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Ledfoot_Jr
Feb 6, 2002, 04:02 PM
hey i was wondering if there is any file sharing program out there better then limewire, becuase i cannot find any. I dont particularly like limewire either. and is there any program that i can crack the code on movie DVDs. thanks. This is my very first post on this site so forgive me if its a little queer.

whfsdude
Feb 6, 2002, 04:07 PM
http://www.carracho.com

Beej
Feb 6, 2002, 04:16 PM
http://www.wormintheapple.gr/macdvd/

RitchieDeMan
Feb 6, 2002, 04:41 PM
Go Here

http://macdvd.org/lukifer/dvd.html

babar
Feb 6, 2002, 04:59 PM
Give a try to MacSatellite. Works with Audiogalaxy and is just the best for music.

iSwipe gives a lot of adresses for software but very hard to download anything.

Agree that Lukifer is the best ripper around.

Enjoy.

SPG
Feb 6, 2002, 07:30 PM
Nice. Just steal everything. Anyone know where I can get a lockpick, switchblade and gun?
I don't shed too many tears for MS, major record labels, or Hollywood but some of my buddies making smaller films and sports videos are starting to feel the impact of file swapping.
Can I come over and steal your computer?

moby1
Feb 7, 2002, 12:32 AM
I like iSwipe very much for grabbing MP3's.

gotohamish
Feb 7, 2002, 03:02 AM
Hi,

I've noticed lots of places with the Mat****a firmware for my TiBook 500 to make it region free. At present it's set to region 1 with one change left, and I also remember upgrading the firmware from software update about 6 months ago. Has anyone run this and it worked?

Any tips/suggestions if you have...

and can I patch my DVD-RAM over firewire?

cheers people, thanks in advance...:D

britboy
Feb 7, 2002, 05:37 AM
i ran the Matsu****a firmware 'upgrade' about 5 months ago, and have been able to change the region on my tibook rev a without having to worry about the normal max of 5 changes. Every time it gets a bit low i just set the number of changes back to 5, and start the whole thing over again :p

britboy
Feb 7, 2002, 05:38 AM
i like how the name 'Matsu****a' is censored out :D

gotohamish
Feb 7, 2002, 02:00 PM
That's all good Britboy, but I feel I have Apple-parnoia! I remember running this Apple DVD-ROM firmware - did you? and did you do it before the region-free firmware.

I suppose I'm thinking Apple gave me an update which would screw up a region-free flashing!

Help! Give me some confidence someone!!!

hamish

Ledfoot_Jr
Feb 7, 2002, 02:13 PM
thanks for all your help, but i cant connect to the carracho server. does anyone know why this is, and what i can do about it?

britboy
Feb 7, 2002, 02:23 PM
once the drive has been flashed to RPC-1, updates from apple do not change its state. What i did was to run all the updates available at the time, restart, run the flash, restart again (following the instructions that came with the flasher) and then just continue using it as normal.

You can get the rpc-1 firmware from http://perso.club-internet.fr/farzeno/firmware/ and scrolling down to where the Mat****a SR 8187 is listed.

In the readme file it does state that with some of the drives it doesn't work, due to a "non updatable MaskROM or by explicitly update-disabled firmware". If that is the case, then there's not much you can do about it, and the firmware update will simply leave the drive unchanged. So, even if that's the case then it isn't going to damage your drive (providing you follow the instructions).

If you're feeling paranoid about it though, then your best bet is going to be to just leave it be and get by, without changing the region on your drive ;)

Choppaface
Feb 7, 2002, 03:19 PM
for some reason, my drive never had a region lock....i tried freeing it once and it said something like 'no change needed'...so you might want to check your drive before you do stuff to it....this is a DVD-RAM in a G4 dual 500

an everybody 'trading' files.... try reading http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:AWaOI908lIgC:cyberlaw.stanford.edu/lessig/content/writings/works/opensocd1.pdf

....food for thought....

dantec
Feb 7, 2002, 03:23 PM
I once found this hack in Limewire with DVDregion changer. It worked for OS 9, but had no effect on X. Think it was patch loaded into memory, not an actual firmware change...

eyelikeart
Feb 7, 2002, 04:09 PM
I don't know much about cracking dvd's but I do have a dvd ripper if anyone's interested....

dantec
Feb 9, 2002, 01:49 AM
Hey Eyelike art you made it to 1000! COOL!:cool:

Kid Red
Feb 9, 2002, 02:05 AM
Originally posted by eyelikeart
I don't know much about cracking dvd's but I do have a dvd ripper if anyone's interested....

Where? Where is it?

AmbitiousLemon
Feb 9, 2002, 04:43 AM
Originally posted by Beej
http://www.wormintheapple.gr/macdvd/

Beej: you rule man. that used to be one of my favorite sites but i lost the link some time ago and couldnt find it again. .gr! jeez why didnt i try that?!?!!? thanks a lot for posting the link.

SPG: you conservative really blow my mind. "ill call it stealing and trick them into thinking its immoral." nice tactic. why dont you and lars and the rest of you facist pigs get a new line because the proletariat isnt going to keep falling for your old tricks anymore. btw i usually find your comments here far more intelligient, you let me down this time by your ignorance.

