BitSpirit BitSpirit 3.6.0.550 for Windows

by ByteLinker Inc.

Avg. Rating 4.3 (543 votes)

File Details

File Size 2.4 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 2,997,292
Publisher ByteLinker Inc.
Homepage BitSpirit

Publisher's Description

BitSpirit is a powerful and easy-to-use BitTorrent client which provides not only full BitTorrent protocol implementation but also many personalized features. It supports simultaneous downloads, download queue, UPNP port-maping, NAT traversal(UDP transport), select downloads from multiple files torrent package, disk cache, chatting with other peers, torrent market,ip-filter, etc.

Latest Reviews

chrispaul

chrispaul reviewed v3.6.0.550 on Feb 17, 2014

excellent!

barrytbutler

barrytbutler reviewed v3.6.0.550 on Jan 29, 2014

3 stars for this one. good idea, poor execution. could be much better

jacobjackson

jacobjackson reviewed v3.6.0.550 on Aug 24, 2013

bitspirit rocks

johnk119

johnk119 reviewed v3.6.0.500 on Oct 26, 2010

Although I haven't downloaded this program to try it... I'd like to provide my opinion... I stick with vuze classic interface, because of it's many configuration problems... I found in utorrent I had to micromanage the queue of downloaded torrents to insure they reached 1:1 upload/download ratio.

grinch89

grinch89 reviewed v3.6.0.500 on Oct 25, 2010

Well,in a head to head test , tixati blows BitSpirit out of the water, no contest. I have tried many bittorrent clients and tixati is the fastest most reliable client I have tried.

Someone

Someone reviewed v3.6.0.362 on Mar 26, 2010

Has a reasonably nice interface and is loaded with options, but it's slow downloading compared to uTorrent and it uses a lot of memory. Overall a good program that needs some work to be in comparison to uTorrent. If you want an alternative go with Halite, it's much better.

lksd

lksd reviewed v3.6.0.336 on Feb 2, 2010

Have been using BitSpirit since is appeared out from nowhere. Then somehow BitSpirit wen under the radar, I was sure project was dead so I dropped it in favor of uTorrent, but... BitSpirit is BACK. It is better it is faster it will save the world... well perhaps not, but I'm glad I can switch over to my favorite torrent client.

Like description says, it is fast, lightweight and very advanced. Word of caution though, i have run in to trouble when I had two devices on the same subnet with UPNP. It was my fault in setting up one router, it shouldn't have UPNP on. Therefore if BitSpirit status says that Port Forward has failed, check your network it may be YOUR FAULT and not the software.

Cheers :)

radiomaffia

radiomaffia reviewed v3.6.0.330 on Nov 12, 2009

@Havokdan:

You can uncheck Ask Toolbar in uTorrent while installing and something has to make money when apps are freeware...

sehnbadt

sehnbadt reviewed v3.6.0.315 on Nov 9, 2009

BitSpirit has always been good, reliable and fast for me. A good alternative to ?Torrent since it was purchased by BitTorrent, Inc and has partnerships with many entertainment companies according to their website.

thinkingman

thinkingman reviewed v3.6.0.315 on Oct 31, 2009

Well, despite this website's lame "Download Now" button which was huge but ironically enough impossible to see amongst the seventeen "Download Now" button ads all over the page, I must say this is some pretty decent software. I'm a Mac guy who has a Mac workstation that he boots into Win 7 for some game dev software and I noticed that there's a huge lack of good Windows shareware out there - yes, there's a LOT of it, but most of it is complete garbage or infested with malware. So anyway, this program is *not* infested with malware (yet) and is pretty decent. My favorite program has always been Transmission, though, so you guys may want to check that out too.

Avg. Rating 4.3 (543 votes)
Your Rating
chrispaul

chrispaul reviewed v3.6.0.550 on Feb 17, 2014

excellent!

barrytbutler

barrytbutler reviewed v3.6.0.550 on Jan 29, 2014

3 stars for this one. good idea, poor execution. could be much better

jacobjackson

jacobjackson reviewed v3.6.0.550 on Aug 24, 2013

bitspirit rocks

johnk119

johnk119 reviewed v3.6.0.500 on Oct 26, 2010

Although I haven't downloaded this program to try it... I'd like to provide my opinion... I stick with vuze classic interface, because of it's many configuration problems... I found in utorrent I had to micromanage the queue of downloaded torrents to insure they reached 1:1 upload/download ratio.

grinch89

grinch89 reviewed v3.6.0.500 on Oct 25, 2010

Well,in a head to head test , tixati blows BitSpirit out of the water, no contest. I have tried many bittorrent clients and tixati is the fastest most reliable client I have tried.

Someone reviewed v3.6.0.362 on Mar 26, 2010

Has a reasonably nice interface and is loaded with options, but it's slow downloading compared to uTorrent and it uses a lot of memory. Overall a good program that needs some work to be in comparison to uTorrent. If you want an alternative go with Halite, it's much better.

lksd

lksd reviewed v3.6.0.336 on Feb 2, 2010

Have been using BitSpirit since is appeared out from nowhere. Then somehow BitSpirit wen under the radar, I was sure project was dead so I dropped it in favor of uTorrent, but... BitSpirit is BACK. It is better it is faster it will save the world... well perhaps not, but I'm glad I can switch over to my favorite torrent client.

Like description says, it is fast, lightweight and very advanced. Word of caution though, i have run in to trouble when I had two devices on the same subnet with UPNP. It was my fault in setting up one router, it shouldn't have UPNP on. Therefore if BitSpirit status says that Port Forward has failed, check your network it may be YOUR FAULT and not the software.

Cheers :)

radiomaffia

radiomaffia reviewed v3.6.0.330 on Nov 12, 2009

@Havokdan:

You can uncheck Ask Toolbar in uTorrent while installing and something has to make money when apps are freeware...

sehnbadt

sehnbadt reviewed v3.6.0.315 on Nov 9, 2009

BitSpirit has always been good, reliable and fast for me. A good alternative to ?Torrent since it was purchased by BitTorrent, Inc and has partnerships with many entertainment companies according to their website.

thinkingman

thinkingman reviewed v3.6.0.315 on Oct 31, 2009

Well, despite this website's lame "Download Now" button which was huge but ironically enough impossible to see amongst the seventeen "Download Now" button ads all over the page, I must say this is some pretty decent software. I'm a Mac guy who has a Mac workstation that he boots into Win 7 for some game dev software and I noticed that there's a huge lack of good Windows shareware out there - yes, there's a LOT of it, but most of it is complete garbage or infested with malware. So anyway, this program is *not* infested with malware (yet) and is pretty decent. My favorite program has always been Transmission, though, so you guys may want to check that out too.

Second Shadow

Second Shadow reviewed v3.6.0.126 Beta on Jul 21, 2009

Getting better

BitSpirit ChangeLog

[Jul 17, 2009] v3.6.0.126 Beta
Added: IPv6 support
Added: Private Tracker support
Added: Add new task via magnet URI support
Added: Show share ratio in task list
Added: Show available peer number in task list
Added: Show tracker list in the information window and allow manual operation
Added: Filter by filename extension support when select download files
Improved: Better disk I/O performance, download/upload smoothly over 6MB/s
Improved: Better performance on task schedule, more powerful and easier to use
Improved: The newest BT Tracker protocol support
Improved: The newest BT extend protocol support
Improved: New preference user-interface, clearer and easier to use
Improved: New and clearer information window
Improved: Support global connection limit (only support limit by each task in previous versions)
Improved: Lower memory usage in hash checking when task finished
Improved: Stop task faster
Improved: Lower memory usage when there are too many finished tasks in the task list
Improved: Lower memory usage on large size task (> 10GB) or large size piece (>4MB)
Improved: Better upload performance of super seeds
Improved Self-configure for windows firewall after version XP SP2
Fixed: DHT sometimes saves wrong port number on accepting announce
Fixed: BitSpirit sometimes doesn’t act correctly when requests refused (happen rarely)
Fixed: BitSpirit sometimes ignores the missing pieces in hash checking after task finished (happen rarely)
Fixed: Other minor bugs fixed

NOTE: BitSpirit V3.6.0 supports platform 2000SP4/XP/Vista/Win7, and XP SP2?SP3/Vista SP2/Win7 is recommended.

Havokdan

Havokdan reviewed v3.5.0.275 on Jun 16, 2009

Now that Azureus and uTorrent comes with adware (Ask Toolbar), the bitspirit took theirs, I will stay with him.

360baike

360baike reviewed v3.5.0.256 on May 27, 2009

Well, this programm is just so so, for more interesting file sharing tools, I recommend you to like at this site

www.hehehunter.com

or

http://downloadnext.wordpress.com/

Second Shadow

Second Shadow reviewed v3.5.0.236 on May 8, 2009

I remember using this before I switched to ?Torrent. It's a great torrent client, but ?Torrent seemed a bit better and was, obviously, lighter in resources usage.
However, BitSpirit is starting to look great again considering that in the last few days ?Torrent has started bundling browser toolbars with their program :(

mmatheny

mmatheny reviewed v3.5.0.182 Beta on Mar 24, 2009

"the file I get from here does not match the file from the homepage.
here I get bsv3.3.2.365.EN.exe
MD5: 7541D6890D33D2FAF8F8C3BF32245ABD

at the home page:
Download [v3.3.2.352 Oct,28,2008]
MD5 Code: 525477698dad4ca7a56112e82922ca36"

It's two different versions!

johnk119

johnk119 reviewed v3.5.0.182 Beta on Mar 23, 2009

my life is pretty full with vuze and it's older u.i. from azureus... Great software if you can spare the system resources.... it's frakkin' beautiful

Hmmmmm

Hmmmmm reviewed v3.3.3.118 Beta on Mar 1, 2009

Great software, but it needs to address the error message: "Unknown Error! This might be a Disk I/O Error!"

1. Change the error message to be more specific. When the error happens, in the error message bubble, mention which torrent job is causing the error, and what kind of error it is. There are at least three different errors that show up as "Unknown error"

2. Instead of letting the job keep running, have the job paused in an "Attention" state for the user to address the error, by opening "edit job", to see a message saying what kind of error happened, and what recommended actions the user can take.

Place jobs in a paused "attention" state if the job keeps having the same error, to prevent the job from going in a loop.

If the error is from saving two jobs in the same directory, tell the user to rename the directory. Have an option to automatically rename any same directories by adding a number at the end.

