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http://movies.io/ ? Sounds familiar?



I'm not going to lie, that's what inspired me, but on a podcast I recently listened to: http://technophiliapodcast.com/2012/episode-25-interview-wit... They said they were planning on going legit and go with only indie movies, but that would be a bummer, and with the recent demonoid takedown, I thought it would be an interesting project to play around with.


movies.io founder here, I definitely said that in that podcast, but changed my mind since.

Going legit is too much trouble. The world of licensing is way too complex and antiquated - and we would've been forced to adopt DRM, which is a step back, in my opinion: http://amos.me/blog/2012/vision/

So, in short, movies.io's not going away, and yes we're keeping torrents.


For those interested in a legit variation on this theme, check out http://www.moviepresto.com

Pretty much every movie out on video is available via one of the online platforms (currently iTunes, Amazon Instant, Netflix, and Redbox), but availability outside the US is still frustrating.


"Frustrating" is an understatement. Also, I still think having a separate website for 'legit outlets' is a waste of time and effort.

I'd rather have you help us integrate it with movies.io - but you know that already :)


If that's so please ignore what I said. Good job.


Keep up the great work! I'm not sure about the serif fonts you've chosen though - maybe try a sans for the body text?


I'll definitely consider changing around the CSS on the next deploy. Thanks for your input.


I like your spirit. Would you consider that there could be something similar to solve the disappearance of library.nu?


As always, when one copyright-infringing service is shut down, it's replaced by something more distributed and robust: it's called Library Genesis. As I understand it, they distribute the catalogue in incremental chunks via BitTorrent, which means there are multiple mirrors and no single point of failure.


That actually sounds like a great idea. I have nothing but time at the moment (start-up I was working for recently laid me off) I will definitely consider a project along those lines. Thanks for the recommendation.


That is what I thought when I saw the site. Looks like a cheap clone of movies.io.


It doesn't look too cheap to me. Plus he or she made an easier to use watchlist RSS feature than movies. That's just my 2ยข.


Just interested: how is the moviemagnet RSS feature easier to user than movies.io's ?





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