MP3 Rocket

MP3 Rocket

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 1782 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.4
  • Total Downloads:
    6,599,752
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 05, 2010
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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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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  • Current Version

    3.5

    out of 14 votes

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    4.1

    out of 1782 votes

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5 stars

"Been using this program for 6 years with no problems."

July 07, 2010  |  By urje808

 |  Version: MP3 Rocket 5.4

Pros

Able to download movies, music, photos (I havent attempted games and programs) with no problems. Read summary for an explanation if you disagree.

Cons

Program will stay on unless you exit it properly (need to close it using icon near the clock).

Summary

I have downloaded over 700 full movies (old and new) in the past 7 months alone. My computer is from 2004 with 1GB RAM, 125GB Hard drive on windows XP, Intel Hyperthreading processor. I have a DSL hookup. I can normally go to a max of 350KB/s on downloads. In other words, my computer is slow. I can still download songs in minutes or movies within a few hours.
People who complain about this being "slow" normally dont understand how this works. In order for you to "download" something, someone else who has the item must be "connected" online. Depending on how they have set their "Upload" speed and amount of downloads allowed, it may take forever to get something. Sometimes, they log off in the middle or just before you get the file. Sometimes they "move" the file into a folder which is not "Shared". Some do not share files with "freeloaders", meaning if you dont share files or a specific amount of files, you wont be able to download from them.
** I would strongly suggest that you go to "Tools", "options" and go thru every category to learn a little about this. This is how I did it. There are also "Forums".
But lets say you want a video that appears on your search. If you pick the one that has nothing in the 2nd column (#). This shows you how many "Sources" are available for the item. In a normal download, you'll get a max of 8 hosts(sources). I've seen my speed go to about 290kb/s on just 1 item alone hitting 8 good hosts. If the hosts are set at 20 upload slots but they dont have their upload speed set to 100%(unlimited), you're likely to get something like 1 - 10 kb/s. I have seen my own slow computer upload to 20 requests at a max of only 80kb/s total, split amongst the 20, even tho I set it to 100%. I have set mine to 4-9 to allow a shorter time for those trying to download files I am sharing.
Torrents will allow more hosts, hence normally a faster download time. But if you are downloading 8 or more items, and you are like me, maxing at 350kb/s, sometimes you need to lower the amount of downloads you do at one time to 4 or even less, put the others on pause, then "find sources" after you have changed it.
I would also suggest that you not run other programs if your computer is already slow.
As for people who say "I cant find anything", remember, its a sharing program. That means, the actual MP3 rocket doesnt have these downloads. Its from other individuals like yourself. You are sharing with Limewire, Bearshare, Frostwire and who knows what else.
For those attempting to download porn, well MP3 rocket is pre set with a "filter". Under "Tools" "Options" "Filters" "Keywords" "Ignore Adult Content" - you must uncheck that box.
If you attempt to download files from the same "source/host", it may stop you from downloading if you place too many requests at once. The preset is at 3 under "Tools" "Options" "Uploads" "Slots" "Uploads per person". Some people change it to more, or to 1. If you "right click" on the title, you can see at least one of the hosts "browse host". Just by doing a search, you wouldnt know it was the same host. You can "right click" on the header and show "Location", but it will not show when there are multiple hosts.
I have used edonkey, emule, limewire and some others I cant recall, I prefer MP3 Rocket.
My friend in Canada cannot watch some tv shows online (Hulu, Fancast, direct tv sites) due to her location. She is able to use the "watch tv" function to watch the shows now. There is a "Maximize Screen" button and a favorites button as well.
If you download movies, I would also suggest you place the mouse cursor over the item you want to see how long the video is. It will be in Hours:Minutes:Seconds. If the movie is a normal 1 hour 30 min, but it shows as 03:20 (3 min 20 sec) you'll have to go to a site to get the key. Not all items will show the time.
Well this was very lengthy, but so many people dont understand this program and bash it without getting more information first.

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5 stars

"i like the system"

July 06, 2010  |  By mikeray489

 |  Version: MP3 Rocket 5.4

Pros

it hit the groups that you want or close to it

Cons

it only shows songs from radio staions

Summary

its real good i anit had no problem with it

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1 stars

"since upgrading it dosnt work for more than 2 mins"

June 23, 2010  |  By gizzmo87

 |  Version: MP3 Rocket 5.4

Pros

when it works it quick and easy to use

Cons

freaks out and stops working after 2 mins of being open

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5 stars

"I love this site."

June 19, 2010  |  By Hrcruz

 |  Version: MP3 Rocket 5.4

Pros

Easy to use,good connection, fast download.

Cons

Upgrading to PRO reminder is annoying.

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4 stars

"how to get mp3 rocket pro free"

June 15, 2010  |  By efecanbalci

 |  Version: MP3 Rocket 5.4

Pros

it has alot of music if you type any song it finds it

Cons

nothing at all

Summary

the way you could get it free is go to login type any name and type any email that has letters and @ and .com

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4 stars

"This product does everything it says it will."

May 26, 2010  |  By BadmanLeo

 |  Version: MP3 Rocket 5.4

Pros

None given.

Cons

None given.

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1 stars

"Cancer has cure, MP3Rocket SPAMMING does not"

May 23, 2010  |  By Arash

 |  Version: MP3 Rocket 5.4

Pros

Ruins any positive review when you read my gripe below:

Cons

The trial version asks you for an email. And Then you'll be spammed till the rest of your life regardless of your removal of the MP3 Rocket, upgrade or suicide. These guys are sick. It's better renamed to Perpetual SPAM Pro

Summary

It works like molasses in the trial version and mediocre on the registered version if you don't mind receiving their daily, never-ending reminders regardless what you do next.

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4 stars

"I love this site"

May 01, 2010  |  By spoons58

 |  Version: MP3 Rocket 5.4

Pros

Like I said: I love MP 3 Rocket It finds 98% of all the songs I look for!!

Cons

I t cant find all the songs I want,but thats OK

Summary

I t cant find all the songs I want ,But thats OK Its very easy to nav

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5 stars

"It is a product very valuable"

April 22, 2010  |  By umberto.iznardo

 |  Version: MP3 Rocket 5.4

Pros

His high speed work

Cons

I do not unlike any thing

Summary

I had a good experience whith this product. I am a normal user of this kind of prods.and I did not find anything to critizice

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4 stars

"Excellent. Like it better than Limewire"

April 22, 2010  |  By catsandcarol

 |  Version: MP3 Rocket 5.4

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

Not all of the torrents are free.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.4
Version 5.4 provides new iTunes integration: Downloads are automatically added to the iTunes library; adds new Music Player that previews and plays compressed MP3 files; improves "Bad File" filter to block phony MP3s.
General
Publisher MP3 Rocket
Publisher web site http://www.mp3rocket.me/
Release Date April 05, 2010
Date Added April 05, 2010
Version 5.4
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows 98, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows 2003, Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows
Additional Requirements None
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Popularity
Total Downloads 6,599,752
Downloads Last Week 54
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License Model Free
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Price Free

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