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    I have purchased a I pod type device for my wife this Christmas and would like to help her load music and video files to her new toy. Can anyone here tell me what websites to use and do you have to pay for everything you load ? Do you save the files to your usb port device when you plug it in? I know this is probably a really dumb question to most young folks that do this all the time, but I need a starting point. Thanks in advance for anything you can do to help me out.

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    Well iPods have installer disks that usually come with iTunes. You can setup iTunes so that you can buy music from the iTunes online store. This is the completely legal way of doing it and probably the simplest because iTunes integrates your music and iPod experience. If you're looking for free music, that's a whole other story...
    I'm really not sure what you want here so please be more specific. Lots of people, myself included, will be happy to tell you how to get free music but it's a bit more complicated.

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    Loading music and videos are relatively easy, its getting the files that you may want that would be difficult. There are a few sites dedicated to music where you can find all the different genres depending on what your wife wants:

    http://www.sounddamage.com/signup.php (open signup)
    http://what.cd/ (closed invite needed)
    http://stmusic.org/browse.php (closed invite needed)
    https://www.waffles.fm/ (closed invite needed)
    Private trackers may be hard to get in quick so you can also use public ones (also has great content):
    http://isohunt.com/
    http://www.mininova.org/

    Ok after downloading all your music and videos install Itunes, this is needed to upload songs onto the ipod. Set it up according to sync you ipod with the computer, instructions are pretty straight forward. Once itunes has been set up and you ipod has been connected you can start uploading music onto it.

    When you download music, the albums will come in folders, leave it like that. On itunes go to:
    --> File
    ---> Add folder to library

    Then select the folder in which your songs are stored in and click ok, itunes will automatically transfer all the songs from that folder onto the ipod. Once the ipod has finished updating all the new files you can unplug and play it

    ** You DO NOT need a usb port to store songs in.
    ** You DO NOT need to pay thats the beauty of filesharing

    If you are completely new to torrenting here is a guide:
    Torrent - This is a term used for something you are downloading. It comes in rar'ed files for the most part, and is broken up into parts.
    Client - If you go to download a torrent, and nothing happens, it's because you need one of these doofus. BitTorrent, BitTornado, Azureus, are all popular clients.


    Seeding (Seeder) - No this is not knocking some girl up or wanting to spermage all over your desk. You don't need a box of kleenex handy for this seeding !! Seeding means, to share back. When you are sharing your torrent you will be giving parts to various others that you have all ready downloaded. Like a flower, when it pollinates, it sends seeds all around in the wind. Now get to work you Pansy!
    Leech (Leecher) - Yes it sounds just like what it is... this person will be downloading off you, in essence leeching your bandwidth dry. Ok, so it's not that bad, but this is a term given to anyone that is downloading a torrent. In bad terms this is a glutton that doesn't share and has a ratio below even their I.Q.
    Cheat/Cheater = FFS People! You are getting the freaking thing for free! It's not much to ask for you to seed a file back. Cheating or trying to manipulate your ratio with things is just plain greedy and lazy!! It means you want everything without having to do anything back. Cheaters are BANNED!!! No Questions asked. Cheaters are the greedy types that when sitting in a McDonald's restaurant, you take a fry from them and suddenly you're missing your arm!
    Download Speed - This is how fast you can get a file from the internet.
    Upload Speed - This is how fast you are sharing back. Despite myths, You cannot upload as fast as you can download. So don't be worried. This is normal.
    Zero Upload - If you are wondering why you have no upload speed. It's probably because no one wants the torrent you are attempting to share back. This means one of a few things.... either the torrent is so old that everyone has it by now, or there's very little activity on it. This also means that if no one downloads this torrent after you, that you are screwed!
    WinRar - This is a thing you need to open up, or unpack those little suitcases of torrents you now have on your computer. This will open the files up, and stick them all together in one big piece.
    Now that we know the basics, it's time to move on to more harder things.
    How to Download
    Now that you have all the tools, you are ready to find a site to download from.
    Choose from a list of torrents. Pick something You'd like to try.For example a movie. You click on the name of the movie and it shows you a page that tells you a little bit about the movie. How big it is, how many are downloading or seeding, a release group possibly, and a few other items you may find interesting such as the format of the movie. (note, try to get something that still has a lot of leechers on it. If you choose something too old you may not be able to get your ratio up, so, at that point you might as well bend over and take it!! )
    Any hoo, Once you downloaded and the torrent is finished, If you stop your client your balls will be removed and sold to science. If you are female and have no balls, your ovaries will be given to aliens.
    You can still watch a movie while SEEDING back. So keep the damn thing opened and share back. You have to try to establish your ratio (see terms above you forgetful thing)So if your file is 1gb, you MUST seed back at least 1gb(if possible, see zero download term) or even more if you can. Depending on what crappy internet provider you have, and the amount of people still trying to leech the file, will depend on how fast you can seed your torrent back to the amount you downloaded.
    While seeding, you can use winrar now, to open up your torrent and extract it for viewing. You may need another type of Viewing tool such as VLC (Video Lan) to view your movie, because MS Media player is just plain old crap at times.
    (no surprise there huh? )
    Last edited by angryghost; 01-06-2008 at 10:45 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Nice one angryghost.!

