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Post by ferret on Sun May 05, 2013 10:25 pm

Most of you know that I've been a Graboid.com user for quite a while. I have enjoyed using their site to download (unlimited) movies and TV shows for around $20 bucks a month. Some of our favourite shows have not been available for a while and we were getting increasingly frustrated.
Mike, (Helperguy) came over and set us up with the ability to use Torrents and organize it in a manner that was logical to me. Besides setting it up, we also got a tutorial from him. This entire set up cost us the princely sum of 500 pesos to Mike. That's a huge saving over the long term and a painless way for a novice to get set up quickly. We have "backfilled" the missing shows and are merrily converting to Torrents only. I figure, in about a month, we will cancel our subscription to Graboid.
So, that's the background...now for the surprise.
THEY GOT BOOKS IN THEM THAR TORRENTS...and they download at the speed of light to your computer. My first attempt was a short story called "The Safe Man" by Michael Connelly. Plugged in my Kindle and it downloaded directly to it without a hitch. Sent the Mobi file to my hubby's iPad via an e-mail attachment. The next few attempts didn't work at all even though they were the correct Mobi files.
So, Mike downloaded Calibre to my laptop while he was here for something else. There is still a lot that I don't understand and will probably never use in Calibre. The simple thing that I do use it for is as follows.
I open Calibre and click "add books"...browse to the torrent file that I downloaded it into...click the "book" I want and it magically appears in Calibre. This is the same process as adding an attachment to an e-mail.
I hook up my Kindle to the USB port, click and highlight the title that I want to transfer, right click, then click "send to device"...click "eject"...safely unplug the USB on the device....open the Kindle and the book is ready for you to read on your home page.
This is simple, painless and FREE. Calibre senses what format your device needs and provides it automatically while fixing any bad "code" in the original Torrents download. Any device to anyone. This is the lending Library of the future.
I'm busy catching up...Happy Reading!
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Post by hockables on Mon May 06, 2013 12:20 am

Very Happy Happy Pirating Ferret

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Post by ferret on Mon May 06, 2013 6:19 am

Point taken. I also pay for Star Choice too. Very Happy
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Post by sparks on Mon May 06, 2013 10:27 am

Wish I had my Torrents again. Too Gig limited with Telcel
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Post by tictoc on Mon May 06, 2013 10:55 am

sparks wrote:Too Gig limited with Telcel
Shocked Really?

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Post by MexicoPete on Mon May 06, 2013 10:56 am

Sadly, Really.
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Post by hockables on Mon May 06, 2013 11:09 am

Ferret... try Megashare for streaming video...

It's amazing whats on-line...
A few days ago, I searched Movie Titles currently playing in Theatres here.....
several of them were already available for free, on-line

I know I'm gonna Burn In Hell for it.... But the Movies were great!!

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Post by tictoc on Mon May 06, 2013 11:43 am

MexicoPete wrote:Sadly, Really.
That is sad!!! What about upload? Anyone have a map of what providers cover what area? And or location of C.O.'s and R.T.'s?

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Post by sparks on Mon May 06, 2013 3:40 pm

tictoc wrote:
sparks wrote:Too Gig limited with Telcel
Shocked Really?

10 gigs per month is the most I could get with a contract. Movies are usually 700k to 1 gig and a TV series season is often 3-4 gigs. That's decent resolution but not high-res
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