Q&A

BitTorrent Q&A

Why do 1080p movies have a resolution of 1920×800/808 instead of 1920×1080?

https://www.reddit.com/r/Piracy/comments/9bd2zc/why_are_pirated_1080_movies_always_a_resolution/
Blu-rays are 1920x1080p but usually include black bars in the video, the rippers/encoders remove this when they make smaller encodes to save space I guess. There’s really no way to remove the black bars on such movies without cutting off the sides.

Can I get fined for browsing torrent sites?

In most countries, no. You’re also safer if the site uses TLS (https).

Also see:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_BitTorrent_terms