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(The Inquirer)   Now that the transfer of RIAA and NSA execs to Google is complete, Google announces plan to begin prosecuting people that trade files illegally   (theinquirer.net) divider line 33
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2012-08-03 10:34:47 AM
So what about the creators of browser plugins that do the same thing? Will Google block any browser with downloadhelper or similar add-ons from their websites?
 
2012-08-03 10:37:01 AM
Once you send the 1s and zeros to someone, they can and will be replicated with ease.
 
2012-08-03 10:38:37 AM

BolloxReader: So what about the creators of browser plugins that do the same thing? Will Google block any browser with downloadhelper or similar add-ons from their websites?


Yeah, this just seems like an act of intimidation to me. I've never had the desire to pull audio or video from streams or generic flash, but those tools have been there for a long time.
Hell, you used to be able to just outright save the flash file.

I'm guessing this site made a profit on ads and that seems to release the hounds.
 
2012-08-03 10:39:35 AM
They deserve it for naming their software something that dumb. There's plenty of other ways to do it, though I don't know why you'd want to.
 
2012-08-03 10:51:17 AM

BolloxReader: So what about the creators of browser plugins that do the same thing? Will Google block any browser with downloadhelper or similar add-ons from their websites?


They know they cannot stop technical people from capturing the video.

But they will take down web sites that make it easy for millions of people to do this who can't do it themselves.
 
2012-08-03 10:53:42 AM

swahnhennessy: They deserve it for naming their software something that dumb. There's plenty of other ways to do it, though I don't know why you'd want to.


I've wanted to show video clips to my classes a couple times but youtube and other streaming video sites are heavily locked down by the district. Sometimes the network can get slow.

Whenever I show clips now, I like to download them ahead of time to eliminate any problems that might come up.
 
2012-08-03 10:55:32 AM
All I see in the article is that Google is blocking this company's servers from accessing Youtube and probably making a profit. I don't see anything about going after individual users. What's wrong with Google blocking someone who's leeching content for commercial usage?
 
2012-08-03 11:04:39 AM

cyblue: All I see in the article is that Google is blocking this company's servers from accessing Youtube and probably making a profit. I don't see anything about going after individual users. What's wrong with Google blocking someone who's leeching content for commercial usage?


Aside from the fact they're looking at packets to do it, thus violating their safe harbor clause?

nothing.
 
2012-08-03 11:24:47 AM

fluffy2097: cyblue: All I see in the article is that Google is blocking this company's servers from accessing Youtube and probably making a profit. I don't see anything about going after individual users. What's wrong with Google blocking someone who's leeching content for commercial usage?

Aside from the fact they're looking at packets to do it, thus violating their safe harbor clause?

nothing.


I believe they are just blocking the servers.
 
2012-08-03 11:38:40 AM

Farking Canuck: I believe they are just blocking the servers.


The language states they must treat data equally does it not? Is blocking the servers and not allowing it on their network treating their data equally to the rest? Shouldn't they loose their safe harbor provision for that and be liable for ANY illegal data crossing their network?


/yes I know. QoS and a million technical solutions that don't treat data equal and are good things. Trying to make a point here. Stay on target.
 
2012-08-03 11:46:12 AM
Why don't they first go after everyone that just posts an entire cd/song with a still image as a youtube video :P
 
2012-08-03 11:47:04 AM
1) Hook one computer's sound output to the sound input of another computer.
2) Play YouTube video.
3) Record on 2nd computer.
4) Save as mp3.

Suck it, YouTube.
 
2012-08-03 11:47:19 AM
Whar are the Google ball suckers at
 
2012-08-03 12:13:30 PM
actually there is a downloadFLV plugin for FF that works just fine. open it up and it saves the FLV video to be watched later.
 
2012-08-03 12:14:44 PM
Or you can just find the flv in cache and do it yourself, various free audio/video converters and extractors all that work in batches as well.
 
2012-08-03 12:25:12 PM

fluffy2097: Farking Canuck: I believe they are just blocking the servers.

The language states they must treat data equally does it not?


No, it does not.
 
2012-08-03 12:46:21 PM
DNRTFA but wondering "Who actually uses Google to search for torrents or *snicker* warez?" That's like asking a cop where you can buy a gun and ski mask. Illegal file sharing is just like the war on drugs. Burn down a crackhouse (PirateBay) and 20 more will spring up in its place. Not to mention the 'street dealers' in chatrooms, other hiding spots, etc.,
 
2012-08-03 01:22:34 PM
The article is from June 19. Today is August 3. I think this was discussed here quite a long time ago.
 
2012-08-03 01:23:39 PM

GibbyTheMole: 1) Hook one computer's sound output to the sound input of another computer.
2) Play YouTube video.
3) Record on 2nd computer.
4) Save as mp3.

Suck it, YouTube.


No.

