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The Video Bay Launching With HTML 5 and Ogg Theora/Vorbis!

DPic [PersonRank 10]

Sunday, June 28, 2009
15 years ago2,784 views

http://www.reddit.com/tb/8w9x5

Yay!

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

And
http://www.afterdawn.com/news/archive/18322.cfm

DPic [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

I can now register and log in, but uploading/playback doesn't work (although someone managed to get some up somehow). Looks like the site could be sully functional very very soon

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Annnd it's down :(Something to do with TPB takeover?
http://gizmodo.com/5304354/pirate-bay-bought-out-suddenly-respects-copyrights

[put at-character here]DPic
When the site was still up there was only one video (and one audio clip) I was able to watch. I think you'd have had to have been in the *invited* beta to be able to use the whole site.

DPic [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

totally wrong =]

http://www.reddit.com/r/worldnews/comments/8wwkp/they_they_sold_the_pirate_bay/c0aow1t

<<To clarify a bit..

TPB has been owned by a company for the last years since the raid so nothing there will really change except the names of the owners. The talk about TPB are going to be a pay site is wrong, the CEO that said that does not know what he is talking about.

Now, the BIG change is that the tracker is going to be outsourced to a new formed company that wont know what they track, just that they connect peers, and the torrent listings will be handed by an other new company that will have torrents but they will not know either content or who is using the torrents. This setup will be practically impossible to take down or find anyone liable to sue.

The 3d party company services will have APIs, so you can on your blog or whatever have your own small torrent listings just as you now pull in twitter feeds. remember how the twitter design totally havoced the iranian attempts to block it as ppl just used another side that pulled in the feeds and read it there instead? well that goes for torrents and TPB to.
All in all, this is not the end of the world as some are seeing it but a rather interesting technical improvement.

And dont worry, not a dime will go to the media industries spectrial prize money what i know of but a really nice fund for doing cool stuff.

/krs – co.founder of TPB and PB, not involved in TPB anymore and have no stake in any cash.>>

http://thepiratebay.org/blog/164

<<Yes, it's true.

News reached the press today in Sweden – The Pirate Bay might get aquired by Global Gaming Factory X AB.

A lot of people are worried. We're not and you shouldn't be either!

TPB is being sold for a great bit underneath it's value if the money would be the interesting part. It's not. The interesting thing is that the right people with the right attitude and possibilities keep running the site.
As all of you know, there's not been much news on the site for the past two-three years. It's the same site essentially. On the internets, stuff dies if it doesn't evolve. We don't want that to happen.

We've been working on this project for many years. It's time to invite more people into the project, in a way that is secure and safe for everybody. We need that, or the site will die. And letting TPB die is the last thing that is allowed to happen!

If the new owners will screw around with the site, nobody will keep using it. That's the biggest insurance one can have that the site will be run in the way that we all want to. And – you can now not only share files but shares with people. Everybody can indeed be the owner of The Pirate Bay now. That's awesome and will take the heat of us.

The old crew is still around in different ways. We will also not stop being active in the politics of the internets – quite the opposite. Now we're fueling up for going into the next gear. TPB will have economical muscles to let people evolve it. It will team up with great technicians to evolve the protocols. And we, the people interested in more than just technology, will have the time to focus on that. It's win-win-win.

The profits from the sale will go into a foundation that is going to help with projects about freedom of speech, freedom of information and the openess of the nets. I hope everybody will help out in that and realize that this is the best option for all. Don't worry – be happy!>>

I wasn't, and still am not, able to watch or listen to anything, but i could see multiple files uploaded. When i tried to click on any of them (or view the opload page), it would tell me that authentication was required and ask me for my username and password but entering it did nothing and it would just ask me over and over. The site is simply under heavy construction (and getting a lot of traffic). It's back up now. Remember:

"The Video Bay – Beta Extreme

(Don't expect anything to work at all)"

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