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How to Configure the uTorrent Tab Settings

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***** Disclaimer -- read this before using Torrent Downloader *****

Step 1 - Leave Media Center Master with the "Setting & Preferences" window open, and do the following:

  • Open the uTorrent Program through the "Start" button, then "All Programs."
  • Right click the uTorrent icon, bottom right of screen, click on "Hide/Show uTorrent" to open uTorrent window.

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Step 2 - Open the "Preferences" window thru the Options Menu.

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Step 3 - With the "Preferences" window open do the following:

  • Click on "Connection" in the list on the left,
  • Select and copy the port location listed for "Port used for incoming connections:"

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Specific Information

This is the first step in a three (3) part outlined process, to enable, configure, then set the connection for a communication link to Media Center Master and uTorrent for the integration feature.

  • Issues with The "WebUI I.P. or hostname:" data entry field
  • The "WebUI I.P. or hostname:" data entry field is for an external communication link to:
  • Connect Media Center Master to;
  • Another computer in a network, or
  • Another computer in a different network, having
  • uTorrent installed.
  • The WebUI I.P. or hostname used in these guides is "localhost" (without quotes), because:
  • uTorrent is installed
  • On "this computer" (i.e., localhost)
  • With Media Center Master.
  • A substitution for "localhost" could be
  • The I.P. address (e.g., 192.168.0.108), or
  • The "Computer Name" for
  • "This computer" with
  • Media Center Master and
  • uTorrent installed.
  • Although leaving the "WebUI I.P. or hostname:" data entry field blank,
  • May work at times,
  • It should contain one (1) of the three (3) options from above to
  • Prevent errors, and
  • Conflicts.
  • "localhost" is chosen in these guides, because:
  • It is suitable for all new users of Media Center Master.
  • It eliminates
  • Extra steps, and
  • Extra explanations to
  • Identify a user's:
  • I.P. address, or
  • "Computer Name".
  • Issues with The "port:" data entry field
  • The port number being pasted into Media Center Master, was determined by uTorrent.
  • uTorrent picked an unused port, at random,
  • During it's installation set-up.

Step 4a - Tick one of the two "Task Bar" buttons for Media Center Master, located at the bottom of your screen, to; Switch back to Media Center Master - "Setting & Preferences" window, leaving uTorrent with the "Preferences" window open, and do the following:

  • Change views to the "uTorrent" tab settings,
  • Paste the port location from uTorrent into the area for "port:,"
  • Enter "localhost" (without quotes) in the area for "WebUI I.P. or hostname:,"
  • Tick the check box for "Turn on uTorrent integration features,"
  • Tick the check box for "Automatically clear seeding and finished torrents"

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Step 4b - Switch back to uTorrent with the "Preferences" window open, leaving Media Center Master - "Setting & Preferences" window open, then choose option #1, or option #2.

  1. For uTorrent v3.0.0 users, continue to Step 4c.
  2. For uTorrent v1.8 through v2.0 users, select "Web UI" in the list to the left, and continue with the step listed here;
  • Select and copy the "Username:,"
  • If you remember you password, continue to Step 5,
  • If you lost, or forgot your password, re-enter the password, write it down, tick "Apply" to enter it into uTorrents user settings file, then continue to Step 5.
Warning
  • Do not attempt to select and copy your password, as you will lose your username.
  • Do not try to switch between the two programs to copy and paste the username, then copy and paste the password.
  • Both programs will block the password out after it is entered, a copy/paste will not work.

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Step 4c - For uTorrent v3.0.0 users, expand the "Advanced" listing in the list to the left, select "Web UI", then do the following:

  • Select and copy the "Username:,"
  • If you remember you password, continue to Step 5,
  • If you lost, or forgot your password, re-enter the password, write it down, tick "Apply" to enter it into uTorrents user settings file, then continue to Step 5.
Warning
  • Do not attempt to select and copy your password, as you will lose your username.
  • Do not try to switch between the two programs to copy and paste the username, then copy and paste the password.
  • Both programs will block the password out after it is entered, a copy/paste will not work.

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Specific Information

This is the second step in a three (3) part outlined process, to enable, configure, then set the connection for a communication link to Media Center Master and uTorrent for the integration feature.

  • The user name and password entries are used for uTorrent's security protocol to gain access to it's Web UI feature.
  • After clicking the "Save" button, the changes are saved to the different Media Center Master's registry key, string values.
  • At this point, should there be no user errors, and no internal system conflicts of any kind, a communication link is set and established.

Step 5 - Switch back to Media Center Master - "Setting & Preferences" window, leaving uTorrent with the "Preferences" window open, and do the following:

  • Paste the Username into "username:" input field,
  • Type the Password into the "password: input field,
  • Click the "Save" button to close the "Setting & Preferences" window.

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Step 6 - Exit Media Center Master through the "Application" menu.

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