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Old Jan 17, 2012, 04:23 PM   #1
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Best torrent downloader for mac?

Hello. Which is the best torrent downloader program for mac?
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Old Jan 17, 2012, 04:30 PM   #2
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Old Jan 17, 2012, 04:33 PM   #3
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transmission

uses very little resources
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Old Jan 17, 2012, 05:02 PM   #4
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transmission

uses very little resources
Seconded.
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Old Jan 17, 2012, 05:19 PM   #5
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transmission

uses very little resources
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Seconded.
thirded, in fact i removed my utorrent on my mac in pref. of transmission. now all i need is transmission for windows :P
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Old Jan 17, 2012, 05:21 PM   #6
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transmission is my favorite.
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Old Jan 17, 2012, 05:31 PM   #7
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In most of the threads asking this question, Transmission appears to be the clear favorite.

Good Bit Torrent for Mac
What torrent client should I use?
iMac brought. Question about torrent programs. Which one do you use?
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Old Jan 17, 2012, 05:55 PM   #8
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Another vote for transmission for the Mac. It just works.
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Old Jan 17, 2012, 06:07 PM   #9
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I also vote transmission after using uTorrent and a few others. It uses the fewest resources and pulls the best speeds. Unfortunately I've found even transmission doesn't seem to get the speeds that uTorrent on PC does.
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Old Jan 17, 2012, 06:45 PM   #10
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Transmission, it is updated quite regularly.
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Old Jan 17, 2012, 07:33 PM   #11
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Transmission here. Works great and easy to use.
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Old Jan 17, 2012, 08:36 PM   #12
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Old Jan 17, 2012, 09:03 PM   #13
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Frostwire
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Old Jan 17, 2012, 11:23 PM   #14
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Old Jan 17, 2012, 11:59 PM   #15
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Transmission tho latest build has a bug that consumes data during scheduled off time but if your on unlimited bb it's fine!
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Old Jan 18, 2012, 03:48 AM   #16
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Always used uTorrent and don't see any impact on my system.

Will defo be trying out Transmission though.
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Old Jan 18, 2012, 03:56 AM   #17
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I have used both Transmission and uTorrent and uTorrent wins hands down. It is faster for downloading and seeding and does not use many system resources. It also has a decent GUI these days.
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Old Jan 18, 2012, 09:36 AM   #18
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I used uTorrent and one day tried Transmission... I quickly removed uTorrent and have not looked back. Transmission is faster, has a great UI and uses way less system resources.
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Old Jan 18, 2012, 09:43 AM   #19
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How is it faster btw?

Surely its limited by your internet connection. I max out my connection speed with uTorrent, I'm expecting the same from Transmission.
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Old Jan 18, 2012, 01:30 PM   #20
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Last edited by mkrishnan; Jan 18, 2012 at 02:15 PM. Reason: See my post below
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Old Jan 18, 2012, 01:37 PM   #21
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Tried Transmission before and it was slow. Been using uTorrent since then.

I just wish we can change the destination path for each task just like the Windows version.
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Old Jan 18, 2012, 02:18 PM   #22
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Reminder: Discussion of torrenting software is acceptable. Discussion of using torrent software to pirate or otherwise download commercial content without permission (irrespective of whether you think this is right or wrong) is not permitted on this forum. Likewise, do NOT post links to sites that are used to find or download commercial content without permission.
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Old Jan 19, 2012, 04:25 AM   #23
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Reminder: Discussion of torrenting software is acceptable. Discussion of using torrent software to pirate or otherwise download commercial content without permission (irrespective of whether you think this is right or wrong) is not permitted on this forum. Likewise, do NOT post links to sites that are used to find or download commercial content without permission.
which is why I like Frostwire because all users agree to a condition that one will not
>> use torrent software to pirate or otherwise download commercial content without permission <<

thus it's a sharing of legitimately-owned content
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Old Jan 19, 2012, 07:01 AM   #24
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which is why I like Frostwire because all users agree to a condition that one will not
>> use torrent software to pirate or otherwise download commercial content without permission <<

thus it's a sharing of legitimately-owned content
I was wondering how long it would take for the Internet Police to come. But, discussion of torrent software in NOT breaking any rules. Discussion of pirating copyrighted material is though. Since we do not know how the OP intends to use the torrent software, we do not know if he intends to use it for pirating material, thus his discussion is not breaking any rules. Remember, there are legitimate uses for torrent software besides stealing copyrighted material.
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I was wondering how long it would take for the Internet Police to come. But, discussion of torrent software in NOT breaking any rules. Discussion of pirating copyrighted material is though. Since we do not know how the OP intends to use the torrent software, we do not know if he intends to use it for pirating material, thus his discussion is not breaking any rules. Remember, there are legitimate uses for torrent software besides stealing copyrighted material.
I hope this is what I (presumably the internet police) just said.

Yes, please just don't link to sites that tell you where to get pirated stuff, don't discuss programs or networks that are only used to get pirated stuff and have no other use, and don't discuss how to use legitimate programs (like the one's being discussed here) to get pirated stuff. It's not a freedom of speech issue -- even without SOPA/etc, putting all that stuff on MR has the potential to jeopardize the accessibility of this forum to its users, as well as potentially places the people who provide this forum at legal risk.
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