how do you watch anime/read mangas?
Right now I'm using bookmarks and lots of folders, but this is getting out of hand (pic related). What is the best software to organize the viewing/reading experience?
I found Mangablaze in the WP8 store, it pulls content from Mangafox and the likes, can download chapters for offline reading, check for new chapters, marks the parts you have read and lets you continue where you left off even if you read multiple manga in parallel. Is there something like this for PC? preferrably free and without ads
Just delete this thread now. Please.
I dont have 2 TB of free storage lying around to fill it with anime i will never watch again. If I really like something then i will download it in good quality
>Thinks only 2TB are enough
>I dont have 2 TB of free storage lying around
That's an awful argument. You can delete anime after you watch it you know. There is absolutely no reason to stream. Just get out.
lmao you're streaming?
wow you must HATE anime
Well, tell me a better way then. That was my question after all
You are a fucking retard
streaming is fine. you guys do know that full hd streams exist right? At worst, it's only marginally lower quality than downloading.
And I don't like risking downloading too much at college
It's .se now.
>At worst, it's only marginally lower quality than downloading.
You've either never watched downloaded anime or you are blind as a bat you dumbass.
>And I don't like risking downloading too much at college
Yeah because your university, let alone anyone, cares your downloading unlicensed chinese cartoons.
Even the ones that are licensed in Burgerland are by small time companies that can't afford to go after anyone for pirating them.
It redirects when you open it.
ok. well, I'll try a screenshot comparison.
I'm using Vuze with RSS, I know when the shows I watch are usually released and then I watch them in the evening.
First off, you said "At worst , it's only marginally lower quality than downloading".
The vast majority of streams aren't HD and have the shittiest encoding possible to get filesizes and bandwidth to a minimum.
Second, that pic is from the best stream quality you'll find and it still looks noticeably worse than the downloaded version.
Why would you ever knowingly pick an objectively worse version?
That's why streaming is retarded.
There is no useful pro to it in the present where download speeds are MBs a second.
I was talking about just the hd streams being marginally worse than downloading. And while quality is a little worse, but it is by no means bad. Garden of words is one of the most artistically beautiful anime out there, for most other shit the difference would be even smaller.
So if you don't want to download a whole series, maybe you ran out of hard drive space, or maybe you just dont want to risk downloading (I've heard stories of anons getting caught by their uni for downloading anime) then streaming is acceptable
> get caught
They probably got it from tpb with the latest utorrent
>So if you don't want to download a whole series
You can download episodes as you watch them. It's simple to do in any torrent client.
>maybe you ran out of hard drive space
This is such a silly argument. The shittiest of computers now have upwards of 250gb.
If you don't constantly have at least 5gbs of free space then you clearly need more HDD space in general.
>or maybe you just dont want to risk downloading
Ever heard of XDCC? Who am I kidding, of course you haven't.
Last year I used it in my universities dorm (which had heavily monitored internet and was strict about torrenting) and was just fine.
There is no argument for streaming. It's that simple.
If you think streaming is ok you are either uninformed about other options or are just willfully choosing the worse option.
a few arguments
a) old anime. quality is shit even if you download
b)no seeders, no xdcc file
c)you want to watch a full series but the file is like 10+ GB. again, especially true for old series where quality is shit anyway and waiting/downloading is a waste of time and space.
d)You're in a third world shit hole with data limits. e.g canada
e)You're in class and only have your phone on you
> in class
Ontario here, I have unlimited internet, though it's slow as fuck. Downloading is still the only option.
You realize all of those "arguments" for streaming are cases where you CAN'T download.
My point still stands that streaming is inferior to downloading in every case.
Also just to clarify,
>old anime. quality is shit even if you download
So you want to stream to lower the quality even further?
>no seeders, no xdcc file
find me an example of this for any series and then also find a stream version.
You can't. The library of shows available for download is much higher than that of streamable shows.
>you want to watch a full series but the file is like 10+ GB
Like I said earlier, you should have available space and you can download episode by episode. Being an old show or a long-running one doesn't change this.
>You're in a third world shit hole with data limits
Streaming also adds to your data limit you shithead. Also that's your fault for living in a third world shit hole.
>You're in class and only have your phone on you
For the love of god please don't tell me you're such a fucking flaming narutard that you do this ever. If you're not going to pay attention to the class then don't waste you're time there dipshit.
>lowering yourself down to the level of the average anime convention autist
>You're in class and only have your phone on you
I wish I could hate you to death.
>So you want to stream to lower the quality even further?
Yeah, since it's pretty much unnoticeable
>find me an example of this
pretty much any somewhat obscure anime from before 2005 will be hard to find with a decent download speed
>Streaming also adds to your data limit
not as much
all this hate. ok, how about, "you're on a train to/from work" still too faggy? empty train?
anyway, doesn't detract from my other points
>pretty much any somewhat obscure anime from before 2005 will be hard to find with a decent download speed
You clearly don't know any decent torrenting sites.
I guarantee you can name any series and I'll find a torrent with plenty of seeders before you find a stream of the same quality.
I'm dead serious, find me one example of a show you can't find a decent download of that you can find a stream of.
If you can't do it then you can't claim it exists.
