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iPhunwa2 | 26 points | Jan 28 2018 22:35:58

[DISCUSSION] Weekly General Discussion Thread [28/01] | Megalinks MegaDB [DISCUSSION] Weekly General Discussion Thread [28/01]

This thread is for general discussion only. Do NOT | Megalinks MegaDB NOT post your requests here.

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[-] rnishouldbestudying | 12 points | Jan 30 2018 15:20:38

I noticed there has been a large absent of new tigole/utr movies posted here lately. Probably because they split to qxr. We need to make this more known so we can pick back up where we left off. You can find their new uploads under qxr on 1337x

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[-] d0ntblink | 5 points | Jan 29 2018 02:34:07

How 'Safe' is Downloading from MEGA? Should I take precautions and use a VPN whenever downloading?

Are there any best practices or tips you have to stay safe?

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[-] frabagoo | 6 points | Jan 29 2018 11:27:56

From a post from a year ago:

Downloading through Mega, either via the browser or the apps is perfectly safe. It's end to end encrypted so that you need the decryption key or else it's just viewed as Garbage data. So yes, you're perfectly safe downloading from MEGA. (as long as the file isn't tainted or corrupted)
Answer by /u/Dude036

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[-] Sunny_Cakes | 1 points | Jan 30 2018 11:12:46

Could an ISP not be able to see the URL of the mega link, wouldn't they get the decryption key from the url?

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[-] whoison_1st | 3 points | Jan 30 2018 12:10:54

No, anything after the / after the host name is sent after the secure connection is made thus it is encrypted.

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[-] frabagoo | 3 points | Jan 30 2018 13:37:21

Adding on to what /u/whoison_1st has said, your ISP would only be able to see that you are on mega.nz, it cannot see what files you are accessing or what you are downloading/uploading.

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[-] uwotm8_888 | 3 points | Feb 01 2018 00:07:48

and frankly isps don't care, the reason why people get cease and desist letter for pirating is due to p2p or torrent services. out of all the peers in the swarm , in popular uploads, the company with the copyright is also a peer and records the ips of other peers and sends them to respective isps . isps only send those letters to protect themselves from liability. in reality they don't want to lose a customer and as such will never care what you download. They can only give out your info if they are provided with subpoena which will not happen to any regular person just pirating shows and movies or if they are forced by the patriot act.

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[-] os10 | 1 points | Feb 04 2018 07:35:23

Google (Fiber) has passed me hundreds of notices from using public torrents. It was worrying 10 or 15 years back when I was on Time Warner, when some people were getting sued, but they all gave up eventually. i imagine it simply costs more than they recover.

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[-] uwotm8_888 | 2 points | Feb 04 2018 16:13:34

Like i said isps dont care and companies are only looking to make an example. But as you said the cost is too much and ip address is not enough to prove guilt.

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[-] Quite_the_Amateur | 4 points | Jan 30 2018 04:14:45

What does REMUX mean?

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[-] isaacbarron02 | 4 points | Jan 30 2018 04:26:32

REMUX is taking a blu-ray of a movie/tv show and putting it in a different container (like .mkv) whilst keeping the quality from the blu ray.

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[-] Moltenmelt1 | 3 points | Jan 28 2018 23:31:18

I downloaded the entire series of Evangelion about a month or two ago, and since a few minutes ago, I cant play it. Is this just a normal problem (I cant play anything else that i've downoaded either) or have they been permanantly removed thanks to some sort of Anti-MEGA program or something?

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[-] KHymatim | 4 points | Jan 28 2018 23:47:35

Are you playing them from your Mega account, or were they downloaded onto your computer?

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[-] Moltenmelt1 | 2 points | Jan 28 2018 23:48:13

They were downloaded onto my computer.

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[-] Himechi | 4 points | Jan 29 2018 00:06:08

Video files don't expire. They may have become corrupted. That or something on your pc has changed. Are you able to play other videos?

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[-] Moltenmelt1 | 2 points | Jan 29 2018 00:08:30

The only video downloads on my computer are MEGA video files. None of the other series I’ve downloaded will play. I’m currently redownloading a couple episodes to see what happens.

