Tixati is een uitgebreide, lichtgewicht en efficiënte bittorrentclient met ondersteuning voor dht, magnet-links en rss-feeds. Het programma geeft uitgebreide informatie over alle aspecten van de download en het in- en uitgaande netwerkverkeer. Downloads zijn beschikbaar voor Windows en Linux. Daarnaast kan er ook een portable-versie gedownload worden. Het programma toont geen advertenties, in tegenstelling tot wat BitTorrent Inc. met µTorrent van plan is, en bevat ook geen spyware. Versie 1.92 van Tixati is uitgekomen en de release notes daarvan zagen er als volgt uit:
Version 1.92 is now available.
This update features important usability improvements, some new features, and dozens of minor fixes and improvements.
There is now a function to undo the last transfer remove operation. This is available in the popup menu that appears after clicking the Remove button in the main transfers view. Transfers can be restored to the exact same state they were in, including peers and file selection, for up to three minutes after they have been removed. After three minutes, memory and other resources are reclaimed by the system.
Transfer downloading algorithms have been improved to reduce outgoing interest in seeds when downloading from too many sources. If the outgoing bandwidth throttle is being hit, transfers will reduce interest to try to download only from the 10 fastest sources. If the throttle is not being hit or is not set, an advanced algorithm is used to reduce interest in seeds that are not providing statistically-significant bandwidth (such as a seed that provides 1K/s in a transfer with several other seeds providing >100K/s each.) This has resulted in a reduction of protocol-related bandwidth overhead, and improved file-transfer speeds.
Standard SSDP-based local peer discovery has been added as an option for transfers. This feature defaults to inactive (for top security on unsecured LANs), but can be set so that all transfers are announced, or just a few can be enabled individually via the Options tab for the transfer. The announcement protocol is the same SSDP over multicast protocol used by other clients, and is fully compatible. However, it should be noted that this protocol, while compatible with other clients, uses no encryption and allows anyone else on your LAN to theoretically identify and log any transfers that are being announced.
Channels now have the option to use the new Secure Local Resource Discovery protocol to gather channels and find channel peers from local sources. This protocol uses encryption and prevents other users on your LAN from knowing what is being announced unless they have specific foreknowledge of the channel/resource.
Portable-mode can now automatically associate with magnet/dsc links and .torrent files. Tixati-portable will remember the state of association before it was altered and restore it when the program exits, leaving the system unchanged.
Tracker handshake format has been tweaked for better compatibility with trackers that monitor bandwidth usage or ratio. The ordering of fields has been changed, and separate byte counters are kept for each individual session.
Decentralized Sharing Channels have had numerous minor improvements as well. The streaming engine for .ts files has been adjusted for more accurate pacing (delete and re-add .ts in playlists to reset the segments with better pacing.) The settings for channel defaults can now optionally be applied to all existing channels. Tooltips on user names in the chat message window will also contain the message time. Automatic permission issuance has been tweaked for more rapid action upon operator commands.
There have been several other minor improvements and fixes throughout the program.