Transmission
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Transmission is a fast, easy and free multi-platform BitTorrent client.

Transmission sets initial preferences so things "Just Work", while advanced features like watch directories, bad peer blocking, and the Web interface can be configured with just a few clicks. Macworld put it this way: "It's fast, it's extremely lightweight, and - even though it's available for a variety of platforms - it behaves just as you'd expect a Mac program to."

Transmission supports full encryption, file selection, a web-based interface, groups, peer exchange, automatic port
What's New
Version 2.82:
  • Fix bug that had slow download speeds until editing preferences
  • Fix several crashes
Web Client:
  • Fix syntax error in index.html
  • Fix file uploading issue in Internet Explorer 11
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later



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Transmission User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
(314)
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GeoProf commented on 23 Mar 2014
Here’s a new issue to add to the litany for v. 2.82 + (14215): In addition to crashing just about every time I click either of the Pause buttons, now it can’t seem to accurately measure the percentage completed. Every time it gets around 96-99%, just before it’s about to “complete” it suddenly reduces its estimate to around 95%, and it does that several times before it gets it right and finally completes. Very annoying.
[Version 2.82]

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GeoProf replied on 23 Mar 2014
Forgot to add that I’m running OS 10.6.8.
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Upright Bassist reviewed on 10 Mar 2014
Transmission is the fastest, most stable, most Mac-like client for Torrent loading I ever used!

If it had a built-in search (like FrostWire) and even download help for Youtube, Soundcloud and the like (again, like FrostWire), I would not need to touch any other Torrent App…

So I made it my default App for magnet links and torrent files.
[Version 2.82]


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Larry Klein reviewed on 18 Feb 2014
Great app - never a problem with any version, any os, including Mavericks
[Version 2.82]

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Barry5p replied on 21 Feb 2014
"never a problem with any version, any os" Yea right, what planet do you come from, not EARTH.
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cubanpete reviewed on 08 Feb 2014
I have had no problems at all with 2.82. On Mountain Lion.
Works great. No crashes. Fine software. thanks a lot
[Version 2.82]

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Barry5p replied on 13 Feb 2014
Thanks for info, I will delete Mavericks and reinstall Mountain Lion so that I can use Transmission.
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Zimphire reviewed on 14 Dec 2013
In bad need of an update. I've had to force quit it a lot. And sometime when you pause one torrent, the others quit too.
[Version 2.82]


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MalinaJ6283 reviewed on 11 Dec 2013
Great for advanced users that are knowledgeable about torrenting and system optimizations. Got me confused at the beginning, but I am getting used to it.
[Version 2.82]

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Barry5p replied on 12 Dec 2013
"Great for advanced users" are you are kidding me? That is the funniest ("Got me confused" the most sad) review I have ever seen.
Read the other reviews, it crashes, it has no features, in short it is a DUD.
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GeoProf commented on 06 Dec 2013
Version 2.82 crashes every time I use the Pause All button and around 70% of the Pause Selected button uses. This was not the case with any previous version.

Running OS 10.6.8 on a 2.16 GHz Core2Duo iMac.
[Version 2.82]

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GeoProf replied on 07 Dec 2013
2.82 is a completely UNUSABLE version. I haven’t had any problems with updates over the past 2 years so I stupidly stopped saving an archive of the previous one, and now I have no previous version to go back to. For some unknowable and probably halfassed reason, the devs no longer let you DL the previous v. from the website, stating that "We strongly recommend that you use the current version…” Anyone know where I can get it?
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Esquare replied on 10 Dec 2013
Previous versions of Transmission are still available:
http://download-origin.transmissionbt.com/files/
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GeoProf replied on 10 Dec 2013
Thanks, Esquare. Unfortunately, the versions available from that address are tarballs that must be compiled, and I really hate to muck around in Terminal. But thanks to you, more intrepid folks will know just where to find them.
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Aadams77 replied on 09 Jan 2014
Actually, that directory contains pretty much EVERY single Transmission release…ever. (BUT, that's definitely not the sorta place just anyone should go poking around in.)

