Download 迅雷 (XunLei) Thunder 5 English Language Pack

Have you ever hear about 迅雷 (XunLei) Thunder 5? It is new to me last month. 迅雷 (XunLei) Thunder 5 is a download manager. Besides download normal http or ftp files, it can be used to download BitTorrent and Emule pear to pear (p2p) files type too. I tested 迅雷 (XunLei) Thunder 5 for several weeks after recommended by my friend. In short, the download speed is never the same as before. It is really fast. But it is an ad-ware. 😛

迅雷 (XunLei) Thunder 5

Why I say 迅雷 (XunLei) Thunder 5 download speed is fast? 迅雷 (XunLei) Thunder 5 will find addition sources for the files that you download. Therefore, you are using just 1 source to get your files but a lot of sources. In the end, the download speed improves. However, 迅雷 (XunLei) Thunder 5 is only available in Chinese language. I need to change my windows native local language to Chinese PRC in order to install it. However, I did not want to use Chinese PRC as my native language for my windows. Therefore, an English language pack for 迅雷 (XunLei) Thunder 5 is needed. Here is the 迅雷 (XunLei) Thunder 5 English language pack that I have. Use the link below to download.

Download 迅雷 (XunLei) Thunder 5 English Language Pack version 0.1 here

Updated – Latest version Thunder cannot use this English Language Pack. Download older working version here.


  1. I got it using this P2P software.
    Actually, you can create your own language pack too. Just copy the existing Chinese files. Then change to the language that you want. That’s all. 🙂

  2. Yes, i know. Just that the work from the previous person should be acknowledged. Not many is willing to spend time to do the translation.

    Anyway, thanks for spreading the “beauty” of XunLei.

  3. I’d really appreciate you link the original English Translation source. It’s a shame for copying others work and uploading it on your own blog.

    Do delete this post after that.

    If this is your own work, I’d acknowledge it.

  4. @HeHeHunter: Sorry that I don’t know you are the creator of this language pack. I got this from emule network. Some one must have shared it.

    No worry. I put the download link to your page already. By the way, thanks for the language pack. It is so nice of you to do so. 🙂

  5. Hi, Jayce:

    thanks for sharing the great file. my question what to do after I download your language file? my Thunder still shows massy code that can not be recognized.



  6. I don’t think that you learnt your lesson.

    Please credit other people’s work. Don’t just modify it and make it as your own guide. Unless it’s fully your hardwork, do credit the person who created it.

  7. heyz … just wanna ask ur opinion … well i tried to download xunlei and my anti-virus said its a harmful program … so im not sure whether to continue to download it or not … cause i had bad experiences in the past bout virus … i had two computers down cuz of virus and i dun wan my laptop to be the third … anyways hav u encounter any virus while downloading files??

  8. @Jake: XunLei itself does not have virus. However, do be careful with files that you download with XunLei. They might come along with virus. Select the right source to download your file. I did face some virus along the way. Luckily, my antivirus is able to detect and delete them. 😉

  9. hi…dunno y my thunder keep having this webpage cannot be display whet happen to my thunder? can some wan help me? thanks

  10. I had followed ur step.. download and unzip the file.. and copy it into the languages folder… but its still the same… under view language.. i only can select 2 languages which is Chinese simplified n traditional ONLY. theres no option for me to select to english. is this only works for certain window only?

    n btw.. what shuld i set it to? cos everytime i start to load this thunder5, its will pop out a msg : “cannot find “about:blank, make sure the path and internet address is correct”

  11. last night i had just uninstall the thunder and re-install a different version again… now i can choose the english language.. but still theres some word is not translate.. still in “????” ??

    after reinstall new version.. whole night i use this thunder was okay.. but the next day the speed become very slow.. so i restart my laptop again.. and the speed is back to faster.. but after few min.. its come out with the blue screen >>>>

    after i restart again the same things happen again n again… this is not the 1st time happened..before this i used webthunder also the same problem..

