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Written by Atariboy
February 7, 2006 at 12:55 pm
Posted in Geeky, The IT Crowd, Web
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Its only going at 15kb from my house at the moment, but im about to double my bandwidth thanks to gary, in about 10 mins it i will have 40kb up
February 7, 2006 at 1:09 pm
Thanks for seeding this one – will learn how to make torrents myself in time for Episode 4!
February 7, 2006 at 1:19 pm
cheers for that
February 7, 2006 at 1:20 pm
You missed the boat.. a torrent link was already posted on Digg.
February 7, 2006 at 1:21 pm
Have you checked that torrent version though? Is it still DRM’ed?
February 7, 2006 at 1:22 pm
Thanks for getting this out on a torrent for us non-UK fans. C4 sucks for making this UK only!
February 7, 2006 at 1:30 pm
Nice one, I havent had chance to watch the first two yet!
February 7, 2006 at 2:26 pm
February 7, 2006 at 2:29 pm
Torrenting this for the Americans is a great idea. Nice one!
February 7, 2006 at 2:43 pm
Thanks for the torrent! I’ll be seeding it for a while.
February 7, 2006 at 3:06 pm
Hey! How did you make it to the front page of Digg? Just by asking all your friends to digg you?
February 7, 2006 at 3:07 pm
I got a few friends to start me going, that got me up to about 8 diggs and then other people on digg found my storys useful and dugg them too, once you get over 35 diggs your story jumps to the frontpage.
February 7, 2006 at 3:09 pm
The Mininova torrent has far more seeders and was up first in the digg article. And yes of course the file has no DRM. http://www.mininova.org/tor/219284
February 7, 2006 at 3:25 pm
Cheers, man. This is what the Internet’s for! I’ll give you the digg and keep on seeding.
February 7, 2006 at 3:34 pm
Digger : Fair enough, someone posted the torrent link up while I Atariboy was still grabbing it from my FTP server and making a torrent. Obviously great minds were thinking alike today :-)
Currently dropping it down to a resized, lower bitrate XviD so I can watch it on my smartphone on the train home tonight :-D
February 7, 2006 at 3:43 pm
Anyone willing to get this on a host for direct (I hate that aspect of college life… the regulation of P2P/BT software…)?
February 7, 2006 at 3:54 pm
[…] **Episode 3 torrent can be found here** […]
AtariBoy » The IT Crowd Episode 2
February 7, 2006 at 4:18 pm
AtariBoy, Never you mind the whiners, the complainers, the flamers, the trolls and other wankers (all the formentioned are in the USA by the way), YOU are doing a great service for your distant cousins in the colonies and to others all over the world by providing us with these IT Crowd (non-DRMed) torrents. Here’s a THANK YOU from a yank.
February 7, 2006 at 4:29 pm
By the way as of 11:32EST I am seeing 32 seeds and 78 peers for The.IT.Crowd.ep.3.wmv. I am personally getting 29K down and 33K up with this torrent. Not bad at all mate, not bad at all.
February 7, 2006 at 4:33 pm
I was quite bothered the first time i got a story on digg, the amount of flame and negative comments that i got greatly outweighed the positive ones.
But this time the flaming has been much less, im more than happy to provide people with access to this show, i feel like im actually giving something back to the web after years of just taking from it.
February 7, 2006 at 4:34 pm
Thanks for the info on the torrents and seed, im using my own PC and Broadband for the tracker and seeding as well, using utorrent 1.41.
When running as a tracker utorrent does not like connecting to itsself and so i can only see other users with utorrent, although gary tells me that its working fine from the outside.
I’ve never ran a tracker before, and i’m not sure if there is seperate bittorrent tracker software, but this seems to be worknig ok for everyone but me!
February 7, 2006 at 4:38 pm
How well is “The IT crowd” being received in the UK? I personally don’t see it ever making it here in the USA on a main network. It might make it on one of the secondary or tertiary networks (like G4, an utterly worthless waste of time. Though before it was G4 it was TechTV, which was a great network). It is unfortunate that such good programs go unseen here in the states. BTW there is another BBC program that is picking up “torrent” steam: Life on Mars. Yet another fantastic show that only the people in the BT underground community will ever see.
February 7, 2006 at 4:49 pm
I dont have a TV in my student house, quite frankly i dont think there is that much good on British TV either, but the IT crowd is one of those rare shows that i really like, another is darkplace, which only had a breif 6 shows on channel for a couple years ago, ironically it also had the actor tha plays moss in it.
