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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-23-2011, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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Torrent App for Chromebook

I am wondering if there is a torrent app for the Chromebook?

Given that there is not much storage on a Chromebook, would the torrent app be able to save to the cloud? I think that would be ideal, and then in the case of movies and such, perhaps we could actually stream them to our TV.

OK that might be gettting carried away... but I think the torrent app for Chromebook is one of the most important apps for techies and will increase adoption rates.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-23-2011, 10:56 PM
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You could use WebUI that comes with uTorrent. I don't like it much but it's ok.

And I wouldn't try putting licensing stuff on 3rd party servers. It's like asking to get thrown in jail.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-06-2011, 06:07 AM
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Torrent on CB= bad idea
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-13-2011, 04:29 AM
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A torrent app acts as both a client (downloading) and a server (uploading), and so it needs to run on a computer with/near sufficient storage like a big hard disk.

It would be hopelessly inefficient to run a torrent app with remote storage, so I can't see how they could possibly work with Chromebooks. A better answer would be to have your torrent server at home, and be able to remotely control it from your Chromebook from wherever you are - you could use one of the RDP apps for this, or the WebUI for uTorrent.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-13-2011, 09:45 AM
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What about an FTP web app?

Could I download directly into Google docs? Or would I need to download to something accessible to the file manager and then upload to Docs?
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-13-2011, 11:04 AM
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While I think this is pretty pointless, I'm sure there will be an app eventually exclusively for Torrents.
Torrent Search will probably end up being upgraded to a client for torrents.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-14-2011, 02:12 PM
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i doubt they would let you download into the cloud and upload from the cloud as usually torrents are download onto you computer so it would double the down from torrent to cloud and back out the cloud as well.. i would just stick to my old desktop as a torrent machine
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