Beej
Feb 9, 2002, 07:28 AM
Originally posted by AmbitiousLemon
Beej: you rule man. that used to be one of my favorite sites but i lost the link some time ago and couldnt find it again. .gr! jeez why didnt i try that?!?!!? thanks a lot for posting the link.

Welcome :D

beatle888
Feb 9, 2002, 11:43 AM
thanks for all your help, but i cant connect to the carracho server. does anyone know why this is, and what i can do about it?[/B]

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beatle888
Feb 9, 2002, 11:48 AM
thanks for all your help, but i cant connect to the carracho server. does anyone know why this is, and what i can do about it?

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anyway heres link you can use to find site for carracho.

www.tracker-tracker.com (http://)

you can also open the TRACKER window in carracho.
Type in "guest" without quotes into the filter field.

a very frustrating community but sometimes it works out.

chmorley
Feb 9, 2002, 01:08 PM
I have been using Aquisition. It's betware, but I have used it extensively and only had it crash once. It's not perfect, and it doesn't seem to work for everyone as well as it does for me. Give it a try, though.

You can get it here (http://www.versiontracker.com/moreinfo.fcgi?id=13373&db=mac).

Chris

MacAztec
Feb 9, 2002, 01:52 PM
I have about 7 Carracho servers on my computer. I will send you to the EXACT page to find them. Right here http://www.tracker-tracker.com/carracho/index.php

GO to add tracker in your carracho prefrences. Then enter in the IP and the name..

eyelikeart
Feb 9, 2002, 03:37 PM
thanks dantec! :p

as for the ripper....I got it about a year ago....it's slow but it works....just need to have lots of hd space....7 gigs per disc basically....

chmorley
Feb 10, 2002, 01:30 PM
A new version of Aquisition was released yesterday. You can get it by clicking here (http://www.versiontracker.com/moreinfo.fcgi?id=13373&db=mac).

More and more people seem to like it.

Chris

Taft
Feb 10, 2002, 02:37 PM
Originally posted by SPG
Nice. Just steal everything. Anyone know where I can get a lockpick, switchblade and gun?
I don't shed too many tears for MS, major record labels, or Hollywood but some of my buddies making smaller films and sports videos are starting to feel the impact of file swapping.
Can I come over and steal your computer?

While I'd agree that these technologies have potential for doing bad, they have a ton of legitimate uses, too. I hate when people take a narrow-minded view of these wonderful technologies.

I use carracho as a way to transfer files to friends (no, not warez or illegal music) and as a chat server for my Mac buds. Its great for that and you don't have to worry as much about permissions on your machine or server and interface setup as you would with web serving or ftp.

I use Limewire and Audiogalaxy for previewing music all of the time. Technically this is illegal, you got me. But take this as an example: I'm a young guy, so I don't always know about older artists that I might enjoy listening to. I saw some VH1 special where musicians were naming their influences. Joni Mitchell came up and I enjoyed the 15 seconds of her songs they previewed on the program. But I really didn't want to buy the album based on just that. I went to Amazon and had the same problem. So I went to Audiogalaxy and downloaded four of her songs (cuff me and haul me away!). A week ago I bought her hits album based on those four songs.

Sure, I suppose I broke the law, but I later remedied this and put money in Ms. Mitchell's pocket. And I more than likely would not have purchased the album had I not had a good way to taste the album (not leterally, of course).

Or how about albums lost? I lost a CD (which I still have the jewel case for, BTW) and didn't want to replace the whole album. Since I technically own the album, I went out and downloaded a few tracks from the album.

How about legitimate file sharing? How about musicians trying to get their music noticed (myself included). Or artists? Or software authors (shareware and such)?

There is a lot of good that can come with file sharing technologies. Why not treat them like every other invention, innovation, new idea, or product from the last century rather than blast them or try to shut them down?

No more knives (they can be used for murder!). No more video cameras (they can be used to illegally film people/things!). No more photocopiers (all those illegal copies of books and mags!). No more drain cleaner (it can be used to illegally kill a neighbors lawn in a pattern to represent an obscene gesture!). No more money (you can bribe politicians!). Sounds ridiculous, doesn't it?

I really don't understand where people are coming from in trying to outlaw technologies. People are always going to do evil and break the law. And the more technologically advanced our society gets, the easier it will be to do bad things (primarly because people will have more options in how to perpetrate those crimes). Instead of trying to prevent people from using new technologies to break the law by limiting those technologies, why not punish people like you would with any other crime and try to take away a person's incentive to commit the crime as we would do with any other crime.

This is obviously just my opinion, but I think we need to take a look at why we are treating technology differently than we do most other products and innovations. Lets not listen to the record companies and movie studios! Approach the problem from a direction other than killing technologies, innovation and personal freedom! Educate people that stealing a CD via the internet is no better than shoplifting. Create a real enforcement effort aimed at pirating. Be realistic in the behaviors of people when considering such efforts (unlike our anti-drug efforts--a matter for a different rant and forum).

My 4.5 cents.

Matthew