the next big thing in file sharing

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by deep, Mar 3, 2002.

  1. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    in my most splended mightiness of mighty I have introduced you all to soulseek, audiogalaxy and morpheus when they were just starting out, and I feel it is my duty as royal dicknose of dickery [title given to me affectionately by Slipperypete] to tell you now about Direct Connect

    Morpheus and the network it runs off apparently went tits up earlier this week. Most importantly it's network is centralized, meaning it can be shutdown.

    Direct Connect has been receiving a lot of accolades from geek circles for a while but I could never get the client to run properly. Until now - evidently there is an open source version of the program that is even better than the one the original creators made, called Direct Connect +. It's an optimized client that has a much cleaner interface and seems to run better too.

    In short, this thing rocks. It's not as simple an interface as audiogalaxy but in turn you have access to much more than just MP3's - you can share any type of file you want. It is truly a decentralized network, running off "hubs" which are started by users, so there isn't a real easy way for things to be shut down. Basically you connect to a hub, and on the hub there are users whos files you have access to. You can connect to multiple hubs at once. Hubs can be privatized as well.

    Heads up - check it out, this has a lot of promise.
  2. PosTMOd

    PosTMOd Well-Known Member

    No way... I take credit for that ;)

    I've never even used any other one.
  3. Plato

    Plato TRIBE Member

    this isnt like hotline is it? i really didnt like that program.

    so is morpheus dead? damn, i had some files i had only downloaded partially. oh well...

  4. Stormshadow

    Stormshadow TRIBE Member

    Sorry gramps, but Direct Connect is sooooo last year.
  5. Bass-Invader

    Bass-Invader TRIBE Member

  6. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    ah, but direct connect plus is not
  7. PosTMOd

    PosTMOd Well-Known Member

    This is pretty cool too... wonder if it's better than Trillium?

    "Gaim is an all-in-one IM client that resembles AIM. Gaim lets you use AIM, ICQ, Yahoo, MSN, IRC, Jabber, Napster, Zephyr, and Gadu-Gadu, all at once. Gaim is NOT endorsed by or affiliated with AOL, Yahoo, MSN or Napster."
  8. PosTMOd

    PosTMOd Well-Known Member

    Okay, that whole site is amazing...

    All sorts of open source projects ranging from 3-D design stuff to games to Spam Filters....

    Thanks deep!
  9. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    yeah, sourceforge is basically the place where anything open source gets posted
  10. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    cool - when you search it searches all the hubs you're connected to at once
  11. JayBrain

    JayBrain Well-Known Member

    No Windows Version?
  12. teknikal

    teknikal TRIBE Member

    But Kazaa still works?
  13. JayBrain

    JayBrain Well-Known Member

    Yeah. Kazaa is a different owner or something.. based in Holland I believe.. Morpheus was American I think.. same software.. just on different networks.. they both shared resources though with each other.
  14. seeker

    seeker TRIBE Member

    probably not. quite a bit of the software you'll find on sourceforge is going to be written for unix/linux/bsd etc.
  15. patri©k

    patri©k TRIBE Member

    morpheus and kazaa were the same program with different interfaces.

    morpheus was down for a few days cuz they were creating a new version. The reasons are on

    I've been using iMesh for a while now. Seen John Q, Harry Potter, Mothman Prophecies, pure live sets and oldschool tunes. easy to use.

    WinMX, grokster... I found I didn't enjoy either of the two.

  16. zoo

    zoo TRIBE Member


    audiogalaxy has been around since before tribe as an ftp search client

    the satellite is just an extension of the ftp search, as it creates an ftp-like server on everyone's computer, and the interface just happens to be a web one

    direct connect is a few years old and sucks badly because of lame people and such

    it's good for porn though

    i wish gnutella would catch on
  17. PosTMOd

    PosTMOd Well-Known Member


    for Plato
  18. Plato

    Plato TRIBE Member

    well i already have this postmod

    but i want something with a morpheus or napster like search function, since audiop galaxy always gives me results with red x's.

    im happy with soulseek and audiogalaxy and the tbkftp and mIRC but aside from the latin channel on irc what good does that do for my dad's musical tastes?

    i coulldnt find micheal murphy's wild fire anywhere and audio galaxy just produced red x's for it.


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