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Post by boat » Fri Oct 31, 2003 12:17 pm

courtesy boner...:

http://bt.etree.org/

bittorrent rocks. grabbed a 300+MB disc last nite in like 30-40 minutes, via bittorrent (transfer average started out in the near 300KB/s :o ). so iffins ya want some free tunes, grab a bittorrent client and head on over to the bittorrent branch of etree :D ...no waiting for ftp slots, jsut click the torrent link, and away ya go (of course, speed depends on how many others have the file :oops: :) )

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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Fri Oct 31, 2003 12:36 pm

Heck yeah!!! I've grabbed over 20 shows in the last month. :D If you subscribe to their mailing list you'll be on top of what is being posted. I find it best to wait a day after receiving the mail. This gives a bunch of peeps a chance to hop on. The nice thing about bittorrent is that all clients are exchanging data and that's where the speed comes in at. I rarely hit a show that I'm pulling down at less than 200KB/s. I've d/l'ed just over a gig in 1.5 hours. :o

If you use bittorrent, be kind and keep the client running when you are finished d/l'ing. You'll continue to u/l to other clients and you'll still be able to listen to those files, it just won't let you delete those files while BT is running.
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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Fri Oct 31, 2003 1:00 pm

I guess we should mention that these shows are in a lossless format, so you may need some utilities.

shn = shorten format if you want to decompress them to wav files so you can burn them to audio cd's you'll need this...


http://etree.org/mkw.html

or if you just want to play them in winamp, you can use this...

http://etree.org/shnamp.html

The other lossless format is FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) for this, you can use....

http://flac.sourceforge.net/download.html

and here is a good frontend for flac so you don't have to use all those command lines :wink:

http://home.wanadoo.nl/~w.speek/flac.htm

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Post by boat » Fri Oct 31, 2003 1:33 pm

mkw for shn files too?

hows flac? i havent gotten any of those type yet :oops: heck, i still have like 20G of kimock et al to burn :oops: :lol: :oops: :P <shhhh> ;)

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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Fri Oct 31, 2003 1:43 pm

boat wrote:mkw for shn files too?
from their site: mkwACT is simply the easiest utility available for compressing and decompressing Shorten files, and checking and creating MD5 signatures.
boat wrote:hows flac? i havent gotten any of those type yet :oops: heck, i still have like 20G of kimock et al to burn :oops: :lol: :oops: :P <shhhh> ;)
If ya can figure out shn then flac is a breeze. :wink: FLAC installs the codec so that you can play via winamp & other winbloze players and also the compression/decompression tool (command line). I highly recommend the frontend if your going to be converting to wav for burning.

Also you can get shn & flac plugins for nero if you wanna skip the wav process, but that wouldn't be geeky at all. :lol:

http://neroplugins.cd-rw.org/

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Post by boat » Fri Oct 31, 2003 1:51 pm

is the flac compression any better or about the same?

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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Fri Oct 31, 2003 2:03 pm

boat wrote:is the flac compression any better or about the same?
It's supposed to be better than shn, but i've never seen the same show recorded in both formats to make a comparison. There is a comparison done at http://flac.sourceforge.net/comparison.html

The nice thing about flac is when using winamp you can seek through a tune (streaming) where as you can't with shn because it's actually decompressing on the fly instead of using a codec. shn v3 is supposed to be seekable but i haven't seen anyone using it yet.

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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Wed Nov 05, 2003 11:02 am

IMPORTANT: When using a BT (bittorrent) client it is necessary to make sure you have these ports open on your router or firewall software, 6881-6999. Also, if your BT client allows it, throttle your outgoing connections/bandwidth. I highly recommend Shadow's Experimental Client at http://bt.degreez.net. If you only have 128k/s up, set the bandwidth to "isdn". If you have 256K/s up, set it to "dsl/cable slow".

You will notice a BIG diff in your d/l speed if you have your BT client set up correctly.

Also, don't panic if your d/l speed starts off slow. It takes a minute or two for BT to find all the other connections out on the net and also BT uses a sharing scheme. Since you have nothing to share when you start a new d/l, your speed will start a lil slow.

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Post by boat » Wed Nov 05, 2003 11:29 am

[NME]T-Bone wrote:IMPORTANT: When using a BT (bittorrent) client it is necessary to make sure you have these ports open on your router or firewall software, 6881-6999. Also, if your BT client allows it, throttle your outgoing connections/bandwidth. I highly recommend Shadow's Experimental Client at http://bt.degreez.net. If you only have 128k/s up, set the bandwidth to "isdn". If you have 256K/s up, set it to "dsl/cable slow".

You will notice a BIG diff in your d/l speed if you have your BT client set up correctly.

Also, don't panic if your d/l speed starts off slow. It takes a minute or two for BT to find all the other connections out on the net and also BT uses a sharing scheme. Since you have nothing to share when you start a new d/l, your speed will start a lil slow.
:ohyeah: :lol: :oops: :P

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Post by Dictator » Tue Nov 11, 2003 9:16 am

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My first ever post in music section. :lol:

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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Tue Jan 20, 2004 4:43 pm

Congrats to bt.etree.org. They had their 1000th bt on 12/21/03.

A quick current list: http://bt.etree.org/browse.php

:cheers:

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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Mon Jan 23, 2006 7:51 pm

hey slacker... ermmm, mean boat... new kimock show at btree. wish i'd know this was comin up, would have had pet go take a listen. ;)

Steve Kimock Band
The Visulite Theatre
Charlotte, NC
01-21-2006

Set 1
d1t01: Africa (15:12)
d1t02: Elmer's Revenge (23:38)
d1t03: Spirits in the Material World (7:26)
d1t04: Twinstar (9:59)
d1t05: Bouncer (9:42)
d1t06: Malichi (9:59)
d1t07: Band Intros (2:18)

Set 2
d2t01: Cissy Strut (10:53)
d2t02: Electric Wildlife (8:56)
d2t03: Kickin' Up Dust (8:49)
d2t04: Moon People (12:04)
d2t05: Merle's Boogie (9:56)

d3t01: Five B4 Funk (15:34)
d3t02: Hillbillies on PCP (15:15)
d3t03: Thank you & Intros (1:53)
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