How to get specific files from large torrent

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  1. fisk11 macrumors newbie

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    Hi folks!

    I've been struggling with torrents since I've switched over to mac. :mad: I'm using snow leo and tried all torrent clients, but none of them does it - function completely. When I start a torrent I'd like to choose which files to download, unfortunately, only transmission provides this feature, but transmission is full of sh.. Do utorrent and vuze have this feature as well? I didn't find anything like it.
    Thank you :(
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    In uTorrent click on the torrent and make sure the info pane is showing (at the bottom). Click on the files tab and you can right-click on each file and choose "Don't Download" to prevent downloading of the files you don't want.

    OK, if you want 1 file out of 100 it's pretty labour intensive, but it'll work.
     
  3. sammich macrumors 601

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    You've tried 'all' the torrent clients but didn't try Vuze or uTorrent? Those are the two main clients...

    And those both have what you're looking for...

    To clarify, in Vuze, once you open it'll have the choice of where to save, priority etc, and a big list of all files, with a select all, select none and deselect selected blah blah.
     
  4. ttopp macrumors regular

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    most do that but if the large file is a zip or been stuffed or an iso or dmg then you cant get to individual files till they have all been downloaded and mounted/expanded/extracted
     
  5. fisk11 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    robbieduncan , thank you, mate! That was what I was looking for!

    sammich , I've tried all, yes. My problem was that I didn't know how it was working with utorrent.
    As for Vuze, it does not asking anything, just starts straight to download.
     
  6. sammich macrumors 601

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    In Vuze, select the 'Vuze' menu from the menu bar, then select 'Preferences'. Select 'Files' in the new window in the left column, and deselect 'Automatically Download to Default Directory (No Prompt)'. Now when you add a torrent it'll ask you what you want from it.
     
  7. fisk11 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    sammich , it worked!

    thank you all, for solving my problem in no time!

    happy holidays!
     

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