011-10-18: Version 3.0 Stable (build 25806)

- Change: replace find content with featured content

-- 2011-10-06: Version 3.0 Stable (build 25756)

- Fix: small fix for µTorrent Remote

-- 2011-09-20: Version 3.0 Stable (build 25683)

- Fix: Fix sorting on save directory column

- Fix: issue where invalid comment messages could add any number of stars in a torrent rating

- Change: don't show balloon tip when loading torrents with errors on startup

-- 2011-08-25: Version 3.0 Stable (build 25583)

- Fix: webUI bug after /proxy request

- Fix: comment sorting drop down layout issue in ratings tab

- Change: don't show balloon tip when adding torrent from copydata message

- Fix: DHT responses would sometimes be invalid

- Fix: Allow non-english surveys

- Fix: shutdown hang when deleting torrents

-- 2011-07-18: Version 3.0 Stable (build 25460)

- Change: enable speed graph by default

- Change: change default window size to fit all default columns

-- 2011-07-14: Version 3.0 Stable (build 25454)

- Change: Fixed bundling with filenames that contain semicolons

- Change: don't show bundle launch notification if show_notify is false

- Fix: Start uT with /MINIMIZED option and "Start Minimized" on Windows Startup now work correctly.

- Fix: /HIDE in cmd line starts uT in Boss Mode

-- 2011-07-08: Version 3.0 Stable (build 25440)

- Fix: fix erroneous error messages about saving resume.dat

- Fix: fix possible crash on auto-updates

- Fix: fixed race condition when cancelling a btapp download

- Fix: fixed possible crash when uninstalling apps

- Fix: Multitorrent bundling now works. Fixes crash.

- Fix: Search Bar - "Manage Search Provides" now links to "Preferences > Advanced > Ui Extras"

- Change: Seeding tasks now show ETA of infinity

-- 2011-06-28: Version 3.0 Stable (build 25422)

- Change: Add a tray notification for utorrent launching a bundle.

- Feature: Enable pairing from LAN IP ranges, to enable LAN streaming.

- Change: disk I/O optimization

- Fix: installing from tmp dir

-- 2011-06-23: Version 3.0 Stable (build 25406)

- No changes from RC8

(Thank you to the alpha/beta communities for your dedicated testing and commitment to this product! We all appreciate it.) :)

-- 2011-06-21: Version 3.0 RC8 (build 25406)

- Fix: RSS feed names would have the URL in the sidebar

- Fix: fix systray icon issue when close-to-tray is set and not always-show-tray-icon

(Note: The update notification for beta testers listed this update as RC7 in error, though the build number was proper)

-- 2011-06-20: Version 3.0 RC7 (build 25400)

- Fix: dropzone render issue when hiding sidebar buttons and category list

-- 2011-06-17: Version 3.0 RC6 (build 25395)

- Fix: remove utorrent appdata directory on uninstall if requested

- Fix: wrapping the streaming player path in quotes...necessary in xp

for paths with spaces

- Fix: optimize CPU usage for rendering minified torrent list

- Fix: make sure the drop zone never overlaps with the toolbar

- Change: show percent done for stopped torrents

- Change: configurable maximum read size when seeding [diskio.cahce_stripe]

- Fix: fix playback column sorting

- Change: update icons with higher resolution versions for win7

- Fix: Save Settings immediately after install in 'no-copy' mode

('Install uTorrent in' is unchecked)

-- 2011-06-13: Version 3.0 RC5 (build 25377)

- Fix: fix rating column interaction

- Fix: compose the name of a magnet link as utf-8

- Fix: fix sidebar toolbar and detail pane chevron

- Change: Enable URLs that redirect to magnet links for bundles and add torrent URL

- Change: Default sort order in Peers tab is now downloaded bytes

<Note: I had duplicated the changelog (thanks Adam and Osmosis for the head's up) so I've deleted the part of this that you can also find immediately below.>

-- 2011-06-03: Version 3.0 RC4 (build 25345)

- Fix: prevent name editing (F2) in minified mode

- Fix: Report 64-bit architecture in all cases, so that we choose the proper autoupdate path

