Web interface - The Basics
ruTorrent is a web frontend for rtorrent designed to emulate the look and feel of µTorrent WebUI so its appearance is quite similar to the "parent". The name "ruTorrent" is the combination of µTorrent and rtorrent.
NOTE: While ruTorrent is a very stable interface, it does not behave nicely with situations where there's more than 1000-1500 torrents loaded in the client, this is due to limitations in the XMLRPC interface in rtorrent.
Once you have installed ruTorrent you will be able to this
One of the first things to notice is a menu bar. So lets explain step by step what is the purpose of every button.
From left to Right
1) Log Off button
2) This button is for adding torrents.
3) This particular button will allow us to create new torrents.
4) “Delete” button. With this button, we can delete single or multiple torrents.
5) Start” button role is to start downloading/uploading torrent/torrents.
6) “Pause” button we can use for pausing torrents.
7) “Stop” button we can use when we want to stop all activity on particular torrent.
8) “RSS feed” button for creating RSS feeds.
9) “Autodl-irssi” plugin for monitoring our trackers Announce Channel and to automatically start downloads for you based on our filters.
10) “Plugins” button
11) Save all torrents in session
12) Pause WebUI
13) Refresh WebUI
14) “Settings” button where we can change all of the ruTorrent settings.
15) Help” will show us some basic shortcuts.
How to load a torrent?
The torrents can be loaded via three ways, via magnet link or via the .torrent file or a simple drop and drag. Click on Add Torrent Button and you will get a popup window like so:
“Directory” – The path where torrents will be downloaded.
“Label” – If we want to customize our torrent label, we can use this option.
“Torrent file” – If we have downloaded .torrent file, we will use this option to locate that file, and load it.
“Torrent URL” – The URL of magnet link.
After we select ‘Add file’ or ‘Add URL’, our torrent will start downloading just like in picture bellow:
When you select particular torrent, like below you can notice down below all info related to that torrent.
You can see many tabs monitored in the real-time, General, Files, Trackers, Peers, Speed, Plugins, File Manager, File Share, Chunks, Traffic, History, Tasks, Autodl-irssi, Log.
All of that info is very useful to find additional information regarding loaded torrents.
Bottom Bar Explained
The Bottom menu bar was added in ruTorrent 3.0. It shows general “total” speed information and can be used to set the server Throttle level. Also shows remaining space if you have “Plugin Disk space” installed.
Hint: Our best practice is to keep 5% of free space, to prevent your torrent client from freezing.
Should you ever see a warning as shown below, please remove some space by deleting unnecessary torrents.
Left side menu
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