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Default Music downloads waiting for busy host. very new, don't know anything!!

I have just started using limewire. Don't know anything about sharing, how to, what to share?? I'm constantly getting waiting for busy host when trying to download music. I'm guessing I need to start sharing? How do I do that? I'm currenly trying to download the *** by *** with no success do to wainting for busy host. how do I get around that I have downloaded 3 version of the song and they are all waiting on busy hosts or need more sources. Help. I'm new and clueless!!!

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Unhappy waiting for busy host?? I get that all the time?

I'm very new!! Don't know much. Nothing about sharing. I get this message all the time. waiting on busy host or need more sources. Is that because i don't share? not that i don't want to i 'm not sure how to. Do i download my cd's? what? i'm not familar at all with kazaa, windows media player, any of them. very green around the ears. I need a "media mentor"
! Help I'm tired of waiting on busy host's that are never un-busy!!
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Here's some hints: Search & dwnld techniques (some hints): download probs

Try to stay clear of T3 connections for music, they are reknown for corrupt files.

Try to choose the search results to download that have many sources (the 2nd column in the search results with a # at top of column will show how many people are sharing the same file.)

It is not compulsory to share. But by sharing it allows you to connect to more people. Also some people filter out those that don't share a minimum no. of files be that one, 20, 50 or 500. So you wouldnt be able to dwnld from such people. (Remember that p2p stands for peer to peer sharing.)

To share, you need to create a folder with files you're willing to share. Put all your share items inside this folder. Then whilst Limewire (LW) is open, go to LW's menu Tools-Options & Sharing & select the Add button. Direct it to where your shared folder is & select that. After selecting press both the Apply & OK buttons for it take take immediate effect. You will now notice in the bottom left side of LW that you are sharing # no. of files. Then go to LW's Library window (click Library tab), press the Refresh button. You will see your shared folder listed at the top left of the swindow. If you click onto the folder, its contents will display to the right.

If you want to also share your dwnld folder, go to Tools-Options & Saving & make a note of the name, location & path of this folder. Now go to Tools-Options & Sharing & add this folder.

If you wish to share your own music. If the music is on CD, well you'll need a program that can extract these songs & then for it to convert to mp3. Good quality mp3's range b/w 192-320 kbps. Medium quality from 120-160, fair quality down to 90 & poorer quality is 30-90 kbps.
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trying to follow your instructions as I need to share too - however when limewire is open as you described - when I go to TOOLS the only drop down i get is 'statistics' where am I going wrong??
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The images I gave were for Windows. For Mac OSX go to menu bar & (A) LW's Prefs (under LW name at top left) & you'll see the options there for (B) Sharing, etc. Everything else is the same as with Windows version.
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