BitTorrent sucks.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by wizwaz3, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. wizwaz3 macrumors 6502a

    wizwaz3

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    Ok, now that I have your attention, what's wrong with BitTorrent? Every time I use it, it becomes slow or it stops completely. Lots of times it clogs up my WiFi reducing my Airport signal to 2 bars. The only fix I've found is to force quit and start it up again, but this only lasts a little while. Is there another Torrent downloader that doesn't have these problems?

    Thanx for any help!
     
  2. lancestraz macrumors 6502a

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    I use Transmission.

    Oh, you're clever.
     
  3. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    i second that, transmission is the best torrent app ive found
     
  4. mahonmeister macrumors 6502

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    Not that it needed to be said again, but I also love transmission. It has all the features I need and is very light-weight. Use it. Love it.
     
  5. M@lew macrumors 68000

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    Do you even know how torrents work? You do know that the speeds you get attribute to how many people are seeding it right?
     
  6. Joshua8o8 macrumors 6502

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    Whats the difference between limewire and torrents?
     
  7. thegrifman macrumors regular

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    Limewire, if I recall correctly, lets you search for a file and it searches each nodes (user) shares for files with that name. Torrents contain a collection of data like entire albums and such instead of single songs although you can with most bittorrent clients (I believe transmission can do this) deselect items in the collection that you don't want. Torrents are in a central location and use a tracker to keep track of (imagine that) how many people have the entire torrent and how many only have parts of it. You also download pieces of the torrent from all the users that have it so it's much faster than Limewire which will only download from the peer you download the file from.
     
  8. Iamtherealwoody macrumors 6502

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    Like others have said, download transmission, make sure you have it set up properly for your connection, make sure your port is forwarded.
     
  9. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    This is so important!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you haven't done this, then you're really crippling your potential speeds.
     
  10. tveric macrumors 6502

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    Azureus is also really great. Very easy to control how much bandwidth is used overall AND per torrent.

    Even better, it's not partnering with major media companies (20th Centry Fox, Paramount, Warner Bros., etc.) like Bittorent is.
     
  11. és: macrumors 6502a

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    How do you do this?
     
  12. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    This page might help.

    http://www.portforward.com/routers.htm

    Pick your router and then pick your BitTorrent software and it should give you a step-by-step guide.
     
  13. Fevida macrumors newbie

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  14. és: macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, but you forgot to put the link :D
     
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  16. wizwaz3 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks everyone! I've downloaded Transmission and now I'm going to do the port forward.

    And yes, I know how torrents work... That's why I was sure it was the software. :)
     
  17. AJ Muni macrumors 65816

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    I love torrents. I love Azureus, but then again thats more for the advanced user. I'm also kinda looking forward to uTorrent for the mac coming up..
     
  18. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

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    How on earth can running bittorrent on your machine reduce the power transmission of the antenna of your router :p:D. Now, that out of the way , download transmission and forward your ports.
     
  19. None Such macrumors 6502

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    I'm a total newbie to torrents. How do you "forward you ports"?
     
  20. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    It's different for each router. The website below has instructions for quite a few of them.

    http://www.portforward.com/routers.htm
     
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  22. Willie Sippel macrumors newbie

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    Nice article. You made a small mistake, though: Azureus is not the only multiplatform client in your roundup - Transmission is multiplatform, too. Available for OS X, Linux, *BSD and BeOS.
     
  23. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    If your ports arent forward, downloading is gonna be slow and painful.

    I use uTorrent personally, but atm thats only for Windows.

    http://cristgaming.com/pirate.swf :D (Be sure to have your sound on.)
     
  24. Joshua8o8 macrumors 6502

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    im new to torrents, if you guys wouldnt mind helping me, I just downloaded transmissions. How do i use it?
     
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