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DrachenFire123
08-04-2004, 01:32 PM
which software do you use, im trying to find a good software for my new computer im getting, but i dont want alot of pop-ups. I use to have kazaa but it was really slow and gave alot of viruses. any suggestions?

Incredi_Hulk_77
08-04-2004, 01:37 PM
yeah- stop stealing music you filthy crook.

Skye
08-04-2004, 01:42 PM
the best for choice (number of files) is kazza lite - but get the right one!!!! There are loads of fake kazza lites that are full of spyware. You have to be careful to get the genuine program, which is spyware/advert free.

For ease of use, and no worrying about spyware, get winmx www.winmx.com The choice of files isn't so great but its a good program.

NYnehalem
08-04-2004, 01:50 PM
I use winmx, and actually find more files then I ever did with kazaa. . .

sfft_2108
08-04-2004, 02:24 PM
I am downloading winmx, i will tell yall what i think about it after i download some songs. Keep on Downloading. ; )

DEJA-VU RULES
08-04-2004, 02:46 PM
I use Napster to download my music but I don't them that much. I'm looking for a better company to use.

sfft_2108
08-04-2004, 02:59 PM
Winmx is awesome IMO. It took me just 25 minutes to download a song. That is at a good rate for dial up users. I think I am gonna stick with this one.

Andy Hodgson
08-04-2004, 03:00 PM
Actually, the BEST music software (for Mac and PC) is Limewire. Its ad-free, and allows you to pick a speed to download the music. Such as there will be someone with just a modem connection, or someone with a T3 or higher connection.

I have standard cable and download songs in just 25-30sec. using Limewire. No ads, no pay like Kazaa Lite. And there are loads of users online at all times.

sfft_2108
08-04-2004, 03:05 PM
Same with Winmx. They have a row that has the different types of speed. So you can pick the one you have.

Kennywooddude
08-04-2004, 03:14 PM
I used to donwoad music but stoped because of all of the fines. Do you know if winmix could get you in trouble with the law?

coasetrphil
08-04-2004, 03:15 PM
Just don't share with anyone else. If all you do is download them you are fine, its the people that upload their songs and sharing them that are getting busted.

Kennywooddude
08-04-2004, 03:18 PM
Thanks

Skye
08-04-2004, 03:45 PM
I used to donwoad music but stoped because of all of the fines. Do you know if winmix could get you in trouble with the law?


I wouldn't worry. For a start is person to person with no severs involved in downloading. Make sure (but you should have this anyway) you have a firewall stop anyone taking a look around.

sfft_2108
08-04-2004, 03:53 PM
OK, i have one question about winMX. When i have my songs,photos etc in the transfer place, how do i get them to start right away?

Skye
08-04-2004, 04:29 PM
they should start downloading automatically. possibly the other persons connection isn't great. try another - it happens.

sfft_2108
08-04-2004, 04:36 PM
How do i pause the download?

Sparks
08-04-2004, 04:48 PM
Best is Shareaza. Very fast, lots of programs, doens't make computer slow. But if I were you I would stop downloading music. I used but not anymroe, don't want to get caught. Use napster and just buy the songs for 99cents. What can you buy with 99cents anyways a rubberband

Andy Hodgson
08-04-2004, 05:01 PM
P2P sharing is still legal. Just because you download a song doesnt mean you are at risk of being arrested. Why do you think college campuses still allow students to use their network to download music?--because its still legal. Its the copyrighted works that are illegal to download.

As for UT (The University of Tennessee at Knoxville), if you do download an illegal file, they ask you to remove it first, thats it, not slap you with one of those ridiculous fines Kazaa users freaked out over last year.

Sparks
08-04-2004, 05:03 PM
UT? What's that?

sfft_2108
08-04-2004, 05:14 PM
University of Tennessee

Kyle L
08-04-2004, 09:23 PM
Just don't share with anyone else. If all you do is download them you are fine, its the people that upload their songs and sharing them that are getting busted.

If I may add onto this. Don't download massive amounts. The higher authorities still monitor traffic, and if they notice a huge wave going to you, you could potenitally be in a pickle.

Just a note.

DrachenFire123
08-04-2004, 11:03 PM
OK, ive looked over the post, sorry i havent responded i just got off work. Winmx does that have alot of pop ups? and just to add to people saying to stop the downloading there not going to arrest you or fine you, if you dont have massive ammounts the thing i usually do is download them burn onto a cd, delete the songs and then download more. It saves space and less of a risk to get caught.

