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It's all about iSwipe guys - it
s got several engines, it works great. Uses Napster, Gnutella, Hotline, FTP, others.
 

aristademis

macrumors newbie
Feb 7, 2002
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You won't hear this often.

I'm waiting for Napster to come back. Yes, it will be a paid service at $5-$10 per month. Yes, I could get the files through a freware program. But, the problem that I run into is that the freeware programs that I use don't have as much selestion as Napster did and will have again. I use Limewire, and half the time it won't work, or crashes, or calls me names like "spoondiggle"-okay, cross off the last one. So, I'm going to be one of the few, at least for now, that will wait and use Napster when it comes available in a month or two.
 

blackpeter

macrumors 6502a
Aug 14, 2001
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LimeWire... I love ya guys, and you're the best P2P for OSX. But I've got to go where the music is* (and where it transfers faster)
 

fukuhela

macrumors member
Dec 20, 2001
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Scandinavia
No more iSwipe and Limewire

Finally I'll be able to download the music I like to hear. I have tried limewire and iswipe but both of them are slow and the selection of music is very small compared to fx Morpheus. This release can only take too long.

And it's small stuff like this that very well can make pc-users, who is tired off thier current platform, shift to Mac.;)
 

Gelfin

macrumors 68020
Sep 18, 2001
2,166
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Denver, CO
Re: You won't hear this often.

Originally posted by aristademis
I'm waiting for Napster to come back. Yes, it will be a paid service at $5-$10 per month. Yes, I could get the files through a freware program. But, the problem that I run into is that the freeware programs that I use don't have as much selestion as Napster did and will have again. I use Limewire, and half the time it won't work, or crashes, or calls me names like "spoondiggle"-okay, cross off the last one. So, I'm going to be one of the few, at least for now, that will wait and use Napster when it comes available in a month or two.
I wouldn't count on Napster coming back as anything you'd actually want to use. I used to be indirectly connected to the music industry (yeah, I've done lotsa different things), and I gotta tell you, there is no way in hell the RIAA will be content to let you use Napster the way you remember it for $5-10 per month. If they thought you'd pay it, they'd find a way to charge you $5-10 per listen. What you'll get for your $5-10 per month is just enough service to keep you paying (or maybe not -- I don't think any tears would be shed if a revived Napster just tanked outright), but it'll be so limited as to make you think it'd be less hassle to just buy the album.

The music industry operates something like a cross between a trust racket and a mafia organization. They use lawsuits instead of drive-by shootings, but it's still the case that the only thing that keeps the peace is an unbelievably complex and rigid organizational structure by which everyone gets his cut. I'm fairly convinced that the only way the music industry we have today is even legal is that it's such a complicated operation that it's impossible to grasp enough of it at one time to build a case for regulating it. Anyhow, digital music distribution totally upsets the balance of the economy in the industry. Laissez-faire digital distribution would result in lower costs for some organizations, while other organizations become altogether obsolete. For this reason, the music industry will have to be dragged kicking and screaming into the Internet Age.
 

AmbitiousLemon

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Nov 28, 2001
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wel said gel boy.

and aristademis im going to have to refer you to the Napster Returns thread take a look at the limitations they are putting on the new napster. no mp3s! .nap files. its kinda crazy. o and guess what no mac application is even in development right now. You do recall that napster never released a mac client dont you? we had a third party application called macster that eventually got bought buy napster but development ended as soon as it was acquired. dont hold your breath for napster.

Morpheus will be the best thing when it comes out. i think this is great news... in the mean time id have to say the best way to get mp3s is to use Drumbeat its not the greatest application but it shows ssome potencial, and the authors are very responsive to requests. ok so they want you to pay for it, but finding serials is no problem. frankly drumbeat seems every bit as functional as napster ever was. check it out maybe you will be pleasantly surprised.
 

748s

macrumors 6502a
Dec 14, 2001
685
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Tiger Bay
gelfin.....on the money!.........i'm sure they are thinking of how to dump the lawsuits and go for drive-bys......it will save them money. i was on the edges of the "industry". they made sure you knew your place. we got monthly threats of licences being revoked.
 

mymemory

macrumors 68020
May 9, 2001
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Miami
Limewire sucks big time!

I can not imagine a person using limewire, is the cheapest ussless piece of crap ever, the interface is fine but is slow and defintly unreliable. To use limewire is like using an Atari 512ST for 3D rendering.

