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Bittorrent client forked from Azureus.

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BiglyBT overview

BiglyBT is a feature-filled, open-source, ad-free bittorrent client. Forked from the Azureus open-source project created in 2003, BiglyBT continues its development, and keeps all the features you've loved. If you are already using Azureus or Vuze, you'll have the option to copy and migrate the config settings, downloads, and plugins.

  • Downloading
    • Swarm Merging to complete torrents that do not have all the available bits, and to speed up downloading
    • Rate limiting globally, by download, by tag, by peer-set (e.g. peers from a given country), by network (public/I2P) and even by peer. Overall capacity limits are also supported to work with ISP limits. Limits can also be scheduled by time of day etc.
    • WebTorrent support - BiglyBT can download and seed to WebTorrent peers. There is also a built-in WebTorrent tracker.
  • Control
    • Robust settings. If you want to control it, there’s probably a setting for it!
    • Remote controlling via Android app (any android app that supports the Transmission RPC will do, but we recommend ).
  • Organization, Discovery, and Social
    • Tags and Categories. Allows you also to set share ratios, file locations, speed limits, etc for a group of torrents.
    • Meta-search, with the ability to add and create custom site templates
    • Swarm Discoveries which lists torrents that other people have downloaded along with the torrents you download.
    • Tag Discovery to discover what other users have tagged content with. This can be very helpful before deciding to download the content.
    • Subscriptions to RSS feeds as well as search results. You can also create your own subscription feed to share with others
    • Decentralized ratings and comments. You can view them before the torrent is added to BiglyBT.
    • Decentralized public and anonymous chats with default channels for individual torrents, tags, subscriptions, and trackers
  • Privacy/Security
    • I2P support (using I2P DHT) for anonymous downloading
    • Detection of VPNs for better integration
    • Ability to proxy search results, subscriptions, and internal browser connections through Tor if site is inaccessible
  • Content
    • Media Playback
    • Media Conversion (Transcoding)
    • UPnP Media Server and DLNA support, allowing devices to connect and browse your content, and allowing BiglyBT to send content directly to devices.
    • RSS to chat publisher for sharing content streams via chat
    • Decentralized content replication for sharing arbitrary modifiable files

