xTorrent makes me angry

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by nickgwyn, Jun 5, 2007.

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How do you find xtorrent

Poll closed Jun 15, 2007.
  1. Love it

    5 vote(s)
    9.4%
  2. Hate it

    8 vote(s)
    15.1%
  3. Never tried/haven't used it for long enough/use transmission

    40 vote(s)
    75.5%
  1. nickgwyn macrumors member

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    #1
    I bought xtorrent and am beginning to regret it.

    I have a mac pro, and every time I boot xtorrent up it slows my computer to a choppy halt. This is ridiculous! if it has more than 20 torrents it will freeze immediately, otherwise it just slow the computer down significantly, and will freeze it after 5-10 minutes.

    It has even gone so far as to delay all processes on the computer by a minute (while it's running), and just today made itunes non-responsive.

    AARRGH!

    I want to like this app, but it refuses to work.

    Please help.
     
  2. M@lew macrumors 68000

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  3. janey macrumors 603

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    #3
    what happened to all the other torrent options?

    oh wait, azureus is java so it's evil and not an application right? :mad:

    Don't like the app. Go use Transmission.
     
  4. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    #4

    Thank God Azureus is finally not an option anymore. Unless you're a power torrent user...(not even sure what that would entail...or why one would want to use the insane amount of options in AZ)

    Transmission is tracker friendly now, and I rarely download "one" torrent out of many so....ya, Azureus is a thing of the Java past. good riddance
     
  5. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    #5
    I have zero desire to use or even try Xtorrent....I like DW's work on NewsFire and Inquisitor, but his P2P efforts leave a bit to be desired.
     
  6. psychofreak Retired

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    Its nice to have built-in search without the bulk of AZ, but Transmission is great for web-found torrents...
     
  7. sorryiwasdreami macrumors 6502a

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  8. Project macrumors 68020

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    Weird. I find Xtorrent to be superior to Transmission in almost every single aspect.
     
  9. psychofreak Retired

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    #9
    Screen space, price (unless you suffer the setbacks), resources usage...
     
  10. nickgwyn thread starter macrumors member

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    #10
    x vs trans

    On paper I find xtorrent a great deal better, but the damn thing refuses to run consistently.
     
  11. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    #11
    I found that Transmission slowed down my G3 downloading machine and my entire LAN (ports forwarded correctly).

    I started using Bits on Wheels which I really have started to like. One problem, not auto saving directory. I have to tell it where to save a download when I add a new torrent. Oh well.
     
  12. janey macrumors 603

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    #12
    for starters, selective downloading.

    i have an entire server dedicated to this kind of thing with a 100mbit connection, so that would probably make me a power user though...
     
  13. thekiller macrumors member

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  14. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    #14
    yes, you are a power user.

    And selective downloading is the only thing I would add to Transmission. But, even then I would rarely use it.

    And as for Xtorrent....it's not freeware, so it's stupid. Period.
     
  15. chadi macrumors member

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    #15
    In windows I ditched Azerus in favor of utorrent many many moons ago...but on my MBP I'm using Azureus without any problems.

    I don't find that I'm suffering any performance issues...and I refuse to pay for a torrent program when there is so many viable options out there that don't cost.
     
  16. Sweetfeld28 macrumors 65816

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    #16
    I use Acquisition, which is also made by the same person, as the Xtorrent app. I like the features that Xtorrent has, but i'd rather know where my torrents are coming from.

    Have you tried to contact the developer, and ask him if it is a bug, maybe other users with the same computer are having the same issues?
     
  17. SuperDaddy macrumors member

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    #17
    I normally use Azerus to download, but just downloaded and installed Transmission to give it a try.

    How do I keep my torrents from being downloaded by Azerus by default, so I can try Transmission? The trorrent link I downloaded just now still has the Azerus symbol next to it in the downloader window.


    Edit: Well, I just manually opened the file in Transmission, but is there a way to make Transmission the default torrent app?
     
  18. nickgwyn thread starter macrumors member

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    Get info, open with, choose, apply to all
     
  19. fairnymph macrumors 6502

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    #19
    By selective downloading do you mean downloading just one file from a multifile torrent?

    And if so, is AZ the only app that does that (what I use currently)?
     
  20. SuperDaddy macrumors member

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    #20
    Thanks!!! Appreciate it.
     
  21. janey macrumors 603

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    #21
    I mean downloading any combination of files in a torrent for multiple files. One, two hundred, forty-two..you get the idea. And yes, Azureus is the only app (well, granted, one with a graphical interface) for Mac OS X that will do it.
     
  22. fairnymph macrumors 6502

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    Should have clarified, yeah I didn't mean just ONE file necessarily. And thanks for answering my question, guess I'll stick with AZ. :)
     
  23. virus1 macrumors 65816

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    #23
    Features? I vote xTorrent.
     
  24. aspro macrumors 6502

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    #24
    I admit I am a rather light BitTorrent user, but I cannot justify spending money on a client while such good quality free clients exist. Perhaps if I used BitTorrent a lot more it may be worth it.
     
  25. 1020 macrumors regular

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    #25
    Although it would be great if it wasn't java-based, Azureus is still the best bittorrent client currently available because of the "insane amount of options" you are provided with, not despite them.
     

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