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post #1 of 38
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from macnn:
[quote]Several MacNN Readers report that <a href="http://www.musiccity.com" target="_blank">MusicCity</a> continues to affirm that it will release a Macinosh version of Morpheus in spring 2002 with emails to users. Morpheus is a free file sharing application that is currently only available for Windows. Users can search the hard drives of other members for Video, Music and executable files.<hr></blockquote>
post #2 of 38
Sweet. Since Napster went away there has never been a really good filesharing application for Macs or OS X for that matter. Hopefully morpheus will change this.
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post #3 of 38
I tried morpheus via VPC after reading about it in the NYT. The results were disappointing for me. Downloading was really slow, the connection often broke, the codings for the movies were terrible. When I could get a movie to open (in WMP) the resolution was low and the voice was way out of sync with the video. (Maybe this is what passes for quality digital video in the wintel world.) This is still a work in progress. I gave up on it. Your mileage may vary.
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post #4 of 38
Audiogalaxy is much, much cooler and faster for music sharing, in my experience. Some songs are blocked by copyright stuff, somehow, but you can generally find what you want. Morpheus has been really slow for me.
post #5 of 38
Hi,
I'm a bit of a newbie at this . Is there a Mac version of audiogalaxy? I'm sure last time I looked it was PC only or am I missing something?
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post #6 of 38
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[quote]Originally posted by Big Red:
<strong>Audiogalaxy is much, much cooler and faster for music sharing, in my experience. Some songs are blocked by copyright stuff, somehow, but you can generally find what you want. Morpheus has been really slow for me.</strong><hr></blockquote>

I find the copyrighted material far too great, and you cannot get video content (music videos, DivX, pr0n )
post #7 of 38
[quote]Originally posted by jimdad:
<strong>Hi,
I'm a bit of a newbie at this . Is there a Mac version of audiogalaxy? I'm sure last time I looked it was PC only or am I missing something?</strong><hr></blockquote>

yes, go to versiontracker.com and search fer the satellite called "sputnix"

it works great. g'luck.

btw, its OS X only...
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post #8 of 38
Thanks, I didn't actually know about Sputnix. It seems to work much better and faster for me than the actual Audiogalaxy Satellite for PC.
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eh. read my sig. <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
post #10 of 38
[quote]Originally posted by janitor:
<strong>eh. read my sig. <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>

Sputnix/Audio Galaxy is much better than aquisition in my experiences.
post #11 of 38
I use Gnapster on Linux for music, I'm sure there is an OpenNap client for Mac OS.

I've mixed luck with Gnutella, but pretty good IMHO.
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post #12 of 38
gnutella sucks ass. i can maybe get 1 out of 20 tries to actually work...

not worth the trouble...
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post #13 of 38
[quote]Originally posted by janitor:
<strong>eh. read my sig. <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>

Aquisition is a GREAT app! While it does have a few bugs right now I almost always find what I want and get a complete download. Lately on Sputnix/Audiogalaxy all I've been getting are Proxy tests and no files.

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post #14 of 38
Aquisition did't download shit, trashed it.

Sputnix couldn't connect to anyone big, when it did connect, they didn't have shit.

MP3Rage didn't download wven tho they files were in progress with status bar.

LimeWire got me all my songs on X.

In 9 Aimster got me all my songs.

[ 02-14-2002: Message edited by: KidRed ]</p>
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post #15 of 38
The first day I got Aguisition it didn't work well... most songs wouldn't DL. But the next day it flew and was getting songs all over the place... eh good days and bad days on Gnutella I guess.
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Right now, all p2p software sucks on osx.
post #17 of 38
Sputnik is not good for mainstream stuff because a lot of it is blocked, but if you want that rare Stooges cut from 1973, then you will more than likely find it. Recently it is getting busy, hence the new proxty test bullshit a lot of the time. But, how can I complain, I have 5 gigs of great music burnt in MP3 format on CD`s because of it!

Aimster was good in 9 for more mainstream stuff, and I miss it!

Limewire X works, but is the slowest, clunkiest prorgam on an already slow OS.

Apparently Morpheus is good ...... really good .....
post #18 of 38
Apparently Morpheus 2, the one that will run on the mac, will use the gnutella network as well as the fast track network. probably a good idea to go with the open source network, gnutella, as a hedge against the closed source fast track being shut down or crippled in some way.
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post #19 of 38
Thank friggin' Jebsu!
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post #20 of 38
Open AG X with Audio Galaxy works fine for me.... rarely cant find stuff.

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post #21 of 38
[quote]Originally posted by Adam11:
<strong>Open AG X with Audio Galaxy works fine for me.... rarely cant find stuff.

