downloading music and movies

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Boomer, Jun 27, 2004.

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    Boomer Guest

    Boomer, Jun 27, 2004
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    gangle Guest

    To assemble a multi-part post using Outlook Express,
    click part 1, then, while holding down the Ctrl key,
    click each of the remaining parts. When you have
    highlighted the last part, Right click and choose
    "Combine and Decode." Make sure all parts are in
    order in the window that pops up, then click "OK."
    When all parts have downloaded and been decoded,
    a window will appear with the File Icon in the
    bottom left corner (OE4) or in the "Attach"
    line (OE5 & 6). Right click on the icon, choose
    "save as" and, within the browser window that
    appears, choose "Desktop" as the place to initially
    save it. If you want to keep it, you can later CUT and
    PASTE it from Desktop to any folder you want.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: In OE4 it is possible to download
    a multi-part binary while simultaneously reading or
    posting to other NGs, or reading/sending email -- But:
    in the "upgraded" OE5 & 6, downloading a multi-part file
    makes the program UNUSABLE for most other functions
    while the process goes on; so, if you frequently want to
    download multi-part binary files, it's more practical
    to use a dedicated news reading and posting program,
    such as Agent ("Full" Agent @ $29 -- NOT Free Agent):
    or Xnews (free):
    or Gravity (free):
    for downloading binaries.
    Also, for $35, there is Newsbin, which is strictly
    for downloading binaries: .
    You could still use OE5 or 6 as an email program
    and to view/post to text-only NGs, while using one of
    the above programs to retrieve binaries.

    Many uploaded files are encoded with yEnc.
    (yEnc is a type of binary to text encoding that has much
    less "overhead" than Uuencoded files.)
    Note: OE does not internally decode yEnc messages.
    You must use a third-party program to acheive this,
    the easiest being yProxy:

    Again, I suggest that, for binaries, it would be more
    practical to just switch to one of the dedicated newsreaders
    mentioned above, which all handle yEnc internally.

    Another thing to look for is RARed files.
    RAR files are (usually) large multimedia type of files (.avi,
    ..mpg, .mov, .rm, etc.) that have been archived and split into
    parts. You need WinRar to reassemble the archive and
    decompress it.
    (shareware, but always usable, even after the trial period).
    gangle, Jun 27, 2004
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    AvengerĀ© Guest

    Fix your time and date.
    AvengerĀ©, Jun 27, 2004
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    Steve H. Guest

    I don't mean to be a party pooper but you may want to check out the MPAA and
    RIAA websites for more info. It's my understanding that both organizations
    are cracking down. Hate to see you get burned.
    Steve H., Jun 27, 2004
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    Aaron B Guest

    Aaron B, Jun 27, 2004
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    brooke jones Guest

    How do I download music and movies from these newsgroups...I am using
    outlook express
    brooke jones, Jun 28, 2004
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    cornchip Guest

    Aaron B - thanks for that link. I leanred so much from that site !! NOW i
    know how to decode a PAR file !!!!!!!!!!!!

    thanks again dude

    cornchip, Jun 29, 2004
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