Recommend a Mac BitTorrent program

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Steven Jackson, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. Steven Jackson macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    Can anyone here recommend a Mac BitTorrent program? I need something stable, easy to use, pretty, and "Macish".

    Any help much appreciated.

    Steve.
     
  2. the Western zoo macrumors 6502

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    Azureus BitTyrant

    it's not a all pretty but it's pretty good!! :)
     
  3. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    Transmission is my favourite.

    Other options: Bits on Wheels, the official Bittorrent client, Azureus..
     
  4. Steven Jackson thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Cheers, I'll give it a go. Any other suggestions?

    Steve.
     
  5. t1937r0 macrumors 6502a

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    Bits on Wheels, as was mentioned eariler, is my favorite.
    Second on my list is Tomato Torrent.

    Anybody got a favorite torrent search tool or site?

    Robin
     
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  7. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    Another vote for transmission, clean interface and low on system resources. :)

    I tried Azureus for a while, but it was slow and clunky. Works well on windows, not so much with os x
     
  8. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    Azureus is a tiny bit slow and clunky, and it's not "Macish" at all, but it's the only one with all the needed features.

    Xtorrent has a really great looking GUI, but I think it has a crappy core that doesn't play nice with all trackers (not sure, that's what I've heard).
     
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  10. Steven Jackson thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone else use acquisition -- that's the one I'm most drawn to visually...

    Steve.
     
  11. jaduffy108 macrumors 6502a

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    I've been using xTorrent with pleasure, but I think I should give acquisition a try....

    peace
     
  12. job macrumors 68040

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    Transmission has actually been banned from some trackers due to a number of reasons.

    As much as the interface sucks, Azureus is the most reliable BitTorrent app that I've used.
     
  13. Twinsbb17 macrumors member

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    I use Transmission because it's so clean and simple. The only feature I'd like ot see added would be the ability to select which files I want to download from a torrent.
     
  14. gloss macrumors 601

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    I use Xtorrent rather happily. Haven't tried much else, but the GUI on Xtorrent is superb, and I've had only a few issues with trackers.

    Same folks that did Acquisition, btw.
     
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  16. dopey220 macrumors 6502

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    BitRocket works just fine for me, and looks pretty.
     
  17. Blubbert macrumors 6502

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    If you dont mind using a beta version that has a number of issues, i reccomend Bit Rocket. Its really fast, and i like the user interface a lot.
     
  18. acidity macrumors regular

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    My vote is for Transmission.

    Small, fast and works!

    I generally dont use Java programs as they are painfully slow.
     
  19. FoxyKaye macrumors 68000

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    Just want to point out that BitTorrent is not an anonymous protocol, and as such your use of it is fairly easily intercepted by active IP address. Wikipedia has a good writeup for your information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BitTorrent

    Also, as an on-and-off poster for a while, I am obliged include the standard disclaimer that MacRumors does not condone piracy in any form.
     
  20. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    True - it's probably the lack of anonymity which prevents it being shutdown.
     
  21. dllavaneras macrumors 68000

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    True, so no discussing torrent sites or invites or anything like that, much less "can anyone seed xxx?" :)
     
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  23. Quboid macrumors 6502

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    Bit torrent cannot be throttled (not that i know of) but if you have all the bandwidth for yourself go for it. I had some hick-ups with azarus.
     
  24. PYR0M310N macrumors 6502a

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    whatever you do, don't even try the offical bit torrent program as its such a poorly made program
     
  25. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I think that this thread did a good job of explaining my opinion among others.
     

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