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BitComet 1.41

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P2P networks try to expand their influence, and thus BitComet comes to support different protocols in order to become a useful download manager. This is one of its great benefits; thanks to this program you will be able to get files directly from BitTorrent, FTP, eMule and HTTP protocols alike, without additional software for managing your free files.

The communication between users, or peers, is made through different trackers. BitComet has one on its own, so the file-sharing process is simpler. Its multi-tracker support allows users to connect several trackers at the same time, something that can be either good or bad, since it will almost grant the availability of a file, but the speed may be lower. In order to avoid this, there are available private trackers, but you must meet different requirements such as a concrete sharing ratio.

This torrent application includes some characteristics that are quite interesting in case you want to get old files. With the Long-Term Seeding option, former owners of that requested file can upload the information in case BitComet is not able to find a complete archive in the swarm. For improving its working process with other protocols, the Quick Resume feature allows the user to retake a stopped file from FTP or HTTP servers.

Sign in the Comet
Sign in the Comet's service

How to use

BitComet is compatible with external software for increasing its functions and make them even better. If you have installed VLC Media Player, for example, it can play the multimedia archives you get from the application since it allows to play a great number of formats. In case you have an antivirus in your computer, you can configure it for analyzing the files you get, increasing your PC’s protection against malware, spyware, and harmful elements.

Its bandwidth manager will automatically configure your connection for the best download speed

The interface has got out-dated, with icons that resemble those from Windows XP. Anyway, it shows the main functions in the toolbar such as a torrent searcher and direct access to torrent websites. This file-sharing program is designed to be easy-to-use in case you have not so much knowledge about P2P networks. It includes a bandwidth manager that will automatically configure your connection for granting the best download speed.

BitComet can be also integrated in your Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer browser for a better files’ search. Its memory usage reduces the frequency of read/write on your hard disk; this way optimizes the energy consumption and the drive’s lifetime. BitComet also splits your files into several tiny parts in order to download them faster.

General connection settings
General connection settings

BitComet 1.41 Features

These are the main features of this BitComet software:

  • Get files faster thanks to its Multi-Section function that split files into small parts
  • Compatible with FTP, BitTorrent, eMule and HTTP among others P2P protocols
  • Fast-Resume option for all its compatible protocols
  • File scheduler for managing the archives you get and your queue position
  • Simultaneous file-sharing trackers supported
  • External software supported for media playing
  • Smart bandwidth control for improving your Internet connection usage

If you want to get more information about BitComet feel free to check the developer’s webpage.

Open the path for obtaining new files
Open the path for obtaining new files

System Requirements

These are the minimum system requirements to run BitComet in your computer:

  • Operating System: Windows 98 or further
  • Processor: 133MHz
  • Memory: 32MB RAM
  • HDD: 33MB free space on disk