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2.6 Media Player
2.7 Network Status
Ok now onto the important stuff, using KCeasy!
For simplicity sake I will call the different parts of KCeasy sections they look like this:
So you find these at the top of the screen and they are as follows:
At the bottom of every section you will see this:
This is the internal media player (if you enabled Show player controls above stats bar in KCeasy settings).
And the status bar showing the number of users online - the number of files shared - the total size in GB.
So lets get cracking!
The web section looks like this:
The web browser part at the top is the same as internet explorer and you can use it as such.
The "giFT related websites" will give you some links relating to giFT and its clients.
This part will tell you your current version and the date it was released(I circled it in red):
This part tells you if the giFT back end is connected:
"Online" -- this means that everything is good to go (or else it will say "offline"). If you see that you need to connect from the KCeasy Menu
"giFT Host:" -- Tells you were the giFT back end is located. Localhost means the computer your on.
"giFT Port:" -- Tells you what port its running on. This should always be 1213 unless your doing some advance networking stuff.
OK and this it the most important part of the section:
This tells you what networks your connected to and their stats. Sometime the networks will drop off this screen but don't worry the usually come back after a little bit. Also on FastTrack (kazaa) it shows that there are 3.3 million users, this is kind of high its usually around 2.8-3.0 million. The other networks don't have near the number of users but they are still good to have on there, you will see what I mean when I get to the searching.
The rest of the stuff in this section is pretty simple and not worth explaining.
OK this is the big one, and its loaded with features!
To start with I'm going to explain the stuff on the left side:
"Search for:" -- This is where you enter what you want to search for.
"Start Search" -- This will start the search for whatever you entered in the Search for: field.
Search Realm -- This let make KCeasy only search for a specific type of file. All the stuff is pretty simple except maybe
File (Hash) but its not really that important.
"Network to search:" -- This lets you select what network to search. Usually you want to search all of the networks.
SO I am going to search for Back in Black (audio only) and see what I get for results.
Right below Library you see Back in Black, this is a tab. This will let you have more than one search at a time. Each search will get it own tab and you can switch between them by clicking on them it will look like this:
The little button will close the tab.
The will make KCeasy stop searching in that tab.
Once KCeasy has finished its search you can make it search again with .
When the is depressed it will show search results from all users. If it is not depressed like this it will only show files that more then one user has.
This part shows you what you search for and what Search Realm you selected.
The filter section () lest you filter things out of the search results. For example:
Will show only files that have the word Mozart in the name.
Will show only files that are exactly 128KBps.
Will show only files that are 128KBps or higher.
Feel free to experiment with this!
The last part is the last number is the number of search results and the first is the number that more then one user have (more then 1 user/total results).
In the results list its self:
The text in green tells me that I already have this file, so there's no need to download it (though you can if you really want to).
The text in red tells me that I am currently downloading this file.
The tells me that this user is on the FastTrack (kazaa) network. Each network has its own symbol. On the Web section you see the symbols for each network.
The number of users tells me how many people have that file. The more people with the file the better chance I have of getting a good download speed.
The little plus sign in front of the file name expands the list to show info for each user like so:
So I think that covers the search section pretty good.
The transfers section looks like this:
You will notice that the screen is split into two parts. The top is the download section and the bottom is the upload section.
Note: the +/- at the start works the same as in the search section
You can see they both have labels at the top and I will explain what they mean.
"File"-- The file name.
"Title" -- The title found in the ID Tag.
"Artist" -- The artist found in the ID Tag.
"User" -- The user you are currently downloading from (or in the case of the uploads half the person downloading off of you).
"Network" -- This tells you the network that the user is on.
"Progress" -- A little progress bar like this:
"Status" -- This is a important one. there are 4 main things that you will see here
"Queued" - This means that the person you are downloading off of cannot take anymore users and are currently waiting in line.
"Downloading" - The file is downloading.
"Finding more Sources" - KCeasy is trying to find more people who have this file.
"Complete" -The file is done downloading and you can listen to it!
"Size" -- This tells you how much of the file you have downloaded (how much you have/how much the whole thing is).
"Speed" -- This will tell you how fast your download is going (very important). How fast you downloads go will very greatly fro every download. Take note of the units it is measured in Mbps (if you can ever get it that high!) is 1,000 Kbps and Kbps is 1,000 bps. SO if one says 500bps and the other says 50Kbps, the 50Kbps is way faster because its actually (50,000bps), so when downloading watch the measure meant unit.
"ETA" -- Estimated Time of Arrival or how long until its done. For mp3s and other small file this is somewhat accurate but for videos and other large files it never even close. This is due to the nature of transferring files over the internet.
That covers the title bar now lets talk about the right click menu as the command you want to use are in there.
Here's the download menu:
"Play/Preview"-- This will play the file (or what you have downloaded so far) in the internal media player.
"Open Externally" -- This will open the file in the windows default player for this file.
"Pause" -- This will let you pause one or all of you downloads.
"Resume" -- This will let you resume one or all of you downloads.
"Clear Completed and Cancelled" -- This will do as it says, clear the completed and Cancelled downloads.
"Cancel Download" -- This will cancel the download that you right clicked on.
"Cancel All Downloads" -- This will cancel all of your downloads.
"Find More Sources for Download" -- This will find more people to download this file from.
"Find More Sources for All" -- This will find more people to download from for each file you are currently downloading or are queued for.
"Find more From Same User" -- If the user has enabled it, this will let you see all of the files that they are sharing.
Here's the Upload menu:
"Play" -- This will play the file in the internal media player.
"Open Externally" -- This will play the file with the windows default player.
"Clear Completed and Cancelled -- Clears the files that are not uploading.
"Cancel Upload" -- Cancels the upload you have selected.
"Cancel All Uploads" -- Cancels all the uploads.
"Find More From Same User" -- If the user has enabled it, this will let you see all of the files that they are sharing.
So that's the end of the Transfers Section.
This is what the library looks like:
The part on the right side organizes your files into different groups to make things easier for you to find.
Bellow is the "Status" this tells you it will tell you what's happening in respect to you files right now its says sharing my files but it can also tell you if its hashing you files.
Then of course there's the part in the middle that lists your files and gives information about them. All this is very simple so I wont go into it.
The bottom is the "More Info" This just gives you all the details about the file you have selected.
So that covers the library section pretty simple.
The media player is very simple and to the point:
So the big black part is were the videos are played and on the right is the main controls for media player like play,stop,pause,volume,etc.
Most of this stuff is beyond me so you will have to ask on the forums about this stuff.
Note: You will only see this is you have enabled it here
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