If the error is from unsupported characters, strange characters, or undeletable blank characters in the filename or directory name, ask the user to rename the files or folders. Have an option to replace these characters automatically with question marks, spaces, or unicode.

Have an option for the software to try fixing errors automatically by pausing, fixing, and resuming the job, based on the type of error. Put the job under "Attention" if the job can't be fixed automatically.

3. The error can be caused by the router rewriting incoming/outgoing bytes, causing a hash failure, and since the software keeps downloading the same data, the same error happens without it being fixed, leaving the torrent stuck at 99% or lower.

This can be fixed manually by limiting upload count and download count to 1. In the options menu, have an option for the software to automatically set download and upload count to 1 for any job where the error occurs.

When this error occurs, the software should determine which data is being rewritten or incomplete when it comes in, and try to focus on this data by switching to a different peer with good data, skipping or ignoring peers with bad data, or using a workaround to make the router think this is a different piece of data to prevent it from being rewritten. The software could save this trouble data differently with encryption, renaming, or temporary files, then add it back to the job and do another hash check.

4. Some jobs will continue downloading and reach over 100% of the job size in bandwith just trying to get that same data. Data that keeps being redownloaded in this way should be labeled as something that isn't getting through, activating a flag if it happens x number of times or for x duration. Once flagged, if the data can't be successfully downloaded by using any software tracks, then the job should be stopped and the job can be labeled as stopped due to this error.

5. An error can happen if the initial seeder's upload data was modified while seeding- there's probably no way to fix this, but there may be a way to detect incomplete or modified seeds and label the job as a modified seed. Show which files are modified under the file list and if they should be added or ignored. Ask the user if the job should keep the old hash check and ignore the new or modified data, or if the user wants the job to make a new check based on the modified data and save it.

6. Under options, setting the default save path to a new directory will not change jobs that have the old save path, and old jobs will save to the old path. When specifying a new default job path under options, have an option for whether all jobs should be changed to save to this new path, or if all jobs should be left alone.

Each job category could have an option to use the default save path or a custom save path for all jobs in that category.

The options menu could have multiple custom save paths for when the user needs to select a different save path for different jobs, or when switching drives. The "edit job" menu could list these paths to select.

Options could save jobs to custom paths for torrents with errors, duplicates, modified data, or periodic backups.

Advanced options could enable or disable these paths based on triggered events, such as switching to a different path when the default path or drive letter is undetected, or when there is a full disk space error.

The the ability for the user to make custom categories would be nice.

7. There is no way to edit multiple torrents, as selecting multiple jobs and editing will only open one job. Have a new type of "edit job" window for when multiple jobs are selected for editing, which will apply changes to all selected jobs. Have options for changing these jobs to a specified save path, same number of peers, same transfer speed, job priority, and job type. Have check boxes for each type of option to enable or disable which types of changes will be applied to all selected jobs. If the user enables "tracker list" to be changed for all selected jobs, then whatever is pasted in the tracker list is added to all selected jobs.

Once "Ok" is hit, the jobs are processed in order, showing how many jobs are processed out of how many jobs are left total. This process can be canceled manually if it takes too long.

8. Allow selecting multiple jobs when using "Check downloads," and show status on what job is being checked and how many jobs are left to be checked.

9. In the left click menu you can't put jobs that are started back into queue mode or make queued jobs start, unless you stop and restart the job again or hit ok under "edit job."

It would be convenient if a job stopped by the "Stop job if no data downloaded" option was automatically marked.

10. Some jobs take a long time to stop, and take longer when multiple jobs are selected for stopping. Stopping can make the software pause completely, and the software can crash by stopping too many jobs. Have a faster way to process multiple jobs in the background without making the software hang, and show progress as a number counter for multiple jobs such as "1/20" until all jobs are processed, or a status message such as "Stopping..." if this will take extra time. This hanging also happens when editing jobs with large download sizes, even if nothing has been downloaded yet.

11. The delete options under the left click menu should be the same as the five "delete job" options when hitting the delete key. When doing left click it only has "Delete Job Only, Delete Job and Downloads, and Delete All Associated Files" but doesn't have the option to delete just the torrent file or move to trashbox.

12. In Edit Job under "rename", have the current name already typed out in the edit box. Have an option to put the text of the torrent name or torrent file in the edit box to rename the folder.

13. There's an error in the job list where the names group together oddly. Sorting by size sometimes has the list go from small to large and then repeat small to large or have small files on the top and bottom. Sorting by Finished sometimes has clumps of different percentages, repeats from small to large, or completed jobs spaced randomly in the list. Sorting by DL, UL, seed/peer, and KB/s also puts jobs randomly in clumps, appearing in the start, middle, or bottom, or spaced between other jobs, instead of all relevant jobs appearing in one sequential group together.

Highlighting one job and moving up and down with the arrow keys will skip around the list. Editing, starting or stopping a job can make it jump to a different spot in the list. There may be an error with how the list determines order, acting like two lists instead one, like different lists are competing.

Sometimes jobs are shown in either the BitSpirit list or Downloads list but not both, and sometimes finished jobs in BitSpirit and Downloads are not shown in the Downloaded list.

Sometimes the graph and job list will stop updating, but will show an update manually when a job is highlighted.

14. These next ones are optional, and are just an idea you could add if it doesn't make the software too bloated or memory intensive. These options could be shown under "Inspector" and manually run when needed, to check and sort torrent jobs, torrent files, and download data.

Each type of option opens a menu of directories and files that the user highlights, and hits ok to run the analysis, so these are used when needed instead of always being in memory.

Have an option to look at downloads in a directory and match them to torrent files, then report if all downloads match a torrent, check if any downloads don't have an associated torrent, check in torrent and backup directories for a matching torrent file to go with that data as a restored job. Unassociated data in the download directory is temporarily listed in an "unassociated" category for the user to look at after the analysis.

Have an option that could look in downloads for Bitspirit files left over from moving files, or any extra files that don't match up with hash, and prompt if they should be deleted. Highlight data that isn't from the the torrent's job file list, and highlight differently if another job's files are accidentally saving to the same directory.

An option to check if a file or directory has any data that can be added to an incomplete job if the data matches the hash check, even if the job is different. If a new job contains data the user downloaded in an older torrent, ask if the user wants to copy the relevant data, copy and delete the old file or directory, or just delete the old file or directory.

An option could look at what jobs have different download paths, showing them in a list organized by what paths they are using. The jobs could then be selected and changed to one of the other download paths available. Can also make new paths, new custom categories, and edit which categories have what paths.

Have a way to save new jobs as a category, and change the category of multiple jobs. Have an option for whether categories should be enabled for Downloads and Downloaded jobs, enabled for Downloaded jobs only, or ignore categories and don't display them.

An option to enable and disable different torrent file directories and download directories in the case of multiple temporary hard drives being used, where the user may want directories to be active or inactive.

An option to look through and organize saved, temporary, and backup torrent files, check which are no longer used or part of the job list, which ones don't match with downloads, ask if torrent files with no match should be deleted or backed up, and if torrent files in temporary directories should be moved to a permanent directory or backed up, and if redundant torrent files or backups should be deleted.

An option to save and load a custom settings file of options, download speeds, and directories. Settings could be activated and deactivated based on time schedules.

Under options, have a section to type in the user's upload/download connection speed, and use those values if the user enables recommended options including : upload limitation is 75% or 85% of upload connection, download limitation is 85% or 95% of download connection, maximum peers per job is upload speed * 1.3, maximum upload slots is (upload speed / 6) +1, maximum half-open tcp connections is upload speed * 2 or 4.

These suggestions may be outside the scope of this program, or be better for a different program, since Bitspirit is already incredibly fast and efficient, and I'd hate to see too much feature creep if it means the file size and memory will increase or response time will be slower, so ignore these if they harm efficiency in any way.

Thank you for this great program. Keep doing an awesome job.

Sativarg

Sativarg reviewed v3.3.2.365 on Dec 30, 2008

the file I get from here does not match the file from the homepage.
here I get bsv3.3.2.365.EN.exe
MD5: 7541D6890D33D2FAF8F8C3BF32245ABD

at the home page:
Download [v3.3.2.352 Oct,28,2008]
MD5 Code: 525477698dad4ca7a56112e82922ca36
Until the homepage is updated there is no way to authenticate this software. Given the nature of this software and the freedom it enjoys in a windows environment I will not be installing it until the MD5 is updated or the author provides a valid Digital Signature.

Adrian79

Adrian79 reviewed v3.3.2.365 on Dec 30, 2008

:) 5 stars

RamEEz

RamEEz reviewed v3.3.2.352 on Dec 8, 2008

I have been using Bitspirit for a very long time. The only problem this software has is that its eat memory a lot.

sehnbadt

sehnbadt reviewed v3.3.2.352 on Nov 26, 2008

Where can I find an english forum? I need help on how to configure BitSpirit for best download speed. BitSpirit is the best.

sarreq

sarreq reviewed v3.3.2.352 on Oct 28, 2008

I'm glad to see development has resumed, but I really wish they could keep their websites up to date.

I haven't used it recently, so my rating is neutral for the current versions.

Adrian79

Adrian79 reviewed v3.3.2.352 on Oct 28, 2008

oh goodie

Adrian79

Adrian79 reviewed v3.3.2.335 on Oct 14, 2008

yes!

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v3.3.2.327 on Sep 16, 2008

The increased development pace is a very good thing. The client seems to be getting tighter and more efficient, which is the opposite of some of the competition.

Fast, simple and easy to use. It gives any other client a serious run for the money, as it were.

Zyrac X

Zyrac X reviewed v3.3.2.272 on Sep 8, 2008

The newer release version [ 3.3.2.287 ] can be found here [ http://www.lanspirit.net.../bs/bsv3.3.2.287.EN.exe ]. I Swear by this torrent client, It's ease of use, especially when building and uploading your own torrents; It's crisp unbloated UI, only other one that comes near is µTorrent. 10/10

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v3.3.2.272 on Aug 6, 2008

My second favorite client out there, and it is working great during tests. It sort of feels faster and more responsive then I remember. Hope that is due to code optimization. I'm very glad that they have started updating this app more frequently, so perhaps it will gain more notice from the torrent community. Raise its profile a little so more users become aware of just how good this client is.