  12. @lovepark: Not all the Chinese words are translated into English. So there will be “???” for those are not translated.

    Did not face BSOD on my system when using Xunlei. I looked at your screen shot. It might be something wrong with your network driver or your network hardware. Xunlei tends to use lot of network resources.

  13. I think people are misunderstanding Xunlei.

    It does not increase your speed by finding more sources – that is impossible. Any decent bt client like Microtorrent will find all available up to the limit of connections that your OS (usually 10 or 20 connections for X, though there is a hack to remove that limit).

    What it does do is to attempt to bypass “throttling” of BT by your ISP. Throttling is when your ISP detects P2P protocol on standard BT ports they automatically reduce your downlaod speed to something rediculously slow. Comcast in the US were the first to do this, and that case is in court, but many “cheap” ISPs now do the same. To bypass this throttling, Xunlei uses port 80 which is the port your browser uses. In some cases that works. In other cases, the ISP even checks port 80 and does the same throttling. That is bad because then your rapidshare downlaods will be hit as well.

    There is also a problem of Xunleis default settings which I am told do not let it share – ie it is a leech machine. Two things against that – first problem is that some trackers and some clients now ban Xunlei as a leech (downlaod but no upload). The trackers are usually the private ones having the best torrents. Public torrents like Minova or Piratebay should be OK, but more and more traffic is now via the private trackers.

    Second problem is thatUnless you set Xunlei to share the files then many clients will ban you and not connect to you. OR your “ratio” on the private tracker will fall lower and lower and the speeds will get slower and slower and finally stop.

    So it may help – try it -or it may be worse than a standard client.

    Commonsense really – when somebody tells you that you can buy some apples at 1/20 the price of the market – do you go and buy? If somebody sells you a car at 1/4 of the price listed are you not suspicious? There’s no such thing as a free luch. And Xunlei proves it.

    The no ads mod is esential. In itself Xunlei does not casue problems, but some of the ads it runs from third parties are said to drop spyware. Tnask for that tip.

    PS You can test throttling by trying Microtorrent with no obfuscation. Pick any popular torrent from Minova -one with hundreds of seeds and leechers. Try to run it with defualt ports (ie as installed first time). Note the download speed after 15 minutes. It may be fast (say 400 Kbytes per second on a standard 3 Mbit ADSL Broadband, or it may be slow – less than 40 Kbytes per second) Now turn on obfuscation and change the UDP and TCP ports to womething weird like 45591 and 45592 restart Microtorrent (open those ports in your firewall if you need to and test them to make sure it works). Now note the speed after 15 minutes. If you are still showing slow download (less than 50KB/s then your ISP is using smart thottling. In that case, change ISP or try Xunlei. But if it is now very fast using the new settings on Microtorrent then your ISP is using crude throttling and you have bypassed it – until they decide to upgrade their throttling. The safest thing to do is to ask around friends and see the speeds they get with other ISPs. If they have a good speed (go see it and try your fast torrent file) then change ISP – that is the long term solution.

    Have fun! Me? On a small file with only one seed it might take me a week to get it. On a 4 Gbyte file with a few hundred seeds and leeachers I get 450 KB/s easy. Thas about the max from my connection. 450/s = 25 Mbytes per minute = 1.5 GB per hour = three hours or less for the 4GB.

    Second problem is that

  14. Thanks for the english version of Xunlei of thunder 5 The problem I have is under the file section I cannot open a new torrent file. What I did was to point the torrent file and shift it into the floating icon but than under the task info there is not info at all Is there a problem to it. Anyway thank you very much for this cos I am english edu.

  15. Hi Jayce i’ve just installed xunlei/thunder version was thinking i can test this new program for d/l’ing-streaming, etc.

    I’m using firefox as my main browser and after installing thunder i went back to their main site and tried to stream some of the video’s that they have links to but i keep getting a error msg saying i don’t have xunlei kankan mod/addon installed and when i click on their link provided it just d/l’s xunlei / thunder again.

