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Cafe lounge / RIAA asks Bittorrent.inc to block infringing content
« on: August 07, 2015, 11:08:39 pm »

The RIAA has asked uTorrent creator BitTorrent Inc. to come up with ways to stop infringement of its members' copyrighted content. In a letter sent to BitTorrent Inc's CEO, the RIAA's Executive Vice President of Anti-Piracy points to BitTorrent's DHT system and asks the San Francisco-based company to live up to its claim of not endorsing piracy.

Read full article + letter here: https://torrentfreak.com/riaa-asks-bittorrent-inc-to-block-infringing-content-150804/

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Cafe lounge / Vacation period 2015
« on: June 07, 2015, 02:07:39 pm »
Hi there all,

The summer vacation period has arrived and I will go on vacation twice this year so I might not be active as much as before till the end of August. I will visit the forum now and then but much lesser than before. Im sure that other mods and admins will also go on their well deserved vacation or just take a short break after their hard work (in real life and/or for qBittorrent) to do something else.

That said; be patient if you need any official help, it might take a bit longer till you get your answer because of the reasons above.

Thanks for your understanding.

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Cafe lounge / Forum Rules and Guidelines
« on: May 12, 2015, 08:01:09 pm »
Modified: 12 December, 2017.

Please Read the Forum Rules before Posting!

The community forums are a place where people can interact and have discussions about several different topics. However, we ask that you follow these guidelines to ensure that the forums have some productive conversation. These rules and guidelines are enforced by administrators and moderators, and at their discretion, may delete posts without warning that do not comply.

Notice: Administrators/Moderators reserve the right to change/edit/delete any content at any time if they feel it is inappropriate.

I. General Forum Rules:

Do not:
- Flame, troll or insult other members.
- Bypass the swear filter or other filters.
- Abuse or encourage abuse of the Reputation, Post Reporting, or Private Messaging Systems
- Post personally identifiable information (i.e. name, address, email, phone number, etc.)
- Bump threads
- Derail a thread's topic.
- Link to external sites containing illegal or copyrighted content, including .torrent files, torrent search engines, or any similar sites.
- Post links to phishing sites.
- Post spam (i.e. +1, 10char, rickrolls) or Re-post Closed, Modified, Deleted Content.
- Post in different language. It may be removed without notice.
- Openly argue with a moderator. Contact the Moderator via a private message.
- Share your account. Forum accounts are intended for the use by one person.
- Publicly post or otherwise share PMs with other users unless you have the expressed permission of the sender to do so. Private Messages are intended to be just that - private.
- Post or ask for older versions of qBittorrent. We will only troubleshoot current versions of the software (as far its possible).
- Ask for answers or be impatient, but wait patiently. We are not 24/7 active here. We are here in our free time and don't get paid or whatever. Meanwhile other users might help you too.

II. The following topics are strictly off limits, including in external links:

- Porn, gross stuff, or anything else not safe for work
- Piracy, warez, Leaked content.
- *Any* discussion of piracy will result in a permanent ban from our qBittorrent forum.
- Threats of violence or harassment, even as a joke
- Posting copyrighted material.
- Soliciting, begging, auctioning, selling, advertising, referrals
- Racism, discrimination
- Drugs, alcohol
- Religious, political, and other “prone to huge arguments” threads

III. No Backseat Moderating:

Let the Forum Moderators do the moderating. Backseat Moderating is when people who are not Moderators try to enforce the forum rules. Whenever you see a person breaking the rules, take advantage of the "Report this post to a moderator" link. Or simply IGNORE the offensive post(s) or thread. The most common backseat reply is the "+1 in before lock" phrase. Backseat moderating is annoying, and pointless.

Do not complain if a moderator removes a message you posted. We trust our moderators, and if they've removed a message, they had a good reason.

IV. Report Post to the Moderators:

Should you observe a fellow forum member breaking these rules please report the post by clicking the Report Post button "" located to the right of every post, or feel free to contact any of the Forum Mods/Admins.

V. Lifetime Achievement Award:

Users who are found to be repeat offenders will be removed from the forums.

VI. Before opening a new topic/opening a topic:

- Use the Search function at our forum to find the issue that you are facing. It might be discussed/answered already and could be helpful to you too.
- We got our own Bugtracker where you can open a ''New Issue'' with the bug you think you have found. Try to be very specific and detailed so the guys at Github can take a look at it.
- Try to be detailed as possible at our forum too when opening a topic. Don't forget to add your OS, qBittorrent version, libtorrent version or python if any is being installed and used. It mostly depends with what OS you are using.
- Open your topic in the right section. As the names says; Windows, Suggestions and so on. If not we will move it to the right section afterwards.
- If you are posting an image of your qBittorrent client, please make sure to blur or delete the list of your torrents.
- Be patient for official help. We got our private lives too just like you do. We are doing this in our free time.
- Be nice and be polite.

