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Old 12.01.2007, 17:44
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What BitTorrent client are you using?

I was using Azureus v2.5 until recently but switched to μtorrent as I heard it's less of a memory hog. It turns out that it only uses about 7MB/3MB when minimised as opposed to Azureus which uses about 10 times as much.

It's a simple client, and has all the functionality you could want really. What clients are others using, and which benefits do they have?
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Re: What BitTorrent client are you using?

my mate use BitLord. He does not know why
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Old 12.01.2007, 18:55
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Re: What BitTorrent client are you using?

My friend should really get a proper one.
Opera just doesn't cut it for serious stuff.
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Old 12.01.2007, 19:09
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Re: What BitTorrent client are you using?

can anyone recommend any good download programmes for Mac OSX? my mate uses Acquisition but it has started messing up her internet connection which means forever re-setting her router

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Old 12.01.2007, 19:31
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Re: What BitTorrent client are you using?

try aMule for Mac
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Re: What BitTorrent client are you using?

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I was using Azureus v2.5 until recently but switched to μtorrent as I heard it's less of a memory hog. It turns out that it only uses about 7MB/3MB when minimised as opposed to Azureus which uses about 10 times as much.
Which platform are you running on? My mate who runs Azureus on a Mac gets annoyed that his computer and bandwidth all grind to a halt. Heck, when Azureus is running, he can't even use VLC to watch a movie. Pah.
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Old 13.01.2007, 08:22
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Re: What BitTorrent client are you using?

WinXP here. Try this comparison for ideas on which clients run on the Mac OS.

Using Azureus noticeably slowed down my machine too, maybe not quite to the same extent as it did for your mate though
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Old 13.01.2007, 11:11
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Re: What BitTorrent client are you using?

have been using Azureus for over a year now, but will try Bitlord. thx Spanky!
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Old 13.01.2007, 11:34
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Re: What BitTorrent client are you using?

Bittorrent all seems to be very clunky and unsatisfactoy still. My re-exploration was prompted by another thread on how to use 10mbps cable to actually get good content over the internet in Switzerland. Leaving aside the copyright issues and the fact I would be happy to pay for the referred to content to have it NOW on my pc.

The good: managed to download TV series season X in two files overnight total about 3.5gig. Downside: not a single episode can be reassembled from the RAR files, all have one corrupt package. Total waste of time. Summary: Right now this technology is for tinkerers. Or am I missing a trick?

UPDATE: Well it is definitely for tinkerers. Having got into the bowels of my routers and firewalls and having my ports forwarding on all cylinders and tried a few clients out, and found a few decent sites (try netforbeginners.about.com/od/peersharing/a/torrent_search.htm for a review of 35 top ones) I am finding the shows I want and achieving download rates of 200+ KBps, its starting to make more sense...

Daniel

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Re: What BitTorrent client are you using?

My friend has some feedback for me about Bitlord. Quite nice he says.

Lob, tell your mate thanks from my mate...
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Old 13.01.2007, 12:50
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Re: What BitTorrent client are you using?

I've only rarely maxed out my connection, and when I did it was usually either some US university or a lot of Skandis who were seeding.

Getting corrupted files is something I haven't encountered in ages to be honest. I go on the assumption that if there's lot's of seeders, the content should be fine, after all there's no point in seeding something that doesn't work.
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Re: What BitTorrent client are you using?

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Bittorrent all seems to be very clunky and unsatisfactoy still...
The good: managed to download TV series season X in two files overnight total about 3.5gig. Downside: not a single episode can be reassembled from the RAR files, all have one corrupt package. Total waste of time. Summary: Right now this technology is for tinkerers. Or am I missing a trick?

Daniel
so far i have downloaded quite a few TV series (whole seasons and eposodes) and full-length movies, and while i have come across the occassional corrupt file etc., generally most has been good viewing quality, so - don't give up, there's plenty of potential!
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Which platform are you running on? My mate who runs Azureus on a Mac gets annoyed that his computer and bandwidth all grind to a halt. Heck, when Azureus is running, he can't even use VLC to watch a movie. Pah.
Ask your mate to try tuning his Azureus. Install the IRC plugin and go to the support forum. I must say that it took my mate, an Azureus user on a Mac, three sessions of a couple of hours each to get things tuned and ship shape and at the same time understand what he'd done.

My mate doesn't know whether that is something to do with Azureus or BitTorrent in general.
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Re: What BitTorrent client are you using?

I use KTorrent
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Old 11.04.2007, 21:50
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Re: What BitTorrent client are you using?

Usenet, beats the hell out of torrents. Giganews specifically.
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Re: What BitTorrent client are you using?

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Usenet, beats the hell out of torrents. Giganews specifically.

Because you only download this is totaly legal in Switzerland. The SKS released a document yesterday. So happy leeching
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Usenet, beats the hell out of torrents. Giganews specifically.
Agreed Bittorrent is soooooooooooo 5 years ago, its all usenet now, baby!!
Not used Giganews, I use Easynews, or newzbin.com. You have to pay but you'll use all your download bandwidth, and if you stick a download manager in there like Reget my mate can get an entire episode of Lost down in 6 minutes.

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Re: What BitTorrent client are you using?

Try Bitcomet, Strong DC
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Re: What BitTorrent client are you using?

Latest Azureus on Mac OS X 10.4.9
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