submitted 2 weeks ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

cross-posted from: https://lemm.ee/post/15615735

It was inevitable...

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[-] [email protected] 130 points 2 weeks ago

Theoretically, having multiple streaming platforms should be good, as it prevents a monopoly. Problem is, they all have monopolies, on specific shows. Choosing the streaming services you want isn't about choosing the better product, but on which shows you have. All streaming shows should have all shows available. That's the only way to properly decide which service is worth paying for

[-] [email protected] 75 points 2 weeks ago

But then they'd have to compete on features and usability, and no company wants that. They prefer to set up roadblocks and extract tolls.

[-] [email protected] 46 points 2 weeks ago

Imagine selling a service by virtue of the quality of your service. Ridiculous

[-] [email protected] 10 points 2 weeks ago

can’t get rich by doin stupid shit like that lol

[-] [email protected] 68 points 2 weeks ago

Back in the days there was a law that movie studios couldn’t also have movie theaters to avoid this specific issue. Now they found the loophole.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 2 weeks ago

Exactly right! Maybe the EU will save us all. It seems somehow monopolistic that Disney+ is the exclusive official streaming service for so much. I guess this is why Netflix put so much into Netflix originals.

I'd like to at least see some requirements for open licensing of shows, such as maybe a sunset period or something.

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[-] [email protected] 19 points 2 weeks ago

I think we should make publisher/distributer combos illegal, that'll solve the problem real quick.

Want to run a streaming platform? Great, you just can't be a publisher too

Want to make/publish content? Great, you just can't run your own streaming platform

It's how it used to work for the longest time until Comcrap bought TW (Or was it TW buying Comcrap?)

[-] [email protected] 17 points 2 weeks ago

"Cool, Netflix streaming and Natflix publishing are now subsidiaries of Notflix inc. Soon to launch their new 18+ streaming service, Nutflix.."

[-] [email protected] 3 points 2 weeks ago

Nutflix when?

[-] [email protected] 3 points 2 weeks ago

Well a well written law would be able to deal with that, but even if my idea had a chance of becoming law, its final text probably would be loopholed to death unfortunately

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[-] [email protected] 9 points 2 weeks ago

Woah there! Having the privilege to choose a streaming service that has a show you want. Those are some bold assumptions. We over here at anime land have former illegal streaming services with exclusive global licenses, even though they only operate nationally. Pirates overseas can't watch their favorite anime of the season legally. They must either use a VPN to pay for a service that'll ban them for VPN usage, or pirate the anime.

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[-] [email protected] 6 points 2 weeks ago

And pretty much none of the services are the better product.

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[-] [email protected] 3 points 2 weeks ago

Its just cable with more steps.

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[-] [email protected] 3 points 2 weeks ago

This sounds like they have to compete for your money and produce better shows, which is good for consumers. You can subscribe to service X, watch the show you're interested in, and unsubscribe. Netflix releases all episodes at once, with other platforms you can simply wait till the show ends before subscribing.

I don't argue that you should do exactly that instead of pirating. But I don't see why somebody should be subscribed to all these services.

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[-] [email protected] 35 points 2 weeks ago

Netflix is literally 6x more expensive while having like 6x less content too. and the content they do produce is garbage.

[-] [email protected] 26 points 2 weeks ago

they actually do produce some good content it's just rare sadly and it's getting more rare

[-] [email protected] 8 points 2 weeks ago

I’ll go to my grave mad they cancelled Mindhunter

[-] [email protected] 3 points 2 weeks ago

Right? Who in their right mind cancels Mindhunter?

[-] [email protected] 8 points 2 weeks ago

Firefly steeled my heart to any other cancelations.

I can't be hurt again.

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[-] [email protected] 22 points 2 weeks ago

What do you mean, they have lots of good shows that get cancelled after one season with the story on a cliff hanger

[-] [email protected] 8 points 2 weeks ago

Archive 81 gang where you at?

Crying in the corner? Alrighty

[-] [email protected] 22 points 2 weeks ago

Maybe I'm just getting too old, but what is the logo on the top right in the third panel?