Now, Morpheus seems to be very different, at list is popular, that means lots of options and files to choos from, I'll be expecting it.
 

detroitsuperfly

macrumors newbie
Jan 2, 2002
12
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I can steal more effectively now!

So all you goody 2 shoes who think it's wrong to steal from the artists need to realize that the record labels own artists in much like a slave fashion. new artists sign contracts that send ALL of the royalties back to the record label for THREE albums. If any of those albums shows a loss, the artists os held liable for the debt. Promotion and management costs are also handled by the artist. It's not unusual to have artists go into $1 million debt. In the case of established artists, many of them make perhaps 40¢ per CD. 40¢ divided by 12 songs means you are stealing 3.33¢ per song from the established artists.
Pardon me for not feeling guilty for stealing the profits of the profits stolen by corporate labels. Artists make thier real money by touring. Not from CDs.

I'm so glad Morpheus will be available for Mac. Limewire is great, I'll still use it for Apps. But getting tied to a larger community is what music sharing is all about.
 

blindman858

macrumors newbie
Dec 4, 2001
28
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will morpheus run in both osx and os 9?

Hey guys will morpheus be running for both os x and os 9 because i am one of the few mac users who hasnt been able to get os x yet :(. I will get it in a year o so with a new system.
 

blakespot

Administrator
Jun 4, 2000
1,316
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Alexandria, VA
Re: Limewire sucks big time!

Originally posted by mymemory
I can not imagine a person using limewire, is the cheapest ussless piece of crap ever, the interface is fine but is slow and defintly unreliable. To use limewire is like using an Atari 512ST for 3D rendering.
There was an Atari 520ST and an Atari 1040ST, and some other ST's after that--but no 512ST. Though the 520ST did have 512K of RAM, interestingly. "Power without the price" and all that what.



Had to step in.



blakespot
 

blakespot

Administrator
Jun 4, 2000
1,316
49
Alexandria, VA
Audiogalaxy

I find it interesting that no one has mentioned Audiogalaxy. It's a combination web-page / client app system. Used along with a nice OS X client, like Satellite (see versiontracker), it's far and away the best way of finding MP3's -- soars above all other sharing networks.


blakespot
 

Timothy

macrumors 6502
Jan 2, 2002
473
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Seattle, WA
Nothing but theft...

I've got to take issue here. I am always amazed when these discussions break out that no one apparently cares that they are in actuality committing theft.

I am very familiar with the music industry. I don't like the major record labels, and I think bands that sign deals with them are being stupid to do so. But, that doesn't give me license then to steal music just because I don't like them. Theft is theft, no matter how you try to justify it with twisted logic as has been exhibited on this thread. I don't like microsoft, but I still think it's theft to take their software without paying for it.

If you don't like the music industry, the real answer is to support independent music by BUYING music directly from artists who have chosen not to sign deals with the major labels. But, most of you have probably never done this. You still want your major-label bands, you just prefer to steal your music.

If you want to change the industry, get out and support independent music. Stop listening to major label bands. Stop watching MTV. Stop listening to commercial radio. These are real actions that have real effect. Attempting to justify your theft is ridiculous.
 

Gelfin

macrumors 68020
Sep 18, 2001
2,166
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Denver, CO
And you know, I don't think we'd be missing that much by avoiding the major labels. I mean, gosh, could civilization survive without more idiotic high-gloss boy bands and manufactured girl superstars? I sure wish we could be given the chance to find out.
 

dutchmaster

macrumors newbie
Oct 20, 2001
17
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re:timothy's rant

spare us your lecture and advice. if i hear one more self-righteous fool drone on about the 'theft' of music on the net, and follow their holier-than-thou drivel with a pathetic entreaty to 'support the independent music scene', i'm gonna puke all over my spankin' new iMac's pristine white keyboard. i'm an 'independent musician' and i've seen my own music on napster, etc.. and frankly, i don't care. do us all a favor and save your masturbatory posturing for your zine, blog, life-partner, or therapist.
 

blackpeter

macrumors 6502a
Aug 14, 2001
919
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Let's remember that these programs allow fans of music to share what they love with others, and that the 'theft' of music is not a product of Morpheus, Napster, Limewire, etc...

It is a product of continuous, industry wide price inflation. It is a product of not giving the people what they want: affordable music.

Titanic was made for what? 100 million dollars* And we can buy the DVD for $15.

The White Album was made for what? 100 thousand dollars* (if that...) And we have to pay $30 to get it on CD?!?! Where's the beef??