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Old Aug 21, 2011, 11:52 AM   #1
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Good Bit Torrent for Mac

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.
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Old Aug 21, 2011, 12:02 PM   #2
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I was looking for a good bit torrent for Mac
Transmission.

If you want to rip your DVD's, use Handbrake.
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Old Aug 21, 2011, 12:09 PM   #3
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I use uTorrent, Handbrake for encoding and MetaX for tagging.
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Old Aug 21, 2011, 12:25 PM   #4
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Vuze.
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Old Aug 21, 2011, 01:56 PM   #5
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I also recommend Transmission. Good, light BT client that works great!
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Old Aug 21, 2011, 02:04 PM   #6
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I've been using uTorrent for years on both PC's and Macs. It works for me..
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Old Aug 21, 2011, 07:42 PM   #7
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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.
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Old Aug 21, 2011, 07:49 PM   #8
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I was a uTorrent user but switched to Transmission because of the monitoring web app. Both work equally well and are free.
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Old Aug 21, 2011, 08:11 PM   #9
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Transmission is the only option beings you said "good".
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Old Aug 21, 2011, 08:39 PM   #10
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Transmission > Any Mac BT client out there. Hands down.
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I used transmission in Linux. When I got a Mac, I stayed with it. I'm very happy with it.
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Old Aug 23, 2011, 05:53 AM   #12
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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
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Old Aug 23, 2011, 07:59 AM   #13
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Transmission it is!
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Old Aug 23, 2011, 09:12 AM   #14
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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'...
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Old Aug 23, 2011, 11:01 AM   #15
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between netflix and vudu.. I dont see the need to torrent movies anymore.. Just open ps3 and pick a flick...
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Old Aug 24, 2011, 01:25 PM   #16
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You people need to learn the wonders of Usenet and SABnzbd+.
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Old Aug 24, 2011, 01:54 PM   #17
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You people need to learn the wonders of Usenet and SABnzbd+.
Eh, I prefer direct downloads + hot links over anything really.
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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
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Old Aug 25, 2011, 12:07 PM   #19
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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.
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Is there a specific setting you could change to avoid this behavior? Or is it just the way is supposed to be?
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Old Aug 27, 2011, 04:06 AM   #21
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rTorrent and nzbget both from macports both use hardly any resources.

Once they are set up you can't even see them
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Old Aug 31, 2011, 06:41 PM   #22
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Transmission.

If you want to rip your DVD's, use Handbrake.
Another one for transmission and handbrake.

Good recommendations
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Old Sep 1, 2011, 04:08 AM   #23
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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.
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Old Sep 1, 2011, 04:24 AM   #24
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transmission it is!
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Old Sep 1, 2011, 04:27 AM   #25
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Yep Transmission for me to.

Why is someone neg repping post for people recommending transmission.
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