do you download files and how?

@mkkid28 (267)
December 29, 2006 12:21pm CST
Do any of you guys download files and if so how? I mean do you download them from p2p, torrents, forums, usenet (newsgroups) etc... At the moment i use usenet (newsgroup) with a provider called News Demon. usenet is fastest method of file sharing on the net at the moment and i have tried all methods and it is the fastest. Now to hear from you guys?
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@kris55 (853)
• Canada
29 Dec 06
have you tried www.bearshare.com ? is it faster than that?
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@mkkid28 (267)
29 Dec 06
yes i still have bearshare, newsgroups or usenet whatever you want to call it is lot faster then bearshare (p2p) as it is person 2 person where as usenet is straight of servers around the world with no speed caps (usenet maxes out you connection)
@kris55 (853)
• Canada
29 Dec 06
how do i get that? is it free?
@mkkid28 (267)
30 Dec 06
it depends where you get you the newsgroup access from. what internet provider are you with?
@SarahEC (545)
• United States
29 Dec 06
I like to download movies and music via p2p. I have cable modem, so it is pretty fast to get the files. I mostly use LimeWire, but I have used other programs in the past. Usually they get shut down and then I have to find a new one. I don't know how to use newsgroups to download.
@mkkid28 (267)
29 Dec 06
yeah i used to use p2p alot but they didnt offer alot of the files i wanted, so i switch to newsgroups.
@SarahEC (545)
• United States
29 Dec 06
I often find that problem, too. Especially with movies and rare songs. Also, I find that many times I download a movie only to find that it is something completely different that what the file name said!! That really annoys me.
@mkkid28 (267)
29 Dec 06
yeah that use to get very annoying with p2ps. I used to download movies and they were just a advert for a online shop and i download Doom and it was a different film what i had never heard of
@Wizybr (110)
• Australia
30 Dec 06
I use a bit torrent client called Azureus. It's not as fast as direct downloading on usenet, but there is a lot more available on the distributed file sharing networks. It's not unusual to get a 700 MB AVI movie overnight.
@mkkid28 (267)
30 Dec 06
they start off with same files but usenet get rid of some after there retention (70+ days with mine) but torrent as them on longer (but older they get less seeds they get) just a example you can get a 700mb movie in 10 - 15 minutes on usenet
• Qatar
29 Dec 06
I download files using a torrent called Bit torrent.I have never tried usenet(newsgroup).
@mkkid28 (267)
29 Dec 06
i used to use utorrent to download torrents but the only problem is seeds unlike usenet it doesnt have seeds so you just get file at max speed of your line without waiting
@barcir (932)
• Italy
31 Dec 06
I'm using Emule, and I always find what I search
@venkygec (783)
• India
30 Dec 06
Yes. I download large files using bitTorrent. i mostly download files dirrectly from the net using download manager. If they are not available directly then i download through rapidshare etc.
• United States
30 Dec 06
I download files from limewire. :-)
• India
29 Dec 06
i am using only direct links some sites for that vastdown.com,9down.com.