MP3 Rocket

MP3 Rocket

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 1781 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
5.1.4
File Size:
Not available
Date Added:
September 15, 2008
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
6,599,752
Downloads Last Week:
54
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista

Editors' Note:

Editors' review

MP3 Rocket is another LimeWire source code fork, like FrostWire, and as such it functions exactly the same. When you search for a file using MP3 Rocket, you get results from LimeWire, and vice versa.

However, the user experience differs in a few ways. Although the name suggests the program only searches for MP3s, that's not the case. This has all the capabilities of the parent program and is capable of searching for and downloading all file formats. This includes the recent addition of torrent support to the main LimeWire code. The most MP3-centric feature here lets users share their iTunes music folder directly, as if they were on a shared network.

What makes MP3 Rocket stand out are the TV, Radio, and Games channels. There are more than 200 live broadcast radio signals coming in, as well as similar numbers for TV stations and Flash-based games, mostly arcade classics such as Pac-Man and Street Fighter. Radio stations are streamed live from FM signals around the country, and TV channels include the Sci-Fi Channel, Cartoon Network, videos from MTV and more. Who knew that MTV still carried videos?

Beware of the toolbar you must opt out of when installing the application, and MP3 Rocket struggles with the same performance flaws that plague other LimeWire-based clients. However, it offers reasonable performance and provides some extras along the way--not quite a rocket, but it definitely doesn't fizzle.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.1

    out of 1781 votes

    • 5 star: 1185
    • 4 star: 206
    • 3 star: 73
    • 2 star: 56
    • 1 star: 261
  • Current Version:

    3.6

    out of 69 votes

    • 5 star: 24
    • 4 star: 20
    • 3 star: 6
    • 2 star: 10
    • 1 star: 9
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  • 5 stars

    "Simple to use, Great Music Selection"

    January 11, 2011   |   By tristram995

    Version: MP3 Rocket 5.4.7

    Pros

    Downloads were fast and high quaility. It was easy to find my favorite songs.

    Cons

    Was not sure how to vote for new songs.

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  • 1 stars

    "DONT DOWNLOAD MP3 ROCKET!"

    January 11, 2011   |   By princessharlie

    Version: MP3 Rocket 5.4.7

    Pros

    okay so i downloaded this, and got a bunch of music off of it. so far so good, right?

    Cons

    i was told it was ILLEGAL. first i was mad at the person who told me about it, then i was mad at who told me it was illegal because i got attatched to the music. so i didn't delete anything. then my laptop died and i lost everything. coincident???

    Summary

    NOT! i guess that was gods way of saying "stop and start over." so now i am LEGALLY buying them off of itunes, and putting them on my new laptop. so to save the trouble, DONT DOWNLOAD MP3 ROCKET!!!!

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  • 1 stars

    "Used to be great. Not any more"

    December 29, 2010   |   By theirgramma

    Version: MP3 Rocket 5.4.7

    Pros

    they have re-vamped and now have nothing

    Cons

    They won't fix their site. I have e-mailed 4 times and still can't download music. Neither can my sister or my cousin, whom I told to join.

    Summary

    I have wasted my money. MP3 Rocket used to be a great site, but then they changed something and now songs won't even come up when you type them in. I need a new site.

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  • 1 stars

    "there is malware attached to the file..WARNING!!"

    December 20, 2010   |   By BrooklynBaby666

    Version: MP3 Rocket 5.4.7

    Pros

    Awesome music quick download speed!

    Cons

    Malware attached to file during download!!

    Summary

    The product itself has been good for me over the years but I had wiped out my hard drive and was reinstalling MP rocket again a few months back and my AVG had quarantined malware..I tried again today and same thing..I ended up installing and let avg handle the malware,let's see what happens next!!

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  • 5 stars

    "i dont know what post jeje"

    December 17, 2010   |   By red_devil_209

    Version: MP3 Rocket 5.4.7

    Pros

    well because is awesome i think

    Cons

    no have albums

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  • 5 stars

    "Great Selection of New Music"

    December 10, 2010   |   By schofield5921

    Version: MP3 Rocket 5.4.7

    Pros

    Very similar to Limewire and Frostwire. I found the download speeds to be faster in testing ten song downloads. I also found it had a great listing of popular new songs. Best P2P product I have found for easy music downloads.

    Cons

    Being a Java program it takes a while to load.

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  • 1 stars

    "This software doesn't rate any stars!"

    December 10, 2010   |   By jamaica11434

    Version: MP3 Rocket 5.4.7

    Pros

    There are no pros!

    Cons

    It's absolutley worthless.

    Summary

    Ther is no comparision to Limewire. Why this junk is even listed on cnet is beyond me and how anybody can rate it 4 stars is a complete mystery to me. I couldn't find music, I couldn't find movies, I couldn't find software. No wonder no one's challenging them in court, what's to challenge? Simply put, don't waste you hard drive space, or your time downloading this garbage.

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  • 3 stars

    "Nice idea, but where are the albums?"

    December 07, 2010   |   By EdwardtheKing

    Version: MP3 Rocket 5.4.7

    Pros

    Nice to get free downloads.

    Cons

    No albums.

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  • 4 stars

    "Wonderful P2P software BUT...."

    December 01, 2010   |   By WakaChipWakaChest

    Version: MP3 Rocket 5.4.7

    Pros

    Just like any other P2P software that downloads files.
    Never really had any issues with virus/malicious code.

    Cons

    It has a wide selection of files but not a massive selection like other well known P2P software. But then again, it depends on who uploads what.
    Always asking to upgrade to PRO.

    Summary

    I've been using MP3Rocket for a year now and so far it's been great for me.
    Just like any other P2P software you have to scan your files before you execute them, that's why there are scanners with your anti-virus protection. Use it and don't grip about it being the worst virus giving software ever.

    Along with that being said, it has a wide selection of files but if you want an even more wide selection you have to upgrade to PRO and it's the same thing if you want turbo charge. That's the only issue I have with it.

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  • 5 stars

    "Go ahead and Download It"

    November 29, 2010   |   By Jorge990

    Version: MP3 Rocket 5.4.7

    Pros

    If you like the classic Limewire, this one is just like it, is fast, and you find exactly what you need most of the time. If you hate Limewire then sorry all of these types of programs do the same thing only with different interfaces.

    Cons

    It doesn't provide Turbo Connection like Luckywire, Frostwire, and Citruswire.

    Summary

    Well just be cautious when you look for something specific and don't fall for every filename you see because it can be a virus.

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