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-SyN-
01-18-2003, 11:30 PM
ok just downloaded napster ya ya its old and u might think it sucks right?

well n e ways i want to get past the register stage since there r no napster servers
question is... how?

P.S help wood b greatly appreciated

Tom
01-22-2003, 03:13 AM
Well, without changing the executable code of the program there is no way.

Smokie
02-14-2003, 03:29 PM
I tried it and it still doesn't work. :( It lets you add files but you still cannot enter a user name, so therefore you can't connect to any OpenNap networks with Napigator, and once you close it you have to enter in your files again. Any other ideas?

Taj
02-19-2003, 05:14 PM
Yeah, that what happened to me too... I just need Napster so that I can listen to songs through it... we need to code another dummy file so that Napster recognises that we are already members!

DrunkenIrish
02-26-2003, 07:48 PM
there are about a dozen other good mp3 programs out there, napster had it's day, but there are faster, cleaner programs out there that work just fine. As far as mp3 swapping, it's tough to beat winmx. Get at winmx.com for free kiddies.

D.I.

Smokie
02-27-2003, 12:59 AM
I use WinMX every day, and yea it is better than Napster. I just want to use Napster with OpenNap servers to bring back the good ol' days... :P

JoE_DaDdY
03-02-2003, 10:56 PM
here is a napster user generater :D

http://www.lostgallifreyan.com/NapLog_1.htm

fill in the info and wat not, generate the info and copy and paste into notepad and save as

"nap.reg" with quotes then import it to the reg :D

Smokie
03-03-2003, 01:13 AM
Yippeee... it works! Thanks! :D :D

Dragonette
03-03-2003, 12:09 PM
It didn't work for me, I downloaded the last version in the list, and it downloaded okay, then I got a page saying servers not found 404 error, Which one did you download? I made the reg entry and everything.......... :(
....Thanks.

lifeover.com
03-21-2003, 05:10 AM
napster version 8 is my favorite, so i downloaded that and tried the reg trick, because i like napsters interface for playing music. although, winamp is 100x better.

but anwyays, the trick did work for me.

but, looking through the tabs does bring back memories :)

nappy
03-26-2003, 03:39 AM
i just d/l beta 6 & 7. why in the napster player the numbers aren't showing and when connecting to napigator servers when it says connecting then logged in.. it just stays there and when you x it out then hit chat rooms it freezes and won't respond?

hunter
04-03-2003, 07:00 AM
Downloaded one of the beta versions on napster here and performed the "trick". and could not connect. I get this message "Unable to contact Authorization Server: server.napster.com!" Looks like some changes are taking place with the site.

matty2k3
04-04-2003, 01:53 PM
u obviously didn't perform the reg edit correctly as mine worked first time after doing the regedit

Hunter
04-07-2003, 08:24 PM
Originally posted by matty2k3@Apr 4 2003, 01:53 PM
u obviously didn't perform the reg edit correctly as mine worked first time after doing the regedit
I performed the reg edit just as the instructions said to do. ....and still can not connect. What server is this thing suppose to be trying to connect to now? Even visiting napster.com shows me a site that is under recontruction.

Guest
05-02-2003, 09:06 PM
Would editing the hosts file to point to an opennap server instead of server.napster.com work?

{S4|p1nX}
04-04-2004, 07:01 PM
It still doesn't work can someone help me?

The Dude
04-05-2004, 09:00 AM
I like Napster V7 the best (Be4 it started going downhill)

Although right now i have Mammoth (http://mammoth.sourceforge.net)

The Dude :)

FMX311
06-14-2004, 10:33 PM
i download the latest version of Napster on here and it seems that it has a problem...i dont know if it is because it was shut down or something...i installed it correct...agreed the terms and it says"Unable to contact Authorization Server: server.napster.com!"-can anyone explain why that happened?

Goslow
06-15-2004, 12:22 AM
Originally posted by FMX311 @Jun 14 2004, 09:33 PM
i download the latest version of Napster on hereO.V.com isnt really the place for "latest" versions, all boards not just the requests board should be searched before postin
your problem/question has been asked and answered before I'm sure you could find the answer in this forum if you take the time to read some napster threads.

locustfurnace
06-15-2004, 01:56 AM
Originally posted by FMX311@Jun 14 2004, 09:33 PM
i download the latest version of Napster on here and it seems that it has a problem...i dont know if it is because it was shut down or something...i installed it correct...agreed the terms and it says"Unable to contact Authorization Server: server.napster.com!"-can anyone explain why that happened?
??
It has been shut down for years.
Before ya ask, why Oldversion.com still hosts files that no longer function, read the main website's 'About Oldversion"
http://www.oldversion.com/aboutov.php

BEASTIEBOYS
06-15-2004, 05:48 PM
get the newest version of URL=http://www.napster.com]Napster[/URL]. that one works but you have to pay money to dl music.

