DC++

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 104 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.843
  • Total Downloads:
    4,068,144
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 26, 2014
  • Price:
    Free

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Editors' Review

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Part community and mostly file sharing, DC occupies an unusual niche in the P2P game. Unlike torrents, which are direct peer connections, or centralized networks like LimeWire, DC manages connections to hubs. Most hubs are built around an interest, such as science fiction or movies. From there, you can chat and share files with other peers who are connected to the same hub.

However, many hubs place restrictions on connections to ensure that users are devoting their attention to the hub. The number of hubs you can connect to depends on how many Upload share slots you give, and you rarely can connect to more than four or five hubs without violating the rules of at least one of them. That results in your connection to that hub being lost. Also, many hubs have a minimum share requirement, often 1GB or 5GB.

Connecting is rather simple. Once you install the program, you create a nickname, set your share directory, and the number of upload slots you'd like to give. There's a built-in public hub directory list to help users find communities they're interested in, which is searchable by keyword. Commands, such as to register your nickname with the hub so nobody else can use it, are entered into the main chat window.

There are a lot of mouse-over labels to help you understand what's going on, and since many of the communities are relatively small, people tend to be friendly in offering guidance. Hubs often employ a Help command to assist users in the rules and how-tos. Great for sharing files and chatting, DC 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.

 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"Complicated & Ugly, But Efficient"

July 02, 2013  |  By Smeaga31

 |  Version: DC++ 0.825

Pros

Fairly easy install
Almost endless sources for downloads
Fast Downloads most of the time
Average memory usage compared to others
No Ads or the like
It's Free!!!

Cons

Very convoluted setup process. It took me two hours to get it right.
Has an ugly appearance. I use to program in the DOS days. This looks just a step above.
Search results and browsing shares shows no bitrate in file info. A big no-no in the mp3 world!
Has alot of info cluttering everthing but not the really important info one would normally need.

Summary

I have tried every conceivable p2p program and type. The Shareazza type, Limewire Type, Soulseek type, Torrent types, etc. This has to be the most complicated of them all. It takes time to learn just how to join a hub once you find one you like. You can find anything you want and it's fast but I can do more just as quick with the Soulseek type. However that said, this is very efficient once you learn it and set it up right for you. I would suggest this as a secondary client or back-up.

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4 stars

"good for sharing large file"

March 27, 2011  |  By dont73

 |  Version: DC++ 0.782

Pros

the number of users and shared files is amazing

Cons

a little tough to learn to use

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5 stars

"Easy to use"

February 28, 2011  |  By ricksykes

 |  Version: DC++ 0.781

Pros

Intuitive, much easier to use than the older versions. I prefer it to Strong DC++, which I had been using for a couple of years.

Cons

Nothing major wrong with it. I suppose there could be more right-click options, but that really depends on the site you're using.

Summary

Great program. Prefer it to Strong DC++

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5 stars

"thebestevermusicdownload"

October 10, 2010  |  By Pullizzz

 |  Version: DC++ 0.77

Pros

Fast download

Cons

Easy even for a goof like me

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5 stars

"really goood!"

June 09, 2010  |  By rasheed12824

 |  Version: DC++ 0.762

Pros

- works as described
- great content
- super speed
- simple to use

Cons

- active mode setup might need some work on some internet connections
- a new way needs to be devised for posting new shares

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5 stars

"really goood!"

June 09, 2010  |  By rasheed12824

 |  Version: DC++ 0.762

Pros

- works as described
- great content
- super speed
- simple to use

Cons

- active mode setup might need some work on some internet connections
- a new way needs to be devised for posting new shares

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5 stars

"goood program"

April 05, 2010  |  By rasheed12824

 |  Version: DC++ 0.761

Pros

- works as described
- great content
- super speed
- simple to use

Cons

- active mode setup might need some work on some internet connections

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5 stars

"DC++ is amazing. You get everything u want if u search"

November 08, 2009  |  By shadyabdoul

 |  Version: DC++ 0.75

Pros

Its just amazing

Cons

Its very annoying to install

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3 stars

"like the idea"

September 17, 2009  |  By clayhoyt

 |  Version: DC++ 0.75

Pros

efficiency

Cons

havent found it yet

Summary

I am totally satified as of now

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3 stars

"DC++ Was not the best, but not the worst."

September 02, 2008  |  By Traveosa

 |  Version: DC++ 0.707

Pros

DC++ Has very fast speeds for finding hubs. All the hubs have a lot of people who share files. You can find any file you need if you know how. It is very easy to use after you learn how to set it up.

Cons

Very hard to set up. Not very fast downloads. Majority of the files are in a different language. Some files ae also very hard to find. You need to be in the right hub at the right time.

Summary

I think for now i am going to stick with torrents or frostwire if i'm going to use p2p.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.843
Version 0.843 is a bug fixing release.
General
Publisher DC++ Group
Publisher web site http://sourceforge.net/projects/dcplusplus/
Release Date September 26, 2014
Date Added September 26, 2014
Version 0.843
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 83.97MB
File Name download.html
Popularity
Total Downloads 4,068,144
Downloads Last Week 111
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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