There should be a DVD coming out for that soon.
I would guess that the IT crowd is going quite well in the UK, everyone i know who has seen it has laughed so much, and loved it.
Maybe we need to set up a poll?
February 7, 2006 at 5:04 pm
12:17 EST: I have finished downloading ep3 am seeding now. I am currently seeing 61 seeds and 134 peers and have an upload rate of 50kB/s.
February 7, 2006 at 5:19 pm
Excellent, im only seeing 12 seeds and 100 peers, but thats because of the tracker, thanks again for the info paul
February 7, 2006 at 5:28 pm
I just finished watching ep.3…brilliant! Absolutely brilliant!
February 7, 2006 at 5:51 pm
[…] Last week, I had the pleasure of watch the first two episodes of The IT Crowd. It airs on Britain’s Channel 4 and I personally find it rather amusing (kind of hit/miss). In any case, they have released very episode so far on line in WMV format. Episode 3, which airs Friday night, was released today on their website in a drm’ed wmv format and unavailable to people outside of the UK. The response has been interesting. Someone pointed out that the url of the file doesn’t require you to be in the UK to download: http://edge.channel4.com/theitcrowd/episode_3.wmv. Another stated that drm can be stripped from wmv files. Then AtariBoy posted on his blog that there is a undrm’ed copy on the torrent network. […]
Zyca » Blog Archive » The IT Crowd
February 7, 2006 at 6:15 pm
How did you un-drm it? I want to be able to do that myself when episode 4 comes out…
February 7, 2006 at 6:21 pm
Cheer’s mate! You fucking rock! I’m here in Norn Iron so cheers from your petrol bomb throwing brothers in the UK!
February 7, 2006 at 7:06 pm
any chance we’ll see a .avi file sooner or later, for consistency?
February 7, 2006 at 7:57 pm
I dont think there is much point me converting the current .wmv file to avi as its of low quality, on friday when it is shown on tv i would imagine that there will be a High quality TV rip, i’ll put a link to the torrent when that appears.
February 7, 2006 at 8:05 pm
Dude, congrats. You are the first one if I google for: “The IT Crowd” torrent.
February 7, 2006 at 8:16 pm
“on friday when it is shown on tv i would imagine that there will be a High quality TV rip, i’ll put a link to the torrent when that appears.”
yeah. Thanks, that’s what I meant.
February 7, 2006 at 8:41 pm
This sucks! The torrents are hosted on a Porn site and besides it asks for a user name and password!
February 7, 2006 at 8:51 pm
Yeah mininova is a bit dodgey, i suggest you download the torrent from here (no porn):
February 7, 2006 at 9:01 pm
drm’ed version plays just fine in canada even though I can’t access it directly from their site.
February 8, 2006 at 3:55 am
i’ve found this on the officila site of it crowd, in the forums!
[video src="http://edge.channel4.com/theitcrowd/episode_3.wmv" /]
i’m downloading right now! enjoy!
February 8, 2006 at 9:05 am
If it asks for a Username and password just click cancel, it will continue as normal.
February 8, 2006 at 10:54 am
The http link for the third episode, http://edge.channel4.com/theitcrowd/episode_3.wmv, is not working. I’m getting a “File not found” error.
February 8, 2006 at 4:36 pm
Thanks for the heads up harshdeep, it seems channel4 keep adding and removing episode 3 from their servers, it may return again on friday.
February 8, 2006 at 4:40 pm
The download location for episode 3 has been changed to http://edge.channel4.com/theitcrowd/episode3.wmv
February 9, 2006 at 12:13 am
Thanks for that zoinky, i’ve updated the links now.
February 9, 2006 at 12:22 am
to un drm files, just google for ‘doom9 remove drm’ , the first few hits are good, or visit a post i made about it (with links to the programs/dlls you need) http://p082.ezboard.com/fstreemeboxvcrfrm1.showMessage?topicID=4393.topic
btw thanks for de-drm and torrenting, the channel4 website urls die very quickly (like last week)
February 9, 2006 at 2:39 am
Episode 1 and 2 direct links have been removed from that server, on monday i will be setting up a new website and i will host them there (DRM-Free), for the moment the torrents are the best way to get them, also check the digg story for other mirrors.
February 11, 2006 at 5:41 pm
Can’t wait to see them downloading them now. I’ve worked in IT before as a placement year as part of my degree, so will be funny to see I think :P
February 16, 2006 at 1:22 am
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