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So yeah... what's going on with filesharing now?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Matt Till, Feb 23, 2004.


  1. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    It all costs money now? :crying:

    I rarely even use filesharing for MP3s. I like to get old music videos. PLUS, I want to download a copy of Windows 98 SE. Before you accuse me of software piracy, I own Windows 98 SE/have a serial number that I didn't jack from the internet, my Windows CD got scratched up. So I've been trying to find a copy of it on Appz sites but all those are seems to be creations by porn sites in order to trick you into signing up for their sites, etc.

    So, I've noticed that when Napster went under, Kazaa came along, now that Kazaa's gone under, is there anything new? Or is it offically now all over... DID LARS WIN!?!?!?! :bag:

    Oh, and I do occasionally download MP3s, but I only do it if I'm interested in buying a CD from a band and wonder what they sound like. If I like 'em, I delete the MP3s and buy the CD. But that's just me.
     
  2. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    I read an article the other day about this, apparently iTunes is actually taking a chunk out of the illegal music market, albeit a very small one.

    As far as I'm concerned, legal downloading is the way of the future, for now at least, I have no qualms buying an album from iTunes, even if I could have downloaded it for free, good karma and all that ;)

    As far as other file sharing, like many other trends, it's starting to go back down to the underground where it came from, File sharing sites, programs, groups..etc. are becoming more sparse and less public. That's just the way it goes I guess, Ebb and Flow.

    Hotline is dead, Carracho is mostly dead, KDX isn't too active, The only steadfast FTP software that is consistently used is IRC(Mirc, Ircle..etc.)

    Although, I have noticed a trend lately towards Bittorrent, however, people are also hacking it to remove the upload part, so the give and get nature of BT that makes it so appealing is diminished.
     
  3. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    Mexico
    Bit Torrent is the greatest thing when you have a nice private community behind it.

    Still, public torrent sites have most stuff available but suffer of leechers
     
  4. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    eMule all the way.
     
  5. Melf

    Melf

    Mar 20, 2003
    Starkville, MS
    I used Klite; now I use Limewire.
     
  6. Ty McNeely

    Ty McNeely

    Mar 27, 2000
    TX
    Word.
     
  7. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
    LimeWire.
     
  8. Klite.

    Still works.
     
  9. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    KLite works fine....normally over 3,000,000 users online.

    -Mike
     
  10. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    emule for the good stuff (comics, certain movies) and klite for the majority of music, movies and erotica.
     
  11. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    Unfortunately the UF servers have file sharing detection software and will disconect you if they detect any being used on your computer, sooooo Ive been out of the game for some time now.

    How do I get music cheap?

    Used CDs!

    Peace
    Nick
     
  12. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    The best place I found for getting used, and hard to find CD's is GEMM.com.

    -Mike
     
  13. I use Klite, still plenty of users.
     
  14. dave_clark69

    dave_clark69 Guest

    Jan 17, 2003
    who has heard of this program called something like DC++. It is meant to be better but with less users than kazaa etc. My mate also said you need to have a DSL connection to register which i think is a good idea.
     
  15. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    DC++ otherwise known as Direct Connect, is pretty neat, but it, like hotline, is all server based, so you are often at the whim of the server overlords.(even though actual files are peer to peer) the hubs are controlled by supreme overlords.
     
  16. miccheck1516

    miccheck1516 Guest

    Feb 15, 2003
    Ireland

    You dont need a dsl connection to use DC++, but it helps, just like it does with any file sharing program.

    I am an operator in a Red Hot Chili Peppers share hub
    Here is a link to our forum

    FF Forums

    All the info you need for getting started there, and we have tonnes of audio, and video bootlegs in there.

    There are othe hubs for everything you can think of, ive started using it mainly to get RHCP stuff, i use bittorrent to get episodes of 24, and occasionally films, i use kazaa to get random songs, and sometimes ill use soulseek to get full albums...
     
  17. kazaa went under? WHEN!? mine still works and ill send you a copy of the setup file if you want?
     
  18. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    Sharman networks(creators of kazaa) recently cracked down on the illegal Klite, sending cease and desists and getting it pulled from as many places as possible.

    But, that doesn't mean it's dead, just a little harder/less convenient to use.
     
  19. oh, im using klite++ i havent noticed any changes or harderness to use.
     
  20. Im still using K-lite..right at the moment actually havent noticed any difference at all