MP3 Torpedo 7.0.0 + Portable
MP3 Torpedo 7.0.0 + Portable | 4.5/4.5 Mb
MP3 Torpedo is yet another entry into the P2P field, and while it works just fine, we cant say that theres anything about it that makes it stand out. In fact, its virtually identical to several other P2P clients weve reviewed recently. Using P2P and file-sharing software to distribute copyrighted material without authorization is illegal in the United States and many other countries. CBS Interactive does not encourage or condone the illegal duplication or distribution of copyrighted content. Sometimes we wonder how many peer-to-peer file-sharing programs the world really needs. There are a lot of them, and most of them are more or less the same.
The program's interface is plain and intuitive, and it will look familiar to anyone who's used any other mainstream file-sharing programs. MP3 Torpedo connects users to the popular Gnutella file-sharing network, which has plenty of users and media of all types. We found it very easy to search for and download a variety of different files with MP3 Torpedo, and we liked that the program offers a built-in audio player for previewing audio tracks. MP3 Torpedo doesn't have a ton of features, but it does have the standard P2P basics, including options for managing download speed and system performance. The program has no Help file, so P2P newbies are out of luck if they have questions, although everything is really pretty easy to figure out. Overall, there's not really anything about MP3 Torpedo that sets it apart from other file-sharing programs, but it works just fine and is easy to use.
MP3 Torpedo is free. It installs a desktop icon without asking but uninstalls cleanly. We recommend this program to all users.
MP3 Torpedo is a fork of the very popular LimeWire Gnutella client. The purpose of MP3 Torpedo is to keep and maintain the freedoms that LimeWire may be forced to withdraw. LimeWire has been considering an alternative path to keep them out of any legal situations they could be forced into. From what we understand, LimeWire intends to implement a DRM filtering technology into their client. If LimeWire ever decides to implement this DRM technology, we will be prepared to remove it from our code and distribute the client under our own branding.
However, we will continue supporting the LimeWire client development. MP3 Torpedo, although very much like LimeWire, will never offer a paid version or a subscrion service for the download or use of the MP3 Torpedo application.