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Mac, bit torrent, proxy

Is there any Mac Bit Torrent client that properly uses a SOCKS proxy (allowing username) other than Vuze?
posted by xmutex on Dec 5, 2015 - 1 answer

How do I only allow BitTorrent downloads when my Mac is at home?

I would like Transmission, my OS X BitTorrent client, to only download and upload torrents when I'm on my home Wi-Fi network, and to stop all activity automatically when I'm not on this network. How can I achieve this? I'm open to using different software if need be.
posted by Richard Holden on Mar 27, 2014 - 9 answers

Feel free to take anything you want from me. Ok... maybe not so much.

Why is my DSL connection getting clogged by Bittorrent even after closing it? [more inside]
posted by Fermin on Sep 27, 2013 - 15 answers

Is the Copyright Alert System actualy being used?

It was big news in February that the major United States ISPs were going to start monitoring users' BitTorrent activity and issuing "six strikes" warnings against the owners of accounts used for piracy. But since the program went live, there's been almost no coverage of it that I can find, and I've gotten more and more curious - is the system actually working? Are there statistics available about the number of alerts that go out? Have any MeFites been the subject of one (or not been the subject of one despite continuing to download)? You'd think there would be something out there, but even sites like Ars Technica don't seem to have done much follow-up coverage.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish on Aug 10, 2013 - 3 answers

Hard drives of Aaron Swartz

According to The Economist, before Aaron Swartz died he expressed his desire that all the contents of his hard drives were made publicly available. Are they available online anywhere? BitTorrent?
posted by sindark on Feb 28, 2013 - 7 answers

State of Bittorrent in 2013

What's a quality Bittorrent site in 2013? Demonoid is down, and TPB has no focus on quality. My interests are in film and music, with an experimental bent.
posted by dunkadunc on Jan 19, 2013 - 22 answers

WIFI networking: two routers on the same network

Hi, I am trying to set up a surplus router as a NAS and torrent appliance, to integrate into an existing network. The setup will use two routers, one to provide network and internet to everyone, the other will use TomatoUSB and will be dedicated to torrenting. [more inside]
posted by Mokusatsu on Jan 13, 2013 - 7 answers

Can I Use A Legitimate Windows 7 CD Key with an Illegal Copy and Not Run Foul of MS?

I have a genuine copy of Windows 7 Ultimate which i have previously installed and activated through Microsoft. I wanted to reinstall Windows today but I've found the DVD has somehow been scratched and my DVD drive refuses to read the disc. If i download a copy of Windows 7 from BitTorrent and install it using my genuine CD key, will I get into any trouble? Will it even work? If not, what are my options?
posted by Effigy2000 on Oct 16, 2012 - 9 answers

Après toi, pas de déluge

How can I limit bandwidth to Computer 1 when Computers 1 & 2 are connected to the internet? Port-forwarding, and BitTorrent. [more inside]
posted by pH Indicating Socks on Jan 17, 2012 - 17 answers

I'm no buccaneer, and I'm not trying to hornswaggle anyone, but I would like to hang the RIAA from the yardarm.

Are there any significant US organizations similar to Piratbyrån? [more inside]
posted by WhitenoisE on Aug 6, 2011 - 1 answer

How do I optimize my network traffic when a user is sucking a ton of bandwidth with torrents?

I'm pretty sure one of my housemates is killing our network by clogging it with her bittorrent traffic. Is there anything I can do, without access to her computer, to make the internet work properly? [more inside]
posted by TurkishGolds on Jan 11, 2011 - 26 answers

Help me make a torrent... torrent.

[BitTorrentFilter] I've made a torrent (of an interesting collection of music videos) that I want to distribute. Research about recent reliable trackers led me to use the one provided by PublicBitTorrent. But test-launching the torrent file from another computer shows me that no downloading (nor corresponding uploading) occurs. Is it the tracker, or what else might I have done wrong? [more inside]
posted by progosk on Dec 27, 2010 - 12 answers

Ok, I'll stop. Now leave me alone.

YANML. Please help me find a lawyer to resolve a subpoena sent to my ISP, and give me an idea of what to expect from this situation. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 6, 2010 - 8 answers

How can I restrict bittorrent bandwidth on a home network?

How can I restrict bittorrent bandwidth on a home network? [more inside]
posted by beerbajay on Nov 8, 2010 - 15 answers

For Once I Want the Ads

Where can I find news shows online with ads? [more inside]
posted by 47triple2 on Oct 16, 2010 - 2 answers

If you wrap the Internet around every person on the planet and spin the planet, software flows in the network.

