.mp4 over .avi?

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29 Feb, 2012 09:00 PM


Any reason why i am getting files in .mp4 in the past week for all my shows rather than .avi files as its always been?

Is this going to remain?


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Cristina Gómez on 29 Feb, 2012 09:52 PM

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    Hi Adriano,

    The scene (the people that rip the episodes) has agreed to use .mp4 format to release SD content, so the most popular shows will be on that format now. So yes, it's going to remain.

  2. Cristina Gómez closed this discussion on 29 Feb, 2012 09:52 PM.

  3. Adriano re-opened this discussion on 01 Mar, 2012 11:46 PM

  4. 2 Posted by Adriano on 01 Mar, 2012 11:46 PM

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    Hi Cristina,

    I was surprised with your prompt answer, I should have written more from the start to better explain my point of view.. sorry for "re-opening" the issue, lol.

    I want to start by saying that i really appreciate what you guys have been doing for the "web tv community". I download quite a few shows, and it's so nice to finally have an easy and well designed interface to prepare all your downloads in combination with your torrent client without much fuzz. From 3mule to torrents, we've all come a long way and what you guys have done with this app is truly fantastic for the enhancement of that natural evolution. It's like you asked people what they wanted, and then you did the craziest thing ever, you actually gave them EXACTLY what they wanted! Truthfully, i thank you :)

    Regarding the .mp4 over .avi files. I just don't understand your choice there guys.. It's an obvious statement to say that you enjoy torrents and TV Shows, Along those lines, when were .mp4 video files ever considered of better quality than .avi files?

    i would never consider .mp4 over .avi files when both are available to download on the web. Please ask around what users think about it? Over the years i only remember downloading .mp4 files when it's rare documentary that you cannot find in any other format anyways..

    It seems you actually changed the ripper sources you get the files from, like ettv? The usual rippers continue posting the usual format in .avi 350Mb files through PirateBay, Demonoid and all the others. I guess i could just choose another source for the shows i download with TVShows, which will be some work. Or i'll have to download them manually and just use TVShows for when they come out, as to avoid having to check schedules like old times.. But it's a little sad to have to do either of them things.

    Lately i've been getting some massive files in HD 1080pix (some having up to 2 Gb) when i haven't even ticked the box for it on the show. In fact, i haven't ticked that box for any of my shows.Also, episodes seem to not always be added to my torrent client when they actually come out in eztv and others.. for some there seems to be a gap of over 16 hours sometimes.

    Most of the TV shows appear to now have very little number of past episodes when viewing the show's details. It used to show at least 3 years of episodes back in time and you could easily start downloading from any of them. Is this in correlation with changing the sources? or is it maybe unfortunate problems with your servers?

    I read you guys are working on the 3rd version, and this from scratch. It must be exciting times for you guys!

    Alright then, i wish you all the best for the work you are doing and gracefully thank you again for everything you have done thus far.


  5. Víctor Pimentel closed this discussion on 04 Mar, 2012 04:49 AM.

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