"about.com" has a great page with information about peer-to-peer file
here>> to see it.
As more people are getting nervous about peer to peer music sharing it
may be worth a visit to the Electronic Frontier Federation where you can
find huge amounts of information about your rights.
Is an excellent site to
visit to get information, tips and downloads on P2P (Napster type) file sharing.
Well worth a visit as it will keep you up to date with all the news.
is another site with information on P2P file sharing. Between
these two sites you should get all the latest information on the "Napster"
type file sharing programs and clones.
Zero Paid is a peer to peer file sharing portal site offering
vast amounts of information fact sheets, chat rooms and programs. A
great starting point for information. There are
over 80 programs
listed that cover all your file sharing needs. Along with the ones
listed below you should never need to find a way to download your
music files. Another area to visit is the
links section here>>
File Sharing Tools:
Kazaa Lite You can now download a spyware free version called Kazaa Lite.
Downloads and general information can be found
is a new file-sharing client which is based on the eDonkey2000 network, but
offers more features than the standard e-Donkey client, because it's open-source
but under the restrictions of the GPL License. The interface is excellent and
the download speed also better than Kazaa making it my current choice of P2P
is an excellent alternative free
file-sharing program which is like no other. It allows you to
simultaneously connect through the decentralized WinMX Peer
Networking Protocol AND to many networks based on the Open-Nap and
Napster protocols. This means MORE USERS and MORE SEARCH RESULTS
than other sharing programs. WinMX also supports any file type,
allowing you access to a diverse assortment of shared video and
picture files as well as the usual MP3 audio files.
can download it here>>
a community of people devoted to sharing their
creativity, information and ideas. My-Napster is now a hybrid,
incorporating features of Napster, IRC and Gnutella. We're working on
distributing content such as e-Books from Project
and Net Films via file-sharing technology. In addition, My-Napster is
actively pursuing ways to compensate the artists. Our web portal
provides a gateway for users to find music, books and information.
is a free navigator to nap servers. It is your exclusive
guide to finding the Internet audio you want. Napigator works
side-by-side with your favourite Windows nap client, giving you an
up-to-the-minute status of all nap servers, including the new and
openly free Opennap Network, and the popular Napster
Network. Napigator lets you see real-time server statistics and
ping times, allowing you to choose which server you connect to based
on the number of users, files, gigabytes, and network lag.
Bear Share is an exciting new Windows file sharing program from Free
that lets you, your friends, and everyone in the world share files!
Built on Gnutella technology, Bear Share provides a simple, easy to
use interface combined with a powerful connection and search engine
that puts thousands of different files in easy reach! Best of all,
BearShare is FREE! Download
Bear Share now!
File Sharing Tools:
is the last of the original file-sharing networks. iMesh made its mark
when CuteMX, Scour and Napster were the big names in file-sharing.
Despite the downfall of these networks, the Israeli based company has
managed to prosper during file-sharings darkest hours.
iMesh's strength comes from its impressive user base of approximately
100,000 users and simultaneous download capability (among the first to
support this feature). Although this Napster-like network has been
requested to block copyrighted material, search queries are usually
very successful. The downfall with iMesh is the installation of
spyware (yuck). However, since the release of version 3.0, iMesh is
much more stable. Some of the changes to iMesh include: bitrate
display, a windows XP type interface and new
iMesh you choose the files you want to download and share. The iMesh
unique technology lets you download your files from several users at
the same time. When you disconnect from the Internet or close the
iMesh application, all your partially downloaded files are saved, to
be resumed from the exact place they stopped next time you connect.
best known file sharing protocol will be back with the launch of their
new membership service early next year. While they had hoped to
restore transfers in the current service, the realities of developing
new technology have forced them to focus all their energy on building
the new membership service. Napster are not live at the time of
writing but many others are.
Gnutella lists are here>>
BitTorrent, is a protocol designed for transferring files, developed in 2001 by
Bram Cohen, and speeds file transfers by segmenting the content and downloading parts from multiple users according to who offers the fattest
download pipes to your machine. As you receive a file, so other BitTorrent users are able to grab it from you in the same way. The idea is to ensure a more even sharing of bandwidth between participants. It is peer-to-peer in nature,
but users connect to each other directly to send and receive portions of the file.
The central server which coordinates the action of all such peers is
called a tracker. The tracker only manages connections, it does not have any knowledge of the contents of the files being distributed, and therefore a large number of users can be supported with relatively limited tracker bandwidth.
The key philosophy of BitTorrent is that users should upload (transmit outbound) at the same time they are downloading (receiving inbound.) In this manner, network bandwidth is utilized as efficiently as possible.
BitTorrent is designed to work better as the number of people interested in a certain file increases, in contrast to other file transfer protocols
which get slower.
How to use
How to create a
optimize your BitTorrent Client settings
How to improve your BitTorrent download speed
DIVX Crawler is the best and most reliable source for Direct Download Movies.
Here you find quality DivX downloads such as software, movies, music videos and more. Our movie collection is updated on daily basis and any dead links are removed within 24 hours, guaranteeing you a user friendly and reliable browsing experience. We offer many downloads for the general public to use, for members however we offer a more reliable service with daily updated fresh content and a members area which comes accompanied by our award winning 7 day/week, 12 hours response Support Department.
- Azureus offers multiple torrent downloads, queuing/priority systems (on torrents and files), start/stop seeding options and instant access to numerous pieces of information about your torrents.
Azureus now features an embedded tracker easily set up and ready to use.
Bittornado is another excellent product for downloading
is Bram Cohen, the author of BitTorrent, main site. He supplies his own program, Bittorent.exe as the download engine. It is similar to Bittornado but more basic. He has an excellent
Sites is an excellent link site for Bittorrent files, but
watch out for pop-ups.
is a news site dedicated to bittorrent. There are tools, links and
loads of information. A very good start site.
is a superb torrent download agent. It hogs few resources
and is simple to use. It is favoured by many torrent downloader's
is a superb search engine for Torrents. It covers many sites seeking
out the torrents easily for you.
