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Author Topic: In2TV: Fast, Free, Legal downloads of movies and TV episodes  (Read 10562 times)

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In2TV: Fast, Free, Legal downloads of movies and TV episodes
« on: February 19, 2007, 09:32:52 PM »
I decided to give AOL's In2TV service another try, now that I have a broadband connection that can fully take advantage of it.

They have quite a collection of older TV shows and some movies available, and as far as I know you don't need an AOL account to take advantage of it. (even if you do, you can get a free AIM account)

My daughter is a Godzilla freak, so I decided on the Rodan one. You can watch it low quality, youtube style, instantly, or opt to get the Hi-Q download. (I decided to go for the Hi-Q)

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All the downloads are high DVD quality... free...and legal. (DRM protected though)

It is delivered to you at blazing speeds, 'torrent style', meaning you are getting parts from people that have already downloaded it, and you become a part of the distribution chain when you have the file. This is why the speeds are really fast. I don't have the fastest DSL on the planet, but I was really surprised at how fast this downloads.(read more about the technology behind it)

Even though it's DRM protected and you can't burn it, the license term is pretty generous. The one I am downloading has a 3 year license...I can watch it as many times as I want within the next 3 years. I think that is pretty good for free.

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I have downloaded from them before (back when I was on dialup) and the picture quality is very good....even at full screen.

Their downloading software doesn't bog down your bandwidth. It is 'smart' and adjusts speeds when necessary. I was able to continue streaming music from Pandora without even the slightest hiccup, and it doesn't noticeably affect web page loading times.

So if you are looking for a little free legal video fun, give them a try.


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Re: In2TV: Fast, Free, Legal downloads of movies and TV episodes
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2007, 05:30:53 AM »
Not that i wasn't expecting it, but it's not available for third world contries like mine :(

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Re: In2TV: Fast, Free, Legal downloads of movies and TV episodes
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2007, 06:30:00 AM »
This is wonderful! It doesn't seem to work here, but since I'm sucking up college bandwidth, I suppose there is something blocking the videos, either a hardware firewall, or this computer lacking appropriate codecs. Or that the service is only available for the U.S. (if Portugal is a third world country, we have a problem ;D). Anyway, it's quite neat, as it has some of my favorite series back when I was a kid, like Growing Pains and Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, and animation masterpieces as Batman: The Animated Series and Looney Tunes. Not to mention current jewels like Prison Break or Lost. This is really really great!

Add to this music videos (Dream Theater and Joe Satriani.. woohoo! No longer hunting for bad quality videos) and movies (this is even better than BitTorrent) and I could bring the site to its knees cluttering up the bandwidth. HA! I think I'm a bit excited, but it's a great discovery. Thanks app!

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Re: In2TV: Fast, Free, Legal downloads of movies and TV episodes
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2007, 03:49:54 AM »
Quite a few of these style of services only work in 2-3 countries because that's all they could negociate the rights for.

Although AOL owns the rights for a lot of content through time/warner so the other reason is that every country outside a short list is considered full of pirates.

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Re: In2TV: Fast, Free, Legal downloads of movies and TV episodes
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2007, 04:48:57 AM »
Just gave it a try myself.  Didn't require any kind of login at all (I'm not on AOL)

Just getting the Max Headroom pilot :)

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Re: In2TV: Fast, Free, Legal downloads of movies and TV episodes
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2007, 04:57:06 AM »
There was something I forgot to mention...

The DRM is pretty heavy. You can't even play the files in Windows Media Player. You must use their player.

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Re: In2TV: Fast, Free, Legal downloads of movies and TV episodes
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2007, 06:50:08 AM »
Well it let me download it....

But not play it :'(

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Re: In2TV: Fast, Free, Legal downloads of movies and TV episodes
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2007, 07:54:34 PM »
Tried it, hated it, deleted content and uninstalled it.   Downloaded a show, was forced to watch an ad at the beginning, ok its free I can deal. 10 mins in while it was switching it forced me to watch another ad.  I just can't deal with the ads and if watching an ad every 10 mins is the price, I just am not willing to pay it.  Plus, got some kind of usage rights error after the ad so I couldn't finish the show anyway.  Also, could not fast forward through the darn show so I had watched almost 10 mins on the low res web version before deciding to try the HI-Q one so had to sit through that same bit yet again on the HI-Q one.  I guess i would have to do it AGAIN if i wanted to try to watch it and see if I got the same usage rights thing.

DRM is the devil, I have no idea why I thought it would be worth wasting 20 mins of my life messing with this.  Oh well.  Im soooo over it now. haha.

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Re: In2TV: Fast, Free, Legal downloads of movies and TV episodes
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2007, 01:25:46 PM »
Sounds pretty good, Ill have to try it when I get back home, I may like it.
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