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warren21
30th March 2006, 11:01 AM
Hi all,

Does anybody know an alternative to LimeWire? I find that LimeWire is limited to the content that you can download. I listen to alot of underground dance and house and was wondering if there is any service for OS X that offers full album downloads. Particularly DJ compilations.


Thanx.

[Disko edit: made it legal]

slashingthefox
30th March 2006, 11:04 AM
eDonkey.

mechcon
30th March 2006, 11:04 AM
http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/17228

better network



oh and channel BT ;P

iMick
30th March 2006, 11:30 AM
Torrents all the way. Haven't used anything else for ages. Even on a Mac I still think the other P2P apps as spyware.

natakim
30th March 2006, 11:37 AM
try here for some info

puremac software for macintosh (http://www.pure-mac.com/p2p.html)

or here

p2p guide for macintosh (http://www.mac-p2p.com/)

timace
30th March 2006, 06:27 PM
Torrents FTW
Pity Azureus brings my intel mini to a grinding halt :(

tintinaujapon
30th March 2006, 07:42 PM
Frostwire is by the same people who did Limewire, without the hamstringing. If you're comfortable with Limewire, can't go past this program.

www.frostwire.com

eroda
30th March 2006, 07:46 PM
Cabos - same network less BS

Wheels
30th March 2006, 08:04 PM
Originally posted by mechcon@Mar 30 2006, 12:04 PM
oh and channel BT ;P
Is there anyone here who can explain this simply without the thread being closed? Do you download a torrent client and go and find a torrent on a website and it will download what you want??

Sorry I have no idea about it. I have a client program but there is no search facility in it that I could find.

Quamen
30th March 2006, 08:17 PM
Originally posted by Wheels@Mar 30 2006, 08:04 PM
Is there anyone here who can explain this simply without the thread being closed? Do you download a torrent client and go and find a torrent on a website and it will download what you want??

Sorry I have no idea about it. I have a client program but there is no search facility in it that I could find.
In a rough nutshell.

Torrent being a distributed downloading network don't have a search facility.

To use torrents you need a client.

You then use a torrent tracking site (google for some, linking will get this thread closed) and download a tracker for the linux (or whatever) distro you want to download.

You download the tracker and add it into your client.

The client then uses the tracker to search the web for other people with the same tracker and then starts downloading and uploading pieces of the file the tracker is tracking.

zeddie2001
30th March 2006, 08:21 PM
Xfactor used to be the leader (IMHO) of Mac P2P programs, but with the latest version it has become Shareware and only supports the Gnutella network. In short, I wouldn't recommend it to ANYONE.

Am now looking for a new client, and am going to check out frostwire

Wheels
30th March 2006, 08:40 PM
Thank-you very much. Understand now.

melbmac
30th March 2006, 09:36 PM
I dont mind limewire that much???

:huh:

Maybe i'll give some of he other a go...

Squozen
30th March 2006, 09:49 PM
http://www.emusic.com

sunrisesister
30th March 2006, 10:14 PM
limewire can be a good quick-fix to finding a particular popular music file NOW and right NOW. however, anything non-mainstream can be hard to find, and slow.

torrents all the way baby! i use azeureus (sp?) with port forwarding. works a treat!

Atomac
30th March 2006, 11:51 PM
Acquisition

helloroto
30th March 2006, 11:58 PM
Originally posted by Atomac@Mar 30 2006, 11:51 PM
Acquisition
Finally, I was waiting for someone else to say it :D

Acquisition ALL THE WAY :D It maybe shareware but is a great app AND its already universal :D

xfodder
31st March 2006, 12:22 AM
another vote for acquisition, not only does it work very well, it is very easy to use and it is the prettiest p2p app on the mac :D

Johnny Appleseed
31st March 2006, 12:51 AM
Hear hear (http://www.acquisitionx.com/)

soul assasin
31st March 2006, 01:45 AM
Cyberduck (http://cyberduck.ch)

Better than any P2P (Including Torrents) network.

eroda
31st March 2006, 07:04 AM
Man give cabos a in seriously it looks simple but it gets job done can also seperate file types to diff locations . Its got a windows port and linux one there somewhere

pipingfiend
31st March 2006, 08:30 AM
there is a soulseek client for OSX. SoulseekX it is called. The soulseek network was always been one for music one only and for is great for electronic music