BitTorrent Client recommendation [more inside]
posted by Mitheral on Aug 17, 2010 - 17 answers

bittorrent won't work on Macbook

Why won't Bittorrent work on my Macbook pro? [more inside]
posted by fucker on Mar 2, 2010 - 4 answers

How do I move my torrents to a new location but have my bt client still find them?

Moving my collection of Torrents... I'm usuing uTorrent and the drive my torrents (the .torrent files and the files themselves) are on is nearly full. So, I moved them to a new drive, changed the location in uTorrent's preferences... and the program can't seem to find any of them. I read the manual/faq and the things it says to do aren't possible (the settings they mention don't exist). Suggestions? OS X.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy on Feb 22, 2010 - 13 answers

Combining partial bittorrent downloads.

Can I combine two partial bittorrent downloads? (OSX Leopard, Transmission) [more inside]
posted by pompomtom on Oct 5, 2009 - 13 answers

How to make my LaCie 5big NAS better?

LaCie 5Big NAS hacks/modifications/tricks? [more inside]
posted by Señor Pantalones on Sep 13, 2009 - 4 answers

A legal and moral question about downloading...

A moral question about downloading... [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Jul 16, 2009 - 39 answers

What's a similarly-functioning alternative to mininova.org for finding torrents?

What's a similarly-functioning alternative to mininova.org for finding torrents? [more inside]
posted by chudmonkey on Jul 4, 2009 - 22 answers

I need to host lan torrents for a lanparty coming up.

I'm looking at an efficient way to distribute large files to multiple computers over my lan, I need to know how to do this and whats involved. I was thinking that since I have a dedicated server in my home that hosting the files via private lan'd bit torrent would be the weapon of choice as the file transfer speed increases exponentially. My server is running a version of ubuntu so whatever software I will need must run in ubuntu. The clients downloading the files will probably be running windows boxes so Utorrent can be used and would be preferred. Are there any specific things that I need to turn on in Utorrent to do this via lan or will it essentially be seamless as long as the tracker is my server? [more inside]
posted by Chamunks on Jun 17, 2009 - 11 answers

Why is there an Intel advert in my downloads folder?

Yesterday I found a mysterious mkv file in my Azureus downloads folder. I opened it and it turned out to be an advert for Intel. I promptly deleted it but it showed up again the next day. Has Intel started putting adverts in bittorrent files?
posted by Andy Harwood on May 22, 2009 - 7 answers

The sound from a movie download comes out of two speakers, but what about 5.1?

These days a lot of movie viewing takes place from digital files sitting on a computer and downloaded from BitTorrent. In this environment, is it worth having a 5.1 type surround sound audio decoder? Do most of the movie files on BitTorrent come encoded as multi-channel surround sound these days? And to output 5.1 digital surround from a computer what does one need? A special sound card? Some kind of surround sound decoder separate attached to the computer via its optical out?
posted by skylar on May 4, 2009 - 11 answers

Help me port forward with my new router, please!

Bittorrent hell with new router! [more inside]
posted by proj on Mar 28, 2009 - 4 answers

Seeding torrents on new computer

I recently changed computers and want to continue to seed a bunch of torrents, but have lost the original tracker files. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by cgs on Mar 21, 2009 - 2 answers

Kraftwerk is just out of my reach!

How can I change file extensions on a group of files "in bulk", specifically from .flac to .mp3? Keywords: iTunes, Mac, OS X. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 30, 2008 - 17 answers

Leggo my torrento

Why have my torrent downloads suddenly stopped? Is it my ISP? If yes, are they allowed to do that? [more inside]
posted by Brodiggitty on Nov 4, 2008 - 16 answers

Ugly bittorrent ratio needs a facelift

Is there any software of Mac OS X that will protect my bittorrent seed/leech ratio? I'm looking for something like GreedyTorrent, but for mac. Obviously, freeware is preferred but I'm willing to hear any suggestions. [more inside]
posted by alitorbati on Oct 1, 2008 - 7 answers

How to record streaming presidential debate?

How can I record a video stream from CNN this Friday? [more inside]
posted by maus on Sep 25, 2008 - 4 answers

How to stop torrents at work?

I'm sure this question will not make me the most popular student at the dance, but is there a way to identify (via IP) machines running BitTorrent clients within an internal network (ie. work)? My company has around 50 employees, and the old, "Please don't torrent at work" doesn't seem to be doing much good anymore. It brings our email and web browsing to a near standstill, and dropping by the "usual suspects" is not only tiresome, but doesn't seem to find all the sources of traffic any longer. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
posted by numlok on Aug 11, 2008 - 27 answers

Detect bandwidth throttling?

