You guys should try out Tixati for torrents.

TheSloth

The Slowest One
Yeah i am using for past 7 months now. But i am still using it as regular torrent client. Can someone post features whihc stands out from the rest of the similar apps and how to use them use them?
 

TheSloth

The Slowest One
Don't know how the 2.2 version is but i have used utorrents, and I hated it cause of the irritating ads. Often some Rummy game :pullhair:
Tixati and deluge has no ads. People on this forum suggested me these two.
 

billubakra

Well-Known Member
Don't know how the 2.2 version is but i have used utorrents, and I hated it cause of the irritating ads. Often some Rummy game :pullhair:
Tixati and deluge has no ads. People on this forum suggested me these two.
Man 2.2 has no ads. It is the simplest torrent client that you can ask for. Will be Tixati a try.
 

Nanducob

Active Member
Vouch for Tixati.ONly problem is that it is banned in many private trackers.Now I am using Qbittorrent.
 
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ico

ico

Super Moderator
Staff member
How is it better than utorrent 2.2? And does it have any mobile app?
Tixati and qBittorrent can do sequential downloads. I can start watching a movie the moment sufficient amount has been downloaded.

So, can uTorrent, but the option is hidden away. I don't know whether uTorrent 2.2 does it or not.
 

ZTR

Active Member
Tixati and qBittorrent can do sequential downloads. I can start watching a movie the moment sufficient amount has been downloaded.

So, can uTorrent, but the option is hidden away. I don't know whether uTorrent 2.2 does it or not.
2.2 also does

Also not really hidden away
 

billubakra

Well-Known Member
Read this : Sequential downloading is bad - VuzeWik


It's not supported by default

Click with pressed [Shift]+[F2]: Options -> Preferences -> Advanced. change values bt.sequential_download and/or bt.sequential_files to true

Will try that setting and get back to you. Regarding why is it bad, can you explain these points in a layman language?

It threatens to kill smaller swarms due to piece starvation
It severely limits the set of peers interested in each other, thus degrades swarm-wide and local performance
It gets the client into endgame-mode like conditions towards the end of each file, thus slowing down the download
 
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ico

ico

Super Moderator
Staff member
Will try that setting and get back to you. Regarding why is it bad, can you explain these points in a layman language?

It threatens to kill smaller swarms due to piece starvation
It severely limits the set of peers interested in each other, thus degrades swarm-wide and local performance
It gets the client into endgame-mode like conditions towards the end of each file, thus slowing down the download
Layman words: Bittorrent is supposed to work with random piece downloads. Not sequential. So, if everyone turns on sequential download for a particular torrent, especially when there are not enough seeds, it might result in really bad download speed performance.
 
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