Mac and Bit Torrent?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by vancouveray, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. vancouveray macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I just recently bought a macbook (first time Mac user), and I love it. I am just trying to familar myself with different mac software and trying to figure out which software works and which doesn't.

    My question is, will bit torrent work on a mac? I also have a PC at home, so if it doesn't, I can always use my PC for bit torrent downloads instead. But if it does works on a mac, it'll just make things more convenient for me.

    anyways, please let me know.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says....of course bit torrent works on a Mac! No problemo at all - just choose the client softare that suits you best and away you go. You can search www.versiontracker.com for software and read the user reviews. Persoanally, I like Transmission with Azureus as a second choice...but there are others as well....oh yeah!
     
  3. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    Yes. I personally use Tomato Torrent, a bit old, but still nice app. Works well for those Linux ISOs and the like.
     
  4. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says...yes, I have that in my arsenal too but mostly use it for creating my torrents. I used it for d/l for the longest time but found it a bit unstable and did not like the individual windows for every torrent...the clean single window of Transmission and non-bloat really sold me though....oh yeah!
     
  5. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    Xtorrent used to be the best thing since sliced bread. Then the beta ended. Booo....:( :mad: :mad:
     
  6. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    i know that was nice.

    i like the built in client for Opera. But I don't really like Opera

    i wish firefox had a built in client.


    anyway, to answer your question, go to versiontracker.com and your torrent client options for Mac are

    bits on wheels
    transmission
    azureus
    Bit Torrent X
    Bit Rocket
    Tomato Torrent
    Xtorrent
    Opera
    Acquisition


    I like tomato cuz it's small, and works with my favorite tracker.
     
  7. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I use Azureus as my main bittorrent client and Transmission as my backup. The ability to choose what files I want to download in Azureus is a really nice features, sometimes I don't need all the files in the torrent.
     
  8. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says...yeah, that is one thing about Azureus. I use Transmission as the default and Azureus when I only want selected files...oh yeah!
     
  9. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    BitTorrent definitely works. The client I use right now is BitRocket. It's not without its quirks, for sure, but it's fast and light on RAM.
     
  10. Mafio macrumors member

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    me too!!! I like Xtorrent....but I'm not going to pay for it :(
     
  11. skwij macrumors 6502

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    Ditto, Azureus as the main Torrent handler, with Transmission as the backup. I get way faster downloads with Az, though.
     
  12. striovatti macrumors newbie

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    are there any torrent handlers that are:

    free,
    light-weight,
    able to select which files you want to download

    that you guys might recommend?

    thanks
     
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  14. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    transmission for choosing only the files that you want in a torrent,

    bits on wheels for faster speeds (from personal experience)
     
  15. Silencio macrumors 68020

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    µTorrent was at one time in private beta for their Mac OS X client, but no news at all about it recently. What gives?

    I mostly like Transmission and all, but it can be a bit buggy and flaky.
     
  16. striovatti macrumors newbie

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    i use azureus often...
    i just installed transmission and i am comparing azureus and transmission dling the same file and transmission is going embarrassingly slow...

    maybe its because i tweeked the options to "prevent bad peers from connecting" -- is that even worth it?

    speaking of which--- i never did this for azureus (add a blocked peers list)

    do you guys do this?
    once, again is it worth it? why, why not?
     

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