bittorrent

kevling51

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What is the best program to use torrent files with? I currently either use Aquisition or TomatoTorrent but i find these entirely unreliable as speeds are patchy and so are connections. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!
 

~Shard~

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Azureus all the way - it is my client of choice. :cool:

Along with the others mentioned above though, you can try BitComet or BitTornado - I have heard those are alright as well. But nothing is as good as Azureus IMO. :cool:
 

~Shard~

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ghostee said:
I agree. Nice interface, speedy, and there are addons to do whatever you need (ie: RSS).
Precisely - I just downloaded the latest update and things feel even snappier now (even though it's probably just all in my head... :eek: )
 

bursty

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radiantmark said:
I get fast connections on all torrent apps. Make sure your ports are forwarded correctly. :cool:
What are the recomended port settings?
 

Soulstorm

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Azureus all the way. It's a resource hog though. After some hours of use, I must restart my Mac.
 

allan_zip

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What are the recomended port settings?

Port numbers between 6881-10000 seem to get used a lot.
I use Azureus 2.2.0.2 (Dimeadozen can't use the latest update for some strange reason i don't really understand). I've tried most of the others and Azureus seems to work best for me. Let's me configure each speeds on each torrent.
 

~Shard~

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Soulstorm said:
Azureus all the way. It's a resource hog though. After some hours of use, I must restart my Mac.
Really? I found that to be the case with the original BT client, but not being a resource hog is one of the main reasons I initially switched to Azureus. I've had my client running for weeks at a time sometimes, no restarts, and my system performance has been fine... odd...
 

~Shard~

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edesignuk said:
If you have a spare PC knocking around, TorrentFlux is great. 100% web interface so you can manage everything from anywhere. Start/Stop/Upload new torrents to get, the works.

Cool, I wasn't aware of this one, thanks for the head's up. I'll keep that one in mind as well, as you say, if I ever need to manage anything remotely - a 100% web interface is pretty sweet. :cool:
 

shadowmoses

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How exactly do you unblock ports 6881-1000 do you do it through the router itself or through OS X????

Thanks,

SHadow
 

~Shard~

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thequicksilver said:
As do I. If you want a light, basic, easy to use app, forget Azureus, forget the official client, and forget Tomato, get this.
Yes, as you say, for something lighter and more simplistic, it probably does the trick quite nicely. I need a more feature-rich, powerful client however, hence why I use Azureus. :cool: But yes, everyone's needs are different, which is why so may different clients exist! ;)
 

Ari_0

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Bits on Wheels works best on my limited iBook. Azurous just stops everything to a halt and as for Bit Tomato, it just takes tooooooo long to get anything. :rolleyes:
 

Lord Blackadder

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Hmm, do you think it would be worth switching from Bittorrent OS X to Azureus? I'm pretty happy with Bittorrent but if Azureus is really faster...

I don't notice Bittorrent being too bad of a resource hog on my 1.4GHz G4 tower.
 

allan_zip

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Feb 25, 2005
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Port forwarding

In Azureus under Preferences > Connection you can list your incoming port.
If you have a firewall up you need to go into OSX System Preferences > Sharing > Firewall and allocate those ports to bittorrent. If you have a router it's a bit more awkward and needs configured, try here for help
http://www.portforward.com/routers.htm
It's all a lot easier if you have no firewall and no router but that's not an option for a lot of people.
I can't think why one application would result in faster downloads than another. A well seeded torrent and your max download rate will usually be the only things to determine speeds.
 

mileslong

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i was checking out the portforward site and it is asking waht type of router i have. i have the airport extreme router and its not listed. who is the manufacturer for the airport extreme?
 

Eidorian

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allan_zip said:
In Azureus under Preferences > Connection you can list your incoming port.
If you have a firewall up you need to go into OSX System Preferences > Sharing > Firewall and allocate those ports to bittorrent. If you have a router it's a bit more awkward and needs configured, try here for help
http://www.portforward.com/routers.htm
It's all a lot easier if you have no firewall and no router but that's not an option for a lot of people.
I can't think why one application would result in faster downloads than another. A well seeded torrent and your max download rate will usually be the only things to determine speeds.
Yeah, most torrent programs the ability to set up what port they communicate through. You'll have to tell your OS X firewall and router's firewall what port that is too.
 
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