I have XBMC Live installed on a USB that I can boot directly in to on my laptop. Is it possible for me to run a version of portable utorrent simultaneously with the XBMC Live on the USB and set it up so that it downloads stuff while I watch pre-saved content on XBMC?
Disclaimer: I have XBMC Live installed on a Zotac MAG, so I'm not running it off the USB key. I haven't tried this... it shouldn't hurt anything, but i'm not sure if it'll persist between reboots or not.
You might be able to run
Here is a site that describes how to do something similar with SABnzbd+. You might be able to extrapolate some more data from it.