Transmission VS Utorrent for Mountain Lion?

MacMan988

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Which one would be better ? Does Transmission makes the computer slow (resources usage wise) ?
 

BeginnerXP

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I liked uTorrent on Windows, but when I moved to OSX, I find that uTorrent Mac version is lagging far behind its Windows counterpart.

I used Transmission at first, as it's much more polished than uTorrent Mac, but I noticed my network slowed down when Transmission is downloading torrents, I tried many things but it didn't fix the problem so I switched to uTorrent for now.
 

fhall1

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I liked uTorrent on Windows, but when I moved to OSX, I find that uTorrent Mac version is lagging far behind its Windows counterpart.

I used Transmission at first, as it's much more polished than uTorrent Mac, but I noticed my network slowed down when Transmission is downloading torrents, I tried many things but it didn't fix the problem so I switched to uTorrent for now.
I'll assume you tried limiting the throughput using Transmissions settings? I limit mine from 8AM to 8PM, but let it go full speed overnight....never had an issue.
 

BeginnerXP

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The torrent didn't use half of my bandwidth when it happened, it's like sometimes while torrent is downloading at 20-30KB/s (from 1MB/s my maximum bandwidth), pages loading in Safari became unresponsive, if I stopped transmission download, it came back to normal.

When I switched to uTorrent for Mac, I didn't experience this anymore, so for now I'm staying with uTorrent, I kept trying Transmission nightly builds too, but so far, still the same issue.
 

patent10021

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I like Transmission but now that I want to use a proxy I see its limitations.

I could use a system proxy but I heard that is not the same as using a dedicated proxy from your bT client.

Vuze is good but bloated and I'm not sure about uTorrent's newer offerings.

What do you suggest?
 

fhall1

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Dec 18, 2007
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I like Transmission but now that I want to use a proxy I see its limitations.

I could use a system proxy but I heard that is not the same as using a dedicated proxy from your bT client.

Vuze is good but bloated and I'm not sure about uTorrent's newer offerings.

What do you suggest?
I recently started using BTGuard and had to abandon Transmission....and from their forums it sounds like they'll never support a proxy.

Over last weekend, I tried Vuze, uTorrent, and Deluge. I ended up sticking with Vuze - main reason being that I use Piratebay a lot and uTorrent has issues with magnet links from there - otherwise I would have prefered uTorrent. I just didn't care for Deluge's look and feel.
 

patent10021

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I recently started using BTGuard and had to abandon Transmission....and from their forums it sounds like they'll never support a proxy.

Over last weekend, I tried Vuze, uTorrent, and Deluge. I ended up sticking with Vuze - main reason being that I use Piratebay a lot and uTorrent has issues with magnet links from there - otherwise I would have prefered uTorrent. I just didn't care for Deluge's look and feel.
Hmm maybe I'll give uTorrent a shot since Vuze eats up so much memory.

Thanks
 

leopinzon

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May 3, 2013
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Transmission

Reasons:
  • Much more User-Friendly
  • Optimized for Mac
  • Apparently faster and more effiecient than many torrent clients I tried
+1 For Transmission

Case in point: trying to download with uTorrent something pretty shared like Matrix. One week with uTorrent and it never started. Tried with Transmission and it started just immediately. I've had the same behaviour with other files.
 

kolax

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Mar 20, 2007
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Transmission.

I remotely add torrents to it while at work, so they are finished when I get home. I find it reliable, never crashes, and I get maximum speeds.