qBittorrent 4.5.0

The qBittorrent project aims to provide a Free Software alternative to µtorrent. qBittorrent is an advanced and multi-platform BitTorrent client with a nice user interface as well as a Web UI for remote control and an integrated search engine. qBittorrent aims to meet the needs of most users while using as little CPU and memory as possible. qBittorrent is a truly Open Source project, and as such, anyone can and should contribute to it.

Note: Users of Windows 10+ can also use the Qt6 version of the installer. Qt6 offers better HiDPI compatibility. The Qt6 version isn't tested much. The v4.4.x series will probably be the last one that supports Qt5 and therefore Windows 7 and 8. It will see releases at least until the summer of 2022.

qBittorrent features:

  • Polished µTorrent-like User Interface
  • Well-integrated and extensible Search Engine
  • Simultaneous search in most famous BitTorrent search sites
  • Per-category-specific search requests (e.g. Books, Music, Movies)
  • All Bittorrent extensions
  • DHT, Peer Exchange, Full encryption, Magnet/BitComet URIs, ...
  • Remote control through a Web user interface
  • Nearly identical to the regular UI, all in Ajax
  • Advanced control over trackers, peers and torrents
  • Torrents queueing and prioritizing
  • Torrent content selection and prioritizing
  • UPnP / NAT-PMP port forwarding support
  • Available in ~25 languages (Unicode support)
  • Torrent creation tool
  • Advanced RSS support with download filters (inc. regex)
  • Bandwidth scheduler
  • IP Filtering (eMule and PeerGuardian compatible)
  • IPv6 compliant
  • Available on most platforms: Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, OS/2, FreeBSD

qBittorrent 4.5.0 release notes:

  • New icon theme, new color theme and better startup time when using many torrents.
  • WINDOWS: Only 64-bit builds will offered from now on.
  • NOTE: The default builds for all OSs switched to libtorrent 1.2.x from 2.0.x. Builds for libtorrent 2.0.x are also offered and are tagged with lt20. The switch happened due to user demand and perceived performance issues. If until now you didn't experience any performance issue then go ahead and use the lt20 builds.

qBittorrent 4.5.0 changelog:

