TV Torrents --> iPad automatically?

Nova Bandit

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Jul 14, 2008
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I'm looking for a solution to getting video files from bittorrent to itunes (and from there to the iPad) automatically.

There are plenty of RSS-> BT client solutions to get the videos on my PC, but what do you need to do to automatically take those completed files, re-encode them into an iPad friendly format, and push them into iTunes?

This would all be done from a Windows 7 PC.
 

EnderTW

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Jun 30, 2007
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I'm looking for a solution to getting video files from bittorrent to itunes (and from there to the iPad) automatically.

There are plenty of RSS-> BT client solutions to get the videos on my PC, but what do you need to do to automatically take those completed files, re-encode them into an iPad friendly format, and push them into iTunes?

This would all be done from a Windows 7 PC.
I don't think this is the appropriate message board to discuss downloading illegal copyrighted materials.
 

Gav2k

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Jul 24, 2009
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Have a look at airvideo. I use it on my iPhone.

There is no need to re-encode anything if it's not conpatable it encodes on the fly.

Advantages are you can stream over 3g. Dosnt take up local storage on your device. You only need one copy no need to have a downscaled version for your ipad/iPhone.
 

Nova Bandit

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Jul 14, 2008
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I don't think this is the appropriate message board to discuss downloading illegal copyrighted materials.
I should have been more specific.

There are plenty of TV shows on BT that are licensed for free distribution, creative commons, etc...
 

CristobalHuet

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Jan 18, 2008
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No surprise the word "torrents" is associated to "illegal copyrighted materials."

All those freely distributed TV shows, and open-source programs/OS'es (like, I dunno, LINUX?) fall under that too...:rolleyes:
 

EnderTW

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Jun 30, 2007
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I should have been more specific.

There are plenty of TV shows on BT that are licensed for free distribution, creative commons, etc...
Really? I never heard of any TV shows that are free to distribute.

No surprise the word "torrents" is associated to "illegal copyrighted materials."

All those freely distributed TV shows, and open-source programs/OS'es (like, I dunno, LINUX?) fall under that too...:rolleyes:
Really? Open-Source programs and operating systems are television shows?
 

CristobalHuet

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Really? I never heard of any TV shows that are free to distribute.



Really? Open-Source programs and operating systems are television shows?
My post you are quoting:
All those freely distributed TV shows, and open-source programs/OS'es

FYI, there are plenty of movies/"tv" shows (series of related videos) made by people who distribute them via torrents. Lots of freeware programs make it onto torrents, as well as operating systems not named Windows or Mac (and I gave you an example, LINUX...and its various denominations such as UBUNTU).

Please stop acting like you're the internet police who squeals at the mention of torrents. There's more than just copyrighted material hosted on them, and you obviously aren't aware of this.
 

CristobalHuet

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Jan 18, 2008
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http://www.clearbits.net/

Just an example of a movie hosted on torrents:
NYU student Brian Sandro has a secret: he and his friends pirate hundreds of millions of dollars of illicit Hollywood movies in their spare time. They are revered, reviled, hunted and admired. No one knows who they are - at least, not as far as they know.

About ClearBits

ClearBits provides hosting and distribution for open licensed media.

We distribute high quality, open-licensed (Creative Commons) digital media, datasets, and artwork for Content Creators. We host creative content in its entirety, ensure fast, reliable downloads, and enable users to directly sponsor Content Creators and their work.

We distribute content with permission from the rights holders and use the open standard, peer-to-peer file sharing technology called Bittorrent. We have been in operation since 2003; previous to 2010, the site was called LegalTorrents.
 

EnderTW

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Jun 30, 2007
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My post you are quoting:
All those freely distributed TV shows, and open-source programs/OS'es

FYI, there are plenty of movies/"tv" shows (series of related videos) made by people who distribute them via torrents. Lots of freeware programs make it onto torrents, as well as operating systems not named Windows or Mac (and I gave you an example, LINUX...and its various denominations such as UBUNTU).