- Fix: Don't crash when downloading a large torrent, quickly with small piece size

- Fix: Selecting the last torrent when utorrent is bogged down and removing a torrent

- Fix: More space for translations in Ratings tab

- Fix: data is invalid errors when using partfile

- Fix: Don't disable "Uploaded:" in stats area of Transfer cap pane in Preferences

- Change: Added advanced option: gui.enable_sidebar_buttons

- Fix: stats calculation frequency issue ("flat-line" speed graph)

- Fix: Files would be permanently deleted when "Delete to trash" option was selected

- Fix: Play / Stream button would disappear

-- 2011-05-25: Version 3.0 RC3 (build 25327)

- Change: health bar is green now

- Fix: crashes

- Fix: µTorrent can hang if checking thousands of torrents

-- 2011-05-23: Version 3.0 RC2 (build 25317)

- Change: Layout in Info tab is now more compact

- Fix: Restore tooltips for buttons in right toolbar

- Fix: Don't show epoch time value for "Completed On" in Info tab

- Fix: "Completed" column would show "Added" time with gui.use_fuzzy_dates = false

-- 2011-05-19: Version 3.0 RC (build 25309)

- Change: Stop color button green -> red

- Change: fixed autoload directory

- Change: updated default skin colors

- Feature: Add %K to running commands on torrent events, to specify the kind of a torrent (multi file/single file)

- Fix: fix potential freeze on startup with lots of streamable torrents

- Change: Display build number and platform in titlebar for alpha/beta builds

-- 2011-05-18: Version 3.0 beta (build 25303)

- Change: torrents added by apps are now labelled with the apps name

- Fix: transfer cap bug which would always compare to download+upload

- Change: updated spinner animation when adding torrents in apps and loading resume state

- Change: Honor no-buffering properly in hash jobs

- Change: Allow double clicking incomplete files in files tab

- Change: Adding an optional hidden label. Any torrent given the hidden label won't be displayed anywhere but in the label sidebar entries. This includes not showing up in All.

- Fix: fixed issue when creating multifile torrents and starting them where the save directory would be incorrectly set

- Change: Add advanced setting gui.enable_comments to disable sending or receiving comments.

- Change: ratings_enable to gui.enable_ratings.

-- 2011-05-11: Version 3.0 beta (build 25277)

- Fix: open containing folder was broken

-- 2011-05-10: Version 3.0 beta (build 25274)

- Fix: send to friend dialog

- Fix: windows/context menus would go black

- Change: new icons

- Fix: Hiding Playback column would cause visual issues on Win7

-- 2011-05-05: Version 3.0 beta (build 25252)

- Fix: crash while auto-updating older 3.0 versions

- Fix: crash after dismissing the welcome window

- Fix: Make sure torrents switch over to "ready to stream" mode automatically

- Fix: Don't cause download directories to be modified while we're seeding.

-- 2011-05-02: Version 3.0 beta (build 25234)

- Fix: When user chooses "prioritize by file order", start downloading files

- Fix: torrent renaming (F2) was broken

- Fix: don't change selection for torrent filter when minimizing sidebar

- Fix: Empty rows in minified view would flash with the column select color (grey)

- Change: Added "gui.use_fuzzy_dates" advanced preference for Added/Completed dates

- Fix: RSS Feeds node was not re-expanded across restarts

-- 2011-04-27: Version 3.0 beta (build 25233)

- Fix: fixed flickering welcome or find pane item in sidebar

- Change: mitigate sporadic GUI freezes by saving RSS state asynchronously

- Change: eliminate start-up delay by loading torrents asynchronously

-- 2011-04-26: Version 3.0 beta (build 25229)

- Change: Restore no_zero behaviour for hash file jobs. If you enable no_zero, you may experience "File checks do not truncate files, leave trailing garbage"

- Change: make resume data save interval configurable and change default to 2 minutes

- Fix: various web seeding bugs (redirect, url encoding)

- Fix: crash when using the webui

- Change: updated look of error message when failing to download an app

-- 2011-04-19: Version 3.0 beta (build 25220)

- Fix: crashes

-- 2011-04-19: Version 3.0 beta (build 25217)

- Fix: various web seeding bugs (redirect, url encoding)

- Fix: crash when using the webui

-- 2011-04-14: Version 3.0 alpha (build 25207)

- Fix: Clicking from Getting Started to Find Content after watching a video now works

-- 2011-04-13: Version 3.0 alpha (build 25199)

- Fix: Allow user to show/hide "Has Header" column in files tab.

