BitTorrent is a communications protocol for peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing. It's a way to distribute large amounts of data on a large scale without the original distributor incurring the full costs of hardware, hosting, and bandwidth resources.
The protocol was designed in April 2001, implemented and first released on July 2, 2001 by programmer Bram Cohen, and is now maintained by BitTorrent, Inc. It identifies content by URL and is designed to integrate seamlessly with the web.
Its advantage over regular HTTP is that when multiple downloads of the same file occur concurrently, the downloaders upload to each other, making it possible for the file source to support very large numbers of downloaders with only a modest increase in its load.
Serving large files causes scaling, flash crowds, and reliability issues. The key to cheap file distribution is taking advantage of your customers' unused upload capacity.
- Dynamic Bandwidth Management - Download without disrupting other apps
- Detailed statistics on the health of media files provide a safer and more controlled experience
- No hardware configuration - reduce the hassle of fast downloads
The new version combines BitTorrent's proven expertise in networking protocols with efficient µTorrent implementation and an attractive user interface to create an even better BitTorrent client.
Key Features of BitTorrent Client:
- lightweight client
- Local Peer Discovery
- Multiple downloads at once
- configurable bandwidth scheduling
- Determine global speed and all torrent
- Resume quickly for intermittent transfers
- Download RSS
- No Tracking Support (Mainline DHT)
- Always free of spyware
BitTorrent selects peers in a swarm. Designed by Arvid Norberg, Canonical Peer Priority is a way to help peers connect to the swarm faster, as well as reduce the average hop length from you to any other peer in the swarm.