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A Sellout is a Sellout is a Sellout
quote:Blah Cohen blah. Cohen Cohen blah blah blah. Who cares. All I hear is Cohen is a sell out. Period. DRM will be the death of BT no matter how many coats of sugar are applied to fool everyone into thinking DRM is good for consumers.
Somewhere Bram Cohen is annoyed...
Re: A Sellout is a Sellout is a Sellout There is a program that you can download and remove the DRM from many files especially music download services. Even works for video
all you do is download what you want open it inside this program and it re-records it into another file and strips the DRM off it. Plays like it normally would no loss in sound or video and can be burned or uploaded to any portable device.
Re: A Sellout is a Sellout is a Sellout Good point. If it's convenient, they will pay for it. iTunes is the killer app that makes the iPod even better then it is. iTunes is convenient, easy to use and it does pod-casts or net-casts if you prefer.
For a BitTorrent Video site, I think if it's the only FAST service that can download at an acceptable rate, then it has a better chance then others. It also needs to be user friendly and it need to be HIGH DEFINITION. Not only could it beat other on-line video sites, but it could even hurt/beat HD-DVD or BlueRay....
As for the DRM, well it's obviously a noble cause to protect the author's interests but it also shouldn't stand in the way of the paying customer to actually use the media. When I say paying customer, I mean payed once! If the DRM doesn't restrict me to play it on my TV, PC, portable media player or mobile phone... the DRM is no longer a problem and just fades into the back-ground!
Even encrypted bittorrent can't end throttling by ISPs
Unlike the official Bit Torrent client, Azureus uses encryption to get around ISPs that throttle the application to conserve bandwidth. It would be painfully ironic for ISPs to throttle the official Bit Torrent video store while a competitor's traffic gets through because they used a solution Cohen never approved of. It seems that even encryption hasn't prevented determined ISP's from blocking bittorrent traffic. See this on Cogeco & Rogers in Canada:
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Re: Even encrypted bittorrent can't end throttling by ISPs
said by rogersuser :You have to love anonymous posters who don't know what they are talking about.
Umm, I read those threads, and those are morons. Rogers is NOT throttling the encrypted traffic. PERIOD. By definition, you CAN'T throttle encrypted traffic, because the traffic CANNOT BE ANALYZED. The people who are experiencing the 'slowdowns' haven't set their computers up correctly. With the right client (i.e. utorrent), you can ensure 100% of your traffic is encrypted, and the ISP is incapable of throttling that traffic. The ONLY thing the ISP 'could' do is throttle a port to a maximum speed, say 50Kb. However, that would limit EVERY application to 50Kb, and the end result would be you are paying for a 50Kb connection.
The appliances some ISPs use can and do identify encrypted BT. Suggest you read up on how these devices work, how encrypted BT works and then you'll be able to figure out how.