This should be illegal, companies should be forced to open-source games (or at least provide the code to people who bought it) if they decide to discontinue it, so people can preserve it on their own.

  • @doctorcrimson@lemmy.today
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    -57 months ago

    No, I am not referring to that. YouTubers have the option to download their own videos. Not steal it with a video downloading tool.

      • @doctorcrimson@lemmy.today
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        07 months ago

        And when you download the processed video and reupload it, it’s a 1 to 1 conversion of the same video codec, and every generation it gets worse. That example is a low hanging fruit, but the concept applies to everything.

        • @pikmeir@lemmy.world
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          07 months ago

          No, this is because YouTube compresses every file before distributing it. This happens even when downloading on the creator side.

          • @doctorcrimson@lemmy.today
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            07 months ago

            Literally every file distribution method compresses the media first. A better argument was that YouTube re-encodes the video during the re-upload with a particularly lossy method to save on bandwidth and server space.

        • @bitwolf@lemmy.one
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          07 months ago

          That 1:1 conversion through the same codec is very likely lossy. However that’s not a straight file copy which is what you originally said causes degradation.