Good Torrent app that doesn't crash in Snow Leopard?

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  1. nph macrumors 6502a

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    I have tried two apps and both crash in Snow Leopard, have to force quit etc.

    Any app you can recommend?

    Thanks
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. DavieBoy macrumors 6502

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    First time using transmission since snow leopard, Ill let you know in the morning ha.
     
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  5. nph thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Transmission stopped working and have to use force quite....
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Are you closing the application or it just stops?
     
  7. mgridgaway macrumors 6502

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    Transmission works great for me. Make sure you update to the latest version.
     
  8. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

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  9. 1ofthedavids macrumors regular

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    I know transmission works, but takes quite a bit when closing down. uTorrent works as well. I've been using both. One thing I like from transmission is that it shows the bandwidth usage on the dock icon, but I like the uTorrent UI better.
     
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  11. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    uTorrent. I have used this since Leopard and when SL took over, uTorrent stayed strong.
     
  12. Zerozal macrumors 6502

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    Add another vote for µTorrent. Always worked great for me, beginning with Leopard and still works great in 10.6.1.
     
  13. uberamd macrumors 68030

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    Transmission has a *well* documented bug that plagues a certain group of people it seems. Transmission will hang, beach ball, start working, then hang again, and repeat. Not sure what it is, but many people acknowledge that this happens, and it even happened to me constantly on my 15" MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. Fresh OS reinstalls, etc. Nothing could make transmission not choke.

    But having said that, transmission is still great *if* it runs well on your system. Azureus is in second, and to me uTorrent comes in 3rd.

    Lastly there is always the Opera browser that has torrenting built in.

    Edit: I see a lot of votes for uTorrent, did they finally add the ability to select which files in the torrent you want to download? In the betas I tried this functionality was not in place, and it forced me to download every file even if I only wanted a few files from the torrent.
     
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  15. arjen92 macrumors 65816

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    +1 for utorrent.

    @uberamd, you can select which files you want to skip with the right mouse click. You can set it to not start when opening, so you can first say which files you want, and then press the play button.
     
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  18. ceezy3000 macrumors 6502

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    Transmission 1.75 works well for me. I like that it's in 64 bit :D utorrent is good too but there's some tweaking you have to do in the preferences for it to be as good as transmission
     
  19. GeneKam macrumors regular

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    Best Torrent Sl

    The best one would be vuze! Its fast and it does all the detections for the ports and encryptions. I swear by it in both leo and sl.
     
  20. Xavier macrumors 68020

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    I also use Transmission and it works great under 10.6.1
     
  21. arjen92 macrumors 65816

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    Honestly, Vuze with all it's extra's is too slow for me and requires too much resources. uTorrent is much smaller.
     
  22. Corrode macrumors 6502a

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    Transmission ftw!

    Encrypted outgoing, preferred encrypted dling, small, effective. Works for me. Slow shutdown sometimes.
     
  23. iCheddar macrumors 6502a

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    I'm running into some trickiness with torrenting in general on my system.

    It happened all of a sudden, but I can't seem to run any of the major clients without my entire machine freezing up.

    Transmission & Azurus both do it after several minutes of running, and uTorrent causes it if my machine sits too long. As long as I'm actively doing something uTorrent doesn't crash, but if it sits too long it does. As an example, if I leave any of these clients running overnight or while I'm in class, I wake up to a machine that has completely frozen, requiring a restart.

    Mind you I'm not getting KPs, just...a standstill.

    I'm running 10.5.8 on an EFIX based machine. Also, I don't believe the non-macness of my machine is to blame. I've been running it for almost a year strong and never had this problem.

    Suggestions?
     
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  25. ttopp macrumors regular

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    transmission is great.

    pause all b4 closing it to make it quit faster.

    also if it radom quits or starts to go slow ive found it to be one of the downloads i just pause each in turn to find the dodgy one..
     

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