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Offline radiocycle

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Just Found 'TV Portal'
« on: November 05, 2012, 10:49:33 AM »
For you boob-tube fans out there, you might want to check out 'TV Portal' in GP.  Looks pretty cool and the 'upgraded' version is only 99.  A HUGE list of TV programs and also a good amount of movies.  Works most excellent with MX Player.  I see there are other TV type apps but this is the only one I've tried so I can't compare, but this one does seem to work well on our tab.

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Re: Just Found 'TV Portal'
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2012, 03:11:18 PM »
Wow, I'm really impressed. Fantastic selection. The odd link fails or is slow but generally it's superb. Thanks very much for the heads up.

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Re: Just Found 'TV Portal'
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2012, 04:57:32 PM »
Wow, I'm really impressed. Fantastic selection. The odd link fails or is slow but generally it's superb. Thanks very much for the heads up.

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Re: Just Found 'TV Portal'
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2012, 02:44:37 PM »
And fantastic support. Video was choppy with MX player. Used bsplayer free with system decode and other tweaks.

Works great so far.

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Re: Just Found 'TV Portal'
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2012, 03:06:18 AM »
Thanks for the tip !!

great app - wonder how long before they torpedo it ??  LOL

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Re: Just Found 'TV Portal'
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2012, 03:24:04 AM »
BSplayer rocks

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Re: Just Found 'TV Portal'
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2012, 07:31:42 AM »
Thanks for the tip !!

great app - wonder how long before they torpedo it ??  LOL

I don't think they can. Its an aggregator of already existing videos on the web.

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Re: Just Found 'TV Portal'
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2012, 11:01:11 PM »
Thanks for the tip !!

great app - wonder how long before they torpedo it ??  LOL

I don't think they can. Its an aggregator of already existing videos on the web.

They can and will do whatever they like.   Seen how they act with Kim Dotcom and Megaupload ?   Have you used Napster lately ? LOL  If you still think we live in a free country in the USA, you should think again.  Even the Dept of Education has SWAT Teams, for pity's sake.

For some strange reason, the app no longer shows up in the Google App store now altho my copy still works....  but stay tuned.


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Re: Just Found 'TV Portal'
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2012, 09:42:40 AM »
Touche. Of course freedom is an illusion, complete freedom is anarchy.
It's all a balancing act.
Law vs freedom
Chaos vs heat death
Dogma vs insight

I wonder if windows had not been so heavily pirated whether OS/2 would have dominated.
And if a program which points to possibly copyright infringed content is an abettor of illegality, then a forum which reviews that program is not?
Its up to the copyright holders to find the actual violations and have them removed, no program or third party has that ability or right imo.

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Re: Just Found 'TV Portal'
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2012, 11:09:45 AM »
App was pulled.
I tried to update and am unable. "We will be in the Hudson" .
« Last Edit: November 10, 2012, 11:41:25 AM by bjs229 »

Offline matt

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Re: Just Found 'TV Portal'
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2012, 12:31:45 PM »
Maybe I'm atypical.

 I recorded late night radio shows in the 60s on reel to reel and found new artists and music which led me to buying a lot of vinyl.

I recorded onto cassettes in the 70s and traded with friends which led me to buying a ton of CDs.

I've swapped MP3s and discovered new music to enjoy and purchase.

I've watched lofi vids and bought the movies.

I've gotten apps from black market to try on my tablet and purchased those I had a use for.

A canny marketer would know that a certain level of " piracy " is beneficial to market penetration.
Some of this content may actually be sanctioned. I cannot tell.

The losses reported due to piracy are overblown. If a kid  amasses a huge store of MP3s in a game of acquisition it has to be balanced against what his allowance would have actually purchased if piracy was not an option. And the trading of this content might have increased the fan base of many artists leading to future revenue.

So a program that points to content may actually serve a greater purpose by identifying illegal sites and allowing legal file share.

If content servers would realize that charging what the market will bear is not the same as maximizing return the prices for online music, books, and vids would drop dramatically and result in greater profit margin with less piracy. But protecting the established printing, distributing and retail merchants seems to be the status quo.

Poorly, but I have written.
« Last Edit: November 10, 2012, 12:43:50 PM by matt »

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Re: Just Found 'TV Portal'
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2012, 01:06:58 PM »
I don't think you are atypical. I  do feel a  need to respect the community here so I will try to watch what I say.
I think You should be hired as a consultant for the law team of one of of these high profile piracy defense cases that are in the news lately. I agree that a lot of the media that gets traded would not be heard or like you said advertised without peer to peer. Bottom line as ridiculous as it seems, it is a crime that can be taken very seriously if the gun somehow gets aimed at you.
On another note same vein. I work in a restaurant. We get calls every so often from "telemarketers" asking what kind of music do you listen to in your dining room? If you answer with any type aside from Muzak you get blackmailed or  shaken down for $. Apparently, It is illegal to play cds or music that you own( have really bought) in a business without paying another premium to the record companies and I guess partly the artists. They threaten to report you and I have seen letters where there are supposed fines involved.
Brutal.
With my 100 plus gigs of music I will probably be hanged in the streets of Tehran.. I mean DC
« Last Edit: November 10, 2012, 01:19:57 PM by bjs229 »

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Re: Just Found 'TV Portal'
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2012, 01:10:48 PM »
I am curious to the extent of the sharing involved with this app.. Can someone post a mirror or dropbox link of the apk? 

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Re: Just Found 'TV Portal'
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2012, 01:17:20 PM »
https://www.dropbox.com/s/17wp4pedl03c9do/TVPortal.apk
This is the box of the apps developer. I hope I am not breaking any rules.

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Re: Just Found 'TV Portal'
« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2012, 01:18:59 PM »
Thanks! I'm going to try it out, look into it, and form my opinion. I'll post my thoughts later...

 


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