Feature Request Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love this tool and have contrinuted to its support. However, there is use case that I did not see accounted for in the design. If I am creating a torrent in rtorrent from a remote system, I need to download the newly created torrent file to my local box, and then uload it to the remote tracker to get the seed process started. When the torrent creation process completes and I am offered teh option to save the new torrent file, I am unable to choose where to save it. The plugin assumes that I want to add it to my download queue. It would be helpful to offer two options: 1) download the new torrent file 2) add it to my snatch queue. The only workaround I have found is to disable the plugin, restart Firefox, download the new torrent file, reenable the plugin and restart Firefox again. That's a fairly cumbersome process. Please consider adding a feature to allow a "save" option. Thanks.

Does not keep the settings in FF 38+ Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Really nice addon, but settings are not kept anymore after upgrade of the firefox. Can you, please, fix it.

Doesn't store setting any more Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hi! This is great and usefull addon& Thank you!
But have same problem as described below.
Plugin doesn't store it's setiings any more. I use deluge.

Please help to solve a problem.

Thank you.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Needs support for modern Firefox versions

worked great, now it doesnt on ff 33 Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It worked last week, now it does not, and the only thing I can think of is the Firefox update.
Now in the plugin settings, the "Bittorrent Client" dropdown does not remember my setting (uTorrent).

How and where can I change the settings file you create?

Don't know how to use .torrent Rated 5 out of 5 stars


The plugin works fine with magnet link but I can't use it for .torrent files.
When I click on a link, the file is download by firefox download manager but is not send to the UI.

This is normally because a specific site use a method of generating download links that won't let the addon intercept them. Is it the same for all sites or only a specific one which that happens for?

how to configue it ?? Rated 5 out of 5 stars

plz could anyone explain how to setup this addon ? for example what is webui path ??

thank you so much for the help

Have a look at the screenshot under the addon summary for an example of the settings. Typically the default webui path should be used for your client type unless you are using something like rTorrent and have changed it.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Please, could you provide a debug mode that let us know what's going wrong with.
In my case, I can add magnet link with deluge 1.3.10 from ubuntu PPA, but with an mystérious message error "unknow server" :-/.
On kickass torrent, clicking on the .torrent link just open firefox traditionnal window : "open with" or "save on local drive"

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Five stars, with a couple of chinks Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a great addon for those who have multi-machine setups. I've used it for months and during this time, I get to browse for torrents on my laptop from anywhere, send .torrent/magnet: back home to my desktop, and have the content already downloaded when I get back. This addon saved a lot of cut/paste and/or VNC.

I encountered two bugs recently so I thought I should bring them up to the dear developer:

First, the choice of torrent client doesn't stick in the setting's UI. To clarify, when I change the client, it DOES take effect. I know that by going to about:config and looking up extensions.bitTorrentWebUI.dispatcher value. This trick may help some users debug.

However, the change is not reflected in the UI, i.e., when a user clicks on Preference, the addon doesn't successfully read the saved up value on the choice of client and have that value reflected by making it the default option in the dropdown menu.

Secondly, .torrent files from a major sharing site have been escaping the addon and going straight to "Save As/Open With" popup window recently. I resorted to use only magnet link, but I had to give up certain functionality in my case.

It turns out the problem is in the header. This site set headers to Content-Type: application/octet-stream , aka binary, instead of the correct Content-Type: application/x-bittorrent. Firefox calls up its MIME type routines in order to pass the file to an external application, therefore bypassing the addon.

Until this addon is modified to accommodate this, I believe, glaring error from this dominant sharing site, I have a workaround. Two other addons, one called Mason and the other Force Content-Type let you override the webserver on this matter. The former is a better choice. It is a bit elaborate for the purpose, but the latter, by my experience, does not fire up every time reliably.

I hope we can see an update soon! Thanks Bunta, for the time and clicks and keystrokes you saved.

