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Best BitTorrent/P2P client for Mac?

post #1 of 29
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Hey,

I've been looking for a decent P2P software for Mac.

It seems that the selection is pretty limited...

I understood the best eMule client is aMule (which is not very good...)
What is the best BitTorrent client?
And best overall P2P software?
post #2 of 29
Azureus.

It's a huge resource hog, but it does it's job fairly well.
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post #3 of 29
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Originally Posted by KingOfSomewhereHot View Post

Azureus.

It's a huge resource hog, but it does it's job fairly well.

I use bittorrent.
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MacBook Pro
2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
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120GB Serial ATA Drive@5400rpm
SuperDrive 8x
15" Glossy Widescreen Display

with a wireless Apple keyboard

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post #4 of 29
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Rich-Myster View Post

I use bittorrent.

Which BitTorrent client? Can you post a link?
post #5 of 29
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post #6 of 29
No. BAD Randy. BAAAAAD.
post #7 of 29
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rich-Myster View Post

I use bittorrent.

Quote:
Originally Posted by randyjohnston View Post

Quote ye not bannable material.

But what client do you use to download these?
post #8 of 29
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Originally Posted by lirand View Post

But what client do you use to download these?

http://www.acquisitionx.com/
post #9 of 29
Transmission is probably the nicest Bittorrent client on the Mac. Azureus is clunky but if you want to tweak every little detail, then it's the best.
post #10 of 29
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gon View Post

Transmission is probably the nicest Bittorrent client on the Mac. Azureus is clunky but if you want to tweak every little detail, then it's the best.

Is Transmission better than Acquisition? Why?
post #11 of 29
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Originally Posted by lirand View Post

Is Transmission better than Acquisition? Why?

I have only tried Acquisition a little, and never for Bittorrent. It was okay for the other stuff. But for an infrequent user, I think the biggest thing is that Acquisition costs money while Transmission doesn't. Transmission:

Is open source
Has a very clean, simple user interface, is a good OS X citizen as far as I can tell
Under active development, new versions often
Does little thoughtful things like auto-loads torrent files from your Downloads folder if you want it to
Supports Growl notifications, UL/DL badging in Dock
Multi-platform (not available for Windows, but who cares )

I really don't have anything bad to say about it. It's not even version 1.0 yet but works great.
post #12 of 29
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Gon View Post

Transmission is probably the nicest Bittorrent client on the Mac. Azureus is clunky but if you want to tweak every little detail, then it's the best.

Sounds good Too bad there isn't a decent eMule client for the Mac... :-/
post #13 of 29
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Originally Posted by lirand View Post

Sounds good Too bad there isn't a decent eMule client for the Mac... :-/

http://www.bittorrent.com/
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120GB Serial ATA Drive@5400rpm
SuperDrive 8x
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and

iPod Touch
8GB
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MacBook Pro
2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
120GB Serial ATA Drive@5400rpm
SuperDrive 8x
15" Glossy Widescreen Display

with a wireless Apple keyboard

and

iPod Touch
8GB
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post #14 of 29
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rich-Myster View Post

http://www.bittorrent.com/

Is it better than Transmission? Why?
post #15 of 29
Gents - I can only assume that you're using P2P to transfer things like legal audio/video, podcasts, and legal software. Please be careful here as any talk or links to piracy will put me in a cranky mood.

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post #16 of 29
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I never talked about pirating anything. Just looking for a good P2P client. That's it.
post #17 of 29
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Gon View Post

I have only tried Acquisition a little, and never for Bittorrent. It was okay for the other stuff. But for an infrequent user, I think the biggest thing is that Acquisition costs money while Transmission doesn't. Transmission:

Is open source
Has a very clean, simple user interface, is a good OS X citizen as far as I can tell
Under active development, new versions often
Does little thoughtful things like auto-loads torrent files from your Downloads folder if you want it to
Supports Growl notifications, UL/DL badging in Dock
Multi-platform (not available for Windows, but who cares )

I really don't have anything bad to say about it. It's not even version 1.0 yet but works great.

Transmission is great! Thanks !
post #18 of 29
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Originally Posted by lirand View Post

Transmission is great! Thanks !

your welcome
post #19 of 29
Transmission is definitly the way to go:

- clean Mac interface
- very robust feature set
- very CPU/RAM friendly
- Universal Binary
- Open Source, totally free


And here is a tipp for Leopard users:

Don't forget to EXCLUDE the folder for your incomplete torrent downloads from your Time Machine backup.
While you are downloading the temporary, incomplete file is likely to change every hour. So for a 1 GB file, Time Machine will create a 1 GB copy every hour, filling up your backup quickly with entirely unnecessary data.
post #20 of 29
BitTyrant, which is based on Azureus.

Otherwise, Trasmission or Bits on Wheels.
post #21 of 29
I use transmission, and have no need to look for any other program. It's simple, lightweight, and has a great UI.
post #22 of 29
Transmission - Does not support
UTD tracker
DHT Tackerless
Still some Tracker bans it ( Although improved a lot )
Still quite slow compare to other client

Personally i dont think there are much choice. I cant even find a proper Emule or ED2K client on Mac. I wish Libtransmission would include ED2K network but unfortunately they have continuely decline it.

Azureus is the only way to go
post #23 of 29
http://www.transmissionbt.com/index.php
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Originally Posted by lirand View Post

Which BitTorrent client? Can you post a link?

I've been using transmission as my BitTorrent download software for more thatn a year now. it's excelent!!

It doesn't consume much power of your CPU and it doesn't take much of your screen space either. you can set it to automatically resize with the number of downloads and enjoy this sexy list of downloads on your background all the time or you can simply close it and follow your downloads speed on your Dock.
Theren's no searchs of anyhing, you have to search your torrents on the web and download / drag them to Transmission.
Oh, by the way, did I mention it's free?
Well, it is!!!!
Enjoy

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post #24 of 29
LH-ABC

You can independently select files 1 reason it blow others away, transmission kinda does that, but transmission keeps getting updated... UGH

I have migrated from bittorrent->bits on wheels->transmission->LH-ABC

trust me...

hehehaha

Laters...
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post #25 of 29
Curious what people are using now . . .

Transmission seems unreliable at times, although I can never tell as I don't really trust my ISP (Comcast).
Sometimes seems like Transmission needs to be on top for a little bit to get warmed up.

Or maybe it's just slow in acquiring peers?
post #26 of 29
I heard frostwire is not bad, they got a version for mac as well as well as a mobile version for android. If not, then you could try bittorent.
post #27 of 29
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Originally Posted by rezwits View Post

LH-ABC

You can independently select files 1 reason it blow others away, transmission kinda does that, but transmission keeps getting updated... UGH

I have migrated from bittorrent->bits on wheels->transmission->LH-ABC

trust me...

hehehaha

Laters...

Transmission "kinda" does that? No, Transmission does EXACTLY that. You can select or deselect individual files before or after you start the download.

And what's so bad about an application being updated frequently? Isn't that much better than an application that doesn't get updated?

[edit]Oops now I see this post was from 2008. My bad.[/edit]
post #28 of 29
If you are downloading a variety of files at great speed, the best alternative is Ares
post #29 of 29
I hate how grey this whole thread is.

Also that last link is absolutely worthless. They don't even have a Mac client.

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