BitComet – Free Download

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Innovative P2P BitTorrent/HTTP/FTP download client

BitComet has been around on the P2P scene since 2003 and is still going as a BitTorrent/HTTP/FTP download client.

BitComet allows you to exchange files with other users although it must only be used for those files which can be legally exchanged online. The interface is similar to that of eMule with features running down the left hand pane, control buttons across the top and the torrents that are downloading in the main window in the center. Once files have started downloading, the regular stop, pause, cancel, update etc options are all available on BitComet plus a handy “remove torrent & all files” option which removes all trace of an unwanted torrent from your PC.

Download speeds are OK although not as good as similar P2P apps such as uTorrent. One of the reasons for this is that BitComet doesn’t have as many users as it once had as more effective and user friendly alternatives entered the market. One of the more handy features of BitComet however is a ‘preview media’ option, which forces the torrent to download sequentially instead of randomly thus allowing you to preview any multimedia downloads. It’s a great way to avoid broken links, but, on the downside, it will slow down your download considerably.

Most recently, BitComet are experimenting with a feature that enables you to download some or all of the data in torrents from non-bittorrent sources, or even from peers of other torrents with all, or some of the same content. Note that this release is also the first bittorrent client to issue a stable 64bit version

Another interesting feature on BitComet is the ‘intelligent disk cache’ which really comes into its own on high speed connections. If you are lucky enough to get download transfer rates of 500 kb/s or higher, activating it allows BitComet to cache the data to access the disk less frequently. The result of this is that it doesn’t slow down your PC as receiving large amounts of data can sometimes do.

One downside of BitComet is that you are pestered with ads from time to time within the main interface. The other downside is that the uninstall procedure is not particularly clean. The application directory remains as does the registry entry although you can remove the former manually and the latter with any good registry cleaner such as Revo.

There are simpler and more popular clients out there, such as uTorrent uTorrent and Azureus that offer better download rates with less fuss. However, if you have a particularly fast connection, can’t wait for your files to download before watching them and enjoy a torrent client with lots of whistles and bells, BitComet might be for you.

GUI Improved: save the heights of task list pane and Torrent History pane separately
GUI Improved: keep the tasks which occur downloading error together when sort task list by state
GUI Improved: add confirm dialog when restore the display of hidden torrents in Peer Share list
GUI Bugfix: Auto-Shutdown at specified time does not work
GUI Bugfix: open URL using system default browser instead of IE
GUI Bugfix: torrent file icon should not use the program icon
GUI Bugfix: when adding new Torrent, all files will be downloaded instead of only selected
GUI Bugfix: task position in the task list should not be changed when press Home/End
GUI Bugfix: the setting of View – Task list – Show filter does not work when program starts
Core Bugfix: handle torrent file not using UTF-8 encoding

Changes

  • GUI Improved: save the heights of task list pane and Torrent History pane separately
    GUI Improved: keep the tasks which occur downloading error together when sort task list by state
    GUI Improved: add confirm dialog when restore the display of hidden torrents in Peer Share list
    GUI Bugfix: Auto-Shutdown at specified time does not work
    GUI Bugfix: open URL using system default browser instead of IE
    GUI Bugfix: torrent file icon should not use the program icon
    GUI Bugfix: when adding new Torrent, all files will be downloaded instead of only selected
    GUI Bugfix: task position in the task list should not be changed when press Home/End
    GUI Bugfix: the setting of View – Task list – Show filter does not work when program starts
    Core Bugfix: handle torrent file not using UTF-8 encoding

BitComet – Free Download Online

App specs


  • License

    Free

  • OS

    Windows 7