Soulseek Tutorial And Review – A Heaven For Music Downloads?

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Quick Overview: If you are into more rare music that can’t be easily found on most places online, love a more personal approach to sharing files, and have no problem with taking a little time to make everything work to its full potential, then Soulseek might be just the place for you. Soulseek not only has loads of free music, …

Configuring The Windows Firewall For P2P

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In some rare cases, file sharing clients can be hindered from connecting correctly because the Windows firewall blocks either incoming or outgoing connections. Admittedly, this doesn’t happen very often, since modern P2P clients tend to automatically setup exceptions in the firewall. If, however, you can’t find any other reason why you cannot accept incoming connections, or even connect at all, …

Ares Galaxy – P2P For Music

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Quick Overview: Build for sharing smaller files, in particular MP3 music, Ares is particularly interesting if you like to download not whole albums but separate tracks. It uses its own network, but also supports torrents. There is a lot of music to be found, and downloads typically take a few seconds to minutes per song; rare tracks might take a …

Port Forwarding Tutorial For P2P Clients

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To get the best performance in P2P networks such as BitTorrent, you need to forward ports, otherwise you won’t be able to accept incoming connections and might miss a lot of peers / sources for your files (if you need a more detailed explanation, check out this article). Especially older file sharing protocols, such as eMule/eDonkey2000, Ares P2P, and Soulseek …

Bearshare – A “Legal” P2P Software (Writing in progress)

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Another old name in the file sharing industry: Bearshare. Started in December 2001 as a client to the Gnutella-network, it was sold to MusicLab, LLC and made into another client for the “legal P2P” iMesh network. The new client hasn’t much in common with the old Bearshare, as it is essentially only a rebrand of the iMesh software, which connects …

Lphant – Stay Away From This “Mystery Software”

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Update: As it seems, this new version of Lphant is the same as Bearshare and iMesh. Still, we absolutely don’t like the massive lack of information on the official website. Better choose a different program for file sharing or directly opt for the official iMesh client if you want to go for the music subscription service. Along with eMule, aMule …

mP2P / Manolito – Now Defunct

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Manolito P2P, or mP2P, is a file sharing protocol developed Pablo Soto, a spanish programmer. Back in 2001, it was part of the big explosion of P2P protocols, and considered as a new hope by many. Go to the official site for more. Notable clients were Piolet, Blubster and Manolito. The advantage to other networks were technical in nature; for example, …

Morpheus – A Giant That Is No More

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Morpheus was a popular client for OpenNap, FastTrack (later abandoned), Gnutella and Gnutella2, and even BitTorrent, and is even featured in the (in-)famous “Don’t Download This Song” from “Weird Al” Yankovic. It had all the features of a good P2P-client, a build-in music player, a big community, iTunes integration, you name it. Never limited to only one network, support for …