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bittorrent rubbish?

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by The Running Man, 13 Jul 2006.

  1. The Running Man

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 35,370

    Location: block 16, cell 12

    hii all, i have been using bittorrent as a torrnt client for a few weeks and noticed some poor traits in its functionality/programming.

    i have just arrived home to find out that the file i was downloading has been downloading at Zero Kb/s.

    so i click, download later. then back to that file click download now.

    wa-hey its now back to 20kb/s.

    so while ive been at work its been downloading Zero for god knows how long, and it takes a manual effort for it to rejoin and start downloading faster again.

    what is that all about? surely it should auto chop and change who/weher it downloads from to ensure a minimum speed? not just stop and sit there?
     
  2. Scythe

    Soldato

    Joined: 23 Jun 2005

    Posts: 5,335

    use uTorrent, it doesnt need installing, so it can run from usb stick or what ever and uses 2mb of RAM at most.

    http://www.utorrent.com/
     
  3. theredguy

    Banned

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,195

    Location: Forest of Dean

    Seconded for Utorrent.

    :)
     
  4. P_A_N_I_C

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 12 Feb 2004

    Posts: 1,810

    Location: Sunny Sheffield

    3rded :)
     
  5. Simmy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Dec 2003

    Posts: 2,234

    Location: Bristol

    4th...ded?
     
  6. Energize

    Caporegime

    Joined: 12 Mar 2004

    Posts: 28,977

    Location: England

    Its probably stopped downloading because theres no seeds or tons of leechers.
     
  7. gam3r

    Mobster

    Joined: 20 Jun 2005

    Posts: 3,789

    Location: London..

    utorrent is slow for me. I use azurues even though its a major system hog but it is unbeaten for features and functionaility..
     
  8. Energize

    Caporegime

    Joined: 12 Mar 2004

    Posts: 28,977

    Location: England

    Utorrent is very slow for me as well I use bitcomet.
     
  9. Hamish

    Mobster

    Joined: 14 Apr 2003

    Posts: 4,955

    Location: Deepest Yorkshire

    Azuerus rules!
     
  10. Bezinator

    Gangster

    Joined: 10 Jul 2006

    Posts: 456

    Location: Brighton

    bitcomet is good :)
     
  11. Jimbu

    Hitman

    Joined: 10 Mar 2004

    Posts: 792

    Location: Oxford

    Azureus :o
     
  12. MR_Punk

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 23 Mar 2004

    Posts: 7,951

    Location: Up t'north

    uTorrent for the ubber win tbh!!!! Ive never had a problem with it, best speeds and never crashes.

    +44
     
  13. Keylow

    PermaBanned

    Joined: 8 Mar 2005

    Posts: 854

    Utorrent is amazing.
     
  14. A2Z

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 9 May 2005

    Posts: 8,405

    Location: London

    azureus is only for cool people :cool:
     
  15. MikGriff

    Mobster

    Joined: 21 Nov 2002

    Posts: 3,908

    Location: Accrington, Lancashire

    Anyone who is anyone uses uTorrent.
     
  16. MikGriff

    Mobster

    Joined: 21 Nov 2002

    Posts: 3,908

    Location: Accrington, Lancashire

    Cool people who like thier programs to eat memory?
     
  17. UKTopGun

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 Feb 2006

    Posts: 1,984

    Location: London

    My favourites are:
    ĀµTorrent
    Azureus
    BitComet
    BitLord

    Currently I use ĀµTorrent. Its fab.
     
  18. Energize

    Caporegime

    Joined: 12 Mar 2004

    Posts: 28,977

    Location: England

    Who like their programs to have lots of features, and who don't care that it uses 1MB of memory more than other programs probably. ;)
     
  19. Kainz

    Capodecina

    Joined: 15 Dec 2002

    Posts: 21,995

    Location: In a cowfield, London, UK

    I've been using Az for ages and never changed client because it is THE BT client tbh. However since Chkdsk shish kebabed my Windows partition a few days ago, I tried out uTorrent and was stunned. It's changed so much since the earlier versions!

    I'm sticking to it now because it's got enough features now to replace Az for me. All in a single 170k executable!
     
  20. MR_Punk

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 23 Mar 2004

    Posts: 7,951

    Location: Up t'north

    try about 50 at least!

    +44