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KaZaA is a media community, where the community members can share their media files with each other. KaZaA Media Desktop is a full featured peer-to-peer file sharing application.
You can search, download, organise and play your media files (audio, video, images and documents) with it. It has a powerful search engine where you can search on 'meta data' such as categories, artist etc. Search results are grouped together, so the same file will only be displayed once. The application has intelligent download - files will be downloaded from several sources simultaneously thus speeding up the download, and they will be resumed if broken. Kazaa's interface is now available in French, German, and Spanish in addition to English.
Additional third-party applications may be contained within KaZaA's installer file. These additional applications may deliver advertisements, collect information, overlay content or graphics on the Web site you are viewing, or modify your system settings. As always, it is recommended to pay close attention to the options that are presented during the installation process.
- KaZaA's network is a distributed, self-organising network. Neither search requests nor actual downloads pass through any central server. The network is multi-layered, so that more powerful computers get to be search hubs.
- KaZaA uses an Intelligent Downloads system to greatly improve download speed and reliability.
- When files are imported to KaZaA, a variety of Meta Data - information about the content of the file - is automatically extracted which greatly increases the search possibilities and accuracy.