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12 December 2019

Bittorrent client forked from Azureus.


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 BiglyBT

  • Tag | Added isSuperSeeding() constraint function [Parg]
  • Tag | Add count indicator. Shows "Inclusive | Exclusive" count when > 1 tag [TuxPaper]
  • Tag | Option to disable tracker auto-tagging [Parg]
  • Tag | Explicit option to select which tags are library view filter buttons [Parg]
  • Core | Support regular-expression matching for bind interface selection [Parg]
  • Core | Option to rename magnet downloads based on their 'dn' [Parg]
  • Core | option to only rename single file magnets if they have an extension [Parg]
  • Core | IPv6 multiple global address firewall checks [Parg]
  • Core | Support auto-skip and auto-tag for torrent folder auto-imports [Parg]
  • Core | Option to download to temporary folder and move to original dest when done [Parg]
  • Core | Allow tracker updates as well as download duplication for same hash [Parg]
  • Core | Option to disable smart tracker activation [Parg]
  • Core | Option to control minimum number of pieces for a file to be considered for swarm merging [Parg]
  • Core | Option to revert file locations but retain any name changes [Parg]
  • Plug | Plugin access to multiple DHT local addresses [Parg]
  • Plug | Support xcode for linux [Parg]
  • UI | Multiple column sort. CTRL+Click (CMD for Mac). Also Header menu rework. [TuxPaper]
  • UI | Added super-seeding library view column [Parg]
  • UI | Next I2P scrape time shown in Sources view [Parg]
  • UI | Collapse All/Expand All menu items added to Files View tree nodes; also default double-click action [Parg]
  • UI | Options to automatically decline unknown SSL certificates instead of prompting [Parg]
  • UI | Sorting for table view sub-rows [Parg]
  • UI | Add Columns by dragging from Into tab to column header [TuxPaper]
  • UI | Speed sub-tab support for multiple selected downloads [Parg]
  • UI | Age-specific custom date formats [Parg]
  • UI | DND from torrent list to tag overview list [TuxPaper]
  • UI | Mouse wheel to scroll TabeView or ScrolledComposite that cursor is over. [TuxPaper]
  • UI | Show Piece Map and Piece Distribution when no piece selected. [TuxPaper]
  • UI | Show Piece Map when torrent is stopped. [TuxPaper]
  • UI | Added file offset to piece map header info [Parg]
  • UI | Long-press on cancel button to close multiple advanced rename dialogs [Parg]
  • UI | Make advanced rename dialog show one at a time, ESC to cancel all [TuxPaper]
  • UI | Unify config-wizard + nat-check-wizard somewhat, add IPv6 to config one [Parg]
  • UI | Added item count, active + queued to other table views [Parg]
  • UI | Session stats option for up/down idle column [Parg]
  • UI | Combined Library detailed list view option [Parg]
  • UI | Double click tracker in Sources view -> All Trackers entry [Parg]
  • UI | Ctrl+a selects all in skin text box; fixup open torrent window somewhat [Parg]
  • UI | Show bad availability in general view [Parg]
  • UI | Option to show transferring pieces in general view [Parg]
  • UI | Separate sidebar dashboard view [Parg]
  • UI | Options to hide/show legends [Parg]
  • Core | Update SWT version checking to include release numbers [Parg]
  • Core | Tidy up some tracker announce error messages [Parg]
  • Core | Reworked swarm-merging to handle partial blocks better [Parg]
  • UI | pt_BR: Brazilian Portuguese translation update [Havokdan]
  • UI | tr_TR: Turkish translation update [BouRock,Snn1452]
  • UI | zh_CN: Simplified Chinese translation update [G2159687]
  • UI | sl_SI: Slovenian translation update [upwinxp]
  • UI | Sources view now shows separate entry per plugin [Parg]
  • UI | Reduce image lookups when there definitely is no image to lookup [TuxPaper]
  • UI | Searching in the Options view now searches option values [Parg]
  • UI | Added existing 'monitor clipboard for torrents' to Options view [Parg]
  • UI | Restructure Views to use Builders [TuxPaper]
  • UI | When scrolling torrents, pieces graphs weren't being redrawn immediately [TuxPaper]
