BitTorrent

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by nomadix, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. nomadix macrumors regular

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    Howdy Folks:

    Glad New Year:

    what is the better free/software to be able to download the BitTorrent

    i see that uTorrent is good for PC - what is the equiv for Mac

    Cheers thanks
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    Azureus is good, and has some great features.

    I prefer XTorrent's all-in-one approach, but it does have some downsides...
     
  3. nomadix thread starter macrumors regular

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    howdy psychofreak;

    I understand Azureus is a hog on memory and can cause some problems

    What do you think on Tomato Torrent - - I am iMac 1.8 running OS X 1.3.9

    i see Tomoato Torrent has 1.2 or 1.5b1

    Cheers thanks
     
  4. psychofreak Retired

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    I have never used tomato torrent, but if you're looking for something simple like that then I reccomend Transmission...
     
  5. boneca macrumors 6502

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    Azureus or Transmission are your choices... both have ups and downs, try them and decide for yourself what works best for you.
    I used them both and find myself switching between this 2 periodically.

    Yes there are more like Tomato etc. but I haven't used those so I can't tell
     
  6. Blubbert macrumors 6502

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    If you're a masochist like me and like using a program that has practically no support whatsoever, you can download Bits on Wheels, the project is practically dead, but the client has a pretty 3D representation of your file downloading, kinda like the swarm tab in Azureus, only better.
     
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  8. dllavaneras macrumors 68000

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    I give Tomato Torrent another vote. Small, elegant and simple
     
  9. nomadix thread starter macrumors regular

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    Howdy Folks:

    thanks for all the 411- I am giving transmission a try right now

    Now - afterwards do you just watch on your computer or can you put on disc?

    Cheers ya
     
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  11. theman5725 macrumors 6502

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    I use Transmission. Very light and works great.
     
  12. nomadix thread starter macrumors regular

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    Howdy dllavaneras:

    Will I have to run it thru Mac'Ripper and then Toast

    i.e. i am looking at 13 episode - I think comes on 4 disc..

    Or is Transmission self expaln on this

    Cheers thanks
     
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  14. ForeverUnknown macrumors regular

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    I've tried the others but I come back to Azureus despite it needing Java. It has options the others can't touch and I love that I can do selective downloads from a torrent. Makes life, oh so much, easier when only needing a file or two from a bundle.
     

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