utorrent for Mac Beta

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by santino, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. santino

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    utorrent - the lightweight torrent client previously only available on PC has released a BETA Mac client.

    http://mac.utorrent.com/beta/

    Currently, it is only available for Intel Macs running Leopard.

    This is beta so use it at your own risk but if it is half as good as the windows version is, Transmission has serious competition. :p
     
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    Thats good news.. Transmission sucks lately. Same torrent using transmission on mac and utorrent on a pc, both with correct port forwarding, yields better and faster speeds on utorrent.
     
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    I find the same to be true. I am really looking forward to the final release of utorrent for OS X. I just hope it performs like its PC counterpart.
     
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    got it! hehehe!
     
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    whoa, you guys received the mail too eh?
    downloading...
     
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    psssst....

    yup received it too :)
     
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    Yey! Utorrent for mac :D Yep, transmission kinda goes haywire once in a while :D
     
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    awss it only for leopard.. :(
     
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    i hate transmission. I was downloading something (around 7.95gb) when it said i had downloaded 55% already. After a hangup, restarted transmission only to see it went down to around 25% weird
     
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    Their mail made me smile :)
     
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    i have a 1.0 version from cyrusthegreat, its around 1.3mb...
    here's the screenshot:
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  12. santino

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    If version 1.0 is making the rounds, why are they only offering 0.9 on the site?
     
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    my thoughts exactly! anyway, if you guys need a copy i think our mail clients can handle a measly 1.3mb file so post your email add! :)
     
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    upload niyo naman please for everyone ung 1.0. ano difference sa 0.9?

    And yes, transmission has been slower ever since the last update.
     
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    yes please. if someone could just upload it so that everyone else can download it
     
  17. docnico

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    Just google uTorrent 1.0 for Mac. It's available as a torrent link (ironically). So you still have to use Transmission to get this one.
     
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    Transmission is "slower" maybe because it has no DHT (the distributed database) support and has no plans of supporting it. DHT enables you to connect to other clients even when the tracker is down.

    This makes transmission sensitive to the tracker's availability.
     
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    IMHO DHT is not the issue. I disable DHT on utorrent running on my PC and it still is noticably faster than transmission on my MBP
     
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    Finally! I hope it lives up to expectations! uTorrent was the only Windows application I miss when using a Mac.
     

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