If you're just after Transmission 2.81, here you go... ;)
http://download-origin.transmissionbt.com/files/Transmission-2.41.dmg

...I haven't REALLY tested out how v2.82 stacks up against v2.81, but a different user suggested rolling back to v2.77 (as they experienced issues with v2.80 and higher). If you'd like to give THAT version a try, here's the link:
http://download-origin.transmissionbt.com/files/Transmission-2.77.dmg

I, myself, am experiencing issues with v2.82 instability, so I'm about to roll on back to v2.77 until we see something more stable released by the developer.
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Aadams77 replied on 09 Jan 2014
My bad…

My first link (the one for v2.81, the NEXT most recent release) SHOULD have been:
http://download-origin.transmissionbt.com/files/Transmission-2.81.dmg
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Barry5p reviewed on 04 Oct 2013
Too many bugs, unreliable, does not support Proxy or VPN.
[Version 2.82]


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PinkyDinky commented on 25 Sep 2013
I am fairly new to torrents. I've used FrostWire for it in the past and recently tried uTorrent. With FrostWire, you just search in the application and the results come up below - for torrents, files inside torrents, files from YouTube, Soundcloud etc. Now I tried to search with uTorrent and now Transmission, and nothing comes up!

Both work when I open a torrent file directly from my hard drive... Is that how these apps suppose to work, or am I missing something? Are these apps for super advanced users?

Is there another application I can use that would have all the searching and downloading in one place? I like FrostWire - I just want to see if there is anything else like it or better?
[Version 2.82]

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Barry5p replied on 04 Oct 2013
Try VUZE. Install with the options that you want or just use the classic user interface. You can be assured that there are no bugs, it is fast and as you gain experience it will offer ANY options that you may require. Proxy or VPN is a must have option. Good luck.
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Whisperquiet commented on 09 Aug 2013
For some reason? My last review 'overall rating' is shown as 2 ??? I gave Transmission 2.82 a 4.5 star rating!
[Version 2.82]

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MacUpdate-Ishaq replied on 09 Aug 2013
Went ahead and fixed that comment for you! 
Also, I have to agree about Transmission – it's easily my favorite client as well.
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Ocd had trouble on 24 Jul 2012
i can't get transmission to work with magnet links... they just sit there and never download... if i use torrent or other... they work just fine, every time... what the heck is wrong? DF
[Version 2.61]


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silverhand31 had trouble on 30 Mar 2012
When I tried using Transmission 2.50, my internet got lag, disconnect and reconnect continuously.
I only use 50 connection and only one file.
The same with torrent is normal.
Force to remove :(((((
[Version 2.50]


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Cmedeefr had trouble on 03 Oct 2011
Hi!
Transmission fan speaking!!!
I'm using version 2.33 and had no problem until a few hours ago: Transmission isn't able to download any file...
It starts as usual but after a few Ko or Mo it stops and says "...No such file directory" etc...
I haven't changed anything to my files nor the app itself.
Does anyone have an idea about this?
Thanks
[Version 2.40b3]

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x190mud replied on 20 Oct 2011
If you are still seeing this issue, first try the latest version and then please post over at the developers' forum.
https://forum.transmissionbt.com/
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Sirhumphalot had trouble on 18 Aug 2011
Just hit my first big crash bug in Transmission 2.33 running 10.7.1. The app locks up and crashes trying to download a file. This is the error I get in the console:
"Transmission: This process is attempting to exclude an item from Time Machine without administrator privileges"
I am running from an account with administrator privileges, so it looks like an odd error . . .
[Version 2.33]


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Corpsecorps had trouble on 22 May 2011
Typical!

I've downloaded almost half of a huge torrent. Lots of peers with almost nothing downloaded, and a few seeders.

If I wish I can download at a horrendous rate from seeders and kill my ratio quick because little goes out, but instead I make my upload maximum huge and my download tiny in order to maintain ratio.

Yet Transmission won't upload to more than one or two leechers. Mouseover shows two main situations. They're interested but transmission won't upload to them, or transmission will upload but they aren't interested.

If I've got half of the data, they have little, and my upload rate is huge, why won't Transmission upload to them?
[Version 2.31]


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Ranger had trouble on 10 Apr 2011
Application Specific Information:
abort() called
*** Terminating app due to uncaught exception 'NSInvalidArgumentException', reason: '-[FilterBarView view]: unrecognized selector sent to instance 0x1004af840'
[Version 2.30b2]

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Livings124 replied on 10 Apr 2011
The beta has to be run in English, which you are not.
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Pfoomer had trouble on 17 Oct 2010
Building on OSX requires svn checkout,

svn co svn://svn.transmissionbt.com/Transmission/trunk Transmission
svn: Can't connect to host 'svn.transmissionbt.com': Host is down
[Version 2.11]

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Dokter_mac replied on 17 Oct 2010
Why don't you download the latest Source Code from this build in .bz2 format? I use it all the time when the SC is offered this way. I can't say if it's exactly the same as in the Trunk but I'm sure it's close...

http://download.transmissionbt.com/files/transmission-2.11.tar.bz2

Just doubleclick the file and build Transmission like you're used to...

