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KTorrent 5.1.0.png
KTorrent downloading.
Developer(s)Joris Guisson, Ivan Vasić
Stable release
21.08.3 / November 4, 2021; 27 days ago (2021-11-04)
Written inC++
Operating systemUnix-like
TypeBitTorrent client

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.[1] Features include:[2]

  • 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. ^ Nick Veitch. "7 of the best Linux BitTorrent clients". Linux Format. techradar. Retrieved 24 October 2012.
  2. ^ Manual, ktorrent.org, retrieved 2012-08-25

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