Best BitTorrent client?

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  1. gangst macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,


    Just wondered what you guys feel is the best BitTorrent client, personally I think Azureus is as I think it is the most customizable and I seem to achieve the fastest speeds with it.
    What are your favourites?

    Thanks
     
  2. pulsewidth947 macrumors 65816

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    Azureus. Without a doubt :D havent tried any others on the Mac.
     
  3. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    I used the Official BT client, Azureus, and a few others. Azureus is by far the best.
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I also have to say Azureus. It's a memory hog though.
     
  5. Patmian212 macrumors 68020

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  6. Wes macrumors 68020

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  7. javabear90 macrumors 6502a

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    I use azures. It's the best. The official bit torrent client does not work in tiger. Or was that fixed.
     
  8. Wes macrumors 68020

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    Fixed:
    http://www.bittorrent.com/bittorrent_versions.html
     
  9. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    This looks very tempting. I'm a bit tired of Azureus' and Java's memory hogging. I'll try it out once my current download is done.
     
  10. munkle macrumors 68030

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    Well there's a definitive review! ;)

    Personally I like the simplicity of Tomato Torrent.
     
  11. friarbayliff macrumors regular

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    Tomato Torrent is reasonably good, but is beaten hands-down by Azureus
     
  12. risc macrumors 68030

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    I used to use Azureus but I've found BitTorrent OS X to be a lot nicer as a GUI client, I also use BitTornado from the terminal.
     
  13. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    Azureus is by far the best, but I find that Tomato Torrent uses less system resources (Azureus is a hog)
     
  14. armandocerna macrumors regular

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    I like bits on wheels a lot. It seems to work fairly well.
     
  15. DeSnousa macrumors 68000

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    Agreed, very simple that gets the job done.
     
  16. echeck macrumors 68000

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    I'm using Azureus right now but I need to change clients, I think.

    I've been running it on an iBook G4 1Ghz with 512m of memory and if I leave Azureus up for long periods of time (talking hours, not days) it locks up my machine! The ol' girl never locked up once in ten months of hard use, the minute I load up Azureus I've had to hard reboot three times! :( :eek:

    Another friend running Azureus on a PM 2.3Ghz G5 with 2.5gig of memory is having similar problems. It's not completely locking up, but it's definately slowing things down quite a bit. That can't just be Azureus hogging system resources, can it? Seems like there might be somethin else going on.

    Any ideas?
     
  17. unfaded macrumors 6502

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    It is Azureus, hogging resources. Nothing more.
     
  18. echeck macrumors 68000

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    That is messed up. heh heh

    I'm going to be getting a Dual 2.0 G5 PM this coming weekend and was hoping Azureus would run better on it.
     
  19. rickvanr macrumors 68040

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    I loved the original BT client, but the last update he changed all the buttons around and tried some new icons, and I hate the look. Plus, when I upgraded to Tiger the older version I was using crapped out. I switched to Tomato Torrent, but it was a bit of a pain for me.

    All I want my BT app to do is the following;
    1. Let me monitor my upload speed (huge issue when I was on a cable modem with a cap)
    2. Easily see all my torrents in one window (Official BT client does this, TT does not)
    3. When I open a Torrent, I want it to automatically start downloading to my desktop (Official BT client does this, TT does not)
    4. Not use Java and be really super ugly and overly confusing, ala Azereus.

    BitsonWheels is a great application, and at the top of my list of recommendations, but I haven't been downloading many torrents lately as most of my favourite TV shows are in the off season.

    Edit::

    Its been my experience that most BT clients will hog resources. Even P2P software (Acquisition) hogs up my resources. Especially on a 1GHz PB.
     
  20. acedickson macrumors 6502a

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    Is there an echo in here? Azureus for me too!
     
  21. Soulstorm macrumors 68000

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    I use Azureus, too, and i'm tottally happy with it.
    Well, you must not blame Azureus for that, but the mplementation of Java into OS X.
     
  22. jalagl macrumors 6502a

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    I used Azureus for a while, but I kept having problems with slow downloads (in addition to the resource hogging). Finally, I ditched it and moved to Tomato Torrent, which I really like, and gives me much better download speeds.

    Well, maybe it's just a placebo effect...
     
  23. rickvanr macrumors 68040

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    I really like Bits on Wheels. Perhaps this is the wrong place to ask, but I just hate the icons within the app, how easy would it be to change them? I used to do it all the time in OS 9 with ResEdit, but I haven't gotten into it much in OS X. Ideas?
     
  24. gangst thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    when you say within the app do you mean start, stop, clear etc... or the wat tomato torrent colors torrent files blue, if its to do with the torrent file use pixadex or candshopiconfactory.com/
     
  25. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Yeah, I'll blame Java. But it's even worse on the PC. Ugh...
     

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