Transmission - New user questions

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Kevster89, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. Kevster89 macrumors regular


    Oct 14, 2008
    Just got the port forwarding situation figured out and am downloading my first torrent using Transmission! :D

    A few questions for the many Transmission users on these MacRumors Forums:

    1) Does Transmission for OS X allow only 1 file (torrent) download at a time?

    2) Does increasing upload bandwith limit allow the client to better reach the download limit (increase the download rate)? I have noticed that when I have my download bandwidth limit set to 500 kb/s and increase the upload limit, the download limit increases sharply towards the 500 limit I previously set.

    I could see this being the case as a "reward," if you will, for those that generally share bandwidth for uploading purposes... but am not totally sure. From the patterns I have just noticed it seems as if this may be true. Is it?

    Well.. thanks guys!! Happy Holidays :D
  2. vandozza macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2006
    you can download more than 1 torrent at a time.
    settings for this are in transmission pref's / transfers / management tab.

    and yes, i believe that the bittorrent protocol is designed to reward those who are sharing at greater speeds with faster downloads (although this might not be always implemented? - might depend on the tracker/torrent?)


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