Downloading Torrents

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by axeldtf, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. axeldtf macrumors 6502

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    I am looking for way to download torrents. I have tried to download torrents from websites but the file is zero kb. then i drag the file to azureus and it starts to download but never finishes. is there something i'm doing wrong?
     
  2. Bendy Walker macrumors regular

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    Get Transmission.

    It's an awesome torrent application. It's really fast, and it's in a nice, neat package. Search it on Google.
     
  3. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    If the files you're getting are 0KB there's something wrong with the tracker you're using. Use a different tracker.

    I'd also suggest using Transmission instead of Azureus. It's lighter on resources and much more Mac-like. Azureus is major bloat-ware.
     
  4. Bendy Walker macrumors regular

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    Yep, Killmoms knows what he's talking about :)
     
  5. axeldtf thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks for the advice. i'm still having trouble. perhaps i have a bad torrent.
     
  6. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    have you set up your router properly to allow a port to download via bittorrent? downloading the torrent file and opening it in Transmission or Azureus or whatever is the easy part. have a look under "What ports does BitTorrent use? Will it work with a firewall/NAT?" in this guide.
     

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