BTW: THE best torrent cliënt EVER for the Mac (& other platforms I suppose when it's well build). I've tried them all and Transmission is just the best! Can't say exactly how long I'm using it as my default torrent cliënt but it's long. Very long! Many many years...

Many thanks to all the developers!!! Great job, very good and clean code and so many platforms supported!!!
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Pfoomer replied on 17 Oct 2010
See the last line, thats why

On Mac OSX

Transmission has an Xcode project file (Transmission.xcodeproj) for building in Xcode. Make sure you have this software:

Mac OS X 10.6 or newer
Mac OS X 10.6 SDK
Xcode 3.2 or newer
(Found on your OS installation disk, or from the Apple Developer website)

Building the project on Mac requires the source to be retrieved from SVN. Pre-packaged source code will not compile.
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Charles_bt replied on 17 Oct 2010
Is MU really the right place to complain that transmissionbt's SVN server is down? :)

Anyway, if you want to get a .dmg of the latest nightly builds, it can be found at https://build.transmissionbt.com/job/trunk-mac/
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Dokter_mac replied on 19 Oct 2010
"Building the project on Mac requires the source to be retrieved from SVN. Pre-packaged source code will not compile. "

I'm sure if you know something about compiling this can't be an issue. But I'll try it and check it :).Using Terminal or Xcode or Qt. You can 'make' your own .xcodeproj file via Qt if you don't have the skills to do it in Xcode. If you need the commands, let me know okay...

I also believe that it's sometimes a good thing when people are posting comments, like this one, here on MU. If one can help someone, why not? One have to read the 'What makes a good review or tip?' when posting here... And there are always MU-admins if a comment is not on it's place...

Never the less, posting this issue in the developer forum from Transmission is a good thing!

With kind regards.
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Pfoomer replied on 10 Dec 2010
If you cannot/will not provide a working svn service please remove references to it from your web site.


svn co svn://svn.transmissionbt.com/Transmission/trunk Transmission
svn: Can't connect to host 'svn.transmissionbt.com': Host is down
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Charles_bt replied on 10 Dec 2010
> If you cannot/will not provide a working svn service please remove references to it from your web site.

What is wrong with you that you need to be so rude? It doesn't make sense to remove a link just because the link's server has an outage. Do you think the rest of the internet handles outages that way?

Please use a grain of common sense, and common courtesy.
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Pfoomer replied on 11 Dec 2010
Hi

Had you taken the trouble to look properly at the posts, you would have seen that its been like that since 17 October 2010, when I tried to download the code from svn as stated on the page as a requirement for an OSX build.

I do not feel I was rude, I used no profanities in my post.

If you are unable to provide a service don't advertise it.
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Charles_bt replied on 11 Dec 2010
Pfoomer, that makes more sense. Thanks for clarifying... I thought you were saying it should be delinked because the host was down overnight.

Yes, I read your post back in October and replied to it then too. :)

I've used svn.transmissionbt.com on a nearly daily basis in during the October - December timeframe you're describing. The host has definitely not been down for two months.
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Pfoomer replied on 11 Dec 2010
Ok, I tried this

mymac:~ dooper$ telnet svn.transmissionbt.com 3690
Trying 2001:41d0:1:aa81:2::1...
telnet: connect to address 2001:41d0:1:aa81:2::1: Host is down
Trying 91.121.60.42...
telnet: connect to address 91.121.60.42: Host is down
telnet: Unable to connect to remote host
mymac:~ dooper$ telnet svn.transmissionbt.com 80
Trying 2001:41d0:1:aa81:2::1...
telnet: connect to address 2001:41d0:1:aa81:2::1: No route to host
Trying 91.121.60.42...
Connected to transmissionbt.com.
Escape character is '^]'.

First try on svn port 3690, no go, second try on http port 80, success, same ip address.

Can you confirm you are using port 3690 for svn?