Adrian79

Adrian79 reviewed v3.3.2.272 on Aug 4, 2008

in a class all alone, keep up the great work

PsychoVash01

PsychoVash01 reviewed v3.3.2.255 on Jul 2, 2008

I use this software more then utorrent. I kinda consider utorrent for someone who is just begining to learn to download torrents.
Bitspirit now comes with a half open connection patcher for vista sp1 only downfall is you have to choose to allow unsigned drivers every reboot.
Here is the translated changelog for the latest version.
http://translate.google....&sl=zh-CN&tl=en

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v3.3.2.252 on Jun 23, 2008

Bumped a notch to 5 because the new version seems to work great, and Azureus has gone all wonky with that VUZE thing, so there is less "unbloated" competition.

I still use Utorrent 1.6 build 474 (the last TRUE Utorrent build, imo) but Bit Spirit is now clearly the best second option, at least for me.

Good to see more frequent updating also.

memooo

memooo reviewed v3.3.2.230 on Jun 17, 2008

it is indeed the fastest bittorrent client i ever used, but once you download a torrent from bad people your screwed, utorrent better cuz it can detect these bad people and blocked them forever

ihsanmpm

ihsanmpm reviewed v3.3.2.230 on Jun 15, 2008

Bitspirit Best speed its download maxspeed
I am Using bitspirit good downloading.Another bit clients -i am not satisfied.
Download Bitspirit And show Great speed

VERY GOOD SPEED . USE THIS I AM SURE.I AM FEELING IT

esh3

esh3 reviewed v3.3.2.230 on Jun 12, 2008

Been using this a lotta years and several machines and nothing compares to this. Simply the best!

luhirs

luhirs reviewed v3.3.2.230 on Jun 12, 2008

this is a great app.
but, what's new ? any changelog ?

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v3.3.2.230 on Jun 12, 2008

Next to Utorrent 1.6 build 474, this is my favorite client.

It does a great job and takes up less resources than Azureus, for example. Speeds are also top notch.

It's not a perfect program, but it is a very good one, imo.

Adrian79

Adrian79 reviewed v3.3.2.230 on Jun 12, 2008

yes!

sehnbadt

sehnbadt reviewed v3.3.2.132 on May 30, 2008

Best client I've ever used. With BitSpirit my average download speed is 500 kb/s I've never been able to achieve such speed with utorrent. Now that utorrent has been sold to BitTorrent and that anti P2P organizations are behind it I will never use it anymore. BitSpirit is updated regularly and they have a working website, it's just not in english. You should run the TCP/IP patch included with BitSpirit to set a higher TCP half-open limitation value. The patch is located under the Functions tab of the BitSpirit menu. Run the patch, it will tell you the current value of your system, 10 is Windows default, set the new value to 256 (recommended by BitSpirit) and then reboot your computer for the change to take effect. Enjoy.

Adrian79

Adrian79 reviewed v3.3.2.132 on Apr 22, 2008

yup, 15 months now! loving it! great job

pluto2se

pluto2se reviewed v3.3.2.132 on Apr 22, 2008

What is there really left to desire? maybe a little more lightweight but heck... this is what I've used since forever never had any reason to look for something else!

esh3

esh3 reviewed v3.3.2.132 on Apr 21, 2008

Simply the BEST!

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v3.3.2.120 on Apr 16, 2008

Still one of the best clients out there, though I do kinda wish it was updated more.

Behind the original Utorrent (pre-purchase) and perhaps a tad above Azureus (ease of use, nicer interface) I think it is holding its own quite well.

Sativarg

Sativarg reviewed v3.3.2.115 on Apr 3, 2008

Be aware of your
~\Program Files\BitSpirit\config\ipfilter.dat file. It may be empty like mine. The file appears to be a message to users from emule-project about preferred service usage and bandwidth. Printout below.
> http://forum.emule-proje...dex.php?showtopic=19247

#-Fight the past (2005-02-02)
#>> http://emulepawcio.sourc...lter_fakes/ipfilter.zip
#>> Use the compressed ZIP version, please !
#>> It's easy, replace in "Update from URL" (section security) the last string ".dat" with ".zip".
#>> Supported since eMule 0.43a

#-BOGON list (2005-02-02)
#>> http://completewhois.org/bogons/index.htm
#>> Invalid IPv4: Bogon list.
#>> Not Declared IPv4: Not in BGP database.
#>> Not Used IPv4: Allocated in BGP database but not used.
#>> Remove Cloned Ranges between this lists.

#-EP List (2004-01-27)
#>> AntiP2P Robots: A list from a special user.
#>> Specifics Ranges: Feedback by Mod'Developer.

#-Mc4TuTi list (2004-12-12)
#>> http://ciberia.ya.com/Mc4TuTi/index.htm
#>> Removed first LANC range.
#>> Updated by Mc4TuTi/lloyd8 from emulEspana.
#>> Minimized description to decrease global file size.

#38.113.214.0-38.113.214.255,000,AntiP2P
/QUOTE>
Best use a peer filter like PeerGuardian until the issue with ipfilter.dat is dealt with.

ABSENT

ABSENT reviewed v3.3.2.115 on Mar 24, 2008

Google-Translated version of http://www.lanspirit.net/download/bs/changelog.txt:

Fixed: network traffic in the larger circumstances procedure may frequent Add / Remove UPnP port;
Improvements: update fixes several connectivity to support a new system, in certain circumstances suggested that the main program no longer connect several patches;
Improvements: the main program of "functional" menu, add "a few patches connected" to facilitate the call connect several patches;
Improvements: the stability of a number of other minor amendments;

luhirs

luhirs reviewed v3.3.2.115 on Mar 19, 2008

Some1 knows what's new ?

any changelog anywhere ?

Adrian79

Adrian79 reviewed v3.3.2.115 on Mar 18, 2008

best client!!!

Vetta

Vetta reviewed v3.3.2.100 on Nov 28, 2007

It's worked well for me -- good speeds both up & down -- I don't really have any major complaints. uTorrent is the main client for my XP and Transmission for the Mac, with fair use of Azureus now and then.

bigmama

bigmama reviewed v3.3.2.100 on Nov 24, 2007

Its site is always down. There is no community or support. We get info of this program only in betanews.

Azureus is 10000 levels higher than Bitspirit.

If you want a good torrent client for an everyday job, Azureus is the answer...

hardgiant

hardgiant reviewed v3.3.2.100 on Nov 23, 2007

This is the worst software I have used. After setting the preferences the app just locks up and you can't even kill the process (using process explorer 11.x). It just remains in memory until I reboot.

Definitely won't be replacing uTorrent for me.

sooti

sooti reviewed v3.3.2.100 on Nov 22, 2007

in general it's a decent client, but it's banned by most bittorrent private trackers so it's quite useless... i would stick with uTorrent or Azureus..

luhirs

luhirs reviewed v3.3.2.100 on Nov 22, 2007

Some1 knows what's new ?

white lightning

white lightning reviewed v3.3.2.100 on Nov 21, 2007

Very similar to BitComet but with a lot of nice options & a nice logo .

luhirs

luhirs reviewed v3.3.1.232R on Oct 27, 2007

Best client i've used so far..
gave up Azureus long time ago, some months ago µTorrent, and this one... is a keepers...

awesome work it does.

bigmama

bigmama reviewed v3.3.1.232R on Sep 18, 2007

i have test it a while, but i didn't like it
maybe the client is not bad, but we cannot compare it with azureus

My problem with this prog. is sth else.

No official support, no info

The site is always down
No changelog
No communities (forums etc.)
We learn from betanews all the new releases

Thats why 1/5

Adrian79

Adrian79 reviewed v3.3.1.232R on Sep 17, 2007

changelog?!

styxchan

styxchan reviewed v3.3.1.232R on Sep 17, 2007

that ist absolutly wrong ! there is a community, there is a changelog and there ist a forum which has the latest news from developers ! But it is all in chinese ! So please understand that this great client supports english ^^ And dont blame the coders for chinese origin ;)

BB88

BB88 reviewed v3.3.1.232 on Sep 15, 2007

I heard my friend said this gives the fastest download speed. However, none of the download links work... except the BT link, which is an old version (3.2.1.125)

Adrian79

Adrian79 reviewed v3.3.1.232 on Sep 13, 2007

guy below, buy or better yet build a new PC k?

once again the best client ever!!!! thanks!!

dpcdpc11

dpcdpc11 reviewed v3.3.1.232 on Sep 13, 2007

guy bellow... i have a new PC... it's not about the PC... but about the software... read all the lines dude not just between them! it's not the PC's fault when the software is cheaply made... why is my PC to blame when others had the same experience?
and a decent software has at least a web page that works!

styxchan

styxchan reviewed v3.3.1.232 on Sep 12, 2007

in the beginning it based on bitcomet... but that was years ago, but it has the same signatur as comet in some ways... but neverless it is best client ever !!!
And sorry this time no changelog from me forums down at the moment ;)

yassgo

yassgo reviewed v3.3.1.209 on Aug 29, 2007

This Torrent client is really great. I'm a fanatic of µTorrent and don't really like Azureus but this one really surprized me.
My only problem is the fact that lot of trackers I use are rejecting Bitspirit but why?
Is it as BitComet a bad torrent client?

Adrian79

Adrian79 reviewed v3.3.1.209 on Aug 28, 2007

heaven!

styxchan

styxchan reviewed v3.3.1.209 on Aug 28, 2007

it is not the perfect translation but something(v.3.3.1.209):
Amendment : that the previous version of the VISTA system interface errors;
Amendment : that the previous version of the VISTA system "to prevent the system into standby mode," not work properly;
Amendment : that the option under certain circumstances to complete the progress of the download instructions incorrect;
Amendment : that under certain circumstances to preserve the hard drive when there download the ever-increasing output without increasing problems;
(Reasons : the system allows the memory of the outstanding disk cache would lead to partition disk read and write well above system is shut down before the mobile equipment idle time)
Improvements : improve connections patches, support amending the VISTA system connection limits;
Improvements : solves the VISTA system unable to IE browser menu right through the "use of the download genie bit" to add to the question;
Improvements : solves the VISTA system can not IE browsers directly drag link to add onto mini column to the question;
Improvements : through the "personal settings" freedom of choice "authoring tool player" when used by the players;
Improvements : the mandate was not activated in cases where documents can be priority / select files of the operation;
Improvements : perfect mission types and the preservation of the adjustment path download Adaptive Mobile;
Improvements : not download some of the seeds of unwanted paper (not advertising);
Improvements : other relevant procedures friendship and stability of the minor improvement;

allthebestnamesgone

allthebestnamesgone reviewed v3.3.1.209 on Aug 28, 2007

i don't suppose anyone could put the changelogs here could they? please? :)

yokozuna

yokozuna reviewed v3.3.1.209 on Aug 28, 2007

The best BT client IMO. Has pretty unique features like automatic import of IPFilter.dat from eMule folder which protects from various prying eyes. Supports private blacklists. Enables increasing TCP connections of Win XP SP2. Of course, uses Kademlia (compatible with uTorrent and mainline) and encrypts connections. Eye candy but lightweight. Makes creating categories as easy as abc.

styxchan

styxchan reviewed v3.3.1.202 on Aug 28, 2007

the forum behind BitSpirit is working(with Changelogs), its only in chinese ! Only the Mainpage is not up2date ;)
And of course: BEST Client EVER !

