Popcorn Time - torrents in the 21.1st century
03-11-2014, 02:03 PM,
Post: #1
Popcorn Time - torrents in the 21.1st century
http://getpopcornti.me/

It works as well at the description implies. Full HD movies in seconds, and my connection is not amazing in any way.
03-11-2014, 03:54 PM,
Post: #2
RE: Popcorn Time - torrents in the 21.1st century
It's not popcorn time for me apparently. The file is damaged and my feelings are hurt.
03-11-2014, 04:00 PM,
Post: #3
RE: Popcorn Time - torrents in the 21.1st century
The website is down but here's the download link.

https://mega.co.nz/#!ZE5QxS7I!d3zXX8lLiq...lvdxt8e_9Q
03-12-2014, 02:24 AM,
Post: #4
RE: Popcorn Time - torrents in the 21.1st century
Yeah saw this a week or two ago on Gizmodo iirc. Looks like it is just begging to be shutdown. I also like torrents to be harder to find so as to not be such a target.

Interface looked pretty slick though.
03-12-2014, 02:47 AM,
Post: #5
RE: Popcorn Time - torrents in the 21.1st century
(03-12-2014, 02:24 AM)more or less Wrote: Yeah saw this a week or two ago on Gizmodo iirc. Looks like it is just begging to be shutdown. I also like torrents to be harder to find so as to not be such a target.

Interface looked pretty slick though.

Shut down how exactly?
03-12-2014, 03:14 AM,
Post: #6
RE: Popcorn Time - torrents in the 21.1st century
Oh, you know, piracy. Convenient piracy.
03-12-2014, 03:34 AM, (This post was last modified: 03-12-2014, 03:34 AM by tobobo.)
Post: #7
RE: Popcorn Time - torrents in the 21.1st century
Can you read? I said how, not why. Will the code to the app get removed from Github? Are they going to go after the person uploading the torrents? Are they going to attempt to take down one of the other APIs the service uses?
03-12-2014, 03:38 AM, (This post was last modified: 03-12-2014, 03:58 AM by more or less.)
Post: #8
RE: Popcorn Time - torrents in the 21.1st century
So you are of the opinion that an app that enables copyright infringement isn't going to have issues?

I imagine you have likewise never heard of Napster or Limewire or...

Whatevs bro.
03-12-2014, 03:46 AM, (This post was last modified: 03-12-2014, 03:47 AM by tobobo.)
Post: #9
RE: Popcorn Time - torrents in the 21.1st century
I'm just saying it's hard to shut down something like this. Napster and Limewire were actual companies (or at the very least somewhat centralized), this is open-source software that mostly uses other free tools to accomplish what it does. It's like saying that bittorrent is doing to get shut down.
03-12-2014, 03:55 AM, (This post was last modified: 03-12-2014, 03:55 AM by more or less.)
Post: #10
RE: Popcorn Time - torrents in the 21.1st century
No, it's more like you saying Napster will not get shut down. WHATEVS BRO

All the server aspects imply is jurisdiction, not that piracy is somehow magically legal because it is more or less p2p in its functionality. Just eat your popcorn and time will tell.
03-12-2014, 04:00 AM,
Post: #11
RE: Popcorn Time - torrents in the 21.1st century
I'm not saying it's legal, I'm just saying it's hard to shut down and that you haven't actually proposed a process by which this application could be removed from distribution and have its functionality disrupted.
03-12-2014, 04:06 AM, (This post was last modified: 03-12-2014, 04:07 AM by more or less.)
Post: #12
RE: Popcorn Time - torrents in the 21.1st century
I didn't realize I was supposed to propose a legal strategery that would appeal to your sensibilities.

