Subject: How to get extended cuts of movies?
Subject: Hello I need your help. I got a pdf with an advanced DRM block on it. I cant figure out how to read it, or remove the DRM. Please help. DM if necessary. Thanks! It's a cool book.
Subject: Still can't figure out why high-quality groups like QXR use AAC 5.1 instead of EAC3 5.1 (Dolby Digital Plus)
So we all know that AAC is a more efficient codec than AC3 (Dolby Digital) and therefore takes up less space, while also encoding faster.
But what about EAC3 (Dolby Digital Plus)? This is the codec used by all major streaming services because it's twice as efficient as (AC3) Dolby Digital for multichannel audio.
Yet major groups like QXR choose to use AAC 5.1 for most of their encodes.
After doing some side-by-side comparison testing, I have personally found that EAC3 5.1 does a better job of making dialogue sound clear, while AAC does a better job at making the audio sound "boomy" at the cost of slightly muddying up the vocals.
So can anyone tell me why AAC is the preferred codec over EAC3? In terms of efficiency, EAC3 is twice as efficient as AC3 so surely the difference between EAC3 and AAC is minuscule at best. And some cases, shows and movies already come with an EAC3 5.1 audio track which can be passed through requiring zero encoding effort from these groups. Whereas nothing natively comes in AAC 5.1.
In terms of compatibility, AAC 2.0 is widely supported but AAC 5.1 has much less support than EAC3 5.1 when we are talking about basic consumer audio products like soundbars. Most audio systems need to decode the AAC 5.1 to LPCM before playing it, whereas EAC3 5.1 is simply passed through.
I did read something about it being hard for these groups to find a good EAC3 encoder compared to a good AAC encoder so is that perhaps the issue?
Subject: Can you get banned from discord for joining/downloading from a piracy related server
I know that a few piracy related servers on discord have been vanishing and getting banned; I was wondering if users were getting banned too? I'm worried about joining certain servers (like the music one in the megathread) with my current account, but Discord does not allow multiple (I tried to make one but they detected "something wrong" and demanded phone verification).
Am I worried over nothing? Are there any dangers or risks of doing piracy on discord? Do any of you have multiple accounts (and how did you get around the phone verification- I created 2 new emails to make accounts and both were flagged before I even got in as "something wrong" and online phone numbers don't work)
Subject: SolidWorks Caught me. Help
I've been using a cracked SW license for over a year and just the other day I got an email from Dassault's ip lawyers and it said they'd call me at some point (even though I've never given them my number).
I've only ever used SW for personal use and never profited from it.
Any advice on how I should approach the conversation? ie admit guilt, play dumb etc...
Subject: Downloading Steam Games
I doubt this is possible but I'm hoping someone could help me.
There is a steam game id like to download using Steam Depot Downloader, it was never officially released but it has an appid and can be found here on SteamDB. When I try to download it it says "Insufficient privileges to get access token for app 393490" and "App 393490 () is not available from this account".
Does anyone know how to download Steam games you don't have access to?
Subject: The Impenetrable Windev.
Subject: How do pirate groups who upload Web-DL’s actually “direct download” content from streaming providers like -‘axon and stuff?
Subject: I pirated snoop doggs doggystyle in iTunes and it transferred it into my Apple Music library, will Apple look into this and possibly ban my account?
Subject: The Batman HDrip
Subject: DuckDuckGo removes search results for major pirate websites.
Subject: Best X265 release?
Subject: Where did the RipRequests community flee to after RipRequestsNew died?
Subject: Best free movie site. (read bio)
Hello, before everyone links the pinned post, can I just say, I have seen the huge huge list of movie sites like 123 movies, fmoviss, soap2day, and heaps more, but I was hoping to find out what movie sites everyone thinks is the best out of them all, and what one everyone here uses, and what one has least ads. Chears
Subject: How do I completely uninstall IDM? I want to reinstall it cleanly but it seems to retain a bunch of pirated licenses even after uninstalling and restarting
The trial reset thing doesn't seem to work for me anymore now am i able to use the registry method to use IDM for free. The problem is IDM keeps annoying me with "you are using a pirated version" or "you have 9 days left in your trial" even though i reinstalled it. The weird thing is, it says that I am using a cracked product but still also says I am on trial at the same time.
Can anybody help me out? I tried out jdownloader but it doesn't even seem to have an "auto grab links" feature like idm. I thought that was pretty basic.
Subject: Does KMS Activator Work on Multiple PCs?
Subject: Does anyone know "Hideaway VPN"?
Do you think it's trustable? Like I heard you shouldn't use NordVPN and use Mullvad VPN instead for not being caught. I managed to get a 1 year license for free over an Easter calendar. I'll share the link if you want it too but I believe it only works in Germany.
Subject: Is there such a way to pirate DLC for a legit game?
So years ago I had bought Rocksmith for my PS4. I loved it, and played it quite a bit, but ended up having to sell my PS4 and just recently was able to buy it on Steam for my PC. However, most of the DLC I had bought is no longer on the Steam store. Not to mention it would cost me a fortune to keep buying more songs on Steam.
I'm aware of the CDLC, but they aren't allowed to put up versions of the songs that were de-listed. But this is driving me nuts.
Thanks in Advance!
Subject: how to bypass signup to download articles/docs from academia(dot)edu and scribd
Subject: Can Microsoft word 2007 be replaced with 2016?