Bittorrent Doesn’t Get More Simple Than This: Transmission 0...

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    but does the code still suck?

    most trackers I use ban this client.
     
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    Its the only torrent client i use. I dont download that often but Ive never had a problem with it.
     
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    The trouble is the way it interacts with the tracker, it's hugely disruptive, your better off just useing the official client if you can't be bothered to configure azureus.
     
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    I don't download much either but I love Transmission.
     
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    What is wrong with Azureus?
     
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    ease of use.
     
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    I'll recommend Azureus over anything else on the Mac until uTorrent gets ported. Why? Transport encryption. Helping our friends behind packet-shaped networks since it was added a year or so ago (heck, maybe not even that long).
     
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    Oh yeah, I forgot... Mac users are people who click "yes" when asked if they want to install spyware. :rolleyes:

    What's so bad about azereus? It is pretty simple. Just the port configuration and done!
     
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    I tried azureus but it just would not work for me. :(
     
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    gotta change your ports.

    and port forwarding can speed things up too.
     
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    I did but still nothing. In the end I went with Transmission. At first it was dead slow (about 10kbps) so I forwarded the ports like in their tutorial and regularly get over 300kbps.
     
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    I use Azureus, I find it the best torrent program out there. But my computer gets considerably slower when it's up and running. It's a java program, isn't it?
     
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    yes, but it shouldnt be draining your resources really, check activity viewer for the CPU % useage.
     
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    I've never been able to get it to work, and I've done CCNA it does not play nice with all routers and it's a pain to set up and use.
     
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    For me transmission had a hard time finding seeds. Azureus (after much tinkering) works very well indeed.
     
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    I'm a heavy user, and I use azureus. I did a fresh install recently and all I had to do was forward ports to get ti going (and at a good speed). the tinkering I did later just made it easier to create torrents, and configured what to do at different stages of downloading/uploading. Many say it's difficult, but I don't see it. I've tried transmission, tomato, the original, bits on wheels (pretty cool), and a few others that I can't remember. I always go back to Azureus.

    but the statement that transmission is very simple is true.

    J
     
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    What is all this "forwarding ports" things you guys speak of? Every time I try to get a torrent because of a personal DVD issue, the torrent either wont download or its horribly slow. Trying transmission right now..
     
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    All I'm getting is about 5k/sec (on a "Good" ) torrent. We have a 3mb cable connection here...
     
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    If you are using a router between the modem and your computer, then you would have to assign and open some ports in the router for the torrent application to function at full speed.
    I also didn't know that for a while and gave up after I was getting 5kbps downloads. Now azureus goes upto 400Kbps (if you have a good number of seeds)! I get a lot past season TV shows this way. Awesome!
     
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    I find Transmission nice but rather lacking. I still find myself using Azureus exclusively. I really love the features it has.
     
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    Hmm.. how do I go about opening up the ports in the router? Standard 8 port wired linksys..

    Still currently getting 5.3k/sec.. I should be getting faster than that.
     
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    yeah I just currently installed Azureus and I don't know how to configure the ports. It does a test before it completes the install but it gave me a NAT error. What should I do? I have a powerbook using an airport extreme to get wireless connection.
     
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    Hi, This post is very informative, however I would like some specific information. If someone can help me then please send me a private message. Best Regards,
     
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    I use Bits On Wheels. It's been excellent for me. Good speeds. Lots of successful downloads and also gives you a cool 3D interactive map.:cool:
     

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