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[-] Himechi | 3 points | Jan 29 2018 00:11:32

What video player are you using? Are you on a laptop or a desktop or something else?

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[-] Moltenmelt1 | 1 points | Jan 29 2018 00:12:25

I’m on a laptop. My video player is the preinstalled Windows 10 Movies and TV.

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[-] KHymatim | 5 points | Jan 29 2018 00:43:17

Try the latest version of VLC player.

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[-] Himechi | 3 points | Jan 29 2018 01:33:29

Try Media Player Classic. I can't remember the last time it wouldn't play something for me.

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[-] sirin3 | 1 points | Jan 31 2018 14:14:37

I head that Microsoft has removed HEVC support, and it needs to be reinstalled from the store

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[-] Kill_Me_Now_World | 1 points | Feb 03 2018 16:38:16

fuck vlc try out mplayerx it's far superior/supports more formats.

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[-] Moltenmelt1 | 1 points | Jan 28 2018 23:50:22

They were downloaded onto my computer.

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[-] exhippy | 1 points | Jan 29 2018 01:01:45

Agree.Download another media player such as potplayer,media player classic or vlc.Also right click on a video file & see what "open with" is offering as players.

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[-] Doip | 1 points | Jan 29 2018 01:56:54

Not to hijack, but sometimes I download a video and it stops in the middle and I have to skip several minutes if I want it to start again. Is that corrupted? Same film from different sources, has the stop in different spots.

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[-] KHymatim | 1 points | Jan 29 2018 02:09:33

Sounds like it could be, or it could be a decoding issue which may mean a shortfall with your media player or your graphics card. If it stops in the same place on multiple systems and players then it is almost definitely a file issue.

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[-] Kill_Me_Now_World | 1 points | Feb 03 2018 16:40:13

just pause and play. sounds like what ever player you are using is struggling to keep up with the decoding. switch players. This happened to me on vlc with higher quality encodes haven't had any issues playing anything with mplayerx.

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[-] Doip | 1 points | Feb 03 2018 16:42:39

IINA. Works better than any I’ve tried.

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[-] Kill_Me_Now_World | 1 points | Feb 03 2018 16:43:17

then you haven't tried mplayerx /s

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[-] ThatOneDudeHere | 2 points | Feb 01 2018 16:20:35

Any chance we can go back to including media info? I'm seeing more and more large posts without it. It'd be useful in seeing if there's anything else (notably audio tracks) in these new 4k files that seem to be everywhere.

I'd also really like to see 1080p not go by the wayside when it comes to QXR/UTR encodes when they have releases of both. 4K is pretty demanding for some of our rigs still.

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[-] TheCrach | 1 points | Feb 01 2018 19:23:44

I thought about that too and I'm going to start including media info from now on, Unless I forget lol.

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[-] SuperPhlan | 2 points | Feb 03 2018 05:22:11

Are all HEVC 10bit uploads also HDR? I've noticed odd colors and gamma on some files (when viewed on my sdr display), they don't look like bad encodes the colors and brightness just look off.

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[-] Cqouta | 1 points | Jan 29 2018 00:18:53

What would be considered General Discussion? I see some requesting for help

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[-] exhippy | 5 points | Jan 29 2018 00:58:56

Basically anything that is not requests for files.

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[-] Cqouta | 1 points | Jan 29 2018 01:14:34

I don't know. There's already a thread dedicated to help others

https://www.reddit.com/r/megalinks/comments/6obkad/help_help_thread/

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[-] Himechi | 5 points | Jan 29 2018 01:37:13

That thread wasn't stickied for some reason and people barely use it. Asking for help here is reasonable until the mods or whoever create a better option for reaching out.

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[-] Cqouta | 2 points | Jan 31 2018 08:59:06

It's now dead and maybe for a long time before a new one is made

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[-] IgnoreMyName | 1 points | Jan 29 2018 05:36:19

How is link longevity now a days?

A couple months ago, there was a big hoopla over links getting taken down quick which is why everyone began encoding their links and encryption keys and using secondary sites like links.snahp.it and others like it to store links/keys.

