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Good Bit Torrent for Mac

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

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    Wicked1

    #1
    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.
     
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    MrCheeto

    #2
    Transmission.

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

    #3
    I use uTorrent, Handbrake for encoding and MetaX for tagging.
     
  4. mds
    macrumors 6502

    #4
    Vuze.
     
  5. macrumors regular

    #5
    I also recommend Transmission. Good, light BT client that works great!
     
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    Mr. McMac

    #6
    I've been using uTorrent for years on both PC's and Macs. It works for me..
     
  7. macrumors member

    #7
    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.
     
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    QuarterSwede

    #8
    I was a uTorrent user but switched to Transmission because of the monitoring web app. Both work equally well and are free.
     
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    bizzle

    #9
    Transmission is the only option beings you said "good".
     
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    jbyun04

    #10
    Transmission > Any Mac BT client out there. Hands down.
     
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    mentaluproar

    #11
    I used transmission in Linux. When I got a Mac, I stayed with it. I'm very happy with it.
     
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    From A Buick 8

    #12
    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

    #13
    Transmission it is!
     
  14. macrumors regular

    #14
    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

    #15
    between netflix and vudu.. I dont see the need to torrent movies anymore.. Just open ps3 and pick a flick...
     
  16. macrumors 6502

    #16
    You people need to learn the wonders of Usenet and SABnzbd+.
     
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    And1ss

    #17
    Eh, I prefer direct downloads + hot links over anything really.
     
  18. macrumors 6502

    #18
    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
     
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    And1ss

    #19
    Some people have different preferences. Besides, it's not like I need everything lighting fast and I prefer to choose what I download.
     
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    cdcastillo

    #20
    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

    #21
    rTorrent and nzbget both from macports both use hardly any resources.

    Once they are set up you can't even see them :D
     
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    Bye Bye Baby

    #22
    Another one for transmission and handbrake.

    Good recommendations
     
  23. macrumors 6502

    #23
    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.
     
  24. macrumors member

    #24
    +1
     
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    MonkeySee....

    #25
    Yep Transmission for me to.

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

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