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pmonk
2005-03-07, 10:19 PM
TTD recomends the following BitTorrent Software:

Azureus (Finally got it installed and running - pretty cool so far)
TorrentSpy (Never used)
g3torrent (Never used)
BitTornado (Used for a long time but giving Azureus)
BitConjurer (Started out but switched to BitTornado)
Another BitTorrent Client (Never used)

All in all - what is considered the best????

Five
2005-03-07, 10:38 PM
TorrentSpy (Never used)
I think you mean TorrentStorm. TorrentSpy is useful, too.

IMO

I think Azereus is the best, but for some reason my system chokes on Java. CPU runs way too high.

TorrentStorm is the next best thing.

ABC is okay, not quite as good as TorrentStorm.

I used BitTornado/Shad0w's a while back and that was pretty good. In fact, TorrentStorm uses BitTornado so I am still using it.

I'm curious about other clients, what are you guys using?

diggrd
2005-03-07, 11:59 PM
I seem to have Java issues with my machine running Azureus as well. :mad:
BitTornado is what I use.

dorrcoq
2005-03-08, 02:58 AM
Azureus really slowed my computer down. I like ABC a lot.

RainDawg
2005-03-08, 08:16 AM
I use Azureus, but it's true that the fact that it runs inside of a Java runtime will slow the computer down a bit. My second choice would be G3Torrent, and if I couldn't run java on my computer smoothly, that's what I'd choose.

SIBLY
2005-03-08, 08:39 AM
I never had a problem with Shad0w. But then JamToThis installed a new tracker and I can't use it there for my VH fix (got a 'you must upgrade' error). But I still use it everywhere else.

So I tried BitComent, but I got 'stop hammering the tracker' errors at ezt. It seems that is a known issue with no workaround, so out it goes.

BitTornado site has been down for over 2 months, so I don't have that. But that was my upgrade choice, based on recommendations at ro and my good luck with Shad0w.

So Shad0w it is , for now...

ffooky
2005-03-08, 08:40 AM
Is there something about Windows or the Intel architecture that makes Java such an issue ? Azureus usually uses about 10-12% CPU on my eMac and even my lowly 350mHz iMac doesn't seem any slower when it's running, though it'd be hard to notice.

Beleaguered
2005-03-08, 09:05 AM
FYI...BitTorrent 4.0 (the official client from Bram Cohen) was released yesterday (3/7):
http://www.bittorrent.com/bittorrent_versions.html

BitTornado site has been down for over 2 months, so I don't have that. But that was my upgrade choice, based on recommendations at ro and my good luck with Shad0w.

So Shad0w it is , for now...
BitTornado = TheSHAD0W's client
The site works for me...http://bittornado.com/

Five
2005-03-08, 09:08 AM
BitTornado site has been down for over 2 months, so I don't have that. But that was my upgrade choice, based on recommendations at ro and my good luck with Shad0w.

So Shad0w it is , for now...
there is something funny with the BitTornado site... I just went there and firefox couldn't download anything. The torrents won't work, but I managed to download the stable and unstable versions to my desktop using my download manager.

here's a link to a good freeware download manager:
http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/download.htm

here's the links I just used to successfully download the two most recent versions of BitTornado:

EXPERIMENTAL:
T-0.3.10
http://download.bittornado.com/download/BitTornado-0.3.10-w32install.exe

STABLE:
T-0.3.7
http://download.bittornado.com/download/BitTornado-0.3.7-w32install.exe

pmonk
2005-03-08, 09:42 AM
I just started using Azureus yesterday (finally got the panel in English). I have not seen any slowness and pretty cool to use (even though I have no idea what half they shit it is telling me)

Bust
2005-03-08, 09:47 AM
I'm a huge Azureus fan. It also killed the desktop I used to use, but when I got my new notebook I got a pretty good processor (1.8 GHz) and I loaded it up with 1 GB of RAM. Now I can run Azureus along with other programs with no slowdown at all.

lostboy
2005-03-08, 12:39 PM
I used shadow for my first year or so....then went to Azureus last Sep/Oct. I love Azureus. Great to have just one window, lots of info, easy to get details with a few clicks. If you need to reboot, just close the window and and when it's reopened, it recalls what torrents were open.

jcrab66
2005-03-08, 01:38 PM
i've never had any problems with torrentstorm

TheMamba
2005-03-08, 02:09 PM
Have never had any slowdown issues with Azureus.