    Is there anything you can help me with? i.e maybe i missed something during the installation?

  16. can u teach me how 2 download it .i dunno how 2 do can u write the full step 4 me pls .cause i want thunder eng laug pack pls.

  17. i already have chinese version of Xun Lei 5, but today it asked to download the latest Thunder5.9.6. just wonder izit the latest? thanks if you could help me

  18. anybody can help me resolve this problem? i cannot DL anything.this thing keeps on popping up
    然后将[signed.applets.codebase_principal_support]设置为’true’. pls send it to my email:

  19. my download used to be more than 50kbs, but now, the max will not be more than 20kbs. what happened? even the seeds and peers are a lot. pls help.

    could it be bcos of fair bandwidth usage introduced by tmnet or they know how to curb it now.

  20. Thanks for the english version of Xunlei of thunder 5 The problem I have is under the file section I cannot open a new torrent file. What I did was to point the torrent file and shift it into the floating icon but than under the task info there is not info at all Is there a problem to it. Anyway thank you very much for this cos I am english edu.

  21. Hi, Jayce,

    Thanks for the info ya…all this while i was looking for a english downloader of xun lei, but i cant get hardly. Im not a mandarin educated. Only can read english. So i need that english version so much . This is a great great job that i got it here from u. Really thank you so much. I love it…!!! Really really really thanks to u jayce…!!! Thanks You….!!! By the way i still need to download and see first, goin to download and see how’s it work well…will respond back to u soon…!!! Thanks ya….!!!


  22. Jayce,

    Pls help!!!….i download already…but how come it still chinese version…?…!!!help me pls……..

  23. Jayce,

    I have an excellent “portable” version of Xunlei by Victory Raizy that has a comprehensive English translation. This version can run without installation. The only issue is that torrent files have to be dragged into the Xunlei window as the torrent files are not registered to the “portable” version. It is ad-free too.

    Here is the TPB link:

    Merry christmas & a happy new year!!!! Xunlei rulez 😉

  24. Anyone who is fluent in Mandarin, can you please research the compatibility of Xunlei (Thunder 5) with the relatively new “Magnet” link protocol that trackers such as TPB are promoting? I can’t seem to get Xunlei to recognize Magnet links as a valid P2P file type.

    uTorrent & the rest support Magnet but are still slower than my beloved Xunlei. Xunlei just can’t be throttled by any M’sian ISP. I get beyond 100kbps using Xunlei on a well seeded torrent!!!!


    P.S. To ensure that you are giving back to the community (& that Xunlei doesn’t get blocked by private trackers) just manually seed your completed downloads. By default Xunlei only seeds completed files for no more than 5 minutes! This is why Xunlei is accused of being a “leech” application.

    To manually seed in Xunlei (if you aren’t a Mandarin speaker) you’ll need Victory Raizy’s english translation (see my previous post).


  25. I re-installed Thunder with the English pack on my desktop opertaing on OS Window 7. The resultant screen is a mixed of English and Chinese characters. The toolbar on the first row is in English. The toolbar on the second row and the left hand column were displayed in Chinese characters. Opening up the menu on the second row toolbar again result in a mixed of Chinese and English. The menu on the left column was in Chinese but the settings on the right were displayed in English. Although this mixed display was recognizable by me, is there a way to rectify these abnormalities. I tried to switched the admininstrative language to English, it resulted in those parts that were displayed in Chinese as “???”. Changing it to either PRC Simplified Chinese or Singapore Simplified Chinese reverted the displayed with the mixed languages.

    Are there anyone who had faced the same problem and found a solution? Your response is appreciated. Thanks.


  26. Hello,

    seems the author of this language pack discontinued his work. It would not be too difficult to polish and finish this, but I guess there are some hardcoded phrases inside thunder, which one can not translate.

