does anybody on /mu/ use soulseek to find music? i have a friend who swears by it, but it kinda just looks like another limewire. curious to hear opinions from people who have used it
Yes, it's simple enough to use and a good way to find obscure stuff. If you however only listen to reasonably popular music then I see no need for it, as depending on the user downloads can take quite a while.
Also, if you download from people you are expected to share music yourself.
I have shared folders but I can't open my ports to actually upload to people so whatever. Lots of people ban me as soon as I start downloading from them but then I just find someone else who upped the same thing, nbd.
It's great, I even found the whole discography of a communistic underground band of the 70s and 80s from the Czech republic. And then a bunch of other stuff you can't get on TPB, e.g. Derniere Volonte or Allerseelen.
SoulSeek is great
soulseek is a great way of finding almost any album you might be looking for - although in some cases, you'll have to be content with lower bitrates than what you'd find elsewhere (what, rutracker) and more often than not you'll have to tag the downloaded albums yourself if you care about proper tags
the community is also very helpful and polite (as long as you also share something) - one guy sent me a zippy link to the album i wanted to download from him because the queue was too long, and when i accidentally shared my porn folder, my chat was flooded with thanking messages in a few hours :^)
It literally is another Limewire, DC++, whatever other P2P sharing program you used in the 90s and early 00s, except it's solely used for music. It's pretty okay, but only because people share a lot of obscure stuff there. Everything else about it is more or less shit.
I can find what I'm looking for 9/10 times. The chatrooms are great for specific genre/niche discussion. It's also a good feeling to be the one to provide the first DL for a certain band/album, something really obscure or hard to find, knowing you've made the search for a like minded stranger that much easier.
>does anybody on /mu/ use soulseek
It's like you really just started browsing this board yesterday. I'm not even trying to be some secritclubfag but you really should lurk for a while before you make a thread like this, there are soulseek threads pretty much everyday and there have been for quite a while.
It's kind of weird, I've run into people who, when you try to download their stuff without sharing anything yourself, a message will pop up saying to share before you download but I've never had an account not allow me to download their stuff because of it.
you can set your client to autosend a "hey, you're not sharing" message to leechers, but actually finding and blocking them takes much more attention to your upload queue than anybody really gives it.
It's pretty damn good, doesn't have everything, but definitely far more than Limewire, for people that actually care about music some. Wishlist is a nice function, sidelist of users too. Queues are infinite sometimes w/some people, it does tend to dl eventually unless they never log. There are very very few random elitist banfags, of course ban them back when it happens i guess. I do same for people w/ any really long rules list profile mostly when I notice, rare but cringey when you see it. Chatrooms too if you're into that.
Specific user-wise, yes. Globally, no, only from goofy elitists, some even for under 4000 shared or unorganization or w/e, very rare, I figure most people are chill enough not to care.