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riccardo
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Lol, there are torrents for cracked photoshop versions which work. Adobe is fucking extortion.

@nutomic
admin
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Jokes on you, I can download a movie torrent within 10 minutes max. With much better quality than Netflix.

riccardo
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God bless torrents and the people who seed them

ghost laptop
mod
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are you in some private torrent?

@nutomic
admin
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No, just pirate bay is usually quite good.

@not_a_cop
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avoid tpb. use something like 1337x and rarbg. Awesome-piracy is a list of websites considered good for piracy. it’s on github and written by mod of r/piracy(reddit)

@nutomic
admin
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Whats wrong with tpb?

ghost laptop
mod
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AFAIK the only reasons why I wouldn’t use TPB is because it is more likely there to be viruses since uploads are not curated and they used to have a cryptocurrency miner.

@nutomic
admin
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Thats only a concern with games or software, not movies etc.

ghost laptop
mod
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I think you could experience some virus in a film or music, but I agree it will be more rare. Still I use them, too.

They charge extra just for High Definition and that takes the piss.

riccardo
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This hypothetical situation will haunt me for the rest of my life. I already can’t watch Netflix because I don’t own a smart TV and my phone doesn’t pass SafetyNet so Netflix refuses to open. In this situation I would whip out some of my external drives and we would have to pick one of the movies I’ve already downloaded from a csv file, and hopefully one that is not h265 encoded otherwise my laptop would stutter all the time. Oh my god I feel extremely uncomfortable if I think about this

Raspberry Pi 4 with Kodi installed hooked into your tv. Install samba on your laptop and share movies, load this share into Kodi. Now you have open source and local Netflix, you’re welcome.

riccardo
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I’ve actually used this setup for a while (but not with samba, I simply plugged my drives to an usb hub). The only issue is that my pi3 + kodi cannot play 4K movies (it would simply freeze, as far as I know the pi3 cannot play 4K files properly (was it 4K files or x265 encoded files? I don’t remember)). Another issue I’ve run into is that for some reasons, the voice track volume was always extremely low. It’s been two years now, I would like to try to set it up again and see if now it works better. Anyway at some point I decided to dismiss the whole thing and now I simply plug my laptop to the tv. I figured MPV properly plays x265 files

Another issue I’ve run into is that for some reasons, the voice track volume was always extremely low.

VLC media player (I’m assuming that this was the application you used) has the default volume set at 100%. What is not immediately apparent is that the maximum volume is in fact 200%, not 100%. Or in other words, half it’s advertised volume. I don’t know who the hell thought up the idea to implement that, but it is a very stupid one. On Android and iOS (perhaps also Windows/OSX/Linux too) you have to go into the settings to enable the full volume.

I currently use a Raspberry Pi 3B (not plus, I think) with SAMBA on my LAN with no visible problems. I’ve never used Kodi, I just put downloaded files from torrents onto my RPi from my desktop PC.

I don’t know if the issue is with Kodi, or if it is from a possible bottleneck from reading data from the external drives, and going through a hub. I’ve just been putting the data onto a 128GB microSD card containing the OS. The medium did cost me a fair bit back in 2018 (£28.50, almost as much as the raspberry pi itself, excluding accessories). In 2021, you can get roughly the same thing I bought in 2018 for £15, or instead, a 256GB (100MB/s) microSD card for £35 - on Amazon (don’t use that though).

However it is still dwarfed by my Netflix bill of £5.99/month over 43 months, adding to a total of £257.57. All for something intangible that I didn’t need to use. In perspective though, my VPN subscription is €5, which I need to access torrent sites, however I’m happy paying that, even if it does add up to hundreds over years. I hope I never sink in another £5.99, especially post-“Cuties”.

riccardo
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VLC media player (I’m assuming that this was the application you used)

Nope I was talking about playing medias using Kodi - I never tried to play something on that raspberry using someting else, also because it was running on LibreELEC and I’m not sure there’s a way to use it as a desktop os

I don’t know if the issue is with Kodi, or if it is from a possible bottleneck from reading data from the external drives, and going through a hub

The bottleneck was most likely the hardware being not really meant to be a media server. Playing x265-encoded videos was pretty laggish, but their size is generally smaller than the same exact file but encoded in x264 (which played fine)

