Any good Torrent application recommendation?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Xonnie316, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. Xonnie316 macrumors member

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    Hey MacRumors:Forums Members!

    I'm new to Apple Mac, and well on Windows I used to use uTorrent as my torrent program.

    I installed uTorrent for Mac, but I couldn't set the times I would want my downloads to start.

    I tried also Transmission which was in one of the listed torrent programs in the macrumors mac beginners guide wiki page.

    So what do you recommend people ?

    I just wish to have an application in which I can set a certain time for it to download because of my internet bandwidth.

    Thanks in advance !

    Shaun (aka Xonnie316)
     
  2. rdowty macrumors 6502a

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  3. Xonnie316 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks I tried Transmission, its just I can't set a time in which I want the download to start and stop :(
     
  4. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    Just set it to 0kb upload and 0kb download during the selected time :)
     

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  5. Bostonaholic macrumors 6502

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    +1, +1
     
  6. amblue macrumors newbie

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  7. arjen92 macrumors 65816

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    Vuze made my iMac very slow. It's uses way too much resources.

    Anyhow it doesn't matter for me as we here in the netherlands don't have to pay a lot for bandwith (I have the idea you have to pay a lot of money for much bandwith). This article supports my opionion: http://www.websiteoptimization.com/bw/0504/
     
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  9. arjen92 macrumors 65816

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    Read the first post again, he did.
     
  10. bunnykicker macrumors newbie

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    yes transmission is king. you can set bandwith limits in preferences. also you can always pause one torrent while another is dnlding or set it so it doesn't automatically begin dnld when you add file
     
  11. sammich macrumors 601

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    How many items are/were you seeding/downloading when you were using Vuze? Just curious because I rarely seed beyond 1.5 and that doesn't not take very long (now that I'm on ADSL2+).

    Personally, I like how Vuze gives you the ability to tweak just about every Torrenting option under the sun. Transmission rarely works for me even with the right ports forwarded.
     
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  13. conor ordan macrumors member

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    Vuze!

    Vuze is by far the best, the ability to search for torrents from within the client is fantastic, and I only notice it's affects on performance when I am running many CPU intensive applications like Photoshop, video converters etc
     

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