Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by Gutrat, Feb 26, 2006.
I've tried Bearshare/Aries/Limeware
Any other suggestions?
Best torrent site?
I also use torrents, but it seems you can usually only find the whole album. Know of any good sites for just songs?
Of those available, which is generally the fastest, most reliable, cleanest, etc?
soulseek (slsknet.org) very good program.
Or, ftp. Search for files at oth.net
These are both excellent options. Or so I've heard.. I don't, of course, actually download any mp3s, that'd be dishonest.
is there a way to view torrents by number of seeders on demonoid?
Usenet > *
Torrents are an awful way to get music, you'll get a much better selection if you use use DC++ or soulseek.
The only thing about newsgroups are you have to get them within X amount of days, or the .nzb file will be no good.
Here's a really good site for finding DC hubs www.hublist.org. Most of the public hubs one's are rubbish.
oink for sure
Soulseek and Torrents.... kinda OT, but does anyone have an oink invite they care to share with me?
Torrents work well, especially if you want the whole album.
oth.net sucks, half the time they don't even have the file plus its an ftp so speeds suck!
yeah...no. I've downloaded ~80 gigs of music (all APS, APX, or lossless) in the past few weeks...all from torrents. Doens't seem like an awful way to me.
I've used Ares for about 2 yrs and have never had a problem with it.. not one virus at all
It's not about speeds or amounts man, it all depends on what your looking for. All the torrents sites I've seen have a good selection of well known/commercial/slighlty underground stuff, but if you want to get anything obscure then your fucked. I stopped using torrents and switched to DC because I couldn't find anything that I wanted on torrent sties.
I should have re-phrased my post I suppose, go with torrents if you can find what you want, but I can guarantee that if you find a decent set of DC hubs that you'll pretty much always find what your looking for. Even stuff like a one man black metal band that released a single demo tape in 1989 can be found on DC, and I think soulseek has a pretty spandangling selection too.
my personal experiences with azareus and torrenspy have been realy good the past couple years. isohunt.com is also a great torrent website. make sure you read up on what a torrent is/how it works before you start playing around with it though.
I guess I was a little misleading in what I said...cause the only torrent site I use for music is OiNK...which I think has an outstanding selection of music. Everything else is pretty much crap. OiNK is the perfect place to find complete (nearly complete anyhow) collections from a particular artist.
For example, check out this 7.92GB Dream Theater torrent:
Bootleg (1994) The Awake Demos
Bootleg (1995) Acoustic Dreams
Bootleg (1997) Falling Into Infinity Demos
Bootleg (1998) Live in Rotterdam
Bootleg (1998) Trial Of Singles
Bootleg (2002) Forbidden Dreams
Bootleg (2002) Four Degrees Of Radio Edits
Bootleg (2002) The Atco Demos
Bootleg (2002) When Demos And Singles Unite
Bootleg (2005) Dark Side of the Moon
Bootleg (2005) Live In Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, 10-10-2005
Bootleg (2005) Live In Stockholm, 09-29-2005
Fanclub (1996) International Fan Club Christmas CD 1996
Fanclub (1997) The Making of Falling Into Infinity
Fanclub (1998) International Fan Club Christmas CD 1998
Fanclub (1999) Cleaning Out The Closet
Fanclub (2000) International Fan Club Christmas CD 2000
Fanclub (2000) Metropolis 2000 Limited Fanclub Edition
Fanclub (2003) Graspop Festival 2003
Fanclub (2003) Taste The Memories
Fanclub (2005) A Sort of Homecoming
Live (1993) Live at the Marquee
Live (1998) Once In A LIVEtime
Live (2001) Live Scenes from New York
Live (2004) Live At Budokan
Misc (1999) Voices - A Tribute To Dream Theater
Misc (2004) Stream Of Consiousness
Misc (xxxx) Unsorted Covers, Etc
Official Bootleg (2003) - Los Angeles, CA 5-18-98
Official Bootleg (2003) - The Majesty Demos
Official Bootleg (2003) - The Making Of Scenes From A Memory
Official Bootleg (2004) - Master Of Puppets
Official Bootleg (2004) - Tokyo, Japan 10-28-95
Official Bootleg (2004) - WDADU Demos
Official Bootleg (2005) - Images And Words Demos
Official Bootleg (2005) - The Number Of The Beast
Official Bootleg (2005) - When Dream And Day Reunite
Official Single (1992) Another Day
Official Single (1994) Lie
Official Single (1994) The Silent Man
Official Single (1997) Hollow Years
Official Single (2000) Through Her Eyes
Official Studio (1989) When Dream And Day Unite
Official Studio (1992) Images And Words
Official Studio (1994) Awake
Official Studio (1995) A Change Of Seasons
Official Studio (1997) Falling Into Infinity
Official Studio (1999) Metropolis Part II - Scenes From A Memory
Official Studio (2002) Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence
Official Studio (2003) Train Of Thought
Official Studio (2005) Octavarium
You're telling me you can find shit like that on DC? If so, then you need to hook me up with these hubs! I could give you an OiNK invite in return
just visit www.singingfish.com
for all of your Download Needs :-D
Works for me !