Have links been going down AT ALL since everyone began doing this? Anybody find their method still led to links going down and switched? For example, you used to only encode link/key but now also use secondary sites to share links/keys?

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[-] Lightzmare | 2 points | Jan 29 2018 21:02:34

Good question that got me curious so I went back into the posts history of my secondary account which I have been using to post before using this one, and found 8 months old posts to some 12 Monkeys S03 episodes: They are still up as of right now.

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[-] Himechi | 1 points | Jan 29 2018 17:14:26

Have links been going down AT ALL since everyone began doing this?

Yes.

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[-] IgnoreMyName | 2 points | Jan 29 2018 18:43:25

I haven't come across any links going down but I check this sub daily and download what I want from the get go so idk if they go down at all or take some time.

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[-] Himechi | 2 points | Jan 30 2018 07:00:11

I posted links for Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back about a month ago and they were fine. 2 weeks ago I added Return of the Jedi and 5 days later all of them were DMCA'd. Also my first post, Ronin, was hit after 10 days. So far only those two hits have happened to me, but my posted material tends to be a little off the beaten path. If others are getting hit they haven't been complaining about it where I can see it.

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[-] Vex99 | 2 points | Feb 04 2018 14:46:09

Disney has real people (not just bots) patrolling the web looking for their stuff, if you dont want your disney shit taken down, you have to change your topic title to something other than the real name of the show or movie, actually its better to do it with all your stuff, because it makes it harder for those shills to find it, like this [email protected] [email protected]

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[-] Himechi | 1 points | Feb 04 2018 17:49:42

I've thought about doing that and I noticed when someone else was doing it a while back. I hesitate because mulching a post title defeats the search engine and tends to look ugly. I also don't usually post mainstream titles (which is why I was surprised when Ronin got sniped) so I'm less concerned that most of my submissions will get picked off. It wasn't a terrible surprise when the Star Wars posts were hit.
My question is, are the trolls using outside search engines to stumble across posts here or do they have someone visiting here occasionally? If they're visiting then I don't think obfuscation will help much.

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[-] arberhyseni | 1 points | Jan 29 2018 20:27:21

How to watch a remux movie that has got a lot of files and folders, and not a single mkv file? Somebody please send me a detailed guide.

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[-] Cqouta | 2 points | Jan 29 2018 20:34:26

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cn5f1trmZs4

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[-] arberhyseni | 1 points | Jan 29 2018 20:39:06

Thank you sir.

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[-] Diribiri | 1 points | Jan 30 2018 08:26:08

I'm curious, why does mega seem to download much more than the listed size of files? Am I imagining this?

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[-] AabidS10 | 1 points | Jan 30 2018 14:18:13

if youre downloading through a browser, mega downloads it in the browser first(real download), then downloads it to your pc(not real download). an app to measure used data may count it twice.

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[-] Cqouta | 1 points | Jan 31 2018 08:58:17

It uploads while you download if you're asking about bandwidth

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[-] Diribiri | 1 points | Jan 31 2018 09:02:00

What does it upload?

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[-] Himechi | 2 points | Feb 02 2018 17:29:39

Your computer and mega's server talk to each other constantly during the download. Your computer asks for a chunk of the file, mega sends it, your computer says okay I got the chunk, then your computer asks for the next chunk, and on and on until the transfer is finished. Your computer gets the file in small pieces and it has to ask for every piece. This is why every download you do also has some uploading happening at the same time. You aren't uploading the file, you're constantly telling mega how the download is progressing.

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[-] Cqouta | 1 points | Jan 31 2018 09:04:08

That's something I always wonder. Why mega use my upload bandwidth to upload when I download

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[-] sirin3 | 2 points | Jan 31 2018 14:18:22

For one it is probably using TCP.

The download is like this joke and the upload is what joshing says

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[-] [deleted] | 1 points | Jan 30 2018 19:56:13

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[-] Sunny_Cakes | 1 points | Jan 30 2018 21:10:26

The mega CLI has the tools you need to manage your mega storage, i think. Download megaCMD from their website.