Please stop acting like you're the internet police who squeals at the mention of torrents. There's more than just copyrighted material hosted on them, and you obviously aren't aware of this.
Do you know what AND means in the English language?
 

CristobalHuet

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Jan 18, 2008
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Do you know what AND means in the English language?
Do you know anything about grammar in the English language?

Also, lol @ ignoring everything I posted and bringing up a mistake in my sentence that isn't there. I thought this board was for intelligent conversation...guess not.
 

mj1108

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Apr 7, 2007
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Have a look at airvideo. I use it on my iPhone.

There is no need to re-encode anything if it's not conpatable it encodes on the fly.

Advantages are you can stream over 3g. Dosnt take up local storage on your device. You only need one copy no need to have a downscaled version for your ipad/iPhone.
I second AirVideo. Fantastic program.
 

ugp

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Jan 7, 2008
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Vuze uses Java and is a resource hog on the CPU at times. Just like all Java Apps. I'd rather convert using Handbrake. For a TV Show it doesn't take long at all.

EZTV.it is the best site for TV Shows.
 

Nova Bandit

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Original poster
Jul 14, 2008
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Vuze uses Java and is a resource hog on the CPU at times. Just like all Java Apps. I'd rather convert using Handbrake. For a TV Show it doesn't take long at all.

EZTV.it is the best site for TV Shows.
I tried Vuze, but it doesn't support automatically converting videos once they have finished downloading.

I did find an older app called ipodify, which just watches a folder for new video files, and when it sees one, it converts it to an iPod compatible format and loads it into iTunes.

I'll give air video a try once they come out with an iPad native app.
 

aerospace

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Jun 26, 2007
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I'll give air video a try once they come out with an iPad native app.
iTunes says air video is iPad compatible. $2.99 though...will add it to my maybe list(gave myself a $50 budget for apps)

Can anyone verify it works correctly?
 

lilo777

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Nov 25, 2009
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I don't think this is the appropriate message board to discuss downloading illegal copyrighted materials.
Of course it is inappropriate. Every free show watched means lost Apple profits. Very inappropriate.
 

Nova Bandit

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Jul 14, 2008
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Air Video gets the thumbs up from me!

I bought the full version, as they came out with the full iPad version over the weekend.

I'll just have to handle manually adding any videos I want if I am going to be somewhere where I'm out of wifi coverage.
 

CrAkD

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Feb 15, 2010
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My post you are quoting:
All those freely distributed TV shows, and open-source programs/OS'es

FYI, there are plenty of movies/"tv" shows (series of related videos) made by people who distribute them via torrents. Lots of freeware programs make it onto torrents, as well as operating systems not named Windows or Mac (and I gave you an example, LINUX...and its various denominations such as UBUNTU).

Please stop acting like you're the internet police who squeals at the mention of torrents. There's more than just copyrighted material hosted on them, and you obviously aren't aware of this.
the moral crusaders here are a pain in the neck.
 

screensaver400

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Jan 28, 2005
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If you have Perian and Quicktime 7, you can open up the MKVs commonly found in 720p H.264 video files and export them to MP4, which iPad supports. Passthrough the video, and encode the audio to AAC. Takes maybe 5 minutes.

I have an applescript set up that automatically does this and then sticks them in my media folder, which I then access using Safari on iPad (using the Apache web server built in to OS X). Works fine, so long as the iPad is close enough to the router (you need to be able to get about 500KB/s over Wi-Fi from the router to iPad).

This does the conversion once, which will provide better video quality and lower CPU use on the server. However, it can't dynamically change the bitrate since nothing's being encoded on the fly. For that you'd need something like Air Video.
 

gwynne

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Mar 11, 2010
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Not to be repetitive, but I can confirm that Air Video works great with typical videos you'd find in torrents (e.g. divx/xvid/mkv). I also like the pretty smooth 'scrub' feature (i.e., ff/rew), it's nice to get through commercials on the stuff I'm streaming from my actual DVR backend, just needs a few seconds to re-buffer.

(I think I've probably put that guy/company's kids through college at this point with my evangelizing. No, I'm not getting kickbacks, sadly.)