Torrent Download

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by daryliow, Nov 24, 2007.

  1. daryliow macrumors regular

    Nov 24, 2007
    Can anyone suggest a the best client to use for downloading torrents o a macbook and where i can download it from?

    Cheers for the help.
  2. djinn macrumors 68000


    Oct 4, 2003
  3. daryliow thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 24, 2007
    will it keep downloading if my macbook is in sleep mode?

  4. DENZIE macrumors regular


    Apr 19, 2007
    no it will not. however if you want to keep it downloading with the lid closed the best thing to use is insomniaX (google it). it prevents the portables from sleeping.

    i used to use this then thought I wouldn't anymore as there is a reason apple makes them sleep, and that's heat.
  5. Blacky macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2007
    you can perfectly work on a close mb/mbp using clamshell mode, I've played bioshock that way and believe me your mbp doesn't get hotter than while playing bioshock but still there weren't any heat related problems.

    Reason why they sleep the mb/mbp is so you don't have do to it manually, moest of the time when you close it it means you are going to take it somewhere or stop using it.
  6. Octobot macrumors regular


    Oct 30, 2006

    One of the best ones w/ Advanced Options (if you need 'em) is Azureus

    They recently updated the default layout of the program with a new interface, which I do not like, though you can revert back to the "Advanced" (older look) interface as an option.
  7. techlover828 macrumors 68020


    Jun 28, 2007
  8. Fiveos22 macrumors 65816


    Nov 20, 2003
  9. jnc macrumors 68020


    Jan 7, 2007
    Nunya, Business TX
    I used Transmission first but a lot of torrents didn't seem to accept it. I use Azureus instead now
  10. BigJohno macrumors 65816

    Jan 1, 2007
    San Francisco
    I use xtorrent. Works for me. However you have to pay for it. But it has the torrent search right in the program and you can download individual files.
  11. psychofreak Retired


    May 16, 2006
  12. marclapierre13 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2005
    Acquisition X.
    But the new version sucks. If you can get it, get version 132.7. Its by far the best downloading program ever
  13. joemama2413 macrumors member

    Nov 4, 2007
    Transmission is great, dling a torrent with it right now. The best feature is how it shows ur download and upload speed on its icon on the dock.
  14. jedivulcan macrumors 6502

    May 15, 2007
  15. KingYaba macrumors 68040


    Aug 7, 2005
    Up the irons
    Do this:

    Attached Files:

  16. kutrack1 macrumors newbie

    Nov 23, 2007
    Transmission is good but the majority of torrents block it now aways.

    if you have much knowledge of networking and can configured some options on azureus it can be extremely fast.
  17. daryliow thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 24, 2007
    Putting my Macbook on better performance still stopped the download when i shut the screen down?
  18. synth3tik macrumors 68040


    Oct 11, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    xtorrent is made by the guy who did Azureus, and I must say it is a really slick app. Yes you do have to pay, but it's cheap and the guy deserves it. With the latest version you can now download only the files you what from a torrent. Really a time saver when a torrent file has twice as many files then you need.
  19. maestro55 macrumors 68030


    Nov 13, 2005
    Goat Farm in Meridian, TX
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/3A109a Safari/419.3)

    I am going to have to try Transmission. I haven't done any torrents yet on the MacBook but it would be nice.
  20. iMan G5 macrumors member

    Oct 10, 2007
    You can't put it down all the way and have it stay awake unless you have have hacked it to do so.

    I vote for Transmission as well. Very nice app.
  21. babond macrumors member

    Sep 5, 2007
    how safe are torrents? i used tomato torrent on the ibook and got a few cds and office 2004 but it is now dead (the ibook). im trying to baby my macbook and keep it free from anything that would render its performance so again i safe do you guys think torrents are???
  22. jedivulcan macrumors 6502

    May 15, 2007
    It's best to read comments and if possible, a file list for whatever you are downloading. If you are downloading... for instance, Beethoven's Fifth sheet music (which I believe is legit and legal, at least in the US as it's public domain). If it's Beethoven's Fifth.exe or anything like that, be careful. While Macs cannot be infected, or at least not without your consent or password, they can still infect XP and Vista machines on your network.

    Basically, use common sense.
  23. DENZIE macrumors regular


    Apr 19, 2007
    in terms of safety, if you mean security wise it depends on the torrent.. read the comments if you can before starting the download.

    However if you mean safe in terms of wear and tear on your machine, torrents are fine as long as you don't seed too many torrents at the same time. Apps like limewire which have access to a 'pool' of files that you've chosen to share will keep your disk constantly scanning your drive and over time this will undoubtedly affect performance.

    Personally with torrents, I only seed the last completed download to a ratio of 1:1 then transmission automatically stops seeding it.

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