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Kazaa Lite is no more

By Julio Franco
Dec 7, 2003
  1. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Posts: 1,040

  2. josbd

    josbd TS Enthusiast Posts: 292

    What is confusing the issue is that there are various versions of Kazaa Lite, and the one I have seems to be fine atm. The link from Conrad is excellent... leads you to a number of mirror sites.
     
  3. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,871

    I won't post the links here because of the content and some of the banner ads on some of the pages, but if you are interested in BT but have trouble finding things(since there isn't a central search network) simply google for Bit Torrent Links, the first page of results yeilded some excellent results for tracking sites, where you can search for popular downloads.
     
  4. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 6,504   +6

    Hehheeh! ;)

    Too bad

    a)Kazaa Lite download is no longer available from there, and

    b)it will be down some time soon anyway, I think.

    Face it man, its going underground now if its continuing at all. I hope it is, but face facts there are big problems doing so now.
     
  5. MoRulez

    MoRulez TS Rookie Posts: 66

    I have had the latest version (2.4.3) and the really neat thing about K-Lite is that the (hopefully not) "last" release was EASILY the best version ever. Nice coincidence. But you can still connect to it and download files off it. My friend just used it to download a 2 week old song, so it's still in use. But use edonkey for all your file-sharing needs. It has everything you ever dreamed of (almost). And it is constantly updated.
     
  6. josbd

    josbd TS Enthusiast Posts: 292

    Well I shall stick with using the version I have now, and hope that K-Lite re-emerges, since it has given many of us a hand in persuading record companies that we KNOW we are being ripped off. Hopefully they will listen this time and learn.
     
  7. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,268

    Although i m a great fan of K-Lite, I have to say that its not the end of the world without it. I m sure there are good programs out there to support your mp3 needs. I have already been using WinMX for a couple of days. I am very satisfied with it. I found mp3s to be of higher quality than most foond in K-Lite, 192kbps are commonly available in WinMX whiile 128kbps seems to be the common bitrate in K-Lite. Another plus is that you have less chances of downloading empty files or looping ones, I have not encounter a single looping file in the 20 downloads of mp3s i have done over the past two days.
     
  8. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,657   +323

    If you guys are really hard up to get what you want go back to the pre-napster era and use IRC or FTP. Check out www.oth.net for a hint.
    Note: I assume you are dling what you already own because you don't have a cd drive in your computer or any software that can rip cds :)
     
  9. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    KaZaa lite didn't only have mp3s on it, that's why a lot of people used it. *cough*y&w*cough* ;)

    I could type "midget" & have all the movies I need ( educational movies mind you ).

    What I liked about Audio Galaxy was the Community aspect. In every single part of the Audio Galaxy site/software you could leave a comment or simply discuss about the artist/song.

    It's something that I find lacking in a lot of programs released now. I mean you can always send a message to someone you're downloading from & vice/versa, but there's nowhere to go to find out what people think about a certain song. Or if you're actually discovering an artist through mp3s ( that has happened quite a lot for me ), you can ask people suggestions of good songs for that specific artist.

    MP3 programs weren't just about looking at the chart in your area & downloading the Top 10.

    On another note, I remember Massive Attack had released the Mezzanine album on their website prior to its release. The other day I was looking at their "100th window" album & noticed it was copy protected.

    Times are changing I guess.
     
  10. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Posts: 1,040

    When I posted that, they didn't have that recent news post stating that they will stop.

    Dang... I have to learn how to use mirc... i've tried before but I still dont get it...
     
  11. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 6,504   +6

    you can still use your existing kazaa lite program, its just unavailable for download.
     
     
  12. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,268

    They have tonnes of *cough* educational movies *cough* movies than mp3s in eDonkey ;). It always good to have 2 or more p2p programs, one to fill in what the other lacks and vice versa.
     
  13. agrav8r

    agrav8r TS Rookie Posts: 103

    For now. i am sure that Kazaa will soon be creating a "patch" that will disable the use of existing kazaa lite users and begin using gator ware again. The only 2 things that people complain about with kazaa wath teh spyware and the activity level.

    For those who use bittorrent, doesn't it have to have multiple owners of the program you are searching for? The method it used, according to my understanding, was to take packets from each of the different owners in no particular order and reconnect them, where kazza just connected directly to multiple users and attempted to grab them "in order" from front to back. If this is the case, would that make bittorrent faster in its downloads, or am i missing something?
     
  14. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Posts: 1,040

    Yeah I still do but now the supply has cut off. Now files are in high demand.

    Demand > Suppy.
     
  15. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,657   +323

    What in the hell are you talking about?
    The supply for a non-spyware client has cut off, that is all that has cut off.
    Files as in install files? I think threads in the front page news as well as this very thread have displayed that you can still get the install files for Kazaa Lite and K++. If you are refering to media files that are now in 'high demand' well then I think you are exaggerating a bit - how are they in any more demand than 1 month ago?
     
  16. Krugger

    Krugger TS Rookie Posts: 210

    i think he meant they're in low supply, and therefore since there a fewer shared files they are in higher demand... but i don't think that really applies to a p2p network of this size. the only problem i could see is that fewer people are using kazaa or fewer people are sharing... i don't think demand is an issue.
     
  17. josbd

    josbd TS Enthusiast Posts: 292

    Well, I am using it atm and there are 3,780,268 users online, and tis early yet, so perhaps all is not that bad eh?
     
  18. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 6,504   +6

    As I said, you can still use the application, you just can't download it from any official server anymore, and its no longer under development.
     
  19. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    If people are still that interested in getting this application all they would need to do is just search for it on regular kazaa, I'm sure it can be found there somewhere.

    I am also thinking there isn't really that much that kazaa(the real one) can do to stop people from using k++ unless they revamp the whole system.
     
  20. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,871

    I just googled it and came up with quite a few live links to it(just individuals still hosting copies of it) within the first few pages of results...
    You can also probably ask people you know for it, many people tend to keep the installer on their machine after installing.
     
  21. josbd

    josbd TS Enthusiast Posts: 292

    Indeed. The "official" download sites now seem to be expecting people to sign up for a *ahem* small fee.... which they claim makes it all legal. So, erm that's alright then....... :|
     
  22. Krugger

    Krugger TS Rookie Posts: 210

    i assume you're referring to http://www.k-lite.tk/ which is what you find when you search google for kazaa lite... that company just came about to try to make money of klite's popularity. when sherman forced google to remove links to klite's homepage, this k-lite site became the first result on google.
     
  23. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,871

    I wasn't talking about official sites, I was refering to several sites that just happen to have klite available for download, some are just collections of p2p apps and such.
     
  24. agrav8r

    agrav8r TS Rookie Posts: 103

    I am using klite, but for anyone using kazaa prime:rolleyes: have you checked to see if it is downloadable? I have tossed around putting the zipped version in my shared folder, but I don't know if they are "looking" for it
     
  25. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,871

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