Whats the best bit torrent software for Mac?

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  1. manic macrumors regular

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    Hi, Id like to know what is the emule equivalent for mac, and how usable it is. Thanks!
     
  2. wako macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  3. will0407 macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  4. baby duck monge macrumors 68000

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    Count this as a third vote for Transmission. With a backup vote for Tomato Torrent! :D
     
  5. telecomm macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  6. markiv810 macrumors regular

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    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).
     
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    Be sure to try the nightly builds, they've added quite a bit since 0.6.1.
     
  9. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

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    When i tried Azureus, it NEVER worked. I can't recall the name of the bit torrent thing i used, because i erased it...
     
  10. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    I use Azureus. Does Transmission give you the ability to download single files from a bittorrent download?
     
  11. darkcurse macrumors 6502a

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    Well, I use Bits on Wheels. I kind of like it but then some torrents don't work with it.
     
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    I use Tomato Torrent it's free, works great, very light on resources
     
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    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
     
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    It's Azureus, and it's "anything but" unless you want encryption, partial downloads, proper stat tracking...
     
  17. l3lue macrumors member

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't emule p2p? Are you looking for p2p or bit torrent?
     
  18. ~ j ~ macrumors member

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    im using azureus fine, even on my old g4 4oo mhz sawtooth atm.
     
  19. Manzana macrumors 6502a

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    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
     
  20. d wade macrumors 65816

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    yep, lol.

    some people need to discover the 9th wonder of the world... the search button!

    but i will cast another vote for transmission.
     
  21. markiv810 macrumors regular

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    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)
     
  22. rafifreak00 macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  23. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    There are so much threads about 'torrents, it must be the single most used app!

    Anyone seriously use it for 100% only legal torrents?
    ;)
     
  24. 7on macrumors 601

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    no comment
     
  25. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    Next topic which is the best bit torrent site ;)
     

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