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Offline NaRu

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Re: What's the best bittorrent client?
« Reply #40 on: November 23, 2007, 06:05:25 am »
Utorrent its off by default

Offline sloggerK

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Re: What's the best bittorrent client?
« Reply #41 on: November 25, 2007, 07:07:00 am »
Nice to see the poll updated. For me, it's a hard call between transmission and deluge at the moment.

(Deluge has way more features but it doesn't always work as consistently as transmission. I think it might not be quite as aggressive about connecting to peers.)
« Last Edit: November 25, 2007, 06:07:41 pm by sloggerK »
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Offline Cosmosis

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Re: What's the best bittorrent client?
« Reply #42 on: November 25, 2007, 05:54:36 pm »
I'm digging Deluge.(Using  0.5.6.96 right now)

Haven't tried Transmission, though.

Offline DesoNoto

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Re: What's the best bittorrent client?
« Reply #43 on: November 25, 2007, 07:51:39 pm »
Using Azureus 2.5 right now. Has never failed me and it works great!  :)

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Re: What's the best bittorrent client?
« Reply #44 on: November 26, 2007, 02:08:48 am »
azureus 3.0.2.2
You can switch between the vuze client and default azureus old school style layout, or both whenever you want. I do agree though that since my cousin uses utorrent, azureus is a resource hungry application.


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Offline HardCopy

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Re: What's the best bittorrent client?
« Reply #45 on: November 26, 2007, 02:30:11 am »
Using µtorrent and are happy with it.
features that I use and are built in.
- ipfilter.dat - blocklist
- webserver - remote control
- RSS - catching RSS feed, auto downloads after predefined filters
 :P - coffee maker - keeps me awake at night  :P

I'm using it in conjunction with ASUS router w/built in BTclient  :P
works like a dream.

Offline Cosmosis

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Re: What's the best bittorrent client?
« Reply #46 on: November 26, 2007, 02:48:51 am »
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Using µtorrent and are happy with it.
features that I use and are built in.
- ipfilter.dat - blocklist
- webserver - remote control
- RSS - catching RSS feed, auto downloads after predefined filters

Just because I was curious, Deluge comes with(disabled by default):

Blocklist Importer

Code: [Select]
Download and import various IP blocklists.

Currently this plugin can handle PeerGuardian (binary and text),
SafePeer and Emule lists.  PeerGuardian 7zip format files are not
supported.  Files may be specified as URLs or locations on the local
filesystem.

FlexRSS:

Code: [Select]
Advanced RSS scraper

This plugin is similar in purpose to Mark Adamson's excellent RSS Broadcatcher, but targets a more advanced audience. It is extremely powerful, configurable, unforgiving, and difficult.
(Scary!!)

SimpleRSS:

Code: [Select]
Download Torrents automatically from SimpleRSS Feeds

Add RSS feeds on the 'Feeds' tab, then add filters for TV shows (or whatever) on the 'Filters' tab. Double-click entries on the 'Torrents' tab to download extra torrents from the feeds. The Options are pretty self-explanatary.

WebUI:

Code: [Select]
A Web based User Interface

Firefox greasemonkey script: http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/12639

Remotely add a file: "curl -F torrent=@./test1.torrent -F pwd=deluge http://localhost:8112/remote/torrent/add"

Advanced template is only tested on firefox and garanteed not to work in IE6

Plus some other 'default' plugins.

