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View Poll Results: Which feature would you most like?
Show accurate horizon statistics (for leaves too) 14 7.07%
Re-implement the "browse host" feature 66 33.33%
Add remote download queueing 56 28.28%
Dynamic result sorting 24 12.12%
Organize library by metadata 12 6.06%
Integrated video player 26 13.13%
Voters: 198. You may not vote on this poll

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  #41 (permalink)  
Old March 20th, 2002
Join Date: March 4th, 2002
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 354
bobomon is flying high
Default Java 1.4

Well... I downloaded the latest JRE from the SUN site and installed it, rebooted ... the mouse wheel still not functional in Limewire. It could be O/S related (running Win 2KP) I will go to the Microsoft support site and see what I can dig up. -

At any rate thanks for the tip.
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Old March 22nd, 2002
Join Date: March 8th, 2002
Location: Washington State
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FuManchu is flying high
Default A few ideas

I am a new Pro user after seeing how you guys responded to a not so nice exchange (not with me, btw) rearding broken resume, and Adam fixed it and posted a new beta, thank you. You guys are more professional about your client and it shows.

Anyway, I think you should definately put the multimedia stuff on the back burner. In fact, it might even be good to fork the mp3 player code into an addin module or separately downloaded client, since most people seem to not want it right now.

File hashing: this is a must do. It would be good to have hashing done once on each file before connecting, and results saved until a manual refresh is asked for. (I don't know if this HUGE thing is hashing, so that dupilcate sources can be found by hash?)

It would be good to have a more aggressive search for more sources built in, so you can "set it and forget it" knowing Limewire is looking for what you want at all times.

Thanks for your hard work!
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  #43 (permalink)  
Old March 27th, 2002
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Cool My List

Please please, let's have Browse Host!! I snagged a file I'd been searching for the other day, and my DL time could not have been more than 5 seconds! Awesome. Back in Napster days, I could have browsed the host, and gotten any other files I liked of his, FAST. With cable modem, I occasionally get some truly amazing DL speeds, and it would be nice to be able to identify and (maybe?) maintain a listing of those hosts who are also fast so I can periodically browse their files.

The scrolling feature...I haven't tried the java solution, but it appears to not work that well from what the previous poster has written. Is there more info on this somewhere?

Refresh search is a must also. I just hate all that re-typing!

I'm with the others on forgetting about the players. I have my own that I like just fine. I'd encourage you to spend the time working on other features more people want.

I'm using the Pro version these days and like it a lot. Keep up the good work!

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Old March 30th, 2002
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To be honest I don't really care about any of the features you've mentioned in the poll. Perhaps browse host. Integrated media players are completely useless. We all have our own preferred ones that are likely much better. Why reinvent the wheel? My computer can multitask. I'll use iTunes or Winamp to play mp3s, Quicktime or Mediaplayer to watch movies while Limewire runs in the background.

What I NEED is a reliable way to resume broken downloads. I know this is supposedly fixed in the latest beta, which I haven't yet been able to download (it keeps stopping halfway through).

What ****** me off the most when using Limewire is when I resume a download from the same site, same file and it disregards what i've got so far and STARTS OVER AT ZERO % wasting my time. There should be a resume button and it should NEVER EVER NO MATTER WHAT delete partial files. Why this isn't included yet is a mystery to me, but anyway that is the feature I would like to see most in Limewire. I suppose if I had a T1 or faster connection I wouldn't care, but man I want to kill someone when I see hours are wasted because the program deleted a 45 meg partial file when I resume dl'ing it from the SAME site.
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Old March 31st, 2002
Join Date: March 31st, 2002
Location: Austin, TX USA
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chrysrobyn is flying high
Default Features I want

I'm going to be buying the Pro version very shortly (today or tomorrow). I find the $8.50 more than reasonable. I'll even buy it again after 6 months if I get my feature requests.

There are some usability problems, likely Apple's fault. If they're Apple's fault, then Limewire should be able to take their estimated userbase size and ask Apple to fix them. If they can be coded around, Limewire could do that.

