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Kazaa Tumbling In Use

By Phantasm66
Jul 15, 2004
  1. "Online movie trading is skyrocketing, but onetime leader Kazaa is tumbling in use, according to a new worldwide survey of file-swapping traffic from network management company CacheLogic."

    You can easily understand this. Bittorrent offers the stability that Kazaa just quite simply lacks. However, we lack a unifed search engine for torrent files, as far as I know.

    Meanwhile, in related news, "Consumers might soon be able to make legal copies of high-definition movies, if a new coalition of media companies can reach agreement."
     
  2. filthy_mcnasty

    filthy_mcnasty TS Rookie Posts: 89

    http://isohunt.com is pretty good for searching torrents / irc. not perfect but not bad either.
     
  3. Strakian

    Strakian TS Rookie Posts: 146

    i'm a fan of www.suprnova.org myself.

    note there is NO e, ,so don't add it.
     
  4. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,574

    That's what they said last year, and useage had actually not been any less than it was. It was steady at 2.5 million most of the time and never got much less than that. Even after all the RIAA fiasco started. I still wonder where they get these statistics.
     
  5. Spike

    Spike TS Rookie Posts: 2,371

    At the bottom of my Kazaa lite window is where I look at the stats.

    At the moment, it says...

    2,549,396 users online, sharing 1,727,528,301 files
     
  6. rowdy6680

    rowdy6680 TS Rookie

    Just curious if any of you have used Shareaza? I am using it and so far it works well. It allows torrent downloads as well as edonkey, and connects to Gnutella networks as well. Only one it won't connect to is FastTrak...but I still have Kazaa Lite Resurrection for that. I guess I don't know edonkey that well, because I do seem to have a hard time downloading from someone using an eDonkey client. Just curious what y'all think...
     
  7. TS | Crazyace

    TS | Crazyace TS Rookie Posts: 329

    WIN MX is my choice, and I have never heard any publicity about it.
     
  8. Strakian

    Strakian TS Rookie Posts: 146

    I've used WIN MX, also used SoulSeeker (only music)

    EDIT: SoulSeeker has access to the Norwegian/Scandinavian servers that are more in-accessible since napster got shut down.:EDIT
     
  9. SOB

    SOB Banned Posts: 150

    K - lite

    here.
     
  10. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,574

    Which is how its been for 2 years now. How is Kazaa use tumbling? I think this is just propaganda because there are no facts to back up these peoples claims, and I've heard this twice in the last year. The last was after the RIAA deal and then actual users online never changed when I was using Kazaa. The users online changed but no any more or less depending on the time of day to call it unusual.
     
  11. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,305   +52 Staff Member

    That's not true. When I used Kazaa about two years ago, I would always see 4,000,000 or even 5,000,000. Slow days might yield about 3,500,000.

    I don't doubt it is tumbling in use - The reason? - Many new songs available on Kazaa aren't the full versions.

    This is what forced me to move to another (better) method of getting music. Half of the (popular) songs I'd download would skip, repeat or have something wrong with them. Of course, this isn't true with all songs. Just certain ones. And depending on what music you listen to, you may never see a bad song. ;)

    While I'm pretty certain the RIAA is up to this, it is too much trouble to fool with. I don't want to download a song 6 times before I find the real version. :) I wouldn't touch Kazaa with a 100' pole.
     
     
  12. josbd

    josbd TS Enthusiast Posts: 289

    Well, I for one am happy with Kazaa Lite, it is an old friend. We all have our favourites, and I have used most for a short while at least, but I always return to Kazaa Lite.
     
  13. scotiawhiskers

    scotiawhiskers TS Rookie Posts: 27

    I use Overnet quite happily (0.51 as don't want to try 0.53. When I upgraded to 0.52 it just sat and sulked and had to go back to 0.51) and get pretty fair results. Have to check once you've picked something that what people are putting up is what you want - not some re-named piece of porn or a different song, etc but that is easy to do. If you have any doubts then once you're at about 25%+you can use a part file completer to preview and see what it really is. Neighbour uses Shareazaa happily (he used to eMule), friend uses Kazaa happily. I think the real issue is which one has the stuff you want, that you can get and that you like the interface with. Consumer choice rules?
     
  14. Here's another vote for Overnet and Edonkey/Emule! Since I switched from WinMX, I have never failed to find and finish every file I looked for, whether it is a song or video. It may take a while to finish, but it takes no effort. It just chugs along and there it is. And I am into some pretty strange/rare stuff.
     
  15. Win MX for me ... so many files and many people..

    NO DAMN ADVERTS (or pop-ups)
     
  16. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    /me wonders if he could gather all the IPs of the posters here & sell them to the RIAA...[​IMG]
     
  17. Strakian

    Strakian TS Rookie Posts: 146

    I happen to know the RIAA is more interested in the people who download say Jay-Z and trys to sell it before it comes out, as opposed to the average fan who just downloads anb album here and there.

    That's what most of these 'busts' are, people who are trying to make a profit off of this.

    Only exception I can think of is that 12 year old girl in NY, that was more of a publicity stunt I think to make people feel un-safe and that it could happen to them. It's kinda like the war on terror. Driven by fear of the unknown.
     
  18. filthy_mcnasty

    filthy_mcnasty TS Rookie Posts: 89

    what are you talking about? we all use file sharing networks to distribute our own material or things of that nature. you mean people actually use them for illegal downloads!? :D

    heh heh heh
     
  19. braddems

    braddems TS Rookie

    hi im bradley.everyone uninstall kazaa its full of viruises spyware everything i reccomend www.microsoft.com and install windows defender beta 2
     
  20. jhae

    jhae TS Rookie Posts: 26

    GUYS IS KAZAA SAFE?? or how do you make it safe from MALWARES, spywares and viruses?? coz i'm using bearshare and ohh crap the progam made my pC sick by installing almost 200+ spywares and tracking cookies...
     
  21. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    Maybe by just keeping away from P2P applications altogether ?
     
  22. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    I`ll second that Didou.

    As far as I`m concerned, all p2p programmes should be avoided like the plague.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  23. jhae

    jhae TS Rookie Posts: 26

    Thx Didou and Howard...
    grr.. my brother installed LIMEWIRE.. oh well must uninstall it or just use AVG spyware and delete them wehh...
    hehe this is kind of being OC...
     
  24. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    If u do want to use P2P, try Ares from here. It too connects to the Gnutella network like Kazaa and LimeWire, only it's free to download and has no attached nasties.
     
  25. N1Hawk

    N1Hawk TS Rookie Posts: 248

    I agree I use UTorrent all the time and stay away from those ugly P2P programs!
     
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