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Re: Yes I have a Mac, where to go from here...
« Reply #345 on: December 03, 2018, 05:20:34 PM »
Still moving into my new MacBook Air... What's the Bit Torrent client people use on Mac now? Still Transmission?

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Re: Yes I have a Mac, where to go from here...
« Reply #346 on: December 03, 2018, 05:31:35 PM »

I'm on qbittorrent and I'd recommend it.

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Re: Yes I have a Mac, where to go from here...
« Reply #347 on: December 03, 2018, 11:19:07 PM »
Still moving into my new MacBook Air... What's the Bit Torrent client people use on Mac now? Still Transmission?
personally I like Deluge the best. Use it for casual torrenting on Linux, it has a Mac client too.

If you're doing heavy duty, hundreds or thousands of torrents, it has issues. I've only used rtorrent successfully there, and you can homebrew install it quite easily. And you can install a graphical front end for it if you need to
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Re: Yes I have a Mac, where to go from here...
« Reply #348 on: December 04, 2018, 08:32:39 AM »
Iíve stuck with Transmission but donít use their auto-update after that last fiasco.  Itís pretty fast and I like the configurable options a lot, so donít have much of a reason to change unless they decide to start installing backdoors again...
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Re: Yes I have a Mac, where to go from here...
« Reply #349 on: December 04, 2018, 10:25:56 AM »
Installed QBittorrent for now based on this and twitter responses...

We'll see.

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Re: Yes I have a Mac, where to go from here...
« Reply #350 on: December 04, 2018, 10:33:46 AM »
Installed QBittorrent for now based on this and twitter responses...

We'll see.

I can't speak to the Mac experience, but as a Windows user I love QBittorent.  It's a lot like what uTorrent was like before it turned to crap. 
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Re: Yes I have a Mac, where to go from here...
« Reply #351 on: December 04, 2018, 03:12:56 PM »
what's wrong with utorrent?
I don't torrent that much anymore but haven't noticed anything - maybe I'm not observant enough
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Re: Yes I have a Mac, where to go from here...
« Reply #352 on: December 04, 2018, 04:06:57 PM »
Maybe too many people complained and it's back to normal now, but a few years ago it got loaded up with ads and you had to jump through hoops to get them to go away. 
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Re: Yes I have a Mac, where to go from here...
« Reply #353 on: December 04, 2018, 04:32:14 PM »
no ads
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Re: Yes I have a Mac, where to go from here...
« Reply #354 on: February 11, 2019, 03:06:17 PM »
FINALLY - someone made a good Acestream app for Mac!  It's still just in a WINE bottle but it works and is way better than the last shitty version of this that had been floating about for years.  If you want to watch some awesome streams from the underbelly of the interwebs, enjoy: https://acestreamformac.squarespace.com/
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Re: Yes I have a Mac, where to go from here...
« Reply #355 on: February 11, 2019, 03:20:22 PM »

When I bought my MacMini in 2013 a 1TB Fusion drive was not that expensive.  I have about 750GB used on my internal Mac HDD.
New Macs have SSD drives and get super expensive if you want more than 256GB of storage.

If you have a 128GB iPhone you can't even backup your device without taking up half or all of your internal storage.

Less of a question and more of a WTF and How The Fuck and I'm going to replace this Mac Mini.

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Re: Yes I have a Mac, where to go from here...
« Reply #356 on: February 11, 2019, 06:08:44 PM »

When I bought my MacMini in 2013 a 1TB Fusion drive was not that expensive.  I have about 750GB used on my internal Mac HDD.
New Macs have SSD drives and get super expensive if you want more than 256GB of storage.

If you have a 128GB iPhone you can't even backup your device without taking up half or all of your internal storage.

Less of a question and more of a WTF and How The Fuck and I'm going to replace this Mac Mini.
What kind of Mac are you looking at? Another Mini? Because if you're getting the 2018 mini, the storage is soldered onto the board, so you cannot upgrade it.

If you're looking at 2016+ Macbook Pros, you have the same issue as the 2018 mini.

If you're looking at 2012-2015 Macbook Pro Retinas, those can be upgraded with an adapter (see below) and a M.2 drive for the cheapest storage upgrade.

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Re: Yes I have a Mac, where to go from here...
« Reply #357 on: April 02, 2019, 06:17:39 PM »

Downloaded Pine Player from the Mac App Store for SHN/FLAC playback.  Nice simple WinAmp style player.

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Re: Yes I have a Mac, where to go from here...
« Reply #358 on: April 03, 2019, 11:36:42 AM »

Downloaded Pine Player from the Mac App Store for SHN/FLAC playback.  Nice simple WinAmp style player.

Going to check that out- thanks!

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Re: Yes I have a Mac, where to go from here...
« Reply #359 on: April 03, 2019, 11:39:55 AM »

Downloaded Pine Player from the Mac App Store for SHN/FLAC playback.  Nice simple WinAmp style player.

Going to check that out- thanks!


Im still using VLC mostly but ill have to check this out