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Whats The Best p2p Emule, EDonkey Or Winmx

Discussion in 'Windows - P2P software' started by Mopreme, Mar 22, 2003.

  1. Mopreme

    Mopreme Member

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    Hi Peeps

    Whats the best in you eyes,

    i used kazza and that was shite, i like emule cos it has loads of stuff, just always getting disconnected off the servers.
    winmx is good, but takes years to get anything. never tried edonkey.

    can you reply cos im not sure which one to use and i would like to hear comments off other users
     
  2. Cyrus^da

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    If you want to download small files, kazaa is better I think. movies or games are better downloaded by emule. edonkey is too slow I think. but thats just my opinion :)
     
  3. Liquid86

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    Ok two things, Kazaa P2P is loaded with spyware. If your want to use Kazaa, use Kazaa Lite K++. Also, eDonkey/eMule are only slow when you first use them, while I am no expert, you may want to refer to the tutorial posted by Dela on this same page.
     
  4. scomfort

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    Most of the large files on kazaa are corrupt so like 'cyrus^ da' said ... if your gona be downloading large files then go for emule. Personally its my favourite as it has loads; you just gota leave yourself connected to it for a while (permanently as I do!) to make it worthwhile. Kazaa is fine for mp3's tho.
     
  5. Dela

    Dela Administrator Staff Member

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    eMule is the best of what you mentioned. eDonkeyHybrid is ok! winmx is not great and kazaa is only good for mp3 and even at that its not great! DC++ and eMule are my favourite p2p!
     
  6. Mopreme

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    Whats DC++??
     
  7. Acehole

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    DC++=DirectConnect?

    I've found that eDonkey is probably the best and most reliable p2p source to get software. eDonkey works in conjunction with Sharereactor.com and the system can provide a safeguard against downloading fakes, corrupt files, or files infected with viruses.

    Any file that holds status as a ShareReactor release has been checked and verified as legit. If a copy of the legit file has been modified in any way, even slightly (like getting infected with a virus) then that modified copy's hash ID will change and will lose its status as a ShareReactor release. It gets "weeded out."
    The one drawback to eDonkey is that it's sometimes difficult to configure it to get maximum download speeds, so for a lot of people it tends to be a bit slower than other p2ps.
    Overall though, it's a far more efficient p2p than Kazaa or WinMX, at least in my experience. I can get faster downloads in Kazaa most of the time but most of the files I get are unusable for one reason or another. I'm batting a thousand so far using the eDonkey/Sharereactor combo and despite the slower dl's I'm coming out way ahead.
     
  8. Dela

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    I use eMule basically 24/7 and sharereactor is a blessing!! Who cares about speed when the stuff you are getting is actually real! DC++ beats eMule at dvd-r trading (basically if you know the hubs!).
     
  9. mOrOb

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    So far all software Ive dled off of kazaa has worked not corrupted or infected. So I have no reason to switch to anythin else plus the fact of not knowin where to go for any others except win mx which I hate.
     
  10. Dela

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    Well most of the things on kazaa are on emule dc++ etc much earlier, especially movies!!
     
  11. endorphin

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    check out Shareaza (dot com) -- I'll never go back to WinMX or KaZaA or any of the "e"beasts.
     
  12. Dela

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    eMule, eDonkey, Overnet, DC++ ETC ETC are much better than shareaza!! I tried it for a few days and dumped it again!!
     
  13. endorphin

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    To each his own.
     
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2003
  14. Dela

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    Oh of course i agree ;)
     
  15. endorphin

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    I'll add just one thing that is hopefully not controversial.

    Shareaza is often successful at working perfectly behind a firewall or a broadband router, in situations where the same person was unable to get WinMX, Kazaa, or any of the earlier Gnutella clients to work. I've seen this with a lot of friends so far.
     
  16. Dela

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    I didnt know that now but that wouldnt really bother me lol. you should only use p2p at home anyway, not where you shouldnt unless you like getting in trouble!
     
  17. endorphin

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    True, but everyone who has a DSL or Cable connection at home should use either a router or firewall software, for security reasons. And that's when a lot of the popular p2p apps can't get through. In many cases you just need to know how to configure them, setting up the right ports etc. But even setting the program up right, lots of filesharing programs still won't work behind a router if you're a customer of certain ISPs.
     
  18. Dela

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    Im runnin a firewall now and i have no p2p probelems because its easy to configure!
     
  19. wolf123

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    I have something too say too this edonkey is loaded wit6h spyware and is crap, imesh that you didnt mention spyware,kazaa 2.0 and 2.1 spyware i have been using kazaa lite and its very good but at the begining you can only find peope with low bandwidth but leave it on they go up too 1500 now emule im about too try that too see if i can find a perticular song I need for my collection but I wont mention the name.
     
  20. endorphin

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    Every application I've downloaded with Shareaza has worked perfectly. 99 percent of the 2,200+ mp3s I've downloaded with Shareaza have been completely clean, full length, and of the correct artist & track. The only bad point about Shareaza is it doesn't have enough users yet so there's less selection overall.

    But I'd take small selection and fast, perfect copies over huge crappy selection anyday. I can't compare to DC++ 'cause i've never tried that; but compared to WinMX, Kazaa, and eDonkey I'm very pleased.
     

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