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avoid rapidshare

Post by aluigi » Sun Oct 18, 2009 4:27 pm

@mr.mouse: I don't know if this is the correct section

I wanted to make light on a problem regarding one of the various files hosters which is enough used also here on Xentax to share the files to analyze.
Seems that lately Rapidshare has increased a lot the various limitations for the downloads without accounts ("Free users") with the conseguence that it's really impossible to download the files linked here.

the first limitation is that "no available slots for free users" error which starts to happen often (like in this moment) and obviously if after 2 or 3 times the problem persists I say bye-bye to the file.

the other one instead is very shameful because it's a senseless limitation in the download rate.
many people should have noticed that although the web browser displays speeds like 300 or 400kb/s the files take ages to be downloaded.
the reason is very simple, rapidshare inserts a variable delay of 2 or 3 seconds after each second of download:
1sec_of_download/3sec_of_nothing/1sec_of_download/3sec_of_nothing/1sec_of_download/3sec_of_nothing/...
that's why a file of 10mb takes half hour instead of one minute.
this problem has been verified in Italy from different ISPs but should be the same also in other countries (I doubt that it's a limitation based on a geoip localization).

so please avoid to use this file hoster to share the archives/files to analyze.

instead would be cool to compile a list of file hosters that have less or no limitations.
for example if I'm not in error sendspace not only doesn't have limits in the time to wait (not that I care) but even doesn't require to have javascript enabled, so definitely a good one in my opinion.

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Re: avoid rapidshare

Post by Mr.Mouse » Sun Oct 18, 2009 5:19 pm

I could not agree more with your post. I too have noticed that Rapidshare is no longer a good option. The idea to list "approved" hosts is excellent. Can you start a thread on that? I can make you mod if you like, so you can make the thread a sticky one.

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Re: avoid rapidshare

Post by aluigi » Sun Oct 18, 2009 5:39 pm

the problem is that I'm not a good users of these services, if wasn't for the analysis of the game files provided by the people probably I would rarely/almost never used them :)

maybe for the moment is better to wait what the other users think about this idea.

other than for rapishare.com I have seen that a very bad/ugly hoster is netload.in which adds something like even 2 counters and was bad also for the performances... really to avoid.
then there is another one that I don't remember and luckily was used only in one post and it even required something that didn't work with firefox (don't know if was a activex thing or java or a particular javascript feature).

these ones were the most problematic, I don't remember so bad things with the other hosters, or in any case nothing to notice.

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Re: avoid rapidshare

Post by chrrox » Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:12 pm

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Re: avoid rapidshare

Post by Mr.Mouse » Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:23 pm

Very well. I will make a global thread for everyone to add his or her comments about file sharing hosts. We should be able to list a number of them that we can recommend. Sendspace is good indeed.

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Re: avoid rapidshare

Post by shekofte » Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:19 am

please order such black\white list for image hosting services ...(that warranty keeps images for years)
ILLUSORY VIDEO GAMES ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN PRECIOUS INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALLs

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Re: avoid rapidshare

Post by asmxtx » Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:32 pm

I agree with aluigi: viewtopic.php?p=32542#p32542.
Currently NEZLAOD.IN is the fastest download server for free users and even doesn't require JScript (with OPERA). Other download servers restrict their download bandwith to about 50~100kbyte/sec.

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Re: avoid rapidshare

Post by Mr.Mouse » Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:07 pm

Ah, you mean http://netload.in/ ?

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Re: avoid rapidshare

Post by asmxtx » Fri Dec 18, 2009 2:04 am

Yes. Restricted download speed to ~256kbyte/s.

Another fast server is SHARE BASE. To.
~150kbyte/s per file. But if you have to download many files at once you can outsmart it.

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Re: avoid rapidshare

Post by Diesl » Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:20 pm

wow i didnt noticed this so far!
damn! i have a Rapidshare premium account & still the upload speed is sooo far from the speed u guys posted here!

grrrr if i had noticed dat earlier i never had extendend my account there!

but i hope no1 is now mad if i upload sumthin maybe interessted there & u guys have 2 download from there!

if this da case...sorry!

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Re: avoid rapidshare

Post by huckleberrypie » Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:10 am

Mediafire seems to be a viable option, as it has relaxed rules on downloading, like parallel downloads and stuff.

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Re: avoid rapidshare

Post by Liandril » Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:31 pm

Very good thread :up:. I agree that sendspace is a very good hoster.. the only problem is, that files become inactive/get deleted after 30 days of inactivity (=30 days of not being downloaded by anyone). I think for this forum it is most important, that files are available as long as possible (at least that's more important than e.g. download speed).
I found one hoster (http://www.crazysharing.com) who claims to delete files not until 1000 days of inactivity...but with those small hosters you never know, how long they'll exist.
By the way: Here's a list of hosters... Holy Cow :D -I never thought there were so many 1-click file hosters :eek: !

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Re: avoid rapidshare

Post by shekofte » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:34 am

in some sites enforce users that upload files first show a virus scan ( http://www.virustotal.com/ ) , i just want to know whether it is important that this subject added in rules sections or not ?
this is an example of file i uploaded to http://filecargo.com/ and the result of virus scan :
http://www.virustotal.com/url-scan/repo ... 1281507630
ILLUSORY VIDEO GAMES ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN PRECIOUS INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALLs

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Re: avoid rapidshare

Post by lionheartuk » Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:31 am

A list of good places to upload.

Hmm, a Drop box account would probably be best (Password protected of course), its easy to update, drag and drop no hassle.
Megaupload, this doesnt get utilized NEARLY enough, ive gotten so much good stuff from here in the past few years.
Zshare is a good one too, allows for large file sizes and there doesnt seem to be a download speed limit either.

Megashare (or something similar to that effect) is a good one too.

If I can think of anymore I'll mention them, im at work now so I cant really browse download sites.
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Re: avoid rapidshare

Post by SoftIce » Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:07 pm

I hate rapidshare with a loathing passion. IMO the best sites for file sharing are mediafire and 4shared, although I don't mind megaupload either. Anything but rapidshare. Download one file and have to wait like two hours for the next part? Forget that.

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