- Fix: bugs in web remote cache and pairing apps

- Change: Refactor visibility code. Make utorrent and bittorrent visible

when launched, but mirror last state at startup.

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Hideous ?

That's a bit rude, don't u think.?

After all, it's a beta. The focus has to be on functionality at that stage.

I'm sure that, once the code is sorted out, you'll get your eye candy.

What I'd like to know, though, is where the trackers and their add/remove feature has gone.

But one has to admit, it must be coded well, given the file size.

Other torrent apps are much bigger and have less features.

Some even require a JVM

But then again, Java runs everywhere - uTorrent doesn't. (yet)

There's uTorrent for OS X, which is essentially BSD, but no version for *Nix - Why ?.

Please make my day and port your Aqua code to EFL, QT or GTK.

It's not that hard - send me the source and I'll do it for you.


There are torrent sites that offer streaming.

The old Empornium.us did that. MayItRestInPeace

You could watch what you are downloading and then decide if it was actually worth it.

The site has to support it.

If it doesn't, there's always VLC and Xine.

They can play partially downloaded files and just skip missing parts.

A feature well known to aMule / eMule users.

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Hideous ?

That's a bit rude, don't u think.?

After all, it's a beta. The focus has to be on functionality at that stage.

I'm sure that, once the code is sorted out, you'll get your eye candy.

What I'd like to know, though, is where the trackers and their add/remove feature has gone.

You can re-add the trackers tab and any other tabs by just right clicking.

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with 25220 keeps ban myself

[2011-04-20 12:53:47] Got Teredo Address: 2001:0:4137:9e76:3008:26b1:8e03:867e

[2011-04-20 12:53:48] XXXXXXXX): Banning peer: same peer id as existing peer

[2011-04-20 12:53:50] XXXXXXXX): Banning peer: same peer id as existing peer

[2011-04-20 12:53:50] [uTP](XXXXXXXX): Banning peer: same peer id as existing peer

[2011-04-20 12:53:50] Banning peer: same peer id as existing peer

[2011-04-20 12:53:51] [uTP](XXXXXXXX): Banning peer: same peer id as existing peer

[2011-04-20 12:53:56] [uTP](XXXXXXXX]): Banning peer: same peer id as existing peer

[2011-04-20 12:53:58] [2001:0:4137:9e76:3008:26b1:8e03:867e]:62640(XXXXXXXX): Banning peer: same peer id as existing peer

[2011-04-20 12:54:03] [uTP](XXXXXXXX): Banning peer: same peer id as existing peer

[2011-04-20 12:54:04] Banning peer: same peer id as existing peer

[2011-04-20 12:54:06] [uTP](XXXXXXXX): Banning peer: same peer id as existing peer

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Hey, guy. Let me tell you: I don't like new things. I'm the kind of guy who, if there's a major change to a program he really likes and uses all the time, opens an account on the forums just to say he wishes they'd change it back. Hell, I think I've done it here. I don't make any apologies for that, I just wanted to give you some perspective when I say: I like this new thing.

I wasn't sure at first, but once I figured out I could bring back [and remove] tabs, once I really started looking at everything it could do, I gotta tell you: I'm pretty happy. Streaming via sequential piece downloads is something I've been wondering for years why no one does; I get that there are concerns about what that does to availability, but file-level prioritization has been done for years without significant harm. There's a lot that can be done with algorithms to optimize this feature, too; looking forward to seeing what comes of this.

Anyway, this is my long-winded way of saying: good on you. If this is the first beta, I can't imagine what the final release will be like.

