Re: FLAC for dummies
- From: "Richard Morris" <jrmorris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2005 07:05:12 -0800
"Brad Greer" <jjh1102us@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> On 7 Nov 2005 16:57:44 -0800, "scarletbgonias@xxxxxxxxxxx"
> <scarletbgonias@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>OK, I've mastered SHNs. BT scares the crap out of me because I don't
>>want to be a leech (such a negative connotation). Let's face it, what I
>>have doesn't compare what folks are putting up on etree. I've done some
>>Googling and FLAC somewhat intimidates me. I'm a UNIX person and can
>>follow the command and parameters, but what the f*ck do I need to put
>>on this XP Family Edition pc to get it to run. A step by step guide
>>could be helpful.
>>Is there anyone out there that can give some pointers.... please?
> Someone else already pointed you to the FLAC front-end, it's fairly
> easy to use, especially if your primary concern is unpacking files
> that you've downloaded.
> Now, as to BitTorrent, there's no reason to be afraid. Every person
> who uses BitTorrent (except the person who puts up the original file)
> acts as a leech part of the time. "Leeching" is just the term used to
> describe downloading a file or set of files. Yeah, it sounds really
> negative, but the act of leeching files isn't a negative thing.
> The whole time you're downloading (or at least most of the time)
> you're also generally uploading files as well. This is called
> "seeding" and it is a positive thing to do. The idea behind
> BitTorrent is once you finish downloading stuff you should stay on and
> continue seeding until you've given back as much as you've taken
> (often called your "share ratio" and measured by most BitTorrent
> clients on a per-torrent basis). Most people download faster than
> they upload, so keeping the torrent open after you finish downloading
> is required.
> There's no need to feel like you have to provide original seed
> material to torrent. There's plenty of people who do that. Instead,
> download a good BitTorrent client (like the original client, or
> Azureus) and join in the fun. There's no more efficient way to share
> music among a lot of people than BitTorrent.
However, if you run a firewall, it is likely that you have to configure some
ports to allow the torrent to flow without being restricted by the firewall.
When I get home this afternoon, I will see if I can dig up the URL that
describes how to do that.
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