If you have any questions about these rules, you may contact a moderator/admin.

Thanks for reading :).

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Cafe lounge / AMD R9 300 Series to be released soon
« on: May 07, 2015, 06:11:35 pm »

AMD is preparing to counter Nvidia Maxwell GTX 900 series with its new tree of releases soon. If you wanted to buy one of the new Nvidia cards but thought everytime ''or shall I wait a bit more to see what AMD has to offer..'' just like me well it seems the waiting is soon over (hopefully) after the endless rumors and silence from AMD side.

Im planning to buy a graphics card within few weeks so I can play some games at high/ultra settings again. I don't really care if it is a Nvidia or an AMD card, I look at its performance and price and thats what matters for me. I upgraded my system completely and currently running with integraded graphics (sucks damn hard..). I was very tempted to get the GTX 970 4GB (actually 3,5GB+0,5GB, works great still but some had stutters when it overrided 3,5GB using the last 0,5GB slow vram) but because of its memory issue I didn't wanted to spend so much money on it. GTX 980 on the other hand doesn't match its price/performance in my opinion and is therefore too expensive for only +-10FPS difference. GTX960.. Well it had 2GB of vram (I want minimal 4GB) but later they added another 2GB but it has only 128bit bus which made me think. The GTX 970 is the ideal card that fits my purposes for now. Not to forget that the prices will drop eventually after the new AMD releases. And the new Ti cards from Nvidia right after that. If you wait too long you will wait endless really ;D so at some point you have to make a decision. If the new AMD cards won't impress me I will probably go with one of the GTX model.

I know that the R9 290 (x) is a strong card but knowing that AMD will release a new series I didn't wanted to buy an old card (old but still going very strong). Alot of people struggled with its heat problem and its high power usage while some clearly didn't. I was thinking of getting this instead the GTX 970 but thought imma wait a little bit more.

I don't know who follows and likes the latest GPU news but here is an interesting article about the latest technology from AMD: AMD Radeon R9 390X Pictured – Fiji XT, HBM, Small Form Factor And Water Cooling. The pictures are from the coming R9 390x card (they say).

Any others that are waiting to upgrade/buy a graphics card? Or bought one?

Sidenote: Keep the topic clean. I know that there are heavy discussions with Nvidia Vs AMD everywhere that turns out into using bad words. Keep it neat, thanks.

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Cafe lounge / [POLL] Favourite Music Player?
« on: May 07, 2015, 01:28:57 pm »
New poll time :)!

This time lets see which music player is being used the most at our forum. I tried to name all the popular ones and probably forgot a few but if you are using something else feel free to write it down.

Im mostly using Foobar with 3 plugins:
- Resampler SoX: Set at samplerate 96000 and ''quality best''.
''Good & fast resampler based on SoX resampling routines. (several times faster than PPHS Ultra).''

- VLevel: Using it on default settings.
''VLevel is a dynamic compressor which amplifies the quiet parts of music. It uses a look-ahead buffer, so the changes are gradual and the audio never clips.''

- Noise Sharpening: I have this set at 40% which seems the perfect balance for my setup.
''The Noise Sharpening DSP boosts high frequencies. The effect depends on the signal's sample rate.''

Loadad in this order:
Resampler SoX
VLevel
Noise Sharpening
Advanced limiter

Using WASAPI Event as output, buffer length 1500ms, 32bit.

I've used AIMP3 too now and then with the Enhancer DSP from Winamp. Its my second choice.

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Cafe lounge / uTorrent being bundled with bitcoin mining program.
« on: March 07, 2015, 02:19:49 am »
uTorrent Garbage App Turns Out To Be a Bitcoin Miner.

uTorrent users claimed the software's latest update was being bundled with a Bitcoin mining program called Epic Scale. It was alleged that the installation was taking place silently – i.e. users weren’t aware the software was being installed.

BitTorrent Inc., the company that created uTorrent, flatly denied a silent installation was taking place.

What is Epic Scale?

Epic Scale, for context, is a piece of software that purports to use your ‘unused processing power to change the world.’ In short, it mines Bitcoin in the background for charitable purposes – although it also claims to help process scientific data.

