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Kazaa, Napster, Etc - What's The Best P2P Program?  
User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13702 posts, RR: 61
Posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 4784 times:
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I've heard of several - Morpheus, Kazaa - our old friend Napster too. What's the quickest, easiest filesharing program out there these days?


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User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 997 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 4726 times:

Quoting EA CO AS (reply 0):
What's the quickest, easiest filesharing program out there these days?


If you want to share music and files within a group of friends or colleges, I recommend Grouper. This is a freeware application that creates a private (and thus legal) network with your peers, and you can stream music and files between eachother.

If you are looking for illegal pirating software, Morpheus and Kazaa are now crammed full of more virus than a street whore. Steer clear of these or you will see a noticible drop in your computer's performance. eDonkey and Overnet were ok last time I checked.

But honestly, if music is what you are after, I suggest a combination of Apple I-Tunes (or the new Napster) and a legal network like Grouper. I-Tunes has a great library, good quality, songs are cheap (99 cents each) and albums are usually cheaper than the store versions (typically $9.99).

Use that in conjunction with Grouper, and you and your friends can have a large network of legal, high quality music without the hassles of PTP


User currently offlineNorskMan From Norway, joined Jan 2005, 113 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 4721 times:

My recommendation : Limewire


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User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 4711 times:

I-Tunes is nice cause you can share music legally with your peers. For example, with my roommates, we all put our music on our respective computers and when I-Tunes is loaded, we can play music off their computers on ours. And with the apartment bandwith limit, since we're sharing music within the network it doesn't add up bandwith usage.


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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13702 posts, RR: 61
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 4698 times:
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But honestly, if music is what you are after, I suggest a combination of Apple I-Tunes (or the new Napster) and a legal network like Grouper. I-Tunes has a great library, good quality, songs are cheap (99 cents each) and albums are usually cheaper than the store versions (typically $9.99).


Thanks for the suggestions! To your knowledge, do either allow you to sample or preview a song before downloading it in full? I'd hate to download something and pay for it only to find it wasn't the song I was thinking of, etc.



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User currently offlineNUair From Malaysia, joined Jun 2000, 1181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 4689 times:

Is Napster still P2P?

I thought they (and also the Napster lite version) changed to an "I-Tunes" type music provider in that they now legally purchase the music from the labels and distribute it for a monthly charge.



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User currently offlineN864DA From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 259 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 4681 times:

For free software, Limewire is your best bet. On my campus network, most of the downloads I click on actually end up working and it is quite fast. Unlike Kazaa, there is absolutely no spyware that I know of.

User currently offlineDan2002 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 2055 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 4681 times:

Bearshare, eMule, or Edonkey. If you want to be all legal, take a closer look at iTunes before paying. Apple says iTunes is "better than free" because it's "fair to the artists and record labels." That's simply not true. First of all, Apple gets 3 times as much money as musicians from each sale. Apple takes a 35% cut from every song and every album sold, a huge amount considering how little they have to do. Record labels receive the other 65% of each sale. Of this, major label artists will end up with only 8 to 14 cents per song, depending on their contract. Many of them will never Artists Get Ripped Off. even see this paltry share because they have to pay for producers and recording costs, both of which can be enormous. Until the musician "recoups" these costs, when you buy an iTunes song, the label gives them nothing. (Sources: major label musician's cut Apple's cut For a thorough explanation of how recouping screws musicians, see Confessions of a Record Producer by Moses Avalon).



Just take a look at this aswell, http://www.downhillbattle.org/itunes/

-Dan

[Edited 2005-02-21 23:29:46]


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User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3713 posts, RR: 28
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 4665 times:

Limewire 4.2.2 Pro - although I only use it to download DJ livesets which are legal to download. I did try using Kazaa Lite although it was so slow, when you are downloading +100MB files a 30kb/sec connection is very important.


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User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 997 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 4662 times:

Quoting NUair (reply 5):
To your knowledge, do either allow you to sample or preview a song before downloading it in full?


Yes, I-Tunes gives you a 30 second preview without fee. You can even download the application, search the database, and listen to previews without registering yourself as a user.

[quote=Dan2002,reply=7]Until the musician "recoups" these costs, when you buy an iTunes song, the label gives them nothing./quote]

This happens anytime you buy music in any form but directly. Buy it at BestBuy and the recording company gets that cut. If you want to support a band, buy a T-shirt and go to a concert, that's the only way the band will actually end up with any meaningful share of your $$


User currently offlineReguPilot From Puerto Rico, joined Jan 2004, 495 posts, RR: 24
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 4643 times:

Although I don't agree with piracy and stuff.. I do use a lot P2P programs to get trained in some things... and I discard them after and get them legally when find the onr I truly need. Anyways, of all of the ones I had used vastly... Napster, Morpheus, Kazaa Media Desktop, Kazaa Lite ++, Limewire, iMesh, eDonkey, eMule, and Shareazaa, I find that Shareazaa and eDonkey are best of the best, with Limewire running up. eDonley, because you can find lots of things there, and it tells you if the file can possibly be a fake. Shareazaa, because it can connect to multiple P2P networks, just as Limewire, but I have had better results with Shareazaa, as well as faster downloads... although, can't deny that Limewire downloads are fast too. Both Shareazaa and Limewire outperform Kazaa and Kazaa Lite in every feature. eDonkey is great for very large files.

