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The HDTV Blogger has found a tracker distributing the torrent of an HD version of the movie Serenity, resulting in an Internet-wide nerdgasm. The 19.6GB file is apparently in full 1080p resolution with Dolby 5.1 surround sound, and is playable in PowerDVD or WinDVD. This means […]

The HDTV Blogger has found a tracker distributing the torrent of an HD version of the movie Serenity, resulting in an Internet-wide nerdgasm. The 19.6GB file is apparently in full 1080p resolution with Dolby 5.1 surround sound, and is playable in PowerDVD or WinDVD. This means that AACS is now officially obsolete — the encryption key for Serenity was posted in the BackupHDDVD thread a few days ago at the Doom 9 forums, and other movies are reportedly also available.

Serenity, a film version of genre-bending TV show Firefly, has a cult following online, and fans are asking people to by the HD-DVD in the hopes of seeing more installments. Interestingly, the distributors of the torrent are accusing bloggers of bringing “unwanted attention” to the tracker. According to a comment on TorrentFreak, the tracker in question has now removed the torrent. I’m presuming the tracker is hosted at HDBits, which is running at 100% load, has closed signups and is warning its users not to publicize the site.

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  1. NewTeeVee » The Balkanization of BitTorrent Thursday, January 18, 2007

    […] Mark Cuban has somewhat of a mixed record predicting BitTorrent’s future, having once suggested that nobody would ever download HD content over peer-to-peer networks. Obviously, he got that one wrong. But he does have a point when it comes to a growing obstacle to P2P becoming mainstream: There are a ton of clients, with the number growing all the time. Although they work on basically the same source code and protocols, they all install and operate as if they had exclusive access. […]

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