Is there a reason why uTorrent can't download but Transmission can?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by rawdawg, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    I've been a long time uTorrent user but recently after 24+ hours trying to download a torrent gave Transmission a quick shot. Within a minute it fully downloaded the torrent where as uTorrent never even latched onto a peer.
     
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    Duff-Man

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    Duff-Man says...perhaps the tracker that particular torrent was on does not allow uTorrent - I know there are some that do not allow certain client software....oh yeah!
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    Can you link to the torrent file? Maybe it's just your computer.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I can't provide the specific torrent link because it's a private torrent site and the torrent won't work without my key. But interesting about certain clients not working. Poking around on uTorrent I clicked the "tracker" tab and I now see it actually says "Failure: access denied, banned client"!

    I didn't even know this happens? That must be it.

    Why are some clients banned? What's wrong with uTorrent?
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    Some torrent clients could be banned because they are leech only, or report bad data or automatically include malware. Dunno why uTorrent is banned though.
     

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