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    Hello ppl,

    It is really amazing how many bogus files exist in Kazaa. I have tried twice to download Matrix Revolutions, and both times the videos were totally different than what they were supposed to be (the first was "Minority Report", and the second was a movie I had never heard of before and I cannot recall anyway). In the past I have bumped into similar occasions of D/Ling a movie and getting a porn film instead. I have nothing against porn films, but frankly, when I want one, then I can simply D/L it myself, and so I should not be tricked by geting one when I think I get something else! B)

    Since videos are measured in hundreds of megabytes, getting a wrong file is quite frustrating after a very long time that you have waited for its D/L. I know that there exists the K-Sig utilty that could help here, but unfortunately one has to be lucky enough to find the hash shared in a reasonable speed (something not always common). The only other solution I have found as far is to preview the video when it has started D/Ling, and kill it in case it is not what it was supposed to be.

    I don't know if this problem exists because people mistakenly name their files (in which case I would ask them to be more careful), or because they like to play nasty games with rest of us (in which case I prefer not to comment)...

    Anyhow, I guess that if we wanted everything to be perfect we would simply go and buy the video (or music, or software, or...). We like it that way, even if we have to pay a small price!

    jackc

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    I suggest you use the "avi preview" thats included. You can view partial downloads etc.

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  3. File Sharing   -   #3
    Right. As I said, previewing the file is the only thing that works 100%.

    But even the use of AVI Preview still cannot stop me from nagging about the bogus files, can it?

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    Originally posted by jackc@24 November 2003 - 17:57
    Hello ppl,

    It is really amazing how many bogus files exist in Kazaa. I have tried twice to download Matrix Revolutions, and both times the videos were totally different than what they were supposed to be (the first was "Minority Report", and the second was a movie I had never heard of before and I cannot recall anyway). In the past I have bumped into similar occasions of D/Ling a movie and getting a porn film instead. I have nothing against porn films, but frankly, when I want one, then I can simply D/L it myself, and so I should not be tricked by geting one when I think I get something else! B)

    Since videos are measured in hundreds of megabytes, getting a wrong file is quite frustrating after a very long time that you have waited for its D/L. I know that there exists the K-Sig utilty that could help here, but unfortunately one has to be lucky enough to find the hash shared in a reasonable speed (something not always common). The only other solution I have found as far is to preview the video when it has started D/Ling, and kill it in case it is not what it was supposed to be.

    I don't know if this problem exists because people mistakenly name their files (in which case I would ask them to be more careful), or because they like to play nasty games with rest of us (in which case I prefer not to comment)...

    Anyhow, I guess that if we wanted everything to be perfect we would simply go and buy the video (or music, or software, or...). We like it that way, even if we have to pay a small price!

    jackc
    have you tried filtering bogus files on searches?

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    Originally posted by jackc@24 November 2003 - 17:57
    Hello ppl,

    It is really amazing how many bogus files exist in Kazaa. I have tried twice to download Matrix Revolutions, and both times the videos were totally different than what they were supposed to be (the first was "Minority Report", and the second was a movie I had never heard of before and I cannot recall anyway). In the past I have bumped into similar occasions of D/Ling a movie and getting a porn film instead. I have nothing against porn films, but frankly, when I want one, then I can simply D/L it myself, and so I should not be tricked by geting one when I think I get something else!  B)

    Since videos are measured in hundreds of megabytes, getting a wrong file is quite frustrating after a very long time that you have waited for its D/L. I know that there exists the K-Sig utilty that could help here, but unfortunately one has to be lucky enough to find the hash shared in a reasonable speed (something not always common). The only other solution I have found as far is to preview the video when it has started D/Ling, and kill it in case it is not what it was supposed to be.

    I don't know if this problem exists because people mistakenly name their files (in which case I would ask them to be more careful), or because they like to play nasty games with rest of us (in which case I prefer not to comment)...

    Anyhow, I guess that if we wanted everything to be perfect we would simply go and buy the video (or music, or software, or...). We like it that way, even if we have to pay a small price!

    jackc
    have you tried filtering bogus files on searches?
    and looking 4 the filename, description, title and artist

  6. File Sharing   -   #6
    To tell u the truth I am not that specific in my searches. That might help, actually...

  7. File Sharing   -   #7
    have u tried anything besides k-lite???
    seriously, u couldn't pay me to try to d/l a new movie with k-lite
    talk about frustration

  8. File Sharing   -   #8
    So what is the best for D/Ling movies? And how does it work?

  9. File Sharing   -   #9
    bt is the best for new and real popular movies, irc is a close second
    for the old, and hard to find k-lite might be ur only choice

  10. File Sharing   -   #10
    I have heard about this Bittorent from many ppl here. Can u pls tell me what is it exactly? Is it a P2P network like FastTrack, or is it something different? And if it is, what is the best/most popular client app available? (Like K-Lite is for FastTrack).

    This Bittorent is good only for movies? I am asking this because K-Lite has been very satisfactory for me in general. My only problem until now has been the D/L of Matrix Revolutions which I am still seeking. When I requested the hash in the relevant forum, I was again advised to use BT.

    Well, the questions were many, so thx in advance for your answers...

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