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Sep 3, 2014 12:09 PM
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Why do some of you lot DL animes? Is there something wrong with streaming it or is it just peoples preferences.
 
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Sep 3, 2014 12:12 PM

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new1 said:
Why do some of you lot DL animes? Is there something wrong with streaming it or is it just peoples preferences.


you answered the question in your question
 
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Sep 3, 2014 12:13 PM

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Because Streaming is for plebs.
 
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Sep 3, 2014 12:14 PM

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So that I can anime when I have no internet.
 
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Sep 3, 2014 12:15 PM
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it's higher quality
 
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Sep 3, 2014 12:19 PM

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better quality, storage in case of apocalypse, watching on devices not connected to the internet, speeding up the video, easier to browse episodes for *that one scene*, do some misc. wizardry with the file, having dub, sub and raw all at once, arguably easier to keep track of what you're watching, choice of subs, feeling superior to people who stream because of these minor differences
 
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Sep 3, 2014 12:20 PM

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Because Streaming is for plebs.
^ This.

But seriously:
1. Use of better codecs give higher quality for less bandwidth than streaming.
2. You get to keep it to watch again later at any time.
3. You can transfer it to your mobile devices and watch on the go without needing constant a fast, stable internet connection.
4. You can still download it if your connection is not fast/stable enough to support streaming.
5. You get to choose whose subs you want - often, there are better/more accurate subs available than the ones on the streaming sites.
6. It's free (other than what you pay for your internet bandwidth)
 
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Sep 3, 2014 12:22 PM

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JD2411 said:
it's higher quality


Not necessarily. Especially if you consider that most people watch in 480p.
 
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Sep 3, 2014 12:23 PM

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SolvyTwerk4Jesus said:
JD2411 said:
it's higher quality


Not necessarily. Especially if you consider that most people watch in 480p.
yes, all modern shows' 480p versions are always the most seeded
 
Sep 3, 2014 12:24 PM

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Why not download?
 
Sep 3, 2014 12:25 PM

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I do both. I usually stream, but I also download a few episodes of shows I'm planning on watching later so I can have them in high quality whether my internet is working or not, and then delete them after I watch them. I rarely rewatch shows so there's no point in me keeping the downloads. If I like a show enough to rewatch more than once or twice, I'll buy it. The only downloads I tend to keep are movies.
 
Sep 3, 2014 12:25 PM

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Higher quality
Free
You can store them and watch them again without connecting to internet
I like watching anime on my phone(personal choice)
 
Sep 3, 2014 12:30 PM

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SolvyTwerk4Jesus said:
JD2411 said:
it's higher quality


Not necessarily. Especially if you consider that most people watch in 480p.


realy ? wel my sole reasen is i dont have to wait for the buffer which some times take ages and simply because the anime in 1080p looks way beter.
 
Sep 3, 2014 12:34 PM

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Because it takes me like 30 minutes to load an episode when streaming. I can just download over the whole day and then watch it when its all ready.
 
Sep 3, 2014 12:40 PM

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'Cause it's freeeeeeeee. pirate4lyf. + higher quality, even for the 480p ones.
 
Sep 3, 2014 12:40 PM

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Higher quality. Not everything is available for streaming in decent quality or even available at all. Don't have to worry about internet going down.

If you download in 480p you're an ultra-pleb.
 
Sep 3, 2014 12:43 PM

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Because I want to watch my anime in highest possible quality (1080p BD's if available) with best subs. And if I like my anime, I want to store it on external hdd.

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Sep 3, 2014 12:45 PM

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I watch my animes on youtube in 144p
[size=200]MAL AVATAR SYSTEM BLOWS
 
Sep 3, 2014 12:55 PM

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I keep convincing myself that it has higher quality to reconcile myself with the fact that I can't afford what has actually higher quality...
 
Sep 3, 2014 12:56 PM

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I stream all my anime. Problem?
 
Sep 3, 2014 1:25 PM

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DerpHole said:
I watch my animes on youtube in 144p

Me too! Split into two or three parts?
And I mean that in the most sexually painful way possible.
 
Sep 3, 2014 2:28 PM

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Because I have enough space.
 
Sep 3, 2014 2:30 PM
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Because people aren't good enough and don't deserve to stream like us gods.
 
Sep 3, 2014 2:33 PM

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Err...because its more convenient and you dont have to buffer and wait for the video to load when you dont have a fast connection. Plus you get better quality. Everyone knows that.
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Sep 3, 2014 2:38 PM

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I'm guessing it's for those with awful internet speed and those who prepare for when their internet suddenly goes off for whatever reason.
 
Sep 3, 2014 2:44 PM
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For better looking boobs and asses.
 
Sep 3, 2014 2:45 PM

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Solely because of quality. I always delete the anime after I finish watching anyway. Unless it is 8/10 or higher.
 
