Download vs Stream

Download vs Stream

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Download vs Stream

Postby Muz » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:58 pm

Which of these you guys prefer?
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Re: Download vs Stream

Postby itsonlyleggy » Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:34 pm

Download - keep forever, re-watch when offline, no lag ever. Watch anything you can think of.

Stream - Keeps your hard drive from filling up with crap, don't have to wait, binge-watch shows without pre-planning, watch live stuff like wrestling PPV's, discover new stuff through services like Netflix.

Both have their uses, and it's essential to use both for me :)
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Re: Download vs Stream

Postby ThruMy4Eyes » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:24 am

I look at them in terms of convenience:
downloading = the modern age way of recording and archiving.
streaming = like watching TV back in the day or listening to FM radio.

They do both have their places, but what I hate is when you can only have one or the other. Some stuff ain't worth the download period - and some stuff ain't worth wasting time streaming it then downloading it all because you liked it, therefore using twice the bandwidth total.
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Re: Download vs Stream

Postby Sabkahn » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:35 am

Option 3: Physical Media because of the superior quality.
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Re: Download vs Stream

Postby TheTechDoc » Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:39 am

I live in Australia...4 days of downloading is the only option for a game... 850kbps doesn't allow for much streaming, hell Netflix barely loads if someone else is even on Facebook
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Re: Download vs Stream

Postby Timduncan » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:09 am

I think it's important that media (movies, games, everything) is being preserved, so that it doesn't get lost when the streaming service shuts down or servers are being taken down, as unlikely as it may seem regarding e.g. Netflix. We see the problem with certain online games which cannot be played anymore. So I like downloads more. And still, I think nothing beats a nice physical copy :)
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