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I'd call that reasonably anonymous. Pay attention to the TLD, because it might be against ToS to register some of them anonymously (mostly ccTLDs). There's plenty that don't have such restrictions.
Have a backup plan ready for when you get taken down.
I like njalla. Would be nice to see some others taking their approach. Anyone know of others that embrace the idea that one should be able to register a domain name anonymously?
Domains can be bought on njal.la, NameCheap, EasyDNS and many others.
Hosting can be bought on Simafri, Accu, and many many others.
Make sure you use Tor and VPN and NoScript throughout.
It's true that you need a hosting provider in addition to a domain name. It's good to discuss privacy-enhancing domain name registrars and privacy-enhancing VPS providers in the same breath.
Are you using webtorrent?
Europeans beware :)
You also need to add support for https, I had to disable the HTTPS Everywhere addon.
I tried Big Buck Bunny (info hash a3fbda1961fbc908026ec7cc4569d5fbef840c1e) but got "Sorry the file format is not supported!".
EDIT: And a few minutes later, Firefox locked up and crashed. I hope this isn't malware.
Also your main input is a textarea instead of just an input type=text.
Can you explain a little bit more about the tech stack behind it and how you got around this limitation? Are you connecting to other regular bittorrent users?
youtube doesn't have films / series
twitch, I don't really know what this is, I thought it is where you watch people play games? Why the hell would I want to watch this?
fortnite, I think is a game? Again, why would I want to watch this?
Also, a lot of places connection speeds make streaming difficult, so downloading a torrent to watch later that evening makes sense
It's crap inside a lot of them too.
> The urge to watch some stellar movie as a torrent is not that big anymore as years ago because of the good competition.
Maybe for some (younger generations), but watching films is still a huge activity for vast numbers of people
After 12 hours are work, I want to watch a film. I could buy legal DVDs in this country with a lot of effort (3 hour trip to the city) probably could find legal DVDs in an upmarket mall.
Yes there is netflix, but the content here is terrible, I couldn't watch a film I wanted to, just have to watch "something" that is on offer.
End of the day, if I want to watch a film / documentary / series I have chosen, I have no choice but for torrents. They work. They are simple. All I have to do is click a link by early afternoon.
Yes, it does, if you pay. It works the same as Google Play Movies.
Netflix doesn't have much content outside of US.
So torrents are still a huge thing
A decade ago torrents made sense. Then, official offerings were rare/poor/expensive but now? The current most expensive productions come from Netflix and Amazon and cost you few bucks a month...
Edit: You changed your post, so my reply above doesn't fit anymore. However, in which countries is Netflix not available?
During the day:
go to torrent site
watch film that evening. Browse video review sites of new releases, find a film to watch. No more hassle that finding a film on netflix.
Only extra hassle is, you have to click a link a few hours before you want to watch it.
I have not used US netflix, but torrents have more content than the netflix I have seen (UK and Latin America)
Besides, I have all Netflix, Amazon Prime, Twitch Prime. The last time I watched any of them is months ago, I am too busy with life to watch some random torrents I have to download hours before.
I see a film review, or someone will tell me about a program / film / documentary / series. I will grab the torrent and watch it at the weekend once the kids are in bed and have a couple of beers
> Besides, I have all Netflix, Amazon Prime, Twitch Prime.
Sounds like it would be more hassle for you to find out which service has the content you wanted to watch, then just going to a torrent site that is 99% sure of having it ;)
The highest video quality that Netflix offers is worse than even a bad rip, since their demographics don't care.
source: lol me three times :^)
If i want to watch a specific movie, then i want to watch that specific movie, not some random other item of "great stuff".
I cannot speak for anyone else, but I guess I am older than most here, have kids and not much spare time. I don't just sit down and consume media for the sake of it.
There will be something that I want to watch, so I download it and specifically watch that program / film / whatever. Torrents meet this need perfectly. I can always find what I want. Good quality, no streaming issues (I have crappy internet).
If I had all evening, every evening as my own, to do as I wish, how I wish, then perhaps all these new services would be better, as you could just find "something" to waste a few hours watching. But I don't. I have a few specific hours where I want to watch something I have specifically chosen.
There's mostly just originals everywhere else. While some of them are fun to watch, I find it increasingly difficult to justify its price.
What else is there? Hulu is US-only, YouTube Red/Premium is only available in about two dozens of countries, and you end up paying for Prime for nothing since most titles will appear as unavailable.
Music streaming... can be done, but video streaming is far from a viable option for the majority of the world.
There are also websites where you just search what you want and click on play.
the only reason I can think it might not be good material for such is the common perception that torrents exist basically solely to facilitate actions of a criminal nature, namely piracy, and while I agree that's a fair assessment, it's always been sort of a doubleface thing with torrents. they have plenty of valid and legitimate uses, obviously, it's just that piracy is a specific configuration of one of those uses, but it goes without saying that you can't really claim "become a pirate today easy!" as one of the features it provides ;)