Sep 3, 2014 2:46 PM

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Because it's hipster cool to download anime that you'll end up deleting after watching it once and never touch again.
 
Sep 3, 2014 2:55 PM

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Because I have 36TB of aggregate HDD space.

And because 720p is my bottom acceptable quality, and even when a stream is 720p it is noticeably fuzzier.

If there was a Steam-like service for anime with every anime in stock, I'd put so much money into Japan the yen will skyrocket. Conversely, I'm not at all interested in a Netflix-alike.

I pay to own, not rent.

And streaming is just wasteful in terms of bandwith, downloading lets you buffer weeks and months in advance and cut the searching/ hunting part of anime watching down by 60x.
 
Sep 3, 2014 3:05 PM
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Paul said:
Because it's hipster cool to download anime that you'll end up deleting after watching it once and never touch again.
Oh look at me I'm so cool for wanting to watch HQ stuff instead of pixels.
 
Sep 3, 2014 3:23 PM

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Cuz.. No lag
Rewatch anytime
Free *.*... I started to hate that word after ive seen the anime.
And cuz Yolo!~
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Sep 3, 2014 3:33 PM

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Candor said:
Paul said:
Because it's hipster cool to download anime that you'll end up deleting after watching it once and never touch again.
Oh look at me I'm so cool for wanting to watch HQ stuff instead of pixels.

Don't worry, you're not the only one.
 
Sep 3, 2014 3:50 PM
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Paul said:
Candor said:
Oh look at me I'm so cool for wanting to watch HQ stuff instead of pixels.

Don't worry, you're not the only one.
Wait what do you mean by I'm not the only one!?
 
Sep 3, 2014 3:56 PM
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For higher quality, and BD's.
 
Sep 3, 2014 3:57 PM

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Because I have 36TB of aggregate HDD space.

Psh. I've got 40TB on my NAS and 8TB for local backups. Noob.
 
Sep 3, 2014 3:59 PM
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Why download? Because downloading gives you a superior experience. You download for quality purposes and last time I checked 1080p was always and will be better than 480p. I almost forgot 480p new anime exist LOL,this is not 2004......
 
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tr1ckst3r said:
Because Streaming is for plebs.

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Sep 3, 2014 4:39 PM

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Well #1 reason for me is for the higher quality and with shows like Fate/Zero and Aldnoah.Zero watching in higher quality makes me enjoy the show much more.
 
Sep 3, 2014 4:41 PM

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Why do some people stream?


"Everything you see on the internet isn't true." -Abraham Lincoln
 
Sep 3, 2014 4:41 PM
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Higher quality and then i have something to watch when my internet connection is crap.
 
Sep 3, 2014 4:45 PM

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Where are all the people that think they are better than every one because they dont get there content "Illegally"
The true alpha.
 
Sep 3, 2014 4:47 PM

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Where are all the people that think they are better than every one because they dont get there content "Illegally"


Probably on 1 of the other 2 threads on the exact same topic on the same page of the anime discussion section.
 
Sep 3, 2014 4:49 PM

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I Download and stream.

Behold of my awesomeness~
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But my feels.
 
Sep 3, 2014 5:13 PM

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Because I can make siq backlogs
 
Sep 3, 2014 5:20 PM

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Download so that I can watch and rewatch anytime without use the internet connection. Who needs streaming if download exist?
 
Sep 3, 2014 6:19 PM

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Streaming usually as bad quality and if you're internet speed is too low.
You get my drift, either way I download things because!

Because!

That's my answer and if that doesn't satisfy,
then I'll just say: Why not!

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My anime list hasn't been updated for a really long time, so it's not accurate!

 
Sep 3, 2014 6:27 PM

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I'd like to take screenshots of some anime scenes and taking them from streaming sites is difficult. Also, no annoying watermarks to go with my 720p videos.
 
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to the people saying they download because it's free:

Are you saying that because it costs money for you to watch streaming or is it just another reason to add to the list? I can understand the higher quality/no internet argument but the free idea just isn't adding up to me


If you haven't noticed, I'm a streaming pleb
 
Sep 3, 2014 7:07 PM

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The only reason I download anything is to take screenshots. If I'm not interested in screens, streaming is fully acceptable. But screenshots of streams tend to suck.
 
Sep 3, 2014 7:09 PM

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gombo said:
to the people saying they download because it's free:

Are you saying that because it costs money for you to watch streaming or is it just another reason to add to the list? I can understand the higher quality/no internet argument but the free idea just isn't adding up to me


If you haven't noticed, I'm a streaming pleb


Why must you know the reasons why some of us download or stream for free?
I ship things I want! Why? Because it's fun!
I post retarded shit at times, sorry-- my dumbness might infect you!Please be cautious of me!
I don't come with a security label!

My anime list hasn't been updated for a really long time, so it's not accurate!

 
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