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    i think angryhost said it all

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    that post...legendary

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    you can also go to youtube and watch video tutorials on how to manage an ipod

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    Quote Originally Posted by angryghost View Post
    Loading music and videos are relatively easy, its getting the files that you may want that would be difficult. There are a few sites dedicated to music where you can find all the different genres depending on what your wife wants:

    http://www.sounddamage.com/signup.php (open signup)
    http://what.cd/ (closed invite needed)
    http://stmusic.org/browse.php (closed invite needed)
    https://www.waffles.fm/ (closed invite needed)
    Private trackers may be hard to get in quick so you can also use public ones (also has great content):
    http://isohunt.com/
    http://www.mininova.org/

    Ok after downloading all your music and videos install Itunes, this is needed to upload songs onto the ipod. Set it up according to sync you ipod with the computer, instructions are pretty straight forward. Once itunes has been set up and you ipod has been connected you can start uploading music onto it.

    When you download music, the albums will come in folders, leave it like that. On itunes go to:
    --> File
    ---> Add folder to library

    Then select the folder in which your songs are stored in and click ok, itunes will automatically transfer all the songs from that folder onto the ipod. Once the ipod has finished updating all the new files you can unplug and play it

    ** You DO NOT need a usb port to store songs in.
    ** You DO NOT need to pay thats the beauty of filesharing

    If you are completely new to torrenting here is a guide:
    Torrent - This is a term used for something you are downloading. It comes in rar'ed files for the most part, and is broken up into parts.
    Client - If you go to download a torrent, and nothing happens, it's because you need one of these doofus. BitTorrent, BitTornado, Azureus, are all popular clients.


    Seeding (Seeder) - No this is not knocking some girl up or wanting to spermage all over your desk. You don't need a box of kleenex handy for this seeding !! Seeding means, to share back. When you are sharing your torrent you will be giving parts to various others that you have all ready downloaded. Like a flower, when it pollinates, it sends seeds all around in the wind. Now get to work you Pansy!
    Leech (Leecher) - Yes it sounds just like what it is... this person will be downloading off you, in essence leeching your bandwidth dry. Ok, so it's not that bad, but this is a term given to anyone that is downloading a torrent. In bad terms this is a glutton that doesn't share and has a ratio below even their I.Q.
    Cheat/Cheater = FFS People! You are getting the freaking thing for free! It's not much to ask for you to seed a file back. Cheating or trying to manipulate your ratio with things is just plain greedy and lazy!! It means you want everything without having to do anything back. Cheaters are BANNED!!! No Questions asked. Cheaters are the greedy types that when sitting in a McDonald's restaurant, you take a fry from them and suddenly you're missing your arm!
    Download Speed - This is how fast you can get a file from the internet.
    Upload Speed - This is how fast you are sharing back. Despite myths, You cannot upload as fast as you can download. So don't be worried. This is normal.
    Zero Upload - If you are wondering why you have no upload speed. It's probably because no one wants the torrent you are attempting to share back. This means one of a few things.... either the torrent is so old that everyone has it by now, or there's very little activity on it. This also means that if no one downloads this torrent after you, that you are screwed!
    WinRar - This is a thing you need to open up, or unpack those little suitcases of torrents you now have on your computer. This will open the files up, and stick them all together in one big piece.
    Now that we know the basics, it's time to move on to more harder things.
    How to Download
    Now that you have all the tools, you are ready to find a site to download from.
    Choose from a list of torrents. Pick something You'd like to try.For example a movie. You click on the name of the movie and it shows you a page that tells you a little bit about the movie. How big it is, how many are downloading or seeding, a release group possibly, and a few other items you may find interesting such as the format of the movie. (note, try to get something that still has a lot of leechers on it. If you choose something too old you may not be able to get your ratio up, so, at that point you might as well bend over and take it!! )
    Any hoo, Once you downloaded and the torrent is finished, If you stop your client your balls will be removed and sold to science. If you are female and have no balls, your ovaries will be given to aliens.
    You can still watch a movie while SEEDING back. So keep the damn thing opened and share back. You have to try to establish your ratio (see terms above you forgetful thing)So if your file is 1gb, you MUST seed back at least 1gb(if possible, see zero download term) or even more if you can. Depending on what crappy internet provider you have, and the amount of people still trying to leech the file, will depend on how fast you can seed your torrent back to the amount you downloaded.
    While seeding, you can use winrar now, to open up your torrent and extract it for viewing. You may need another type of Viewing tool such as VLC (Video Lan) to view your movie, because MS Media player is just plain old crap at times.
    (no surprise there huh? )
    I like that thought and effort. Helped me out as well.

    Excuse Me?
    Didn't Think So!





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    thnx for the kind words... looks like all the effort has gone to waste newby aint coming back

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