MP3 Rocket is a free Gnutella P2P client for the Java Platform.
Released under the GNU General Public License, it comes with a pay-for PRO upgrade offering with additional network connections and direct customer support.
MP3 Rocket says it offers live on-demand streams for more than 3,000 movies and TV shows, a Live Radio feature featuring more than 1,000 live radio stations, and a Game Player tapping more than 1,000 gains.
It shares its library through the Digital Audio Access Protocol, meaning when it’s appropriately configured, files shared will be detectable on the local network by DAAP-enabled devices (eg, iTunes).
Other features include the ability to browse the most popular downloads, publish a rating of your personal favorites, the ability to preview files while you’re downloading, and effective parental controls via built-in keyword filters.
100 Most Popular Artists
MP3 Rocket’s developers started the MP3 Rocket project when the RIAA began its lawsuit against Limewire, it says.
“We had concerns Limewire would begin to start filtering Limewire’s file sharing content,” one of the Canadian developers told p2pnet.
“So the MP3 Rocket was born to keep our digital freedoms alive.”
MP3 Rocket’s new ’100 Most Popular Artists’ application lets users vote (unique for each p2p file hash) on their favorite performers, and the software automatically displays in the ‘most popular’ artists by week and month allowing for easy downloading of favorite songs, and allowing users to share their favorite bands, singer-songwriters, comedians, and other performers with their friends.
In February, the MP3 Rocket founders promised they’ll, “continue the fight for digital freedom and will not block their customer’s files and will never filter files based on license detection”.
Blocks spammer’s fake files
Meanwhile, for anyone with a tech bent, the second Limewire technology, adopted by MP3Rocket, has improved file filtering technology which blocks “fake files” and spam files from the enemies of files sharing and spammers,” it states.
The new “TigerTree” hash technology blocks spammer’s fake files, such as those containing spam, viruses and Trojans, say the MP3 Rocket guys, gooing on >>>
The TigerTree Spam filter (included in the latest 5.0.3 version of the MP3Rocket) works by storing information about files, where search results can be filtered by keywords, size, verified SHA-1 hashes or even IP address. Information about what is spam is gathered through two methods: One, which includes the user marking which results they find to be fake, and another which covers the learning of items commonly found in search results.
“Both of these measures are used to give each file a rating and once this rating goes over a certain threshold, the file is flagged as spam.
The filter is designed to learn by storing information.
When a search is conducted, the user can block certain results by key words, size, verified SHA-1 hashes and/or IP address. Taking this information, the filter will then begin to learn by creating spam profiles. If a future search result fits a malicious profile, the file is labeled as spam.
By automatically blocking “fake files” and spam MP3Rocket users find exactly what they are looking for faster than ever without the hassle of garbage files.
Features in the free MP3Rocket’s 5.0.3 release:
1. New “Watch TV” functionally that provides live on demand streams to over 3,000 Movies and TV Shows.
2. New “Live Radio” allows users to listen to over 1000 top live radio stations.
3. New “Game Player” provides over 1000 fun games.
4. “Most Popular” feature allows user to find most popular music, movies and pictures. Popular files are determined by actual real time user votes. The TV, Radio and Game streams also utilize this “most popular” voting feature to improve user experience.
5. Firewall to Firewall Transfers. Since about 60% of users are currently firewalled, this feature greatly increases the amount of content on the network.
6. Faster network connections. Using new “UDP Host Caches”, MP3Rocket starts up and connects faster than ever before!
7. iTunes Integration. Windows and Mac users can now take advantage of MP3Rocket’s iTunes integration.
Click here to download a free copy.
Note: according to the developers >>>
Softpedia guarantees that MP3 Rocket 5.0.3 is 100% FREE, which means it is a freeware product (both for personal and commercial use) that does not contain any form of malware, including but not limited to: spyware, viruses, trojans and backdoors. This software product was tested thoroughly and was found absolutely clean; therefore it can be installed with no concern by any computer user.
Jon Newton – p2pnet
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