We have no reason to suspect it does anything other than what it says, but equally there's no tangible evidence – other than its word – that Epic Scale does donate to the charities it claims and how much of its revenue it donates if it does.




Read here for a detailed orignal article plus the whole installation process:
http://www.trustedreviews.com/opinions/epic-scale-and-utorrent-bitcoin-mining-riskware-investigated.

Also at the forums people are upset and angry.

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When I updated uTorrent to version 3.4.2 build 28913 (32-bit) this morning it silently installed a piece of software called EpicScale. There was no information about this during installation and I did opt out of your other bundled software.
 
EpicScale is a bitcoin miner that also purports to use your "unused processing power to change the world". It's easily noticeable by the increased CPU load when the computer is idle.
 
The file date/time on the EpicScale files matches the time of the uTorrent update, which confirms uTorrent as the source.

Read here: http://forum.utorrent.com/topic/95041-warning-epicscale-riskware-silently-installed-with-latest-utorrent/

uTorrent has said the following about it:

Thanks for bringing this to our attention. We design our software to ensure that partner software downloads don't occur without approval by the user. But given your report, we’ve also double-checked this particular offer, and have determined that it cannot be installed without user approval.

Epic Scale is a cryptocurrency miner that uses a portion of your CPU cycles to contribute to the mining effort. A portion of the proceeds from this effort go to philanthropic initiatives. Please visit http://www.epicscale.com/ for more information. Epic Scale is a great partner for us to continue to generate revenue for the company, while contributing funds to good causes. In the future, Epic Scale plans to contribute CPU cycles to other initiatives, such as Genome mapping and other academic studies that require a great deal of processing power.

As Groundrunner stated, it's easy to uninstall the software via Add/Remove Programs. Per the Epic Scale CEO's response in comments on the link you shared, the only data left in ProgramData\Epicscale is a simple UUID (Unique User ID). This remains so that in case the software is reinstalled, BitTorrent would still be associated with the user. Feel free to delete this folder. You certainly won't see any persistent auto-reinstalls of the software, it will be gone from your machine for good.


It seems that alot more users are leaving the uTorrent boat in search for alternatives after this riskware mining hidden installation.

For more information see here also:
UTORRENT QUIETLY INSTALLS CRYPTOCURRENCY MINER, USERS COMPLAIN
http://torrentfreak.com/utorrent-quietly-installs-riskware-bitcoin-miner-users-report-150306/

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Windows / MOVED: Happy New 2015 year
« on: January 06, 2015, 05:32:50 pm »

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Cafe lounge / [POLL] What OS are you using?
« on: December 23, 2014, 10:49:48 pm »
Lets see what OS everyone is using :D! This is also a discussion topic at the same time.

A small explanation of the choices:

- Options 1 till 4 speaks for itself; The different Windows versions. If its 32/64Bit doesn't matter. You can write this down below if you want to.
- Mac OS: If you are using a Mac OS based system, and not forget to mention which one like Leopard for example.
- Linux OS: Again not forget which one because there are several different versions of them avaliable.
- Mixed: If you are using a Windows system and a Mac one, or Linux. So you are not only using strictly 1 OS but different ones also.
- None of them: A funny one and might sound silly, but lets wait and see :D.

I voted for Windows 7 Ultimate (64Bit). Why? Its stable, runs very good, everything works as it should and im quite happy with it. I might upgrade to Windows 8.1 but im not enough convienced yet to take that step. I never used any Linux based OS in the past and not planning to use it either but im curious about it and might try it one day. My brother has a Macbook (don't know which one exactly) and only used it few times so I can't say much about it. Im not such a fan of any Apple products but thats my opinion which is personal.

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Cafe lounge / Pirate Bay Domain back online, waving a pirate flag.
« on: December 23, 2014, 10:06:58 pm »

After nearly two weeks of downtime the official domain of The Pirate Bay is showing signs of life. For now ThePirateBay.se is only waving a pirate flag, but that's good enough to give many Pirate Bay users hope for a full recovery.

On December 9 The Pirate Bay was raided at the Nacka station, a nuclear-proof data center built into a mountain complex near Stockholm.

Despite the rise of various TPB clones and rumors of reincarnations, thepiratebay.se domain remained inaccessible, until today.

When you visit thepiratebay.se you see a waving pirate flag, a hydra image on the background and a counter which shows the time that’s passed since the raid (approximately, as the counter is relative to the visitor’s time).


Full original article: https://torrentfreak.com/pirate-bay-domain-back-online-waving-a-pirate-flag-141221/

I thought it was interesting so decided to share it with everyone :).

