KTorrent is a BitTorrent application by KDE which allows you to download files using
the BitTorrent protocol. It enables you to run multiple torrents at the same time and
comes with extended features to make it a full-featured client for BitTorrent.
Queuing of torrents
Global and per torrent speed limits
Previewing of certain file types, build in (video and audio)
Importing of partially or fully downloaded files
File prioritization for multi-file torrents
Selective downloading for multi-file torrents
Kick/ban peers with an additional IP Filter dialog for list/edit purposes
UDP tracker support
Support for private trackers and torrents
Support for µTorrent's peer exchange
Support for protocol encryption (compatible with Azureus)
Support for creating trackerless torrents
Support for distributed hash tables (DHT, the Mainline version)
Support for UPnP to automatically forward ports on a LAN with dynamic assigned hosts
Support for webseeds
Scripting support via Kross, and interprocess control via D-Bus interface
System tray integration
Tracker authentication support
Connection through a proxy
In addition to the built-in functionalities, there are some plugins available for KTorrent.
For versions of Ubuntu between 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) and 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), as well as Ubuntu flavours that don’t include snap by default, snap can be installed from the Ubuntu Software Centre by searching for snapd.
Alternatively, snapd can be installed from the command line:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd
Either log out and back in again, or restart your system, to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.
To install ktorrent, simply use the following command: