Alternatives to Limewire and ways to crack DVDs

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by Ledfoot_Jr, Feb 6, 2002.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
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    Beej

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  5. macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
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    SPG

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    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?
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    Actually

    I like iSwipe very much for grabbing MP3's.
     
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    gotohamish

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    TiBook DVD Firmware

    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
     
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    britboy

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    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
     
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    britboy

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    i like how the name 'Matsu****a' is censored out :D
     
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    gotohamish

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    Details Britboy!

    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
     
  12. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks

    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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    britboy

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    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 ;)
     
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  15. macrumors 6502a

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    Does it work with a superdrive?

    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...
     
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    eyelikeart

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    dvd ripper

    I don't know much about cracking dvd's but I do have a dvd ripper if anyone's interested....
     
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    Hey Eyelike art you made it to 1000! COOL!:cool:
     
  18. macrumors 65816

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    Re: dvd ripper

    Where? Where is it?
     
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    AmbitiousLemon

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    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.
     
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    Beej

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    Welcome :D
     
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    beatle888

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    carracho

    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

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    carracho

    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?

    the text above should be bold to indicate that my response is to the above
    bold (hopefully) text.

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

    www.tracker-tracker.com

    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.
     
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    chmorley

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    Alternative to Limewire

    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.

    Chris
     
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    Carracho...

    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..
     
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    eyelikeart

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    dvd ripper

    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....
     

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