Torrent client grief

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jamesmcd, Mar 25, 2006.

  1. jamesmcd macrumors 6502a

    jamesmcd

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    Well, I want a BitTorrent client... pretty easy to find.

    Well, I was using Transmission, however for some reason it freezes on me when I open it.

    So I try to get BitTorrent... Nope, none of the servers work to download it.

    So I download Azureus... Well, it's pretty good apart from the fact it doesn't work. It just opens the icon in the dock and dies straight away.

    For god's sake, all I want is a friggin Torrent client.
     
  2. jamesmcd thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jamesmcd

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    Trying, trying...


    I just had a thought though. I could just download a Windows Torrent client and use my XP installation on my iMac.
     
  3. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    Torrents are used for illegal things, so you won't get help here - you should know that as a 6502 -- that's 500+ posts. C'mon now.

    EDIT: jessica is the 6502, sorry.

    But it's still not allowed to talk about illegal things on here. NO TORRENTS =).
     
  4. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    Torrents CAN be used for illegal downloads they can also be used for perfectly legal downloads,so the programs can be discussed here.

    I'm not sure which version of Azureus you have james but try looking on this page:

    http://azureus.aelitis.com/wiki/index.php/Intel_Macs
     
  5. TAV macrumors regular

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    That's the right call. I can confirm v. 2.4.0.2 has been working spotlessly on my intel machine for quite a while now...
     
  6. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    There are many legal uses of torrents. Here are some examples:

    http://www.legaltorrents.com/index.htm
    http://torrents.gentoo.org/
     
  7. TAV macrumors regular

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    On that note, computers are used daily for illegal things, so let's shut the forum down altogether, right?

    Seriously, could you at least wait until Sunday for the sermon?
     
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  9. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    yup

    Get on the wheel!!

    THE WHEEL!!

    transmission rocks too, no clue why these aren't working for you.

    Are you at school or something with a block on your ports and what nots?
     
  10. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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  11. MUCKYFINGERS macrumors 6502a

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  12. x86isslow macrumors 6502a

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    Bits on Wheels is amazing. Then again, I'm a snob who hates ported/non-Cocoa applications (I'm looking at you, Java apps)
     
  13. blackpeter macrumors 6502a

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    Yech! Ignorance makes me ill...



    My vote: Bits on Wheels
     
  14. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    You should know, as a 6502, that talking about torrent applications and "why are my torrents so slow?!?!" is perfectly acceptable here.
     
  15. jalagl macrumors 6502a

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    I currently use Azureus, 'cause I like the torrent management features it offers. I had problems with some versions in the past, but the last few versions have worked out great. I'm currently using 2.4.0.2.

    A friend told me that he is running it on his MacBook Pro - so it works for at least someone on a Intel Mac.

    Good luck!!!
     
  16. virus1 macrumors 65816

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    bits on wheels is too cluttered. transmission is simple and pretty.
     
  17. MUCKYFINGERS macrumors 6502a

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    so did you ever get your torrent clients to work?
     
  18. noaccess macrumors 6502

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    I had the exact same problem with Azureus (app quitting as soon as it appeared in the Dock), and a reinstall of Java fixed it.
    Hope this works for you.
     
  19. Philberttheduck macrumors 6502a

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    Bits on wheels is pretty fast. Haven't had any problems with it and transfer rates are pretty above average, i would assume.
     
  20. sunfast macrumors 68020

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    I'm using transmission - does exactly what I need and no more. Just the way I like it!
     
  21. ibidiem macrumors member

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    have been using BitTorrent since I first heard of this whole phenomenon... guess I'll have to give Bits on Wheels a spin, if it's all that...
     

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