What’s new in version

Updated on Oct 21 2022

  • Feature: Tag | Added 'force start' option to tags
  • Feature: Tag | Added tracker_status to Tag constraint variables
  • Feature: Core | Auto-skip files containing folder names if file separator in match
  • Feature: Core | Added execute-on-new-result to subscriptions
  • Feature: Core | Support for marking subscription results as globally read across all subscriptions
  • Feature: Core | Added option to prioritise downloads based on file priorities
  • Feature: Core | Added support for alternative hole punching
  • Feature: Core | Option to add magnet downloads in original library position
  • Feature: Core | Added ability to reset resume data to previous valid state
  • Feature: Plug | uTP: Support reason codes
  • Feature: Plug | SimpleAPI: Added support to mark subscription results read
  • Feature: Plug | SimpleAPI: Added method to list downloads, result in JSON
  • Feature: Plug | SimpleAPI: Added setdownloadfileattribute method
  • Feature: UI | Added option to disable table tooltip truncation
  • Feature: UI | Indicate if chat messages are ip-filtered in participant tooltip
  • Feature: UI | Added protocol column to subscriptions view
  • Feature: UI | Subscription menu multi-select support for update period
  • Feature: UI | Added peers view upload data queued column
  • Feature: UI | Added option to disable auto-restart notification
  • Feature: UI | Progress column redesign
  • Feature: UI | Show piece details in General View for stopped downloads
  • Feature: UI | Add help to "search for existing files"; expand search for relocate
  • Feature: UI | Added copy-to-clip menu for URLs
  • Feature: UI | Added torrent-count column to All Trackers view
  • Feature: UI | Added 'next update' subscription view column
  • Feature: UI | Make middle mouse button click assign tag on library tag button
  • Feature: UI | Added "File Priorities" Library column
  • Feature: UI | Add support for plugins to add subscription results menu items
  • Feature: UI | Added filter to all-peers view with column filter support
  • Feature: UI | Added "show threads" to Help->Advanced menu
  • Feature: UI | Basic "counters" view
  • Change: Core |Kick inactive metadata peers
  • Change: Core |Limit a peer's out-bound queued protocol data size for hash requests
  • Change: Core |Make subscription listeners asynchronous; cache result read status
  • Change: Core |Switch peer transport timers to use mono-time
  • Change: Core |Boot idle peer connections after 30 minutes
  • Change: Core |Remove assumption that Windows file systems are case insensitive
  • Change: Core |Support export of literal data sources
  • Change: Core |Reduce subscription asynchronous listener threads
  • Change: Core |Timeout idle asynchronous listener threads
  • Change: Core |Decrease percentage of TCP only connect attempts
  • Change: Core |Lower timeout when peer waiting for handshake
  • Change: Core |Reset resume data after force-recheck cancelled
  • Change: Core |Classify "failed to create parent directory" as a "file-missing" error
  • Change: Core |Make UDP send/receive monitors "fair" locks
  • Change: Core |Stop send/receive threads when idle
  • Change: Core |Prevent future connections to peers that will likely not be fruitful
  • Change: Core |Don't attempt name based matching when searching via piece mode
  • Change: Core |Reduce peer connect history memory usage; add holepunch to connect health
  • Change: UI |Add dark-mode sidebar item close icon
  • Change: UI |Disable any close confirmations when updating BiglyBT
  • Change: UI |Added * to status and faded blue piece view for reconnecting peers
  • Change: UI |Temporarily keep old ProgressETA column
  • Change: UI |Allow some slack on windows when verifying shell location+size
  • Change: UI |Better sort order for next-update
  • Change: UI |Warn if file name conversion likely to cause create-torrent issues
  • Change: UI |Add visual for long-press category assignment
  • Change: UI |Added some debug for removed shared secret errors
  • Change: UI |Don't redraw a fake row
  • Change: UI |Make open-torrent and files-view filter consistent; add tooltip
  • Change: UI |Update free space display in open torrent dialog
  • Change: UI |Made tag/category library buttons menu apply to relevant downloads
  • Change: UI |Show library header info for single selection as well
  • Change: UI |Allow download completion mask to be set false when global is true
  • Change: UI |de_DE: German translation update
  • Change: UI |pt_BR: Brazilian Portuguese translation update
  • Change: UI |ru_RU: Russian translation update
  • Change: UI |sl_SI: Slovenian translation update
  • Change: UI |tr_TR: Turkish translation update
  • Change: UI |zh_CN: Simplified Chinese translation update
  • Bugfix: Tag | Settings view layout fixes
  • Bugfix: Core | Fix DNS provider for Java 8
  • Bugfix: Core | Don't start new subscription downloads if closing down
  • Bugfix: Core | Improve performance of subscriptions newest result data column
  • Bugfix: Core | Try and work around broken sleep preventer on Win 11
  • Bugfix: Core | Subscription results can get big, encode incrementally
  • Bugfix: Core | Use more accurate FileUtils.isAncestorOf when checking paths
  • Bugfix: Core | Make sure requests are freed on access fail
  • Bugfix: Core | Don't synchronously request tracker update on read-selector thread
  • Bugfix: Core | Don't re-check plugin update state if restart pending
  • Bugfix: Core | Fix some peer connections timing out instead of closing on hash-missing
  • Bugfix: UI | Fix legend label reverting to wrong colour
  • Bugfix: UI | Improve performance of date column re-sorting
  • Bugfix: UI | Tweaks to peer pieces item
  • Bugfix: UI | Fix missing Font disposal
  • Bugfix: UI | Fix some dark mode transfer stats issues
  • Bugfix: UI | Table cells should have one pixel top+bottom padding
  • Bugfix: UI | Consistent border drawing in Tags columns
  • Bugfix: UI | Fix tags column not always refreshing on tag change
  • Bugfix: UI | Fix up some cells that are writing over the column separator
  • Bugfix: UI | Fix quick links resized icon background
  • Bugfix: UI | Improve graphical tag column layout
  • Bugfix: UI | Put icon load onto SWT thread if needed
  • Bugfix: UI | Don't let selected files grab selection unless active
  • Bugfix: UI | Select correct default colour for colour dialog
  • Bugfix: UI | Pickup colour changes across views
  • Bugfix: UI | Better text colour selection for custom backgrounds
  • Bugfix: UI | Fix initial find-files dialog layout size on OSX
  • Bugfix: UI | Fix white-on-white text
  • Bugfix: UI | Use "data missing" error message more consistently
  • Bugfix: UI | Seems we don't need to escape & in tab folder titles anymore
  • Bugfix: UI | Escape & in chat channel name menu items
  • Bugfix: UI | Fix sidebar entry not selecting correctly when collapsed on Linux





32.8 MB

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App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X OS X 10.11 or later
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Feb 16 2019
Feb 16 2019
Will you be releasing a "Dark" version for Mojave?
Jul 21 2018
Jul 21 2018
It works just as well as Vuze without the annoying ads. Well...as it turns out kernel_task spikes in usage between 65-70% everytime I use it. And the process keeps running for up to 4 hours afterwards. Not fun. Slows down everything on my Mac.
Aug 30 2017
Aug 30 2017
Thanks. Its a fork of Vuze without the adware injected on it. At least thus it seems to be of entrance. No problem with the anti-virus nor sees nothing extra installed (with my limited knowledge).
Aug 9 2017
Aug 9 2017
What a terrible name. These guys must be Trump supporters.
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