Yesterday I discovered Popcorn Time. No, I’ve heard about it for a while, but I only tried to watch something with it yesterday. (If you’re interested, it was Madagascar trilogy after I watched this video.) It’s very convenient: just fire up the app, choose your movie and hope you have enough popcorn.
You may say something about piracy. Yes, the app is very controversial. But I have two reasons to use it.
- No single digital content provider can offer me non-localized movies. Bucking region lock. I hate it. I even missed a few great games because there was almost no way I could get English versions legally. I may be Russian, but I prefer stuff in English, unless it was originally in Russian. And if sellers can’t satisfy their customer, a customer will have to find another way to get what he wants.
- Most (if not all) movies from the recent years are shit to my taste. And I don’t want to pay for something I most likely won’t enjoy.
That being said, I wrote a SlackBuild for Popcorn Time. Not that the app needs it (it’s static with very few dependencies), but it’s just more convenient to be able to manage it with system tools. I tested it on Slackware64 14.1 (with MLED add-on), but I guess it also should work on 14.0 and -current.