uTorrent or Transmission on Lion

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  1. dmt macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I've a problem: when I opened torrent it always downloads to my download directory from one of the following soft and then I should press torrent that it start to download. How to make that when I open torrent file it automatically start downloading in uTorrent or Transmission ?
    Maybe it need s some option on SAFARI I dunno. So please Help

    Appreciate
     
  2. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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  3. rewired87 macrumors newbie

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    I use utorrent on Windows so I thought I would try the same for Mac OS X but it just never worked that great.

    Using Transmission for the last 2 years and not a single issue.
     
  4. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

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    µTorrent. Preferences->Downloads->Open torrent files found in...

    There's probably a way to do it for Transmission, too.


    If the last time you tried it was 2 years ago, it's gotten much better.
     
  5. baummer macrumors 6502a

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    Yup.

    Transmission > Preferences > Transfers tab > Auto add: Watch for torrent files in...

    Oh, and in the same tab, you'll need to be sure "Start transfers when added" is checked.
     
  6. freedevil macrumors 6502a

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    Transmission all the way, never used torrent so I can't comment there.

    I used to use transmission on Linux prior but I enjoy the groups setting to put downloads in proper folders.
     
  7. dmt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for advice. It WORKS on Transmission !!!

    One more problem is How to make, that torrent files, automatically would be deleted after transfer. It needs now to delete it manually every time?

    Anyway Big Thanks
     
  8. Foogoofish macrumors regular

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    The idea is you keep them open so you can 'seed' them. This lets you share them with others the stuff you have downloaded or stolen. That is the idea of torrents.

    Otherwise you are known as a 'leecher' which, lets be honest, is a bit sucky
     
  9. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

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    Whether you delete the torrent file doesn't affect whether the torrent stays open and active in the torrent client. If you want, you can delete the torrent file as soon as you open it and start downloading.
     
  10. Foogoofish macrumors regular

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    Of course, but I think he means after he has downloaded. Apologies if I made an incorrect assumption!
     
  11. dmt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys again my problem not resolved, it opened only one time I done

    Transmission > preferences > [transfer tab] >auto Add [Downloads]

    It's ok only one time, next time I tried to download any torrent file, it downloads to my Download directory and didn't starts automatically downloading on Transmission.

    What is the problem? Don't understand... Any other option I need to choose.

    Give some advice
    Big Thanks
     
  12. Foogoofish macrumors regular

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    Can't you try using the 'Magnet' link that some certain websites (TPB) offer? I don't believe that even has to download a file to start the download. See if that helps.

    Edit: The magnet link is by the download link, has a pic of a magnet next to it (duh! :"D)
     
  13. Patrick J macrumors 65816

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    In Transmission goto Preferences.

    In Transfers tab select Adding tab.

    You should check “Trash original torrent files” and “Start transfers when added". This way the .torrent is trashed when the program opens the torrent.

    To make the torrent start automatically when opened, UNCHECK all options under “Add Window:”.

    You may also make the torrent program “watch” for torrents to auto add, but I have this disabled, as I don’t want another daemon running in the background.

    Bonus - in the Download folder create a folder called Incomplete. In Transmission, point the incomplete files to this folder. Goto to terminal and use chflags command to hide this folder. Result: Lovely clean download folder :)
     

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  15. Jerome Morrow macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like a simple issue, the issue of investigating preferences of both apps. If you have basic understanding of English language this should not have been an issue to begin with, because both apps have option for setting up watch folders and deleting imported .torrent files.
     
  16. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    reasons why?
     
  17. Jerome Morrow macrumors 6502a

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    Several.
     
  18. dmt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for super explanation. Here my stats

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/97/screenshot20110815at125.png/

    But it's still not working good, Couldn't it be problem with SAFARI, maybe need some options to automatically associate torrent files with Transmission ???

    Big Thanks
     
  19. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    I prefer utorrent over transmission, simple use for me but thats cuz on windows its my favorite torrent client
     
  20. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    :rolleyes: That answered the question!
     
  21. djrod macrumors 65816

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    Safari just downloads the file, you have to manually open the .torrent file. Firefox can auto open downloaded files, the first time you download a .torrent file it will prompt you something like "What to do with this kind of files?", you select open with transmission and there you go, all is like you want it.
     
  22. yourmother macrumors regular

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    for myself
    windows: utorrent
    mac: transmission
     

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