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Best torrent client.....

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by StevieP, 9 May 2006.

  1. StevieP


    Joined: 2 Jan 2004

    Posts: 7,250

    Location: Chesterfield

    Can anyone recommend me the best torrent client. I have used Bitcomet in the past but found it wasnt very fast with my new 8mb line speed!!

    Since then I've been using Azereus but I've heard people say its rubbish.....

    Anyone got any recommedations.....I've heard a few people say utorrent is OK??? Any opinions??


  2. 3dcandy


    Joined: 18 Jun 2003

    Posts: 4,368

    Location: Rugeley

    I have used bitlord, but that gets bad press too!
    Problem is, once I remember to change I have some torrents on the go, and then forget again!
  3. aaazza


    Joined: 24 Sep 2003

    Posts: 928

    Location: Bedfordshire

    I switched to utorrent fairly recently, it is a pretty good client, fast loading, low memory usage. No complaints, does what it has to do well.


  4. MR_Punk


    Joined: 23 Mar 2004

    Posts: 8,003

    Location: Up t'north

    A Second vote here for uTorrent - an excellent application that uses hardly any memory and has a nice interface!

  5. DanMc07


    Joined: 6 Oct 2005

    Posts: 4,040

    I find Azureus, uTorrent and Bittornado all very good
  6. Kol


    Joined: 8 Jan 2003

    Posts: 13,995

    Location: London

    I have tried a few, my top one is now Azureus. I had been using bitcomet for a while before hand, but found Azurues to be more reliable.
  7. smids


    Joined: 18 Dec 2004

    Posts: 6,568

    Location: London/Kent

    Always used BitTornado. Downloaded ubuntu Linux yesterday with it and it was as reliable as ever.
  8. Azraeluk


    Joined: 12 Nov 2005

    Posts: 669

    Location: Doncaster, South Yorks

    Another vote for uTorrent, runs lovely and works with hot folders makes it ideal for a stand alone remote downloader machine ;)
  9. LoadsaMoney


    Joined: 8 Jul 2003

    Posts: 30,062

    Location: In a house

    Using Azureus here, was using Torrentstorm for years, but changed to Azureus as i was getting crap d/l rates for months, Azureus is great, never had any probs with it, and i get cracking d/l speeds to. :)
  10. CSA

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Apr 2006

    Posts: 2,258

    Location: Lancashire

    Bittornado , ive used it for a couple of years now and never had issues with it , ive tried nearly every other client there is but always end up back with tornado as its soooo easy to use and has a very simple GUI :)
  11. EVH


    Joined: 11 Mar 2004

    Posts: 28,830

    Location: Wales

    PC- uTorrent

    Mac- Bits on Wheels
  12. sja360


    Joined: 28 Jul 2003

    Posts: 4,005

    Location: Dundee

    uTorrent here also, used bitlord before, but tbh uTorrent is incredible effecient it barely sucks up the memory or cpu usage and its a simple to use program (providing you dont go flaffin about with advanced settings)
  13. Keylow


    Joined: 8 Mar 2005

    Posts: 854

    uTorrent - especially for those whose bit torrent downloads are throttled.
  14. Tosk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Jan 2005

    Posts: 1,302

    Location: Stoke on Trent

    i use Azureus, uTorrent
  15. E1mo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Dec 2002

    Posts: 1,509

    Azureus on my Mac. OS X is seriously lacking any decent native (eg. not Java) Torrent clients, especially with more advanced features such as RC4 packet encryption.
  16. Amp34


    Joined: 25 Jul 2005

    Posts: 28,855

    Location: Canada

    Bitlord is the best one i've tried, I found its better than Azureus, which uses way to many resources.
  17. EVH


    Joined: 11 Mar 2004

    Posts: 28,830

    Location: Wales

    You got three choices...

    Tomato Torrent
    Bits on Wheels

    Not sure which of them offer RC4 packet encryption but they're waaaaay better than Azureus - check them out mate :cool:
  18. bikes

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 Sep 2004

    Posts: 1,590

    Location: on the road

    Another vote for uTorrent here :D
  19. E1mo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Dec 2002

    Posts: 1,509

    I've tried all of those EVH, Transmission is definitely the nicest but is seriously lacking on the features front.

    RC4 encryption is a must for anybody on a throttled ADSLMax connection.
  20. LoadsaMoney


    Joined: 8 Jul 2003

    Posts: 30,062

    Location: In a house

    Im trying Utorrent again, seems differnt to the last time i tried it, which was ohh months ago now, getting cracking rates from it though, does it matter that ive still got Azureus on my system, or is it ok as long as i dont set em both away, as i fancy seeing how this goes for a while now. :)