We suspect our ISP is shutting down our internet connection when we use a BitTorrent client and/or throttling bandwidth. Is there any way to detect this? [more inside]
posted by ao4047 on Jul 12, 2008 - 14 answers

Torrents are slowing down my Firefox!

Whenever I run Transmission on OSX, my Firefox browsing slows to a trickle, or simply stops altogether. [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Jun 29, 2008 - 11 answers

How to fix windows premissions for torrented files

Torrented files can't be read by a remote machine until they are cut/pasted. Why, and how to fix it? [more inside]
posted by Four Flavors on Jun 17, 2008 - 2 answers

Help with Bittorrent port fowarding

Just got Verizon FIOS and the wifi access point sucks. So I disabled the wireless portion on the fios router and plugged in a linksys wifi router. Wireless is now kick a** but my bittorrent is slow. I need help with port forwarding. [more inside]
posted by nivekraz on May 9, 2008 - 6 answers

My house of (network) cards has tumbled

I live in a house with 6 other internet hungry people. Help me cater for our needs! [more inside]
posted by puddpunk on Mar 30, 2008 - 11 answers

A bit on bittorrents

Can someone explain to me the magic of bittorrents? [more inside]
posted by barrakuda on Mar 28, 2008 - 14 answers

What's the best way of distributing a DVD over the Internet?

What's the best way of distributing a DVD over the Internet? I'm thinking probably bittorrent for transmission, but what format? ISO? A set of VOBs, etc.? [more inside]
posted by amcewen on Feb 11, 2008 - 20 answers

peer to peer folder sync

Can anyone recommend software to syncronise files between multiple servers ? [more inside]
posted by matholio on Feb 3, 2008 - 14 answers

Is there more to TV online than iTunes?

I wanna download TV to watch on my TV; where do I learn... [more inside]
posted by dpcoffin on Feb 1, 2008 - 16 answers

US TV Shows in Japanese? For free?

How would I go about finding torrents or downloads of popular TV shows dubbed in Japanese? [more inside]
posted by splice on Jan 30, 2008 - 2 answers

Help me design my torrent management system.

I'm looking for tips, tricks, hacks, scripts, and ideas for managing torrents using Linux. [more inside]
posted by christonabike on Jan 26, 2008 - 8 answers

Alternatives to Hotspot Shield

My ISP (Pipex) seems to cripple torrents. When I use Hotspot Shield it seems to get around whatever they are doing and gives me reasonably consistently speedier downloads. But Hotspot Shield has a monthly usage allowance. Are there any alternatives?
posted by lemonfridge on Jan 22, 2008 - 5 answers

Ghost bit-torrent tracker

How do torrents work? [more inside]
posted by daksya on Jan 12, 2008 - 6 answers

Quality Dedicated Hosting that allows Bittorrent Tracker? Have Budget.

I will soon be distributing a bunch of large scientific and research datasets, all entirely legal for redistribution, many as large as a few gigabytes. Bittorrent is the best solution for this. Many respectable webhosting sites don't allow Bittorrent trackers; too many of those that do seem fly-by-night. I have a budget for this and want something respectable and reliable. Recommendations? [more inside]
posted by mrflip on Dec 18, 2007 - 20 answers

Another Bittorrent Question

I've seen this and this,and this. When I'm running Transmission (I used to use Azareus, with the same problems, but I switched because a lot of the trackers I used banned it. I will switch if anyone can suggest a better client) on OSX it kills all of my web browsing. Even when I turn on Speed Limiter there is no web browsing. I'm only downloading one file, with one peer at the moment, for what that's worth. But when I cap upload at 5k, web browsing works again (by the way, I browse with Firefox). That doesn't seem right to me. I have Time Warner Road Runner cable internet and a Netgear WGR614v7 - 54 Mbps Wireless Router. Is there anything I'm overlooking to be able to browse the web while downloading torrents?
posted by apetpsychic on Oct 9, 2007 - 14 answers

Invitation to download

Now that Demonoid is dead, is there another great invite-only torrent site?
posted by four panels on Sep 27, 2007 - 16 answers

Q about DMCA takedown notice I received

Here is my dilemma. Last week I received a DMCA takedown notice from my ISP regarding a TV show that I torrented (is that a word yet?). Do I ignore the message, or give them the information? I know this was wrong, but my thinking was that this was a TV show, and not music, HBO, movies, etc. I guess I was seriously wrong. I deleted the file and uninstalled uTorrent. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 5, 2007 - 18 answers

Torrential Reign

Niche bit torrent sites. [more inside]
posted by Mach3avelli on Aug 29, 2007 - 17 answers

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