DC++ Video Transcript
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>> Hi, I'm Seth Rosenblack from CNETDownload.com. Today we're taking a first look at DC Plus Plus. It's a P2P file-sharing client that's very effective if you know what you're looking for. First off, you got to register. Go to file and settings to enter in your nickname. Your email address and describe are optional, but you should set your line speed accurately. Next under downloads, you need to set you default download directory, your unfinished downloads directory and your limits. Unlike other P2P clients, you need to log in to a specific file sharing network called a hub. Fortunately, newer versions of the program have made finding hubs much easier. Last thing before you can begin looking for a hub, hit sharing and select folders that you want to share. Sharing your personal and system file isn't smart. Many hubs have a two-upload slot to one connected hub rule, which forces you to potentially contribute to the hub's community. Now let's take a look at the interface. The monitor icon links to the public hub search, reconnect hub is in case the connection gets dropped, and then there's follow last redirect. Favorite hubs and favorite users are followed by download cue, finished downloads, waiting users, finished uploads and three search options. Downloaded file browses your downloads. Settings opens the settings box. And there's a built in note pad. Don't forget to notice that each button tells you what the hot key command is for that feature. DC Plus Plus definitely has a lot of moving parts, but now that we've covered them, let's get on to the fun stuff. Click on the public hubs button, make sure a public hub list is loaded and hit refresh. If that doesn't work, a quick Google for DC Plus Plus hub lists should turn up some list locations you can copy and paste in. Double click on any of the hubs to connect automatically. The hub opens in a new window. Click the search tools on the toolbar to scour any of the hubs you're connected to while right clicking on the tabs at the bottom lets you add it as a favorite in other functions. Great for sharing files and chatting, DC Plus Plus has carved out a small but well connected niche. And you can find most files you're looking for as long as you're in the right hub. This has been a first look at DC Plus Plus for CNETDownload.com. I'm Seth Rosenblack and I'm always in the right hub. ^M00:02:14 [ Music ]
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