Cheers
adam</strong><hr></blockquote>

Glad you can, because I can't find anything-actually, correction- I can find files (open window in browser and searches the audiogalaxy site) and the songs are all blocked!! What;s the point? Trashed it and back to LimeWire.
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post #22 of 38
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[quote]Originally posted by KidRed:
<strong>

Glad you can, because I can't find anything-actually, correction- I can find files (open window in browser and searches the audiogalaxy site) and the songs are all blocked!! What;s the point? Trashed it and back to LimeWire.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Foreign stuff and techno are not blocked so it's good for that. Because on limewire, it's hard to get a good connection to another country, but AG gets good connections for you and makes it resumable.
post #23 of 38
Awsome! Now if only the DivX player for mac gets fixed so that sound works... man, my powerbook would be my own portable movie player (since I can hook it up to the TV, but the Apple DVD player wont work when hooked up).
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post #24 of 38
I don't know if this stuff has been discussed since this thread - but I've now migrated over to OpenAG X 1.1.1, and, honestly, it's pretty great. At least up to par with AG's satellite, but without scary spyware stuff, I think. . .

Sputnix is still fine, and the pro features look alright, but OpenAG X went from aggrivating to very pleasing.
post #25 of 38
Wow, is this sad or what!? How many different protocols/apps are there! All we want is our damn music, and occasion warez/movies/other. iSwipe is a kickass concept. In fact, using it a few months ago I was blown away. It found stuff on every protocol, LOTS of stuff on OpenNap. The way it intelligently operates on its and repeats the search is WOW. This is what we are looking for. Unfortunately, the particular drawback this app has, is... it doesn't WORK. At all. No files successfully downloaded, hours spent. Anyone else try iSwipe? This could be the killer app for sharing! Especially if it someday morphs into MORE than just mere downloading and leeching like Pitbull, but a full fledged interface to EVERY protocol. Imagine, no more shitty Carracho or Hotline clients to deal with, and since lots of these have instant messenging built in, it's like Fire. Hey, I know this is weird, but I'm tired, and just got this idea. Imagine, iSwipe is the Fire of downloading. What if this company (this seems to be all they do) allied with Fire to make -one- App!

Ever since Napster died, I haven't been able to find a good client with reliable downloads and a HUGE selection, with the right mix of indie/techno mixes, and the latest pop. The numbers look great, but I haven't had any success with anything other than Napster for music. Search by bitrate is always a must, anything less than 320 is jarring, and I wish people would switch to dang MP3Pro or MP4 or something.

My PC friends tell me about Morpheus all the time though? <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />

LimeWire in my experience on an iMac 500 was *barf bag* bad. Couldn't find anything, or finish dl's. Once again, perhaps these new protocols aren't as good as Napster? (ouch!)
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post #26 of 38
If you can't stand anything lower than a 320 bit rate on your mp3's, then I don't think you're going to find very much.

Seriously, if you can't stand anything less than 320 bits, you should scrap the idea of listening to anything digital and go all-vinyl. Personally, I'm fine with 192, but I'll go lower for stuff I can't find at that rate that I really want (don't worry folks, I still buy a lot of music). 128 is just aweful, though. Terrible.

AG's available music is huge, and you can search by bit rate. It doesn't have a lot of the mainstream stuff, but on the whole, I think it has way more than any other standard.
post #27 of 38
I use MacSatellite with Audiogalaxy, just do a search on google. the search function doesn't seem to work but i just use the one at their site anyways
post #28 of 38
Macsatellite gets the job done, but it's not great. They seem spiteful towards the AG community - sending in false share information and not letting anyone DL files from you. Plus, it takes forever to index your files and login, which is confusing considering that it just sends false info anyway. It can totally bog down my system, too. Unfortunately, it is the only OS 9 client.
post #29 of 38
Thanks for the info everyone. What do you think about iSwipe?
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post #30 of 38
[quote]Originally posted by Aquatik:
<strong>Thanks for the info everyone. What do you think about iSwipe?</strong><hr></blockquote>

What's iSwipe?
post #31 of 38
I can never get iSwipe to work for me. Fern and Aquisition are the 2 best out there in my opinion.
post #32 of 38
Eh Morph is old news, a washed up has been. The latest version really really sucks. The up and commer, which is exactly like Morph was in the good old days is Grokster. It'll find anything and everything you will ever need.

A friend of mine downloads 3-4 feature movies off of it in a day. I got Lotr, Saving Private Ryan, In the Bedroom all in the 30min-4hour range. Its awsome.

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post #33 of 38
<a href="http://www.versiontracker.com/moreinfo.fcgi?id=12135&db=mac" target="_blank">http://www.versiontracker.com/moreinfo.fcgi?id=12135&db=mac</a>

What's iSwipe? *mock gasp* It's what should be bought be a bigger company or something. This thing will make an impact, once it actually downloads stuff. And yes, I was trying from Dartmouth's T3++, so I dunno why it doesn't seem to work. So, anyone else tried iSwipe?
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post #34 of 38
I use X-Nap...

Iv gotten alot of FFU episodes, 2 movies Alot of genesis / phil collins Music videos and mp3s off of it...

-Owl
post #35 of 38
iSwipe seems to do alright for me. I especially like the search and DL by album option. Anybody know if you can configure that to only DL at a particular bit rate?
post #36 of 38
any of you guys ever use windows? morpheus is shit, they got kicked out of the fast track network and they're just a gnutella client now, we already have a few of those ... you want to file share? get yourself os x and

1 carracho
2 direct connect
3 edonkey

in that order.

bow down to os x and all its terminal p2p glory
post #37 of 38
Never mind about that last question, I found the option.
post #38 of 38
iSwipe == shareware == obnoxious
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