State of affairs
Some people are commenting on this suggesting alternative clients. Some which don't run on Windows
- Most people use Google
- Most people use Windows
If you type "torrent" into Google, uTorrent is on the front page
This isn't a comment on the quality of uTottent. This is how network effects work. You can try and convince people to drop it for alternatives, but understand why they're torrenting in the first place. Most folks really couldn't care less about the client. They just want the movie
@cypnk The creation of Disney+ was the inciting event that made me go "Hey, I wonder if Sickbeard and Couchpotato are still things"
(they are, but Sonarr and Radarr are the new hotness)
@flexagoon The overwhelming majority of people still use uTorrent over qBittorrent. Part because they may not know the other exists and part because they want the movie/show and don't really care about the client
@firstname.lastname@example.org Need to add Hulu, CBS All Access, PBS Thirteen Passport, and Paramount+ to this.
@cypnk qBittorrent has a built-in tracker search, I usually show this feature to anyone who I want to convince to move from uTorrent to qBittorrent
@flexagoon How would one take advantage of a tracker search. Is there a way to delete the trackers or are some of them required? And what about finding out which are the bad ones? Asking as a rookie.
@cypnk Just so you know, I found this thread incredibly useful for getting back into this, and immediately got value from it.
@cypnk but you don’t actually watch on μtorrent (or any other torrent manager). You also don’t get the content, or a list of magnetic links, from the torrent client either. It is just a means of transportation.
Would make more sense to be a player, like VLC, instead, or a listing service like TPB.
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