Netflix Downloader Pulled Offline Following Trademark Complaint

Discussion in '[H]ard|OCP Front Page News' started by Megalith, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. Megalith

    Megalith 24-bit/48kHz

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    Well, that didn’t take long, did it? This app made news about two weeks ago, but now it’s dead already after a third-party complaint. While Netflix didn’t issue it themselves, I can only assume it was very much on their radar.

    “Free Netflix Downloader”…was the first Windows application that allowed people to download Netflix videos to their computers through an easy-to-use interface. “This is the ONLY app in the world that can do this trick now!” DVDVideoSoft’s Alex informed TF two weeks ago. While the resulting video quality wasn’t particularly good, the software did what it was supposed to do and appealed to a broad audience. This didn’t go unnoticed by Netflix and others, which soon led to an official complaint. As a result, DVDVideoSoft has decided to pull the plug and discontinue its development. “The development of Free Downloader for Netflix is discontinued by a third-party request. The program is not available for download now,” a message on the download site now reads.
     
  2. azuza001

    azuza001 Limp Gawd

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    Took longer than I expected.
     
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  3. 11EBSCREW

    11EBSCREW n00bie

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    It's not the first program to make it easy - I've been using PlayOn to archive Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and many others for well over a year. My 6 year old can even record shows... Drop those recordings in Plex and then any of my friends can watch them.
     
  4. T_A

    T_A Limp Gawd

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    I don`t get it , i use Netflix all the time and i like it, if i`d wanted to keep those shows on my PC i would torrent them at highest quality and not settle for the mobile quality version.
     
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  5. Jim Kim

    Jim Kim Gawd

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    I already leach off a friend's Netflix so I was not about to violate the Netflix T.O.S. and possible damage that relationship by trying out the downloader, oh well.
     
  6. 11EBSCREW

    11EBSCREW n00bie

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    Kids... They don't care about the quality so much. But Netflix dumps a lot of cartoons and shows the kids watch over, and over, and over, and over... Handy to be able to archive them.
     
  7. Makaveli@BETA

    Makaveli@BETA [H]ard|Gawd

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    I know so many people that download crap quality movies even my girlfriend, 720p tiny audio and mobile versions.

    Even with unlimited internet I don't let her waste my bandwidth! Movies have to be high bitrate and 5.1 audio have a home theater for reason if I want a version to play on a phone I will convert it myself from the high quality version. If you are archiving even the animated stuff needs to be high quality.

    I refuse to watch CAM's or streamed low bit rate garbage they all look terrible on my 64 inch plasma.
     
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  8. zpackrat

    zpackrat Gawd

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    while the dl link is gone, a little and I mean a little trial and error and the file is still available.
     
  9. Makaveli@BETA

    Makaveli@BETA [H]ard|Gawd

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    i'm sure there is a torrent for it anyways once something goes on the internet it can be found.
     
  10. Tiberian

    Tiberian Finger Me

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    ITT: Piracy rationalization run amok... ;)
     
  11. Makaveli@BETA

    Makaveli@BETA [H]ard|Gawd

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    meh get use to it every generation that comes out now is anti establishment :p
     
  12. mullet

    mullet [H]ard|Gawd

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    But you are a super advanced user.
     
  13. Ur_Mom

    Ur_Mom I'm Not Serious

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    Yea, it was going to happen. Not surprised.
     
  14. collegeboy69us

    collegeboy69us [H]ardness Supreme

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    Unless the movie is a 15-20GB x264 or x265 encode from the private torrent site I use... I really don't stream.

    Only thing I do stream regularly is The Grand Tour on amazon prime.