Tag Archives: playback

Plex Slammed By Huge Copyright Coalition For Not Policing Pirates

According to CreativeFuture, a pro-copyright coalition of more than 560 companies and organizations, Plex – which is basically a pretty media player – is helping to fan the flames of piracy. While there are some exceptions which we’ll come to shortly, people generally need to be in physical possession of movies or TV shows to watch them using Plex, with torrents providing the necessary material. – Andy, TorrentFreak » https://ift.tt/2wxPJVJ

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SnapStream’s massive DVRs—used by Colbert and the like—are getting smaller

Houston-based SnapStream has the ultimate toys for serious TV junkies: monstrous 30TB DVRs that can record 30 channels at the same time, with a Web-based interface that combines the best damn TV-guide grid we’ve ever laid eyes on with fast searching, clipping, and collaboration tools. The problem is that the entry-level price tag of $10,000 means they’re not really consumer-based products—they’re intended for use in media production, where shows like The Colbert Report and The Soup need to collect thousands of hours of TV every week and clip out the bits they need to highlight in their broadcasts. – Lee Hutchinson, Ars Technica

Netflix: Offline video watching is “never going to happen”

Update: We sent questions to Netflix about the technological and licensing hurdles to building an offline viewing platform, but a Netflix representative cut us off at the pass: “We have never changed our position in the years we have been asked this question—we are not providing offline caching.” The rep also called the idea of offline video viewing “transitional,” then added, “there are plenty of other options if people want offline playback.” – Sam Machkovech,Ars Technica  
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