What torrent program do you use? and why?

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  1. GrumpyGeek macrumors regular

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    Hello MacRumors.

    As the above say. Please comment.

    Cheers!
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  4. GrumpyGeek thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was using Transmission for a bit but here was my problem:

    I download all my media to a server on my network. The folder on my server is then scanned by plex so that i can watch it on my apple TV 2. When i was download things with Transmission i found that Plex could not scan it correctly and i had to do a force can on plex before it would show up in my network. I think it was the way that Transmission downloaded things in part but i can't be certain.

    Not sure if any of you have had this problem.

    Cheers!
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  5. eXan macrumors 601

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    uTorrent, as I found it to produce less wasted data, thus higher speed and reliability.

    As for your problem, I don't know, but all torrent clients download based on parts (pieces), as that's the whole point of this type of transfer.
     
  6. powerstrokin macrumors 6502a

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    uTorrent, here.

    As far as the issue you brought up-

    You can configure at least uTorrent and probably the others to download to a folder not associated with Plex and once complete, move to one that Plex watches. I also use Plex and that's what I do. Only complete media files get into the watched plex folder instead of partial files. Works fine.
     
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    +1 more for uTorrent! I don't know why anyone would choose something else. Vuze and Transmission were only good before uTorrent was written for Mac.
     
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    I don't torrent much these days, but when i do, i prefer uTorrent, just because i'm used to be, and more popular.

    In the past, Transmission had issues with exiting the app completely... I always found it to hand on closing.... uTorrent does the same, but is less frustrating, since Transmission did it all the time.
     
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    I use Vuze, as I find it is fast and reliable.
     
  11. ekiro macrumors regular

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    Who doesn't use uTorrent? It's a robust app with a nice UI and we'll maintained. Most importantly it's free!
     
  12. iParis macrumors 68040

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    .. what torrenting application isn't free?
     
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    Cant remember the name, but there was/is a paid torrent client for Mac. I wonder if anyone uses it, unless its pirated lol
     
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    I've been using micro torrent on my PC's and Macs for years. No reason to use anything else, at least for me..
     
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    I always used utorrent but qbittorrent is my current choice because you can search for torrents within the app and it is way faster. I dont know why it is.
     
  16. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    Transmission....but I'm stuck at version 2.11 since it is the last version that lets you use a proxy
     
  17. sim667 macrumors 65816

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    I used transmission when I used to use it straight from my mac.

    I have a seedbox now though.
     
  18. Crazy Badger macrumors 65816

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    Have used uTorrent and Transmission and not much to choose between them really.

    I'm now using ruTorrent on a seedbox which is a much better solution all around and well worth considering if your doing a lot of torrenting ;)
     
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    Like I posted earlier, I use Transmission and it meets my needs. There is nothing wrong with uTorrent operationally, but I am a bit put off uTorrent since they were bought out by BitTorrent Inc. then the BitTorrent crew thought it would be a great idea to inject ads into the uTorrent app. They later backed away from this after user outcry and last I read they made the ads optional, but I suspect it is a sign of things to come for the app. I could be wrong.
     
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    I sue Transmission as it seems to be quite light weight

    Does anyone know if it's possible though to designate which files in a torrent you want to download when using Transmission? I couldn't figure out how to do this
     
  23. Cubytus macrumors 65816

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    Transmission, mainly because it is light and unobtrusive. On the other hand, I did not notice the same issues as others here seemed to have. Although it is a but slow to reach its top speed, it has a pretty good yield.

    Do µTorrent give you more flexible and performant upload?
     
  24. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Select the torrent file in the main window then do command-i and the box below pops up. Select the files tab and uncheck the files you do not want to download.

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