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Some help finding music...

Discussion in 'Archive' started by CPNHOOK15, Aug 2, 2003.

  1. CPNHOOK15

    CPNHOOK15 Member

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    Hey guys,
    I saw in some earlier posts about NewNet and alt.binaries places on the web to swap disney music files. I must be an idiot because I cant figure out how to get these things to work. Obviously I dont expect an instruction manual, but some pointers to at least get started would be greatly appriciated.
    Thanks in advance,
    Tim
     
  2. CPNHOOK15

    CPNHOOK15 Member

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    Did I say something wrong? or am I just being ignored? If I broke a taboo I apologize. I am just tring to get non purchasable music via trade. Anything that you can buy I will buy.
    Hopefully someone will explain whats up. Or heck... maybe Im just impatient for an answer... I figured the response would be quick on a board as knowledgable as this.
    Tim

    HELP!!!!
     
  3. Jessica L

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    I'm sorry, but I can't help you with alt.binaries as I've never been able to use it myself (being on AOL).

    If you want to use IRC, you have to download mIRC (at www.mirc.com). Launch that, and it will prompt you as to the server you want. Choose "newnet" from the pull-down menu. A chat room-type window will open and you will need to type "/join #disney-central" into the message input box at the bottom of the window. The disney-central window will open, with a listing of all the people in there. You can type @(the person's screenname) to get a list of that person's song collection. Follow their instructions to download the song you want, and voila! the track will download onto your computer.

    If you need additional help, just let me know. I just had to play around with it for a while to get the hang of it. It's a super resource - I've found music that I've been wishing to obtain forever. Have fun!

    Jessica
     
  4. CPNHOOK15

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    Jessica... you are a lifesaver! I cant wait to check this out. I owe ya!
    Tim

    ;D ;D ;D
     
  5. dreamfinder

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    Nah. Wasn't ignoring you, just hadn't replied yet. Every so often this gets asked, and I always say the same thing, dig through past posts using the search feature. Really quick though, acessing the newsgroups depedns upon your isp. Most "real" isp's, i.e. non-AOL (nothing against AOL users, they just don't provide good newsgroups if you want binaries. great otherwise) do provide access to a newsgroup server. If you have a non-aol isp, check their website, or ask customer service about it. Most do provide it, just don't trumpet it around as most people don't know what the heck it is. If they don't provide it, then you will have to cough up some bucks. Sites like giganews and easynews i believe provide access to their server for about 10 bucks a month. Not too bad if you dl enough top break even.
    Either way, once you find out the address of your news server, probally something like news.myisp.com or some such, you need a good newsgroup proggie. DO NOT use Microsoft Outlook. Well, you can, it's just really poor at handling binaries. Once again, it works for non-binary groups, but you want the binaries for the great disney stuff. I recommend GrabIt, just google for it. Agent is also great. GrabIt is free, Agent costs more bucks. Once you have it, simply set the software up to access your ng server. From there on it depends upon the software. Usually you have to tell it to update the group listing, (Can take ages as there are probally 20,000+ groups on a decent server) All this does it tell your software what groups are on the server. Once you know what groups are there, you want to select alt.binaries.multimedia.disney. Then tell your software to get headers. Then select the fiels you want, and tell it to download. I can't get more sepcific without knowing what software you want to/are using. Hope that helps,

    Dreamfinder
     
  6. CPNHOOK15

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    Jesica,
    Is there some special way or place to type "@?????" whenever i try to list someones songs, it just types that in the chat?
    Help!
    Tim
     
  7. dreamfinder

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    Tim -
    Yeah it does say it in the chat. You have to make sure that you have your dcc settings correct. When you say @nickname in the chat, nickname's IRC script it listening for someone to say @nickname. Once they see that, it figures out who said it, and then attempts to send them a listing of the files they have available. There a re a few different ways that happens. Some scripts run fserves. Those are pretty much like an ftp, meaning you navigate through the different directories and request files as you find them. If i remember right, the servers in disney-central don't work that way. There they instead send you a txt listing of the files they have available. Inside that listing is all the files, looking something like !nickname WDW - Epcot - Spaceship Earth - Full Ride.mp3 ::INFO: 23.4 MB. It will vary slighty depending on the software they use, but you get the idea. Since the text listing is sent in either a txt or a zip format you need to make sure that mIRC is going to accept it. (I'm assuming you are using mIRC on windows) Both of those file types are notorious for being used to carry/spread worms and viruses etc on IRC networks, so most software requires you to confirm that you really want to get the file that someone is trying to send you. To check the settings, go to DCC -> Options. The mIRC setting window should pop up. Under DCC in the setting window are four sub choices. Options, folders, Fserve, Server. Click folders. There is a check box, "ignore all files except...." You can either simply decheck it, so all files will come to your attention, or add the file types to the listing below. If you are just going to add things, make sure that .txt, .zip,. and .mp3 are all there as thsoe are hte three types used in that channel most often. Then go to the main DCC settings window. (just click on DCC on the left) On the top of that is "On Send Request" with three options. Make sure that "Ignore all" is not checked. Either of the other two will work. However, if you plan on queuing up files, and then leaving to do something else, I would choose "Auto Get". If you don't choose that, when they try to send you a file you have to authorize it. Which helps to minimize the amount of junk you get, but also means you have to sit there and watch for new files. Since most people in there allow you to queue up multiple files, I would select "Auto Get" so you don't miss em. If you don't accept the file send in a certain amount of time, most scripts assume you no longer want em and won't send you any of the files you queued.
    Once all that is done, request a file listing. It should download to a folder called "download" in the mIRC folder. Go in there, and open it. Find the files you want, and copy the part of the line that says !nickname Epcot - blah - blah.mp3. Anything after the .mp3 isn't needed and some scripts won't work if you do paste it. That line is called the trigger. The !nickname tells nickname that someone wants a file, and then the rest of the line tells them what file they want.
    Hopefully that should help. Let me know if you need more help.

    Dreamfinder
     

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