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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Movies and Television To-Go


[For Educational Purposes]

This is a Mac walkthrough. Someone may post a Windows walkthrough in the comments.

You'll need:
A source for TV torrents. (We'll use http://eztv.it/)
A torrent client (We'll use Transmission) .
A Dropbox and it's Drop folder properly configured.

Say you're about to go on a trip, but you need your television fix to go. Before you leave:

1) Navigate to your favorite TV torrents source. Mine: http://eztv.it/
2) Find and download the torrent for your desired TV shows.
3) Open the torrent files with the Transmission app.
4) Open the Preferences from the top menu bar. (Transmission > Preferences)
5) Navigate to the "Transfers" window and set the default save location to your Dropbox Folder. (Click screencap below.)


6) Go on your trip/vacation, leaving your desktop on. Transmission will continue to download the files, and Dropbox will passively upload them.
8) After the downloads complete you can access your TV files from a laptop/public computer at http://www.dropbox.com/

More!

-Dropbox has apps for smart phones/ tablets. I know for a fact the Apple app store features Dropbox for iPhones/iPads. You could watch your favorite episodes anywhere off of the 3G connection.

-Dropbox's storage space can be expanded various ways. You can pay or recruit people to Dropbox for additional storage.

If you know an easier or better method leave a comment.  Thanks.

**Edit**

-Blogger, Fang, suggests saving energy by setting a timer for sleep mode.

-Those of you who don't have a Mac, The Windows walkthrough would be the same with the exception of the Torrent client. Transmission is for Mac. Find and substitute a Windows counterpart. You should be able to achieve the same effect.

-To view TV shows on iOS enabled devices, You must correctly format the TV show's dimensions and file type.

57 comments:

  1. Thats an awesome idea. I always torrent but ive never torrented movies and tv before.

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  2. Note: Some formatting needs to occur before you view your TV Shows on iOS devices.

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  3. Great Idea Thanks!

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  4. Is this for Mac air or something? I know nothing about this kind of thing, I just torrent stuff to watch on my laptop in bed.

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  5. It too bad I do not own a mac...

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  6. Dont have a mac, a friend of mine does however. will link this to him.
    Following.

    http://dutchanon.blogspot.com/

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  7. This is freaking amazing stuff man. Bookmarked this neat find and following you for more like this.


    Check mine out
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  8. would be neat if i had a mac i guess

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  9. This post remind me that my 6 month macbook pro died yesterday, and I'm still mad...

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  10. That's actually a really cool idea!

    tehhappyplace.blogspot.com

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  11. I definitely want the PC rundown for this! Any chance if we don't see one in comments, you could put one up?


    Raging Royal

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  12. Really cool...I'm going to bookmark this and read it again when I get my mac..

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  13. Save power: tell it to go to sleep mode after [ETA + 1 hour], so that it goes to sleep when it's done!
    Dropbox tends to work kind of slow for me when it comes to file transfers I want to make real quick, but this is a rather ideal way of using it 8D

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  14. i still use eztv even though other torrent sites offer tv shows. legit.

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  15. Hey, good idea! thanks for sharing

    But dropbox's free 2gb isn't really enough for a holiday's worth of TV/movies..

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  16. Not much of a Mac user. Could be in the future though so i'll be sticking around to see some good tutorials. Or anything in general for that matter :)

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  17. Yeah, I'd like to see a Windows version. This is awesome.

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  18. Cool post is there a windows version of this?

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  19. I don't really watch tv anymore, but it's useful to know anyways. At the least you can amaze other people!

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  20. awesome, my brother is gonna love this.

    Following and supporting! :>
    acenoids.blogspot.com

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  21. Meh if thats so great check out vuze? they try to sound legit despite it being a .torrent? I think it's cool what your doing tho.

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  22. Score, more about the eztv than anything. Better than the 'noid or the bay?

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  23. great tutorial. thanks

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  24. Very nice find. I use Dropbox to sync any word documents I write on my Iphone with my home computer.

    Couldn't live without it!

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  25. Very helpful, not often that I come across blog posts as detailed as this.

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  26. hey man good call. thought I was pretty knowledgeable about stuff like this.

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    http://progmetaldaily.blogspot.com/

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  27. Wow savvy stuff! I know a lot of this but lookin forward to more! Followed

    http://gamermangaming.blogspot.com/

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  28. I can't torrent now anyway, but when I can I'll have to keep this in mind!

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  29. I'll show this to the mac friends :)

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  30. Now THIS is useful....or at least it would be if I had a Mac. ;(

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  31. WTB Windows equivalent!!
    Following :)

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  32. Thanks. I'll save this for when I get my macbook.

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  33. still not worth getting a mac over ;)

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  34. Thanks for the great info....even though I don't have a Mac...and never will. Keep up the great info and blog nonetheless!

    Check me out: http://cubemike99.blogspot.com
    You help me out, I help you out ;)

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  35. Thanx for the trick man! we need MOAR

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  36. Great guide man! I set it up with no problems!

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  37. You know why am I here dont forget to hit my blog nice info btw

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  38. Yeah I knew about RSS feeds but never thought about using dropbox.
    I currently run an airplay server to access my videos via iphone.

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