NYnehalem
08-04-2004, 11:09 PM
what I do with winmx to avoid getting sued is only have files in my shared files folder that I know I wont get sued for. . . such as classical music and obscure dance house music. . .. that way it looks like your trading (becuase some people wont let you download from them if you dont have many shared files).

kjm3388
08-04-2004, 11:18 PM
what I do with winmx to avoid getting sued is only have files in my shared files folder that I know I wont get sued for. . . such as classical music and obscure dance house music. . .. that way it looks like your trading (becuase some people wont let you download from them if you dont have many shared files).


Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought as long as the music you were sharing was copyrighted then its illegal yo share...So you still have that 0.0001% chance of getting sued right?

NYnehalem
08-04-2004, 11:21 PM
no, classical music is before copyrights. . . its public domain

ErioL
08-05-2004, 12:13 AM
Or you could use iTunes and do it all legally.

Sparks
08-05-2004, 01:02 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought as long as the music you were sharing was copyrighted then its illegal yo share...So you still have that 0.0001% chance of getting sued right?
Well more like 0.001. More and mroe people are stopping to use it so your chance of getting caught keeps getting higher and higher.

DrachenFire123
08-05-2004, 02:49 AM
How much does itunes cost?

Sparks
08-05-2004, 04:16 AM
99cents a song. And you can buy the cds as well for good prices. I would use Napster over Itunes because it seems they have more songs.

Skye
08-05-2004, 06:44 AM
To pause a downlaod, just right click and your'll have some options. But its best to get the track as quickly as possible in case the person dissappears.

Winmix i think does have a feature to download from sveral sources at once, which is useful when you have much more bandwidth than the people you are getting the file from.

DEJA-VU RULES
08-05-2004, 09:33 AM
If I may add onto this. Don't download massive amounts. The higher authorities still monitor traffic, and if they notice a huge wave going to you, you could potenitally be in a pickle.

Just a note.
Good point I know some one that downloaded about 150 songs a day for a month. He got a email telling him to stop downloading or he would go to jail.

Skye
08-05-2004, 10:24 AM
Good point I know some one that downloaded about 150 songs a day for a month. He got a email telling him to stop downloading or he would go to jail.

Is that really true though? where would they get his email? How do they know what hes downloading? And when/where? Why are they watching him?

DEJA-VU RULES
08-05-2004, 10:30 AM
Yes it's true and they got his email when he signed up for Kaaza. And yes they are watching him to see if he downloads anymore music.

Sparks
08-05-2004, 11:17 AM
That happened to one of my friends. They were using imesh though.

Incredi_Hulk_77
08-05-2004, 01:46 PM
iTunes is only .99 a song and 9.99 for most full albums. It's a good deal, fully legit, and you don't have to worry about pop-ups or viruses. Every song is also top quality, you won't get anything that sounds bad or is missing the end of the song. It is also great if you have an iPod because it can auto-sync all your songs on to it very easily.

Andy Hodgson
08-05-2004, 02:17 PM
I used iTunes, but it can get expensive over time. Therefore I switched to Limewire--free, no ads, quality songs, fast downloads, and a variety to choose from. Also, once I download the songs, it automatically moves into my iTunes library, which syncs with my iPod.

Sparks
08-05-2004, 06:35 PM
You know limewire is illegal right?

ErioL
08-05-2004, 07:26 PM
To sum it up: if its free its illegal.

Andy Hodgson
08-05-2004, 10:57 PM
You know limewire is illegal right?


How is Limewire illegal? Because its free? Kazaa is free, its just that its free because companies like Gator pay to keep Kazaa up in turn for their advertising programs to be included with the installation.

Intamin42
08-05-2004, 11:07 PM
I use Ares...takes a while to connect, but downloads like lightning.

lilkrazyone
08-05-2004, 11:08 PM
i use bear share and its great.. downloads are quick if you have cable.. and there are no pop ups or spyware.. downloads have good quality too..

darque
08-05-2004, 11:50 PM
no, classical music is before copyrights. . . its public domain

You're a little misguided here.

Copyright laws cover a work for 50 years after the creators death. This is why Disney is starting to panic, I believe that they've lobbied for an extension copyright, but they to will be effected by this sooner or later.

So yes, I can go down to the library, pick up any classical music "book", go into the studio and record a piece of music that was written 500 years ago.However, if you made a copy of my disc (and I was still alive, or hadn't been dead for over 50 years), then that's illegal. You can't even put it into a school play without my permission.

No matter what way you look at it, we're breaking the law. (yes, me too)