[-] [email protected] 6 points 2 weeks ago

Like the other replies said, it's Viaplay. I don't know about other countries but it's fairly common here in Sweden.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 2 weeks ago

Viaplay. In my country (the Netherlands) the only reason anyone's heard of them (AFAIK) is that they have the rights to broadcast Formula 1 races here so they get a lot of signups at the start of the racing season, and a lot of cancellations at the end of that season.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 2 weeks ago


I had no idea either, had to look it up through image search.

[-] [email protected] 16 points 2 weeks ago

I used to love HBO Max until they disrespected animators so fuck em a pirate's life is for me too.

[-] [email protected] 9 points 2 weeks ago

I use to not pay for anything, that's how I was raised, then I learnt why, so fuck em a pirate's life for me too.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 2 weeks ago

It's okay. I didn't want to watch Infinity Train again anyway. 😭

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[-] [email protected] 3 points 2 weeks ago

They've gone to shit since the Discovery merger. The only reason I still have Max is because I get it free through my ISP.

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[-] [email protected] 14 points 2 weeks ago

Hey this is only the 900.000. time I see this, this year. Maybe post it more often so we can come to 1.000.000 !

[-] [email protected] 14 points 2 weeks ago

I never really took off my favorite hat

[-] [email protected] 13 points 2 weeks ago

I always be sailing the seas, me hearties. Never left her

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[-] [email protected] 12 points 2 weeks ago

I use to torrent everything until Netflix and as competitors began popping up it was fine as it was convenient but now I can't keep up with what's where. Had to dust off the hat and learned to set up a server for jellyfin. I tried being fair but they got greedy

[-] [email protected] 11 points 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago)

The original comic said 2019 in the third panel as well as HBO Go. Time for a 2023/Max edit, I guess.

[-] [email protected] 10 points 2 weeks ago

I thoroughly regret not building up a physical media library over the past decade to throw into Jellyfin or something to avoid all the streaming services. facepalm

[-] [email protected] 18 points 2 weeks ago

These media can be found, yarrrr

[-] [email protected] 8 points 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago)

Step 1: Get a reputable VPN.

Step 2: Install uBlock Origin.

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[-] [email protected] 5 points 2 weeks ago

I spent years building a 20tb media archive. I got paranoid I might get caught so I turned my back up drives into encrypted Veracrypt volumes. Before I had a chance to transfer my stuff to them my piece of crap QNAP NAS died and I couldn't decrypt their proprietary RAID encryption.

Go open source kids!

[-] [email protected] 5 points 2 weeks ago

I don't think you need to worry as much once you have the media. It's the act of downloading and sharing where people get caught.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago)

I’m sorry for your loss. The media will remain in our hearts forever! But really, the rabbit hole for media server/NAS setups/RAID configs goes so deep I don’t know where to start or what to think sooo I just ignore it currently.

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[-] [email protected] 9 points 2 weeks ago

The problem was not realizing in the first panel that the third panel is inevitable.

[-] [email protected] 9 points 2 weeks ago

There used to be a time when you could watch Hulu without a subscription. Times change. Some other times loop.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 2 weeks ago

Such disrespect for Peacock

[-] [email protected] 6 points 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago)

I remember having some reservations and skepticism regarding the ongoing good faith of Netflix when it was the new hotness.

I was called, you may have guessed, a Luddite, and told that "it would be bad business" if Netflix fucked people over and that it'd be silly to hold on to physical copies of entertainment media.

Now I'm basically this face to the same people i-told-you-dog

[-] [email protected] 6 points 2 weeks ago

Another main reason why I took off my hat back then was because I was a broke college kid with garbage internet speed and my only computer was a laptop. Torrenting shows sometimes means I need to have my laptop on for days. Now I have an entire homelab setup with a dedicated VM on one of my servers for torrenting and I can afford fast internet. I was pleasantly surprised how efficiently I can torrent when I got back sailing recently.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 2 weeks ago

It really is the only way

[-] [email protected] 5 points 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago)

Lemme just dust this off and leave it here


from 2006

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