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Best Torrent Client?

By h_pavon ยท 33 replies
Aug 17, 2004
  1. felixen21

    felixen21 TS Rookie

    hope it's okay I resurrect this topic..

    I see one of you said your dl speed depends on dl/ul ratio... I use Azureus.. what's the recommened ratio if I have a 6mb/768kb connection?
  2. dtgbrown

    dtgbrown TS Rookie

    I have the same except half the upload speed of your connection. I cap it at 15, so try 30 and see how it works. I've never had problems reaching my maximum DL with it capped at 15 for UL...
  3. matt2971

    matt2971 TS Rookie Posts: 28

    uTorrent and Azureus were the top choices for a long time because they had the best feature sets.

    Azureus' main drawback is that it's very heavy, since it's written in javascript in order to be cross-platform.

    uTorrent was and is fantastic - all the features but with a very light footprint. Problem is, it is closed source, and the guy who created it sold it on to Bram Cohen's BitTorrent company, and Bram is now shacked-up with the big corps trying to push pay services. So, unless you are using your P2P for nothing but very legal downloads, I'd not go anywhere neat uTorrent anymore.

    A possible successor to uTorrent's crown is the open source Halite (http://www.binarynotions.com/forum/), but it's still in quite early development.

    personally I don't do a huge amount of torrenting, so I'm quite happy to use my favourite multi-network client - Shareaza - to also handle my bittorrent trafiic. Sure, it's not got the bells and whistles of other BT clients, but it's a nice feeling being able to search and download from eDonkey, Gnuttela, G2 and BT simultaneously without opening 101 apps.
  4. Xeek

    Xeek TS Rookie

    When you have a program like a torrent client throttled to upload at the maximum. Your other programs aren't going to be able to communicate with the net very easily (if at all). I have road runner and I get upload like 40kb/s total. Inside most torrent clients, you can throttle the maximum upload. I changed mine to 10kb/s. My download speeds jumped higher on my torrents and my other softwares (internet explorer, aim, yahoo, etc) they all worked like I wasn't downloading anything at all.

    If you want your share ratio to improve on a torrent site, re-up the maximum upload rate and walk away. When you come back, Internet explorer, etc will not find the 'net easy. Lower the max upload again and bam, it all works just fine and your torrent download speeds increase. It's amazing!

    BTW, lowering your upload rate will NOT affect your download speeds.
  5. mrtraver

    mrtraver TS Guru Posts: 363   +59

    any new opinions?

    I started to post a similar thread until I saw this one. What do people think now? I won't use it often, and care more about ease of use and a light footprint than all the bells and whistles. I will rarely be downloading more than one thing at a time.
  6. gguerra

    gguerra TS Maniac Posts: 317

    Utorrent, just make sure to open up the appropriate port if you are using a router.. Runs fast and is not a cpu hog. Azureus is horrible for that.
  7. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +36

    uTorrent is the all-round best by far.
  8. wii-ste

    wii-ste TS Rookie Posts: 163

    I would second this suggestion. uTorrent does the same to me on my ADSL connection and Azureus did the same on my previous cable connection.

    With my ADSL at the moment, uTorrent freezes my connection (including local network) if I upload over about 150KBps. Try limiting it - start low and work up until it freezes - then you'll get an idea of how fast you can let it go.

    Good luck!
  9. mrtraver

    mrtraver TS Guru Posts: 363   +59

    Thanks for the quick replies! utorrent has been universally recommended here and on another board where I posed the question.
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