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Good Bit Torrent for Mac

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Wicked1, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. macrumors 68040


    I was looking for a good bit torrent for Mac, as I own some movies but for some reason they will not read on my Mac Mini, so I was looking to see if I torrent one if that will work, one of the movies is Saw III, I have the entire collection but no matter what I try I can not RIP this movie.

    Any other ideas would be helpful.
  2. macrumors 68030



    If you want to rip your DVD's, use Handbrake.
  3. macrumors newbie

    I use uTorrent, Handbrake for encoding and MetaX for tagging.
  4. mds
    macrumors 6502

  5. macrumors regular

    I also recommend Transmission. Good, light BT client that works great!
  6. macrumors 68030

    Mr. McMac

    I've been using uTorrent for years on both PC's and Macs. It works for me..
  7. macrumors member

    I'm a Vuze user, only because I've always used it and change it scary. ;)

    It has far more features and options than I would ever need, but using it in the older classic view, it's easy on the eyes and it takes seconds to set up what I want it to do.

    And it always does things correctly without any problems, which is good enough for me.
  8. macrumors 604


    I was a uTorrent user but switched to Transmission because of the monitoring web app. Both work equally well and are free.
  9. macrumors 6502a


    Transmission is the only option beings you said "good".
  10. macrumors 6502a


    Transmission > Any Mac BT client out there. Hands down.
  11. macrumors 68000


    I used transmission in Linux. When I got a Mac, I stayed with it. I'm very happy with it.
  12. macrumors 68030

    From A Buick 8

    Is this a DVD or blueray that you are trying to rip, I would be very surprised if RipIt was not able to rip that DVD.

    RipIt to rip the DVD and Handbrake to encode and Vuze for your torrents
  13. macrumors newbie

    Transmission it is!
  14. macrumors regular

    To be honest, I used to torrent and one big reason I don't anymore is because regardless of how 'legit' one's reasons may be for torrenting a TV show or movie (don't want to get into that), it's essentially one of the least secure ways of getting a file you want.

    You can d/l movies and TV shows with a jailbroken ATV2 or with XBMC on your Mac using http (e.g., Megaupload, etc.).... you can even just stream them and skip the hassle. Still not 100% secure but I'm thinking a lot less riskier than torrenting. I'm just sayin'...
  15. macrumors 6502a

    between netflix and vudu.. I dont see the need to torrent movies anymore.. Just open ps3 and pick a flick...
  16. macrumors 6502

    You people need to learn the wonders of Usenet and SABnzbd+.
  17. macrumors 6502a


    Eh, I prefer direct downloads + hot links over anything really.
  18. macrumors 6502

    What on earth could possibly be better than usenet? Any TV show I want to watch is downloaded automatically at a speed that maxes out my 50 Mbps connection.

    jDownloader is nice, but having to search forums for links and copying and pasting them is such a drag. :p
  19. macrumors 6502a


    Some people have different preferences. Besides, it's not like I need everything lighting fast and I prefer to choose what I download.
  20. macrumors 6502


    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_5 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8L1 Safari/6533.18.5)

    BTW, in a side note: why is it that always you fire up a BT app, the entire network slows to a crawl even when there is no file neither downloading nor uploading? I could understand the slowing if you were using all the bandwidth, but even when there is no file exchange going on, the rest of the apps get q really slow connection (if any at all).

    Is there a specific setting you could change to avoid this behavior? Or is it just the way is supposed to be?
  21. macrumors regular

    rTorrent and nzbget both from macports both use hardly any resources.

    Once they are set up you can't even see them :D
  22. macrumors 65816

    Bye Bye Baby

    Another one for transmission and handbrake.

    Good recommendations
  23. macrumors 6502

    One fantastic feature of Transmission is the remote access. You just open a webpage wherever you are and you can see the progress of your torrents, pause them, delete them, start new torrents etc. Very handy.
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    Yep Transmission for me to.

    Why is someone neg repping post for people recommending transmission. :confused:

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