Adrian79

Adrian79 reviewed v3.3.1.202 on Aug 27, 2007

working website would be nice.. also a update feature to go along with that :-) i'm actually a bit confused on how betanews is the "only" source for updates..hmmmm

thanks?!

Adrian79

Adrian79 reviewed v3.3.1.150 on Aug 13, 2007

finally!! BEST TORRENT CLIENT ever!!!!

just wish they had a "website" that works :-( only place i can find recent(any) updates is betanews!?

thanks guys!!!

prototype0z

prototype0z reviewed v3.2.2.215 on Jul 20, 2007

Great software even if it is a resource hog. Wonder why they never added a "move to finish folder" option??? It is such a hassle to manually sort all the completed files with the unfinished files.

NitemaN

NitemaN reviewed v3.2.2.215 on Jul 9, 2007

Its great...but where is the new update?

memooo

memooo reviewed v3.2.2.215 on Jun 12, 2007

i used utorrent, azureus, ABC and ktorrent
but BitSpirit is awesome
utorrent : speed stop in 18Kp\s
azureus : complicated and(DL) some time go low
ABC : to stupid
ktorrent : same as utorrent
but BitSpirit : easy to use speed is great and it
work perfectly with vista
and i swear if this programe is developed more it
will kill azureus and utorrent

havas

havas reviewed v3.2.2.215 on May 1, 2007

Great!! I used uTorrent,Bitcomet before,but recently, probability the ISP's limition, these soft doesn't works on my computer. except BitSpirit,awesome!

Adrian79

Adrian79 reviewed v3.2.2.215 on Mar 15, 2007

works great with Vista!

vista ultimate
1gig ram
3.2ghz p4
512mb ati radeon X1650
160gig sata

joyrider1981

joyrider1981 reviewed v3.2.2.215 on Dec 30, 2006

been using it for a long time and loving it.

Oh yeah for those of u having slow or not working browsing / emailing etc when using bitspirit. I figured out what's causing it and have found a solution as well.

It will only affect people using XP SP2, there's a limit now in tcp ip that only allaws 10 half open connections per second (connections that are still trying to connect) and p2p programs and bittorent need a whole lot more. It's been done to prevent fast spreading of worms,
Just read up about it here : http://www.speedguide.ne...ad_articles.php?id=1497 download the patcher run it in windows safe mode, enter the max possible value safe and reboot and your problems are solved.

Marth

Marth reviewed v3.2.2.215 on Dec 30, 2006

Too bad uTorrent is still better =/

semir

semir reviewed v3.2.2.215 on Dec 30, 2006

another low site,but youn download this file from
http://www.softpedia.com...Sharing/BitSpirit.shtml
happy new year to everyone

esh3

esh3 reviewed v3.2.2.215 on Dec 30, 2006

Version 3.2.2.206 can be downloaded from here http://www.freewarefiles...rogram_5_181_14758.html

ghammer

ghammer reviewed v3.2.2.215 on Dec 29, 2006

Works well. I wish this had a total transfer limit, like stop seeding after 150%.

For the previous complainers, read the news. The Internet in Asia is mostly down at this time.

bantam

bantam reviewed v3.2.2.215 on Dec 29, 2006

The link to their website doesnt work either, you can never download ANYTHING from their website.
no dont know why they bother to advertise a new version when its nearly impossible to even download it for evaluation.
Senseless!!!!!

donpacman

donpacman reviewed v3.2.2.215 on Dec 29, 2006

Too bad there web site is overloaded I was looking for a change log. Anybody have the change log?

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v3.2.2.215 on Dec 29, 2006

As far as I'm concerned, this is #2 client after uTorrent. And well, you never know what will happen to uTorrent now, after its been bought, that is.

As far as the links for this app concerned... It's a disaster, to say the least.

Actually there is a way to download is FAST-ENOUGH (at like 3kbs): use a download manager, like FlashGet or ReGet or GetRight or any other, The trick here is to simply make it download using more than one thread (the one I'm using has max 8). That way I am able to download this babe at around 3kbs for ~20minutes.

Just in case, the latest version (at the moment), bsv3.2.2.215.EN.exe:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=UQOJLZYB

To ghamme: If you were here long enough, u'd knew that this is not about asian internet. Its been like this for ages. Smartass.

TC17

TC17 reviewed v3.2.2.206 on Dec 28, 2006

I don't have this latest version, but uploaded version 3.2.2.117 to here:

http://media5.filewind.com/g.php?filepath=1781

Its the latest I could find, other than the one posted here.

semir

semir reviewed v3.2.2.206 on Dec 28, 2006

impossible download this file

esh3

esh3 reviewed v3.2.2.206 on Dec 28, 2006

Could somebody please post a better link. I might be able to download this version before the next one comes out. 5 for the program 1 for the link!

pdh

pdh reviewed v3.2.2.206 on Dec 27, 2006

This is possibly the slowest download on the internet, speed is measured in bytes not kb, and it stops before it finishes.

gergith

gergith reviewed v3.2.2.206 on Dec 26, 2006

hey, this program is awesome, and i do agree it is very good and i am cautious to use uTorrent now.. but honestly, you shouldnt ever make a statement on here that x is alot better then y without giving reasoning.. because as far as i can see, one is just more full featured, as far as torrents are concerned, they are similar, bit spirit just has cool added features. but honestly? to not give proof of being better means i have no way to see for myself if you are right or not, i just have to take your word for it, or yett at you if i disagree.. you must LOVE flame wars otherwise youd be helpfull enough to give the rest of us the reasons why you have your opinion, and why i might agree with you, but just with that.. its silly... think man...

memooo

memooo reviewed v3.2.2.193 Beta on Dec 25, 2006

this is the best bittorrent client i have ever been used i used azureus, utorrent, bittornado, ABC, bittorrent..... many client but this client is the best blieve me ^_^.
and i think this bittorrent client will be famous in the near future

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v3.2.2.160 Beta on Dec 12, 2006

Utorrent just sold-out to Bit Torrent, and the DRM / MPAA / RIAA loving programmer who started the whole thing.

It may not have a bright future, so I'm very glad that Bit Spirit is still being actively developed. We may all need an alternative soon enough, and Bit Spirit is a good app - a very good app in fact.

kamistar

kamistar reviewed v3.2.2.122 on Dec 12, 2006

i have tested lots of torrent clients utorrent, bitlord, bitcomet, azureus, abc, bittornado and bitspirit.
and bitspirit is the best of them, so i can say this is number 1 (don't say utorrent is better, its not)

The Second Maker

The Second Maker reviewed v3.2.2.122 on Nov 19, 2006

I'm getting massive memory leaks with the 3.2 version.
Back to 3.1.0.090 for me.

Rysiunio7

Rysiunio7 reviewed v3.2.2.117 on Nov 12, 2006

Cool program #1 for BitTorrent!!!

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v3.2.2.117 on Nov 7, 2006

Better than Azureus, but at least one notch behind Utorrent.

Can't notice much diff over the previous release in terms of performance. Is this just an incremental bug fix?

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v3.2.2.117 on Nov 7, 2006

One of the best clients. #2 after uTorrent, if you ask me.

BioHazards

BioHazards reviewed v3.2.1.210 on Oct 18, 2006

This client is still the best for me.. well atleast while i can still use it.. I've to switch to uTorrent now since my ISP used packets filtering for bittorrent stream, i can no longer get any acceptable download rate since.. i wish bitspirit would also incorporate encryption for their next release.. like Azureus and uTorrent and i will for sure switch back.. For those having a very low download rate.. you could try clients i mention above as alternative.. your ISP could be throttling down you bittorrent dowloand..

Sailorcancer

Sailorcancer reviewed v3.2.1.210 on Sep 30, 2006

Might be my third torrent client I'll use. The interface is easy to use, and the features are somewhat decent.

Only problem is if you want to view any information on the torrent or update it's current progress you have to click on the torrent. And click it every time you go into a new info tab thing at the bottom.

Also that desktop blob that comes up is a tad bit irritating, but is easy to get rid of.

flake

flake reviewed v3.2.1.210 on Sep 25, 2006

Reasonably decent interface and features but, contrary to what they state, this program is not at all "lite" or easy on system resources. μTorrent or even bitcomet is a much better choice. If you're one of those who doesn't mind more resource usage and wants lots of features then save your time with this and just get the java based azureus

phiber0ptik

phiber0ptik reviewed v3.2.1.210 on Sep 23, 2006

Its good, but uTorrent is better.

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v3.2.1.181 on Sep 19, 2006

I really liked this and used it a lot a while back, but Utorrent 1.6 has supplanted it, at least for me.

I still like the app and it works fine, but feel it is being left behind. Hopefully there will be some more active development.

BioHazards

BioHazards reviewed v3.1.0.077 on Sep 1, 2006

I'm currently using version 3.2.1.100, the NAT traversal have been improved, very very fast when forwarding port during application execution, you don't even notice it's forwarding your port, stability also improved, a few options have been removed tho.. but it's still the best

lepomme

lepomme reviewed v3.1.0.077 on Jul 28, 2006

what do you mean "mrphatt" ?????
i wanted to install it but from what you say you confuse me. Can you elsborate in on your explanation

mrphatt

mrphatt reviewed v3.1.0.077 on Jul 2, 2006

SPEED IS GOOD! BUT!
DO YOU LIKE TOURISTS? ARE YOU GOOD IN BLOCKING IP'S?

Let me explain theres a back loop threw the UDP ports. This thing calls everybody and their mothers from China.

