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had been using limewire with xp but doesnt go on my new pc with vista. can anyone suggest an alternative for the techno stupid like myself. dont download much ,listen to radio more, but looking for so… Read More
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8y, 1d agoPosted 8 years, 1 day ago
had been using limewire with xp but doesnt go on my new pc with vista. can anyone suggest an alternative for the techno stupid like myself. dont download much ,listen to radio more, but looking for some old fogey stuff, so its a great help., as havent got titles for most.

any suggestions please, with foolproof tips. thanks folks.
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8y, 1d agoPosted 8 years, 1 day ago
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#1
old pc mega crashed hence cant transfer what had. drat.
#2
torrents
newsgroups



google is your friend
1 Like #3
torrents are better than safer than limewire.

However, I would not say it is "easy" to use torrent software.
#4
I have heard bitsoup is good.
1 Like #5
guilbert53
torrents are better than safer than limewire.

However, I would not say it is "easy" to use torrent software.


Before I got into torrents I thought it was very complicated but in fact it could'nt be easier.:thumbsup:
#6
warez forum
#7
If you're just listening to music on your computer, then give Spotify a go.

The catalog is HUGE and instantly accessible.

Oh, and it's LEGAL - it's endorsed by some of the biggest names in the music industry (EMI, Sony BMG, Universal, Warner Music, etc).

You have an account which you login with - which is great because you can create your own playlists and preferences which are stored in the online part of your account. Login to another machine's Spotify with the same details and they follow you.

You can still select songs and download them at a small fee, but for playing back on the PC is free.

[url]www.spotify.com[/url]
#8
or [url]www.slsknet.org[/url] for musics
#9
guilbert53
torrents are better than safer than limewire.

However, I would not say it is "easy" to use torrent software.


you are so right, i cant figure out how to do torrents, went to some sights but havent a clue what to put in where. seems like middleman but they dont like this middlewoman. lol
#10
Xb0xGuru
If you're just listening to music on your computer, then give Spotify a go.

The catalog is HUGE and instantly accessible.

Oh, and it's LEGAL - it's endorsed by some of the biggest names in the music industry (EMI, Sony BMG, Universal, Warner Music, etc).

You have an account which you login with - which is great because you can create your own playlists and preferences which are stored in the online part of your account. Login to another machine's Spotify with the same details and they follow you.

You can still select songs and download them at a small fee, but for playing back on the PC is free.

have got spotify up, but great for the current, struggles a bit with the weird. I am hunting for some oldie stuff that an old saddo like me wants to have in the bowels of the system. limewire good for this and for the USA stuff.

[url]www.spotify.com[/url]
#11
ryancs
Before I got into torrents I thought it was very complicated but in fact it could'nt be easier.:thumbsup:


i cant get the idea of torrents at all. am totally lost as to what they are or how to do it, am truly thick. haha. checked that newsworthy bay one but didnt make any sense so came away from it.
#12
128plant
i cant get the idea of torrents at all. am totally lost as to what they are or how to do it, am truly thick. haha. checked that newsworthy bay one but didnt make any sense so came away from it.


The concept of torrents is quite simple, but it is not always easy to use the end-user software.

Torrents work by SHARING the downloading of large files by downloading parts of it from lots of different computers, and then rebuilding all the "parts" into one large file on your computer.

The explanation below may sound complex but it is all handled by the Torrent program, so once you start the download you can leave it to get on with it.

Lets suppose PCUSERA makes a large file available on a torrent. That person becomes a SEEDER (they are SEEDING the file). They are the only SEEDER.

Then people start downloading it (PCUSERB, PCUSERC, PCUSERD and so on). They are called LEECHERS (they are leeching the file).

But the leechers dont all download the SAME part of this large file from PCUSERA, each of them download different parts of the file. PCUSERB may start by getting only the first 10%, PCUSERC starts by only getting only the last 10% and so on (it is not that simple but you get the idea).

So you could imagine than 10 LEECHERS now all have a DIFFERENT 10% of the file (so they have 100% of the file between them), so they can now become SEEDERS, seeding THEIR 10% to all the other LEECHERS.

This takes the strain off the original single SEEDER, as the seeding is now being shared amongst 10 people.

Because these people are SEEDING the file to each other, gradually you get 10 people who all have 100% of the file and they all change from LEECHERS to SEEDERS. So now you have 11 SEEDERS, the original one, plus these 10 new ones.

But now more people start requesting the file, maybe 100 people now become LEECHERS, and they start downloading it bit-by-bit from the 11 SEEDERS, who have 100% of the file.

Then those 100 people become SEEDERS themsleves and so it goes on. The more SEEDERS there are the quicker a file can be downloaded as it is shared across them all.

So from that one SEEDER, you first may get 10 other seeders, then you may get a 100 other seeders and so on.

There are a number of programs than "manage" all this downloading, like Azureus, but it can take a while to get the hang of it.
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there is a good set of guides that explain everything about torrents and newsgroups etc on this site
http://www.slyck.com/bt.php

if you are into music tho i would reccomenr soulseek as i posted before as they have a large amount of members who have a lot or rare tracks and live recordings not available as torrents, also you find some torrents are a mish mash of bit rates/quality when it may say 320 but it not always is
1 Like #14
I would avoid torrents, they are not what they used to be. Though some communities are thriving, it's a very risky business.
It's one of the most closely monitored networks in the UK, theres may trackers and fake files posted up by the MPAA and other such organisations to catch each other out, and many of the clients themselves send data to third parties who monitor your torrent activity including Azureus, the newer versions of BitComet and uTorrent.

Though I would never encourage warez, if that's truly what you want to do then either use a Warez forum, I can name two pretty big ones, or use newsgroups and a client with SSL support.

With the legal options, I'd recommend Spotify
#15
its a minefield, but at least i am understanding it more. i sourced some of the oldie tracks to hunt for free midi files for my website, on occasion, so am not looking the shared stuff for any commercial purposes. would sooner buy or do spotify for rest.
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dcx_badass
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Well done for you...

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