Thursday, March 1st 2007

Official BitTorrent download service under fire

Some people at the BitTorrent Entertainment Network didn't do their homework properly it appears. The guys at ArsTechnica have a report about their first look at it and to sum it up, it doesn't sound very convincing.
That you must have Windows Mediaplayer 10 installed is clearly visible from the System Requirements guide. But with WMP 11 it was not possible to play the file (though the guide states 'Windows Media Player 10 or higher'). Before that happened BitTorrent refused to recognize his PC, starting the download from a Mac was not an issue. But you have to know that playing it on the Mac is not supported at the moment.
The good news is that the downloads were quite fast (for example: a 485MB file in around 25 minutes), the audio-visual quality of the movies being good and two of four Torrents worked flawlessly.Source: ArsTechnica
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6 Comments on Official BitTorrent download service under fire

#1
Alec§taar
by: Bastieeeh
The guys at ArsTechnica have a report about their first look at it and to sum it up, it doesn't sound very convincing.
Coming from THEM? LOL... how could it be??

("Ambulance chasers @ best", shockingly LIMITED range of skills in 90% of them...)

Some folks that have gone there I have to respect though, even if I don't mesh well w/ him...

(1 in particular, JEH, but that is ABOUT it).

:)

* Yes, I don't LIKE them very much, can't you tell?

APK

P.S.=> Don't take that TOO seriously, it's NOT about all of them... just a select few who have given me a lot of guff (and amusement @ the same time) over the past 5 yrs. now... lol! apk
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#2
Scavar
I didn't know there was an offical BT download anything. What exactly is that doesn't work?
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#3
XooM
its yet another crappy movie download service and everybody was saddened; we hoped the bittorrenters could pull together a system worth a damn, but oh well... No reward for seeding? stupidly high prices? screw that.
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#4
BXtreme
do torrents decrease quality ?
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#5
Scavar
Not in anyway that I know of. Quality should be the same. That's why I as a little confused by this. It must be how they are protecting it or whatever?
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#6
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Basically its taking the underground pirateers and making them legit covers upground :) :toast:
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