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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by manic, Aug 8, 2006.
Hi, Id like to know what is the emule equivalent for mac, and how usable it is. Thanks!
I use to use Azureus but that was a huge resource hog. It practically used as much memory as possible.
Right now I been using Transmission. It doesnt display as quite detailed information as Azureus, but it gets the job done well.
I really been hoping they would port over uTorrent soon though, because on the PC that is by far the BEST bittorrent client I have ever used.
I've been using transmission on my MB, and it works great, WAAAAAAY better than bit torrent.
I had one torrent file which just wouldn't get going on transmission though, so i booted up windows, stuck it into utorrent, and hey presto, it went like lightning! judging by that, utorrent is best, but it's a hassle booting windows, putting everything in shared, going back to OSX etc, so i just use transmission where possible.
Count this as a third vote for Transmission. With a backup vote for Tomato Torrent!
Isn't this thread 4063 about this topic?
Anyway, for what it's worth, I prefer Azureus, but Transmission is my second choice. If you search for the other threads you'll find some people complaining that Transmission has a few shortcomings, mostly having to do with tracking.
In my opinion there isn't a particular Bit Torrent client on OS X, Azureus is the best bet as it supports DHT and otherwise Transmission is the best imo (BoW isn't all that bad either).
Another vote for Transmission
Be sure to try the nightly builds, they've added quite a bit since 0.6.1.
When i tried Azureus, it NEVER worked. I can't recall the name of the bit torrent thing i used, because i erased it...
I use Azureus. Does Transmission give you the ability to download single files from a bittorrent download?
Well, I use Bits on Wheels. I kind of like it but then some torrents don't work with it.
ANYTHING BUT azureaus
I use Tomato Torrent it's free, works great, very light on resources
thanks for all the help!
I use Bits on Wheels as well, and it's worked on everything I've downloaded with it so far. It's VERY similar to Azureus in terms of functionality and being able to download individual files, seeing the 3D swarm, etc
It's Azureus, and it's "anything but" unless you want encryption, partial downloads, proper stat tracking...
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't emule p2p? Are you looking for p2p or bit torrent?
im using azureus fine, even on my old g4 4oo mhz sawtooth atm.
my vote is for azureus, dl'ed almost 100 gigs with it and very pleased. i've used it with os x, win xp, and suse linux and it "runs" the best with mac os x.
yes it is high on resources as it is a java app, but mac os x seems to handle it best, i have 768mb ram on a pb 1.33
also has good faq wiki adn documentation
some people need to discover the 9th wonder of the world... the search button!
but i will cast another vote for transmission.
No, Azureus is the only bit torrent client that allows selective downloading on OS X, for Windows I would recommend BitComet or BitLord (I personally prefer BitComet)
I use Azureus. Yeah, yeah, it takes up a lot of RAM and whatnot, but it has very detailed information about the torrent being downloaded.
Plus, the azure frog looks awesome.
There are so much threads about 'torrents, it must be the single most used app!
Anyone seriously use it for 100% only legal torrents?
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