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rob9 1 point ago +1 / -0

It is usually faster and/or better quality and I actually like that I upload and share stuff myself. Being a bit of a "screw the big media moguls pirate" and all that jazz.

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maleitch 1 point ago +1 / -0

Again, streaming accomplishes the same "pirate" goals. You are being tracked using torrent, even with VPN. I use torrent as well, but I am convinced when it comes to movies most of you just torrent because that is just the way you have done it for ten years.

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Neutral_admin 3 points ago +3 / -0

Torrents have better quality files.

I didn't pay 2100$ for a 65" OLED so I could watch compression artifacts

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Cyer6 1 point ago +1 / -0

This. I only use a Plex server with a big hard drive. I just keep good movies and a couple of older series that I will re-watch. I have a good home theater and want high quality files that are at least coded in 5.1 surround.

I could care less about streaming TV shows or anything that's current from the MSM. Just great movies that may be old or recently released. The rest of my TV viewing comes mostly from free streaming services like PlutoTV, Tubi, IMDB and sources like that.

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rob9 1 point ago +1 / -0

Again, streaming accomplishes the same "pirate" goals

How? Someone creates a site, you stream/download the content. You do nothing but consume the content and are completely dependent on the link site and the file hoster.

Torrenting (if you are a decent human being and keep your ratios up) shares the content, you are a part of keeping it available and thus you are entitled to wear an eye patch.

I use torrent as well, but I am convinced when it comes to movies most of you just torrent because that is just the way you have done it for ten years.

With a (trusted) VPN you should be good. Or I personally use a seedbox.

And like I said, even if we forget the philosophical stuff, Torrents usually have way better quality and speed.

Back when I was streaming content both were horrible on the sites I used. Unless someone was hosting on mega, where speeds where great, but you had to download which kind of destroys the convenience so you can just torrent at that point.