Software update: µTorrent 2.1 build 18936 alpha

Not only was a new version from the 2.0.x development branch released on Wednesday, a new version was also released in the 2.1 branch, which should be considered alpha. New in version 2.1 is support for trackers and web seeds via magnet links, and for RSS feeds in the WebUI. That same WebUI now also uses encryption and would no longer require port forwarding. However, the intention is to add even more new functionality. Below is what has changed since build 18304:

Changes in version 2.1 (build 18936)

  • Change: improved loading column settings from older version settings files
  • Change: change default uTP packet size to 600 bytes

Changes in version 2.1 (build 18888)

  • Fix: handle column widths better on upgrade from older versions
  • Fix: crash on startup if you had a lot of streamable files in your torrents

Changes in version 2.1 (build 18825)

  • Fix: streaming crash
  • Fix: startup crash
  • Fix: crash with webseeds
  • Fix: RSS in the web API

Changes in version 2.1 (build 18750)

  • Change: If your client is too old to connect to Falcon, you are given the option to autoupdate
  • Fix: eliminate duplicate connections to the same peer ID over different IPs
  • Change: default double click action is “Open Folder” for seeding torrents
  • Fix: column size being 0, and invisible

Changes in version 2.1 (build 18683)

  • Feature: complete_ago extension handshake
  • Feature: account for clock skew in delay measurements of uTP
  • Fix: fixed uTP packet size bug on local networks
  • Fix: fixed uTP fast-resend counter wrapping bug
  • Fix: fixed uTP advertised window size bug

Changes in version 2.1 (build 18581)

  • Change: Open files in exclusive mode when writing (don’t let anyone else write to them)
  • Fix: streaming bugs
  • Change: only close files that haven’t been used for a while periodically (closing all files could interact badly with indexers)
  • Fix: dismissing pairing dialog is now interpreted as no. “no” is also the default button
  • Fix: Fixed bug where Bandwidth Management checkbox sometimes didn’t work

Changes in version 2.1 (build 18518)

  • Fix: crashes introduced in 18429
  • Change: Set Download Location no longer require manual stopping and restarting of torrents
  • Change: Minimized command line option starts minimized in taskbar for Windows 7
  • Change: Minified interface layout tweaks
  • Change: Send streaming progress to web UI with getfiles and list requests
  • Fix: fixed issue where the web UI would respond on the peer port when an alternate port was set
  • Fix: respond with reasonable mime types for /proxy requests
  • Change: disable transparent graph legend by default

Changes in version 2.1 (build 18429)

  • Feature: support streaming wmv
  • Fix: Fixed half-open limit on Windows 7
  • Fix: Fixed bug where uTorrent could freeze on broken web UI requests
  • Fix: Fixed bug in uTP header field layout
  • Feature: added advanced option to turn off uTP variable packet size
  • Feature: added advanced option to turn off discoverability (web integration)
  • Fix: uTP base delay bug fix and update interval tweaking
  • Fix: uTP timer stability fixes
  • Change: Support hyperlinks in autoupdate dialog
  • Change: Disable force streaming option until bitrate is known
  • Feature: Enable tooltips in minified UI
  • Change: Gray out toolbar icons dynamically in minified UI
  • Feature: Added hooks for tagging items as seen in RSS feeds
  • Fix: default player set to quicktime causes error
  • Fix: calc_overhead bug

Version number 2.1 build 18936 alpha
Release status Alpha
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008
Website µTorrent
Download http://download.utorrent.com/beta/utorrent-2.1-beta-18936.upx.exe
File size 404.00kB
License type Freeware
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