Best file sharing program>
- 05-26-2005, 02:07 PM
Best file sharing program>
I finally upgraded to DSL, and even if it is not "high speed" all the tiume, it is much better than dial up.
I've started downloading old wrestling videos: Ric Flair, Terry Funk, things like that using LimeWire, but it is still extremely slow.
Can someone recommend me agood file sharing program that doe snot have spyware and a place to get it?
- 05-26-2005, 02:27 PM
Limewire from limewire.com is one of the best out there
No pop-ups like with Kazaa, plus searches are a lot faster with better results.
Some people like WinMX too, but I prefer Limewire.
FYI, peer-2-peer filesharing like with all three of these systems has been ruled to be completely LEGAL.
05-26-2005, 02:33 PM
the best is mIRC but its not just point and click...emule is allright and some torrents are good like azeurus...custum, i didn't know people still used dial up lol
05-26-2005, 02:33 PM
yeah, I concur re: limewire, it's an excellent app. The app isn't really the issue; internet traffic, router hops, etc. will dictate your download speeds.
05-26-2005, 02:42 PM
Ah...Yeah, I'm still downloading at like 10kb/second, even though I have a 786 conncection. Kind of frustrarting.
05-26-2005, 03:12 PM
I liked Limewire so much, I went ahead and paid the $20 to get LimeWire Pro. The downloads are 2x faster now and the search results are 100x better.
05-26-2005, 03:17 PM
xolox is one I found that I like. No problem with spyware from it that I've seen. Ran AdAware the other day, nothing on my computer.
05-26-2005, 03:22 PM
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05-26-2005, 04:40 PM
your download speed also depends on the other persons conection and the speed that they're allowing for uploads.
05-26-2005, 04:45 PM
DSL is sketchy. Cable is MUCH faster for roughly the same price (unless you get a deal). I hated having Verizon and SBC DSL sometimes. Frustrating. Roadrunner cable, I've had no problems with and it made me pretty damn happy all around.
mIRC, if you learn how to navigate it, will often give excellent results. WinMX with MxMonitor. Shareaza. Limewire, but make sure it's a version without spyware. Morpheus used to be good. Never use Kazaa, unless you want your computer bogged down with adware, spyware, and every other type of garbage. BitTorrent, if you're careful what you download-BitTornado for BitTorrent is a good client.
05-26-2005, 05:08 PM
Damn that is slow... but it also depends on the person who you are downloading pc speed. If you have DSL and the other person has a 28 k modem it's going to be slow. I am using k lite ++. When I first DL it, it kind of sucked. It was very hard to download new songs but it seems to have gotten better for some reason. I have tried to d.l some instructional guitar vids but they are kind of slow and are only 2 to 3 minute clips. I think if you are into downloading vids cable is you best bet but try K lite ++ and see how it works. It's free so you can't go wrong with that.Ah...Yeah, I'm still downloading at like 10kb/second, even though I have a 786 conncection. Kind of frustrarting.
05-26-2005, 05:19 PM
It's good. It's a combo program, kind of like donkey, limewire and a couple others in one program.Originally Posted by custom
05-26-2005, 05:22 PM
05-26-2005, 05:48 PM
Unfortunatly, the DSL from the local phone company is all that is available in my area right now.
The local cable company or any other part like roadrunner will be at least 2 years away as they will not touch a new development until it is totally complete.
I am getting to the point where I am almost ready to ask for a refund...$40/month for what I wound up with is not worth it IMO.
05-26-2005, 05:50 PM
But I was able to snag "The rise and fall of ECW" (yes I am a dork)...only proble, it should have taken about 10 minutes instead of the 10 hours it really took.
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I just want the site that has everything or almost everything I want, great speed and no adware/spyware/keylogging/trojans and other **** like that. SO any suggestions?
05-26-2005, 07:31 PM
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05-26-2005, 09:18 PM
If you have alot of files on your computer to share (I'm talking over 50 gigs here) , then the best application is DC++ (its a mod for Direct Connect) , it can be found here: http://dcplusplus.sourceforge.net/
I share over 120 gigs, I can find almost anything I want on it, and my speeds range from 120 to 400 KBs , depending on the user.
If not then give bittorrent a try
and http://torrentsearcher.filesharingplace.com/ is a good place to search for torrents
I never really liked limewire, and mIRC is usualy really slow and you have to wait for queue
Also you can try out Netlimiter (http://www.netlimiter.com) , which lets you set your download and upload rate limits
05-27-2005, 07:04 AM
I'm getting between 600 and 650 kb/s.Originally Posted by JonesersRX7
According to the map, I shoul dbe within a 10 mile radius.
Does this show anything significant?
05-27-2005, 07:05 AM
I do appreciate all the suggestion, fellas...I download Kazaa Lite and it is way faster than Limewire, but the searches are pretty limited. I think I'll try bit torrent next and see how that works.
05-27-2005, 07:42 AM
05-27-2005, 01:02 PM
So that's not to bad... your upload rocks.. i'm jealous of that. I get 4000/512Originally Posted by custom
10 miles is failry close so you shouldn't see speeds affected too much.
05-27-2005, 07:07 PM
For music purposes, soulseek can't be beat. I'm actually kinda surprised it hasn't been shut down yet, as happened to Napster, Audiogalaxy (RIP, sniff, sniff), etc. For everything else I've found Bittorrent can't be beat, the only thing to watch for with Bittorrent is to start downloads close to the day they are released, or else you risk not completing the download.
05-28-2005, 08:25 AM
Ive searched a few bittoorent sites, but most of them I foud lacking unless I want porn, which I honestly do not.
Is that just bittorrent.com? all I could find there was the actual program to download. On another site, however, I did find all of the Smallville episodes, but the download rate was something ridiculous, like 0.5kbs/second.
05-28-2005, 09:17 AM
To search for torrents, use the second link I posted (http://torrentsearcher.filesharingpla ce.com) and from there use the Engine Torrent Reactor or TorrentSpy, those are usualy the best. When downloading a file, try to find one with the most number of seeds, but its not uncommon for the downloads to be slow.
I have all of Smallville Episodes from Season 4, my PC is always on, so if you want I can set an FTP account so you can download them.
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