I confirm there is no blocking of port 3690 on my router.
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x190mud replied on 12 Dec 2010
Please use the address given in the wiki.

svn co svn://svn.transmissionbt.com/Transmission/trunk Transmission

https://trac.transmissionbt.com/wiki/Building
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x190mud replied on 12 Dec 2010
Okay, just saw the post with full address. So, it's terminal and full address.

[Quote]

If you want to check out the source code yourself from svn, open a terminal window and type:

svn co svn://svn.transmissionbt.com/Transmission/trunk Transmission [End Quote]

Regarding port, must be 80? I never opened 3690 and it just downloaded fine.
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x190mud replied on 12 Dec 2010
Ooops! :)

telnet svn.transmissionbt.com 3690
Trying 2001:41d0:1:aa81:2::1...
Connected to transmissionbt.com.
Escape character is '^]'.
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Pfoomer replied on 12 Dec 2010
Solved, it would appear osx supplies a very old version of svn, 1.4.4

Upgrading to the latest from the official non apple site and ensuring its in your path allows the download.

I am not sure at what version this happened, but request that you put on the web site that if you experience problems, to install the latest svn version.

thanks for your assistance
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Sfsdfasf had trouble on 28 Sep 2010
I am getting so frustrated, I have a Mac o sx and i go to thepiratebay.org i add the file to transmission, such as the one i am trying to get command and conquer 2. after it gets done the file does not want to open. it unarchives and nothing happens. or like its all in folders in word format. Then it wil say there is no default program to use with this specific file... so it asks me to choose a program to open it with, this never works.
[Version 2.04]

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Charles_bt replied on 28 Sep 2010
1. This is like blaming your TV manufacturer for the bad shows on network TV, or blaming your email app for getting bad news through the mail.

2. Transmission's developers don't endorse piracy. If you must pirate, please use some other application for that. Thanks!
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Maulrat replied on 02 Oct 2010
cigarette companies don't endorse smoking
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Charles_bt replied on 02 Oct 2010
> cigarette companies don't endorse smoking

Bad metaphor. A cigarette is useless without smoking it, but BitTorrent is very useful without piracy.
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DevTools-Inc. replied on 08 Oct 2010
@MAULRAT:
You hit all those self-righteous people right between the eyes. Btw, a good place to hit them.
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Dominator1001 had trouble on 26 Jul 2010
Hi all, I really like transmission I have been using it on my macs for the past 2 years now, its the simplest and easiest on the eye torrent downloader. The only thing that absolutely bugs me and I would really like to rectify is the fact i now cannot use any version over 1.51 every single one i try to update even making a new file (ala transmission-2 or -3) works for about a few minutes then crashes i tried to write this on the developer site however got nowhere and was wondering if someone here could help, i am using mac OSX 10.5.8 any suggestions would be appreciated!
[Version 2.03]


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Glufs1 had trouble on 20 Jul 2010
it just forgot how to add torrents
[Version 2.02]

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Yoshinatsu replied on 21 Jul 2010
Fixed.

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Andrej. rated on 23 Mar 2014

[Version 2.82]



Derryck rated on 20 Mar 2014

[Version 2.82]



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Barry5p rated on 11 Feb 2014

[Version 2.82]



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braunnizo rated on 10 Feb 2014

[Version 2.82]



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Andreore rated on 04 Feb 2014

[Version 2.82]



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Imii rated on 09 Jan 2014

[Version 2.82]



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PRjohnson rated on 22 Nov 2013

[Version 2.82]



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RONIN427 rated on 27 Sep 2013

[Version 2.82]



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Gitteboy rated on 21 Sep 2013

[Version 2.82]



uknowme60 rated on 06 Sep 2013

[Version 2.82]


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Transmission is a fast, easy and free multi-platform BitTorrent client.

Transmission sets initial preferences so things "Just Work", while advanced features like watch directories, bad peer blocking, and the Web interface can be configured with just a few clicks. Macworld put it this way: "It's fast, it's extremely lightweight, and - even though it's available for a variety of platforms - it behaves just as you'd expect a Mac program to."

Transmission supports full encryption, file selection, a web-based interface, groups, peer exchange, automatic port forwarding, webseeds, watch directories, tracker editing, global and per-torrent speed limits, and more.

Its code is freely available online and is licensed under either the GNU Public License v2 or the MIT License. The development team welcomes anyone who is interested in contributing code, documentation, translations, or other help.


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