Takes a little networking know how on how to block and allow the ip's. keep a eye out for ips in the range of 58,222,221,219,218,211
Chinanet is the main one.

Dont blieve me? Check your Firewall logs and you'll see.

Bitcomet is a little slower. But in the top 2.

I'm looking to change my client right now!

parad0x

parad0x reviewed v3.1.0.077 on Jun 24, 2006

This is definitely the best torrent client around. Its being relatively unheard of among the masses is because it gets very little publicity in BitTorrent Sites and BT Client Reviews. Managing file download locations and tweaking is very very easy. The amount of flexibility given to the user is lovely. I used both Azureus and uTorrent but in the end uTorrents little problems with partial torrent downloads and Azureus's stiffness with detecting modified incomplete files and no option to mark them with an extension like bt! etc put me off and I was back to my beloved BitSpirit

Orita

Orita reviewed v3.1.0.077 on May 14, 2006

I have BitSpirit 3.2.0.80 and I cant uninstall it. I dont want it anymore. it gives me a messag "The uninstall log file C:\Program Files\BitSpirit\unins000.dat is in a format not recognized by this virsion of the uninstaller. Cannot uninstall". I have XP Pro SP2 OS that is updated on a rgular bases. I dont know how to fix it, can anyone help? thanks.

x86freak

x86freak reviewed v3.1.0.077 on Mar 25, 2006

Real nice program. Uses very little PC resourses - on my pc it's usually 1< CPU usage, heh even explorer takes more :p
It's performance is great, tho u have to configure it to work right first.
And I think it's a fair client[not just a leech] - my dl/ul ratio is usually around 1 and because of that I've never had problems dl on any trackers yet.

SIMS_Bul

SIMS_Bul reviewed v3.1.0.077 on Mar 23, 2006

one very good program and the interface is great

dic

dic reviewed v3.1.0.077 on Jan 24, 2006

Bitspirit is fast and it downloads much faster than bitcomet in my computer. but I also have the same problem as Ali x. I couldn't solve the problem even I format my computer. Neither IE nor firefox works after I open bitspirit until I saw this page. There is one thing that Ali and I have in common is we both use kaspersky, I uninstalled it and the problem was gone surprisingly. Maybe Ali should give it a try.

Ali x

Ali x reviewed v3.1.0.077 on Jan 12, 2006

It really is better as others,more functions ... ,but we have same problems on three different computers.We cannot browse on internet or get e-mails.We try everything,but no help.Limiting download and upload to minimum didnt help ider.
As soon as Bitspirit is shutdown,the problem is gone. I have tried many versions of Bitspirit, but it is always the same problem.
XP pro SP2 with ZoneAlarm Pro Kaspersky 5 pro

SamppaX

SamppaX reviewed v3.1.0.077 on Nov 3, 2005

Ok, I'm really tired of hearing that "This don't work great.." plaa plaa plaa...
memory usage may occur with some firewalls/Hardware (Check your system config)
Don't just tell that this don't work... Tell us more of your system, so we can check if it is more like our own system and make our own conclusions... With my system this works ok... Maybe because i don't use any firewall besides WXP SP2 Firewall. And theres no antivirus program in my system right now... =) Peace...

antiwende

antiwende reviewed v3.1.0.077 on Nov 1, 2005

Best torrent program ever! I had UPNP problems too, but I just forget to active the Windows UPNP service :-)

fourte3n

fourte3n reviewed v3.1.0.077 on Sep 20, 2005

Great program... but memory usage is tad too much.

The Second Maker

The Second Maker reviewed v3.1.0.077 on Sep 20, 2005

The interface is nice and clean, and the downloads are fast but there is one quite annoying bug and there is no real feedback for it: http://www.167bt.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=654

randyharris

randyharris reviewed v3.1.0.077 on Sep 19, 2005

Nice interface, but for some reason I had a lot of problems getting torrents to even begin downloading with BitSpirit. I switched to Azureus and torrents which wouldn't download with BitSpirit immediately downloaded with Azureus.

ZenWarrior

ZenWarrior reviewed v3.1.0.077 on Sep 7, 2005

As someone else has found, BitSpirit's highly suggested use of UPNP simply does not work. That is one of many faults. There are no help files. There is no FAQ that I could find. Forum support is minimal, and with the assumption that all users are geeks. (BTW, I am one, but do not forget that's a minuscule percentage of computer users.) If you're a novice or intermediate torrent user, this is not the application for you. It's highly touted ease of use is far behind at least two other clients I use--and to which I am returning. There's much more work to be done with BitSpirit.

p2pchanger

p2pchanger reviewed v3.1.0.077 on Sep 2, 2005

Super Super good!I like This Bittorent CLient.The only problem is that it just wont respond when detectig my UpnP Device.

Dricon

Dricon reviewed v3.1.0.077 on Aug 25, 2005

My favorite torrent client.
All others gave me slow speeds at around 80kbs tops with 150kbs upload.

With this I can get 300kbs download and 150kbs upload IF I want to be nice and upload.

Perfect torrent client.. KEEP IT UP!

omarmakki

omarmakki reviewed v3.1.0.077 on Aug 15, 2005

New versions seem to completely hog network resources. Ant-freeze didn't do wnything. Older versions didn't do that. I don't care about the interface. Just want that to end and it will be perfect...

photonboy

photonboy reviewed v3.1.0.077 on Aug 14, 2005

Bitspirit browsing Internet?

This seems to be a common problem. I'm having the same problem with Azureus. If I have more than two downloads my websurfing, emailing and internet radio are either severely impaired or don't work.
The Torrent programs are tying up the connections.
I don't know if it's a setting I changed but I never got this problem with Bitcomet. Unfortunately Bitcomet would not SEED.
I just can't find a Bit Torrent without problems!!

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v3.1.0.077 on Aug 14, 2005

Was skeptical. When I downloaded it and ran it it seemed to totally saturate my DSL bandwidth and cause slowdowns on other machines on the network.

Someone suggested I go into the Options, Network Connection and check a box labeled ANTI FREEZE. I did that and all of a sudden, the saturation seemed to stop completely.

I'm not sure what that function does, but now the thing is downloading 60-80k with no problem and is not causing the host machine to lose the ability to browse the internet at the same time, nor is it causing a massive slowdown for the other machines on the network when trying to browse.

This looks promising, at least so far.

krutz

krutz reviewed v3.1.0.077 on Aug 12, 2005

BitSpirit is THE best Bitorrent-Client. Unfortunately it comes from China and im not sure if i can trust it, because its not open-source and all chinese people are yellow... grmpfl

madskillz

madskillz reviewed v3.1.0.077 on Aug 12, 2005

I started usin Bitspirit since it 1st came out, n it just seemed 2 get worse and worse...what started off being the best bittorrent client, slowly lost its respect, the interface was improved but the downloads wern't, but mann this new version is the besttt, it downloads fastt, it looks better thann everr, good loookinn, 5stars!!! download it now

crowbar82

crowbar82 reviewed v3.1.0.077 on Aug 11, 2005

I LOVE this program!!

Nick87

Nick87 reviewed v3.0.1.090 on Aug 9, 2005

I love this program...I think it's the best client for the Bittorrent network.

The only thing I miss is that you can also schedule a stop for a torrent (I have better download limits during the nighttime)
And that you can also choose which share ratio you want for a torrent (for example 1:1 or 2:1) instead of a certain hours of seeding

These features would make an already great program perfect...

Buggy_Beta

Buggy_Beta reviewed v3.0.1.090 on Jul 30, 2005

("These "newer" versions are buggy to say the least!")

Thats why they are called beta but if all people didnt use beta products, the creators would have a hard time tracking down the bugs.
Very good product by the way.

iLLz

iLLz reviewed v3.0.1.090 on Jul 28, 2005

The best Bittorrent client out there. I haven't had any problems with this release. Downloads really fast and is just plain superb!

Excellent software, thanks for a hell-of-a program.

kuknacken

kuknacken reviewed v3.0.1.090 on Jul 27, 2005

Must agree with what people say about newer versions: These "newer" versions are buggy to say the least!
Im a bit disapointed. I have been using Bitspirt for a while now and it ran so much greater than the "usual" ones like BitComet/Azureus e.t.c.

Klusternisse// Thanks for the link, gr8!
Feels a bit strange to "Downgrade" my BitSpiritversion ;)

A bit disapointing when I realy like BitSpirit in comperens to other BitTorrent clients.

P.S:
If anybody get upset by my pore/terrible spelling or language: Sorry, im from Sweden and my knowledge of other languages are poooor.

Klusternisse

Klusternisse reviewed v3.0.1.090 on Jul 26, 2005

older versions of BitSpirit can be found here

http://www.167bt.com/download/bs/

GimieGimieGimie

GimieGimieGimie reviewed v3.0.1.090 on Jul 26, 2005

I'm sticking to BitSpirit v3.0.0.087.

(This version can be easierly downloaded from http://www.oldversion.com/program.php?n=bitspirit)

These "newer" versions are buggy to say the least!

[Edit] Not to create an argument and all, but these releases have been "final" releases, not beta's.

At least beta isn't in the title.

I expect a program to go forwards, not backwards.[/Edit]

witch3r

witch3r reviewed v3.0.1.090 on Jul 26, 2005

ble bla blu

Great BT Client !!

CPU LOW... not sux Azureus use java LOL - spend some hours, CPU in Azureus HI level

squirrel83

squirrel83 reviewed v3.0.1.090 on Jul 25, 2005

I installed it and it does not load - - It gets stuck at the Language Loading and Hangs - - I have to shut off the computer entierly and restart in order for the process to end. . Am i doing somting wrong? Anyway so I installed the previous beta and it works fine again - -

jsc315

jsc315 reviewed v3.0.1.090 on Jul 25, 2005

Im a bit disapointed. I have been using Bitspirt for a while now and it ran great. My CPU would be at about 10%-15%. now that i have downloaded this my CPU is up to 25%-45% so im realy disapointed at this. one of the reasons i likes this so much was that it didnt slow my computer down much at all.

photonboy

photonboy reviewed v3.0.1.086 on Jul 22, 2005

I previously gave this program a 5, but I just loaded the latest version after a fresh Windows Installation on my new and faster computer and it's bogging my computer down.

