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heckthepolice wrote (edited )

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throwaway wrote (edited )

It already exists: https://www.popcorn-time.to/

It works exactly like Netflix, except when you hit play, it torrents the movie and download it while you watch. Essentially, it's a torrent client with a very fancy UI and a neat search system.

e: As a bonus, it's licensed under GPL V3.

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TheLegendaryBirdMonster wrote (edited )

I use https://popcorntime.sh/ as recommended by the subreddit.

do you have any idea which is better between yours and mine?

hmm, looks like the .sh one doesnt have accessible source code?

I'll try switching to the .to popcorntime..

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throwaway wrote (edited )

There must be some advantages to .sh since it's recommended in the sub, but I'll go with the FOSS solution without a doubt.

e: The source code for .sh can be found here: https://github.com/popcorn-official/, it claims to be FOSS, but there's some minor copyright limitations. Not a big deal. Go with whatever you want, they're essentially the same.

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PerfectSociety wrote

It says in the link that it has a built-in VPN. So then can I just start using it without downloading or setting up a VPN separately?

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throwaway wrote

It's a paid VPN as far as i remember (I'm not certain, you should check it yourself).

... but VPN isn't a must in most countries. I've been pirating tons and tons of stuff (about three movies a week for five years) and I've only gotten one letter from a law firm telling me to pay them some minor fee. I never paid, and they never followed up on it.

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GaldraChevaliere wrote

I mean, torrent shit. But I kinda want to find some independent filmmakers now.

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ziq wrote (edited )

If you mean illegal streaming, that does exist. Kodi boxes have servers with thousands of hours of pirated video to choose from. I set one up for my mother.

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ziq wrote

But the anarchist solution is to make your own server with your own video library (downloaded from torrents, newsbin and filelockers) using Kodi or Plex or emby. With Plex you can even share your library with people that aren't on your home network by letting them remotely log into your server.

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PerfectSociety wrote

With Plex you can even share your library with people that aren't on your home network by letting them remotely log into your server.

That sounds awesome.

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TheLegendaryBirdMonster wrote

https://popcorntime.sh/ its torrents so use a VPN.

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PerfectSociety wrote (edited )

What VPN would you recommend? This stuff is all really new to me :)

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TheLegendaryBirdMonster wrote (edited )

I use PrivateInternetAcess. they are fast enough for me, cheap, and they donate to free software (krita)..

You don't want them if you're doing highly illegal stuff (that would put you in prison if found out) bc their headquarters are in the US so they could be pressured by the NSA to out you. It's never happened yet but is still a concern.

I only use it to download torrents and sometimes browse raddle so it isnt a concern for me.

other cheep VPN is nordvpn but they are less cool. I recommend you to use on of the many VPN comparators to choose yours :)

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edmund_the_destroyer wrote

I think the better anarchist solution is peer to peer video hosting network with shows under a Creative Commons or similar license. Video production tools are getting cheaper as time goes by, so why play ball with HBO and Game of Thrones (or equivalent) if there is a series just as good that's not backed by ScruUall Megacorps Inc.

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selver wrote

I think it'd get shut down too quickly, or it'd be too expensive to run.

Torrents are better anyway.

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culprit wrote

zooqle.com and eztv.ag provide pretty good options for many programs and films is a very simple interface as long as you can use bit torrent and a vpn if your ISP cares.