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snapper
30-09-2005, 02:44 PM
just wondering if anyone else is having trouble logging on to winmx,ive been trying for about a week ,i cant seem to bring up their webpage either
also does anyone elseknow of any other programmes to download music

KatiMike
30-09-2005, 02:50 PM
I've been having some trouble with winmx for a few weeks now - thought it might have been because of orcon " filtering" downloads in some way . Limewire seems to work well for me

CYaBro
30-09-2005, 02:51 PM
It has been shut down by the RIAA!

A way around it here (http://www.slyck.com/news.php?story=925)

snapper
30-09-2005, 03:01 PM
cyabro i can t open the file for some reason
katimike ive downloaded limewire but it wants me to update java and i go to www.java.com to update it but i cant do that either :badpc:

ruup
30-09-2005, 04:43 PM
Hi,Snapper,check out this link,it worked for me and I'm currently logged on to WinMx :
http://netforbeginners.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=netforbeginners&zu=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.vladd44.com%2Fmx%2Fpeercaches. php
Hope this helps,I've been lost with out my WinMx Fix...
:thumbs:

KatiMike
30-09-2005, 04:43 PM
Did you try the manual download option ? The Windows off-line instal is 16.3 meg , good instructions supplied too. Thanks CYabro for the info

snapper
30-09-2005, 07:13 PM
katimike ,yes ive tried manual download and i cant bring up the page to start the download,

1. Start Menu, choose Run.
2. Type in: ipconfig /flushdns and hit enter.
3. Now Start WinMX again, and hopefully you will connect.
ive done this and nothing seems to happen

If flushdns didn't help you

* Select Start | Run (type) "services.msc" (no quotes)
* Scroll down to "DNS Client", Right-click and select: Properties
* Click the drop-down arrow for "Startup type"
* Select: Manual
* Click Apply/Ok and the click Restart Service
* If the service doesn't stop automatically, stop it manually by clicking 'Stop Service' (Note: the service doesn't need to run on non-enterprise level PC's)
ive done this and i can even get "services.msc" to run

ruup
30-09-2005, 10:39 PM
Hi,snapper,there is a small patch which is available at the link I gave earlier,it works a treat,have you installed it ?
cheers
ruup
:thumbs:

snapper
01-10-2005, 08:33 AM
ruup thx for the link ,it looks like the've update the download ,ive downloaded both old and new ,when i try to install them it gets 3/4 the way through and then it comes up install failed .

smithie 38
01-10-2005, 10:43 AM
Thanks for that link ruup. I downloaded the patch and I now have WinMX up and running again. Yippee

Smithie

lazydog
01-10-2005, 12:07 PM
Bugger, i got rid of winmx when i heard they'd been shut down. Downloaded limewire yesterday and after re-installing java i'm back in busines ;-)
(had to uninstall the latest version of java that i had only updated a week ago and reinstall it. Due to some errors i found out while uninstalling)

Works good. Nice and easy to get to grips with.
I think i was getting more targets with winmx though. Maybe wrong. Limewire may only be showing me the available targets were as winmx would show all?.

ruup
01-10-2005, 01:37 PM
Hi,Lazydog,here is a link to download WinMx,should you want to rejoin the chosen ...
http://archive.winmxworld.com/WinMX/WinMx%20Releases/
cheers
ruup :thumbs:

Prescott
01-10-2005, 02:31 PM
if you gonna use these P2P apps, kazaa lite resurection beats them all, but torrents takes the cake now.....

imarubberducky
01-10-2005, 04:44 PM
There won't really be any point in trying to use winmx, only geeks will use the fix, and then there won't be any point in using winmx coz therell sh*t all files shared.

Move on. Theres a great list of the different networks and programs here : http://www.zeropaid.com/programs/?scatid=58

I'd try Shareaza (under Multi-Network) and Limewire (Gnutella).

If you want to experiment make sure you're not downloading programs with bundled spyware and adware. For info go here: http://www.spywareinfo.com/articles/p2p/

And if you're good with computers then try peerweb DC++ here: http://dc.peerweb.org/

Battleneter
01-10-2005, 06:00 PM
if you gonna use these P2P apps, kazaa lite resurection beats them all, but torrents takes the cake now.....


