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Old 2002-08-25, 11:33 AM   #101
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Matrix, I have a question for you. Do you have the episodes in any of the series in other format other than Real Videos that are posted now ? Aside from the G1 that are now in DIVX. But I believe 320*240 video side might not be as good as a 640*480 videos. That is what Brendan is exploring.
 
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Old 2002-08-29, 01:08 PM   #102
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I have some of the eps other than G1 in other formats than Real or DIVX, I'll get them onto DC when I get back from Uni.

Also I don't know about anywhere else, but I do know that it is actually illegal to tape shows off free to air TV full stop. It's just that way back in the 80's so many people were doing it that it just would have been impossible to stop people/ prosecute them. I'm 99% this is the case in Canada/America too if you dig up some legal matter.
 
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Old 2002-08-29, 10:29 PM   #103
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Matrix, I have a question for you. Do you have the episodes in any of the series in other format other than Real Videos that are posted now ? Aside from the G1 that are now in DIVX. But I believe 320*240 video side might not be as good as a 640*480 videos. That is what Brendan is exploring.
I fail to see relevence here. Even assuming the series do end up being posted here in higher quality and better resloution, they will eventually find their way to places like Direct Connect where they will still be freely accessible if I wanted to download them.

However, seeing that I have the episodes already, which is my only concern, I probably won't download them unless something happens to the versions I currently have on CD. I only need one copy, after all.

And to answer your question, the episodes of all three series posted here were all, with the exception of The Rebirth, downloaded from this website. It still makes no difference to me as to whether or not I would pay for the content. In the hypothetical situation of my needing to replace the copies I have, I could always find the new versions availiable elsewhere. It may take a little longer, but it can be done.
 

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Old 2002-08-31, 03:37 AM   #104
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Restricting the eps to a pay site would be OK, as I think most of the people who download the eps have low-quality versions. Higher res ones would get some $$, until they are available on KaZaA, or some other place. However, if you dropped the eps altogether, and replaced them with UK comics, I wouldn't be upset. Would that be feasable?
 
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Old 2002-08-31, 11:47 PM   #105
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I think the relevant point has been overlooked by most of the responses here.

Brendan is not asking you to pay for the episodes to purchase them, he is asking you to pay for the bandwidth it takes to transfer them. Bandwidth is a commodity, and very expensive at that.

Now for those of us who downloaded from him, the idea of a free server was nice in the beginning when I first started coming here 2 years ago, but this place has grown, and has a lot of users, and I am sure there are guys like me who downloaded for 6 months or so before even cking out the forum board.
 
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Old 2002-09-09, 11:36 PM   #106
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I would pay as long as it was a small fee that I could afford. As for copying from free tv it is legal and illegal. You can copy episodes of free tv to different types of formats, but there is usually a specified amount of time you can keep it to watch before you must delete it. If you go over this set period then it enters the realms of video piracy.
 
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Old 2002-09-13, 09:39 PM   #107
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To be honest, although I do apreciate this site, I would not pay for it. As long as there is hope that I could get the files from elsewhere, I couldnīt convince myself to pay for.

My recommendation would be to reduce the amount of files even further - drop down to one file per show and time interval but raise quality(say, 100 mb per file DiVX?). As long as itīs free, people will accept waiting - or try to find it elsewhere.
Reducing the quality surely is no option, it is low enough already.(I donīt want to sound ungraceful, but it is.)

I wouldnīt mind a few pop-ups if that helps you. As long as I see the justification, I have no problem with them. You could add hundreds of banners IMHO, the site is worth accepting the annoyance.

Well, thatīs my opinion on this - Iīve been loading a long time now, and I intend to do so further - as long as itīs free.
 
