Register on the forum now to remove ALL ads + popups + get access to tons of hidden content for members only!
vintage erotica forum vintage erotica forum vintage erotica forum
vintage erotica forum
Home Home
Go Back   Vintage Erotica Forums > Information & Help Forum > Help Section

Follow Vintage Erotica Forum on Twitter
Best Porn Sites Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Notices
Help Section If you have technical problems or questions then post or look for answers here.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-03-2018, 01:26 AM   #1
MOW
Senior Member
 
MOW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Illinois
Posts: 253
Thanks: 23,986
Thanked 7,391 Times in 250 Posts
MOW 25000+MOW 25000+MOW 25000+MOW 25000+MOW 25000+MOW 25000+MOW 25000+MOW 25000+MOW 25000+MOW 25000+MOW 25000+
Default Bittorrents

I was thinking about getting into downloading bittorrents for some hard-to-find vintage porn like early al$sc@n images & loops and some mainstream movies, etc. I would be termed a novice, as I've never got into the bittorrents.

I have an old laptop with Vista & an old Seagate ext. HD I was going to use.

What are problems of being mostly a leech. (Most of my stuff is easily found here or other boards & has been posted already.

I've read of people tracking you down & reporting you to your internet provider? True? Problems??

I've heard of lawsuits filed against downloaders. (I'd be small potatoes d/l-er.) True? Problems???

I've read of hacker getting into the computer & stealing your stuff. True? Problems?

Any suggestions on what bittorrent software I should get if the above is a minor risk? Major risk?

Thanks
MOW is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to MOW For This Useful Post:


Old 01-03-2018, 05:36 AM   #2
scotpens
Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 92
Thanks: 60
Thanked 566 Times in 83 Posts
scotpens 2500+scotpens 2500+scotpens 2500+scotpens 2500+scotpens 2500+scotpens 2500+scotpens 2500+scotpens 2500+scotpens 2500+scotpens 2500+scotpens 2500+
Default

^^ I've downloaded a couple hundred movies as BitTorrents and never had any problems with hacking, harassment or legal threats. I use the BitTorrent client software -- it's simple to download and install.

After downloading a file, I always try to let it "seed" until the share ratio is at least 2:1. Not seeding (leeching) won't get you in any trouble that I'm aware of, but it's considered bad form. It's getting something for free and not giving back anything in return.

Being a peer-to-peer service, BitTorrent downloads are rather catch-as-catch-can. A download of a feature-length film can take as little as an hour or as long as several days, depending on the number of peers and seeders. For a foreign-language film, you may have to find and download an English subtitle file. That's pretty easy to do, though.

Good luck with your BitTorrent hunting!
scotpens is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to scotpens For This Useful Post:
Old 01-03-2018, 06:00 PM   #3
Buschi
Vintage Member
 
Buschi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,624
Thanks: 176
Thanked 21,316 Times in 1,621 Posts
Buschi 100000+Buschi 100000+Buschi 100000+Buschi 100000+Buschi 100000+Buschi 100000+Buschi 100000+Buschi 100000+Buschi 100000+Buschi 100000+Buschi 100000+
Default

Ask the thousands of torrent users who were sued if it is safe. As a torrent user you are uploader and downloader at the same time and this is the big problem. Make a search on google before u start using it. Read the articles how dangerous it is if u not protect yourself before u use it! It is not that safe and simple like scotpens wrote.
__________________
If u find dead links or missing screenshots: Give me a hint!
Buschi is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Buschi For This Useful Post:
Old 01-03-2018, 06:17 PM   #4
scotpens
Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 92
Thanks: 60
Thanked 566 Times in 83 Posts
scotpens 2500+scotpens 2500+scotpens 2500+scotpens 2500+scotpens 2500+scotpens 2500+scotpens 2500+scotpens 2500+scotpens 2500+scotpens 2500+scotpens 2500+
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Buschi View Post
Ask the thousands of torrent users who were sued if it is safe. As a torrent user you are uploader and downloader at the same time and this is the big problem. Make a search on google before u start using it. Read the articles how dangerous it is if u not protect yourself before u use it! It is not that safe and simple like scotpens wrote.
That may be sound advice, but I can only speak from my personal experience. All I can say is I've downloaded nearly 300 movies as BitTorrents and never had a problem. YMMV.

Here's a page with a good explanation of the benefits and risks of BitTorrent downloading.

https://anonymster.com/bittorrent-download-safe/

Last edited by scotpens; 01-03-2018 at 06:28 PM..
scotpens is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to scotpens For This Useful Post:
Old 01-03-2018, 06:30 PM   #5
Buschi
Vintage Member
 
Buschi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,624
Thanks: 176
Thanked 21,316 Times in 1,621 Posts
Buschi 100000+Buschi 100000+Buschi 100000+Buschi 100000+Buschi 100000+Buschi 100000+Buschi 100000+Buschi 100000+Buschi 100000+Buschi 100000+Buschi 100000+
Default

Maybe u had luck all the time but u have to mention the risks if someone ask about it. A whole industry of lawyers and software firms only have one job: catch torrent users. Thats simple a fact.

p.s. the link u posted after i wrote my posting is a good step to learn about safety.
__________________
If u find dead links or missing screenshots: Give me a hint!
Buschi is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Buschi For This Useful Post:
Old 01-03-2018, 06:55 PM   #6
pierrelm
Vintage Member
 
pierrelm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 2,738
Thanks: 27,776
Thanked 32,223 Times in 2,734 Posts
pierrelm 100000+pierrelm 100000+pierrelm 100000+pierrelm 100000+pierrelm 100000+pierrelm 100000+pierrelm 100000+pierrelm 100000+pierrelm 100000+pierrelm 100000+pierrelm 100000+
Default

I'd be interested to know if anyone around here uses a VPN - if so, how effective are they?
pierrelm is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to pierrelm For This Useful Post:
Old 01-03-2018, 11:10 PM   #7
williamson78
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 38
Thanks: 1,045
Thanked 137 Times in 28 Posts
williamson78 500+williamson78 500+williamson78 500+williamson78 500+williamson78 500+williamson78 500+williamson78 500+
Default

Most sites require you to not go below a certain threshold or you will be banned or suspended. They usually give you a bonus to start (say 50gb) but if you go below 25%, that's it until you get the ratio up again.

