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#1 moeburn

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 21:56

Anyone here with experience with the various Linux torrent clients?  I've tried Transmission, but I miss the nice detailed graph that uTorrent has, so I can see how/when my torrents were seeding throughout the day.  I've also tried rTorrent, but it was just too damn confusing to set it up right.  Are there any torrent clients with a bandwidth graph?  




#2 Max Norris

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 22:03

Tixati does. Also, just for giggles, uTorrent works just fine in Wine too if you absolutely prefer it.

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 22:10

Tixati does. Also, just for giggles, uTorrent works just fine in Wine too if you absolutely prefer it.

 

Thanks for the tip!  I've never heard of Tixati.  

I haven't tried out Wine yet, but I'm going to be doing this all on a tiny little netbook, and I'd like said netbook to be using as little CPU as possible, and I imagine Wine would add quite a bit of overhead to the CPU.  Although uTorrent did just release a Linux-native version, it is command-line with web-interface only, and it's in alpha stage.

 

I'm going to use the netbook as the torrent client for the whole house.  There's 3 of us here, who all download torrents, and we all leave our computers running to seed said torrents.  I'm trying to set up a master torrent client/server, and I'm going to use the netbook to do it, then people can download their torrents to the netbook using the web interface, and then using BTSync, the downloaded files are automatically transmitted to the person's PC harddrive while the torrent is still downloading on the netbook.  This way we don't have to rely on the netbook to also act as a network media server, which can be pretty glitchy, especially since the netbook is Linux and the clients would be running Windows.



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 22:14

I used BitComet in the past. A very nice torrent program, IMO. But as of late, I just use Transmission.



#5 Kriz

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 22:16

I use utorrent 1.8.3, old school version very minimal



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 22:18

I use utorrent 1.8.3, old school version very minimal

 

in Linux?!  surely you must mean through Wine...



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 22:18

as far as webui goes i have yet to find a torrent client with a better one than utorrent

 

wasn't there like a beta version of utorrent available for linux at one point? what ever happened to that?

 

edit:though there's not the full client for linux there is a server utorrent with the web ui for linux. could try setting that up if the web ui is going to be the main thing you're gonna use anyway

 

edit2: oops see you just replied about that



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 22:18

Tranmission-CLI. Works great and very minimal...



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 22:19

as far as webui goes i have yet to find a torrent client with a better one than utorrent

 

wasn't there like a beta version of utorrent available for linux at one point? what ever happened to that?

 

It's still in Alpha stage, and it is commandline/webui only. 



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 22:45

It's still in Alpha stage, and it is commandline/webui only. 

yes that's available right now but i'm pretty sure at one point (like back in the early 2.x stages) there was a full client version in beta that kinda disappeared.

 

though i could be thinking of a different program i'm sure it existed at some point



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 22:57

I'm using Transmission now, but did use Tribler for a while some time ago.

 

IIRC it didn't have graphs, but it has some other somewhat interesting features like channels, torrent ratings, playing videos while downloading and being completely decentralized.



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 23:42

and I imagine Wine would add quite a bit of overhead to the CPU.

Not really; it's a "compatibility layer", IE it's basically a Linux port of the various Windows API's, no emulation.. it'll typically run at the same speed.. I have seen a couple go a bit faster or slower but nothing dramatic. Biggest differences tend to show up in gaming where Windows sometimes pulls ahead, or sometimes issues with the Linux GPU drivers. Applications, assuming they run properly, never noticed much of a difference at all.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 00:05

On Linux I've always enjoyed Transmission.



#14 MasterSasuke

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 00:16

I use deluge and transmission.



#15 ViperAFK

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 00:47

The closest to utorrent you will find on linux is deluge and qbittorrent

 

I quite like transmission myself :) nice and simple.