Guest
06-15-2004, 06:04 PM
Originally posted by BEASTIEBOYS@Jun 15 2004, 04:48 PM
get the newest version of URL=http://www.napster.com]Napster[/URL]. that one works but you have to pay money to dl music.
AAAAAAARRRRGGHHHH pay money god that must be a scary thought for you especially as you seem to be against paying for anything what gives with the lets get everything for free attitude ? no better still dont answer that

locustfurnace
06-15-2004, 06:11 PM
Originally posted by BEASTIEBOYS+Jun 15 2004, 04:48 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (BEASTIEBOYS @ Jun 15 2004, 04:48 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>get the newest version of URL=http://www.napster.com]Napster[/URL]. that one works but you have to pay money to dl music.[/b]
Those downloads on Napster and Apple and where ever else. are LEGAL downloads too, thats one way to keep the lawyers from sueing you.

<!--QuoteBegin--Guest@Jun 15 2004, 05:04 PM
AAAAAAARRRRGGHHHH* pay money god that must be a scary thought for you especially as you seem to be against paying for anything* what gives with the lets get everything for free attitude ? no better still dont answer that[/quote]

NSTAAFL. One day they will understand

guest_Rob
06-29-2004, 11:06 AM
Originally posted by JoE_DaDdY@Mar 2 2003, 10:56 PM
here is a napster user generater :D

http://www.lostgallifreyan.com/NapLog_1.htm

fill in the info and wat not, generate the info and copy and paste into notepad and save as

"nap.reg" with quotes then import it to the reg :D
Sorry, I&#39;m a bit computer illiterate. What do you mean by "import it to the reg"?

guest_Rob
06-29-2004, 11:08 AM
Nevermind, I think I&#39;ve got it working. This is awesome.

guest_Rob
06-29-2004, 12:53 PM
I followed the directions specified in another thread to create a fake registry for Napster 2.0 Beta 8, and it worked flawlessly. When it loads my library, however, it only loads 120 of the 629 songs in my shared folder. Any ideas on what the deal is?

SoberTillNoon
07-06-2004, 01:14 PM
What the hell are you people talking about? I download it and all I get is this message that says "Cannot connect to server.napster.com" Seriously, what are you all talking about registering? I cannot even connect. I love napster, always did, and now that there is the hope of using it again, I am happy. Just to have my happiness struck down by lack of understanding.

-W-

locustfurnace
07-06-2004, 06:02 PM
Originally posted by SoberTillNoon@Jul 6 2004, 12:14 PM
What the hell are you people talking about? I download it and all I get is this message that says "Cannot connect to server.napster.com"
You need to register the client into the registry. There is a post regarding this somewhere, search the board for all napster threads, You might also be able to get the napster client to connect to the openNAP servers, but since i do not run these apps, I can not be certain.

SoberTillNoon
07-06-2004, 06:56 PM
Thanks

wcwman18
10-14-2004, 04:23 AM
Hi I was wondering how I can connect to a old version of Napster to be able to use the fale catalog and player that napster provided. Ever since it shut down I can&#39;t use the old napster program. Please give detail. It just hangs on "Checking Version"

Illegal Concepts
10-14-2004, 04:47 AM
Have you tried to start the program up when your disconected from the internet? It might be waiting for a reply from a dead server??

If the program can&#39;t connect to the internet, should it just show a blank page, and then you can use the player?(crosses fingers)

wcwman18
10-14-2004, 10:00 PM
Didn&#39;t work that way. By the way that regkey file that everyone keeps linking to does not seem to be there.

SMASHIN
10-27-2004, 01:17 PM
Can&#39;t someone just post up what we are supposed to TYPE in the registry? and we can do the rest ourselves? or just upload the registry file so we can use it???

straight talker
10-27-2004, 02:55 PM
you could visit p2pzone.com which is a p2p dedicated site and far more capable of answering your questions,as their members are all filesharers and ov members for the most part do not use these apps

The Dude
10-30-2004, 01:46 PM
Or you could just use this (http://web.archive.org/web/20030407171402/http://www.lostgallifreyan.com/NapLog_1.htm) and create the required keys........