The interface is nice - like lostboy said, great to have everything in one nice little window.

SIBLY
2005-03-08, 03:42 PM
FYI...BitTorrent 4.0 (the official client from Bram Cohen) was released yesterday (3/7):
http://www.bittorrent.com/bittorrent_versions.html


BitTornado = TheSHAD0W's client
The site works for me...http://bittornado.com/

I know this: BitTornado = TheSHAD0W's client, that is why I want it.

2 months, I get this (see attachment)

farmstar
2005-03-08, 04:02 PM
I use G3 95% of the time with no trouble whatso ever, azureus is my second choice. They both have alot of the same features and each have a couple that would be nice to see in the other.

Farmstar

cmaz
2005-03-08, 04:15 PM
The first client i downloaded was SHAD0WS experimental S-5.8.7. i think it was not long after this that BitTornado came out, but i've never had any problems with the experimental client.

Am i missing anything by not upgrading?

dadgad
2005-03-08, 04:45 PM
I moved from Shadows S-5.8.7 to Azureus and I find it a breakthrough.
Great is the possibility to choose any single file of the torrent, very useful if you want to check a show avoiding to download it in its entirety.

SIBLY
2005-03-08, 04:48 PM
The first client i downloaded was SHAD0WS experimental S-5.8.7. i think it was not long after this that BitTornado came out, but i've never had any problems with the experimental client.

Am i missing anything by not upgrading?
I had a problem at another tracker with that client (which I still use, btw). I got this error:

ERROR - rejected by tracker - unsupported tracker protocol - please upgrade your client :wtf:

This caused me to go get a new one. I need my VH fix.

SIBLY
2005-03-08, 04:49 PM
I moved from Shadows S-5.8.7 to Azureus and I find it a breakthrough.
Great is the possibility to choose any single file of the torrent, very useful if you want to check a show avoiding to download it in its entirety.
BitComet allows that too. Does BitTornado?

diggrd
2005-03-09, 02:51 AM
Yes if you go to details you can right click and choose
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v286/diggrd/stg/detail.jpg

Beleaguered
2005-03-09, 09:29 AM
2 months, I get this (see attachment)
Again, no problems accessing http://bittornado.com here. See if http://66.90.104.135 works.

uhclem
2005-03-09, 11:57 AM
The first client i downloaded was SHAD0WS experimental S-5.8.7. i think it was not long after this that BitTornado came out, but i've never had any problems with the experimental client.

Am i missing anything by not upgrading?
You really should move up to BitTornado v0.3.7 at least as it's the latest stable version.

You can even download it via bittorrent:

ssamadhi97
2005-03-09, 01:59 PM
http://bitsonwheels.com/

:lol ! this client looks very amusing.

paddington
2005-03-09, 02:23 PM
http://bitsonwheels.com/

:lol ! this client looks very amusing.

Hey - that's actually pretty cool. Look how much information is illustrated with just one display!


http://bitsonwheels.com/scr05.jpg

I hope they port it to x86 when it's stable. Looks really neat (assuming it'll work, of course)

TheMamba
2005-03-09, 03:43 PM
Wow. Pretty intense.

Horace
2005-03-09, 06:17 PM
I use ABC.
It is wonderful. Very easy and good speeds.
:D
Horace

uhclem
2005-03-09, 07:48 PM
Speeds have nothing to do with what client you use. Speeds have to do with bandwidth, firewalling, seeding of the torrent, etc. When it comes to speeds all clients are the same.