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Kazaa, Napster, Etc - What's The Best P2P Program?

Tue Feb 22, 2005 6:35 am

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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RE: Kazaa, Napster, Etc - What's The Best P2P Program?

Tue Feb 22, 2005 7:06 am

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
 
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RE: Kazaa, Napster, Etc - What's The Best P2P Program?

Tue Feb 22, 2005 7:07 am

My recommendation : Limewire
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RE: Kazaa, Napster, Etc - What's The Best P2P Program?

Tue Feb 22, 2005 7:09 am

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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RE: Kazaa, Napster, Etc - What's The Best P2P Program?

Tue Feb 22, 2005 7:16 am

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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RE: Kazaa, Napster, Etc - What's The Best P2P Program?

Tue Feb 22, 2005 7:20 am

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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RE: Kazaa, Napster, Etc - What's The Best P2P Program?

Tue Feb 22, 2005 7:26 am

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.
 
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Tue Feb 22, 2005 7:28 am

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/

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Tue Feb 22, 2005 7:44 am

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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Tue Feb 22, 2005 7:46 am

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 $$
 
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RE: Kazaa, Napster, Etc - What's The Best P2P Program?

Tue Feb 22, 2005 8:08 am

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.

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RE: Kazaa, Napster, Etc - What's The Best P2P Program?

Tue Feb 22, 2005 8:33 am

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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Tue Feb 22, 2005 9:04 am

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Tue Feb 22, 2005 9:06 am

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RE: Kazaa, Napster, Etc - What's The Best P2P Program?

Tue Feb 22, 2005 9:07 am

Yeah stay away from programs like Kazaa and Ares, they are chalked full of viruses of every kind.
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Tue Feb 22, 2005 9:14 am

I like Bear Share

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RE: Kazaa, Napster, Etc - What's The Best P2P Program?

Tue Feb 22, 2005 10:36 am

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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RE: Kazaa, Napster, Etc - What's The Best P2P Program?

Tue Feb 22, 2005 10:44 am

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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RE: Kazaa, Napster, Etc - What's The Best P2P Program?

Tue Feb 22, 2005 10:44 am

I use Bearshare. It works great.
 
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RE: Kazaa, Napster, Etc - What's The Best P2P Program?

Tue Feb 22, 2005 11:11 am

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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Tue Feb 22, 2005 11:13 am

I have always found Kazaa to be the easiest to download music on
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RE: Kazaa, Napster, Etc - What's The Best P2P Program?

Tue Feb 22, 2005 12:37 pm

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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Tue Feb 22, 2005 12:54 pm

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
 
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Tue Feb 22, 2005 1:39 pm

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.
 
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RE: Kazaa, Napster, Etc - What's The Best P2P Program?

Tue Feb 22, 2005 2:08 pm

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?
 
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RE: Kazaa, Napster, Etc - What's The Best P2P Program?

Tue Feb 22, 2005 8:03 pm

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 I found out thhat It was still good for downloading larger files, but even that stoped working after a while. I use Ares and DC++ now.
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RE: Kazaa, Napster, Etc - What's The Best P2P Program?

Tue Feb 22, 2005 9:03 pm

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 its hard to find what I am looking for, but its still good. I also have limewire but I don't care for that much. I liked Bareshare but it always made my PC crash. I might try it again now that I got rid of WindowsME.
 
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RE: Kazaa, Napster, Etc - What's The Best P2P Program?

Tue Feb 22, 2005 9:17 pm

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 downloaded what I want from LimeWire or Bearshare.

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RE: Kazaa, Napster, Etc - What's The Best P2P Program?

Tue Feb 22, 2005 9:28 pm

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 absolutely the best.
It's easy to use and reasonably fast (sometimes during midnight I average 2Mbit/sec).
I had to reinstall it once because it started to act up after I downloaded some patch for Windows, after that no problems.
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RE: Kazaa, Napster, Etc - What's The Best P2P Program?

Tue Feb 22, 2005 9:52 pm

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 livesets. I'm not the proud owner of more than 2.5 gb of livesets from Roskilde Festival over the years Big grin
 
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RE: Kazaa, Napster, Etc - What's The Best P2P Program?

Wed Feb 23, 2005 11:05 am

Quoting Zizou (reply 24):
I heard bearshare is very good too, but its has spyware. Is this true?


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 have Microsoft AntiSpyware it won't work to begin with and you won't have to worry about it. Bearshare will work fine.
 
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RE: Kazaa, Napster, Etc - What's The Best P2P Program?

Wed Feb 23, 2005 11:49 am

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 movie files in a snap, literally.

Ares, overall is a great at downloading. It's faster on a regular connection than most. However, you can only do one search at a time.
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RE: Kazaa, Napster, Etc - What's The Best P2P Program?

Wed Feb 23, 2005 2:56 pm

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, what you don't realize about the scumware issue, is that you think you've removed it, nice and easy, right? Nope, I guarantee you it's still in there hiding. These programs attach themselves to your legit programs and running processes. Even if you have spybot, ad-aware, etc.. These prgrams scan your registry and hard drive and remove the traces. However, every time you run Windows, it reloads itself with your start-up programs (ie. virus protection, firewall, pop-up washers, etc. Use your regedit or msconfig and see for yourself. You are probably loaded with it.

As for the speed and queue issues, when you install the program, you have to configure it to work best for you. On the connections tab, you need to tell the program to make a primary, not secondary (which is standard) connection to the internet. It makes a world of difference!
 
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Wed Feb 23, 2005 3:21 pm

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