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OK, Music lovers...and Computer gurus.

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by 5Stars, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    How safe is it to use Limewire to download a few songs. I don't want to cheat the Music Industry...but I would like to find some songs.

    Is there a better or safer way to get some downloaded music?
     
  2. heavyg

    heavyg Active Member

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    lots of viruses from what I hear. Some of the music sharing programs now have you pay for the music and I think they may be a bit safer
     
  3. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    Limewire is rife with spyware and other nasty stuff. If you decide to use it, run a full scan afterwards.
     
  4. Cochese

    Cochese Benched

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  5. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Hunka Hunka Burning BP Staff Member

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    You can buy/download individual songs from Amazon. Not all bands/cds as they do not have it for some older stuff. But a good deal of them you can download for $0.99 per song.
     
  6. Faerluna

    Faerluna I'm Complicated

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  7. cowboyfan4life_mark

    cowboyfan4life_mark 5 outta 8 ain't bad

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  8. Rampage

    Rampage Benched

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    this is what I do.
     
  9. Achozen

    Achozen Sounds From The Lair

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    Torrents...

    I'd stay away from P2P programs.
     
  10. Cowboys2008

    Cowboys2008 New Member

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    There you go, right there! Figure out torrents and there will be nothing more you ever need. Limewire and like p2p programs are SO yesterday it's not even funny. Those are from the ages of like Napster, which people basically stopped using after they got busted.

    FTP & Newsgroups, are also another avenue you might want to explore if the whole torrent thing isn't for you. Though torrent is about the best there is, and thepiratebay.org is one of the best torrent search engines I've found yet. Find music, movies, tv shows, computer apps, etc, etc. Basically any and everything you could want can be found through torrent. And another cool quality is the ability to see how many other people are seeding and downloading a particular program, movie or music file. The more you see, the more you can trust it. Not too mention people leave comments/feedback for individual torrents, telling the quality and concerns one might have with a particular download.

    Then the "spyware/virus" risk that a lot find with the other options out there, I've just never found through torrents. Though, yea, they do exist if you're not careful, but if you do what I said and look for the safe ones a lot of other people are downloading and talking about, you should never have a problem. You also come to notice rippers by name and know which ones you can always trust.
     
  11. Faerluna

    Faerluna I'm Complicated

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    I like p2p because if you want just one song, sometimes it's hard to find torrents. Depends on the situation, mostly. I use either p2p or torrents.

    Useful torrent search engine (searches other torrent sites) - http://isohunt.com/
     
  12. needforspeed

    needforspeed Legend in my spare time

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  13. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    I don't care what others tell you, using Limewire is perfectly safe... absolutely nothing can go wrong...

    Nothing can go wrong...

    Nothing can go wrong...

    Go wrong...

    Go wrong...

    Go wrong...

    *@#!&$%&&@#xx&#$*@&#&@$$X

    :D
     
  14. SDogo

    SDogo Not as good as I once was but as good once as I ev

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    How safe is this? I have been by there before and really want to download a copy of MS Office. The reviews look good but I'm just nervous as hell about some thing or some one taking over my computer.
     
  15. the kid 05

    the kid 05 Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds

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    torrents are just like peer 2 peers cept you can download from ALOT more people using torrents...
     
  16. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    Vuze plus thepiratebay.org = game over

    It doesn't get better.

    You might try soulseek but its a semi complicated program.
     

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