Hi, I got some torrent/p2p questions

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by torabora, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. torabora macrumors member

    Apr 17, 2007
    I just got my first mac ever and I'm in love with it and I'm still getting used to it
    1) what is the best torrent client out there? (I got transmission but compared to utorrent it sucks...or I just don't know how to use it, I read that you can view the number of seeds and stuff from the dock how do you do that?)
    2) what's the best p2p software out there for macs? (I used to use limewire pro for my windows and I don't know what I should get for my mac)

    and any other tips I need to know can be posted as well

    thanks and I'm so glad I got a Mac
  2. yojitani macrumors 68000


    Apr 28, 2005
    An octopus's garden
    these kind of topics are typically frowned upon in MR because this software is primarily used for piracy. That said, I use BT for lots of legitimate things: I use azureus. It seems to be pretty popular. I gave up p2p a long time ago, so no idea.
  3. Osarkon macrumors 68020


    Aug 30, 2006
    Im more of a bit torrent user and i'll echo azureus for it; for p2p limewire is also available for the mac.
  4. synth3tik macrumors 68040


    Oct 11, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    There is 46513131351313531 threads on this matter, and most end up in the wasteland. That said it's all about Xtorrent.
  5. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

    Mar 21, 2006
    Sad thing too. Bittorrent is a wounderful technology. I use Azures, BTW.

  6. Markleshark macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2006
    Carlisle, Up Norf!
    This shouldn't end up wastelanded. There are some legal uses for these you know, and as the OP doesn't say he will be downloading illegal stuff with the software, we should be good to go:

    P2P: Acqusition X. Immense so it is.
    Torrents: Either XTorrent or Azureus
  7. Leareth macrumors 68000


    Nov 11, 2004
  8. bartelby macrumors Core


    Jun 16, 2004
    I find the new version of Azureus is kinda crappy and a bit bloated from the old version.
  9. torabora thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 17, 2007
    Thanks for the help!

    How do you install applications? I looked at the wiki entry and that help a little but i'm still having problems

    For example I have "vlc-0.6a" sitting on my desktop and I can't delete it, and when I click the firefox icon in the dock a firefox image appears then the browser and I have to manually close the firefox pop up/image

    Edit: Mark what do you mean about "Immense so it is."

    Whats the best way to uninstall a program/application? do I have to have appZapper (cause I've been hearing good things about it but its also not free so if its worth it i'll get it)
  10. M@lew macrumors 68000


    Nov 18, 2006
    Melbourne, Australia
    To install/uninstall applications there are a few things you need to remember.

    1) When opening a disk image don't run the application straight from there, rather drag it to your Application folder first. Then eject the disk and you can do what you want with the .dmg image.

    2) If it comes with an installer file, use that, don't drag and drop.

    3) To uninstall either run the installer file you used to install it to see if has an uninstall option, or drag the application to the trash/AppZapper.

    4) Remember, you usually uninstall it the same way you installed it, so if you used an installer, you probably need to use the installer to uninstall it. But some programs have in the readme different ways of uninstalling.

    5) To use AppZapper drag the application you want to uninstall to it and a list of files will come up. If you want to delete them all, just click zap and they'll be moved to the trash. If you don't want to zap certain files, just uncheck the box.

    I think I've covered everything here. I'll check back if I've missed anything. :)
  11. Dimwhit macrumors 68000


    Apr 10, 2007
    Yeah, I'm really liking the whole Bittorent thing (just started a few weeks ago). I've created a couple torrents myself (legal stuff). It's a great way to get large files out there.

    I, also, use Azureus. Seems to do the job just fine.
  12. nilay9999 macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2007
    Ok I have an enormous problem!

    Hey... Ok I have been looking around, reading forums all over the place, but just nothing gave me what I needed.
    Can ANYBODY help me with a torrent downloading program that can cue, and then once it finishes a certain specified amount of upload go the next torrent?
    Tomato Torrent lets u specify the amount of upload per 50 mb you want, which is perfect, but I can't seem to cue in it. Is that possible? Can you cue torrents to start one after another in tomato torrent?
    Azureus only starts after you upload at least 1 times the amount of the file downloaded, and I live in India and my connection is slow as hell here so I can't upload that much cause it takes too long, I upload about half the downloaded file. Plus I have unlimited downloads only at night so I can't even stop and start manually [since I need sleep, lol]
    Is there anyone who can help my poor soul!!!
  13. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030


    Jul 13, 2007
    MD & ATL,GA
    I don't like the java of azureus, it just doesnt make sense, and i dont like the interface at all. I'm using Transmission right now, but I want to know if I can get something better, I just want fast downloads, when I look at my peer list in transmission, I'm getting my downloads from azureus people, so I'm guessing azureus downloads faster? If that's the case I may switch. But I am looking at acquisition and Xtorrent.

    How would you compare Acquisition, XTorrent, and Transmission?
  14. krye macrumors 68000


    Aug 21, 2007
    You can defend it all you want by saying that people use it to distribute legal content. But the truth is that 99.9% of torrents are porn, pirated software/music/movies. I know it, you know it, we all know it.

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