Fx 32.0.3 @ OS X | qBittorrent @ OS X

continued Rated 3 out of 5 stars

as per below I'm using FF 32.0.2

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That might be why then, it's only compatible up to FF 28. I've tested in FF 29 but had some bugs and haven't tested in any version higher than that.

Work perfectly but ... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Work perfectly on my Windows 7 x64, but on my Windows 8.1 x64 i cant change the torrent software, if i change and validate, when i open again it's back to Azureus ... so when i try open a torrent file, nothing happen
Sorry for my english, Please help or update to fix this bug.

This sounds like a problem with your firefox not able to write the settings properly. Do you have a problem saving settings in any other addons?

Appears to be incompatible with later versions of Firefox. compatibility level is only know correct up to FF 28.

works perfectly! (with utorrent linux 3.3 beta) Rated 5 out of 5 stars

lean and mean ;-)

Does everything it should and works great! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a HUGELY useful plug-in! Use it at work and on my Mac etc to download from one uTorrent on my main Media Server. :) Does everything I need! :D

Thanks again,
Keep it up!

P.S. Original error was fixed by uninstalling and re-installing uTorrent. :)

There is a link at the top of the description for bug reports and feedback.

Not sure why it would just stop working for you as you say it could possibly be the uTorrent version or Firefox update. If you middle click the addon icon to opne the web ui and can log in with the same username/password it should theoretically be fine.

You can try creating a new profile in firefox and testing it without any addons loaded to see if another addon may be interferring. Otherwise I would have to do some tests if that doesn't help.

Which version of Firefox are you using?

Thanks! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works great! Took only a minute to setup, thanks!

Could Be Great But Lacking Instructions. Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I'm sure that it's a good program but the big problem is that there are no instructions on how to set up the remote ui. You would think that the program inventor would at least have instructions on their webpage or even a Youtube video but I found none. For that I have to give this program 1 star. DO BETTER NEXT TIME!

There's not much to it, you fill in the options page and it works. There is a screenshot with an example of how to configure the options. Once that is done, just click on torrent links and they will be sent to your webui client when the addon is enabled. Left click the addon icon to enable/disable, middle click the icon to open the webui URL, right click for options. That's all there is to it, not really rocket science here.

If you're referring to instructions on how to set up the webui client then check out the documentation of the specific client you are using. I'm not adding documentation for all of the various clients this addon can connect to when they have their own documentation already.

For those with Transmission Client Rated 5 out of 5 stars

For those with Transmission client, your webui url might be like this: http://server_address/transmission/web/ , but to make this addon works, you need to use http://server_address/transmission/rpc/

Hope this helps. :)

Cyrillic problem Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Web UI not downloaded torrents if the name of the file on the Cyrillic


Almost perfect Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It works great with every single tracker I´ve tried it on, both private and public, and with both torrents and magnet links, EXCEPT for KAT, since whenever I press the download "torrent" button on that site it insists on downloading it with my PC torrent client, no matter what. If I press the "magnet" button on the same page, though, it works beautifully, as it does the "torrent" button in any other tracker, such as TPB.

I´ve tried changing the "default" torrent app on Firefox/Tools/Options, but I cannot make WebUI+ work with KAT at all.

Any idea why, Mr. Developer?

Thanks a lot for your nice work.

Very useful for a long time until no new torrent could be added :/ Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I like the say 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it' so I never touched anything since I got it to work but recently I could access the 'Vuze WebUI' but not add new torrents ('401 - forbidden' was popping up). After searching through Mozilla's addons, I found out there currently are 3 different versions of this plug-in so I disabled this one, installed the '++' version and it's back to normal :)
I hope this helps anyone in the same situation. Have a nice day.

It appears the ++ addon is just an older version of this addon.
Have you tried installing the v0.2.2.2 version of this addon to see if it is the same?
Please let me know if that works for you and I'll check what might have broken it to fix in a newer update.

Just perfect ! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works perfectly with ruTorrent WebUI ...
Installed and set up within a few second.