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uTorrent Use Surges To 150M Per Month, Announce New Consumer Electronics Partnerships

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BitTorrent, a leading peer-based technology company, today announced that the company's flagship BitTorrent Mainline and µTorrent software clients have grown to over 150 million monthly active users worldwide.

In December 2011, the classic BitTorrent Mainline client boasted over 20 million users, while the legendary tiny-but-mighty µTorrent client grew to over 132 million users. The numbers represent an aggregate count of both software clients running on Windows, Mac, Android and Linux platforms.

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bittorrent on TV's and such too? dear god, the network issues are a nightmare already with torrents choking net connections and crashing routers, let alone 'dumb' devices doing it all on their own.
 

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bittorrent on TV's and such too? dear god, the network issues are a nightmare already with torrents choking net connections and crashing routers, let alone 'dumb' devices doing it all on their own.
exactly my thoughts
 

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It's developments like this that make me so glad that Big Media weren't able to shut something revolutionary like this down over 'piracy'.
 
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Oh Qubit. You're such a thinly-veiled subversive pirate anarchist at heart. :D
 

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bittorrent on TV's and such too? dear god, the network issues are a nightmare already with torrents choking net connections and crashing routers, let alone 'dumb' devices doing it all on their own.
Forget Bittorrent, at least that can usually be configured to not choke your connection, netflix on every damn device possible is what is the problem I see most often. Your roommate starts up a netflix movie on his Wii and the crappy DSL connection dies for everyone else in the house...

With 1.5Mbps DSL still being the most popular "high speed" internet connection in my area, all these web connected devices with streaming services just isn't an possible.
 

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Forget Bittorrent, at least that can usually be configured to not choke your connection, netflix on every damn device possible is what is the problem I see most often. Your roommate starts up a netflix movie on his Wii and the crappy DSL connection dies for everyone else in the house...

With 1.5Mbps DSL still being the most popular "high speed" internet connection in my area, all these web connected devices with streaming services just isn't an possible.
Yep, Netflix is so popular now, people who have roomates and everyone has Netflix running, just crushes bandwidth. I don't have that problem since I got decent intrnet and no Netflix, but a group of friends (4 of them) live together and 2 have Netflix, when they had 7mb DSL if one was watching anything MMOs were a bit laggy and shooters were annoying, if 2 were watching almost anything was unplayable. And some would leave Netflix open and go to bed, just sounded like a hassle to me.
 

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Yep, Netflix is so popular now, people who have roomates and everyone has Netflix running, just crushes bandwidth. I don't have that problem since I got decent intrnet and no Netflix, but a group of friends (4 of them) live together and 2 have Netflix, when they had 7mb DSL if one was watching anything MMOs were a bit laggy and shooters were annoying, if 2 were watching almost anything was unplayable. And some would leave Netflix open and go to bed, just sounded like a hassle to me.
Yeah, I don't have that problem either, but I hear it all the time. And in a lot of areas around me 1.5Mbps is the fastest connection you can get...
 
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150m pirates.
 

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Forget Bittorrent, at least that can usually be configured to not choke your connection, netflix on every damn device possible is what is the problem I see most often. Your roommate starts up a netflix movie on his Wii and the crappy DSL connection dies for everyone else in the house...

With 1.5Mbps DSL still being the most popular "high speed" internet connection in my area, all these web connected devices with streaming services just isn't an possible.
Not to mention that off-peak doesnt exist anymore with every ass hole in the city opening it at the same time. after work. I like netflix and i use it as well as hulu its cheaper than cable but for programs like this making prime time all the time infrastructure changes need to be made.

However I dont agree that netflix and these various programs are absolutely horrible. a well configured router can take care of most stutter and lag.
 
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Qos on routers would fix that. Just setup the prioritises...
 

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Qos on routers would fix that. Just setup the prioritises...
exactly. set up a rate limit and tell your bro to hit pause and buffer the shit out of it.
 

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No American partner. What a surprise.