View Full Version : Scour Exchange shut down.... what do you use now?
11-16-2000, 10:01 PM
Well, I logged on to Scour Exchange just a minute ago looking for some Simpsons episodes... only to discover that it was SHUT DOWN today!
That's really the only one that I have used besides Napster... but what's the best app to use now to get MPEG and RealMedia files?
11-16-2000, 11:37 PM
scour was the best. i'm sad they disconnected it :(
but i'm sure they'll find a way around it.
11-17-2000, 01:03 AM
Originally posted by chosenfool
hmmm...really? thats too bad...i havent installed any such programs since i reinstalled my OSes...
what's that program with the ladybug as a logo/mascot? that's a good program to use...hopefully they havent been shut down as well...
hotline is supposedly the best of them all, been around for a while...but how the hell do you use it??
cant seem to figure out how to...help anyone?
The ladybug program is iMesh i think? I have no idea about the hotline program.
11-20-2000, 07:24 PM
There's a program called CuteMX by Globalscape that I hear is pretty good. There's also another one out there but I can't think of what it's called.
I thought that cutemx was shut down as well. If it is working, I recommend it. One reason I liked it was because almost all the files on it were complete, on Scour that could be a real pain.
11-27-2000, 08:45 PM
I just got a magazine that said that Scour was nearly impossible to shut down...oh well. Try http://www.gnutella.wego.com . It is one called gnutella. It seems like its pretty good. I haven't tried it out yet but if it does not work just tell me and I can post another one. I got a magazine that has quite a few.
11-28-2000, 04:38 PM
to stop the suit and plead chapter 11 they shut it down till someother unsuspecting company will buy it... Hee HE there u go Napster! I now use CuteMx, they have alot of VCD stuff and Techno 20000 max users for the first beta test.
11-28-2000, 08:53 PM
I'm now using that "iMesh" program. It's pretty good... but seems very buggy. Anyone else notice that?
What I DO like... is that it will download a file from as many people as it can... as long as it's the same file name and the same size. That help pump up the Mb/s... very helpful on those larger Simpsons files.
But let me know if you notice it bugging out on you, too.
11-28-2000, 09:03 PM
And... what Gilthonial said brings up an interesting point. You can't really trust any magazine to be current these days with regard to web/tech related stuff. At least cutting edge stuff.
Like Computer Shopper... to their credit, they are one of the most up-to-date hardware/software magazines out there... but, aside from pure speculation, they are easily four weeks behind, almost across the board.
But I suppose that's the nature of this industry. I don't know if anyone will be able to put out a four-color magazine that's up-to-date anymore. If they want to keep the articles current, they'll have to resort to newsprint.
I know that we are people who are "in-the-know" and most people are not like us, but it must be tough for advertisers in those magazines to compete with internet pricing that changes hourly. Because I certainly don't give them much weight... aside from Laptop prices... maybe.
Enough ranting... time for some Jack in the Box tacos (God, they're good).
11-29-2000, 09:43 AM
chosenfool----if you want i'll help you set up hotline over an im like aim. just email me if you do, i can't help you til tommorrow though
I loved scour 'cause my university blocked napster, but i used hotline most of the time anyway
12-01-2000, 02:17 AM
i'm currently using gnutella, going to try out that hotline thing tho.
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