Another torrent/mac question!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kingmonkey77, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. kingmonkey77 macrumors newbie

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    I am new to Macs (obviously!) and this forum (hello everyone!) and I would be extremely grateful if someone could help with a problem which I cant seem to find a well-explained solution for!

    I have downloaded Transmission after hearing it was the best for Macs. I am currently able to download with no problems from IPTorrents, however any time I try and use other torrent sites that I used to use on my PC (such as TPB) they dont seem to want to download, or even get started.

    From what I've read, I think it may be to do with ports etc on my wireless router (netgear).

    Is anyone able to give me a simple step-by-step guide to do this as I haven't got a clue! Thanks
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Try the MAGNET LINK, symbolised by the following icon.

    [​IMG]

    What does Transmission > View > Torrent Inspector (CMD+I) say under Activity and Trackers?
     
  3. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    I find vuze to be slow and bloated.


    OP, you can also try uTorrent, it's very similar to Transmission. if you have the same problems there it might be a firewall/router issue that needs to be addressed.

    trying magnet links is worthwhile as well.
     
  5. Patrick J macrumors 65816

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    Transmission.

    I tried uTorrent, but couldn't customise the interface to my minimalistic liking.

    Note - all the torrents in the illustration were downloaded for the sole purpose of demonstrating the above comment. All torrents were deleted after uploading the screenshot.
     

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  6. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    I use uTorrent. I don't use TPB. Be careful on that site.
     
  7. Patrick J macrumors 65816

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    Is there a way to get uTorrent to look like that?
     
  8. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    I don't know. You can change the view of it, but I don't mess around with it
     
  9. bender o macrumors 6502

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    Hi, you guys using uTorrent are you using the new 1.0 version? Any tests against Transmission :)?

    Thanks.
     

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