If you don't think an app makes it easy for a n00b to download what is in the screenshot at the linked isn't going to face some legal challenges, I just really am not going to bother to reason with you at all.

http://gizmodo.com/popcorn-time-lets-you...1535879814
03-12-2014, 04:07 AM,
Post: #13
RE: Popcorn Time - torrents in the 21.1st century
Remember limewire? They were forced to push out an update that secretly had a kill switch.
My logic is infallible. Resistance is futile.
03-12-2014, 04:11 AM, (This post was last modified: 03-12-2014, 04:12 AM by tobobo.)
Post: #14
RE: Popcorn Time - torrents in the 21.1st century
legal challenges to WHO though? both of you are acting like you don't know what open source means.
03-12-2014, 04:14 AM,
Post: #15
RE: Popcorn Time - torrents in the 21.1st century
SO IF ITS OPENSOURCE, IT MAKES PIRACY LEGAL. OK GENIUS.
03-12-2014, 04:15 AM, (This post was last modified: 03-12-2014, 04:16 AM by tobobo.)
Post: #16
RE: Popcorn Time - torrents in the 21.1st century
The only feasible way I think this could get shut down is if it makes the person who's uploading the videos on bittorrent (who has been doing this for some time, already has a reputation, and is probably already a target) gets taken out. I can't imagine that there will be charges brought against each of these 52 developers, who are from several different countries and most of whom haven't written any code that directly facilitates piracy.

https://github.com/popcorn-time/popcorn-...ntributors

(03-12-2014, 04:00 AM)tobobo Wrote: I'm not saying it's legal

(03-12-2014, 04:14 AM)more or less Wrote: SO IF ITS OPENSOURCE, IT MAKES PIRACY LEGAL. OK GENIUS.

okay, co-genius, so why does bittorrent still exist?
03-12-2014, 05:18 AM,
Post: #17
RE: Popcorn Time - torrents in the 21.1st century
Maybe when you get older you be able to discern between a form of technology, and a piece of software.

Been using Napster much lately?
03-12-2014, 05:40 AM,
Post: #18
RE: Popcorn Time - torrents in the 21.1st century
very interesting. your link and the interstitial link on the website takes you to this domain

https://mega.co.nz

so I'm guessing this is kim dotcom's new thing.
03-12-2014, 05:50 AM, (This post was last modified: 03-12-2014, 05:52 AM by tobobo.)
Post: #19
RE: Popcorn Time - torrents in the 21.1st century
(03-12-2014, 05:40 AM)more or less Wrote: very interesting. your link and the interstitial link on the website takes you to this domain

https://mega.co.nz

so I'm guessing this is kim dotcom's new thing.

Okay I had my suspicions, but you just outed yourself as clueless in this context.

(03-12-2014, 05:18 AM)more or less Wrote: Maybe when you get older you be able to discern between a form of technology, and a piece of software.

Been using Napster much lately?

This software uses the bitcoin protocol as well as RSS and JSON APIs to accomplish what it does. It's a proof of concept that can be replicated by anyone with access to free tools.
03-12-2014, 05:58 AM,
Post: #20
RE: Popcorn Time - torrents in the 21.1st century
Yes, so I have you down as for believing MEGAUPLOAD V 2.0 FOREVA

WHATEVS BRO

If this gets YIFY/YTS shutdown I will blame you. BECAUSE I SAID SO
03-12-2014, 06:12 AM, (This post was last modified: 03-12-2014, 06:13 AM by tobobo.)
Post: #21
RE: Popcorn Time - torrents in the 21.1st century
nah blame lies squarely with TIME MAGAZINE

http://time.com/18867/popcorn-time-is-so...its-scary/

I'm not necessarily a megaupload believer but if you don't know about mega then you're not paying attention.

ROLLBACK TRANSACTION

ROLLBACK TRANSACTION
03-12-2014, 06:44 AM,
Post: #22
RE: Popcorn Time - torrents in the 21.1st century
I don't "know about mega" because I use u-torrent, an IP list blocker client, and I know where the force packet encryption settings are and why I'd want to use them.

ENJOY UR POPCORN
03-12-2014, 10:20 AM,
Post: #23
RE: Popcorn Time - torrents in the 21.1st century
they'll shut it down the same way as always. seeking, identifying, and threatening to sue uploaders.
bedstuy Wrote:mocking a pair of $500 jeans is a form of class warfare... why do you hate my social status?
03-12-2014, 11:13 AM,
Post: #24
RE: Popcorn Time - torrents in the 21.1st century
I tried it. My internet connection is too crappy.
Clubbie
03-17-2014, 09:09 AM,
Post: #25
RE: Popcorn Time - torrents in the 21.1st century
The original creators gave up on the project after too much media attention.

SURPRISE! it's back.

https://github.com/Yify/popcorn-app/rele...0.2.7-beta


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