LOL very very funny. Sorry i laughed for a while.

Emule/Edonkey/Limware/kazaa are all very similar (and I have tried them all). Then there is DC++ which if you know how to use it and are in good international hubs is better than all of those put together x10 at least!

So no kazaa light might be a good mainstream (average joe blow don't really know any better) P2P, but its not even close to the same league as good Internation DC++ hubs, the downside of DC++ is that you may need to share large amounts of quality "shareware cough" otherwise you will be booted, it is not a leech network like the others.

Prescott
01-10-2005, 06:57 PM
and yes there is DC that you mention.... which is pretty good too

Battleneter
01-10-2005, 08:16 PM
Hehe I don't actually rate DC++ in the same catorgory as Emule or Kazaa etc. Most of these programs are lucky to average 100MB per user connected on average, hence the slow speeds and often long waits.

With many International DC hubs demanding over 80gig+ to be in the hub, the Shared ratio per user is enormous, hence the very fast speeds and next to no wait times. DC++ is the elite P2P network, I accept many people haven't the resources to use it, and it is not as easy to get into as Emule etc.

However I can't take the "Kazaa light and bittorrents are the best P2P statement" as it clearly is not correct if you have seen the difference. :dogeye:

Prescott
01-10-2005, 08:27 PM
well klr is better than limewire, sharaza, soulseek, kazaa..... but meh do as you please. it has given me good results....

B.M.
01-10-2005, 10:37 PM
Well, is WinMX up and running again or not???

I downloaded PIEPatch2.4, but just like snapper it stalls 2/3 through and the “Installation Failed” message appears. :(

Anyone any thoughts? I really liked WinMX and it worked well for me.

ruup
02-10-2005, 10:03 AM
Sorry to hear that the update patch hasn't worked for you,I wonder if you were to uninstal and then do a fresh install of WinMx,whether it would make a difference....when I heard that WinMx was no longer functioning I dumped it,but since then I have formatted and done a fresh install of XP and so I have now a fresh install of WinMx.
As to the numbers of people using WinMx,there seems to be as many people downloading from me at the moment as there are normally...I tried the other programmes,edonkey,limewire etc but found that I was sharing files,but not getting anything I wanted in return,the queues were 2/3000 in length.
So WinMx will do me...
cheers
ruup :thumbs:

Clod
02-10-2005, 10:34 AM
Excellent!!! Thanks for the links,winmx lives in our house again and the kids are happy.Must let a few of my mates know :thumbs:

lazydog
02-10-2005, 12:56 PM
Hi,Lazydog,here is a link to download WinMx,should you want to rejoin the chosen ...
http://archive.winmxworld.com/WinMX/WinMx%20Releases/
cheers
ruup :thumbs:
Thanks for that. Gonna give it a go again. Limewire has a lot of spyware/viruses. I know its to be expected but winmx didnt have half as much as limewire.

B.M.
02-10-2005, 05:38 PM
Yep ruup it's damn frustrating.

What OS are you using? I wonder if that makes a difference? I'm still running ME because I haven't had a moments problem with it. (yes that will startle some of you) :D

How did you get on Snapper? Did you ever get that patch to load?

Can't do without my WinMX. :D

Prescott
02-10-2005, 06:00 PM
Thanks for that. Gonna give it a go again. Limewire has a lot of spyware/viruses. I know its to be expected but winmx didnt have half as much as limewire.

you should be using limewire pro ;)

ruup
02-10-2005, 06:04 PM
Hi , B.M. , I'm running XP.
cheers
ruup :thumbs:

B.M.
02-10-2005, 06:24 PM
Great news, we’re away.

For those having trouble there is a patch called PIEPatch 2.5.

Now note, not ver 2.3 or 2.4 (previous patches) 2.5.

I’ve done a couple of searches and everything seems quite normal.

Beauty! :D

snapper
02-10-2005, 06:57 PM
woooooooohoooooooo piepatch did it for me.im using win98 se ,thx everyone for ur help

imarubberducky
03-10-2005, 02:37 PM
WinMX may not be dead yet, according to Slashdot, they've relocated from Canada to Port Villa, Vanuatu.

But then again it is Slashdot, who knows how much you can trust their sources.

http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/09/21/1948213&from=rss