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February 28, 2000 2:30 PM   Subscribe

Well, this won't last long. It appears to be streaming video of every single Simpsons episode. Ay, carumba!
posted by luke (24 comments total)

wow, I'm furiously downloading as fast as I can. Each episode is going about 50kb/sec, so this should take a while...
posted by mathowie at 2:54 PM on February 28, 2000

Maybe we should be coordinating our efforts or something. I've just snatched Season 2, for example, and may try to get the first few seasons before the later ones...

posted by dan_of_brainlog at 3:02 PM on February 28, 2000

BTW, is a DSL provider? Just trying to determine how quickly Fox can take it down...
posted by dan_of_brainlog at 3:07 PM on February 28, 2000

Yes, i am downloading very slowly, all you high bandwidth kids should put up some ftps.
posted by corpse at 3:35 PM on February 28, 2000

And please, for the love of god, no posting this to Slashdot until we've got a library.
posted by jkottke at 3:37 PM on February 28, 2000

Free enterprise strikes again... ;)
posted by jason at 3:38 PM on February 28, 2000

hahaha. I'm working on season 11, and going backwards. You will all get ftp access to my fat pipe when I'm done.
posted by mathowie at 3:41 PM on February 28, 2000

Sadly, they don't seem to have my favorite episode, Deep Space Homer.
posted by corpse at 4:00 PM on February 28, 2000

My d/l rate was 30MB/sec this morning. Now it's 3MB/sec. The word is spreading.
posted by dan_of_brainlog at 4:07 PM on February 28, 2000

(That's megabit, of course.) And now my connections are timing out. Thanks a lot...
posted by dan_of_brainlog at 4:09 PM on February 28, 2000

This all reminds me of a Bloat tagline - Webloggers 2 days ahead of the rest of us.
Or some such. So you're natural advantage as webloggers should be narrowing in matter of hours.
Better be selective in your downloads.
posted by bird at 4:22 PM on February 28, 2000

Man, I was doing 9 at a time for a while, now I'm down to 2 ... so, can we set up a writeable FTP space for these episodes, so we can share the love?

I'm trying to name mine well ... i.e. Simpsons - Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy (2F07).rm ... I suggest something similar for organization's sake.
posted by fil! at 4:42 PM on February 28, 2000

damnit.. i'm on cable and i'm only getting 4.5 k/sec now. we really need to coordinate efforts!!
posted by PWA_BadBoy at 5:09 PM on February 28, 2000

Blame Luke for posting it in the first place. ;)
posted by jkottke at 7:40 PM on February 28, 2000

Is anyone else having trouble with the video and audio on these files getting out of sync? (I'm running RealPlayer 7 on Win98.)
posted by Hegemonic at 2:39 AM on February 29, 2000

Yup. Not all files (I've watched a couple successfully, some with that problem), but many of 'em. As if the audio is being played faster than the video, right?

posted by dan_of_brainlog at 2:47 AM on February 29, 2000

Yes indeed. If you or anyone else finds a way around this problem, please post it here. (Well, I've already found one way around it--stopping the file every minute and 30 seconds or so, then starting it again and moving the slider back to the appropriate time. But that's just no good.)
posted by Hegemonic at 3:43 AM on February 29, 2000

Does anyone know the episode where the Simpson family goes to a psychiatrist for electro-shock therapy and end up zapping each other? That's a keeper!! It was an early season but I'm not sure which nor what it was titled.
posted by Taken Outtacontext at 7:28 AM on February 29, 2000

In the spirit of this excellent Guide to Online Research, you really should go look that up yourself.
posted by jkottke at 8:08 AM on February 29, 2000

Just as an FYI, I've got all of season 11, most of 10 and am working my way down. I'm getting seasons 1-3 today, and all of it will be online at my own ftp site. Email me if you want access to it.
posted by mathowie at 10:35 AM on February 29, 2000

Thank you Mr. Kottke. "There's No Desgrace Like Home" was the episode in the first year.
posted by Taken Outtacontext at 11:42 AM on February 29, 2000

Everyone who's downloading don't forget this gem. It's the best opening sequence ever.
posted by corpse at 2:51 PM on February 29, 2000

I'm not into the Simpsons much, but the only episode I would like to have seen, isn't on the site. Bugger.
posted by prolific at 5:07 PM on February 29, 2000

Which one, prolific?

Not that I'd be able to help, I'm just curious.
posted by dan_of_brainlog at 6:09 PM on February 29, 2000

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