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Old 2002-09-16, 12:00 PM   #108
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I think that no enough people would pay for it to be worth while......maybe if you had a small number of episodes (say one or two per series) and rotated them regularly (say every three or four days)......that would mean that you could pay for a smaller server and still keep the ep's up

If you charged for the Board then i wouldn't use it
 
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Old 2002-09-16, 03:52 PM   #109
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I would pay as long as it wasn’t huge sums of money, Ģ30 – Ģ40 per year or something like that. As to rotating them faster or making them bigger, no way, us poor sods with 56k modems have to download all day all night as it is to download all the episodes, (14 days is near perfect btw) also about 1 HUGE episodes per rotation, I for one would go insane, fast. As it stands there are 98 episodes of G1, spread over 14 day periods with 3 episodes per rotation = 98/3*14 = 458 (457.333… to be exact) that’s 1 year 93 days. Quite long enough in my book.

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Old 2002-09-18, 04:31 PM   #110
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I ...and rotated them regularly (say every three or four days...
Thatīs way to fast - Iīve got ADSL and wouldnīt be able to download everything. Also, the server usage would go up, because everyone would try to get the files ASAP.
14 days are perfect, but maybe less files - only one per intervall.
 
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Old 2002-10-18, 11:59 PM   #111
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Personally, I think ur income would actually go down if u started making it a pay site. (Assuming u still removed tf eps). Simply because,

A: If forums were pay... there would be very few people there, especially since most people who psot a lot probly have all eps they need, and the less people there, the less people will pay to go there, so even less people will be there.... eventually i think it would become, essentially, empty.

b. If eps were pay, well, most people who just casually find site would probly rather just find some other site to get from, or get eps from kazaa or something, rather than pay to get just a couple episodes.

c. Amount of hits to banners and such would likely go down a lot, as less people went to site.

Yeah, you would save money, but u would probly save a lot more money if u simply took eps off the air, rather than drive away the casual people who browse through site.

oh ya, b4 i forget, also, theres a good amount of people on this site who dont either have a pypal accnt, or have a credit card, so couldnt pay, not to mention the younger teens and stuff (like me), likely dont have a spare 10$ a month to spend to d/load a couple eps. (For instance, tho i have a good amnt of money, i usually end up with around 6 dollars at end of month from buying stuff, plus i dont have a cred card.

So, although paying is almost a good idea, in reality, i dont think it would do much, except empty forums (assuming they were pay), and drive away casual tf fans and noobies.

Note: This is just my opinion, dont take too seriously or anything, heck, ive been gone for a long time anyways.
Besides, no one ever takes "Peace" seriously (or at least people in games and on AIM and stuff that know me well enuf to call me "Peace" dont take me too seriously. unless i say im mad. then they disconect from internet, shut down computers, change phone number, and run to the moon (like i said, dont take me seriously
 
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Old 2002-12-05, 07:26 PM   #112
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I don't know if anyone has checked e bay lately ...they are selling vcd's and rm cd etc.... they downloaded it for free and now they want money for it
that's just lame !

the point is archive trying to give you an alternative paying for download isn't a bad thing if it whas paying for the eps then yea there from a free to air source unless he puts em on cd's then paying for the cd's is normal

i think does enough for the tf community and why should he pay ..for mostly leechers that only want the eps and keep complaining about paying a small fee ! try direct connect ...
still = free

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Old 2002-12-05, 07:32 PM   #113
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i think does enough for the tf community and why should he pay ..for mostly leechers that only want the eps and keep complaining about paying a small fee ! try direct connect ...
still = free

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Old 2002-12-06, 04:42 AM   #114
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Yeah Rodimus, what is up with you saying Auros has kiddy porn?

I don't get it, I don't believe you, and I want some evidence, otherwise I think you should be rousted out.

Matter of fact, I know you are a liar, and I think you should be banned not only from DC Hub, but from here as well.
 
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Old 2002-12-06, 08:19 AM   #115
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Now now, dont have to be dragging this all over the place, TFA's already been notified of this....
 
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Old 2002-12-06, 01:02 PM   #116
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Now now, dont have to be dragging this all over the place, TFA's already been notified of this....
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Old 2002-12-06, 10:29 PM   #117
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No, the world hasnt gone mad, ive just become....sane....

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Old 2002-12-06, 10:44 PM   #118
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