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Cafe lounge / Windows Shell discussion.
« on: October 13, 2014, 08:15:04 pm »
There is a discussion going on about Windows shell and to stop the clutter of that topic I've decided to open this topic for you guys so you can discuss it here freely instead over there.

The following were said by name. For more see the original topic: http://qbforums.shiki.hu/index.php/topic,2815.0.html

ciaobaby to askusbloodfist:
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So not a 'shell' at all but the GUI (Graphical User Interface).

A 'shell' in computing terms is the command line interface in all Unix variants. This is a world where everyone has to use the correct terminology or be explicit in what they are referring to if communication errors are to be avoided

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Obviously I know what the Windows 'shell' is is and THAT is nothing to do with qBitTorrent either

"Shell" commands in windows are  ones that use the underlying functions of the operating system and in that respect and basically are the same as Unix/Linux 'shell' commands.

When I answer a question I want to answer the one the the poster actually requires the answer to, NOT one that I have guessed at what they actually mean, so when I ask for clarification of the request I am going to do so in a way that makes the request as unambiguous as possible.

askusbloodfist to ciaobaby:
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ciaobaby As a moderator one would think you would have a basis intrest in helping out on a forum not to argue with people.. But have you have heard of a windows shell? That is something all programs in windows can use and so does even Qbitorrent. Programs like Microsoft Word, Explorer, Chrome , Frankly almost everything Borrows code from windows thats already there. And that is called a Windows shell. Now Can you franky stop posting in this thread sins you not helping nor trying to help anyone but yourself to feel better.

Here is one of many links you can read about what im talking about

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_shell
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/bb773177(v=vs.85).aspx

bjd223 to ciaobaby:
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He is obviously not a native English speaker, maybe we should cut him some slack?

Anyway, your definition is not correct either as it applies to Windows.

The graphical shell in Windows comprises the entire GUI, as well as any modal windows, dialog boxes, etc.
The command shell in Windows was MS-DOS (up to Windows ME), starting with Windows NT it was replaced with the cmd / command prompt which is actually an emulated version of MS-DOS.

In UNIX the CLI shell happens to be named "Unix Shell" but by definition a shell is not CLI only

For further discussion of this subject continue here, thanks.

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Cafe lounge / MOVED: Ratio issue
« on: July 12, 2014, 10:36:14 pm »

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The company behind the world's most popular torrent client has struck an anti-piracy deal with the MPAA. Xunlei, a company backed by Google, will implement a content recognition system, ensure that MPAA content is properly licensed, and educate users on the effects of online copyright infringement.

While BitTorrent Inc.’s uTorrent and Mainline products grab most of the headlines, neither are the world’s most popular torrent client. That honor falls to the Chinese-operated Xunlei or ‘Thunder’ software.

As far back as 2009 the world’s leading BitTorrent trackers reported that Xunlei users accounted for more than 104 million unique users. Currently the client has an estimated 142 million users.

Considering the software’s reach the news today that client owner Shenzhen Xunlei Networking Technologies has done an anti-piracy deal with the MPAA is received with some interest, not least since Xunlei is the 12th largest Internet company in China.


Original full article: http://torrentfreak.com/mpaa-strikes-anti-piracy-deal-with-torrent-client-creator-140604/.

As for the people who don't know about the torrent client called Xunlei: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xunlei. Its a very popular client that is mostly used in China by Chinese people. Its mainly used as a leecher client without sharing (uploading/seeding) and is bundled with bloat. Not counting the old modded version Thunder or whatever it is called (which is still crap though).

The strategy from MPAA to me seems somehow to take over the popular clients in order to have some influence into piracy that is going on.

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Generic / MOVED: Need a good WV to WAV converter
« on: May 17, 2014, 12:39:39 am »

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Cafe lounge / Popular torrent search Isohunt taken down by MPAA
« on: October 18, 2013, 04:27:17 am »
Sadly the bittorrent search site isohunt is closing after the pressure of MPAA. I used that site alot in my early torrenting years and still using it now and then. Finding the torrents what other search engines couldn't sometimes or for your daily search. Neverthless its always sad to see how the sites being taken down. It was just a search engine like any other site redirecting to other sites. Google is doing the same (even easier to find any torrents) but hey its all about the money these days.

Fung, meanwhile, posted a farewell message on his website. "It's sad to see my baby go," he wrote. "But I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful. 10.5 years of Isohunt has been a long journey by any business definition, and forever in internet startup time."

More detailed information:
http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/17/4849900/bittorrent-site-isohunt-shutting-down-after-defeat-in-court

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