It's maxing out my CPU on a 3000+ Athlon 64 even when all files are stopped! I switched back to Bitcomet with no problems.

kashin

kashin reviewed v3.0.1.086 on Jul 22, 2005

Is this supposed to be a "leech" client? Because no matter what I do, this client refuses to upload! It will send a few KB of data and then stop. This of course causes every other client to eventually ban me for not contributing. That is not what I want to do! I spent a good amount of time properly configuring this thing, yet there's nothing I can do to make it upload. I'm not behind a router and I have the proper ports opened on my firewall. Every other peer to peer application I use can upload no problem, except for this piece of crap.

[edit] Oh yes, almost forgot to mention the horribly translated menus. Some of the options, for example in the configuration menu, don't make any sense at all.

sQin

sQin reviewed v3.0.1.086 on Jul 22, 2005

its very light on resources BitTorrent client

M0f0

M0f0 reviewed v3.0.1.086 on Jul 22, 2005

@thewonderer: You don't need that util. BitSpirit has the same TCP/IP Limitation remover. You get that choice during installation.

witch3r

witch3r reviewed v3.0.1.086 on Jul 22, 2005

SUPERIOR BT CLIENT

ghammer

ghammer reviewed v3.0.1.086 on Jul 22, 2005

Are there other torrent clients?
This is the best there is.

thewonderer

thewonderer reviewed v3.0.1.086 on Jul 21, 2005

THE BEST!

I have nothing but praise for this program. I started out using Azureus, but have always found problems with it hogging 100% of CPU or lots of discarded data from BitComet clients, or some other issue.

It is reliable, fast, easy to use and stable

For all you guys who have WinXP SP2 another way to help get your downloads going quicker is to try the utility from this site. It changes the limit of half open connections from 10.. to whatever you like. I have it set at 100 and my downloads start and work much better thanx to this :)

http://mitglied.lycos.de...ord/download-mirror.htm

WARNING - this utility modifies a system critical file and you use it at your own risk.

UPDATE - This new version works great. All those guys that are knocking this program must be working for the competition.

Si1enthunter

Si1enthunter reviewed v3.0.0.087 on Jul 20, 2005

this bittorrent client is actually the best i've tried so far. it combines ease of use with great speeds - this is because it comes with a UPnP (Universal Plug-'n'-Play) which forwards the ports on your router if you have one thus increasing download speed.

before using BitSpirit i tried azureus, which, truthfully, is a really bad choice even for high-end-computers. The memory usage is simply a waste..

in BitSpirit you can actually CHOOSE how much memory you want the program to use for the downloads (yeah that's right, the people posting before me had -mostly- no idea what they were talking about because the program adapts to your ram, unless you set a fixed amount).

Cheers to the developers of this fine application.. i really hope they continue the maintenance of this program!

oh, another advantage is that the program has NEVER ever crashed since I've been using it - a good few months now, since the beginning of february.

peace to the world & death to rappers

yokozuna

yokozuna reviewed v3.0.0.087 on Jul 17, 2005

Well I have to say that I am impressed by BitSpirit!
I have to mention that I mostly download large Linux distros and other very large files for my friends (because my ADSL is very fast and I have a good DL DVD burner). I tried Azureus and it was a horrible resource hog, so I said goodbye to it. Original (Bram Cohen's) BitTorrent is nice but not configurable. I used BitComet for a while. It is nice but it can use up to 80 megabytes of RAM (no problem, I have 2 gigs but I do not like when something uses too much resources). There are two disadvantages of BC which made me sick - the download was pretty slow (v.0.57 and up) and BC cheats on upload, I can call it an antileecher client (in fact your upload is much higher than it shows).
I also tried Opera's 8.02 TP1 client. Too simplistic.

GimieGimieGimie

GimieGimieGimie reviewed v3.0.0.087 on Jul 14, 2005

After trying a number of Bit Torrent clients, including BitComet,ABC,Tornado, and Azureus, just to name a few, i've finally found the perfect BT client.

BitSpirit is definately my choice of client, the program is stable, takes little resources (compared to Azureus), packed full of features, including the ability to select individual files from a torrent (which is the most important feature i might add) and best of all, Bitspirit is one of the FASTEST clients in terms of download speeds.

The only program that could match Bitspirit for download speeds was Azureus, but Azureus is based completely on Java, and even running the latest version of Java, consumes a massive 50-60mb to run, and with Azureus at 2-3mb, that's a total of 53-63mb to even START the program, let alone the massive increases of memory consumption when downloading multiple files.

The other problems with the other clients was either a lack of features (ABC), or the download speeds was pathetic which leads me onto the biggest flaw of BitComet.

BitComet was my preferred client before i started using BitSpirit 3 weeks ago, BitComet i found to have the fastest coding, and the nicest interface of all the clients, not to mention low resource usuage.

The only reason i looked for a new client was simple, BitComet's download speeds are awful, the most i ever got on a single download was 30Kb/s and i'm on a 1Mb line.

So i was forced to download multiple files at a time just to get the bandwidth i deserved, even running 5 downloads, only got me an average of 10-15Kb/s on each, and this went on for about a month before i finally decided to try other clients.

And then i found BitSpirit, which i am happy to inform you is at this moment in time, downloading 2 files for me at speeds of 50Kb/s each, with a memory consumption of only 40mb ram.

Now that's more like it, as for corrupt files, i've been downloading non-stop with BitSpirit for the last 3 weeks, i have downloaded about 15 individual files, all of different formats, all of difference sizes, and each download has finialised flawlessly.

I have no idea what these other guys are talking about when they say BitSpirit corrupts their downloads, i can definately vouch for the program that it hasn't with mine and i've downloaded 50GB + so far.

So don't take my word for it, give the program a go yourself, if you're like me, who is disappointed with either your current download speeds or system footprint of your current BT client, then you will appreciate BitSpirit.

Joy-ak

Joy-ak reviewed v3.0.0.087 on Jul 10, 2005

right now..it is so far so good..
yet..I wonder how it is defferent from other bittorrents...I saw some ppl has the same prog but it was (Bitspirit v3.x)...what does that mean?
I wana ask the creator of this program for one reguest..can you build and engin for it..somehow I wana downlaod what I want so fast..can u? please? o^_^o

For bearlover: (spical)!!!
if you wana see those movies that cannot played by any of your media...
try to use (JetAudio)
you will really thank me after this..
I use it mostly for all audios...and it worked..

Bye.. =)

linhongjun

linhongjun reviewed v3.0.0.087 on Jul 7, 2005

if you can not unrar the file larger than 4GB, you should convert your harddisk from FAT/FAT32 to NTFS. because FAT/FAT32 can not support the single file larger than 4GB. that's not the problem of bitspirit.
use command: convert in prompt.

Mr Dude

Mr Dude reviewed v3.0.0.087 on Jul 1, 2005

amazing software..realy satisfide,after a long search for a fast and realible torrent-client i found BitSpirit..I have advised all my friend and family to use this...

Bye

Mr.Dude

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v3.0.0.087 on Jul 1, 2005

garbage. after client said I was at 100% for quite a while, it failed to unrar (4+gb file). Went back to my normal client (which doesn't support udp) & it said file was incomplete by about 3-4mb. DON'T BOTHER WITH THIS CRAP-developers obviously do not know what they are doing. I could give a s***e what version they claim it to be.

bearlover

bearlover reviewed v3.0.0.087 on Jun 30, 2005

So far, so good; I've finished around 4 files, however, I couldn't play them! They're .avi and .rm. As far as I know, I have all the necessary codecs installed (I installed K-Lite Codec Pack), and I can play most of my AVI/MPG/MPEG/RM/RAM files. I just don't know why I couldn't play the ones I downloaded with this client.

If anyone can help me with this, it'd be very much appreciated.

Thanks.

xippon

xippon reviewed v3.0.0.087 on Jun 24, 2005

It's great program, lots of functions, but i see strange % statistic in field near send.

ado_civon

ado_civon reviewed v3.0.0.087 on Jun 23, 2005

Quote:
"I dont get it.. first 2.9.0.098 and then 3.0.0.087.. home come?

it's category management sucks :( "

You a dumb s***! 2.9 is the version and 098 is it's build number!
So obviously 3.0 comes after 2.9. and build number can be anything! The number of times they recompiled the software.

BitSpirit would be much better if dumba**es and slow connection people would NOT use it!

Otherwise, great program and much better then the java s***ty ones!

QQ

QQ reviewed v3.0.0.087 on Jun 21, 2005

eh? and you're kid who shouldnt get online.

first of all, their build number increased through earlier releases, that's why i was curious why would it decrease on latest release.

and latter stands - it's category management sucks - whats the point to only have category for completed files? i want to put my in progress to different folders so that they dont mix up and i can manage them easily.

so get lost, kid

ghammer

ghammer reviewed v3.0.0.087 on Jun 21, 2005

One of the best bittorrent clients gets better. And has added KAD support as well.
I like the UPnP support for configuring the router and removing the mappings when it closes.
Best, it is not a java app, runs very nicely here.

mike-007

mike-007 reviewed v2.8.0.072 on Jun 20, 2005

i'm using bitspirit since yesterday and i need to say that it works better than my azureus. i was using azureus from a few months and only sometimes i had a maximum transfer on a single torrent.
i have a 256kb/s internet connection and azureus offers me on some torrent files transfer ~5kB/s but on the same torrents bitspirit works with 30kB/s. it's not the problem with azureus configuration or number of seeds/peers.
i'm looking for some options in bitspirit:
- move downloaded files to the other folder
- fix the percents in the "received data"
- maybe some options from azureus like "country", detecting download/upload speed with a single peer/seed
- possibility of priority of downloading files almost done or downloading first part of a file (i.e. to previev video file with videolan or something like that)

btw: i'm using bitspirit 2.9.0.098 released 2005-06-17 (i found that version using google). no one mention that this version exist

photonboy

photonboy reviewed v2.8.0.072 on Jun 17, 2005

Someone complained that they could not choose where to download their files each time. They must be doing something wrong.

I've tried them all and was down to this one, Bitcomet and Azureus.

If I can't download something, occasionally I find it downloads on Azureus (and this is probably my fault with the settings) but I find Azureus eats up my CPU so I stick with Bitspirit. My poor 800MHz CPU can still download 15 files at a time and watch a movie too.

