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 Post subject: Alternate Torrent Client Besides Utorrent
PostPosted: June 4th, 2018, 11:25 am 
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Utorrent has an issue when using socks proxies. Is there any other torrent client that works with MCM?


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 Post subject: Re: Alternate Torrent Client Besides Utorrent
PostPosted: July 17th, 2018, 7:20 am 
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µTorrent must be used, if the user intends to use Media Center Master's µTorrent Integration feature, i.e., have Media Center Master automatically clear seeding and finished torrents.
Source: viewtopic.php?f=28&t=11380


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 Post subject: Re: Alternate Torrent Client Besides Utorrent
PostPosted: October 28th, 2018, 11:02 am 
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I agree that a vpn would be best instead of a socks client. The problem is that occassionally I'll look at the VPN icon in the taskbar and notice that it's disconnected. For whatever reason, the VPN client disconnects sometimes and allows the pc to continue on unprotected. Now I'm open to torrent trackers from my ISP. If I setup the Socks proxy in utorrent, I know for a fact that it will never be open.


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 Post subject: Re: Alternate Torrent Client Besides Utorrent
PostPosted: October 31st, 2018, 5:36 pm 
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I use qBittorrent and it works fine. I don't use the integration, but it opens magnet links automatically and I can set it to automatically clear seeds within the qbittorrent settings.


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 Post subject: Re: Alternate Torrent Client Besides Utorrent
PostPosted: November 23rd, 2018, 2:28 pm 
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Absolutely. Use QBT (QBittorrent) and a script to enable MCM integration.
I posted an article a while back about how to get the QBT integration with MCM working.

It involves getting your hands a little dirty, but it's not bad - basically you install QBT and then run (on startup) a python script (which I provided in the post, but has since been moved to GitHub) to act as a façade/api-forwarder to QBT. It's not too complicated, and it works really well. The post is oriented towards running it on Linux, but there's no reason you couldn't run it direct on Windows. Combine this with a VPN and a kill-switch, and I think you'll have a far better solution than using uTorrent.

I like to keep things "loosely-coupled", so I run it all on a Hyper-V Ubuntu 18 install, assigned one vCPU and 2GB of RAM (it's using about 1.2GB at any given moment). So that's all it does. It starts up with my media server, (which runs 24/7 anyway). I mean, you can make this setup as complicated as you want - I have helper scripts that run periodically to make sure all services are up and active, restarting them if necessary (e.g. vpn). I map drives to my windows server so QBT moves finished files to that folder, where MCM is watching for new content. You can run the machine on its own internally firewalled vlan with a static route back to the Windows host. It really just affords a lot of isolation, you don't have to clutter up your media server with uTorrent and run a VPN on it directly, etc., etc. Many advantages to my mind.

Anyway, I highly recommend it. Happy to help if you have questions about it.


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