Hope this helps.

ReguPilot


User currently offlineLfutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3352 posts, RR: 31
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 4631 times:
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Ares ... its better than Kazaa Lite... I get full downloads and good sound.... unlike Kazaa Lite where it would play then you would get a loud screetching sound...


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User currently offlineSJUboeingGirl From Puerto Rico, joined Nov 2004, 274 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 4616 times:

I use lime wire in my laptop


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User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4431 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 4616 times:
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The message you were about to post is too short and probably not of any higher value to the topic at hand. You should think long and hard before posting a message in this forum and make it detailed and a valuable addition to the topic discussed.

Avoid posting "Me Too" messages. These are messages that are posted by people who agree to a point being discussed and post a one liner, "me too!", "Good post Jim!", "I disagree" or similar message. This takes up time as readers must sort through these messages which have no real value to the group at large. Any message containing nothing more than a line or two of text is probably not worth posting.

If you have an opinion on a topic, you should in detail express why you have the opinion and what made you come to that conclusion.

Your post should be relevant to the topic discussed.


User currently offlineUsairwys757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 4611 times:

Yeah stay away from programs like Kazaa and Ares, they are chalked full of viruses of every kind.

User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 15, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 4613 times:

I like Bear Share

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User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 857 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 4585 times:

No viruses from Kazaa Lite ++ here, but the downloads are.....well, not the best quality, sorry to say, eventhough its free and a LOT of stuff to d-load for free! Bear Share & Limewire are great sites though  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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User currently offlineQantas077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5861 posts, RR: 39
Reply 17, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 4574 times:

Soulseek is very good and easy to use, i avoid Kazaa and most other P2P programmes and stick exclusively to Soulseek


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User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5520 posts, RR: 18
Reply 18, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 4570 times:

I use Bearshare. It works great.

User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Reply 19, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 4559 times:

Kazaa & kazaalite are dying, I hear Bearshare being passed around.

Would all these new p2p networks share modern songs or just stuff your parents listened to? Does anyone in the late-20's age group get into these things?



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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12274 posts, RR: 18
Reply 20, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 4557 times:
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I have always found Kazaa to be the easiest to download music on

User currently offlineN670UW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1606 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 4534 times:

I tried Kazaa once. It wouldn't install on my machine but it just installed a bunch of spyware and crap.

Does anyone use WinMX?



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User currently offlineL.1011 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2209 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 4528 times:

Bearshare is fantastic, and here's some nice news for everyone: A federal judge has declared that there is no grounds for the "illegality" of P2P networks. If you're outside the US, tough luck.  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8465 posts, RR: 8
Reply 23, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 4518 times:

Quoting L.1011 (reply 22):
Bearshare is fantastic, and here's some nice news for everyone: A federal judge has declared that there is no grounds for the "illegality" of P2P networks. If you're outside the US, tough luck.


It could be argued everywhere else as well. I could go create a peice of software or something and if I choose can distribute it via p2p and that is not illegal as I am the owner of the material and have given permission to distribute it in such a manner. p2p itself is not illegal, just whats being distributed is.


User currently offlineZizou From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 1535 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 4509 times:

I used to Shareaza, but since I downloaded the Windows XP SP pack 2, its been very unreliable. Since then, I have switched to Limewire and failry impressed with it. Fast speeds, lots of files. But the only downer is some of the files are incorrectly titled, so sometimes I download something I don't really want.

I heard bearshare is very good too, but its has spyware. Is this true?


25 Catatonic : I used Winmx, I uninstalled it once cos the downloads were crap, you couldnt download what you wanted cos of the waiting times. I re installed it cos
26 KROC : I started out with WinMX then started trying many others, using KaazaLite allot, but now I am back to WinMX. I have no real issues with it. Sometimes
27 DC-10 Levo : I used to use WinMX a lot, but now I can't download anything from it unless I wait 5 minutes for it to connect - by the time it's started up, I've dow
28 Arniepie : The last couple of months I'm downloading a lot of video (maxed out on my max for 3 months in a row now =3 times+25 GB) and for me Shareazaa is absolu
29 Post contains images CPH-R : I use a mix of Bittorrent & eMule - the former for episodes of various shows that won't air in Denmark for years anynway & the latter for various live
30 L.1011 : Bearshare comes with one adware program. It tells you what it is, and you can very easily remove it afterward. The program will still work. If you ha
31 Kalakaua : I use both Limewire and Ares. Limewire, only because I have the Ethernet connections around here that allows me to download hundreds of songs and movi
32 Nwajetset : Hands down, WIN MX. It is the ONLY free music downloading program that is 100% free of ALL spyware, adware, and viruses. As for the other programs, wh
33 Solarix : eMule
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