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[-] Tagliavini | 1 points | Feb 02 2018 12:32:55

Best Buy has a sale on 4TB Western Digital EasyStore 3.0 USB external hard drives. They normally run $199, but are on sale for $109. These are awesome little beasts.

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[-] TheCrach | 2 points | Feb 02 2018 12:44:59

Great deal, I also use this site for a price per GB list, unfortunately I think it only uses Amazon.

http://diskprices.com

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[-] Tagliavini | 2 points | Feb 02 2018 15:41:01

Btw... this is for the portable external, not the desktop version (I don't like desktop external hdd). That being said, the WD 8TB desktop external is currently $160, which is a great price, if you want a desktop external.

It's also at Best Buy.

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[-] Tagliavini | 1 points | Feb 02 2018 13:31:46

Thanks for the link. It's good to be able to compare price points. I've had bad experiences using traditional desktop external drives. I'm sure there are some great ones out there, but the never-ending headaches have skewered my perception. When I went looking for a new drive the sheer number of overwhelming reviews for the wd easystore (4.8/5.0) gave me some confidence to try them out.

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[-] Sunny_Cakes | 1 points | Feb 04 2018 07:01:59

They offer an 8TB version that frequently goes on sale for 160.

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[-] antisocialvert | 1 points | Feb 02 2018 17:22:07

Did mega change the transfer quota for free accounts? I just downloaded around 7 gb but it's still going.

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[-] Kill_Me_Now_World | 1 points | Feb 03 2018 16:41:49

it's been that way for a couple weeks now. Literally downloaded some 20gb at once a couple days ago.

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[-] dasiffy | 1 points | Feb 02 2018 18:50:02

Using base64 encoded links, i've noticed something...

With base64, any link starting with https, once encoded, will always start with
aHR0cH | Megalinks MegaDB aHR0cH
It would be easy for a web crawler to recognise text starting with aHR0cH | Megalinks MegaDB aHR0cH just as easily as text starting with https.

I'm suggesting (not as a rule... do what you want...) that a way to hide aHR0cH | Megalinks MegaDB aHR0cH, could be to rotate the links before encrypting...


eg:
https://www.reddit.com/r/megalinks
aHR0cH | Megalinks MegaDB aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cucmVkZGl0LmNvbS9yL21lZ2FsaW5rcw==

https://www.reddit.com/r/megalinks
https://www.redd ←→ it.com/r/megalinks
it.com/r/megalinks ←→ https://www.redd
it.com/r/megalinkshttps://www.redd

it.com/r/megalinkshttps://www.redd
aXQuY29tL3IvbWVnYWxpbmtzaHR0cH | Megalinks MegaDB aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cucmVkZA==

alinkshttps://www.reddit.com/r/meg
YWxpbmtzaHR0cH | Megalinks MegaDB aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cucmVkZGl0LmNvbS9yL21lZw==

ddit.com/r/megalinkshttps://www.re
ZGRpdC5jb20vci9tZWdhbGlua3NodHRwczovL3d3dy5yZQ==


It would be easy enough for users to reset the links, once decoded, but hard for crawlers to recognize links.

dropping https entirely also adds to the obscurity

linksreddit.com/r/mega
bGlua3NyZWRkaXQuY29tL3IvbWVnYQ==

But dropping the https and not rotating, will give the same problem, where every link starting with 'mega.nz' would start with 'bWVnYS5ue'. (not as big a problem as http, but could be something searchable in the future)


I know this is too much for some people but i've noticed some posters add things of their own, like bold letters, and bracketed words, which need to be removed, so i'm sure there's some people who want their links to be protected and this would add just a little more protection.

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[-] sheko404 | 1 points | Feb 02 2018 21:32:13

late to the discussion party so i might ask again next week, but out of all the "learn to code This Language" which one(s) are the best for some one completely new. some one who doesnt even know where to type the code into or what program to use.

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[-] countygeneral | 1 points | Feb 03 2018 05:00:56

For those with free Mega accounts who uploaded more than 15GB into it, has anyone experienced the deletion of files after the expiration of the 35GB account registration quota? I just realized the account registration quota has an expiry date, so I logged into one of my earlier accounts. The files are still there, although I'm wondering for how long...