Jaime Andrés
10-30-2004, 02:08 PM
That looks like a crack to me ?????

locustfurnace
10-30-2004, 03:00 PM
Originally posted by Jaime Andrés@Oct 30 2004, 01:08 PM
That looks like a crack to me ?????
Napster (not the new Napster) required a username and password to log onto the servers. Since they are no longer in business, one can not use an old client any longer without a username and password to access the &#39;server&#39;. Also, those servers are no longer around.
I believe this program generates a valid login/password so the client can be used on the OpenNap servers.
It is basically assigning a username with the client.
The program creates a registry key so that the client can now be used, this would be the same as if the now defunct Napster issued you a server login name via a sign-up script.

It allows old clients to connect to todays OpenNAP servers. As for being a crack, there is nothing being cracked. The information on the website key generator is created from using the Napster protocol specifications, http://opennap.sourceforge.net/napster.txt

As for how the majority of the information was obtained, either by decompiling or reverse engineering or packet sniffing... That then could very well make the use of the program illegal.
Most of the underlaying Napster code uses protocols that are established under the Requests for Comments (RFCs) (http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/) and some user interface coding is pieced ontop. The entire program can easily be independantly created by different programmers. Without any infringement or copyright violations.
In the same regards, the steps involved in creating this file, is the same steps used in creating alternative chat clients, other than those by the creators.

This does not mean, just because they are using open standards that it is not illegal to copy the code. But one must consider if the code used is something created by the programer or something they used thats in plain sight to anyone.

[Iin Microsoft Windows, the ftp.exe program was not written by MS, but it is from BSD. Even the copyright still exists in the program which clearly states &#39;@(#) Copyright &copy; 1983 The Regents of the University of California.&#39; Microsofts uses code from BSD since the code is freely available. Even though the program is copyrighted by &#39;The Regents of California, MS is not violating any copyrights by using the code in Windows]

Since the program is not changing the status of the program, such as changing a shareware to a full version, or bypassing any encryption. It is just creating a login name so the client has a identity on a server, which was freely available when the company was in business, I&#39;m hesitant to remove this link unless there is a valid reason to do so.

If you or anyone has a valid reason for why it should be removed. Then please add it to the thread. I may still remove after some consideration.


This*Key*Generator*will*make*a*login*for*any*Napst er*client*from*v2b4*to*v2b10-4.
.....There*are*various*things*you*should*avoid*for *the*login*to*work*well*on*OpenNap
servers,

Jaime Andrés
10-30-2004, 04:50 PM
I certainly do not have any personal objections to leaving this link in place. I was merely drawing attention to the boards policy on cracks and keygens.
Others may see it as a precedent or the thin end of the wedge.

locustfurnace
10-30-2004, 05:09 PM
Yes, cracks and &#39;keygens&#39; are illegal, those which change the status of an app from being a trial-ware to full version, or which bypass encryption protection schemes.
Not all keygens are illegal either. I use many random key generators under *nix. For hashing, password creation, random entropy, SSL key creations, SSH key-gens, public/private key generators, etc etc.
Since the registry generator - which is what it should be called, in the above link does not break any encryption or change the app from a trial to full version I do not see any issues with the leaving the link in place. But if there is a good enough legal reason it should be removed, it will be removed.

J J
11-12-2004, 08:38 PM
Does anyone know how to get the old napster Mp3 payer to work.

When i install it , it wants to connect to the old napster servers for it to work, as you know they are no longer so it never finishes the installation process . I just want it for the old Mp3 player I know the program is not good for anything else.

J J
11-13-2004, 04:43 PM
I found other napster post out here, I&#39;ll try the key gen.

guest_john
11-13-2004, 08:07 PM
Originally posted by guest_Rob@Jun 29 2004, 11:53 AM
I followed the directions specified in another thread to create a fake registry for Napster 2.0 Beta 8, and it worked flawlessly. When it loads my library, however, it only loads 120 of the 629 songs in my shared folder. Any ideas on what the deal is?
You need use the search option to load all your files.

J J
11-13-2004, 08:18 PM
Originally posted by J J@Nov 13 2004, 04:43 PM
I found other napster post out here, I&#39;ll try the key gen.
I use the key Gen, followed the directions i read out here, works great i&#39;m happy now. I love the napster interface, I had a problem with my PC months ago which affected my registry, and that&#39;s how i host my napster player.

J J
11-13-2004, 08:20 PM
Originally posted by J J+Nov 13 2004, 08:18 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (J J @ Nov 13 2004, 08:18 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin--J J@Nov 13 2004, 04:43 PM
I found other napster post out here, I&#39;ll try the key gen.
I use the key Gen, followed the directions i read out here, works great i&#39;m happy now. I love the napster interface, I had a problem with my PC months ago which affected my registry, and that&#39;s how i host my napster player. [/b][/quote]
I ment lost not host. LOL