for all you DAP users

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ElementalDragon, Sep 22, 2002.

  1. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    Fro all you Download Accelerator Plus users, i found a better download accelerator/manager than it. it's called Kontiki. you can get it at:

    www.kontiki.com/get/installing.html

    there are a couple people that like the program. I find it to be much better than DAP. has no spyware either, as far as i know.
     
  2. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

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    moved to applications: Iceman

    :cool:
     
  3. stuy_b

    stuy_b Guest

    Thnaks but I'll stick to DAP 5.3, it skinable, fast and reliable (for me at least) giving over 75KB/sec most of the time.
     
  4. MiseryQv2.1

    MiseryQv2.1 Guest

    Yeah me too,,, I tired it and it "just did'nt do anything" for me...
    Meanwhile with DAP i'm getting over 100KB in SUPERacceleration...
     
  5. Sprung

    Sprung Guest

    You DO realize that the copyright holder [of the program/music/video file you download with Kontiki] has the ability to decide when to delete all copies downloaded with Kontiki at any time? Read the fine print...Kontiki has termitating downloads, per the owner.
     
  6. MiseryQv2.1

    MiseryQv2.1 Guest

    When I uninstalled it wanted a reason...
    One of the reasons is "too invasive"...

    That should tell ya something...
     
  7. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    interesting...

    First of all, MiseryQv1.2, if you are using a Cable connection, which you must be to use super accelerated mode in DAP, 100 Kbits/sec. is not too good. using Kontiki, i sometimes have downloads that peak at around 700+ Kbits/sec. i'll post a cropped screenshot to prove that too.

    and Sprung, the only files i know of that can be deleted after a certain period of time are ones downloaded from inside the program itself in the "popular" tab. other than that, i doubt they can. i found a movie on there that had a limit of 1 viewing time and then it was deleted, but if you think about it, you can probably find the same thing somewhere else.
     
  8. Gary Pandher

    Gary Pandher Moderator

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    i forgot bout dap
    lol gonna try it out again in a while
    u can get movies n all on it too???
     
  9. PHiSHnz

    PHiSHnz Guest

    personally.. i like getright
     
  10. MiseryQv2.1

    MiseryQv2.1 Guest

    I did'nt try it long enough to get a feel for it for the reason I mentioned...
     
  11. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    well, i recommend giving Kontiki a try. it's worth it. and i've tried GetRight. it's just like FlashGet and DAP. not sure, but still say Kontiki is better.

    Desimatrix, i don't think they're FULL version movies. i think they're just like extended versions of movie trailers. to get full movies, use Kazaa. lol
     
  12. Supplicium

    Supplicium Guest

    DAP is alot better
     
  13. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    well, Supplicium, did you try Kontiki? i'd say it's a lot better than DAP. no spyware, which is a plus. sometimes has MUCH faster download speeds, up to 400-600+ Kb/sec. depending on how many sources and the speed of the source. also, Kontiki doesn't offer to download something sometimes when you click on a link. happens to me whenever i visit www.classicgaming.com and try to download ROM's.
     
  14. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    sorry guyz...kontika has tons of spyware

    I downloaded it to see what imrovments might present compared to dak and star...adaware went nuts, six registry keys as well, then when I removed the proggy, malicious kookies all over the place...I do not recomend the use or endorsment of this product
     
  15. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    adaware with kontiki

    well, don't know what your computer is smokin. i just did a scan of my entire C drive AND a deep registry scan, and didn't have as many registry keys as you did on my entire C drive. and i checked the log, none of them referred to Kontiki. so my best guess is that something ELSE on your computer added those ads into kontiki. either that or you have to double check the log.
     
  16. stuy_b

    stuy_b Guest

    Read the user license agreement. it says they have the right to check what your downloading.

    Kontika DOES have spyware!


    As for DAP having spyware, if you buy the full-monty version, it has NO spyware.
     
  17. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    elemental, you must update your ref file...do you ahve the latest adaware?...if you do, your old refupdate will not work...in any event, this is spyware
     
  18. DrMetallica

    DrMetallica OSNN Senior Addict

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    Re: interesting...

    ...That file you attached...that's kilobits. You were only downloading at 750 kilobits/sec. Thats good, but my cable allows me to download at 2000 kilobits/second.

    Hence 2megabit connection.

    a 56k is 56 kilobit/s.




    750 kilobits is roughly only 100kb/s.

    56 kilo bits is roughly 5 kb/s

    2megabits is roughly 250kb/s
     
  19. OhmEye

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