  • UI | Hack to show currently selected content on ctrl+hover on toolbar [Parg]
  • UI | Increase min_seeds spinner max from 100 to Integer.MAX [Parg]
  • UI | Update secret Files Mini View popup o/ [TuxPaper]
  • UI | Don't update selected content/menu 100 times when removing 100 rows [TuxPaper]
  • UI | Add ipv6 address to transfer stats panel [Parg]
  • UI | Different border colour for forced pieces [Parg]
  • UI | Use anon-flag for anon downloads in swarm view [Parg]
  • UI | Add some stability to multiple swarm view entries [Parg]
  • UI | Tooltip for template combo to show contents [Parg]
  • UI | Ensure user selects open-torrent-option dialog behaviour once open [Parg]
  • UI | Disable save path selection when Tag selected with 'initial save location' defined [Parg]
  • UI | Keep connections+upload queued stats graphs updated when focus lost [Parg]
  • Tag | Fix paused-tag not updating correctly when transition to/from stopped [Parg]
  • Tag | Ensure open-torrent-options tags with initial save locations behave consistently [Parg]
  • Plug | Prevent I2P router unavailability from stalling buddy plugin init [Parg]
  • Plug | Fix FAQ link in swarm discoveries [Parg]
  • Core | Don't trim file names when linking - files can start/end in spaces [Parg]
  • Core | Full updates can't be manually installed - don't allow this to be attempted [Parg]
  • Core | Ignore a few more troublesome and irrelevant backup folders [Parg]
  • Core | Keep NameService proxy working from Java 12+ [Parg]
  • Core | Explicit ipv4 resolve for nat check to avoid prefer-ipv6 issue [Parg]
  • Core | IPv6 buddy fixes [Parg]
  • Core | Fix ipv6 asn handling [Parg]
  • Core | Fix buddy plugin anon outbound connection selection [Parg]
  • Core | Fix a few places where torrent .bak files not being deleted [Parg]
  • Core | Fix bug with support for biglybt. prefix sys props [Parg]
  • Core | Fix super-seeding bug causing disconnects between BiglyBT clients [Parg]
  • Core | Fix sequential download bug where first file to complete was cancelling it [Parg]
  • UI | On OSX Catalina the options view scroll area was truncated [Parg]
  • UI | Fix image leak [TuxPaper]
  • UI | ReleaseImageLeft logic was wrong and never released images [TuxPaper]
  • UI | Some fixes around select of last sidebar entry on startup [Parg]
  • UI | Fix open-torrent-options window positioning bug [Parg]
  • UI | Stable sort for 'new' column in Files View [Parg]
  • UI | Fix menu name split bug [Parg]
  • UI | Fix torrent info-view scrolling [Parg]
  • UI | Column custom date format selection doesn't depend on selected rows [Parg]
  • UI | Fix Chat Overview, right click on chat, 'Show in Tab' not working [Parg]
  • UI | Fixup FilesView flat/tree view switch selection scroll bug [Parg]
  • UI | Fix open-torrent-options availability view [Parg]
  • UI | GTK3 BubbleTextBox tweak for color and icon sizing [TuxPaper]
  • UI | GTK tweaks to show colored checkbox [TuxPaper]
  • UI | Improve library header info calc perf [Parg]
  • UI | Don't rebuild FilesView if nothing has changed [Parg]
  • UI | Don't double count selection size/done if dl+its files selected [Parg]
  • UI | Fix text truncation in DHT view [Parg]
  • UI | Use the position-change event(s) to force rank column invalidate [Parg]

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4 BiglyBT Reviews

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21 July 2018

Most helpful

It works just as well as Vuze without the annoying ads. 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.
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16 February 2019
Will you be releasing a "Dark" version for Mojave?
21 July 2018
It works just as well as Vuze without the annoying ads. 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.
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30 August 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).
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09 August 2017
What a terrible name. These guys must be Trump supporters.
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21 August 2017