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[-] Lightzmare | 1 points | Feb 03 2018 23:56:07

Nah, they don't delete... I have throwaway accounts that are like hundreds of gigabytes over quota and the files are still there and links to them accessible.

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[-] Vex99 | 1 points | Feb 04 2018 14:47:31

same here, but that doesnt mean the wont start doing it in the future

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[-] Lightzmare | 1 points | Feb 04 2018 15:01:03

You got a point but they've been saying that like ever since they launched the site and it never happened before (to my knowledge), so I don't think they're too preoccupied by that lol

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[-] ledhendrix | 1 points | Feb 03 2018 09:45:42

Does 6ch mean the file has 6 channel surround?

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[-] exhippy | 1 points | Feb 03 2018 19:21:03

Yes

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[-] [deleted] | 1 points | Feb 03 2018 14:56:12

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[-] ThisCatMightCheerYou | 1 points | Feb 03 2018 14:56:20

I'm sad

Here's a picture/gif of a cat, hopefully it'll cheer you up :).


I am a bot. use !unsubscribetosadcat for me to ignore you.

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[-] [deleted] | 1 points | Feb 04 2018 00:03:51

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[-] ThisCatMightCheerYou | 1 points | Feb 04 2018 00:03:57

I'm sad

Here's a picture/gif of a cat, hopefully it'll cheer you up :).


I am a bot. use !unsubscribetosadcat for me to ignore you.

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[-] [deleted] | 1 points | Feb 04 2018 00:14:18

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[-] ThisCatMightCheerYou | 1 points | Feb 04 2018 00:14:22

I'm sad

Here's a picture/gif of a cat, hopefully it'll cheer you up :).


I am a bot. use !unsubscribetosadcat for me to ignore you.

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[-] Cqouta | 1 points | Feb 04 2018 00:14:39

Scary

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[-] sirin3 | 1 points | Feb 03 2018 18:23:30

Now I realized why my hard drive is always full

Stupid OpenSUSE fuckers make a snapshot on every system update. So all the files I deleted in the last 2 months were never actually deleted

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[-] [deleted] | 1 points | Feb 03 2018 22:18:08

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[-] Himechi | 1 points | Feb 03 2018 22:45:19

Where are you seeing this?

[edit] It's in the title of some anime uploads. It appears to be the name of whoever ripped it. Note in older submissions the [DB] changes to things like [a-S].

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[-] [deleted] | 1 points | Feb 03 2018 22:51:15

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[-] Vex99 | 1 points | Feb 04 2018 14:44:33

Disney has real people (not just bots) patrolling the web looking for their stuff, if you dont want your disney shit taken down, you have to change your topic title to something other than the real name of the show or movie, actually its better to do it with all your stuff, because it makes it harder for those shills to find it, like this [email protected] [email protected]

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[-] data3oh | -2 points | Feb 02 2018 21:36:43

Seriously? No one has upped Groundhog Day :P

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[-] Eucbevt | 3 points | Feb 02 2018 21:39:53

https://www.reddit.com/r/megalinks/comments/6y89ek/movie_groundhog_day_1993_remastered_1080p_x265/

https://www.reddit.com/r/megalinks/comments/7ucu2m/movie_groundhog_day_1993/ (4K REMUX)

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[-] data3oh | 1 points | Feb 06 2018 21:32:44

Thanks :) x

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[-] Eucbevt | 1 points | Feb 07 2018 01:09:59

You're welcome :)

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[-] Lightzmare | -3 points | Jan 29 2018 20:58:23

Can we stop with non MEGA download links and 3rd party uploading sites?

I mean we let Zippyshare (for some reason) fly, but anything else is pretty much trash (except maybe Google Drive but GLHF risking your account for that).

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[-] AabidS10 | 7 points | Jan 30 2018 14:21:05

Zippyshare (for some reason) fly

lol. ZS is much better than mega.

  1. no limits on transfer quota. only way to download remuxes posted here(w/o paying)

  2. no speed fluctuations

  3. if the downloads mess up, you only have to download a few mbs again, not the whole file.