In perspective though, my VPN subscription is €5, which I need to access torrent sites, however I’m happy paying that, even if it does add up to hundreds over years. I hope I never sink in another £5.99, especially post-“Cuties”

This is an interesting perspective, I never thought about that in this way. I’m too paying a subscription to a vpn just so I can torrent behind a vpn, I’m basically paying a monthly bill to watch whatever I can torrent lol

ghost laptop
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If you want to use a VPN only to download torrents isnt it better to pay for a Seedbox?

riccardo
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I don’t know what a seedbox is :thinking face: I will look it up

My current torrent setup is a raspberry pi with qbittorrent installed and a 1TB drive where to store ongoing and completed downloads. The VPN subscriptions is 4€/month

Edit: one thing I love about my current setup is that I’m running a Telegram bot on the raspberry that notifies me when a torrent finishes to download, it also allows me to remotely add torrent files/magnets just by sending the file/url, and quite many other stuff. I mostly use it to keep an eye on the downloads queue since from mobile it isn’t as cumbersome as a web UI and I can use it from any device. I wonder if it would be possible to run it on a seedbox. As far as I’ve been able to see, most seedbox use Deluge as torrent client, which means I would have to rewrite it entirely to use its API. Hmmm. I will think if it’s worth the effort

ghost laptop
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I imagine you could make it work on Deluge and/or also there must be a Seedbox that allows qBittorrent.

You could be like me, who bites the bullet and subrscribes to Netflix, but connects exclusively via an open-source Kodi add-on, which only works about 90% of the time, lmao

Your free-software Kodi addon lets Netflix execute non-free software in the form of DRM. This is unfortunately required to watch Netflix.

I don’t have this problem when DDL/torrent-ing netflix shows :D

I didn’t say it was ideal. It’s better than using the proprietary malware/app on any of my devices though.

I just don’t have the storage to torrent everything I want to watch, unfortunately.

ghost laptop
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this is me ;_;

samuraikid
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Little by little the world will become less blinded

@cruon
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This is a copypasta from 2016

poVoq
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It helps finding the truly good ones… cringes in forever alone mode

@Reaton
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I think I’m losing my memory because I don’t remember posting this at all :$

@linkert
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Lol :)

@priy
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I got ur, we’re the same. For using YouTube, try Newpipe. For Netflix, you have torrents and telegram 😁. Even I’m into open source stuff these days and I suggest them, but very few of them car. Remember, if the person doesn’t know tech, it’s a sure denial.

QuentinCallaghan
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Just in case anyone misunderstands, this is not written by me. It’s from 4chan.

Just stream via your VPN like normal people do.

So i was expecting a lot of counter-arguments but found none??? Is this incel-town???

TLDR: MUST WATCH Contrapoint’s video on Incels

Here’s a few arguments:

  • free-software enthusiasm is not inherently masculine ; lots of girls and enbies do torrents and hardcore GNU/stuff, too
  • you don’t have to find specifically a “girl” to loose your virginity, though male-based heterosexuality is implied here
  • you don’t need to loose your virginity to develop meaningful relationships with people, and you don’t need to develop meaningful relationships to loose your virginity (plenty of people who have sex have no idea what it’s like to feel/love for someone, not sure they’re having a much better time)
  • having ethical/political debates can be a turn-on, but usually not right at the precise instant someone asks you “out” on movie night ; you can politely/excitedly accept the invitation, then move on to mention it won’t be a Netflix thing though
  • you could silently disregard the ethical question about Netflix, and download seasons and seasons of Netflix series in advance before your friend comes over
  • statistically, people concerned about software freedom are a minority within the minority, so it’s very unlikely you’ll meet like-minded people at school
  • throughout life, you can and probably should make some compromises (unless they’re reactionary bigots) ; i mean if every one is as intransigent as you are about their issue of choice, then communication becomes impossible
QuentinCallaghan
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While you have good points and Contrapoints’s video is brilliant, this is a copypasta from 2016

@daojones
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  • It’s hard to find anyone who goes to this lengths to support free software
  • OP is clearly interested in women
  • lose* i think you are projecting on the virginity thing, op simply said “find a girl”
  • op said they can’t text, use netflix, or youtube, not so much a debate there
  • good idea
  • correct
  • reactionary bigot is definitely a value judgement but ok
@ConfusedApple
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riccardo
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