New Azureas update!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ronni3, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. ronni3 macrumors regular

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    Not sure, but has anyone else noticed the new Azureas 3 update? It is amazing what this new Azureas has become, I can't wait for updates to the HD content.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I tried the 3.0 Beta quite some time ago. I am going to stick with 2.5.
     
  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    If you search about, the general consensus is 3.0 is worth avoiding.
     
  4. cubbie5150 macrumors 6502a

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    Ditto... I reverted to 2.5.4. I do not want the bloat of 3.0.x
     
  5. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    Azureus 2.5 was bloated enough. 3.0 is like a fat man at a buffet. CRAM MORE IN!

    BitRocket's lightweight but unstable, so that's out. Good thing Transmission is about to be unbanned from private trackers, there's a terrible dearth of decent BitTorrent clients (read: µTorrent) on OS X. And I'm not confident the port of µTorrent to OS X that's been promised with its new ownership will be worth running either.

    Once Transmission is unbanned, it'll be the best option for most people. If they could fold transport encryption in there, it'd be the best hands down.
     
  6. Nuks macrumors 6502a

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    ^They need to do selective downloading as well. So you don't have to download everything if you're only looking for, say, one song off an album.
     
  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    PEX support really helps now. I have to agree that selective downloading is a must though.
     
  8. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    that would be nice, haven't heard this news....
     
  9. kwabena macrumors member

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    Forget about Azureus. Xtorrent, Transmission & BitRocket are the ultimate BT clients.
     
  10. The General macrumors 601

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    Don't worry folks, there will be a fork. No need to worry about future releases of Azureus. Stick with 2.5 for now.

    I guess I just don't get it. Azureus is what I open my .torrents in. Safari is where I get my .torrents. iTunes is where I store my completed torrents.

    Why the bloody hell would I ever want to use Azureus for all that?? :confused:

    Who knows? But it will be gone soon. :rolleyes:
     
  11. camomac macrumors 6502a

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    version 3.x.x.x is banned on a lot of trackers.
    way too much extra bloat.
    i'm sticking with 2.5.0.4 :)
     
  12. TAV macrumors regular

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    Only if you are the noob of all BT noobs - otherwise, all three fall well short of what is expected from a full-featured client. Of course, if you don't know what you're missing, well...
     
  13. psychofreak Retired

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    Using XTorrent for finding AND downloading torrents is a big plus for me. I really want selective downloads though...
     
  14. TAV macrumors regular

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    If XTorrent could scour several of the top notch private trackers it'd be OK for some things, but those public sites are Kazaa-esque in their quality at times. Regardless, selective downloads are the deal-breaker. And most CPUs purchased this decade can handle the Java-bloat without too much trouble.

    If you are on the Pig, the 'Noid and a few other private boards, there's little XTorrent can find that I'd trust over most.
     
  15. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Now that Transmission is supported on the Pig, f**k Azureus :D
     
  16. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    Why would that be? :confused: Sans the Vuze stuff, how is it any different?

    Anyway, I'm glad there will be a branch for a version that doesn't include that silly Vuze stuff, even though it can be pretty much turned off completely.

    Not until they have selective downloading at least.
     
  17. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    According to the developer there is some nice stuff coming for Xtorrent in the future.
     
  18. JangoFett124 macrumors regular

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    Most of the features he promised have to be implemented in Transmission first (xtorrent is a frontend to the Transmission core).
     
  19. ronni3 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Seems like a lot of folks here have mixed feelings for Azureas, but I think it is one of the best clients around. I especially like that they added Vuze to it, because now I have a central location where I can get HD trailers, plus I like how it keeps everything I downloaded in a nice specific section. I know the original Azureas did the same thing, but I still like the overall look of it.

    Now many of you may disagree with me, but ever since I came from a Windows world and used uTorrent, I don't think I can ever expect to sustain speeds at those level on the Mac platform. I remember seeing speeds of 2Mb's on a few downloads, and I have yet to see that again, especially on a Mac. I tried using Bootcamp & WinXP and installing uTorrent on this Mac, but for some reason I still cannot get performance on par with what I had before. Who knows, it may be the system or it could be my ISP (I have Comcast).

    Also, selective downloading is the clincher. The other clients need to get on the ball and add this feature before I even consider trying their client.

    One thing I was curious about after reading above, which private sites have banned Azureas? This would be the first I ever heard of it.
     
  20. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Seeing as Transmission is open source, there is nothing stopping him from doing this himself.
     
  21. JangoFett124 macrumors regular

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    I've talked to Dave Watanabe about this and he made it seem like he was waiting for us (Transmission guys) to implement it.

    And in the spirit of open source software, if he does do such a thing I would hope he would give back to the libtransmission source.
     
  22. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Ah I see. Thanks for the update :).

    That would certainly be in keeping with the spirit of the project. I did not realise you were part of the Transmission team :).
     
  23. torabora macrumors member

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    Where can I get Azureas 2.5? I can't download it off their site but if I choose 3.0 then the download comes up I guess they want people to get 3.0
     

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