TorrentPod Episode 5

Episode 5 of our weekly podcast. Enjoy the show and drop a comment. Welcome to TorrentPod, the official podcast of TorrentFreak.com. Join your host Charlie as he delves into this weeks latest news, and Charlie’s rambles on about Filesharing (part 2). Enjoy, and feel free to leave a (audio) comment…

How BitTorrent Clients Slow Down Windows

In general BitTorrent clients are not the most “resource using” applications. But how do they actually affect, and slow down Windows? Thepcspy compared the three most popular BitTorrent clients. And it seems that uTorrent is indeed entitled to be called “the lightweight client”. The mean boot time of Azureus, Bitcomet…

eDonkey Just Died

eDonkey has finally and unarguably lined up with other former independent commercial p2p companies which are now working with the RIAA. As we write this, “The eDonkey2000 Network is no longer available,” says the site. If you steal music or movies, you are breaking the law. Courts around the world…

BitTorrent User Pleads Guilty

Scott McCausland pleaded guilty today to "conspiracy to commit copyright infringement" and "criminal copyright infringement". McCausland was a avid member of the "private" BitTorrent tracker Elitetorrents, that was taken down by the FBI, May 2005.

Share Torrents on a Blog or Forum

Fenopy.com is the leading BitTorrent site when it comes to implementing innovative features. Today Fenopy added a torrent-share feature. It’s an easy way to share torrents on your blog or forum, just copy and paste the link code and you’re done. If you post the piece of code in a…

Xtorrent: Taking BitTorrent to another Level?

Xtorrent is a new BitTorrent client for Mac OSX. Unlike other BitTorrent clients, Xtorrent allows you to browse, download and search for torrents without using a web browser. I stumbled upon some prerelease screenshots of Xtorrent over at phillryu. It is unsure if the application will be free, and if…

Yet Another Pirate Party

The German Pirate Party was founded yesterday in Berlin. The goals of the German Pirate Party are similar to those of their sister parties: decriminalizing filesharing, copyright reform, sensible patents, and privacy protection, to name a few.

qBitTorrent: The ultimate Linux BitTorrent Client

qTorrent is a lightweight, but feature rich BitTorrent client for Linux. The latest release includes Audio/Video File previewing. Other features are: UPnP port mapping Peer exchange Prioritization Selective Downloading Search engine Torrent creator Ip Filter qBitTorrent is based on the Libtorrent library and is written in C++. Here is a…