giFT Box (Kazaa Clone) for Mac OS X

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  1. AHDuke99 macrumors 68020

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  2. iJon macrumors 604

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    doesnt seem to useful, plusi have a pc so i ahve no need for it.

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  3. FattyMembrane macrumors 6502a

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    whoa, i did not realize that a binary had been released yet. the last time i checked, you had to pull the source down from the cvs and build it yourself. xnap is supposed to support this sometime soon, which will make it even more usefull, but it's great to have a native (i.e. non-java) version. i may have to check this out...
     
  4. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    I love the GUi, i did a few commmon searches and i got decent results. Its not quite everything kazaa has but it looks liek it has potential.
     
  5. howard macrumors 68020

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    keeps getting errors...well i'll try it every once and a while to see if it helps any
     
  6. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    What should the preference setting be?

    I can't seem to find any doc, or help/read me on there site... :(
     
  7. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    anyone want to tell me, I'm getting some connection, but ALOT of errors...
     
  8. sparkleytone macrumors 68020

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    not bad...the interface doesnt suck. thats a definite bonus for a beta quality OSS. the amount of users on the servers isnt all too high, but from what it seems, it is an open source implementation of a kazaa-like protocol. as many users as there already are is nice.
     
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  10. Kid Red macrumors 65816

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    I couldn't figure out what daemon to search with. I assume that's ome kind of address but I couldn't find any sources or lists anywhere making the app useless.
     
  11. beez7777 macrumors 6502a

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    would you guys reccommend it? or should i just stick with crappy limewire. the interface on that doesn't seem too bad, i think i'll give it a try.
     
  12. Kid Red macrumors 65816

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    I tried local daemon and I still can't get the gift daemon to 'start'. It brings up the sheet for 'updating' then goes away and does nothing.


    sparkytone- Can you explain how you got it running?
     
  13. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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    it works for me...and they shut down the ports and protocals that kazaa on pcs uses on my school's network!
     
  14. Vlade macrumors 6502a

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    I havent downloaded it yet, but does this use the Fast Track server (like KazAa), or something else? I have tried about 4 Gnuetella (spelling?) programs, and I cant get the files I want. Are there any progs that use the KazAa network?
     
  15. sparkleytone macrumors 68020

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    i just ran the program and it worked. it said it was updating and then it just worked. if you are behind a firewall/router that may be your problem. my iBook is the DMZ Host so i dont have to worry about it.
     
  16. beez7777 macrumors 6502a

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    what's a .ogg? i did an audio search, and am getting pretty good results, but a lot of them are .ogg, and i've never heard of that. :confused:
     
  17. dethl macrumors regular

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    OGG is just another audio compression codec like mp3 or AAC
     
  18. beez7777 macrumors 6502a

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    i can't seem to get more than one download at a time....they all seem to be queued. does anyone else have this problem?
     
  19. FattyMembrane macrumors 6502a

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    download this
    http://aleron.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/qtcomponents/MacOSX-OggVorbis.sit
    and put it into your ~/Library/Quicktime folder (or /Library/Quicktime). log out and back in and you will then be able to play ogg files in any quicktime app (finder preview, itunes, etc.)
     
  20. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Its amasing how no one answers you... :(

    Well it seems to work, decently.

    Better than slow as hell Limewire. (unless you get pro/other )
     
  21. XnavxeMiyyep macrumors 65816

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    Didn't Work

    I downloaded it, but when I searched, I couldn't get results for anything, even "Britney Spears"(I only did that to see if it would work;))
     
  22. XnavxeMiyyep macrumors 65816

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    Didn't Work

    I downloaded it, but when I searched, I couldn't get results for anything, even "Britney Spears"( I only did that to see if it would work;) )
     
  23. Macpoops macrumors 6502

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    Not a bad program in my opinion. At first it i couldn't get it to work but then it just started working. Now the only thing i can't figure it is how to do multiple downloads at one time. Can this be done? Or is this just a temporary limitation because of the beta status?
     

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