I don't use them, so can't say how well they currently work. :P


Offline sloggerK

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Re: What's the best bittorrent client?
« Reply #47 on: November 26, 2007, 04:55:19 am »
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Using µtorrent and are happy with it.
features that I use and are built in.
- ipfilter.dat - blocklist
- webserver - remote control
- RSS - catching RSS feed, auto downloads after predefined filters
Just because I was curious, Deluge comes with(disabled by default):
Blocklist Importer
Code: [Select]
Download and import various IP blocklists.
Currently this plugin can handle PeerGuardian (binary and text),
SafePeer and Emule lists.  PeerGuardian 7zip format files are not
supported.  Files may be specified as URLs or locations on the local
filesystem.
FlexRSS:
Code: [Select]
Advanced RSS scraper
This plugin is similar in purpose to Mark Adamson's excellent RSS Broadcatcher, but targets a more advanced audience. It is extremely powerful, configurable, unforgiving, and difficult.
(Scary!!)
SimpleRSS:
Code: [Select]
Download Torrents automatically from SimpleRSS Feeds
Add RSS feeds on the 'Feeds' tab, then add filters for TV shows (or whatever) on the 'Filters' tab. Double-click entries on the 'Torrents' tab to download extra torrents from the feeds. The Options are pretty self-explanatary.
WebUI:
Code: [Select]
A Web based User Interface
Firefox greasemonkey script: http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/12639
Remotely add a file: "curl -F torrent=@./test1.torrent -F pwd=deluge http://localhost:8112/remote/torrent/add"
Advanced template is only tested on firefox and garanteed not to work in IE6
Plus some other 'default' plugins.
I don't use them, so can't say how well they currently work. :P

The blocklist importer works fine, so far as I can tell.
With deluge almost all of the features are implemented as plugins. (As an example, speed limiter is considered a plugin, though it might be enabled by default.)
Another interesting one (IMO) is a scheduler, which changes the max upload/dl behaviours based on the day of the week and time of day.

What I'm curious about is how well it works on windows.
« Last Edit: November 26, 2007, 04:58:30 am by sloggerK »
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Offline Cosmosis

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Re: What's the best bittorrent client?
« Reply #48 on: November 26, 2007, 06:17:37 pm »
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What I'm curious about is how well it works on windows.

Worked pretty well for me, when I had the laptop.

When my fiancee gets back from her business trip, I'll let you know how it goes.(3 weeks to go. :()

Offline Chris122990

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Re: What's the best bittorrent client?
« Reply #49 on: December 08, 2007, 09:20:37 pm »
I have tried many different clients, and I have to say that µTorrent is the best.

Also, just in case you want to add it to the poll (although I don't know why), LimeWire works as a BT client.

Offline CronicHazel

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Re: What's the best bittorrent client?
« Reply #50 on: December 11, 2007, 11:19:55 am »
uTorrent 1.6. Reliable as hell. Although I don't plan on using any of the new versions now that it's being collaborated with mainstream BT. I'm just a little paranoid like that. :P

I'm thinking about trying Deluge or BitTyrant if I'm ever in the need of a new client though.

Azureus is just too resourcehungry for the likes of my laptop. :P

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Re: What's the best bittorrent client?
« Reply #51 on: December 11, 2007, 06:59:16 pm »
I'm really loving Transmission on Mac OS X and Linux, as in the past 6-8 months it's been shaping up really well. In fact it's gotten to the point where I find it much nicer than Azureus despite missing a few features - mainly because it isn't the ugly as hell, slow, clunky beast that Azureus has become. Java sucks hard.



Offline sloggerK

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Re: What's the best bittorrent client?
« Reply #52 on: December 14, 2007, 04:57:55 am »
I'm really loving Transmission on Mac OS X and Linux, as in the past 6-8 months it's been shaping up really well. In fact it's gotten to the point where I find it much nicer than Azureus despite missing a few features - mainly because it isn't the ugly as hell, slow, clunky beast that Azureus has become. Java sucks hard.

Transmission is my backup client, though my version is repo version, 0.72
It seems to be slightly better at throttling than deluge, but otherwise doesn't have as many features.
Still, it's a pretty nice client and if you want something that's really straightforward and just works, it's amazing.
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Re: What's the best bittorrent client?
« Reply #53 on: December 14, 2007, 07:04:03 am »
what? utorrent is still the best

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Offline lemonseed

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Re: What's the best bittorrent client?
« Reply #54 on: December 15, 2007, 07:31:54 am »
nobody reads this thread anymore anyways probably, but

I used to use bittornado on my no-X 1996 IBM computer with many torrents quite fine in 2005, but then got banned for cheating because I gave too many parameters I didn't understand, like superseed, chunk size, when launching launchmany.py, as I was always seeding many torrents for various trackers and wanted  to minimize computer resource usage and avoid getting a letter from Rogers, my ISP while remaining useful.