1) Select wav as recording device in control panel
2) Play youtube video
3) Press record
4) Save as mp3

Suck it, newb
 
2012-08-03 01:25:48 PM
I really don't understand why you'd want to do this. Between torrents, soulseek and music blogs you can obtain quality recordings of even the most obscure music, with a lot less effort.
 
2012-08-03 01:27:11 PM

Premeditated_Road_Rage: DNRTFA but wondering "Who actually uses Google to search for torrents or *snicker* warez?" That's like asking a cop where you can buy a gun and ski mask. Illegal file sharing is just like the war on drugs. Burn down a crackhouse (PirateBay) and 20 more will spring up in its place. Not to mention the 'street dealers' in chatrooms, other hiding spots, etc.,


Alright, asking as a casual torrenter who mainly uses it when the DVR chokes and fails to record something, what would you recommend as a torrent search service?
 
2012-08-03 01:34:11 PM

Some 'Splainin' To Do: Premeditated_Road_Rage: DNRTFA but wondering "Who actually uses Google to search for torrents or *snicker* warez?" That's like asking a cop where you can buy a gun and ski mask. Illegal file sharing is just like the war on drugs. Burn down a crackhouse (PirateBay) and 20 more will spring up in its place. Not to mention the 'street dealers' in chatrooms, other hiding spots, etc.,

Alright, asking as a casual torrenter who mainly uses it when the DVR chokes and fails to record something, what would you recommend as a torrent search service?


ISOhunt.com and Demonoid.me are both pretty good. There's also eztv.it which caters to video specifically.
 
2012-08-03 01:55:36 PM

dudicon: Some 'Splainin' To Do: Premeditated_Road_Rage: DNRTFA but wondering "Who actually uses Google to search for torrents or *snicker* warez?" That's like asking a cop where you can buy a gun and ski mask. Illegal file sharing is just like the war on drugs. Burn down a crackhouse (PirateBay) and 20 more will spring up in its place. Not to mention the 'street dealers' in chatrooms, other hiding spots, etc.,

Alright, asking as a casual torrenter who mainly uses it when the DVR chokes and fails to record something, what would you recommend as a torrent search service?

ISOhunt.com and Demonoid.me are both pretty good. There's also eztv.it which caters to video specifically.


Thanks. Much appreciated.
 
2012-08-03 02:27:24 PM

Some 'Splainin' To Do: Premeditated_Road_Rage: DNRTFA but wondering "Who actually uses Google to search for torrents or *snicker* warez?" That's like asking a cop where you can buy a gun and ski mask. Illegal file sharing is just like the war on drugs. Burn down a crackhouse (PirateBay) and 20 more will spring up in its place. Not to mention the 'street dealers' in chatrooms, other hiding spots, etc.,

Alright, asking as a casual torrenter who mainly uses it when the DVR chokes and fails to record something, what would you recommend as a torrent search service?


A program called biatche. That's what I use to find my Linux ISO torrents. *cough*
 
2012-08-03 02:28:45 PM
Gotta love those filters. Bit -space- Che.
 
2012-08-03 02:54:24 PM
Demoniod has been down for me all week :(
 
2012-08-03 03:38:47 PM
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2012-08-03 01:23:39 PM

GibbyTheMole:

1) Hook one computer's sound output to the sound input of another computer.
2) Play YouTube video.
3) Record on 2nd computer.
4) Save as mp3.

Suck it, YouTube.

No.

1) Select "Stereo Mix" in control panel
2) Select wav as recording device in control panel
3) Open "Audacity" or other recording software
4) Play youtube video
5) Press record
6) Save as mp3

Suck it, newb


I added a couple of steps you missed. I knew about that method already. I bypassed it because since it's software based, the music gestapo could probably figure out a way to kill that off too. Of course they could kill off any recording capability of computers if they really wanted to, but there's always tape if you really want to go old school. My point was: as long as you can hear it, you can copy it. I was using a bit of snark.

/audio professional for 20+ years.
//not as newb as you think.
 
2012-08-03 04:47:35 PM

GibbyTheMole: 1) Hook one computer's sound output to the sound input of another computer.
2) Play YouTube video.
3) Record on 2nd computer.
4) Save as mp3.

Suck it, YouTube.


You don't need two computers for that.
 
2012-08-03 05:05:51 PM

fluffy2097: The language states they must treat data equally does it not?


Like spam servers?? No ... you can block anyone from accessing your servers and you do not have to snoop the contents of a packet to block the source.
 
2012-08-03 05:42:13 PM

kroonermanblack: Demoniod has been down for me all week :(


It's been down for everyone.
Demonoid got ddosed.
 
2012-08-03 06:04:58 PM
JDownloader.

Just sayin.
 
2012-08-03 08:32:36 PM

ZoSo_the_Crowe: JDownloader.

Just sayin.


Indeed, for all your steaming download needs. You beat me to it.
 
2012-08-04 12:53:10 AM
On my Mac I use Audio Hijack Pro. It costs a few bucks but it is a great app.
 
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