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@ Kestral71 - It's a minimalist's client. It is supposed to small and quick. Adding bloated and flashy UIs is rather against this idea. That having been said, the UI is pretty damn good.

@ XxP2P25xX - Check your stream options, it allows streaming to a bunch of different clients. It worked for me with VLC, so I am going to suggest user error at this point and stop searching for the black box.

@ Firon - I think that may be something worth letting people know on a grander scale. I have been using the Alpha for months and was a little confused when the tabs all disappeared, I expect a lot of your users will be if you don't let them know.

Overall I think this new client is very nice.

I'm impressed with being able to leave it downloading all day on my media server, and having it auto throttle when it detects network activity. This means I can torrent all day without pissing off my family.

I also like the remote webUI. I must admit I hate the apps and think it was a silly idea, but I used to hate Cherry Coke as well >.>

We shall see, either way congrats to Firon et all for the progression from Alpha to Beta :)

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Hello, guys. A few issues with the latest 3.0 beta 25220.

1) The RSS Feeds list is not expanded the next time I restart μTorrent. (also reported above by thebign)

2) The /MINIMIZED switch does not work anymore.

3) The Options page keeps opening in the Remote tab and doesn't remember the previous tab like it did in the previous versions.

4) It would be nice if we could move the tabs around, for example the Files tab so that it's like it was in the previous versions.

5) The help file needs to be updated with the new advanced options.

EDIT: About #2, it seems the switch is removed from the registry but if I manually run utorrent /minimized it starts minimized. So something is broken here.

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Is there any option to show detailed info at the "added on" column?

I mean like before, with the exact date and hour and not this "over a year ago" etc


and is it possible to change the line spacing? Even on full hd monitor i need to scroll too much compared to the old version...

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@ravna, @articuno1au:

I'm all for minimalist UI - I hate busy UI more than even this dog's dinner. I used the word 'hideous' instead of the word I wanted to use which is, 'vomitous'.

What I truly despise is the general design of the icons; the large square blocky look and feel with truly awful colour choices make an otherwise excellent piece of software look like something someone put together with icons drawn in MSPaint. Someone needs to teach the devs how to create minimalist UI and/or they need to provide a way to COMPLETELY reskin the app so that all trace of the current ugliness can be removed by third party skins.

I really do find the current UI so offensive that I've been using other torrent clients. One just has to check the forums to find that I'm not alone - the outcry against this UI was immediate and intense when it was first introduced months ago.

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Any chance you're going to hire someone with half a clue about designing the look and feel of a UI? The design and colour of this UI is hideous.

My understanding is that they have already hired UI designers, and that 3.0 is the results of their work. Believe it or not, the iconset in this beta, is better than the icons in the alphas for the past few weeks.

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I had also cpu spikes in the task manager. Running on win XP sp3 with all updates installed and with almost no up- or downloads. This spikes caused the cpu driver to exit the energy saving scheme and every 2-3 seconds to run the cpu at full speed. Annoying .

So i downgraded to 2.2.1 sorry :P

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Can you return the status icons from "#" column back to the "Name" column?

In the "#" column they look awful (not helpful) and act weird.

Here how it was (icon is next to the name):


You get all the needed information from the first look:

"yep, i'm uploading "blocSonic_com" and downloading "Brett Koonce")

And here how it is now:


And it is not only inconvenient and unhelpful, but it is not tested enough - it behaves weird, when you press F2 to rename the torrent:

1) Press F2 (uTorrent shows the renaming field in the "#" column as if you would try to change the position of the torrent in the queue, which is nonsense):


2) Enter some text - it displays still in the Number column :-)


3) At least the text entered in the Number column goes to the Name column after clicking Enter:


The DL icon in the number column is uncomfortable and the column itself is buggy. It would be nice if you return back the previous behavior (when the DL icon was shown in the Name column next to the name of the torrent and when pressing F2 provoked renaming the real name column, instead of showing the rename field in the number column)

The DL icon logically refers to the Name of the torrent, not to it's number in the queue:

- What am i downloading or uploading?

- Oh, yes, this or that torrent.

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