    I would like to continue this work. If anyone here knows an email-address of the author, please tell me.

    On the other hand, thunder 5.8.x is outdated, as thunder 5.9.x is released, which is not customisable like 5.8.

    Now the question is, why the authors of thunder use this way. Maybe, they do not want their software beeing used worldwide, or they want to provide their own translations (and decide this way where it can be used).

    I am interested in using thunder too and would appreciate a clean and completely localized version, not only english, I could offer german, too.

    But it is hard for me to decode xunlei’s homepage, thus my question: does anyone here know how to get in contact with the coders of thunder 5.9? Please let me know. Maybe there is a way to include some more languages.


  27. Hi folks,

    I tried to use the English Language Pack version 0.1 from above. Unfortunately it mangles up some menus, for example, in tools->configuration->BT/port settings->share settings there should pop up a box in which I can select minutes and hours.

    I can not.

    Looking into Thunder.ini, the reason is obvious. The corresponding line looks like this:

    String33270=30 minutes \ n1 hour \ n2 hour \ n5 hours \ n manually stop

    which is wrong. Change this line to

    String33270=30 minutes\n1 hour\n2 hour\n5 hours\nmanually stop

    restart thunder and you will see it works now as expected.

    This ‘\n’ is taken from the C programming language and means just to start a new line. The author of this translation changed every ‘\n’ to ‘\ n’, which just prints ‘\ n’ but does not start a new line.

    Also, all ‘%s’ and ‘%d’ (a string and a decimal number) are changed to ‘% s’ and ‘% d’, which prints just as ‘% s’ and ‘% d’, but does not insert a string or decimal as the program wants to do.

    Before this laguage pack becomes useful, there will have to be done some work on it.


  28. i able to load the thunder versionwhich use before buttttt not working properly like before…the english pack too many alliens words woooo….what can i do to solve this out

  29. instead should say clearly , when load programme is ok butmload movie is not working the title will be error….

    • Hi Anson,

      i faced the same problem. I cannot download any movie & the file name is shown – 3E for ALL movie i clicked. And it never download….. Anyone can HELP ??!!

  30. GooD news!! … Finally, i able to download moviee. I think my laptop got Virus, so i cant download any movie. That’s why i decided FORMAT my laptop & it’s work fine now…

  31. I myself is a half-chinese half-filipino. Im living in the Philippines but my parents are chinese. The good thing is.. I understand Chinese, filipino and english so its ok for me to use the chinese version. But im going to download this version as well because to say the truth, Im better in english than chinese. :)) That’s so weird for other people… anyway thanks 😀 btw, add me in Yahoo messanger

  32. hi all,
    I’m able to download the thunder but with weird language ..can someone guide me how to convert to english ? if yes can someone show me the way …

  33. hi,

    I have downloaded x-625 but i am not able to conver it in english language though i have installed english converter in languages and trying 3rd option also.
    can any body help me

    further i is showing it is not available for outsider of china due to copyright issue.
    plz guide me ,


  34. HI Jayce, why & how my xunlei download is very slow when i want to enter this side + can’t download the movie recently .. now im using chinese xunlei (7) , before that is working OK . just 2 week ago got problem .. i check the virus ..but my pc seem ok free of virus…
    So , pls help me on this…
    Thank you very much .

      • oh thanks for the info! 🙂 but i was hoping to find a site that can download chinese series onto my laptop like verycd/emule once had! Any info on that by any chance? 🙂

  35. hi chongy,

    QVOD is streaming your desired movie to your local harddisk. I am sure, on the mentioned addresses you find series, too. there is a search box, did you try it?

    For further assistance I would prefer to talk on qq messenger.

    But anyway, wish you good luck.

  36. its language pack doesn’t work at all or i just don’t know how to.
    kindly tell me please. i already downloaded the thunder 5 tool. then it is in chinese version. i want to convert it in english but i don’t know how. please tell me how. thanks a lot.


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