emule in 2019

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SmeeHee
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emule in 2019

Postby SmeeHee » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:58 am  0 likes

The step by step instructions for setting up mule were posted in 2011 and that would be around the time i last used emule. I don't know of anyone who still uses it now it is very very old technology.
As i don't believe going backwards i won't be trying to find it, install it and configure pots etc. which is a shame as there are many movies on here i would like to download and i have a few i haven't seen on here i would like to upload.

Anyway congrats on a great site with many hard to find movies but unless links are posted that can be downloaded in ways other than emule then i guess i will miss out.

Incidentaly most of the posts here regarding emule are from years ago so is anyone still actually using it? Is there anyway links that are exclusively for emule be changed that they will download another way?
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Re: emule in 2019

Postby Phuzzy4242 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:44 am  1 likes

First off, welcome to FLM.

There are thousands of people still using eMule along with other sharing methods - there are often both ed2k and dd links in the same post. We standardized on eMule years ago because files tend to stay around a long time and because of how easy and simple it is to share and reshare. You don't have to take the time and effort to upload, you simply put a file in a folder and click Reload, and anyone who wants it comes and gets it so the effort is all on them. Lots of stuff is only available on ed2k because of how easy it is for the source and because even old rare files can be found. A file you want from here doesn't seem to be available? Ask for a reshare - someone will put it in their share folder for you.

It would be great if you joined in but I understand if you don't want to go through the hassle of setting up eMule - and it IS a hassle, that's why I wrote that how-to so long ago. Once configured though, it's rock-solid and you rarely, if ever, have to change settings. For those with limited bandwidth, you can throttle eMule to leave bandwidth for other internet use, and downloads are pretty much start-and-forget until the entire file is received. True, it's almost always much slower than direct download so you might not get instant gratification, but that's also a plus because files almost always eventually complete. Often with DD, if you don't get it as soon as it's released, you won't get it at all.

We've had the same eMule/DD argument for a dozen years and we reached a consensus. Nothing's impossible and technology moves on, but I don't foresee us changing to a different method in the near future. Ed2k has its limitations but so do the other P2P sharing methods available right now. Maybe we're ALL waiting for the next big advance. ;)

In any case, nothing's stopping you from sharing by other methods or asking others to share that way too. Stick around, get to know people, and don't let eMule be a barrier.
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Re: emule in 2019

Postby ferdi111 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:55 am  1 likes

Yes, it is old technology but from seeders (that who's sharing something) perspective it has one big advantage

You can share something without advertising it somewhere and leechers (those who wish to receive it) still find your stuff thanks to emule's search engine as long as you label your files with real names (for example if you are sharing pictures from your cat you name your files so)

Another resource with such feature is uloz
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Re: emule in 2019

Postby Warg » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:50 pm  0 likes

SmeeHee wrote:As i don't believe going backwards i won't be trying to find it, install it and configure pots etc. which is a shame as there are many movies on here i would like to download ...
As someone who is himself surely not (!) a diehard eMuler I can only agree: It's a shame to miss out on such a great resource as eMule just out of arrogance ...

If eMule is old technology or not is irrelevant. It still does it's job and it is the place where you can find the movies you search. Sorry but facing reality can be hard ;).

Even if we would change to file hosters in future, I doubt anyone would be willing to upload hundreds of mostly mediocrite movies (the classics are up anyway) on hosters.

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