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Nineteen Seventy Nine
02-03-2006, 02:44 PM
Okay, I like getting music for free (because I can't do LimeWire). Searching for mp3 sites on google was useless. I have been using www.dogpile.com and even better: www.singingfish.com. But alot of times I can't find all the songs I am looking for. So, without downloading anything but the song, do you have any favorite mp3 search engine sites so I can get free songs? or another way to download free with out LimeWire or anything like it?

peko
02-03-2006, 02:52 PM
The best I could suggest is WinMX? I don't know if that still works, I used to use it a long time ago but I gave up on it because it was hard for me to find Asian music on it.

Nineteen Seventy Nine
02-03-2006, 02:54 PM
ha. thanks anyway... the first thing that pops up when you go to it is...

The WinMX software is no longer available.

0r4ng3
02-03-2006, 02:54 PM
First of all, WinMX sucks. Second, that would count under Limewire-like programs.

I don't really know of any mp3 search sites. I would go with Google.

Nineteen Seventy Nine
02-03-2006, 02:56 PM
Well google doesn't have an mp3 engine, and googling for engines didn't help. All it did was lead you to sites that said had mp3s but that really led you to sites that said they had mp3s but that really led you... it was one hour of torcher. I thought I could get songs but it was just more and more links.

0r4ng3
02-03-2006, 02:57 PM
If you're looking for a specific song, try putting ".mp3" in the search field. Actually, I'm not sure if that'll work, but I'll try it now.

Nineteen Seventy Nine
02-03-2006, 03:02 PM
not the best... I couldn't get any direct downloads.. but thanks for trying

Endymion
02-03-2006, 03:25 PM
the web for mp3s? what the fuck, is it 1995 again?

soulseek or torrents.

arak0r
02-03-2006, 03:29 PM
filemp3.org is a pretty decent torrent site

Hux
02-03-2006, 03:40 PM
I use bearshare (lite) and its pretty good. I found most of my stuff here, except sometimes with certain files you need to google for it.

Nineteen Seventy Nine
02-03-2006, 04:15 PM
bearshare you had to buy or download or something
soulseek was like one of those google sites
filemp3.org wasn't available
torrent I couldn't understand

well thanks anyway

Hux
02-03-2006, 04:26 PM
Oh, you don't want to download the program, my mistake.

By the way bearshare lite is free.

Nineteen Seventy Nine
02-03-2006, 04:28 PM
well is it something I can trust? my dad gets really pissed if my comp gets viruses

Hux
02-03-2006, 04:34 PM
Well considering the fact that its a program which allows you to take files from other computers it might contain some viruses. I've had a couple but nothing serious, just a quick delete from AVG (which is like super-sensitive). So using this is up to you and is at your own risk. But normally you would have a virus scanner which scans anything before downloading.

Nineteen Seventy Nine
02-03-2006, 04:38 PM
yeah I started it but quit before it actually did it and usually has this thing that comes up saying its not reccomended, now it just says, download, but know there might be risks.

Nineteen Seventy Nine
02-03-2006, 04:40 PM
then again, it is awfully similar to limewire

TheUnholyNightbringer
02-03-2006, 07:31 PM
Soulseek. Next.

Nineteen Seventy Nine
02-03-2006, 08:24 PM
when I tried it, it didnt work

Camilamazed
02-03-2006, 08:27 PM
Limewire works well for me!

punker
02-03-2006, 08:35 PM
why dont you just get a good antivirus and download emule? i've never been in problems because of it, and its open almost 24/7

0r4ng3
02-03-2006, 08:36 PM
I think you're all missing the point. The creator of the thread specifically said no programs like Limewire.

punker
02-03-2006, 08:40 PM
but because of the virus he get trough that right?

Nineteen Seventy Nine
02-03-2006, 08:49 PM
yeah because of the virus... we have had so many viruses screwing up the computer it isn't even funny.

Jebus
02-03-2006, 09:05 PM
NSN, there are no viruses in the program Limewire itself. Unless you plan on downloading other programs in limewire, then there's almost no chance of you getting one.

Nineteen Seventy Nine
02-03-2006, 09:21 PM
Oh okay... like, will it ask me about these programs?

Edit: I started installation... I hope it doesn't screw anything up with the library I already have or messes up the computer. It does say it is trying to connect to server and my protection says: "Always block connections from this program (Recommended)"

Jebus
02-03-2006, 09:29 PM
I'm guessing that's your firewall. Tell it to allow it.

Nineteen Seventy Nine
02-03-2006, 09:30 PM
Yeah I just did. My dad screw the whole virus thing. Take the chance, you already spent over $500 on music anyway.

Jebus
02-03-2006, 09:30 PM
btw, you did download it from here, right?
http://www.limewire.com/english/content/home.shtml

Nineteen Seventy Nine
02-03-2006, 09:32 PM
yeah i think i did, thanks

Nineteen Seventy Nine
02-03-2006, 09:36 PM
okay I am confused as heck as how to use it, I typed in the name of a song and its like loading or something.

Jebus
02-03-2006, 09:41 PM
First wait for that Starting Connection thing to be full in the bottom left corner. It should work right after. Also don't download any songs under 1mb unless the song is under one minute. Usually, those are fake.

Nineteen Seventy Nine
02-03-2006, 09:49 PM
alright, I got a ton of songs in my library, can I get them into iTunes, how?

Edit: nevermind, it made a playlist

SmilingBob
02-03-2006, 10:06 PM
If you don't mind a little expense, get a shitty basic account with napster and get a registered version of tunebite (http://www.tunebite.com). Download the protected wma's form napster and play em through tunebite (which can re-record em at 4x if you let it use wmplayer). then delete the wma's from napster.

Napster's download speeds are really fucking fast too.

I know it's not free, but if you consider how much music you can download a month with it, the cost is next to nothing.

Hey, it's an option.

Also, there's also the whole factor of it actualy being legal too (ish...)

Nineteen Seventy Nine
02-03-2006, 10:09 PM
I have an iPod

Nineteen Seventy Nine
02-03-2006, 10:45 PM
wait I thought you could just drap and drop, how do you get the songs on your itunes playlist?

Nineteen Seventy Nine
02-04-2006, 09:47 AM
Okay well thanks everyone. I was able to download LimeWire safely... and now I know what to do with it after fooling around for a while. But, can I have some of your savefiles?

Endymion
02-04-2006, 03:01 PM
here's the deal:

if you get a virus over p2p, you're an idiot.
if you can't figure out how to use p2p clients, you're an idiot.
if you can't figure out how torrents work, you're an idiot.
if you get your music from websites, you're an idiot.

Nineteen Seventy Nine
02-04-2006, 03:58 PM
here's the deal:

if you get a virus over p2p, you're an idiot.
if you can't figure out how to use p2p clients, you're an idiot.
if you can't figure out how torrents work, you're an idiot.
if you get your music from websites, you're an idiot.

wow. all that happened to me before. not anymore. my brain got bigger.

Bipolar Bear
07-12-2008, 11:40 AM
Why don't you download your Mp3's from torrents? They are 99% virus-free and it's much easier to get full albums. Limewire just blows! (Unless you're looking for individual songs and not albums)

Duskygrin
07-13-2008, 04:15 AM
I use bearshare (lite) and its pretty good. I found most of my stuff here, except sometimes with certain files you need to google for it.

You live in the city where I will be living a decade from now.

Aside from that, I used to use Bearshare coz well, that way I didn't have to open any port and I felt safer, however, they split between Bearshare movies and Bearshare music, and I couldn't find shit on the new one so I dropped it. My best mp3 search engines now happen to be my friends. I scrounge.