About the BitTorrent Protocol

  • What is the BitTorrent Protocol?

    Sep 20, 2016 12:55PM PDT

    BitTorrent (often abbreviated to 'BT') is a protocol that allows you to download files quickly and efficiently. It is a ...

  • The Basics of BitTorrent

    Sep 16, 2016 11:55AM PDT

    BitTorrent (often abbreviated as BT) is a peer-to-peer (P2P) protocol (a description and set of rules on how to do thing...

  • Downloading With BitTorrent

    Sep 16, 2016 11:55AM PDT

    Similar to needing a URL, like http://www.bittorrent.com, to go to a website and download content, a .torrent file is re...

  • What is seeding?

    Sep 16, 2016 11:56AM PDT

    Seeding is where you leave your BitTorrent client open after you've finished your download to help distribute it (you di...

  • About µTorrent

    May 28, 2014 11:33AM PDT

    µTorrent is a BitTorrent client originally created by Ludvig Strigeus (ludde), and is currently maintained by a team of ...

  • Client Features

    Jul 24, 2014 12:50AM PDT

    Protocol Encryption We have full support for Protocol Encryption. It is not enabled by default, but can be enabled ...

  • Removing Advertising Offers

    Nov 07, 2014 09:33AM PST

    We are among many products that support the production and distribution of our free software through advertising. In ca...

  • What is M-Lab?

    Nov 07, 2014 04:04PM PST

    µTorrent has partnered with Measurement Lab (M-Lab), to provide internet testing tools for our users. Measurement Lab (...

  • Glossary

    Nov 07, 2014 04:07PM PST

    A announce The act of connecting to a tracker to update it on your status, and to obtain information from it a...