This year is a different version of bittornado and debian and I'm not messing with parameters to be on the safe side, but now bittornado can handle only a few files. Any more and it starts thrashing the harddrive like crazy, and CPU usage is much higher than before for many files, was 20% for 10 torrents, now  78% for  3 torrents.

If anybody can explain or suggest a better CLI client....

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dual processor Pentium  Pro  200MHz, made in  england case and all trimmings, 64MB ECC SDRAM, 2G swap, 40G 2MB cache 5400 HDD.

Offline Cosmosis

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Re: What's the best bittorrent client?
« Reply #55 on: December 15, 2007, 07:42:59 am »
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Transmission is my backup client, though my version is repo version, 0.72

Probably aware. but GetDeb has a package of Transmission 0.94 up.

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If anybody can explain or suggest a better CLI client....

I have zero experience with it, but have you given rTorrent a try?

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rTorrent is a text-based ncurses BitTorrent client written in C++, based on the libTorrent libraries for UNIX (which is not the libtorrent library developed by Arvid Norberg), with a focus on high performance and good code. The library differentiates itself from other implementations by transferring data directly between file pages mapped to memory by the mmap() function and the network stack. On high-bandwidth connections, it is claimed to be able to seed at many times the speed of the official client.

Or so sayeth wikipedia, anyway.

Anyone using/used Bitswash? Noticed GetDeb has a package for it, as well...but I'm pretty happy with Deluge, for the moment.

Offline DesoNoto

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Re: What's the best bittorrent client?
« Reply #56 on: December 17, 2007, 09:23:15 pm »
Recently switched over to uTorrent 1.6.1. Gotta say I'm liking it more then Azureus. :)

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Re: What's the best bittorrent client?
« Reply #57 on: December 19, 2007, 08:58:00 pm »
i used abc torrent atm seems to work fine be farely stable not suck up to many resources and well it downloads stuff i on average run about 10 torrents at a time and as long as i cut my upload speeds i can still do gaming and all that wonderful stuff with minimum change in performance.

if anyone has any suggestions
i was using bit comet and utorrent but i being completely paranoid ditched both and i think bit comet had just made me very angry at some point and since i am unable to hit software with a hammer i deleted it

Offline HardCopy

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Re: What's the best bittorrent client?
« Reply #58 on: December 19, 2007, 09:55:48 pm »

if anyone has any suggestions


If µTorrent 1.7.5. makes your knees weak use µTorrent 1.6.1.
Or try the Deluge client.

I would go for Deluge as my fallback client

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Re: What's the best bittorrent client?
« Reply #59 on: December 25, 2007, 05:21:07 am »
I have installed rtorrent and noticed halving of cpu usage from 4% to 2%, more than halving memory use, and it uses less swap, prolonging the life of drives. Very good client, gives me control I only saw on the windows updated official client and utorrent, choosing files, seeing peers, individual throttling. Thanks for suggesting.

I remember seeing Rakshasa more than a year ago,  but it wasn't released yet, so didn't pay attention.

This is the computer that I have: http://news.zdnet.co.uk/itmanagement/0,1000000308,2064166,00.htm with the original 64MB
I like to use old laptops and internet appliances for every day use.

It's time for me to buy that 100GHz, 64bit, 16GB RAM, 1.6TB HDD SATA computer that I thought in 1997 should come out in 2007. Offtopic, but you all remember how your fav apps had icons saying "MS DOS" 16 bit,  well I thought by this time we'd be using os/2 with little icons for photoshop and fruityloops saying "MS WIN" 32 bit.

and unrelated, I'm coming dangerously close to my ISP Roger's combined up/down load 60GB limit, so they forced me to stop seeding for a while.
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