CL0CKVV0RK

CL0CKVV0RK reviewed v2.8.0.072 on Jun 16, 2005

I can't believe anyone has a problem with this program. It's the best BitTorrent client I've used. Hands down. Granted, it's got a bunch of stuff I dont use, but that's fine. It downloads where I tell it to. The speed caps seem to work fine. And depending on the torrent I'm downloading, I can adjust the upload/download to get great speed. My only suggestion would be tooltips when you move your mouse over something, to explain more about what a particular option does. Oh, and fix the percentages. I hate it when it says I've downloaded 399% of something.

BioHazards

BioHazards reviewed v2.8.0.072 on Jun 11, 2005

as usual.. works great.. the UPnP works fine and on top of it all.. i dont have to do manual port forward everytime my IP changes.. don't know why some ppl have difficulty in using this very simple bit client.. to appriciate this many options you just have to toy around with it a while.. the only part that i dont like is the notice given when UPnP failed to delete the previous portforward details from the router should the client terminated prematurely.. still the functionality is great and i can't but to give it another 5 rating.. *developer* please take a look at those failed delete thinggy..

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v2.8.0.072 on Jun 9, 2005

supports udp. I normally use bittornado. but interface is lame & the upnp thing does absolutely nothing. (I was told it would make me 'clever'). Doesn't. When udp is mandatory I'll start using it. See Ya. Has save option (for all settings) & this is the homepage
http://www.bytelinker.com/intl/

cpnis

cpnis reviewed v2.8.0.072 on Jun 9, 2005

I used ABC and liked it OK. I downloaded BitSpirit and realized that it sucks pretty bad. I like to be able to choose where I download individual torrents to; for that reason, I told BitSpirit NOT to download to the default C:/downloads/ directory. What did it do? You guessed it.

I then shut it down and restarted it. On every subsequent restart, it hung up on "detecting upnp device...."

I went back to ABC and now want the twenty minutes of my life back that BitSpirit stole

Postality

Postality reviewed v2.8.0.072 on Jun 1, 2005

By far the BEST BitTorrent client. I'm very happy with it and ALWAYS get downloads fast.

Anyone know when and IF it's going to have the new trackless torrent feature?

Since this seems to be the new homepage for bitspirit I thought I'd ask here.

shiroamada

shiroamada reviewed v2.8.0.072 on May 29, 2005

After I use a few, I found that the previous bug still at there, when the problem happen, my CPU usage will increase 50%, and then the application will hang.... need to wait quite a long time then can use it, sometimes totally can't use it, need to kill the process and open it again, What is the problem ??

QQ

QQ reviewed v2.8.0.072 on May 25, 2005

well it's great client, but it's categorising system sucks ass. for one, no drag and drop?? second, even if i assign a download to cat, why is it still listed together with others?

qw3rty

qw3rty reviewed v2.8.0.065 on May 7, 2005

With Azureus's new distributed database, everyone should be using the newest version of Azureus as their Bit Torrent Client. At least untill other clients implement the distributed database. Right now when a tracker goes down, only Azureus users can connect to each other.

M0f0

M0f0 reviewed v2.8.0.065 on Apr 29, 2005

I was using BitComet till I came across this app. I was using BitComet essentially for its /get_peers extension as well as a clean and uncluttered interface. But now since some major BT sites have banned BitComet or allow BitComet with teh /get_peers extension disabled, there was no real reason to use it. BitSpirit has the same kind of uncluttered interface as well as some additional features. A real good BT client.

RasputinUK

RasputinUK reviewed v2.7.2.232 Beta on Apr 16, 2005

Bit Spirit's support of UPnP is second to none. And is the only client that works fully with my router...Only one niggle, it does not automatically reset UPnP when the DSL connection is dropped and resumed (which is a major problem in the UK. Other than it gets my vote. Nice work

BioHazards

BioHazards reviewed v2.7.2.232 Beta on Apr 15, 2005

Currently the best so far.. i've tried many clients before this.. but this one stays on top of the list.. The best function of this client is the auto port forwarding, although the new version focus more on TCP connection rather than UDP, but still nice.. cool interface, lots of optional functions and best of all.. all the function actually works.. great works guys (n gals also).. any more updates?

Nikkie

Nikkie reviewed v2.7.2.232 Beta on Mar 23, 2005

Fantastic Program .this has Many functions .

Keep up the great work ..!!

(I use this on my parents newer pc but my old one i am using burst ..)

the only two clients worth downloading ..

older pc = burst

newer pc = this program

CrimsonTears

CrimsonTears reviewed v2.7.2.232 Beta on Mar 10, 2005

This is an awesome Bit Torrent Client. I use it exclusively. Love the fact that it has categories that will put the files in different locations.

The only bad thing about it, is when I right click on the tray icon.. I can no longer use the main window. But I don't use that often so it doesn't bug me.

Awesome overall!

photonboy

photonboy reviewed v2.7.2.232 Beta on Feb 25, 2005

I was using this and absolutely loving it, then it failed to load. I finally ended up formatting my computer and it worked until I loaded the newest Windows XP Updates.

I can use other clients, but not Bitspirit. Anyone else have this problem?

jank0

jank0 reviewed v2.7.2.232 Beta on Feb 4, 2005

The _only_ BitTorrent client I know, which properly works throught HTTPS (CONNECT) proxy (including peer transfers). BitSpirit has many great features, it is small and fast and surely reccommended for proffessional users.

lokokila

lokokila reviewed v2.7.2.232 Beta on Jan 24, 2005

thewonderer

rejavanation

rejavanation reviewed v2.7.2.232 Beta on Jan 12, 2005

I've use BitSpirit for about a year now. I've tried all the others and keep coming back to this one because of the simplicity of the interface. It is constantly improving with releases. The only reason I do not give it 5 stars is the weak torrent search mode. I have not yet discovered how to customize and as bit dump sites are constantly changing an easy way to add and remove search engines would make it perfect. Otherwise it's a great free piece of software.

thewonderer

thewonderer reviewed v2.7.2.227 on Jan 12, 2005

been using for a few hours now. Very impressed with the overall look, feel, speed of this program.

Better than bitcomet, more releases, more downloaded per hour and some nice UI features.

Only thing that stops me from giving it 5 stars is that azureus has a few extra features that bitspirit does not (support for plugin for ip filtering for instance) and a few other minor things.

If you found azureus to be a bit to much ... and also fed up with discarded data that it seems to accumulate, then this is the 1....

asellus

asellus reviewed v2.7.2.223 on Dec 18, 2004

Very good program with low memory footprint. 2 things though:-

1. No super-seed mode.

2. Banned in some trackers I always used.

Domingo

Domingo reviewed v2.7.2.215 on Dec 9, 2004

It's a good one. I like BitComet better (fewer reasources and a UI I enjoy more), but this is my second choice. Azureus is the favorite of some, but I hate the UI. I'd advise anyone to try those 3 clients and pick whichever you like the look of most. For me it was BitComet.

Primis

Primis reviewed v2.7.0.82 on Oct 14, 2004

BitSpirit is the best BT client out there, period. Once you've used it you can't go back to just using the official BT downloader, and BitSpirit's reliability and interface seems so much better than anyone else's out there. Only downside is typical of all the BT and eMule-ish clients -- it uses a annoyingly-large amount of resources.

danderson

danderson reviewed v2.7.0.82 on Oct 14, 2004

Very good program. I have been using it for quite some time. I just wish that they would make a Linux version.

TC17

TC17 reviewed v2.6.5.130 Beta 1 on Sep 14, 2004

I don't use Bit-Torrent much, but have a little. This program is very good. Plus it supports UPnP port mapping which is great for people behind hardware routers. Most Torrent programs do not support that. With UPnP you don't have to open ports, the program does itself, then closes them down when its done using them.

ghammer

ghammer reviewed v2.6.2 on Jul 11, 2004

My favorite torrent application. Gets better and better each release!
Give it a try, you'll be pleased.

Does not require additional resources like perl, python, java, etc, like other torrent apps.

MMPD

MMPD reviewed v2.6 on Jun 16, 2004

Its a very good program all around. However It does seem to download slower then the rest of the bittorent clients which is rather sad. It makes up for it tho with alot of nice features. If you are a seeder like me this program is the easiest to seed with I have used. Azureus is in a close second for seeding, but definatly first for downloads. Since the previous version the bandwidth limiting also works now.

nirvana_yy

nirvana_yy reviewed v2.0 on Apr 14, 2004

It seems that the download link does not work.
visit here http://www.lanspirit.net/index2.htm to get the setup file.

2.0Final is highly recommended. Much better performance than any previous versions.

Robin B

Robin B reviewed v2.0 RC3 on Mar 30, 2004

Perfect Bittorrent client! BUT,there is a big bug in it > the uploadlimit doesn't work. So my computer is uploading @ maximum speed and my internetconnection is getting slower because of that.
I'm sure they will fix it.
For the rest, it is a very good bittorrent client.

nirvana_yy

nirvana_yy reviewed v2.0 RC3 on Mar 25, 2004

RC3 is very fast.
I am in a LAN, I got a 5OOM movie finished in 25 minutes. And the average L/U speed is 342/289 KB/S. It's creazy.

BTW, the setup is simple. What you guys complain should be the Setting Wizard. m....just be patient, it will guide you to set your BS properly and get higher speed.

kandjar

kandjar reviewed v2.0 RC3 on Mar 25, 2004

I agree, the setup now is a real nightmare... This application used to have a great interface in the 1.2 version, I don't know why they change it ! It was so nice... I don't like this new interface at all...

darkpepe

darkpepe reviewed v2.0 RC3 on Mar 24, 2004

The GUI is very Confusing. Setup is difficult. The downloads need forever to start downloading, even then very slow. Try ABC (Yet Another Bittorrent Client), I will stay with that one

ghammer

ghammer reviewed v2.0 RC3 on Mar 24, 2004

A very nicely done bittorrent app! Don't need to have python or java, excellent GUI, even sets your router ports using UPnP if you want. Spped? Seems like the downloads I have done were fast enough.

kandjar

kandjar reviewed v2.0 RC2 on Mar 16, 2004

I used bitspirit for months, nice interface, 100% binary, no java, no python... This was great. Even after reading post reporting that bitspirit is slow to download, I keeped using it, thinking they was exagerating. Unfortunately, they don't. I was stucked on a download (I downloaded 0.2% to 3% per week). So I decided to try Azereus. Azereus retrieved the first 80% of the downloaded files (done with bitspirit), and downloaded the last 20% in one night. I'd really like to use bitspirit, but it's true, it's very slow.

adamdawg

adamdawg reviewed v2.0 RC2 on Mar 13, 2004

TO JOFIN: Yes, Azureus has a "safepeer" plugin which blocks hudreds of known company IP addresses. If your ISP is the one that caught you, I'd check into the agreement you signed upon signing up. If they are the ones that saw you downloading it, that's just as much a crime as uploading copyrighted material. Violation of Privacy.

lachupa

lachupa reviewed v2.0 RC2 on Mar 12, 2004

Not bad BT client... but its slow. If you want speed try BT++ or azureus (requires java sun runtime).

jofin

jofin reviewed v2.0 RC2 on Mar 12, 2004

Much improved and is getting there!
On a personal note - I recently had my account suspended by my ISP for using a similar program.
I downloaded a copy of "Bring It On Again" movie which is fine but as the BitTorrent programs share movies etc by uploading them from the user's computer to other users at the same time, I was in breach of ISP rules by "uploading copyrighted material".
Does anyone have a sensible solution on how to avoid this in future?

