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KTorrent Breeze.svg
KTorrent downloading.
Developer(s) Joris Guisson, Ivan Vasić
Stable release 5.0.1 (April 17, 2016; 9 months ago (2016-04-17)[1]) [±]
Preview release 4.3 RC (August 14, 2012; 4 years ago (2012-08-14)) [±]
Repository anongit.kde.org/ktorrent.git
Written in C++ (Qt)
Operating system Unix-like
Type BitTorrent client
License GNU General Public License
Website ktorrent.pwsp.net

KTorrent is a BitTorrent client that is part of the KDE Software Compilation.


KTorrent is often received as a client intended to be feature rich.[2] Features include:[3]

  • Upload and download speed capping / throttling & scheduling
  • Internet searching with torrent search engines using KHTML part.
  • Support for UDP trackers.
  • IP address blocklist plugin
  • Port forwarding with UPnP (Universal Plug and Play)
  • Protocol encryption
  • DHT (mainline version), and support for trackerless torrents
  • µTorrent peer exchange (PEX) support
  • File Prioritization
  • Ability to import partially downloaded files
  • Directory scanner to automatically watch directories for new torrents
  • Manual addition of trackers to torrents
  • RSS feed support
  • Web interface plugin with default port number 8080
  • IPv6 support
  • SOCKS v4 and v5 support
  • µTP support
  • Generation and parsing of magnet links
  • UDP tracker scraping
  • Enhanced usability of the queue manager
  • Super-seeding support
  • Streaming of video while downloading

See also[edit]


  1. ^ KDE QuickGit :: ktorrent.git/commit:, kde.org, 2016-04-17, retrieved 2016-04-18 
  2. ^ Nick Veitch. "7 of the best Linux BitTorrent clients". Linux Format. techradar. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Manual, ktorrent.org, retrieved 2012-08-25 

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