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Downloading Music

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by SoSueMe, Dec 19, 2006.

  1. SoSueMe

    SoSueMe Active Member


    I'm 30. Have never really been into downloading music. I still buy CDs, often.

    However, the fiancee, she's been hitting the gym like mad and has always wanted an iPod. I think I'm splurging today. But, she is still under the impression music is free somewhere out there on the net. I keep telling her it's not. But whatever. She never buys CDs, at least she hasn't in ages.

    I know iTunes sells songs for 99 cents each. I know emusic charges $10 per month for 30 songs.

    Can anyone else suggest music download programs - free or otherwise?

    Any help would be appreciated.
  2. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Morpheus or Limewire.
  3. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Limewire works pretty well, but is full of files that will put viruses on your computer.

    Make sure you've got Norton and are pretty protected before you go nuts.
  4. dog428

    dog428 Active Member

    If you go with Limewire Pro, it cuts down on a lot of the virus bullshit and almost all of the spyware. It's like $10 for the Pro version, but I've found it to be worth it. And that's $10 once, not per month or year.

    But I've still caught a file or two with the Norton's.

    What I normally do is go to one of the pay sites, like Napster, listen to some clips of music, find what I want and then head over to Limewire to see if it's available. Most of the time it is, sometimes, especially with older stuff, it's hit or miss.
  5. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    Get a bittorrent client (I use utorrent).

    I also use the p2p program emule which doesn't come with any nasty spyware.

    If you're downloading over a p2p network I recommend downloading and running the PeerGuardian software. Also stay away from downloading Top 40 or new releases.
  6. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member

    Search SportsJournalists.com for previous threads on www.allofmp3.com
  7. spup1122

    spup1122 Guest

    I use Morpheus and don't get any viruses and love the availability of music and/or programs.
  8. MC Sports Guy

    MC Sports Guy Member

    I use BearShare and pay an annual fee. It's pretty reasonable. I haven't had any big problems with it.
  9. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    eMule. No spyware.
  10. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    How much is Bearshare charging now?
  11. eMule seconded.
  12. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    That's been shut down.
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