Stay away from major Hollywood films, some studios have gone after downloaders for downloading those films.

Should be okay with downloading files since they tend to be .avi's or mpeg's but be careful with the site you get the torrent from. Use a good virus checker and a good utility to check for malware.

Biggest problem is trying to get an invitation to join a site. Most, and I hate to use the term legitimate, requires you to sign in and getting an invitation to join can be difficult.

You also may not find adult movies that are not on here but you can certainly find everything else out there.

So, take precautions but you should have fun finding things that you never thought you would find.
williamson78 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to williamson78 For This Useful Post:
Old 01-04-2018, 09:36 AM   #8
mucowag
Senior Member
 
mucowag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 257
Thanks: 1,135
Thanked 3,739 Times in 236 Posts
mucowag 10000+mucowag 10000+mucowag 10000+mucowag 10000+mucowag 10000+mucowag 10000+mucowag 10000+mucowag 10000+mucowag 10000+mucowag 10000+mucowag 10000+
Default

The biggest problem now, is ISPs block access to many of the torrent sites themselves,
(though not the actual trackers), so finding torrents in the first place is harder.

I think the search engines were forced to de-list or demote torrent sites a while ago,
but many are still listed, though trying to access them gets a "blocked by ISP" page.

Tor browser can get round this though.
mucowag is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to mucowag For This Useful Post:
Old 01-04-2018, 02:16 PM   #9
bkemadu
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Far Away
Posts: 166
Thanks: 681
Thanked 410 Times in 126 Posts
bkemadu 1000+bkemadu 1000+bkemadu 1000+bkemadu 1000+bkemadu 1000+bkemadu 1000+bkemadu 1000+bkemadu 1000+bkemadu 1000+bkemadu 1000+bkemadu 1000+
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MOW View Post
I was thinking about getting into downloading bittorrents for some hard-to-find vintage porn like early al$sc@n images & loops and some mainstream movies, etc. I would be termed a novice, as I've never got into the bittorrents.

I have an old laptop with Vista & an old Seagate ext. HD I was going to use.

What are problems of being mostly a leech. (Most of my stuff is easily found here or other boards & has been posted already.

I've read of people tracking you down & reporting you to your internet provider? True? Problems??

I've heard of lawsuits filed against downloaders. (I'd be small potatoes d/l-er.) True? Problems???

I've read of hacker getting into the computer & stealing your stuff. True? Problems?

Any suggestions on what bittorrent software I should get if the above is a minor risk? Major risk?

Thanks
I dont think old porn (movies/videos) torrents would be a problem. However you can try cyberlockers as an alternative (There are lots of it on VEF like 1fichier, k2s, mega etc).
It is also depends on the country you are living. In my hometown even mainstream movie torrents are not a problem. There is no company monitors them and there is no jurisdiction involved with it. I also never heard anyone sued about downloading torrents here.
But I still prefer paid VPN services for downloading because it encrypts my connections. I think you should get a paid VPN because you are living in the US. Maybe your ISP would send you a letter after torrenting with your own home IP.
However I still think old porn stuff shouldnt be get any notices imho.

Last edited by bkemadu; 01-04-2018 at 02:25 PM..
bkemadu is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to bkemadu For This Useful Post:
Old 01-04-2018, 10:33 PM   #10
buttsie
Porn Archeologist
 
buttsie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: earth
Posts: 10,584
Thanks: 65,800
Thanked 175,758 Times in 10,733 Posts
buttsie 750000+buttsie 750000+buttsie 750000+buttsie 750000+buttsie 750000+buttsie 750000+buttsie 750000+buttsie 750000+buttsie 750000+buttsie 750000+buttsie 750000+
Default

Bottom line - hide your IP address from your ISP

Which VPN Services Keep You Anonymous in 2017?
BY ERNESTO ON MARCH 4, 2017

https://torrentfreak.com/vpn-service...w-2017-170304/

10 Reasons Why You Must Use A VPN Service
April 3, 2017

https://fossbytes.com/reasons-why-use-vpn-service/

How To Download Torrents Anonymously And Hide Your IP Address?
Use a VPN. Stay happy.

April 17, 2017

https://fossbytes.com/vpn-anonymous-...de-ip-address/



Block anyone sending copyright troll letters - they only want a quick cash settlement

Its currently rife throughout Scandinavia according to torrent freak

UK in 2016 showed 1 company finds its content up on torrents doesnt ask for it to be removed
and then sends threatening letters to those that download it....that started in 2013

https://torrentfreak.com/sky-subscri...otices-160415/


5 Ways To Bypass Torrent Connection Blocking
Mihir Patkar July 13, 2017

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/five-o...tion-blocking/

Last edited by buttsie; 01-05-2018 at 01:48 AM.. Reason: adding
buttsie is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to buttsie For This Useful Post:
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT. The time now is 09:22 AM.






vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise v2.6.1 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.