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Amazon Dispute Now Making Movies Harder To Order

chmilar Re:I have preordered the torrent (210 comments)

The point is that all of this squabbling is making the torrent the easiest, quickest, most convenient, and most reliable way to obtain the product. (Not to mention the torrent file will not be crippled with DRM.)

If the legitimate vendors hope to compete with torrents, they have to beat torrents at everything. On top of that, the price has to be something that seems "reasonable" to the purchaser. Failure to achieve this makes torrents more attractive to more people.

about 3 months ago

Amazon Dispute Now Making Movies Harder To Order

chmilar I have preordered the torrent (210 comments)

Fortunately, torrents are not subject to contract disputes.

Amazon, Warner, Hachette and others seem determined to drive everyone to torrents.

about 3 months ago

Santorum Calls Democrats 'Anti-Science'

chmilar What is Santorum's definition of science? (1237 comments)

To begin: I would like to hear Santorum's definition of "science". How would he describe science, its methods, and its purpose? That should be good for a few yuks.

His opinion might fit perfectly with his understanding of science.

more than 2 years ago

Video Appliance For a Large Library On a Network?

chmilar SageTV + Media Extender (516 comments)

I have been using SageTV and their Media Extenders for a couple of years now, and I am very happy with it.

The basics:

1) You set up a "server" PC loaded with hard drives and tuner/capture cards, running the SageTV software.

2) At the TV, you connect a small, low-power Media Extender, which presents an identical user interface to the SageTV software.

I am using this to record broadcast TV from an antenna, watch DVD and Blu-ray rips, and (with the addition of PlayOn) watch Hulu and Comedy Central streaming.

Their website:

I used to use MythTV, and I find that SageTV has pretty much identical functionality, but I could remove a computer from the living room and use the small extender device instead.

about 4 years ago

The One-Use, Self-Destructing DVD Returns

chmilar FleXPlaY codec? (561 comments)

So, when Flexplay fails, will we get a FleXPlaY codec to memorialize it?

more than 6 years ago


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