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Mr.Tweak
05-16-2002, 04:21 PM
http://www.wired.com/news/mp3/0,1285,52540,00.html?tw=wn_ascii

Mr. C
05-16-2002, 06:13 PM
Never really cared for Napster myself, WinMX has a new version out though ;)

Mr.Tweak
05-16-2002, 06:14 PM
I used to use it everyday, Audio Galaxy is just as good though. :)

zeradul
05-17-2002, 02:45 AM
Napster was and IMO has not been dethroned in the 'mass downloading' capabbility.

I being a twenty somthing who didn't live through the 70's, 60's etc, found it hard to find large amounts of music from that time. (not knowing what to look for) What I found with Napster was that people had sorted their music into 'Classic Rock' and 'Oldies' folders WHICH just happen to appear in their Hot Lists. So I would type in 'Oldies' for example. I would highlight the first 30 responses with the best bandwidth potential and download them all.

Then I'd give it a few seconds and check to see if anyone on that list was transfering to me over 50 K/sec. When I'd find one, I'd add him to my 'Hot List' and then I'd look at everything he had shared. Since I knew he had a beefy connection, I would grab anything I thought I might want. If I found someone with transfer potential around 200 K/sec, I might download every song he had, and since the 'Hot List' feature was sortable by HIS local directories, i could sort his hot list into order by the directories he had made and sorted, and I wouldn't get anything I didn't want. I would set this up before I went to bed (2 AM) and most likely he wasn't sitting at his computer, and it wouldn't cause him any delay.

It wasn't uncommon to get 200 songs from a single user, or 400-600 songs a night

Nothing has beat that to date for purely massive amounts of genre-specific music. A few days after Beatles - One came out I got the entire albumn from a guy in 4 minutes. (128kbps quality)

After Napster became public knowledge, loads of modemers with 19 songs started flooding Napster, and things started downhill fast. Search results were filled with slow bandwidth people pretending to be high bandwidth, and high bandwithers were hiding as 56K'ers. Prior to Metallica, Napster was 90% high bandwidth in my estimation, and those were truely the glory days... Oh how I wish I could send a 160 gig HD back in time... :(

Kazaa IMO has its own advantages. As I explained in the Kazaa thread, I am able to find much more content from someone such as Elvis, for my dad. EVERYONE had 4 or 5 of the same Elvis songs, but Kazaa lets me specify by album, AND with its feature to condense Identicle songs (and resume from Different usesrs with that song) It makes getting every remotely-popular Elvis song a breeze.

Anyone know how many CD's the average Jukebox can hold? I really wanna figure out how many jukeboxes my computer is.. hahaha :P :D

FLaCo
05-17-2002, 08:56 AM
Napster i think was a work of art...except for the last versions of the free software. I used it every single day!....Now i use Grokster which is like the old form of Morpheus and Audio Galaxy. Both i think have spywasre if i'm not mistaken. I got a to change some reg files and somehow stop the spyware on Grokster. They show you how at http://www.project-insomnia.com/grokster.html

Synthetic
05-17-2002, 01:09 PM
I agree with zeradul, it wasnt uncommon for me to get a song from napster in less than 10 seconds..sometimes even 5 seconds:eek: but with kazaa or the old morpheus, it would take ages. max download speeds would be around 80-100kb/sec. but with napster it was a few hundred kb/sec:( (btw, this is when i was at dads in melbourne...he has optus cable:D i have dial up:cry: )

zeradul
05-17-2002, 01:47 PM
Flaco, Just use Kazaa Lite...

www.kazaalite.tk

FLaCo
05-19-2002, 12:39 AM
Kazza Lite suppose to be a anti-spyware version?...a million pop ups tho :p . thx for the reference....

Synthetic
05-20-2002, 05:44 PM
Kazza Lite suppose to be a anti-spyware version?
yep:thumb: