Xtorrent Public Beta

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  1. JSchwage macrumors 6502a

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    Xtorrent Beta 1 has been released to the public. And talk about a nice UI. I thought the BitRocket UI looked good. Xtorrent is looking at least 10 times better and just entered the beta stage. THis is definitely now my Bittorrent client of choice on the Mac. :D
     
  2. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    Wow, looks really nice. Transmission is fine for me (I'm not a heavy Bittorrent user) but this is definitely something to recommend to people looking for a good Mac Torrent app.
     
  3. DeSnousa macrumors 68000

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    Out of about 10 minutes of use, I have had 2 crashes. I like the idea though.
     
  4. clevin macrumors G3

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    in such a crowded market, shareware just couldn't bring much interests.
     
  5. treblah macrumors 65816

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    Looks pretty but doesn't hold a candle to Azureus in the features department.
     
  6. thestaton macrumors 6502

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    looks just like acquisition. I'm still hoping for a uTorrent port.
     
  7. prostuff1 macrumors 65816

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    yeah i agree. I do like the built in web browser thing. But at the end of the day i can't get away from azureus because of the features.

    everytime i reinstall on my machines i tell myself i am going to use a different client that is not so "heavy" but i can't bring myself to leave azureus.
     
  8. b0x macrumors member

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    I'm going to sound like a bit of a philistine, but I hate azeurus, Transmission works much quicker and better than it, and it just works...

    Steve
     
  9. dreamsINdigital macrumors 6502

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    Well according to the blog, one of the developer's projects is Acquisition. You can actually run uTorrent with CrossOver. I haven't tried it though.
    http://torrentfreak.com/how-to-run-utorrent-in-osx/

    It's nice to see all these new BitTorrent clients pop up. :)
     
  10. treblah macrumors 65816

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    Your not a member of any private/invite only trackers are you? ;)
     
  11. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    I am, and Transmission works fine with it.
     
  12. bobber205 macrumors 68020

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    Tried twice launching. Nope. Doesn't want to! Bad code! :)
     
  13. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    *Looks* very pretty, but unless it has a feature list on par with Azureus or uTorrent, it's worthless (to me, and lots of others).

    Someone needs to marry that GUI to Azureus — the offspring would be the best bit torrent client "EVAR."
     
  14. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    Ya, I mean Bit Rocket, Xtorrent....great, so what?

    If they can't be used on certain trackers, they're useless to me.

    If a dev is gonna make a new torrent app, the FIRST thing should be protocol to work with the good trackers. If that gets implemented, then I'll drop AZ like a bad habit, but it must be very challenging cuz there's only two or three that are accepted by the big trackers.
     
  15. Reaver macrumors 6502

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    I dont know about the Azureus for mac, but the one for windows uses alot of memory and system resources. I would like to see it trimmed down on the system hogging if it hogs the system resources on the mac side if it does the same thing as it does with windows.
     
  16. fowler. macrumors 6502a

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    Transmission seems to work the best. The only thing that would take me away is if it worked with Oink.
     
  17. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    Transmission doesn't work with said tracker either....

    And this Xtorrent seems like a beta version of Aquisition, I'd take bit rocket if I had to choose.
     
  18. bloodycape macrumors 65816

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    Darn and I just uninstalled crossover. I guess I have to d/l again at least trial isn't up.
     
  19. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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  20. bobber205 macrumors 68020

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    Pretty sad when an app won't even launch of a new machine... ;)
     

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