Downloading series or watching them online?

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Do you download series/films or watch them online?

  1. Download them

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  2. Watch them online

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  1. KamikazeEsp
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    Idk if this thread is allowed in gbatemp :ha:, but would like to know opinions about: do you download series/films or watch them online? Give reasons please.
    Also, if you download, after watching it you save that lovely chapter/film or you delete it?

    i.e.: watching them online is easy, you just google it and watch it; but if you download them, you can watch it wherever you want but it can get lots of storage if you save several files...
     
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  2. Ryccardo

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    Always download whenever sufficiently convenient, you never know if the video you wanted to watch (or watched and liked) will be there tomorrow (regardless of legality, I've been burned multiple times on this point)

    Besides there's no realistic video streaming on PSP :D
     
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  3. DinohScene

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    I've got TBs of space so I download me series.
    I fucking hate advertisements and other bullshit they air on telly.

    Not to mention that some series get made, won't get a DVD/BD release and just disappear for good.
    Digital archiving the best.
     
  4. Clydefrosch

    Clydefrosch GBAtemp Psycho!

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    i download my tv shows, but i do so from the streaming websites like openload and thevideo
    because those websites stutter the shit out of those videos and they work fine in vlc
     
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  5. The Real Jdbye

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    I stream the torrents and watch them that way. Which one does that count as? I would guess both, so I guess it doesn't matter which one I pick.
     
  6. VinLark

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    I download them. I can't stand streaming especially on 30kb/s connections
     
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  7. Hells Malice

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    Unless it's netflix or a similar service, streaming is utter garbage.
    Even then, you get a more consistent experience from downloading a series. I download all series I watch.
    Plus god forbid my internet goes out, I can still watch things.
     
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  8. Abu_Senpai

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    I download anything and everything. I despise streaming because buffering is inevitable and then there are usually dozens of adverts some of which are just filthy. Oh and some sites only offer the download option so yeah....

    But i do delete all anime, tv shows or movies that i download after i am done with them. So i guess i do have some morals or even guilt maybe? when it comes to downloading.
     
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  9. Xexyz

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    If it's just TV/movies or subbed anime I usually just stream it. But if I'm trying to watch raw/Japanese sub anime I'm forced to download it because I can't any site that streams it
     
  10. Lilith Valentine

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    If I can find a series on hulu, I stream it that way. Otherwise I download anything I can't stream through hulu
     
  11. Saiyan Lusitano

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    Download and watch. I never liked streaming unless it's legal.
     
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  12. DinohScene

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    So many people I agree with.
    I haven't given out so many likes in a long time.
     
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  13. KamikazeEsp
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    You guys delete downloaded media when watched?

    Sent from my SM-G930F by Tapatalk
     
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  14. Saiyan Lusitano

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    Pretty much always.
     
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  15. Arecaidian Fox

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    I tend to download. Sure, I don't have access to everything ever filmed if the internet or power goes out, but at least I have most or all of my favorite things, which I can watch either on my PC or a mobile device.
     
  16. MasterJ360

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    Well speaking on the anime side if your service doesn't have the anime you want go stream. It boils down to a reliable stream source that has multiple players suitable for your connection.
    For my fellow anime fans http://anilinkz.to/ is my #1 place to go for all anime neatly categorized always updated daily
     
  17. Glyptofane

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    Both. I'll stream if it's available and convenient enough. We have subscriptions to Netflix (rarely my bag) and Crunchyroll and sometime the ever worsening Kodi selection still makes due. I still download some anime and a bunch of tokusatsu of which there is no other way to view.
     
  18. InquisitionImplied

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    I download anime for the higher bitrate and dual-audio if the series had it, just so that I can swap between the two whenever I want
     
  19. Invision

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    The question is like "Downloading the Emoji movie" or "Watching the Emoji movie legally"
    WHY NOT DO BOTH

    uh, I don't really do either to be honest.
    ...Mostly because I'm always busy.
     
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  20. Anfroid

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    I usually keep my videos, have too many hard drives to not make use of them.
     
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