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Newsgroup Question

Discussion in 'Archive' started by gamora, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. gamora

    gamora Member

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    Besides the group alt.binaries.multimedia.disney.parks, wasn't there another group called alt.binaries.multimedia.disney.sounds or
    alt.binaries.multimedia.disney.mp3? I'm trying to add them to my server. Thanks.
     
  2. Chris Lang

    Chris Lang Member

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    Re:Newgroup Question

    The two main "big ones" are:

    alt.binaries.multimedia.disney

    and

    alt.binaries.multimedia.disney.parks

    There may have been others, but they are either not available on most servers or are never used. I have never seen a specific MP3 binary disney group.

    The first one listed gets a lot of dutch postings, spam and unrelated materials, hence the creation of the second group.
     
  3. gamora

    gamora Member

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    Re:Newgroup Question

    I had also seen RU42 mention something called
    #Disney-Central and Distro. do you know what he is referring to?

    Thanks.
     
  4. Chris Lang

    Chris Lang Member

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    Re:Newgroup Question

    Completely separate from Newsgroups, these run on a service called IRC (Internet Relay Chat). I suggest going to wdwresorttv.com for more information, or visit the Audio/Video forums at wdwmagic.com
     
  5. gamora

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    Re:Newgroup Question

    Thanks for all the advice Chris, it's been very helpful.
     
  6. derekdaze

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    Hi guys.

    My ISP doesn't carry alt.binaries.multimedia.disney.parks. I can only get the rec.arts.disney.parks.

    Can anybody reccomend a good online newsgroup reader as I find it all very confusing... (and yet IRC, I'm a wizz at!)
     
  7. Steve LeVine

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    That could mean your ISP doest offer binary groups. If thats true you cant get anything but text messages unless you sign up with a newsgroup service like giganews
     
  8. derekdaze

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    OK, I'll check with them.
    Thanks Steve.

    I presume all services such as giganews are subscription based....?
     
  9. TTiiMM

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    I personally recommend Easynews. No other service comes close to what they offer. One feature they have which is very useful is their global search engine. You can search every binary newsgroup for a particualar keyword, filename, poster, etc.

    -Tim
     
  10. Steve LeVine

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    Yes I pay like $11 a month for giganews which lets me download like 10 gig a month if I choose to
     
  11. derekdaze

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    Update: I checked with my ISP and they said they do allow binary, but they cant give any tech support on it, fair enough i thought.

    So I got Grabit, but all I can find is alt.binaries.multimedia.disney -not- alt.binaries.multimedia.disney.parks.

    Just wondered if this is normal for it to be selective...?
    Any help appreciated.

    Derek
     
  12. Chris Lang

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    It's pretty normal. The latter newsgroup, abmdp was only added somewhat recently and many services haven't picked it up. You can request that a Newsgroup be added by contacting your ISP, but you're basically at the mercy of what they offer. It seems that while some of the Cable providers (Cox, Comcast, etc) are not offering it, many DSL providers (Verizon, SBC I believe) are. (This may vary by region, so don't take my word for it). Of course, the other option is to subscribe to the services listed above, especially if you're in some kind of contract with your current provider and ESPECIALLY if you plan on "building a library" downloading the stuff; it's well worth the extra 10 bucks a month.
     
  13. gamora

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    I am sorry to report that SBC does not allow access to binary newsgroups with suffixes such as mp3 or multimedia on its Los Angeles news provider.
     
  14. xfkirsten

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    I got that same answer when I e-mailed them last year. It's a real shame! :(
     
  15. AprilDecember

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    After years of struggling to get access to binary usegroups on usenet, I'm able to view and dowload files via alt.binaries.multimedia.disney.parks! Just made a couple of requests, too. :)

    Thanks for the tips, guys!
     

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