BitTyrant
BitTyrant
2.5

4.0

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BitTyrant

2.5
11 September 2007

Protocol-compatible BitTorrent client.

Overview

BitTyrant is a new, protocol compatible BitTorrent client that is optimized for fast download performance. BitTyrant is...

Fast - During evaluation testing on more than 100 real BitTorrent swarms, BitTyrant provided an average 70% download performance increase when compared to the existing Azureus 2.5 implementation, with some downloads finishing more than three times as quickly.

Fair - BitTorrent was designed with incentives in mind: if a user is downloading at 30 KBps, they should upload at 30 KBps. However, due to the unique workload properties of many real-world swarms, this is not always enforced. BitTyrant is designed to make efficient use of your scarce upload bandwidth, rewarding those users whose upload allocations are fair and only allocating excess capacity to other users.

Familiar - BitTyrant is based on modifications to Azureus 2.5, currently the most popular BitTorrent client. All of our changes are under the hood. You'll find the GUI identical to Azureus, with optional additions to display statistics relevant to BitTyrant's operation.

What's new in BitTyrant

Version 2.5: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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9 BitTyrant Reviews

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Doug-S-
10 September 2007

Most helpful

I gotta say the reason I stopped using Azureus and move to Transmission was simply that Azureus' UI was /is horrible. Your app runs great and is definitely a great bittorrent app, but my recommendation to you is to NOT follow Azureus and instead design a nice, clean, front end to your app. Do that, and you'll be the only BT app for Mac or PC that has all the features, is fast, and has a nice friendly UI. Heck, do that and I'd be willing to pay for it.
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Version 1.1.1
Doug-S-
10 September 2007
I gotta say the reason I stopped using Azureus and move to Transmission was simply that Azureus' UI was /is horrible. Your app runs great and is definitely a great bittorrent app, but my recommendation to you is to NOT follow Azureus and instead design a nice, clean, front end to your app. Do that, and you'll be the only BT app for Mac or PC that has all the features, is fast, and has a nice friendly UI. Heck, do that and I'd be willing to pay for it.
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Version 1.1.1
Cherrypie
06 June 2007
Excellent, nice to know I'm prioritizing my uploads to those who give the most in return. If only I could use it on every tracker (it's not an approved client in a few places so I have to fire up azureus for those occasions).
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Version 1.1
Azpedr
01 April 2007
Well, I get the exact same speeds out of both Azureus 3.0 and BitTyrant 1.1 , but in BitTyrant it's much easier to achieve those speeds. Basically all you have to do to get decent speeds is mess around with the upload limit until it seems like you've hit a hotspot in download speeds. I do this in both programs... but in BitTyrant I always have to upload more to get the speeds I want, which isn't a bad thing (leechers annoy me). In Azureus it may even be possible to get your speeds even faster than BitTyrant, but it would really be too much trouble (have to keep messing with certain settings). BitTyrant does a relatively decent job with a fraction of the trouble. At the same time, I too have had trouble with UPnP, and the GUI gets a little glitchy sometimes (I'm running OS 10.4.9). It just barely isn't as stable as Azureus. All in all, I'd recommend this program above all others...
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Version 1.1
Mikuro
20 January 2007
I'm pretty happy with Azureus, but I decided to give this a try. I was in the middle of downloading a torrent at around 90-120K/sec in Azureus, so I cancelled the download and resumed it in BitTyrant. I gave BitTyrant about half an hour to "get going", and the result was that it downloaded at about 25-60K/sec, but it uploaded faster than Azureus had been. That's not quite what I expected! This particular torrent was fairly well seeded - about a 1:1 seeder:downloader ratio. I assume BitTyrant is geared more towards new torrents that don't have so many seeders. Also, they admit that the results on cable modems like mine will not be as good as what is advertised (I don't know what kind of connection their numbers are based on). So maybe that's why the results were so underwhelming. However, I would expect something that's supposed to be so geared for download speeds to be at least as good as "normal" clients in "normal" circumstances. Bummer. BitTyrant had some trouble using UPnP. I don't know why, since Azureus works just fine and BitTyrant is based on the same core. Eventually BitTyrant did start working, but only after a few attempts and a relaunch. Could've been a fluke, I guess. After a while downloading with BitTyrant and seeing no positive results, I went back to Azureus. It went back to the 90-120K/sec range within 10 minutes or so. So the speeds were NOT just a fluke. I've decided not to make this a full-fledged rated review since I have not yet tested it with a wide variety of torrents (I don't download torrents all that much, so it might be a while before I have the opportunity to test it on a non-well-seeded torrent). I'll keep it around for testing in the future, but plain ol' Azureus is still my go-to client when I need advanced features. (Transmission is great when no features are needed and you know how to manually configure your router/firewall.) From what I've seen so far, I do feel comfortable saying that it is NOT hands-down better than Azureus. But it still might be better in some circumstances.
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Version 1.1
Attentionwandered
09 January 2007
its azereus user interface (pretty much, looks good with windows and alright on a mac) so stop hating
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Version 1.1
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Steve K
Steve K
13 January 2007
Ugly as sin. I've been using the xTorrent beta for months now and I love it. Transmission is my second choice.
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Version 1.1
Scribe1001
09 January 2007
I have tried many Mac clients and only a few are accepted on Private trackers at the moment, out of all of them I have found the btpd-front application to be the best, available here : http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/23255 it is a pleasure to use compared to the Azureus bloatware.
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Version 1.1
SawtoothRising
09 January 2007
this kinda bugs me, my connection is adsl that means BY DESIGN it downloads faster than it uploads this just capitalizes on the fact
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Version 1.1
Kctipton
05 January 2007
It won't launch on my 10.3.9 system.
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Version 1.0
Back-Stabbath
03 January 2007
whats the difference between this and azereus?
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Version 1.0
1 answer(s)
Gregjsmith
Gregjsmith
03 January 2007
"Fast - During evaluation testing on more than 100 real BitTorrent swarms, BitTyrant provided an average 70% download performance increase when compared to the existing Azureus 2.5"
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Version 1.0