Music Searh Engine for Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by MacDuff, Nov 21, 2002.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Okay, I learn so much from these forums, and maybe everyone knows.... but does anyone know of a better music search engine than Limewire? I'm on a T1 connection but Limewire sucks! There's either not enough users or my files just don't like to download. I hate it. It seems like Kazaa has it down for the PC users, does anyone know of it's coming out for the Mac or a similar program?
     
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    ShaolinMiddleFinger

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    You can try a program called Acquisition. Compared to Kazaa, all the Mac P2P programs suck....
     
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  5. macrumors 65816

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    Yep, it's Kazaa lite. But you need VPC to run it, Aquisition doesn't compare.
     
  6. macrumors 65816

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    Neo is the name of software that is compatible with Kazaa that is available for the Mac...it is available on Versiontracker.

    There are also Carracho and iSwipe as good Mac softwares for other p2p networks.
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    You know when you live in th mac hole in the wall no offense i havent left my whole life you missout on alot of things. Kaaza cant be that much better then lime wire... you just have to um work for it on limewire. thanks for the acquisition link fleet.
    now what would be cool is to have a plug-in to sherlock for a p2p client any body know of something like that, or a place where i could get my hands on some source to rev-eng.
     
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    FattyMembrane

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    aquisition taps into the same gnutella network as limewire and morpheus (albeit with a much nicer interface). i've found xnap to be very usefull (http://xnap.sourceforge.net) and the chatroom irc.dal.net #mp3z is usually a good bet for all of you irc people.
     
  9. arn
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    Kazaa is probably the biggest network on the PC at this time... this doesnt exist for the Mac, and no solid plans that it is coming to the Mac.

    AudioGalaxy and Napster used to be the largest MP3 networks. These are both gone, for all intents and purposes.

    Gnutella - which is Limewire, and now Morpheus - is relatively large but the network doesn't work very well in my opinion. Limewire exists for the Mac.

    The largest/most available MP3 network at this time is probably OpenNap... which is based on the Napster network but with individual-run Napster-like servers. http://www.drumbeat.info (shareware) and XNap (http://xnap.sourceforge.net/) are your best bets.

    DirectConnect is coming to Mac OS X soon... (within a month or so)

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  10. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wow, thanks everyone. I've written a lot of these down. Too bad they can't just hack a plug-in to work with Kazzaa users. I'll check out Versiontracker, maybe someone's working on it. heh heh.

    Peace
     
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    FattyMembrane

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    neo uses a roundabout way of connecting to kazaa networks by doint a port-scan and downloading a list of files. it's tedious and does not yield as many results, but it's a start.
     
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    iJon

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    there is one reason i use limewire over kazaa. because of copyright laws, kazaa doesnt let you share music over 128kbps. personally i like to go with at least 192 because of quality purposes and then listening to them on my bose stero in my car. most people cant notice the difference, sometimes i really cant tell the difference. limwire will let you share music at any quality. the only thing i can recommend is that you buy vpc or go buy the cds like we all should.

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