Transmission problems

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Gerard., Dec 9, 2007.

  1. macrumors member

    Oct 14, 2007
    Ive noticed today, when i went to torrent some movies that when i add them, its not creating the file on my desktop, or anywhere on my mac But it still says its downloading? at the moment ive downloaded 62mb of a torrent and still no file has been created for it? Can anyone help me with this?
  2. macrumors 6502a

    May 27, 2007
    The latest build seems to be buggy from my experiences with it as well. Quitting the application always causes it to hang, requiring a force quit.
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 14, 2007
    yea i find that too, ive noticed the more torrents you have, the longer it hangs.. it usually takes around 5 seconds for it to quit on its own.
  4. macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2007
    Check out the transmission forums. It seems as though its the new version .95, if you can try and revert back to .94
  5. macrumors 6502


    May 28, 2007
    Gainesville, Florida
    Does it show the file when you click on the magnifying glass by the torrent in transmission?
  6. thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 14, 2007
  7. macrumors newbie

    Dec 10, 2007
    Quit problems

    I have been running T for a month now w/ no problems. Latest update has killed it.
    My custom settings were blown away, the downloads are not showing up to the default or custom folder or desktop.
    Also, if you shut it down, it loses all progress on any current files downloading.

    Brutal release; but good product.
  8. macrumors 68000

    Jun 22, 2006
  9. macrumors 6502a


    May 13, 2004
    As much as I like and want to use Transmission, the 0.9x releases have been terrible in my experience.

    • Crashing bad on Quit
    • Ultra-slow download speeds
    • Screwed port-mapping
    • Files bloating up then not working
    • Files part downloading then restarting from 0% if you reload the app (not fun when you waste Gbs of bandwidth)
    • Hash checks seem totally random and inaccurate

    I came back when 0.72 was released and trialled it for a good while until 0.82. They did not suffer as badly but downloads are not as quick as other clients. Once 0.9x hit, problems again. Thus, sadly, I'm stuck with Azureus again. Somehow I always go back to it but it seems quite OK thesedays. Not keen on the Vuse thing at all, though but speeds are lightning-quick and it finds many more peers than Transmission ever did.

    Reading the Transmission forums form the 0.96 tests, I can't be certain the bloating files and loss of part downloads is 100% fixed. Hopefully Transmission can return to glory soon. :)
  10. thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 14, 2007
    hmmm. I cant use Azureus, it dosnt have the option to configure which files your downloading within the torrent, which is vital to me. Ill just have to downgrade transmission and stick it out :(
  11. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 8, 2006
    Sometimes here mostly there
    Yeah 0.95 was terrible. But hey! its work in progress, its free and really nice App.
    0.96 is touch better, though still crashing on quite and takes all my RAM (4Gigs!!). Thats only app Im having pageouts actually :rolleyes:
    0.82 is much better choice for now
  12. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 12, 2006
    Peace in Plainfield
    I don't know about all these issues you all are experiencing with Transmission but I know that it will eat your time machine drive if you don't exclude the download folder. .95 has worked like a charm, but I will give .96 a go and see if anything happens.
  13. macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    Wait. What? Azureus had that feature LONG before Transmission ever did. When you open a torrent in Az, that list of files below with checkboxes can be used to select which files you want to get. :confused:
  14. macrumors 68000


    Dec 2, 2006
    Yes you can indeed do this in Azureus. I didn't know you could do it in Transmission :confused:
  15. macrumors 68020

    Dec 6, 2007
    You can, but you have to select it after the torrent is already added to your client. It's incredibly stupid. You've got to go to the info page, etc, and click them, or click the little gear beneath the torrent and select there. This is why I have torrents to load as paused instead of as started, so I can uncheck stuff if needed. Of course, back when I ran XP, I had µTorrent, which *automatically* brought up a box upon torrent download that allowed you to sign off on what you wanted to get, or simply press enter to get it all.

    As I said in a different post, I honestly can't believe there isn't anything close to µTorrent for OS X yet. It's absolutely incredible. Windows users (like me) take that program for granted; it's hands-down the single best client in existence, bar none. Yet there's nothing like it available for Macs. I'm still kind of shocked. I'm going to give Deluge a try when my MB comes tomorrow, because on the surface, it looks somewhat similar, but it still boggles the mind that OS X doesn't have a standout client yet. I mean, seriously, how many years has it been since bittorrent came out?
  16. macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2008
    slow downloads

    That worked! Thanks.

    I'm using Transmission 0.72 on Leopard 10.5.1 now. Newer releases (including 1.04) works very slowly on my mac. I've revised ports and firewalls and all seems ok.
  17. macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2010
    I've switched to BitTorrent 4.27.2, for the time being anyhow. Works like a charm on SL!
  18. macrumors member

    Dec 31, 2009
    you really felt the need to comment on a thread thats been dead for over 2 years to add a piece of useless information......

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