>not as much
Yeah because the quality is worse. Also if you actually have a data limit then stop fucking wasting your time watching anime and get a job so you can afford non-shit tier internet.
This argument is like me saying a bicycle is a better transportation method for a road trip across the country because I can't afford the gas.
I don't even know why you are here. Please lurk more or give up you're streaming argument until you can find an argument for it not being inferior to downloading. Protip: you can't
>not watching your downloaded anime on the train so you can watch uninterrupted when you enter a black spot
Still not seeing why streaming is better
Also when it comes to the "traveling and only have my phone" argument, downloading is still superior.
There is a reason groups like deadfish still do releases. Plus that's when the "data limit" argument is clearly in favor of downloading as I'm sure your phone has a much lower data limit than your computer.
The fact that you're the kind of retard who can't fucking seperate classtime from time wasting dectracts a lot, fucker.
And why you would watch anime or any lengthy visual media on your phone unless you actually don't have a computer/tv is beyond me.
Again, torrenting at college is risky, and xdcc sure isn't going to help for old obscure shit.
Touch has no seeders and has only a lower quality release on bakabt. The streaming site I use seems to use the higher quality release.
Unfortunately, I am a somewhat of a newfag and can't really name many obscurish old anime off the tip of my tongue.
But a lot of old shit on bakabt goes at much less than a MB/s as well, and torrenting is also not all that efficient at going by file order.
If there is some torrenting site that I don't know of, please tell me.
Why is everyone assuming I'm talking about myself. I was just trying to think of an example where you don't have access to downloading.
>Unfortunately, I am a somewhat of a newfag
Yep, that's your problem exactly.
Lurk more and give up your streaming argument.
No one on /a/ thinks your justified in streaming and will only laugh at you.
I knew you would pick apart that one part of my argument and ignore the rest.
I did give the example in Touch
But really bakabt has pretty much everything you could want.
And even if for some reason there were a series that was streamed and unavaible for download, how is that an excuse for streaming anything else?
Yeah I can completely ignore the rest once you state you're a newfag.
I'm not going to waste my time telling you everything that can be learned from simply LURKING MORE.
You can go ahead and keep streaming, but don't come on /a/ and proclaim it's not inferior to downloading when you are new and not fully informed.
Why do you think your thread derailed into this discussion?
Because /a/ doesn't support streaming.
As for that example, if by Touch you mean the 1985 TV series, there is a torrent available on animebytes with 13 seeders.
But I doubt you know what that is or have an account there because you are a newfag
BakaBT sucks for shit that gets licensed. But still, you can find plenty of other ways to get those.
Also I forgit to mention you are the cancer killing scanlations
That's why I listed AB
I use notepad
first of all, this isn't my thread.
And no I din't know about animebytes, thanks for the info. Is that torrent for the BD version of Touch? if not then it's no better than the one on bakabt.
And as I said, I don't like torrenting at college.
Again, not my thread. Personally I almost never stream. I've streamed a handful of older series. Just trying to make an argument for why streaming isn't as bad as /a/ makes it out to be.
I use Plex
µTorrent RSS feeds from nyaa for airing stuff.
2TB Hard drive to fill with my backlog.
MAL to keep track (The list system is simple enough, the community not so much)
>isn't as bad as /a/ makes it out to be
Yes, it is. Even if there is no other option available for a particular anime it is still horrible. You may be able to stomach it, but that doesn't make it better at all.
It's like using uTorrent or VLC when there are better options out there.
Enjoy sending all your data to the NSA and your ads
This AnimeBytes registration too intimidating for me. Also, joining it would make me feel like some type of elitist faggot like the people arguing with me in this thread.
What is /a/'s preferred torrenting software?
/a/ is not a person, but I use Deluge.
For Windows, Deluge
For Mac/Linux, Transmission
That's my preference, as I want my torrenting client to be lightweight and simple.
I would assume that anon is using 2.2.1, not the shitty new releases.
You know what happens when you assume...
I assumed no one on /a/ actually thought streaming was ever a preferable choice to downloading.
NSA most likely got all the information they could ever want from me already so I don't see the problem.
Are you telling me you're "off the grid", and if you are, why do you care if your data is in a database? NSA won't bust you for piracy and they won't expose your fetishes to the world. So unless you're a terrorist who enjoys his daily dose of muh anime I don't see the problem.
Btw, Deluge is still an p2p client, so the second you decide to download something you'll be easily tracked and the cyber police will come for you.
I did update at one point to 3. something then switched back, didn't notice much of an difference aside from unnecessary features and the missing 1 page info.
>not using onepieceofbleach.com
Do you even anime?
The NSA thing was just a joke.
But uTorrent sucks because there is fucking ads, it's bloated as hell, and eats up resources like a Murrikan eats burgers
>Not writing your own page to keep track of things you watch
What kind of brick are you running on when a p2p client is eating up alot of resources?
Ontario streamer here.
I have unlimited download.
i love anilinkz.com
Why write your own page when MAL does it for you?
Download it. You can always delete it afterwards if you're a faggot
I had my 300+ list on another page, then they were kind of hackd and I lost my complete list.
So i thought fuck you and just made my own, with things I personally need, like keeping track of Sitcoms too. And I wanted to try some things.