Unlimited Speed safe w/ Amazon?

Discussion in 'AnyStream' started by TubeBar, Oct 13, 2020.

  1. TubeBar

    TubeBar Member

    Hi I just started using the trial but 1 single movie takes forever at 1x. Is it a ban risk if I change the speed? This is the same as screen recording.
     
  2. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    I've been using it on unlimited speed since closed beta began in april this year. No negative effects whatsoever (yet)
     
  3. TubeBar

    TubeBar Member

    OK I thought so, thanks I will give that a try then :) 1x is to damn slow :(
     
  4. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    you can always try 2x or slightly higher. 2x alone will cut the speed in half.
     
  5. TubeBar

    TubeBar Member

    I tried unlimited speed and I really like that :) I hope I don't get banned. Hate to have to use 2x. I think I will stick w/ unlimited for now.
     
  6. Kamala

    Kamala Well-Known Member

    I use unlimited speed aswell.
    The downloads are not directly from your country specific amazon site,but rather from their cloud services, but...
    there will be always provided certain information (eg. your account details) to them, when you watch/download videos from them...
    but since you have an option to download the videos for offline viewing in their official apps.. (yes they will be DRM protected tho)
    i don't really see a problem with it,or them wondering about it,unless you are doing 100 videos daily. :p
     
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  7. Octavean

    Octavean Well-Known Member


    While I've never used the feature, the Amazon and Netflix native applications allow for download and storage. Presumably this is for viewing when internet isn't necessarily an option such as commercial flights.
     
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  8. TubeBar

    TubeBar Member

    Yes you can download Amazon and Netflix videos (though they are encrypted). That's what I think they won't see anything fishy because of that. It's not really known how Anystream is doing it's job, maybe through the player? I don't think Amazon would look that deep into this.
     
  9. Kamala

    Kamala Well-Known Member

    If you'd know,you'd be one of the coders.
    But I think this is something which should not be discussed about,even "distantly" on this forum.
    I understood there was some sorta kindly warning given before, about speculating on the forum how the software works.
    Just so you know..

    meaning: it's okay (..and encouraged!) to report problems with your downloads (remember to include the log from the app),or suggest new ideas for the developers and for the app, but there should be no speculation about how the application works and is doing its thing.
     
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  10. TubeBar

    TubeBar Member

    Yes you're right that's why I said I think. However unlike other Amazon downloaders I have used, this one seems to effect your play count in Amazon. Now Amazon thinks you watched the video even if you downloaded it, so maybe a risk to use faster speeds. I've been using it but I would still say becareful.
     
  11. Kamala

    Kamala Well-Known Member

    the reason why amazon shows you "continue playing the video where you left off..." is ...
    amazon thinks the downloader is an web-browser/their app.
    that's all i can say about it.
    but it is nothing to worry about.
    if you still have your doubts, you should contact support, i can not really help you here.
     
  12. Prospere

    Prospere RedFox Development Team

    It is not really related to the download speed you select in the AnyStream settings. The view progress is updated to a certain limit to eliminate the possibility to rent a title, download it and then claim refund as if it was not watched.
     
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  13. wrldtvlr

    wrldtvlr New Member

    Totally on board with the prohibition on discussing how AS works, but I would point out that Amazon and Netflix content integrity are almost certainly aware of what is happening. Will they take steps to block it or ban accounts? Who knows...
     
  14. windevine

    windevine Member

    blocked anystream by an evolution of the drm verry certainly, blocked the accounts of users no.