- BT Engine has no download ability,but it is a professional tool set for BitTorrent download optimization.The computer optimized via BT Engine will improve its speed of connection while downloading.Meanwhile accelerate the speed to find more seeds and immediately connected to them.Generally,BT Engine can expedite speed to 100% more than usual.
is an excellent search engine for Torrents. This is the one used by
Divx Crawler. This is a Suprnova Mirror.
is a popular and fast growing search engine for bittorrents, ringtones for cell phones, friends and extraterrestrial intelligence. We are a small and dynamic company which was funded in May 2004 and which started with a simple bittorrent file search. Since that time several new services (of course all services deal with searching) were added but the bittorrent search is still the most popular service.
We provide our users with simple and clean search interfaces and very fast responses. For example, a bittorrent search takes less than 0.2 seconds in average.
Curiosity is Bliss is Julien Couvreur's programming blog and more. It offers some help with bittorrents and their search engines.
to use Bittorrent is a basic guide with illustrations on
using BitTorrent. A good guide but offering Russian brides again.
Search is one of the latest and most updated search engines for the BitTorrent network.
You can choose to use the FREE websearch or checkout the PRO client, which is much more comfortable and adfree.
This one is great.
Torrent Mind is a Forum site discussing everything about Torrents. You have to register with a working email you will not be accepted unless you press the validation link in the mail you get from TM, to be able to browse and upload torrent. After one post, you can change your title into something personal. Any and all configurations you do under My Controls at the top right of the forum. There you upload avatars, set Quick-Reply box on if you wish to have that, and so on.
Codec Sites and information
is a very "in-depth" site
mastered by Marc Liron - Microsoft MVP In Digital Media. Here you will
find downloads and information in a very well presented way. There is
also an e-mail service
and an E-Book
registry that is worth a look. Visit here before you download and
Codec Sites and information
Codeks is the download site
for QuickTime alternatives, Real Player alternatives, BL Player and codeks
for most video formats
from can be found here>>. Watch out you don't also get a
Russian bride with the codec's.
Go past this header for the real software.
This is also a superb site to download
Kazaa, Win RAR, E-Mule, and loads of other software. The
Mega Codek site is here>>
is an excellent resource for codec's, games, drivers and much
more. The MPEG2 codec from
Stinky is also here. The K-Lite mega codec's can also be downloaded
from here. Alltogether a great site. Also here is a great
DVD to AVI and any other video converter.
It is still possible to use file sharing without the "Napster P2P method", by using the FTP (file transfer protocol)
with such programs as WS-FTP and
Terrapin (my choice). These are the same programs that you use to upload
This method is legal and here are a few FTP sites to try.
is an Internet file transfer application and handles a large number of tasks:
It's a fully featured FTP Client and a Download Manager that integrates into your Web Browser.
If you are a user of Leech FTP, you will feel familiar with Bit
Beamer, it follows the same principle of
queued multithreaded file transfer. Bit Beamer is very easy to use, for beginners there are Assistants
that guide you through the process of File Download, File Upload and Directory Synchronization.
Advanced users will find a large number of functions that the average user hardly ever needs.
The free net project
Freenet is a large-scale peer-to-peer
network which pools the power of member computers around the world to
create a massive virtual information store open to anyone to freely
publish or view information of all kinds. Freenet is:
- Highly survivable: All internal processes are completely
anonymous and decentralized across the global network, making
it virtually impossible for an attacker to destroy information
or take control of the system.
- Private: Freenet makes it extremely difficult for anyone
to spy on the information that you are viewing, publishing, or
- Secure: Information stored in Freenet is protected by
strong cryptography against malicious tampering or
- Efficient: Freenet dynamically replicates and relocates
information in response to demand to provide efficient service
and minimal bandwidth usage regardless of load. Significantly,
Freenet generally requires log(n) time to retrieve a piece of
information in a network of size n.
The best known MP3 download site. MP3.com is dedicated to giving
consumers music when they want it and where they want it, using any
web-enabled device. Its web site hosts one of the largest collections of
digital music available on the Internet, with more than 1 million song
and audio files posted from tens of thousands of digital artists and
Get Music: We at GetMusic understand the power of music and your
passion for it, because just like you, we're fans. That's why we're
dedicated to bringing you as close as possible to the music, the artists
and the lifestyle you love through our vast array of rich content and
programming that can't be found anywhere else. Whether it's Beverly
Sills or Britney Spears, Alan Jackson or OutKast, Lionel Richie or Limp
Bizkit, GetMusic's got something for everyone.
E-Music: A revolutionary way of discovering and acquiring music!
We're the only true MP3 service. Our professionally encoded MP3s can be
burned to CD or transferred to an MP3 player. It's simple. One low
monthly fee gives you unlimited access to explore and download 180,000
songs and 16,000 albums from 9,000 artists. Artists get paid for every
is the new way to share music over the internet. With a decentralized design, we
aim to create an online community for safely sharing and downloading your
All Music Search: This is the site to find the right title and
the right artist for file download. Spelling is absolutely vital when
looking for database music. This site gets that information for you.
This is an excellent site. Similar sites mentioned elsewhere are
All game guide and All movie
Grace note's signature CDDB® Music Recognition
is the industry standard. It is the largest online database of audio
CD and song titles in the world and is accessed by over 28,000,000
unique users each month. CDDB is licensed by over 1,300 developers,
including industry leaders such as AOL/
Real Networks and Creative Labs.
Click here for links to applications using the latest version of
Audio Galaxy: Find the tracks you want with this excellent