Usenet Newsgroup downloads HELP?

Question by Sammy: Usenet Newsgroup downloads HELP?
Ok, i downloaded an XBOX 360 game from usenet. When it was done downloading im missing some files. I used QuickPAR to fix them, but it couldnt get the missing files. How can i recover those missing files without redownloading the whole thing? Its only like 6 files and I guess i didnt get the PAR files for them either.

Best answer:

Answer by etheesdad™
sometimes newsgroups don’t have all the parts. check the headers and count them to make sure they are all present. if any headers are missing or do not have the encoded parts included, you won’t be able to assemble the file.

you need to make sure all the parts are there _before_ you download!

There are binary applications available that do all this work for you. smbaker has put out some good ones and has been building them for many years…

Add your own answer in the comments!

Does the RIAA or other agencies typically monitor Usenet newsgroup downloads? Is there any precedent for that?

Question by Duggywuggy: Does the RIAA or other agencies typically monitor Usenet newsgroup downloads? Is there any precedent for that?

Best answer:

Answer by jedeyebrett
I haven’t heard of any news/website articles that have stated the RIAA have targeted Usenet groups. I know that usenet is harder to track people on, especially if your provider gives you anonymous encrypted connection option. So far the only people the RIAA have targeted are those who use Limewire, or any other piece of software that uses the Gnutella network

Give your answer to this question below!

Digital Downloads Are Big Business I’ve been using Usenet since before Napster was even thought of. All I ever really use it for is the alt.binaries groups and the program I’ve been using to get binary files tells me that I’m averaging about 3.75 GBs of downloads per day lately. Thanks to Usenet I’m knee deep in just about any kind of media I could want. Unlike modern P2P services, the identity of the downloaders is hidden from view. On P2P services a downloader is identifiable to all others by their network address. On usenet, the downloader connects directly to a server, and only the server knows the address of who is connecting to it. Usenet providers do keep usage logs, but this logging information is not casually available to outside parties like the RIAA, and is normally accessible only through a police search warrant looking for information on specific users.
Video Rating: 0 / 5

Can Usenet downloads be tracked?

Question by swilliamson: Can Usenet downloads be tracked?
We hear about all the lawsuits in the news about people getting sued for downloading music off peer to peer networks but never from usenet.

The RIAA can track the downloading of music from peer to peer networks but can they trace downloads from newsgroups?

Best answer:

Answer by sosaysthedude
Yes thay can and they have!

Add your own answer in the comments!

The Players In Internet Movie Downloads

The Players In Internet Movie Downloads

There are several online movie download services that have established themselves as real players in the instant gratification film niche. The latest to join the fray is Apple with its iTunes Movie Store. You can download a film to your Mac, your PC or your iPod – although watching a feature link film on that three inch screen could leave you babbling into your popcorn box.

Apple is joining a number of existing online services. The largest among them include Guba, Movielink, CinemaNow and – who else? – Amazon’s Unbox. With the exception of the Apple site, you’re going to need a PC and in most cases, use the Microsoft Explorer browser to download your films. It’s not just films that are available – many of the services have a TV library as well.

There are a number of variations among the sites – size of library, presence (or absence) of first run films, and variations in the licensing agreements. Without exception, your download will include digital rights management (DRM) technology which controls your use of the downloaded file.

The Apple store recorded one million sales in its first month of operation, seizing on its position in the media download market to get off to a running start. They feature Disney products, but these days Disney has a number of film genres put out under various labels. Their recent releases cost from .99 to .99 to download.

Amazon has deals with 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight, Lionsgate, Paramount, Sony, Universal, and Warner Bros. That’s an excellent collection of partners, and their film lineup reflects it. You can download The DaVinci Code for just under fifteen bucks, and a show from TV’s CSI for .99. They have been heavily criticized for incorporating some extremely intrusive software into their download process.

Movie Link is a partnership of several major movie studios, another example of content developers trying, successfully and economically or not, to create a distribution network. Their library is probably the best on the block, as the partner roster includes MGM, Paramount, Sony, Universal, Warner Brothers, Disney, Sundance Channel, BBC, and National Geographic. If you’re searching for an obscure gem, Movie Link has the largest catalogue online. Their new releases are usually .99 and their better catalogue choices .99.

CinemaNow is the only service to have managed a film release simultaneously with the DVD release, which they accomplished with “Too Fast Too Furious.” They also will provide the ability – for a price – to burn selected downloads to a DVD. Their licensed partners include Disney, Fox, Lionsgate, NBC Universal, Sony, and Warner Bros. Their prices for new releases range from .99 to .99 and their catalogue charge is .99.

Guba is the bargain download shop, with a library built on deals with Warner and Sony. They began originally as a Usenet service provider, and feature a Usenet uploads in their onsite search. Their prices top out at .99.

While Netflix has been talking about getting into the download business for two years, their service remains in the planning stage. They’re going to be challenged when they make the transition from DVD to computer file, as many of the major movie houses have tied up their download rights in services that are their own creations, such as Movie Link or services in which they are partners.

The computer-driven movie-on-demand service is on the scene, and many think it will be the format of choice in a few years. A top end PC is capable of being a highly functional entertainment center, and the convenience of true on-demand films is going to overshadow even the most sophisticated cable TV on-demand services, as compression technology improves and download times drop.

Madison Lockwood is a customer relations associate, specializing in small business development, for Apollo Hosting. Apollo Hosting provides website hosting, ecommerce hosting, vps hosting, and web design services to a wide range of customers.