Bit Torrent Software

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by Raoul Duke, Jan 4, 2006.

  1. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke Guest

    I was actually trying out as an easy way to send music to clients and perspective clients and I was pointed to a website that hosted the cracked versions of a large number of audio plugins/software.....I guess I am behind the times but why can't the industry stop it?

    I guess that is where these fly by night places get their stuff..............

    May the fleas of a thousand camels infect their armpits........

    It amkes me afraid to establish an online presence and just keep to the old school ways....... :evil:
  2. GregP

    GregP Guest

    Yeah, torrents are positively littered with piracy, just like P2P networks.

    If you want to transfer files between you and a client, I personally feel the best 2 ways would be:

    a ) set up a restricted-access FTP "site" that runs directly from your computer. Just take the necessary security precautions. Or, if you're not comfortable running it from your computer, invest in some webspace that allows FTP and high bandwidth. Then your file will actually reside on THEIR server and yours is safe and can also be turned off.

    b ) use direct-connection software of some sort. I don't have any to recommend, but I know you can send files via IRC and other chat-type clients, so surely someone out there has coded something specifically for file transfer.
  3. redbort

    redbort Active Member

    Jun 15, 2005
  4. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    Vancouver, BC, Canada works well. You may be able to set up a specific restricted account with them. I haven't tried this. For the most part they are a free service. They gotta make their money somehow so I suspect the offer premium services for paying customers.
  5. axel

    axel Guest

    yepp is doing the job, don't know about "secure" accounts neither, just check their web.
  6. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2002
    NYC New York
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    ftp should be the way you exchange stuff with clients. it's not that expensive to get a web host that has ftp access. I think i'm paying $4 a month for 2 gigs of space. this also includes tons of other things too like email and shopping carts etc...
  7. mpd

    mpd Guest

    Here is quick description of what we do.

    All of our projects have a web page on our site. It is password protected, and each client gets a unique username and password. When we deliver something to the client or have something to show them, we post it on the page and email them an announcement. Each project also gets a unique FTP login so clients can upload files w/o seeing other client files.

    We also have a password protected page for centralizing all of our VO talent samples that we can point clients to.
  8. TrilliumSound

    TrilliumSound Active Member

    Jul 29, 2004
    Montreal, Qc, CANADA
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    Yup, same here. But sometimes, if a potential future client need to send a file on the spot, yousendit or sendthisfile is being used without problems except one time, the sender said it was sloooooow but this could be on his end also.
  9. BigRay

    BigRay Guest

    Torrents arent all bad. They have their darkside..just like Kazaa, etc. sites like, and are good sites to spread legal music. in the wrong hands...can be a bad thing anything.
  10. axel

    axel Guest

    Trilliumsound wrote:

    same here... clear that a propper ftp is the way to go, but for on the spot use... i second has done the job when it had to be quick before i did set up a ftp for myself.
  11. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke Guest

    I have had good luck with yousend it, It is good in a pinch, I have a web guy building a nice page for me.........with a host and ftp. But most of the folks I have dealt with so far dont know how to use it so the simpler the better......

    I checked out dimeadozen they have some neat stuff over there.....lots of Dave Alvin...mmmmmm

    Thanks guys........!

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