Mac alternatives to KaZaA?

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  1. wowoah macrumors regular

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    Im a PC user that's planning to switch to a Mac really soon. The only thing I'll really miss about my PC, however, is KaZaA and all the free downloads and stuff. Is there anything for the Mac that can remotely compare to KaZaA, or will have to give up all that free downloading?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Macpoops macrumors 6502

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    Mlmac. It accesses the kazaa network along with E-donkey(another alternative to kazaa) And is set to work with numerous other p2p protocols in future releases
     
  3. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    In a word no, there are alternatives, Limewire and such, but none of them come anywhere near close to KaZaA, in terms of content and ease of use. You could run KaZaA on Windows under Virtual PC ;)

    edit: hmmmm....looks like I'm outta date, see posts bellow.
     
  4. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040

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  5. Wes macrumors 68020

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    Jamie ol' boy, you are behind the times, Mlmac runs the kazaa network now.
     
  6. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Do'h! Ah well, ignore me then :p :rolleyes: I'm just an old man (19 yrs old!) set in his ways, K-Lite on Windows kicks some serious arse for file sharing.
     
  7. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    Ok, i know i'm gonna get flamed for this but kazaa has sucked for me recently, by kazaa i meann both klite on a pc and mlmac . Whenver I try to find music I get soooo many fakes its not even worth looking there for me....Limewire, which isn't all that great but all the songs i get from there are usually the right songs. just something to think about
     
  8. FredAkbar macrumors 6502a

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    I use Giftbox (and iMesh in Virtual PC if I really need to) for downloading music.

    Acquisition used to be good, but now it always downloads really slowly for me, and doesn't always find much.

    Limewire is nowhere near as slow or unstable as it used to be, but I still haven't had much luck with it...you might, though--try it, at least.
     
  9. tpjunkie macrumors 65816

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    it's all about giFT baby...

    http://gift.sourceforge.net

    It's got gnutella, OpenFT and FastTrack (Kazaa) capabilities...open nap is being worked on....you just gotta compile it yourself, but there are instructions you can find here: http://gottsilla.net/forums in the giFT forum
     
  10. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    BTW, thay is a BITCH to install I STILL haven't got it to get FastTrack working (ARG)maybe I can do it this weekend...

    mlMac and Gift using Fast Track is the only way to get Real KaZaA.
     
  11. zeethebrain macrumors newbie

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    Don't forget about Bit Torrent!!! Where else can you download tv programs like Buffy, Angel (when they were on), Stargate SG1 and Enterprise before there even on the TV!!

    I agree that mlmac it probably the best p2p for the mac, cos it does Kazaa, eDonkey AND BitTorrent in one, now thats what i call a bargain!
     
  12. Phil Of Mac macrumors 68020

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    Or you could use iTunes and actually be honest about the whole thing... :)
     
  13. iJon macrumors 604

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    bit torrent is the best because it checks files, so there are never fake files, its all legit. i just got the new alien ant farm cd off of it and it doenst come out for another month.

    iJon
     
  14. VegetaPunk macrumors 6502

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    hmm is anyone else having problems connecting to mlMac mine just stopped connecting for no reason... :\
     
  15. Wes macrumors 68020

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    And there are rumours about spyware. Besides it never works for me, the program hates me.
     
  16. CrackedButter macrumors 68040

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    mIMac is rather buggy, sometimes to get it working you have to reinstall it, first by removing the file in applications and then its folders inside Application Support thats inside Library in your home directory.

    Then reinstall it allowing it to update itself with the server again. BUT if you have files that were downloading you can nearly say goodbye to them. Because if you saved them and put them back inside mimacs temp folder, it won't see them unless you start to download the exact same file so it can resume it.

    I try not to have more than 15 files downloading at the same time since its then that i encounter problems.
     
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  18. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040

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    Yeah mine quit connecting as well...
     
  19. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    I tried out mlnet a few days ago. Nice looking interface...for a BETA!

    Don't ever try to put trust into a P2P beta app. When I tried it, my download list did not always refresh, you could not click and delete old downloads (i.e. common sense was effectiveless), and (when I tried it) there was no way to tell how many hosts/connections you had.

    mldonkey works better, even though it takes a while to set up manually. It uses one window, which happens to be your browser. The interface takes about 30 minutes to get used to. Once you are used to it, you are set. It can also connect to the same networks as mlnet.
     
  20. MacJag macrumors newbie

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  21. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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    hey everyone, let's post a new thread on this every week...oh wait...that already is happening.

    SEARCH before you post.
     
  22. eclipse525 macrumors 6502a

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    Does P2P just SUCK on the Mac? ( 1 2 3 )

    Please refer to the Thread:

    Does P2P just SUCK on the Mac? ( 1 2 3 )



    Read through. There is some really great information from REALLY knowledgable 'MacRumors Forum Peeps'. Enjoy. Add to the Thread if you wish. Any new finds are welcomed. Thanks


    ~e
     
  23. SLJ macrumors regular

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    Poisoned and Limewire didn't work too well for me... what can I use? Is very slow downloading...
     
  24. pyrotoaster macrumors 65816

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    You've gotta go with Poisoned.

    I'm glad there's no Kazaa for Mac. We don't have to worry about pesky things like spyware. Of course, that doesn't mean P2P is non-existent on the Mac (and let's face facts, Limewire sucks). While Xlife's Acquisition is nice, it's still only a Gnutella client.

    I recommend Poisoned. It uses GiFT (which has already been mentioned in this thread) for searching Fast Track (Kazaa), Gnutella (Limewire), and GiFT's own network. The interface is simple and app works very well for me (even under the Panther Beta). It's great because you can set the preferences so that downloaded songs are copied right to iTunes.

    BTW, congrats on the switch! :D
     
  25. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    You know what, don't complain about download speeds, more then likely your getting something for free.

    Wait for it and then enjoy.

    Look I have already posted my tip in the other thread, go to the thread, look at my tip, see if works.

    I'm not going to post it here, because this thread should have died.
     

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