bit torrent client for mac...tomato? or bittorrent?

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  1. psychspirit macrumors member

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    Hi, everyone, I don't know much about using bit torrents but I downloaded Tomato Bit Torrent Client. But it doesn't not give an option to pause the download...why?

    Which one is better, Tomato or Bittorent?? I'm on Bittorent download client now because it gives the pause download function. But it seems so much slower than Tomato! My download is up to 14kb/sec. Tomato seemed faster.

    When I used Bittorent program, my powerbook slows down soooo much!!! So maybe Tomato is better in this way because it does not slow down my powerbook.

    Please give me your comments..help...thanks.
     
  2. janitorC7 macrumors 6502a

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    xtorrent is the best for mac without a doubt....

    but only of you are of corse using it for completly legal reasons.......... like me :rolleyes:
     
  3. Steve1496 macrumors 6502a

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    For a good Mac interface, with your basic features (including pausing!), check out Transmission.

    If you need more advanced features (such as selective file downloading), check out Azureus.
     
  4. Cristian macrumors 6502

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    I use Transmission, it gets the job done nicely.
     
  5. pengu macrumors 6502a

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    Definitely Transmission. grab the latest Nightly build from the link on the "Development" page of Transmission site.
     
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  8. mcnees287 macrumors newbie

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    Transmission is best for mac. Now if there was utorrent for mac then it would be different.
     
  9. otherside macrumors newbie

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    XTorrent or nightly builds of Transmission(Free).
     
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    One more vote for Transmission--awesome, simple program!
     
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  13. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    Azureus if you can handle it.

    I like all the stats and PeerGuardian is a must have.
     
  14. c.greene914 macrumors regular

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    I tried transmission a while ago as was a little less than impressed. Perhaps I should give it another try.

    However, I have been using Tomato for years and have never been dissatisfied with it. It does have options for incoming/outgoing port, min/max peers, etc. You may not be able to 'pause' it, but under the File menu, you can choose 'Stop Torrent', which effectively is a pause. The window remains open, but downloading stops. Minimize it a continue downloading later. :)
     
  15. iMacBook macrumors 6502a

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    Link to PeerGuardian? I have that running on my Windows computer and I LOVED it. Now, I just need it for my Mac!
     
  16. Blubbert macrumors 6502

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    Here's the link. Though i dislike the program because it does some weird things, like setting itself to load on login whenever opened and used. If you want to use an IP blocker like PeerGuardian, i would reccomend the Safepeer plugin for Azureus.
     
  17. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    thats what i meant, thanks for clarifying.

    PG is "part" of Azureus...if you install it.
     
  18. iMacBook macrumors 6502a

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    Is SafePeer a lot better than PeerGuardian?
     
  19. Blubbert macrumors 6502

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    SafePeer is PeerGuardian, atleast in a sense that both are IP blockers that get their blocklists from Bluetack. However SafePeer is not a Kernel Extension, nor is it abound with annoying qualities like making itself load on login, as i have mentioned, when run. SafePeer runs only while Azureus runs, as its a plugin for it.
     
  20. iMacBook macrumors 6502a

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    Hmmm. I guess I'll try SafePeer.


    Thanks for helping. :)
     
  21. iMacBook macrumors 6502a

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    Quick question, how do I install?

    I download and extract. I'm in the plugins folder. What exactly do I put in there? Just the safepeer.jar file?
     
  22. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    im not within azureus range right now but I think there is something in one of the menus about plugins or addons, within that should be the choice to download/install PG
     
  23. iMacBook macrumors 6502a

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    Yup. That worked! Thanks.
     
  24. Objectivist-C macrumors 6502

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    Transmission has selective file downloading already (in the nightlies).
     
  25. janey macrumors 603

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    PG is a waste of resources and does not do anything of benefit for torrenting. Said resources would be better spent on being smarter about how you torrent.


    I have to put in my 2c, and they would be for azureus <3.0 or rtorrent. I wouldn't go near anything else, possibly even utorrent. Be wary of client bans, most affecting older versions of clients, svn/beta versions, vuze and some versions of utorrent, as well as mainline.

    And well, xtorrent...I don't agree with what the dev's done, taking libtransmission and using it in a shareware app, even if that's okay according to the license, so I'd never recommend it.
     

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