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  1. kevling51 macrumors newbie

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    What is the best program to use torrent files with? I currently either use Aquisition or TomatoTorrent but i find these entirely unreliable as speeds are patchy and so are connections. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. Josh396 macrumors 65816

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    Personally I like Azureus the most. It's a bit of a processor hog though.
     
  3. applemacdude macrumors 68040

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    azureus = faster dl speeds

    bits on wheels is also good
     
  4. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Azureus all the way - it is my client of choice. :cool:

    Along with the others mentioned above though, you can try BitComet or BitTornado - I have heard those are alright as well. But nothing is as good as Azureus IMO. :cool:
     
  5. ghostee macrumors 6502

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    I agree. Nice interface, speedy, and there are addons to do whatever you need (ie: RSS).
     
  6. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Precisely - I just downloaded the latest update and things feel even snappier now (even though it's probably just all in my head... :eek: )
     
  7. radiantm3 macrumors 65816

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    I get fast connections on all torrent apps. Make sure your ports are forwarded correctly. :cool:
     
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    What are the recomended port settings?
     
  9. Soulstorm macrumors 68000

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    Azureus all the way. It's a resource hog though. After some hours of use, I must restart my Mac.
     
  10. allan_zip macrumors regular

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    What are the recomended port settings?

    Port numbers between 6881-10000 seem to get used a lot.
    I use Azureus 2.2.0.2 (Dimeadozen can't use the latest update for some strange reason i don't really understand). I've tried most of the others and Azureus seems to work best for me. Let's me configure each speeds on each torrent.
     
  11. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Really? I found that to be the case with the original BT client, but not being a resource hog is one of the main reasons I initially switched to Azureus. I've had my client running for weeks at a time sometimes, no restarts, and my system performance has been fine... odd...
     
  12. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    If you have a spare PC knocking around, TorrentFlux is great. 100% web interface so you can manage everything from anywhere. Start/Stop/Upload new torrents to get, the works.
     
  13. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Cool, I wasn't aware of this one, thanks for the head's up. I'll keep that one in mind as well, as you say, if I ever need to manage anything remotely - a 100% web interface is pretty sweet. :cool:
     
  14. shadowmoses macrumors 68000

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    How exactly do you unblock ports 6881-1000 do you do it through the router itself or through OS X????

    Thanks,

    SHadow
     
  15. thequicksilver macrumors 6502a

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    As do I. If you want a light, basic, easy to use app, forget Azureus, forget the official client, and forget Tomato, get this.
     
  16. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Yes, as you say, for something lighter and more simplistic, it probably does the trick quite nicely. I need a more feature-rich, powerful client however, hence why I use Azureus. :cool: But yes, everyone's needs are different, which is why so may different clients exist! ;)
     
  17. nichos macrumors 6502

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    Me too! Since this one came out, I haven't been able to use anything else. AZ is nice, but it's just too much of a resource hog.
     
  18. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I use Bits on Wheels. It's light and I love the 3D Swarm. :p
     
  19. Ari_0 macrumors regular

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    Bits on Wheels works best on my limited iBook. Azurous just stops everything to a halt and as for Bit Tomato, it just takes tooooooo long to get anything. :rolleyes:
     
  20. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    Hmm, do you think it would be worth switching from Bittorrent OS X to Azureus? I'm pretty happy with Bittorrent but if Azureus is really faster...

    I don't notice Bittorrent being too bad of a resource hog on my 1.4GHz G4 tower.
     
  21. allan_zip macrumors regular

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    Port forwarding

    In Azureus under Preferences > Connection you can list your incoming port.
    If you have a firewall up you need to go into OSX System Preferences > Sharing > Firewall and allocate those ports to bittorrent. If you have a router it's a bit more awkward and needs configured, try here for help
    http://www.portforward.com/routers.htm
    It's all a lot easier if you have no firewall and no router but that's not an option for a lot of people.
    I can't think why one application would result in faster downloads than another. A well seeded torrent and your max download rate will usually be the only things to determine speeds.
     
  22. mileslong macrumors 6502

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    i was checking out the portforward site and it is asking waht type of router i have. i have the airport extreme router and its not listed. who is the manufacturer for the airport extreme?
     
  23. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Apple
     
  24. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Yeah, most torrent programs the ability to set up what port they communicate through. You'll have to tell your OS X firewall and router's firewall what port that is too.
     

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