View Full Version : pool and billiards on kazaa
03-13-2003, 07:13 AM
I was kind of dissapointed whaen I went to www.kazaa.com (http://www.kazaa.com) and found everything video and audio under the sun, except pool. (Kazaa is a napster-like program, where you can download free audio and video.) It would be cool if us pool and billiard fans would start putting some matches, great shots, movie exerpts or even your own trick shots up there. This weekend, I will zap a few video excerpts that I downloaded. Hope you can follow my lead.
Kazaa is only one of a dozen P2P networks, and they all lack any substance pertaining to pool. I generally do not leave my computer logged into Kazaa, so you will only be able to find anything when I am logged in. Not that it matters, but I use Kazaa Lite, Filetopia, LimeWire, Bearshear. I believe Limewire and BearShare both search the same network, but I still get different search results. There are quite a few other programs out there, but I use these on a regular basis.
I use Kazaa Lite and never found anything on pool. Oh well.
03-13-2003, 07:39 AM
A little off topic, but I have used Kazaa. I didn't like the ads popping up all the time. Kazaa lite was supposed to fix that and it did in the main program. Go to kazaalite.com and see how many popups you get from their site now. Plus most of the crap you get from the two are junk. Limewire is probably the best out there right now.
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Go to kazaalite.com <hr /></blockquote> Why do you go to the website?
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Plus most of the crap you get from the two are junk. Limewire is probably the best out there right now. <hr /></blockquote> I am not sure what you are referring to when you say junk. Everytime I have needed anything I go to Kazaa and I have found it sooner or later.
What I like about Limewire is the ability to search multiple things at once. I have been more limited to search results on Limewire than Kazaa.
03-13-2003, 08:08 AM
I don't know much about this stuff, do I need DSL to watch this stuff? There is one site I think it is trickshot.com but I was never able to see anything. My computer is kind of old and slow, can that also be a problem?
Yea, there's absolutely nothing on Morpheus too.
03-13-2003, 05:41 PM
For those that aren't aware of it, Kazaa and those types of programs install other programs to monitor your internet usage. I highly suggest going to http://www.ad-aware.com and removing everything they find. You won't be able to get on Kazaa any more, but better that than having your surfing habits broadcast across the internet. You'll be shocked at how much garbage they install on your system. In one test there were more than 50 programs installed by Kazaa and those programs were using more than 30% of the computer's resources.
Is that true for kazza lite? I don't have either mentioned, I use WinMX which is clean. Good ole Sid turned me onto that a couple of years ago. I never checked for pool though.
03-13-2003, 06:00 PM
I believe Kazaa lite also does the installations, but not as many of them. There was one in particular that I remember called "save.exe" which showed up with all versions of Kazaa.
When I first saw this thread I went to Kazaalite and it wouldn't let me in claiming I was blocking its popups. It had started 4 sites so there was nothing blocked as far as I could tell. It also installed a default "search" engine called "orbit" or something like that and it never found any sites related to the words I typed into the address. All it did was put up unrelated sites that were clearly advertising. I had to uninstall it to get rid of it.
I know Bearshare installs save.exe and they told me before I agreed to use their free software. I told Zonealarm not to let it acess the internet and now it occasionally pops up complaining it can't find a site.
Since trying Kazaalite I have noticed my available memory is lower than usual. I will run Adaware and see what's there. People who come up with this crap should be jailed.
Adaware found 17 suspicious entries (probably not all from Kazaalite) which I deleted. Unused memory is about double what it was.
03-13-2003, 08:56 PM
I haven't found pool on kazaa either, I have alot of pool already on my computer so I haven't downloaded any for a while, but still you would think there would be lots of pool to be found on kazaa /ccboard/images/graemlins/confused.gif
Jay, you are absolutely correct about Kazaa and Ad-aware. I use both of them and quite frequently to say the least. Once I loaded Kazaa Lite, I immeadiately ran Ad-aware and deleted everything. Save.exe is a file that has come up on many apps that I have loaded, but Ad-aware does a great job finding it. I also think Kazaa, Morpheus, or Limewire loads the Gator software (I think this includes the save.exe) and this is a mess. It gets all through the computer and soaks up memory. I also wanted to clearify one thing, Kazaa Lite still works for me even after deleting all the spy-ware.
I will say though, I have 1.5 GB of RAM so most of the RAM hogs I do not notice. I spend a good amount of time using Photoshop or Fireworks MX and these are RAM hogs.
I guess you meant trickshooter.com... that's down too. /ccboard/images/graemlins/frown.gif Too bad, it was excellent! For streaming video you of course need a speedy and stable connection.
03-14-2003, 08:10 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Jay M:</font><hr> For those that aren't aware of it, Kazaa and those types of programs install other programs to monitor your internet usage. I highly suggest going to http://www.ad-aware.com and removing everything they find. You won't be able to get on Kazaa any more, but better that than having your surfing habits broadcast across the internet. You'll be shocked at how much garbage they install on your system. In one test there were more than 50 programs installed by Kazaa and those programs were using more than 30% of the computer's resources.
Jay M <hr /></blockquote>
Thanks jay!!! I have been getting all of these nasty popups that I have never gotten before.
03-14-2003, 04:44 PM
Just for the record, there is a piece of freeware anti-porn software out there that installs one of these programs (they are actually trojans, but are classed as "benevolent" (yeah right)) I spent more than 4 hours figuring out how to get rid of the popups from that software on a client's machine. Bottom line: Read the agreement when you install anything and if it mentions advertising, tracking or gathering information, DO NOT INSTALL IT.
03-14-2003, 06:12 PM
And now back to the topic. Where can I get pool from the internet ? /ccboard/images/graemlins/confused.gif
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