More importantly for all of us, I'm currently a freeloader. My cable company will kill my account if I upload more than 500MB/day. I'd prefer to kill the slide bar of upload speed and have a box I can type "5KB/s" (which I can only get to if I tell it I have a modem), which by my estimates, would make me uploading about 430MB/day if I have popular stuff. Likely harder to implement, I'd honestly prefer to have a field to say, "Go as fast as you please, but never upload more than 450MB/day, when you reach that, stop sharing my files until midnight". Of course, that field should be whatever the user wants. I hate the slidebar, because the scale changes based on what connection I type in, and the connection type impacts my maximum download speed (is that real or a false observation? if it's real, it's stupid.) I'm currently lieing to the service and telling it I have a T3 and not a cable modem because I observe faster downloads.
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Old April 1st, 2002
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Join Date: November 17th, 2001
Location: Belgium
Posts: 374
VTOLfreak is flying high

I have a cable modem .
And hard to believe it actually get's close to some big pricy connection .

Cable technology has a roof of 10MB/sec .
If you have bad performance on a cable modem , don't yell at the modem , yell at your ISP's overloaded backbone .

My ISP has a good backbone and outperforms cable connections of other ISP's .

That's also the reason why I have to lie to LW about my connection .
If I put it on cable it just won't utilize my entire connection .

For example : I put LW on cable and give it a huge list to download .
While LW is going stupid downloading 40 files at once (the standard limit of 8 is way too low) , I still have enough bandwidt left to stream music of the net at 96KB/sec using Windows Media Player
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Old April 5th, 2002
Join Date: July 19th, 2001
Posts: 27
cmcnulty is flying high

As far as increasing the potential number of available files, I like what BearShare has done in their latest release which is to have an auto-force ip option where if you're behind a router, it will go out to these free services to discoever your real IP address and then use that. I always force my IP, but I'd be willing to bet that a lot of people don't realize that they're assigned a different IP by a DHCP, or how to change it even if they do know.

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Old April 6th, 2002
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Join Date: November 17th, 2001
Location: Belgium
Posts: 374
VTOLfreak is flying high

I use a NAT router with a built-in DCHP server .
But I don't have to put LW in firewall mode .

It knows a nice trick :

Normally it addresses the PC's in your like LAN this for example :
First PC :
Second PC :
Third PC :

But my DCHP server looks at the real IP of the router ,
then addresses my LAN like this :
First PC : **Real IP**
Second PC :
Third PC :

Then I let it forward all incoming data to the PC with the **real IP** and voila !
The machine doesn't even know it's behind a NAT router , it's completly transparent .

Unfortunatly , most people don't have DCHP servers and NAT routers like this .
Don't think I have some big expensive piece of technology overhere , this thing came rather cheap .
When I first bought it and looked at the box it thought : How the hell can this be so cheap ?
It has a NAT firewall , USB port for configuration , rendunancy (multiple modems attached) , built-in print server , NAPT , PAC server (that's right , I plug in my PC and I don't have to set my proxy ! It does it for me !) , and the list goes on ...

The trick that bearshare does is also a smart move , but what if the NAT router at that IP doesn't forward those packets to the PC with BS on ?
How did they do that ?
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Old April 10th, 2002
Join Date: March 28th, 2002
Location: oakland, ca
Posts: 23
hahntsak is flying high
Default i like most of what ya said

but i'd also like:
for limewirepro [paid money for it]:
1. return the search to top and tab format

2. in search window: add block ability to rid us of those posting known incomplete files [particularly the 1 k files - videos normally several megabytes..]

3. give current version option of reducing upload bandwidth share to 0% that way most people would use current instead of ver 1.6 er so [ really leeching off current version users.]

4.have a toggle in options that can disregard files beginning T-######### etc [known incomplete file] for searching ip addresses in search window. so we can ban 1k file twits without downloading their crap.
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Old April 10th, 2002
Join Date: April 10th, 2002
Posts: 13
dhahran_ksa is flying high
Default New Idea: Prioritization

When I connect using LimeWire, I almost always get elected as an ultrapeer. I have a combined upload/download of around 700 KB/s (yes, kilobytes).

In the interest of rapid data dissemination, seems to me high speed hosts should get priority in downloading. This way, files can spread more quickly and more copies could be available for slower users.

Before kazaa took away the Linux client, I was upping around 20GB/day. But on Gnutella, I just can't seem to get the files.

Fact is, if I could get the files, I could also up them. I can support a large number of file uploads.
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