Life After Napster

[[MP3 Websites]]

The imminent end of Napster has caused a massive surge in the number of users of the alternative filesharing programs. Unfortunately the vast numbers of sharing utilities out there has caused great confusion and a loss of content focus.
Look out for our upcoming Filesharing section, which will attempt to assess the pro's and cons of these utilities. Through the message forums we can also try to reach an agreement on which programs are best.
The evolution of the filesharing idea has already led to specialised filesharers, Rapigator is used mainly for mp3's, EDonkey is devoted to Divx and VCD's and many of us know what Pronster is for...

Much in the same spirit has been the re-emergence of mp3 Websites. Specialised sites have popped up focusing on various music genres.

The latest to catch our eye is
TRAXX. During our visit we noticed they had reliable downloads for Dance, trance, techno, club, pop, rap & punk music.
Many such specialised sites are bound to pop up offering a much needed alternative to Napster.

[[Days Before Napster]]

As Napster is slowly withering away, its millions of users are looking around desperately for the next step. The memory of the DBN (Days Before Napster) is still there.

The mp3 acquisition process in the DBN was more or less the following:

-Search for the required mp3 in an ftp search engine ie Oth.net or audiogalaxy.
-If the track was located you would attempt to log into the ftp(s), using an ftp program such as bpftp or LeechFTP.
-If you actually managed to get on you had to look around through endless directories and drives.
-If you were lucky enough to locate your song you could either begin download or start uploading if the ftp was ratio.

Following this account we hope we can wave goodbye to those days FOREVER...

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Life After Napster

f**k all you Gready f**ks hatin on Napster The best thing to ever happen to the music CommunityIf napster dies then so does the record sales I for One WIll be the first to stop buying CD's f**ken faggot Gready Record companies you'll see

Life After Napster

In my opinion it is f**k that napster has been brought down. This side was made by people to make it possible for users to change their mp3 files. Now it is closed by companies who eanr enough money to make people buy their records instead of changing them or only download them for a very good internet site!This is the best example for the worse structre of the judge system of the United States. I'm happy not to live there 'cause these courts would drive me cracy! I'll stay in my lovely Germany!!!

Life After Napster

One thing is for sure... I'M NOT BUYING ANOTHER CD FOR THE RIDICULOUS AMOUNTS OF $14.99-$19.99!!! The most I'm willing to pay for a full 60 minute audio CD is $4.99-$6.99 USD. The record industry screwed Napster... well now screw the record industry as well.

Life After Napster

Hey guys don't delete your copy of napster yet....instead download napigator, an add-on, it allows you to choose the servers you connect to. Flexible huh? get it @ [url removed] and have fun...l8r peeps

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