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[-] Lightzmare | 2 points | Jan 30 2018 14:51:45

no limits on transfer quota

500MB max per file.


only way to download remuxes posted here(w/o paying)

For as low as 3€/mo, you can get unlimited traffic from MEGA using RD. That's 36€/yr. Ridiculous amount compared to the hundreds of hours of entertainment content you consume. But then again, if you can't afford 40€ per year, that's a whole other question.


no speed fluctuations

Didn't test ZS enough to talk about that matter for their service, but as for MEGA, speed "fluctuations" are like 1 in 1000 type of thing. Sometimes, I'll be pulling or pushing a REMUX and my speed will be crap (~200KiB/s) but a fix that has worked for me is to simply kill the process and restart it and then I'll see real speed.


if the downloads mess up, you only have to download a few mbs again, not the whole file.

MEGA supports resumable downloads via their client MEGASync (as long as it's not closed/gets crashed, as I read it here).

But I'll give you that one, it's true: the fact that files are split is nice because you can restart from some point and not the beginning.

I'll add that: I have absolutely no issues against ZippyShare, hell I was using it before MEGA to download my TV shows from DDL sites before getting into private trackers.

The problem is just people using 3rd party uploading services who push the content on shitty ass file hosts like RG, and whatnot.

That's it.

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[-] AabidS10 | 6 points | Jan 30 2018 16:29:08

no limits on transfer quota

500MB max per file.

thats not what transfer quota means. it means the amount you can download before mega throttles your speed. as for paying, i dont need to becoz ZS provides the same thing for free.

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[-] Lightzmare | 2 points | Jan 30 2018 16:56:58

I know what transfer quota is, I was merely showing the two against each other. While ZS does not have limitations as to how much you can download, they (try to) refrain how much you can upload (in one file).


as for paying, i dont need to becoz ZS provides the same thing for free

Oh, nothing is ever entirely free... You take something, you gotta give as well... Maybe not money in that case, but in other ways.

But that's an entirely different topic.

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[-] AabidS10 | 2 points | Jan 31 2018 03:16:50

Well each one has his preferences. What matters is that you are happy with your setup.

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[-] Lightzmare | 1 points | Jan 31 2018 13:04:58

True that!

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[-] Cqouta | 2 points | Jan 29 2018 21:38:26

What's your problem with file distributors

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[-] Lightzmare | -2 points | Jan 29 2018 21:44:14

Last I checked this is /r/megalinks, not /r/filedistributorslinks.

MEGA is reliable and fast. Why branch out to other sites like you did?

Worse even, you're using hosts like Rapidgator... Come on, now... Get serious.

Is this an attempt to go back to 2010? Either do things right, or don't do them at all.

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[-] Cqouta | 3 points | Jan 29 2018 21:50:03

So, you are pissed because people do that when most have slow upload speed unlike your 10MB upload speed?

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[-] Lightzmare | 0 points | Jan 29 2018 21:57:07

because people do that when most have slow upload

How is uploading to RG faster than MEGA? If anything MEGA is going to be faster?

Plus, that's besides the point: Again, this is a place for sharing links of files hosted on mega.nz.

Please, feel free to open your sub where you'll share content hosted on whatever site you feel like uploading to.

This sub is a great place but everyone decides to act like you do, we're heading straight into chaos.

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[-] Cqouta | 2 points | Jan 29 2018 22:02:31

Lol, do think uploading to RG is worth doing so directly? That's why file distributors are helpful. What you're asking is something that'll take the entire sub community to decide. You can't just make a rule out of nowhere and have everyone follow it

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[-] Cqouta | 2 points | Jan 29 2018 22:03:10

Wait, do you own stock with mega and sound like shill promoting it?

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[-] Lightzmare | 2 points | Jan 29 2018 22:09:23

Did you sign a partnership with all the worst file hosts possible?

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[-] Cqouta | 2 points | Jan 29 2018 22:15:00

Idk, have you gotten your money worth?

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[-] Vex99 | 1 points | Feb 04 2018 14:59:23

i hate rg, turbobit, nitroflare, uploaded with a passion they are the worst, i dont see a problem with giving downloaders more choice, as long as having a mega link is always required, it is called megalinks for a reason after all

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