Software Update: BitComet 1.20

The BitTorrent client BitComet has support for dht, downloading torrents without a tracker and being able to preview part of a movie if it is not yet fully downloaded. It is also possible to create and seed a torrent yourself. In addition, certain IP addresses can be banned and you can chat with other BitComet users. Version 1.20 of BitComet was released on Thursday and below you can find what has changed in this release:

GUI Improved:

  • New command in file menu: “Import Unfinished Download”, supports BitComet, uTorrent, Xunlei
  • Start download from torrent infohash directly in “Open torrent from URL” dialog
  • Drag & drop task names to rearrange task list(when task list not sorted)
  • BT task summary tab: show BT task pieces number; show down/upload speed/size detail info in tooltip when mouse hovers on them
  • BT task peer list: new command “Friend Upload Slot” in the context menu, for only one IP at the same time
  • BT task tracker list: show seeds, peers, downloaded number returned from tracker
  • BT task file list: sort file names in the same order as Windows Explorer(thanks to RadioNoise)
  • Display snapshots tab in new BT task dialog when open torrent file
  • Modify the size of BT task properties dialog, compatible with 1024×600 resolution
  • For finished BT task, “search for Long-Time Seeds” displayed as “enable Long-Time Seeding”, “search for eMule sources” as “enable upload to eMule sources” in task properties dialog
  • New global option: maximum number of concurrent seeding BitTorrent tasks
  • New global option: Don’t use proxy for tracker/peer connections
  • New global option: specify separated listen port for Web UI
  • Supports Occitan language(see langHowTo-Translate.txt)
  • When using remote desktop, disable highlight the row on which mouse hovers in file list, peer list and tracker list
  • Improve compatibility of install package with Vista/Win7

GUI Bug Fix:

  • Tailing space in tracker address leads to connection failure
  • Can’t start BitTorrent download when drag&drop a Magnet URI text to floating window

Core Improve:

  • Use UTF-8 encoding when making torrent file by default for all language versions of Windows
  • Improve algorithm, reduce CPU usage of DHT modular, avoid GUI blocked
  • Improve algorithm, reduce CPU usage of Long-Time Seeds download modular, avoid GUI blocked
  • Support HTTPS tracker

Core Bug Fix:

  • After Scheduler stopped all tasks, the option of “Auto start task when download rate less than specified rate” will still start tasks
  • After BT task stopped, corresponding DHT connections didn’t stop totally
  • Invalid DHT packet may lead to program crash(thanks to Pierre Noguès)
  • Task list backup file from v1.19 can’t be imported by itself

Version number1.20
Release statusFinal
Operating systemsWindows 7, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008
WebsiteBitComet
Downloadhttp://download.bitcomet.com/bitcomet/bitcomet_setup.exe
File size 6.27MB
License typeFreeware
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