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10 minutes!? You never watch to the end?

From time to time I use it (without VPN) and I never had any problems/complaints. And some people who I talk to have the same experience.   However, I download software and movies which are

VPN not required in Thailand. No laws enforced without money changing hands. I've been downloading torrents for 10 years with never a mention. Tv Series/Movies/games/music ........ just

My friend uses 3BB 1000/500, Express VPN set on Singapore, Bit Torrent client, Pirate Bay.

Downloaded 6 x 1080 movies yesterday in 15 minutes.

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Thanks for your post! So is VPN needed or did he just use it as an additional safety feature? Thanks! PS: 1080p movies range from 2Gb to 30Gb in size.

 

 

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19 minutes ago, stat said:

Thanks for your post! So is VPN needed or did he just use it as an additional safety feature? Thanks! PS: 1080p movies range from 2Gb to 30Gb in size.

 

 

So when you go onto the Torrent site ie P Bay, look at the size of the file. Mine are usually between 2-6 GBytes, (not GBits.)

I know it's confusing because your internet connection is say 1000 Gb/s (Bits), but you are downloading a file measured in GBytes. But remember 1 Byte is 8 Bits. So if a movie is say 2GB, that's 16Gb, so at 1000Gb/s it should be with you in milliseconds............BUT it all depends on the speed of the connections sending the torrent.  

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22 minutes ago, KannikaP said:

So when you go onto the Torrent site ie P Bay, look at the size of the file. Mine are usually between 2-6 GBytes, (not GBits.)

I know it's confusing because your internet connection is say 1000 Gb/s (Bits), but you are downloading a file measured in GBytes. But remember 1 Byte is 8 Bits. So if a movie is say 2GB, that's 16Gb, so at 1000Gb/s it should be with you in milliseconds............BUT it all depends on the speed of the connections sending the torrent.  

Your connection is not 1000 Gbps, it's 1 Gbps.

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2 minutes ago, lujanit said:

I always use a VPN for anything done on the net.  The main reason I use a VPN is not that I am worried about a lawsuit from a movie owner yet because it prevents hacking into my finances.

 

You have to remember that any ISP can look up your activity if they want to or are requested to.

My internetbanking is all htpps encypted and second factor authentification required so my banking should be reasonable safe or am I overlooking something here.

 

Yes I understand vpn adds another level of security.

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29 minutes ago, OneMoreFarang said:

From time to time I use it (without VPN) and I never had any problems/complaints. And some people who I talk to have the same experience.

 

However, I download software and movies which are also commercially available.

I wouldn't even think about downloading anything "special".

Thanks for your post and the special remark! i will "only" download "normal" porn and tv series and movies. The only problem I see could be a post somethings like the guy who posted  a negative report on a hotel in Thailand and was arrested. Thanks again so no special downloads on my sider here nor critical postings of the beloved King 🙂

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9 minutes ago, Sophon said:

Your connection is not 1000 Gbps, it's 1 Gbps.

Ooops, sorry. Meant 1000 Mb/s.

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1 hour ago, KannikaP said:

So when you go onto the Torrent site ie P Bay, look at the size of the file. Mine are usually between 2-6 GBytes, (not GBits.)

I know it's confusing because your internet connection is say 1000 Gb/s (Bits), but you are downloading a file measured in GBytes. But remember 1 Byte is 8 Bits. So if a movie is say 2GB, that's 16Gb, so at 1000Gb/s it should be with you in milliseconds............BUT it all depends on the speed of the connections sending the torrent.  

I think roughly 1Gbps is 100MB per second.

It's the gig numbers stats con for the masses....

 

Ooh 100 MEG down speed....(circa 10MB/s)

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47 minutes ago, freedomnow said:

I think roughly 1Gbps is 100MB per second.

It's the gig numbers stats con for the masses....

 

Ooh 100 MEG down speed....(circa 10MB/s)

As I apologised earlier, my connection is 1 Gb/s, which is 1000Mb/s,( bits not bytes )

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You don't need a VPN - if you are totally paranoid, then sure, but its not mandatory.

 

I would steer well clear of places like Pirate Bay, this is where you are likely to expose yourself to the (US) authorities that manage, but imho, no one is going to chase you here. 3BB will even help you optimize your connection and give a phone walkthrough to forward your ports correctly.

 

If you want a safer and faster solution you would be better to check out usenet or rent a seedbox in Europe for 7 euros / 300B per month and then move the files via ftp or stream the files to your media player.

 

 

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4 minutes ago, recom273 said:

You don't need a VPN - if you are totally paranoid, then sure, but its not mandatory.

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I agree 100 percent. 

But again any reports of enforcement have specifically involved porn. Not because of the downloading. Because of the porn. 

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3 hours ago, Jingthing said:

My take.

Use any local isp without VPN but don't download porn.

 

1 hour ago, Jingthing said:

But again any reports of enforcement have specifically involved porn. Not because of the downloading. Because of the porn. 

Are you saying I should use a VPN to watch Xhamster or Pornhub every now and then? Are there really cases of going after people watching 10 minutes of porn? 

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5 hours ago, lujanit said:

I always use a VPN for anything done on the net.  The main reason I use a VPN is not that I am worried about a lawsuit from a movie owner yet because it prevents hacking into my finances.

 

You have to remember that any ISP can look up your activity if they want to or are requested to.

I have often wondered about that. Many VPN promotions do claim the source of information is visible but the content is not and therefore their "No logs" service provides ultimate security.

When it comes to electronic financial transactions that if were deemed suspect people should be aware that Uncle George Bush Jnr. enacted legislation that enables at will surveillance of any bank account in the world that runs through the the US based internet system.

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2 hours ago, Jingthing said:

I agree 100 percent. 

But again any reports of enforcement have specifically involved porn. Not because of the downloading. Because of the porn. 

Interesting idea - have you got a link to any of these reports? Not because I doubt you, if you use google, it will just give pages of actual Thai porn.
 

I don’t see it myself, people that are prosecuted by the MPAA and RIAA are discovered by monitoring agencies logging their IP address, as they connect to the swarm.

 

The odds of Thai authorities finding and nailing a porn downloader must be so small, hardly worth worrying about .. or they are intercepting packets - with equally the same minuscule odds. 
 

I don’t disbelieve you, just I would like to know more. I think there’s a little more to this, maybe re broadcasting or offering a streaming service. 

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I always use VPN, problem is that when you have IP assigned by your ISP, like a fiber modem, ISP will be able to monitor you even if you use VPN

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I've never heard of anyone getting in trouble for downloading movies at home for their personal use. IMHO, A VPN is good to prevent hacking if you are doing online banking. But like mentioned above, with 2 step authentication, it might not be as important. Though I'm far from being an expert!

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what are good torrent sites these days?  i used piratebay, lime and torrentfunk last night for the first time in ages, and all three were full of ads and deceptive links.  A lot worse than the last time i used them

 

any recommendations pls?

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14 minutes ago, UKJASE said:

what are good torrent sites these days?  i used piratebay, lime and torrentfunk last night for the first time in ages, and all three were full of ads and deceptive links.  A lot worse than the last time i used them

 

any recommendations pls?

Install uBlock Origin to block the ads.

Don't use pirated software as that's an easy conduit to get malware running on your system.  There is plenty of license free or shareware software out there, but of course you must also vet it carefully.

Also don't click on ANY links on dodgy web sites.

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