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11-22-2007, 11:37 PM
I have not been able to connect to lime wire all week...anyone else have this problem
\m/ Rich \m/
11-23-2007, 04:04 AM
there's an easy fix for that... stop using limewire, start using torrents.
If you dont know what they are, see the torrent thread in the internet and networking section.
11-23-2007, 07:53 PM
I've had no problems with Limewire this week.
11-23-2007, 08:03 PM
I must be blind..I still can't log onto Lime Wire and I don't see a torrents thread
\m/ Rich \m/
11-23-2007, 08:32 PM
11-23-2007, 08:40 PM
ty I did find it 2nd time looking....I downloaded it but have no clue how it works
11-24-2007, 05:25 PM
If and when you do figure it out you will never go back to anything else, including Limewire. Take the time to read this (http://www.slyck.com/bt.php?page=1) , it will be worth it. You will need to become half assed good and know how to unzip stuff and what ever. For videos and music its a simple download away. I recommend Azureus (http://azureus.sourceforge.net/) as your download client. Download it and install it, then go to mininova (http://www.mininova.org/) and search for what you are looking for.Once you click on the file you want Azureus will start up on its own. If you need help, just pm me.
11-24-2007, 10:33 PM
Another good program to use for torrents is Utorrent. Its alot "lighter" than Azureus. Azureus is a java based program and takes alot longer to boot up. Utorrent doesnt rely on any 3rd party plugin and doesnt use up much resources at all. For Utorrent: Click Here (http://www.utorrent.com)
11-27-2007, 12:00 AM
ok...I downloaded UTorrent...now what do I do....is it possible that since i downloaded iTunes that limewire won't connect
11-27-2007, 01:08 AM
I dont think so. I personally didnt have a problem with Limewire when I did use it. Once you have Utorrent installed, go to a site such as http://www.isohunt.com. Careful when you visit these sites because the majority of them are run by ad companies and some of these ads may be sexually explicit. That aside, search for what you are looking for, albeit a movie or a song. I will post a tutorial for you soon.
11-27-2007, 01:47 AM
1. Go to http://isohunt.com. As you notice, there is a search box....
Now as you can see, I searched for Nickelback's album, All the Right Reasons and it turned up multiple results. You'll notice that there is a column for "S" and "L". The "S" is for Seeders. This is how many people have downloaded the file completely, and are sharing it. The "L" is for Leechers, this is the amount of people that are currently downloading the file. Naturally, you want to find the file with the most Seeders.
3. Next, a popup will come up from Utorrent, asking what to do with the torrent you just downloaded. For some reason I couldnt get an image of this but I will explain it. You will come up with a box with a list of all the files to download. In this particular case, you are downloading all the songs on the album. At this point, you can pick and choose which songs to download, and which songs not to. Ti skip downloading a file or song, simply uncheck the box next to it and Utorrent will not download that file. Be careful of this because some files, such as movies, come in different "parts" that are achived using WinRAR. You'll notice this when the files end in "part001", "part002" and so on. At this point, you have no choice but to download the entire file or else you'll end up with nothing. Asuming you want the entire album, click OK
4. Now you will have a screen similar to this......
As you can see from my setup, it displays the current status of the download, how much of the album is already downloaded, the amount of Seeders and Leechers I am connected to, and the estimated time of arrival (ETA).
Once the file is done (downloaded 100%), you will be a Seeder. This means that others will download the same files off of you until they are finished. You'll also see by the above screen shot is the ratio. This is how much others have downloaded off of you expressed in a decimal point (1.000 meaning you have uploaded as much as you have downloaded). 1.000 is the requested ratio because it helps the entire community. Once you have seeded the file enough, you can right click on the download, mouse over on "Remove", and click on "delete torrent". Absolutely DO NOT click on "delete torrent + Data". This will not only stop seeding the file, but also delete what you have downloaded aswell.
I hope this has shed a bit of light into the world of torrenting. Its hard at first but after a while, it will get much easier. As always, if you have any questions, PM me.
11-27-2007, 10:05 AM
private sites are even better, can get a full dvd in under 2 hours....
11-27-2007, 11:10 AM
yes but you also need an invite to private sites. The one I am on right now isnt allowing new members.
11-27-2007, 12:16 PM
ty...look forward to trying to figure this out
11-27-2007, 03:09 PM
(I am new to this)How do you go about finding a private site? Or how do you know they are private sites?
11-27-2007, 03:26 PM
Private sites are usually by word of mouth. A private site usually requires an invite to join and has strict rules to follow.
11-27-2007, 07:43 PM
ty Canadian13... I just printed your tutorial....I am going to give it a try now.
11-27-2007, 09:49 PM
Okay cool. Let me know how it goes. Oh....something I forgot to mention, anything you downloaded, appears in the "My Documents" folder.
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