Soulseek: Any new updates or versions?

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  1. permutated, Jun 18, 2008
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    permutated macrumors member

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    I've searched on this forum, doesn't look like any major updates to Soulseek on OSX for the past few years?

    Does anyone have a recommended one that they use? I need chatroom support if possible.
     
  2. eji macrumors 6502

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    I used SoulseeX back in the day, but now I really can't imagine going back to that type of file-sharing. I suppose other must feel similarly, else there would have been at least one update since mid-2005.

    [Edit:] My mistake. The app's homepage features an update for Intel iMacs and other bugfixes from early 2006.
     
  3. permutated, Jun 19, 2008
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    permutated thread starter macrumors member

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    What do you mean "that type of filesharing"?
     
  4. kuebby macrumors 68000

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    What exactly is Soulseek? If I remember correctly its like Kazaa, etc.

    And I don't know how anything could be easier/better than Bittorrent. At least until one of the anonymous decentralized P2Ps reaches maturity.
     
  5. deathbyart macrumors regular

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    Yea, after learning how to use a torrent client there is no way I would go back to SoulSeek. I admit though, I use to love that application..
     
  6. eji macrumors 6502

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    By "that type of file-sharing" I mean the connect-to-another-user's-shared-folder-and-dig-around-in-his-files kind of file-sharing.

    It might be easier for you, but I find that BT offers:

    - more complete works (such as full albums instead of individual tracks)
    - higher quality files (lossless FLAC instead of 128kbps MP3)
    - fewer improperly named files (download "Mrs. Robinson" and find it's the Lemonheads' cover rather than the Simon & Garfunkel original)
    - and faster download speeds with more reliable connections

    ... with the only drawback being that many files are only offered for a limited time, whereas SoulSeek offers the same files for as long as that user keeps connecting to the same rooms (which itself has its drawbacks).

    Does that clarify things?
     
  7. permutated, Jun 20, 2008
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