BryGuy

BryGuy reviewed v2.0 RC2 on Mar 12, 2004

While this client is better than some other torrent clients it has many problems (e.g.: slow downloads, I've had corrupt files with it, etc.). I've tried a few and am very happy with Azureus - fast & reliable downloads.

closing

closing reviewed v2.0 RC1 on Mar 1, 2004

I wanted to use this program as the BT client i use at the moment is Java based. Its good points
Low Cpu Usage
Nice interface

Bad points
Slow (read below)

I did a comparison. I downloaded a file using BT spirit and left it overnight to grab it all. 6 hours later I check it and it had downloaded 200 out of 600 meg. I switched to Azeurus (sp) and in 4 hours it had completed that and another torrent at the same time.

Might just be me not configuring it properly, but for me the download speed isn't stable at all, yet with other programs its fine.

any hints and tips for this will be appreciated as Id like to score this higher but cant

AbsolutCamper

AbsolutCamper reviewed v2.0 Beta 3 on Feb 24, 2004

the latest build works very well, even with 7 active torrents, cpu usage never jumps above 3%. memory usage is pretty much on par with the standard bit torrent client per torrent. i dont see anything wrong with the down/upload speeds, these are things which are very hard to judge as BT is a peer based network...

iNsuRRecTiON

iNsuRRecTiON reviewed v2.0 Beta 3 on Feb 24, 2004

There have to be some improvements, but already quite good torrent app!

ManiaXe

ManiaXe reviewed v2.0 Beta 3 on Feb 24, 2004

Finally starting to solidify. The most irritating bugs seem to have been removeda and the performance and stability are quite good.

I have to state though: Please, please, please, focus on the core functionality. I mean, I have never used an embedded web-browser or chat-client and do not intend to do so in the future.

bobdole29

bobdole29 reviewed v2.0 Beta 2 on Feb 19, 2004

Here is a link to the .TORRENT file for the Beta2 version if the dload link is still saying that the user bandwidth has been exceeded...

http://www.infohash.net/download/bssetup.torrent

(oh by the way...this proggie is kew and you obviously need a bit.torrent client to do anything with this link).

zyfos

zyfos reviewed v2.0 Beta 1 on Feb 8, 2004

The menu bar has been replaced with a side bar thing that looks a bit like the common task pane in XP. I'm not sure how accurate the total bandwidth numbers per torrent are, and the speed glyph seems to be off. I've got the speed glyph set to a scale of 10KB/s, and I've seen some of my torrents hit around 80KB/s, but not once did the glyph max out. The new version 2 is a bit more informative about torrents and clients than version 1, but this program could use a decent help file to explain all the features.

arman68

arman68 reviewed v1.2.0 Final on Jan 16, 2004

IMHO BitSpirit is the best BitTorrent client for what is one of the worse file sharing networks. The things I like in BitSpirit are the ability to control how much of your bandwidth is used and manage multiple downloads. This helps killing your internet connection. However I have one big gripe with it: anything more than a couple of active torrents kills your machine with phenomenal memory usage and extremely slow network access (even through a LAN).

blackpages

blackpages reviewed v1.2.0 RC3 on Jan 7, 2004

tries to access drive a: resets network configuration but very nice interface, options and user friendly with frequent updates.

princeofvenus69

princeofvenus69 reviewed v1.2.0 RC3 on Jan 4, 2004

For the people saying a cap on the upload rate isn't a good thing: BT uses the maximum amount of bandwidth it can for uploading. Without a cap, my download rate is close enough to zero that it makes my the Internet useless while BT is running. It's not really "sharing" when my computer is being used to send the same 1% of the file to a bunch of different people while I'm not getting anything downloaded onto my own computer. Programs like BitSpirit are awesome since finding out how to change command line parameters can be troublesome for a novice.

L06@N

L06@N reviewed v1.2.0 RC2 on Dec 27, 2003

Before this download the newest Linux ISO was a pain and took forever even with my SDSL (768k) or Wireless (400k-1.5MB) connections...
Now I snag the full Mandrake ISO set in a couple hours (still nothing like my 3-5MB connection at work, but great for home).

nirvana_yy

nirvana_yy reviewed v1.2.0 RC1 on Dec 21, 2003

1.2.0 RC1 is much more fast!

fr0b

fr0b reviewed v1.1.0 RC3 on Dec 17, 2003

kaks, Flemens:
I am so glad you rate this program down because it allows people to cap their uploads when the offical BitTorrent client does the SAME THING. Being that you live your life in a WYSIWYG world I guess you have not taken the time to read the BT docs or check the command line options.
--max_uploads
the maximum number of uploads to allow at once. (defaults to 7 )
--max_upload_rate
maximum kB/s to upload at, 0 means no limit (defaults to 0 )

In the future please do not rate a program on what you THINK you know.

boboki

boboki reviewed v1.1.0 RC2 on Dec 16, 2003

It is a great program... however, IT IS SLOW!
You will get blazing speeds if you happen to connect to others using bitspirit, but connecting to others using the normal python bittorrents, well...
After 2 hours:
Download: 12meg
Upload: 600meg

Something not right there.

jgriffgsr

jgriffgsr reviewed v1.1.0 RC1 on Dec 4, 2003

not bad, if you use comcast whatch out, i got a letter in the mail saying alot of stuff about copywrite issues.

nemrtvy

nemrtvy reviewed v1.1.0 RC1 on Dec 1, 2003

nice look but really slow and and it takes about 70% of cpu. use burst instead, it's really fast and can do same job without nice buttons.

Aires

Aires reviewed v1.0.9.252 Beta on Nov 19, 2003

One of the best looking apps out there and certainly the best looking BitTorrent client - now if only I could get it too work!

sorty

sorty reviewed v1.0.9.249 Beta on Nov 10, 2003

While I like the GUI, for some reason, this client is A LOT slower than the "Burst!" client which uses a variant of the original Python source (and yes, I fiddled with the various parameters quite extensively).

zyfos

zyfos reviewed v1.0.9.218 Beta on Nov 5, 2003

Great program with a nice interface. Lots of nifty features such as being able to kick connections, pausing certain files within a torrent, etc. The main thing I didn't like about this program was that it sometimes killed off part of a download when restarting a torrent. 5% on a 1.4 gig torrent is quite a bit to make up for. The BitTorrent Experimental client was a lot more reliable than BitSpirit, tho not as feature rich.

AGZ

AGZ reviewed v1.0.6.48 Beta on Oct 15, 2003

The GUI takes this program up, no problems on starting and running this program. And easy settings and instructions but in the readme it says that the search function is missing. So that's one minus but it's only one beta that i might by full version of ?

AGZ

nirvana_yy

nirvana_yy reviewed v1.0.6.48 Beta on Oct 14, 2003

I like the interface and the file selecting function.
and with 1.06, I can get more detailed information about each peer

LouCypher

LouCypher reviewed v1.0.6.48 Beta on Oct 14, 2003

Great features but the program suffers from a memory leak that increases over time to a point where it just locks up. If that gets fixed this will be the BEST BT client.

sjc001

sjc001 reviewed v1.0.6.36 Beta on Oct 13, 2003

I've found it to be much safer and far more reliable as well. No fakes to speak of. Though, you should still use something like Peerguardian while transfering.

powaking

powaking reviewed v1.0.6.36 Beta on Oct 13, 2003

Whats everyones thoughts on the safetyness of using the Torrent network as appose to Kazaa or Bulbster?

sjc001

sjc001 reviewed v1.0.6 Beta on Oct 13, 2003

Then tell it not to delete after transfer.

What I liked was the fact that one could set the default download AND torrent directories.

wonko

wonko reviewed v1.0.6 Beta on Oct 12, 2003

So I start downloading a torrent, and what does BitSpirit do? It immediately deletes my entire downloads folder AND my entire torrents folder without prompting me. That's not what I'd consider a useful feature.

CharredPC

CharredPC reviewed v1.0.5 Beta on Oct 12, 2003

If the author could add Torrent Search into this program, it'd be absolute heaven. Roughly like Kazaa, but much better technology. Nice GUI, though I still prefer burst! Perhaps it's just habit, though ;)

sorty

sorty reviewed v1.0.5 Beta on Oct 12, 2003

I like this client, it allows you to resume torrents at a later time, which is a major issue with the standard client.

The GUI is very similar to FlashGet, but it's a bit confusing and there are still a few bugs I'd like to see fixed (mailed the author).

It also has a bit of difficulty starting several torrents which the "Burst!" client didn't, but that was with the 1.0.2 version, perhaps they improved it.

kaks

kaks reviewed v1.0.5 Beta on Oct 12, 2003

i agree with u my friend :)
allowing people to cap their upload sucks big time.
same with allowing them the number of uploads being 0.
it kills the idea of sharing. i end up uploading more than i download.
got p**sed off and dropped my upload to 2kb/s.
i was uploading at 16kb and downloading at 1.5.
from like 60 peers.
wtf? :)

VikingStorm

VikingStorm reviewed v1.0.2.18 Beta on Oct 6, 2003

I still prefer Azureus at the moment.

Flemens

Flemens reviewed v1.0.2.18 Beta on Oct 6, 2003

It´s generally good that you can tweak things, but I´m afraid that giving people chance to cap their upload makes bittorrent go the same way as edonkey, meaning that it will take days to get the [big] file down. To bad, bittorrent was the fastest p2p-client so far, and I downloaded good quality films with it....weel it was fun as long as it lasted ;)

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