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Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by email@example.com, Sep 28, 2010.
Which should i get?
Have you looked at/tried Transmission? It's free.
From what I understand, Xtorrent is based on Transmission's source code. Also, Xtorrent does not keep up with the release cycle of Transmission. So, using Xtorrent is like using an old buggy version of Transmission with a little bit prettier GUI.
Transmission is the way to go.
Not anymore. Xtorrent 2 uses it's own Bittorrent engine called Xcore.
I think the best feature of Xtorrent is its built-in search engine. It really makes Bittorrent simple.
I bought the basic license for Xtorrent 2. I don't think version 3.0 is coming out anytime soon. And if/when it does, I don't mind donating another $25 to the developer.
transmission is great at what it does.
Thanks for the info, I was unaware of the new engine. Is it proprietary or open source?
If you want a good torrent search engine that will integrate with transmission and other torrent apps, check out Swarmquery.
Swarmquery and Transmission are both free. Donate what you can to support development.
Niether. Just use uTorrent.
Transmission has some advantages over utorrent.
Transmission has an integrated Bluetack IP blocklist function that blocks known bad peers from connecting with you when turned on.
Transmission includes both outgoing and incoming forced encryption while utorrent only supports outgoing. This makes you less likely to get your bandwidth throttled by your ISP.
Transmission also has built in proxy support.
I assume it's proprietary.
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I second that, lightweight, starts in a flash, and have had zero problems..
I don't know why anyone would pay for a bittorrent client.
I must agree with you on this. IMO it sounds kinda ironic that you're willing to pay for a torrent client because, well...we all know what torrents are used for.
Gotta download all those linux distros, you know.
Transmission is awesome but when working with large torrent files on external hard drives and sometimes even on the internal the app appears to lock up for long periods at a time.
The support for remote monitoring is nice with Tranmission. I tried xTorrent and did not like it.
Anymore I use a Seedbox on a 1Gbit line and don't have to worry about lagging my home connection out all the time.