Revision of Howto Install qBittorrent in Ubuntu Gutsy from Tue, 11/20/2007 - 12:01

<!--adsense-->A Bittorrent client using C++ / libtorrent and a Qt4 Graphical User Interface. It aims to be a good alternative to other bittorrent clients. It has more and more features such as an integrated search engine, UPnP, encryption, PeX, a torrent creation tool .

qBittorrent features

qBittorrent can now be considered as a good alternative to other bittorrent clients. It provides a lot of features such as:

  • A polished Graphical User Interface written with Qt4 toolkit
  • UPnP / NAT-PMP port forwarding support
  • Encryption support (compatible with Azureus)
  • Multiple simultaneous downloads / uploads
  • Download from RSS streams
  • An integrated search engine
  • DHT (trackerless) support
  • uTorrent Peer eXchange support (PeX)
  • Directory scanning with automated download of torrents inside
  • Good internationalization (~25 languages supported)
  • Selective download of files in a torrent
  • Media File previewing while downloading
  • Torrent trackers edition and prioritizing
  • Seeders / Leechers displayed in download list
  • Styles support
  • Files prioritizing in a torrent
  • Torrent download in correct order
  • System tray integration
  • Tracker authentication support
  • Unicode support
  • Torrent downloading directly from their url
  • Connection though a proxy
  • IP Filtering similar to the one in eMule

Install qBittorrent in Ubuntu Gutsy

We need to edit sources.list

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Add these to lines in the bottom of this file.

deb http://hydr0g3n.free.fr/qbittorrent/gutsy/ ./
deb-src http://hydr0g3n.free.fr/qbittorrent/gutsy/ ./

Now save and close sources.list

Update your sources list

sudo apt-get update

Install the qBittorrent in Ubuntu

sudo apt-get install qbittorrent

Using qBittorrent

If you want to open qBittorrent go to Applications—>Internet—> qBittorrent

Once it opens you should see similar to the following screen

qBittorrent Version Details

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