BitTorrent software for Tiger 10.4.3

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by wasimyaqoob, Jan 6, 2006.

  1. wasimyaqoob macrumors 6502a

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    Hey, anybody use any RELIABLE and DECENT BitTorrent software, if you do please post.
     
  2. radiantm3 macrumors 65816

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    I actually use acquisition for my torrents. I just downloaded a video (legal video) at over 1MB/second. I took a screenshot because I was so amazed at the speeds I'm getting:

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    Downloaded 800megs in about 13 minutes.

    I'm not sure if it has anything to do with generous seeders or the fact that I am using acquisition, but I like it. :cool:
     
  3. wasimyaqoob thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh right i didnt know you could use Acquistion for Torrents - I will just use that then, maybe your connection is awesome - Whats your connection?
     
  4. radiantm3 macrumors 65816

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    I actually have a 6meg down, and usually my max download is at around 600kb/sec. I have no idea why it was going so much faster.
     
  5. asif786 macrumors 65816

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    holy **** dude, you're right. i knew BT was built into the new acquisition but I hadn't tried it. Ahh..bit torrent with the simplicity of Acquisition - perfect :)
     
  6. drater macrumors 6502a

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    i download acquisition, trial version, and it seems like the BT part isn't working for me...or at least its not going fast at all...do i have to open up any ports on my hub?
     
  7. Cfg5 macrumors regular

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    I go back and forth between the standard bittorrent client and acquisition.

    BTW, I just registered my copy of acquisition...i get a lot better speeds now with regular p2p stuff (haven't tried torrents yet) and and no more stupid dock bouncing nonsense every 15 minutes.
     
  8. radiantm3 macrumors 65816

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    You always do if you are behind a router.
     
  9. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, I have 2 meg broadband, ports closed ~10-20kb/s Max, ports open ~210kb/s Max.
     
  11. Mac_Freak macrumors 6502a

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    Me too, I have been using BitTorrent before but it seemed to stop responding after a while. I heard some good stuff about µTorrent but it is not Mac compatible yet.
     
  12. VanNess macrumors 6502a

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    I don't do much bittorent, but I started using this program which, so far, I like.

    Simple, fast, and best of all: free.
     
  13. Blackheart macrumors 6502a

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    Except that when you quit it... it's still running. :(
     
  14. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    What do you mean?
     
  15. Blackheart macrumors 6502a

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    Have Azureus running, then quit it... now look in Activity Monitor
     
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    With that you mean they are working on a Mac version, right?
    Excellent! :D

    Full blown BitTorrent client in ~115KB, that will be great...!
     
  18. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    messed....well i am not using Azureus anymore....
     
  19. Randall macrumors 6502a

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    I highly recommend using Transmission Simple, Fast, minimal, and less then 2% CPU used!
     
  20. alexstein macrumors 6502a

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    Dumb question how do you open ports and what ports do you open. The BitTorrent thing with Acquisition is so slow I must have not the right ports open or something.
     
  21. Sirus The Virus macrumors 6502a

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    I got 2MB per sec. at my school once. Thats really fast! :eek:
     
  22. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    I think it's funny how the most often downloaded item with LimeWire is...






    LimeWire Pro :rolleyes:
     
  23. atari1356 macrumors 68000

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    I used to use Tomato Torrent and thought it was great... until I tried Transmission. Transmission is the only bittorrent app I use now.
     
  24. asencif macrumors 6502

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    Just downloaded Transmission and it's working very well so far in comparison to BT and Azureus. Seems to find more seeds and very good speeds.
     
  25. steelfist macrumors 6502a

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    transmission for me. does what's it's supposed to do very well. low resource and cpu usage, and very stable and interface is very good,

    you double click on a .torrent file and you can chose it to always automatically download to a folder, or always ask. handy feature it has,

    now using 0.4 with it's dock and app icon changed to official bittorrent.
     

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