- Easy-to-use and user-friendly! Check out some
- Totally decentralized.
Piolet can't be shutdown.
- The fastest searches, the fastest downloads.
Because of our use of UDP.
- Scalability to give you access to UNLIMITED
amounts of free music and free mp3 downloads.
- All the great features you could ask for: Media
Player, Hot List, Weblinks support, Advanced Search, Multisource and
Autoresumable downloads, Chat, voice Chat, Playlist, and much more!
New version 3.1.1 available!
- Improved, customizable GUI.
- Brand new player, always visible.
- SHA-1 Hashing, (gnutella compatible).
- Better weblink support.
- New playlist manager.
- Select multiple results for download.
- CPU and Memory usage controls.
- Protocol improvements on visibility.
- Global hotlist.
- Search by username.
- Many other misc. bug fixes.
The MP3 format compresses CD-quality songs by a
of 9 to 14, without appreciable quality loss. A 30 megabytes (MB) song
on a CD compresses down to about 3 MB on MP3 file format. This lets you
download MP3 songs in minutes rather than hours, and you can store many
songs on an MP3 player, CD-R, or you own computers hard disk and easily
manage and share your own music collection. MP3 files have the
is Ogg Vorbis?
Ogg Vorbis is a professional, high quality
and streaming technology that aims to replace inferior, proprietary
systems. Developed by the Xiph.org Foundation, Ogg Vorbis is completely
patent-free, and it enjoys the benefits of open source. Ogg Vorbis
files have the extension ".OGG". Piolet shows Ogg files with a yellow
icon, trying to make them more visible to the user.
what's wrong with MP3? Why should Vorbis be used?
Developed in the late 1980s, MP3 was originally
a larger digital video and audio broadcasting project and was never
intended to be used for everyday audio compression. MP3 was not
designed with flexibility in mind, and, thus, is technologically
limited. Ogg files are generally smaller and give greater sound
quality, so you could say that Ogg downloads are "better" than MP3