Whats the best fastest torrent software for mac??

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  1. XheartcoreboyX macrumors 6502a

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    The popular ones now (as i noticed) are :-
    *Xtorrent
    *Transmission

    which is better??(if you tried them both!)
    Do you know others??
     
  2. iBlue macrumors Core

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    Do a search here for more info, (even though I know the search can be dodgy at best) in summary, usually you'll find that Transmission is highly praised.

    Tomato Torrent is good for quick, easy, couple-at-a-time jobs as well.
     
  3. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    Transmission - even though it's widely slated by some - is the only client that I get decent download rates with. (Frustratingly, even though I have a fast - 4Mbps - upload, few people ever seem to connect so my UL/DL ratio is horribly skewed).
     
  4. XheartcoreboyX thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i made a search and right seems like more people prefers Transmission...but the problem is that you cannot just download a part of the torrent...

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    well yup everyone tells that its pretty fast...is it faster than Xtorrent?and does it let you search torrents?
     
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  6. odinsride macrumors 65816

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    Transmission is the best

    I tried Azureus and it seems really bloated...lots of unnecessary stuff
     
  7. phillipjfry macrumors 6502a

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    Transmission will be really nice when .80 comes out and allows downloading of only part of a torrent. Until then, azureus is the most feature full client out there.
     
  8. odinsride macrumors 65816

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    Why would you only want to download part of a torrent?
     
  9. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    because you might only need a few of the files instead of all of them?
     
  10. Damien macrumors regular

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    xTorrent is not faster than Transmission, in fact it uses the same code as its backend as Transmission only missing some key features like the selective downloading (which you can get if its in the nightlys).

    Azuerus is the fastest but the app is horrible, bloated and a memory hog.
    Transmission is the best client
     
  11. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    Azuerus is the fastest and has the most features. it does take the longest to start up because of Java, but once you have it going its all set. i've never had a problem with it being a memory hog. just on startup and closing times.
     
  12. kolax macrumors G3

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    Good if you are downloading an album, and only want a few songs instead of the whole shabang.

    I use Transmission. It works great, doesn't take up much resources and runs quietly in the background. I like the feature where it tells you the current download speed on the icon in the Dock to save you loading up the app and checking.
     
  13. odinsride macrumors 65816

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    Oh, I've never wanted only a few songs from an album - I'm the opposite, I couldn't fathom not having the entire album :)
     
  14. psychofreak Retired

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    The latest beta is just for you then :) You can also set priorities for different torrents...
     
  15. XheartcoreboyX thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    well another reason,,if you downloaded a free demo app..then found it with the sn as a torrent in some website...you dont need to download the whole folder..you just choose to download the sn =D so xtorrent is better in all ways.:p
     
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  17. XheartcoreboyX thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    psychofreak..whats your point =P i thought that downloading music albums is illegal aswell :p:p
     
  18. psychofreak Retired

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    Torrents are used for loads of things - I never said I download copyrighted music albums.
     
  19. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    When uTorrent is released on the Mac I think it will be hard to beat. I use it on Windows at the moment and find it to be the best torrent application I have used by far.
     
  20. XheartcoreboyX thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    hey well my friend(mac owner) said that utorrent isnt that good on mac,soo >_>
     
  21. kolax macrumors G3

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    That's weird since it hasn't been released yet..
     
  22. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Your friend does not know what he is talking about. There is no uTorrent client for the Mac at present, it is due for release at some point in the future. The only way to run uTorrent on a Mac at the moment is via Crossover / Bootcamp or Parallels.
     
  23. WannaGoMac macrumors 65816

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    Azureus has built-in peer guardian

    I use Azureus because it has built-in peer guardian. No other torrent application has this built in that I know of :)
     
  24. janey macrumors 603

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    pg is a waste of resources.
    Preliminary versions are certainly floating around.
     
  25. defeated macrumors regular

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    no, Transmission does not have a search torrent function. But it IS fast. which is most important character of a downloading tool, IMHO.
     

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