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Wicked1
Aug 21, 2011, 11:52 AM
I was looking for a good bit torrent for Mac, as I own some movies but for some reason they will not read on my Mac Mini, so I was looking to see if I torrent one if that will work, one of the movies is Saw III, I have the entire collection but no matter what I try I can not RIP this movie.

Any other ideas would be helpful.



MrCheeto
Aug 21, 2011, 12:02 PM
I was looking for a good bit torrent for Mac

Transmission.

If you want to rip your DVD's, use Handbrake.

Undertakercl
Aug 21, 2011, 12:09 PM
I use uTorrent, Handbrake for encoding and MetaX for tagging.

mds
Aug 21, 2011, 12:25 PM
Vuze.

Eradik
Aug 21, 2011, 01:56 PM
I also recommend Transmission. Good, light BT client that works great!

Mr. McMac
Aug 21, 2011, 02:04 PM
I've been using uTorrent for years on both PC's and Macs. It works for me..

Clark Kent
Aug 21, 2011, 07:42 PM
I'm a Vuze user, only because I've always used it and change it scary. ;)

It has far more features and options than I would ever need, but using it in the older classic view, it's easy on the eyes and it takes seconds to set up what I want it to do.

And it always does things correctly without any problems, which is good enough for me.

QuarterSwede
Aug 21, 2011, 07:49 PM
I was a uTorrent user but switched to Transmission because of the monitoring web app. Both work equally well and are free.

bizzle
Aug 21, 2011, 08:11 PM
Transmission is the only option beings you said "good".

jbyun04
Aug 21, 2011, 08:39 PM
Transmission > Any Mac BT client out there. Hands down.

mentaluproar
Aug 21, 2011, 08:58 PM
I used transmission in Linux. When I got a Mac, I stayed with it. I'm very happy with it.

From A Buick 8
Aug 23, 2011, 05:53 AM
one of the movies is Saw III, I have the entire collection but no matter what I try I can not RIP this movie.

Any other ideas would be helpful.

Is this a DVD or blueray that you are trying to rip, I would be very surprised if RipIt was not able to rip that DVD.

RipIt to rip the DVD and Handbrake to encode and Vuze for your torrents

ranga27
Aug 23, 2011, 07:59 AM
Transmission it is!

DrEnalg
Aug 23, 2011, 09:12 AM
To be honest, I used to torrent and one big reason I don't anymore is because regardless of how 'legit' one's reasons may be for torrenting a TV show or movie (don't want to get into that), it's essentially one of the least secure ways of getting a file you want.

You can d/l movies and TV shows with a jailbroken ATV2 or with XBMC on your Mac using http (e.g., Megaupload, etc.).... you can even just stream them and skip the hassle. Still not 100% secure but I'm thinking a lot less riskier than torrenting. I'm just sayin'...

gdeusthewhizkid
Aug 23, 2011, 11:01 AM
between netflix and vudu.. I dont see the need to torrent movies anymore.. Just open ps3 and pick a flick...

Capt Crunch
Aug 24, 2011, 01:25 PM
You people need to learn the wonders of Usenet and SABnzbd+.

And1ss
Aug 24, 2011, 01:54 PM
You people need to learn the wonders of Usenet and SABnzbd+.

Eh, I prefer direct downloads + hot links over anything really.

Capt Crunch
Aug 24, 2011, 09:22 PM
Eh, I prefer direct downloads + hot links over anything really.

What on earth could possibly be better than usenet? Any TV show I want to watch is downloaded automatically at a speed that maxes out my 50 Mbps connection.

jDownloader is nice, but having to search forums for links and copying and pasting them is such a drag. :P

And1ss
Aug 25, 2011, 12:07 PM
What on earth could possibly be better than usenet? Any TV show I want to watch is downloaded automatically at a speed that maxes out my 50 Mbps connection.

jDownloader is nice, but having to search forums for links and copying and pasting them is such a drag. :P

Some people have different preferences. Besides, it's not like I need everything lighting fast and I prefer to choose what I download.

cdcastillo
Aug 27, 2011, 03:56 AM
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_5 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8L1 Safari/6533.18.5)

BTW, in a side note: why is it that always you fire up a BT app, the entire network slows to a crawl even when there is no file neither downloading nor uploading? I could understand the slowing if you were using all the bandwidth, but even when there is no file exchange going on, the rest of the apps get q really slow connection (if any at all).

Is there a specific setting you could change to avoid this behavior? Or is it just the way is supposed to be?

GreyMatta
Aug 27, 2011, 04:06 AM
rTorrent and nzbget both from macports both use hardly any resources.

Once they are set up you can't even see them :D

Bye Bye Baby
Aug 31, 2011, 06:41 PM
Transmission.

If you want to rip your DVD's, use Handbrake.

Another one for transmission and handbrake.

Good recommendations

sandyjmacdonald
Sep 1, 2011, 04:08 AM
One fantastic feature of Transmission is the remote access. You just open a webpage wherever you are and you can see the progress of your torrents, pause them, delete them, start new torrents etc. Very handy.

ahbdesign
Sep 1, 2011, 04:24 AM
transmission it is!

+1

MonkeySee....
Sep 1, 2011, 04:27 AM
Yep Transmission for me to.

Why is someone neg repping post for people recommending transmission. :confused:

Yvan256
Sep 1, 2011, 07:40 AM
All you need is uTorrent and Handbrake.

Tech198
Sep 1, 2011, 07:51 AM
Yep.