  • FEATURE: Add Auto resize columns functionality (Chocobo1)
  • FEATURE: Allow to use Category paths in Manual mode (glassez)
  • FEATURE: Allow to disable Automatic mode when default "temp" path changed (glassez)
  • FEATURE: Add tuning options related to performance warnings (Chocobo1)
  • FEATURE: Add right click menu for status filters (An0n)
  • FEATURE: Allow setting the number of maximum active checking torrents (An0n)
  • FEATURE: Add option to toggle filters sidebar (AbeniMatteo)
  • FEATURE: Allow to set working set limit on non-Windows OS (Chocobo1)
  • FEATURE: Add Export .torrent action (Chocobo1)
  • FEATURE: Add keyboard navigation keys (itlezy)
  • FEATURE: Allow to use POSIX-compliant disk IO type (Coda)
  • FEATURE: Add Filter files field in new torrent dialog (thalieht)
  • FEATURE: Implement new icon/color theme (now-im, xavier2k6)
  • FEATURE: Add file name filter/blacklist (mxtsdev, thalieht)
  • FEATURE: Add support for custom SMTP ports (Emil M George)
  • FEATURE: Split the OS cache settings into Disk IO read/write modes (summer)
  • FEATURE: When duplicate torrent is added set metadata to existing one (glassez)
  • FEATURE: Greatly improve startup time with many torrents (glassez, jagannatharjun)
  • FEATURE: Add keyboard shortcut to Download URL dialog (Chocobo1)
  • FEATURE: Add ability to run external program on torrent added (glassez)
  • FEATURE: Add infohash and download path columns (tristanleboss)
  • FEATURE: Allow to set torrent stop condition (glassez, thalieht)
  • FEATURE: Add a Moving status filter (tristanleboss)
  • FEATURE: Change color palettes for both dark, light themes (Chocobo1)
  • FEATURE: Add a Use proxy for hostname lookup option (Nathan Lewis)
  • FEATURE: Introduce a change listen port cmd option (BallsOfSpaghetti)
  • FEATURE: Implement Peer ID Client column for Peers tab (Hanabishi)
  • FEATURE: Add port forwarding option for embedded tracker (Chocobo1)
  • BUGFIX: Store hybrid torrents using torrent ID as basename (glassez)
  • BUGFIX: Enable Combobox editor for the Mixed file download priority (Aleksandr Cupacenko)
  • BUGFIX: Allow shortcut folders for the Open and Save directory dialogs (Aleksandr Cupacenko)
  • BUGFIX: Rename content tab Size column to Total Size (Aleksandr Cupacenko)
  • BUGFIX: Fix scrolling to the lowermost visible torrent (Aleksandr Cupacenko)
  • BUGFIX: Allow changing file priorities for finished torrents (An0n)
  • BUGFIX: Focus save path when Manual mode is selected initially (Aleksandr Cupacenko)
  • BUGFIX: Disable force reannounce when it is not possible (An0n)
  • BUGFIX: Add horizontal scrolling for tracker list and torrent content (NotTsunami)
  • BUGFIX: Enlarge "speed limits" icons (Chocobo1)
  • BUGFIX: Change Downloaded to Times Downloaded in trackers tab (An0n)
  • BUGFIX: Remove artificial max limits from Torrent Queueing related options (Chocobo1)
  • BUGFIX: Preserve skip hash check when there is no metadata (glassez)
  • BUGFIX: Fix DHT/PeX/LSD status when it is globally disabled (Kacper Michajłow)
  • BUGFIX: Fix rate calculation when interval is too low (glassez)
  • BUGFIX: Add tooltip message when system tray icon isn't available (Chocobo1)
  • BUGFIX: Improve sender field in mail notifications (Dmitry Vodopyanov)
  • BUGFIX: Fix "Add torrent dialog" spill-over on smaller screens (Chocobo1)
  • BUGFIX: Fix peer count issue when tracker responds with zero figure (summer)
  • BUGFIX: Don't merge trackers by default (glassez)
  • BUGFIX: Don't inhibit system sleep/auto shutdown for torrents stuck at downloading metadata (summer)
  • BUGFIX: Allow to pause a checking torrent from context menu (summer)
  • BUGFIX: Allow to use subnet notation in reverse proxy list (Chocobo1)
  • BUGFIX: Fine tune translations loading for Chinese locales (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: Fix torrent content checkboxes not updated properly (Chocobo1)
  • BUGFIX: Correctly load state of Use another path for incomplete torrents in Watched folders (glassez)
  • BUGFIX: Add confirmation to resume/pause all (BallsOfSpaghetti)
  • BUGFIX: Fix wrong count of errored trackers (Chocobo1)
  • WEBUI: Allow blank lines in multipart form-data input (Aleksandr Cupacenko)
  • WEBUI: Make various dialogs resizable (Chocobo1)
  • WEBUI: Fix wrong v2 hash string displayed (Chocobo1)
  • WEBUI: WebAPI: return correct status (Requi)
  • WEBUI: Fix empty selection in language combobox (Chocobo1)
  • WEBUI: Store WebUI port setting in human readable number (Chocobo1)
  • WEBUI: Add support for exporting .torrent (Tom Piccirello)
  • WEBUI: WebAPI: Add endpoint to set speed limit mode (glassez)
  • WEBUI: Improve progress bar rendering (Mike Lei)
  • WEBUI: Add transfer list refresh interval settings (summer)
  • WEBUI: Use natural sort (Chocobo1)
  • WEBUI: Apply i18n translation only to built-in WebUI (Chocobo1)
  • WEBUI: Alert when HTTPS settings are incomplete (Chocobo1)
  • WEBUI: Handle drag and drop events (Chocobo1)
  • WEBUI: Fix wrong behavior for shutdown action (Chocobo1)
  • WEBUI: Don't disable combobox for file priority (Chocobo1)
  • RSS: Increase limit of maximum number of articles per feed (summer)
  • WINDOWS: Fix Open destination folder delay on Windows (Andrew)
  • WINDOWS: NSIS: Update Russian, Estonian, Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese BR, German and Indonesian translations (Andrei Stepanov, Priit Uring, maboroshin, Thomas De Rocker, Ícaro, schnurlos, Faisal A. F. Rahman)
  • LINUX: Mark as single window app in .desktop file (Nicolas Fella)
  • LINUX: Add Dockerfile (Amanuense-del-diavolo, Tom Piccirello, Chocobo1)
  • LINUX: Remove option of using icons from system theme (now-im)
  • MACOS: Fix wrong background color in properties widget (NotTsunami)
  • OTHER: Binary distributions of qbittorrent are GPLv3+ licensed (sledgehammer999)