First pirated HD DVD movie hits BitTorrent

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  1. Iria

    Iria New Member

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    Source: Ars Technica
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    The pirates of the world have fired another salvo in their ongoing war with copy protection schemes with the first release of the first full-resolution rip of an HD DVD movie on BitTorrent. The movie, Serenity, was made available as a .EVO file and is playable on most DVD playback software packages such as PowerDVD. The file was encoded in MPEG-4 VC-1 and the resulting file size was a hefty 19.6 GB.
     
  2. germanjulian

    germanjulian Back in London

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    compress this to about 5GB (mpeg4, quicktime, 720p) and we have a winner.... I cannot see people downloading 19.6GB for one movie if they can get 10 divx films.
     
  3. dj_stick

    dj_stick Apple Fanboy?

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    hell, that's my monthly download limit
     
  4. BWX

    BWX get out and ride

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    Well, how can I put this... they already are.
     
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    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    i've seen some King Kong and i think 2 or 3 other movies floating around in HD-DVD format compressed into either DivX HD (at around 12-16gb usually)
     
  6. Trusteft

    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    Waste of space, better buy the disc.
    This's a waste of bandwitdh, even if these 're porn movies.
     
  7. Erroneus

    Erroneus Get off my lawn!

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    This is not for adsl1 users :p
     
  8. ZzzombieBunny

    ZzzombieBunny Cake or Death?

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    Well you know, in some parts of the world people are sitting on 100mb + connections, they could easily download a hd-dvd, as long as the seeder has similar upload capacity. It seems to be a general trend by broadband providers to cap users upload rate to a 1/10 of their download speed. I wonder if that has anything to do with world wide piracy :p
     
  9. nForcer

    nForcer Twice the fun!

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    My god they are so far behind in reporting this. Its not even funny.

    /me goes back to his HD-DVD - BluRay movie collection!
     
  10. The_Neon_Cowboy

    The_Neon_Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    dude this is news? What thie 1 or 2 years after the 1st , try the hundreds? thousnds?
    these guys been sleeping under a rock?

    I know... ;)


    That would negate haveing it in hi res uncompressed format. You take a quaility hit
    why bother with HD if you going to take the qauilty back down to dvd?
     
  11. BWX

    BWX get out and ride

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    To me, moderately compressed HD contents looks much better than uncompressed low res SD DVD content. That's just me though.
     
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    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    Well sure, but compressing an HD-DVD source video into 5gb is cutting it damn close if not right on what an orginal DVD resolution video will look like. It'd be like downloading a high quality DVD, not an HD DVD. (actually it might even look worse if the resolution was kept the same as HD, but just a higher compression to keep it small leading to a rather blotchy nasty video)

    probably if a HD-DVD is say 15gb source, compresssed to 10gb would be probably reasonable.
     
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    BWX get out and ride

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    http://www.mariposahd.tv/episodes

    I dunno how compressed these are, but they look good. I think they compress them though, quite a bit.
    -and yeah I was talking about keeping the same resolution, or it wouldn't even be HD anymore..
     
  14. DudeBoyz

    DudeBoyz banned

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    I love Bit Torrent.

    Yeah, I only really use it to download Linux distros and over-the-air TV shows (those on ABC, CBS, FOX, CW, NBC - they broadcast for FREE in the US), but I totally dig the fact that I can get it that when you stop a download, it can pick right up where it left off - just like the old Zmodem days!

    w00t!
     

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