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i haz title: speed-g-dof
written by Speeder on May 25, 2014 05:15

I heard about PopCorn time when it was raging, and then dead, and then raging again...

Well, I decided to play with it a little bit... It is amazing, the thing is better than Netflix!

I wonder how they did it...

I mean, I know it is open source, but I probably don't know the necessary knowledge to understand the protocol and networking related parts.
written by Cryoburner on May 25, 2014 22:29
Soo... A Netflix clone for pirating movies? I guess they did it by not having to pay for any content, or servers, or anything. It's not exactly fair to say it's "better than Netflix" when services like Netflix actually have to get their content the legitimate way. As for how it works, it sounds like it's just a Torrent client combined with a media player and a fancy interface.

Seeing as it's intended to make things easy for common users, I suspect it will go the way of Napster before long. Or if it becomes popular enough, it will just encourage countries to allow media companies to pay ISPs for fast streaming speeds, while for everything else you'll be stuck with slow speeds or limited bandwidth that will make it difficult to stream HD video from unauthorized sources.
i haz title: speed-g-dof
written by Speeder on May 26, 2014 00:17
Better than Netflix I mean...

First the client is really well done, the interface is good, and solid, and works (I used my Netflix account on several devices, and the interface frequently breaks down in some way or another).

Also the streaming is more stable... But used other torrent streaming stuff before, and they always ended sucking, and this is why it impressed me, it is something I had not seen done before.
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