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[-] [email protected] 5 points 2 months ago

What a mystery this is

[-] [email protected] 8 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

Most of this sits squarely on Netflix's fault. I had stopped torrenting when I started with netflix, but their sheer stupidity between the password sharing and constantly taking down titles, not to mention the fact the rest of the industry is going copying them has pushed me to setup a plex server and share between my friends. Yarr... Ye gang be back me maytees!

EDIT: Fucking LOL, Hulu just emailed me this...

[-] [email protected] 3 points 2 months ago

Funny definition of 'agreement'

[-] [email protected] 16 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

Wow! It's almost as if greed and hubris caused all the media companies to split everything up so they wouldn't have to share with netflix and now no one can keep track of which services are hosting what shows in which countries.

So learning how to pirate things and paying for a VPN that won't snitch is easier than paying for a dozen different streaming services in addition to your internet connection.

MULLVAD! ProtonVPN! QBITTORRENT! POPCORN-TIME! KASPERSKY!

Sorry...I have Tourette's syndrome. FUCKING QUANTUM RESISTANT ENCRYPTION WITH MULLVAD! PORT FORWARDING OFF WITH PROTON! Sorry...I meant to say that piracy is immoral and wrong! How are billionaires supposed to afford their diamond studded, solid gold toilets or their giant mansions on huge plots of land if we pirate things?!

[-] [email protected] 2 points 2 months ago

Just saw a billionare in a mall asking for spare change cause i pirated his movies

[-] [email protected] 1 points 2 months ago

OH MY GOD! THE HORROR! WON'T SOMEONE THINK OF THE BILLIONAIRES!? They worked hard to stomp on people to get to where they are!

[-] [email protected] 2 points 2 months ago

Cracking up laughing. This post literally just made my day

[-] [email protected] 5 points 2 months ago

Netflix is getting worse month after month. Same for the streaming market as a whole. Much worse service than before, no accountability for failures on their part. I would gladly pay >15€ every month if I had at least FHD, no ads, all series / animes (excluding very nice ones ). Some months ago I did an experiment: subscribe to Netflix + Disney + hbo. I still had to torrent in order to get some content (not niche stuff) and good quality. If piracy is increasing, the culpability is also on streaming services. People are fed up of being stomped on

[-] [email protected] 18 points 2 months ago

The thing is that we need an class action Anti-Competitive lawsuit that says that streaming providers are not allowed to only host shows on their own platform and need to "sell themselves" their shows at the same price as they sell to others in pay-per-view terms. That way all streaming providers can host all shows and everyone gets theirs.

It'll also bring out other streaming services that specialise in low-volume purchases with an a-la-carte payment model.

All shows on every platform should be the standard and subscriptions should focus on packaging it into "100/200/1000" views per month, SD/HD/4K model just like Internet service providers do.

Rip not going to see that before I die so that's the pirates life for me. 🦜🏴‍☠️

[-] [email protected] 1 points 2 months ago

“sell themselves” their shows at the same price as they sell to others in pay-per-view terms.

Pay-per-view is terrible. Flat rate is better. Flat rate for unlimited everything.

[-] [email protected] 0 points 2 months ago

That depends on how much you watch. People with 2 under 3 year old kids sometimes only watch 3 hours a week TV and would definitely benefit from it.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 2 months ago

flat rate for unlimited everything is the only correct way to go.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 2 months ago

Or split them so show/movie makers and streaming platforms are completely separate entities.

I can accept that movies need the cinema to survive with their bloated budgets and wage bills. And once it's done there, go to physical/buying, and then streaming maybe.

But otherwise yeah, if it's streaming somewhere it should be streaming everywhere and not disappear.

[-] [email protected] 17 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

I wouldn't mind paying for netflix if I didn't have to pay extra to not get ads, and if I didn't have to use a "smart" tv to actually get uhd, and if I trusted them with the data that they would get from that tv, and if I could share my account with my family in different cities, and if they had shows I actually wanted to watch and probably some other stuff too, but i stopped caring.

[-] [email protected] 13 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)
[-] [email protected] 9 points 2 months ago

CuriosityStream: “In light of the compelling consumer proposition, piracy services are subject to rapid global growth”

They really are just copying this statement lmao, I actually did try to find their content elsewhere since there's no way I'm paying for a streaming in USD, but couldn't, don't remember which documentary it was.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 2 months ago

Just finished the James Burke "Connections" reboot on Curiousity. It will probably be the last thing I watch as a subscriber.

The last few years have been nothing but price hikes, fragmentation, and reduced offerings among the streaming services.

I'll pay for a seedbox again before I pay for another streaming service.

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