I get that paying $50 for each season of every show you want to watch is a silly, but what's the point of piracy now that the market has much better alternatives?
I had a netflix subscription, it was nice to have any movie at your beck and call with no torrenting.
However, the more I used it, the more I found myself torrenting things because that particular movie or show i wanted to watch wasn't available.
So I canceled my netflix subscription.
It's a nice convenient service, but only if they carry exactly what you like.
Besides, their selection of anime is garbage.
Lets not beat around the bush. We know it's "illegal" and "wrong" to pirate. We know its in bad taste at least. But the idea is there and it isn't going away no matter how much cheaper the cost is. It will always come down to the access to information (software movies and the experience gained through their "consumption")
I would know jack shit about OS X and Windows and Photoshop and After Effects and etc etc if I didn't pirate them. I feel like some companies (adobe) know this already and use it to their advantage.
I'm not going to fucking wait until I get my hands on it by legal ways. If I want to learn or experience something im going to want it the moment I want it.
I agree, but I was really just being factious on the internet.
I'm not supporting the crunchyjew, especially after their Japanese government-sanctioned attempts at DDOSing NyaaTorrents for 2 solid weeks.
>Implying DVDs were ever the main source of revenue for shows.
Networks pay money to show creators to create shows. Networks in turn make money from advertising (traditionally) and subscriptions (in the case of networks like HBO). Services like Netflix bring that model into the modern era. In the last few years, DVD sales and merchandise have just been bonuses for whoever owns the show's copyrights.
lol an internet prepper, thought yall died out with y2k scare
Yeah paying $8 a month shouldn't mean you can own their entire catalogue. My point was that the platform for "a good, hassle-free experience," in watching films is there as the OP suggests, but people keep ranting about it because they want to justify pirating for some reason.
yeah but the google play thing only covers things you've digitally purchased from them right? how's their catalogue? selection is by far the most compelling reason for most folks to pirate
I suppose that's a valid point, some people find it inconvenient to go to the movies. I hope The Interview paves the way for future digital releases, it was nice being able to rent that.
not saying there is, just that on the off chance that op is a market research type, I want him to be properly informed on where digital streaming services fall flat. I get that licensing is an issue but selection is important
Studios give you more of what you pay for. People watching something they like without financially supporting it sends a message to the motion picture industry that they don't want it or anything else like it, so instead they start producing more terrible reality shows.
So it's okay to pirate Dumb and Dumber Too? All pirating is wrong because it is stealing. It's just that none on the internet cares to hear whatever stupid justifications people have for it, at least I don't.
>start producing more terrible reality shows.
are you serious? They already do that out the ass. they make shit movies because their stabbing in the dark with these lowest common denominator movies to get even a margin of profit in anything that'll sell. Bad movies/shows will draw in their own audience, they don't fucking need me to go to mall cop 2 or watch BBT. You are the product being sold.
I pirated D&D2 because I had no interest in getting off my ass and going to see it but I was curious enough to see the quality of the TS if it was "side watchable" (it was not, lost interest and closed it.). No interest in ever going, nothing of value was lost. Try again.
>proprietary shitware to view stream
>can only watch between midnight and 5 am because shitty internet deal and no offline playback
>watch with whatever i want
>watch anytime i want
Well I disagree with that. Money has to flow for the kind of streaming quality I require.
You know what I mean. It had a price that the producer set and you used it without paying that price.
No one gives a fuck why you do it, you can continue to do it if you want, doesn't make it any less wrong.
Check your privilege MPAA scum.
When the MPAA decides my country should get a films release late fuck you i pirate it. When HBO Netflix amazon prime decide they don't want to offer their subscription service to my country fuck you I pirate it.
When it comes to chinese cartoons you're hurting yourself by not pirating, the fansubbing scene is filled with so many elitist autists that the quality is far beyond what any streaming service can provide.
>You know what I mean. It had a price that the producer set and you used it without paying that price.
You mean like if I watched it at a friend's house? Or in a waiting room? Or borrowed it from the library?
So are there any extensions for Firefox that actually work for downloading HULU or Netflix videos? The two flash video downloaders I use can't touch it. Not even RealPlayer (lol) which actually gets some things from news sites that the others don't.
I'm trying to grab a 20/20 episode for my class (classroom wifi sucks) but I'm not yet ready to start trying every shady as fuck program out there.
With what they're doing to NnT they deserve to go out of business.
The only thing they're good for is getting ripped by HS for the people that want fast releases.
I don't like paying for digital media, it's the primary reason I dislike steam. I want a physical copy in my hand if I'm going to pay for something, I have 30 odd Blurays of my favourites I brought when BD started getting popular but I gradually lost interest because I had to wait too long for things to be released onto BD and they were over priced, options for anime are even worse as Japanese BDs are like $80 for two episodes and afaik don't have subs and the localized ones have shitty subs (Some still used yellow subs) and apparently see a decrease in quality.
I just wish DDL was still popular.
Do you realize that a digital movie file can be replicated infinitely at no cost? I wouldn't go into a store and steal a DVD copy of a movie, but I'd sure as fuck download it. It's a file, not a product. You're paying for the fucking privilege of watching it when you could go and buy a real product,
When I can go to a library and anonymously fill up my external drive with whatever media I desire to watch on my offline systems, then I will stop advocating peer to peer file sharing. I reject your use of the word piracy in this context.
I finish work and every show I want to see is already downloaded in HD.
English 1080p movies rated over 7 on IMDb are torrented automatically.
I literally do nothing to access HD content for free these days. Netflix can't and won't compete with a decent RSS set up.
The problem with these film subscription services is that they're not complete libraries, want to watch a film that's already had its blu-ray release? Most of the times you're fucked. Want to watch old favourites like Fight club or Demolition man? Well that's not on Netflix, should have subscribed to something else. The market is getting cluttered with these film subscription services, the problem being they're all trying to get one niche, not having one giant library as a one size fits all. It's a start but by no means a fix for piracy.
I already posted about how Netflix isn't as good as my current set up (even if it were free) so imagine how little I cared when Netflix announced their Australian service is coming and will only be double the price of that in the US with less content available.
Living in Australia without piracy is not an option.
this seems like an amazing project, thanks for sharing this
but i have few questions: i've seen an example on their site for using rlslog for downloading torrents, but isn't that site only for DDL like uploaded? I didn't see any example for TPB,KAT etc
Should work with most rss feeds.
Here is an example of mine that parses tv/ and anime/ to figure out what shows to download and also grabs every first episode of a new series on tokyotosho.info when new seasons start.
I cancelled my Netflix subscription just before the trial ran out.
The library in Germany just plain sucks. This is probably vastly different in the states, but there was not a single occasion where I searched for a specific film and found it. Not once.
I'm going to give Amazon a try, but I'm beginning to feel that streaming/VOD in general just isn't for me