Bit torrent sites

#1
After downloading Vuze (formally known as Azureus) i have looked at the site to maybe getting a couple of films to view on the cheap. Now all the films etc are trailers of the actual films and not the real deal. Am i looking in the wrong place or should i be looking else where?

Cheers.
 
#2
Becareful of the 3 strike rule, as in virgin and tiscali to name but two I.S.P'S who are watching file size's on peer to peer filesharing, in saying that neither have dropped any customers yet its all talk, but you could always connet on to someone unsecured wireless network when after movies oops did i say that, then what would they do.

I use emule and have done for yrs each to there own
 
#3
As said before be very carefull, there are lots of companies now looking at fining people that use the torrent network.

Not that I would do it......

But it might be worth looking at the following:-

Peer Guardian - http://phoenixlabs.org/pg2/

Then have a quick look at Pirate Bay - http://thepiratebay.org/

My "mate" has now moved away from the torrent network (he doesn't need a 16k fine) and he is now using the following:-

http://www.rapidshare.com/

with the following area to fine files:-

http://www.rapidfind.org/upload/index.php
:)
 
#4
Azureus/Vuze is well liked as a BT download client, but it's dependence on Java runtime (JRE) means that it's fairly bloated.

Bitcomet is a good alternative, as is UTorrent.

Plenty of great sites around to find torrents from, I recommnend www.mybittorrent.com or www.mininova.org

Bit Torrent P2P is not without its risk, as the nature of the client applications means that you have to share (seed) whilst you download. Peer Guradian is one good measure, another is to use an anonymising VPN to mask your IP address altogether. Steganos is highly recommended by many.

Best to read up the subject before jumping in feet first, as there are risks attached to filesharing software, music, games, etc. As stated, you are sharing what you download with others whilst the download is in progress. This means you could be tracked by counter piracy operations such as Davenport Lyons, the BPI or FAST (see www.slyck.com for info on those). You could also be downloading deliberately corrupted files (e.g. containing viruses).

Not that I know anything about such things or would ever consider doing such a thing, but I understand that http://www.usenext.com/ is popular with those who do.

Take care
 
#7
Warrior-Webbing said:
My "Mate" has just started to play around with Rapid Share with a paid for account (Euro 4.50 - 3 days access) and "he" things it blows torrent out of the water......

Have a look at this link to get a better idea......

http://www.whatsrapidshare.com/ and then this one http://www.whatsrapidshare.com/index2.html

Regards
I think if you're going to pay for access to a filesharing service, you might just as well use a newsgroup orientated service which blows rapidshare right out of the water and for considerably less money. Newzbin for those who know what they're doing, usenext for beginners.

Mininova is good, but they are under fire from the courts at the moment, and half their torrents have been filtered out. Mybittorrent.com gets my vote as the best, after that, well, plenty others
 
#9
msr said:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halite_Client
Very interesting. Been a while in development, must check that out
 
#10
pyrogenica said:
Azureus/Vuze is well liked as a BT download client, but it's dependence on Java runtime (JRE) means that it's fairly bloated.

Bitcomet is a good alternative, as is UTorrent.

Plenty of great sites around to find torrents from, I recommnend www.mybittorrent.com or www.mininova.org
Yip have to agree - Utorrent is good with a very small system footprint so uses minimal resources. It has all the features you could want just like Vuze. I found Vuze was very greedy on sys resources.

www.mininova is a good work friendly torrent site i.e no porn adds or pop ups, just lists. Anyone aware of any other work friendly torrent sites out there?
 
#12
I sorry my friend is looking at going the usenet route next! But just getting my head round rapidshare has been a real eye opener!

After the days of waiting for a torrent file to download, just to be able to click and have the film / game / cd in around 5 mins is amazing!
 
#13
Then you're going to be very seriously impressed with usenext :)
 
#14
Are you taking your criminal record and thus your wallet, in your hands using this stuff? Or is safe to use for por... Educational materials?

FHM was recommending Rapidshare last year.

Never tried any of the above as I dont know enough about computers to justify the risk of capture!
 
#15
Try BitLord, its big over the pond
 
#16
Detonator said:
Are you taking your criminal record and thus your wallet, in your hands using this stuff? Or is safe to use for por... Educational materials?

FHM was recommending Rapidshare last year.

Never tried any of the above as I dont know enough about computers to justify the risk of capture!
Rapidshare is rather on the expensive side, and a little careful googling will turn up the same files for free, whilst a decent newsgroup sub is less than half the price for much more choice and lightening speeds. 90 minute movies in 25 minutes isn't to be sniffed at

Filesharing for non commercial purposes is not considered a criminal offence, it is a civil issue (tort) covered by the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988. This means you can be threatened with legal action, but there have been no defended prcedents (based on findings of fact) to the present time.

In practical terms the risk arises when you upload a file (by sharing or seeding a file), when your IP address is exposed. As the name suggests, filesharing means that you seed the file to others whilst downloading yourself, therefore you could be at risk of your IP address being seen and attracting an unwelcome letter from your ISP or copyright lawyers.

Those who download from newsgroups are anonymous, as they do not upload any part of the file. Rapidshare is not as safe, but better than BT insasmuch that it uses FTP principles. The risk arises that you may inadvertently download a file from a honeytrap site, set up by the copyright enforcers, in which case you could theoretically be banged to rights.

BitLord had a reputation for incorporating spyware/adware in their download, although BitComet is becoming pretty bloated nowadays.
 
#18
You're welcome. Like all things, it isn't as complicated as it sounds, but do be careful. There are plenty of things that you can download for free without taking any risk, distributed under the GNU, Open Licence or Creative Commons Licence, worth experimenting with such stuff before you dive in with both feet.

Look up UTorrent, download and install it. Go to someplace like MyBittorrent.com or Mininova.org and look for something safe to download, click on it and the software does the rest for you. But do take care, if something is free, there's always a catch - in this case the risk of getting into trouble.
 
#19
"My friend" was using uTorrent until hearing that BitTorrent bought them out. "He" just switched very recently to a new torrent client called Halite. It's not so intuitive but it's really fast and allegedly slightly better than uTorrent regarding system resources.

Mininova and Pirate Bay are both very good sites for information, some of which is legal, some not.
 
#20
Also worth bearing in mind that giganews provide SSL encryption to newsgroups if you choose it, making the content of your traffic private between you and the newsgroup, hence ISP's, or other copyright enforcement methods are unable to snoop on content.

Newsgroups are without doubt the fastest, safest source of "wares" available, defeating the rather nieve and largley ineffective attempts by the industry to stop the flood.
 

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