Last week The Pirate Bay took the drastic decision to remove all (well seeded) .torrent files and go magnet only.
As a result, millions of BitTorrent users are now downloading through magnet files, and some noticed a problem with uTorrent.
Unlike with .torrent files, uTorrent didn’t check for existing files if a previously downloaded file was re-added.
This meant that a file had to be downloaded again, making it impossible to reseed.
TorrentFreak contacted the uTorrent developers and luckily they were quick to release a fix.
The latest uTorrent release can be found here.
Of course we would like to know if there are any other magnet related problems, issues or opinions.
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