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Posted: 26 May 05, 05:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have a new PC and install new software. As yet I used burst! but the big downside of the client is that it is impossible to seed/leech two files at the same time (or I never found out how to)Which client can you recommend? It should be easy to use...


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Posted: 26 May 05, 05:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have Shadow's Bittorrent client and can seed/download several torrents at the same time. Eventhough it doesn't scan the downloaded files for viruses, I like it a lot.

EDIT: It's called BiTornado these days :) I still have the old version which was named as Shadow's Experimental Bittorrent client

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Posted: 26 May 05, 05:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Along with Riku, I use BitTornado client and I'm rather comfortable with it. You can use more torrents together (each in its own window), statistics of torrents is OK, setup of program too. I've tried another programs too (TurboTorrent, Azureus), but Java based clients (Azureus) seemed to slowing comp (and more to it, Azureus hasn't worked good with my router), TurboTorrent has had some problems, etc. I stayed by BitTornado.

In case, you'd try BitTornado only small recomendation. Last version (0.3.12) has small bug in it (if you end program, it sometimes shows error window - it has no influence on torrents though). Verse 0.3.10 is without glitches.


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Posted: 26 May 05, 06:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I can only add thatAzureus is indeed a resource hog. I'm at the point of un-installing because it slows the computer to almost a standstill. If you have a powerful pc, it would be worth a try though. It's easy to use and full of functions.


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Posted: 26 May 05, 07:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I use ABC (another bittorent client) and it works really fine

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Posted: 26 May 05, 07:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Azureus

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Posted: 26 May 05, 08:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I use Shareaza, and it works fine for me. I first installed it to use it as a multi-network downloader, as it also accesses gnutella and others, but I ended up never having the time.

The only feature I didn't find was a tool to open incomplete downloads, but eventually I found another piece of software that can do it with Shareaza files. Happy user, here :)

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Posted: 26 May 05, 10:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

there are so many! i'd say Bitcomet - someone here recommended it (sorry cant remember who!) i've never ad any probs with it.


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Posted: 26 May 05, 10:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Azureus, because it's the most versatile client.

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Posted: 26 May 05, 10:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Arnaldo "Ogre-" Silveira wrote:



The only feature I didn't find was a tool to open incomplete downloads, but eventually I found another piece of software that can do it with Shareaza files. Happy user, here :)



I can't open incomplete downloads on Shareaza.. what do you have to do? :S :'(

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Posted: 26 May 05, 11:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bitlord works well for me


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Posted: 26 May 05, 13:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree, ABC is best. I've been using it for nearly 2 years and never had any problems. Very simple to use. I've tried others out of curiosity but have always found myself coming back to ABC.

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Posted: 26 May 05, 17:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

SomebodyToLoveMe wrote:

I can't open incomplete downloads on Shareaza.. what do you have to do? :S :'(


I fixed a Shareaza 94% download without finishing it. There was no progress was at sight, so I was desperate! That was when I finally found this piece of software:

http://www.elitebastards.com/hanners/shareaza/shareazabittorrenttemporaryfilechopper.zip

I knew this software via this website, on the "Using third-party tools" part:
http://www.elitebastards.com/page.php?pageid=3338&head=1&comments=1

Maybe it won't work for everybody, but it worked for me as a desperate measure.

Anyway, I can't guarantee the software is safe, so you'll have to decide whether to use it AT THEIR OWN RISK. Good luck!

Cheers,

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Posted: 26 May 05, 17:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Another vote for ABC

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Posted: 26 May 05, 19:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you very much for all the helpful suggestions. Looks like ABC is based on BitTornado, so I'll try this first.


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Posted: 27 May 05, 00:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Azureus, because it also vacuums the house while it downloads.


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