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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

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Posted:one for the techy hoppers here:

i'd like some recommendations for bittorrent clients please - one's you've used and liked and why smile

this has nothing to do with the new psp i just bought ubbangel wink


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Atar
BRONZE Member since Dec 2005

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Posted:Hey there, I'd go for Azureus, its a good client with a crapload of options. Just google on that name and you'll find it. smile

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Sym
BRONZE Member since Sep 2004

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Posted:If you're interested in getting files though other P2P networks as well, you can use Shareaza (Shareaza.com) for torrents, ed2k and gnutella 1 & 2 downloads.

I've found Azureus to be to bloated, but then again, I don't really use it enough to know whats good about it.

Let us know what you settle on, and why!

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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

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Posted:What's bittorent? redface

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drofkcah
SILVER Member since Dec 2005

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Posted:i use Bitcomet or utorrent, they alsi have a load of options

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UCOF
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Posted:Cole: BitComet is the one I use.

www.bitcomet.com

Edit: No wait.. thats not the one I use, but seems to be better than the one I do... confused


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Dunc
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Posted:What's bittorent??!!

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

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Posted:Appologies.

Bittorrent, is kind of like kazaa and other file sharing programs.

For the one I have used, and I think this is th ecase for all bittorrent clients, you have to look up the file you want to download ( www.thepiratebay.org is a good one), then once yo have downloaded that file (which only contains the information ABOUT the file you want such as the total file size and who on the internet has the file) you need to open it through the bittorrent client.

This will then set about downloading the actual file you want, be it a movie or a rip of an album.

I think thats about all the info you might want, but I probably forgetting something...

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Dunc
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Posted:I've been looking for a file sharing program since winmx dissapeared, but can't find anything that doesn't require my credit card details!

Any pointers in the right direction? Or an exe file by email perhaps?

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Mint Sauce
BRONZE Member since Sep 2003

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Posted:Azureus is king

before i met those lot i thought they'd be a bunch of dreadlocked hippies that smoked, set things on fire ,and drank a lot of tea but then when i met them....oh wait (PyroWill)

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Mr_Chutney
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Posted:Azureus is good and Java based, which I like.

BTW Dunc, winmx is still alive IF you get some cheeky patch that makes it use other servers/ settings etc. My step father is something of a number one hits merchant and has been usinf win mx for aaaaages. Once it went down he found out about a sneeky patch and he's still going! smile


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Stout
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Posted:Winmx, may still be alive, but it's not what it used to be. I hoping more people find out and install the patch and it'll recover to it's former glory.

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Dunc
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Posted:Can't fine lime wire without having to give credit card details and pay my 99p per month.



I have no idea where to find a winmx patch that acatually works either frown


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Dunc
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Posted:no it works now. WICKED! bounce





thankx


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Mr_Chutney
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Posted:Good stuff smile

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Sym
BRONZE Member since Sep 2004

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Posted:Dunc, try Shareaza.com

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Stout
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Posted:You got Winmx working I presume? if not the patch is available through these guys.

http://www.slyck.com/
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I didn't have much success with shareazza, but there seems to be something going on with either my ISP, or antivirus software ,, something to do with tcp ports. I could get a feeble amount of search results, but I never managed to actually download anything.


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Mint Sauce
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Posted:I use the basic package its free and dose me fine

I tried Shareaza.com yesterday seemed I have to wait ages in a cue to download anything


before i met those lot i thought they'd be a bunch of dreadlocked hippies that smoked, set things on fire ,and drank a lot of tea but then when i met them....oh wait (PyroWill)

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coleman
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Posted:hi everyone and thanks for your comments and reccomendations.

i chose azureus in the end.

main reasons being the good help files (there's a wiki dedicated to it) and that it had some nice display options smile

i'm still having 'nat' problems (presumably cos i've not set up my norton firewall properly) and thus only get yellow smiley faces when i really want to see green ones frown

but it seems to be downloading stuff okay so i'm just ignoring that for now.

toby - i have used kazaa, winmx, gnutella in the past but i'm pretty sure that anything other than bittorrent would be useless for finding the type of files i am looking for now.


cole. x


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Chickpea
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

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Posted:if you're using azureus then
www.torrentspy.com (my fave)
www.thepiratebay.org (already mentioned)
and
www.mininova.org
are all good sites to get your torrents from.
havent found a site thats good for really obscure stuff yet though.
B x


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coleman
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Posted:they're exactly the sites i've been using smile

isohunt is good too but seems to have almost identical info to torrentspy.

i downloaded a snes emulator last night which rocks plus i got a ripper/converter pack with dvd ripper and a converter for video to psp so i can watch all my movies on the go (when the psp eventually turns up...).

it also included a .mov converter which should come in quite handy too.


cole. x


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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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KJ2356


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Posted:hmmm... just use torrents for torrents but if you want a good file sharing software go for Bearshare its pretty good.

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coleman
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Posted:Written by: KJ2356

hmmm... just use torrents for torrents but if you want a good file sharing software go for Bearshare



sorry, i don't quite get that...

torrents are simply a way of cleverly disributing large files are they not?

torrent clients are filesharing programs just as much as bearshare is but they operate on the bitorrent network instead of the gnutella network (which is accessed using gnutella clients like limewire and bearshare).


cole. x


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they do porridge."
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Lavatwilight
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

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Posted:use www.torrentz.com and it searches all of the the torrent sties smile

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KJ2356


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Posted:yes but main filesharing programs such as Limewire and Bearshare dont use torrents and as i found has a much larger selection of things. mostly depending on your internet connection i would say. and im babling again someone shoot me before i start talking about Llamas! too late! did you know Llama backwards is amalL? what? what was that bush? because my names Amall im a terrorist? but its Llama spelt backwards! no you cant eat the kitty! bad! *hit*

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polarity
SILVER Member since May 2005

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Posted:www.emule-project.net



www.amule.org



www.mldonkey.org



I go for the open source programs because they don't; eat all your bandwidth, share all your files, spam you with ads, cost money.



eMule is simple enough, and so long as you can leave your computer running for ages (so you don't loose your place in download queues) can saturate your download bandwidth when doing a dozen files. You can always set limits on up/download though (and schedule limits so it can go full throttle overnight, but let you DL other stuff during the day)



aMule is a bit simpler and runs on macs too, and mldonkey is the mutts nutts, as it supports practically every P2P protocol in existance, the only problem being it's for Linux/BSD/OSX/Cygwin, and takes a bit more work to get going.



BTW eMule found your file.


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Sym
BRONZE Member since Sep 2004

Sym

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Location: Diss, Norfolk, United Kingdom

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Posted:Written by: coleman

torrents are simply a way of cleverly disributing large files are they not?




Yes, I'm thinking about setting up a bittorrent server for HoP files...if anyone wants to help me out PM me...


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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

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Posted:I now think this is the best one to download.

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mech
BRONZE Member since Jun 2003

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Posted:erm, can we e clear here that you guys are not going to be sharing files illegally, as this is agsinst the rules of the HOPbb.

And that you will only be using this P2P software to download files that contain no copyrights to them at all, like share ware progs, and trial software, and that of course you will, once the trial has run out, go out and buy the prog.....

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

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Posted:Obviously.

ubbangel


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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

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Posted:whareabouts in the rules does it say we're not allowed to discuss illegal filesharing...?

not that i have suggested that i would be doing something like that, but i couldn't actually find anything that prohibits us talking about it here... shrug


cole. x


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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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