BitTyrant is a new client that comes with its own rules within the BT protocols due to its selective behaviour depending on the users upload level.
BitTyrant’ is a BitTorrent client and a twin of Azureus (but a modified one).
As this p2p software has the same interface and features as the first born – Azureus (and operates pretty much the same), we won’t go through BitTyrant’s modus operandi because you can go to our review for Azureus and check it all out there.
However, we must point out that these are two different clients due to the changes that BitTyrant brings along.
BitTyrant promises to improve the performance by optimizing the way in which the BT clients interact with themselves in a swarm. This optimizes the upload bandwidth. It doesn’t mean that it uploads less than other regular BT clients do. It means that this client keeps it fair for all connected users.
When it comes to sending rate BitTyrant can prove very adjustable. It can offer more bandwidth to those users who have a higher level of uploads and it can trim down the upload rate to those who don’t upload so much. You can see this propriety as an efficient anti-leech practice because it rather determines users to be fair with their upload rates.
It’s hard to tell for sure if this app can have an effect on the overall swarm speed when being widely used. Besides that, this application may be less fair to users that have asynchronous connections like ADSL. Still, it can increase the performance in local areas where faster connections are used by file sharers, such as (but not only) MANs (Metropolitan Area Networks).
Strong Points: it has the same amount of features as the original client, Azureus. It can dynamically adjust upload speeds of the connected users based on their share ratio.
Weak Points: being a Java Virtual Machine based software is not very fast and still eats up a lot of memory.
Screenshots of BitTyrant: