• MAST3RLINKX Videos Removed from Youtube by Hasbro

    This... Could be bad.

    All the HD episodes (and many of the links in my side bar at that) Have been removed for copyright infringement from  MAST3RLINKX Youtube channel.

    You can find the dreaded warning here..


    I still see pensivepony's stuff up, so maybe it was something else? Hopefully it was something else?

    I'm pretty sure half this fandom relies on streams to watch pony... They better have something planned for their massive following.  Season 2 will be bleak indeed without youtube.

    Sadly I need to leave for work, so I won't be able to dig into this any deeper.  See you all in 6 hours! 

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    1. And so it begins...

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    2. Most of the others are okay...at the moment...so I'm thinking it was just a CopyBot doing the usual 'Flag everything, claim to be from X' schtick.

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    3. Darkest day of all time for me.

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    4. Hasbro might be butthurt that this is what ponies are coming to, since they lurk this site and all.

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    5. Noooooooo ;_;

      Seriously, they had better at least start site streaming better. Or make a Youtube Hasbro channel. That would be astounding.

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    6. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! I'd been meaning to save them and didn't get around to it in time!

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    7. It'll probably blow over pretty quickly. I hope.

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    8. I subscribed to him/her not three hours ago. Seriously.

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    9. Well, I'm glad I got the chance to catch all the episodes before this happened. Downloading would have been tiresome (would have done it, of course). Hope Hasbro has an alternative that people can stream. Wouldn't mind commercials for it (not sure about paying for the individual episodes, unless it was like 50 cents per episode).

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    10. *clears throat*
      FFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-

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    11. @Livi70590

      ... Really? This is the darkest day? Damn, I envy you. I would trade your life for mine in a heartbeat if a guy's youtube videos being taken down is your darkest day. Your life sounds awesome.

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    12. Good thing i downloaded all the episodes up until now...

      But, I am sorry for the loss :(

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    13. I imagine it's a question of retaining HQ-exclusivity.

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    14. We were watching in Synchtube when they disappeared. Still crazy in there at the moment.

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    15. Well played Hasbro, well played.

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    16. I'm not gonna panic there are other youtube channels that upload MLP:FIM. Unless Hasbro gets them banned, then I will panic.

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    17. If I may quote Spike.. *ahem*... NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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    18. I'm not surprised if they're targetting HD - THAT is the format they'll be making the money on if they sell DVD's or BD's. If I were Hasbro, I'd leave the SD quality alone (sells toys) and I probably WOULD go after the HD/HQ copies (otherwise more savvy buyers won't, allegedly), especially if they were rips from say itunes (which would mean you are very, very naughty ponies indeed).

      Anyway, crossing all hooves, I'd not be surprised it was a bot, I would be surprised if they yanked everything (as I'm pretty sure they would have done so by now).

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    19. >Label: Grimdark

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    20. @Darkhawk1, maybe I've been really depressed lately and the only fun I have is watching a kids TV show and forgetting about taxes, war, work etc. for about a half an hour week. Or maybe it is an addition to other things that have happened today?

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    21. Hasbro removing ponies from the Internet?
      This is blasphemy! This is madness!

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    22. I was watching one when it got taken down. I cried. This is like a death in the family to me. I live in Europe - no hub, and have been depressed. I rely on ponies on youtube for both happiness and entertainment and sexual release. I have no idea what i'll do now.

      At least we still have Equestria Daily. Fanfics will get us through.

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    23. >>sexual release.

      I wish I could hate you to death.

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    24. Well, now we at least know that Hasbro is a murderous little bitch. Seriously, haven't they grasped yet that the majority of the show's fans is made out of internet users watching the show online. Now, either they're gonna have to realize this and make up for it, or we're not a gonna see a second season of this because all the true fans will be held back from their daily dose of pony due to Hasbro ignoring facts.

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    25. Well if Hasbro makes a DVD I will buy it. What I suspect is that they won't, and will just be all around parasprites about it. Just remember that FRIENDSHIP is MAGIC!

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    26. @Anonymous

      Dude! Relax! There are other accounts uploading episodes still! One account does not make this a crackdown! If it was, it'd've probably happened all at once!

      Geez, overreactions much?

      It was probably just a bot being a dick and claiming to be a Hasbro rep! It happens all the damn time!

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    27. This is probably just how it was in August when chuggaaconroy and NCS were suspended, it was a bunch of trolls under a claim that they were the game company. I know it's a little off-topic but the point is made.

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    28. Calm down everypony, it's the Internet we're talking about.
      Hasbro may take down our YouTube-Accounts, but they'll never take... OUR PONIES!

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    29. There are other Youtube channels, even HD ones to watch this on, provided this is a crackdown and not just some false-DMCA claim by someone pretending to be Hasbro or a bot. Even if all the channels went down, you really think that stop this stuff from being file shared?

      Relax until you know more.

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    30. >mfw I check his channel, see he's banned, come here to tell everypony the horrible news and it's already posted

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    31. Being in Europe sucks for this. We'll see how this evolves by tomorrow.

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    32. If they would take our freedoom it would be fine BUT if they take ponies from us they going down

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    33. FFFFFF! MASTERLINKX had such brilliant quality, too. ;_;

      I hope this is A) Blows over, or B) At the very least doesn't get any worse...

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    34. @Darkhawk1 Well that was a dumb thing to post. He obviously didn't mean that literally.

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    35. COUNTER-LAWSUIT!!!

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    36. FU Hasbro! :(

      Not sure if he is reading but I want to say thanks to MASTE3RLINKX for all the uploads, I have been watching ponies on his channel ever since I got hooked on this, especially loved him for uploading all 22mins in one video. ;-(

      As someone else have mentioned before, in Europe we have no HUB, Youtube is our only source. :( Glad I have saved all the episodes until now.


      But I feel no despair. I have all my faith in the Brony Brotherhood.
      This is the internet. They can't lock us down.

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    37. Um... I think I might have noticed a difference between this channel and the others.

      MAST3RLINKX had the first few episodes out unsplit. Isn't that against youtube policy or something?

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    38. nah lets just spam em into submission. Lawsuits take too long.

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    39. @Livi70590

      Sorry, didn't think about that. Kind of been having a harsh time of it myself, and one of my personal pet peeves is when people get super dramatic about mundane events. "When that happened I litterally died!" "This is the worst day of my life!" "You're a monster!" So I appologize. Are we cool?

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    40. This is probably just a spambot trolling, no other channels were taken down.

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    41. @Pecan

      That's very true! I didn't think about that!

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    42. Everyone stop panicking. If this were really Hasbro's doing, they probably wouldn't have flagged his channel three times after he's been doing this for months. It's probably just some flagging troll that's feeding off of your retarded panic, just like with Chugga's banning.
      Besides, there are plenty of other sources with the show in HD.

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    43. @Darkhawk1

      The reason I'm upset about this, is because until now I thought Hasbro was okay with the YouTube postings and the community. I thought they'd be different than other companies, and not possessive and paranoid about stuff being posted online.

      MLP:FiM's main purpose is to SELL PONIES. The more people see it, the more ponies they will sell. It's really in their interest for this fandom to grow as much as possible so as many people as possible fall in love with it and buy products.

      To see Hasbro pull this down and get rid of an easy way for people to discover ponies (nothing easier than YouTube) makes me sad; it's going to hurt the property AND the fandom.

      I realize we'll still be able to GET the episodes, that isn't really the point.

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    44. Man this week has been crazy, the drama!

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    45. Failing all else, he can upload them elsewhere, like the rest of the internet does to avoid copyright.
      I mean god videos DID exist on the internet befoer youtube.

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    46. I wanted to let everyone have a chance to watch and enjoy the show.

      That is why I uploaded the episodes.
      I'm happy with the results.

      Sorry it had to come down to this.
      Hope you enjoyed the pony ride.

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    47. @Pecan

      Older YouTube accounts can upload videos longer than 15 minutes. I got the notification for mine a few months ago.

      Since most copyrighted material is posted by newer accounts, it ends up being split into 15 minute chunks.

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    48. and so it begins, the great shitstorm of our time.....

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    49. @MASTERLINKX

      Thanks mate, you are a true Brony!:)

      And thanks for the superb quality aswell! Your vids were the best quality around, really appreciated it :)

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    50. I don't think there's much to worry about. I've checked the other youtube channels that have the episodes and all of them are still up (with the exception of one channel that had the name "mlpepisodes"), I even found a channel with the iTunes versions. Plus even if all of them are taken down another user will just upload them again.

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    51. http://tinyurl.com/2b6nren
      http://tinyurl.com/2b6nren
      http://tinyurl.com/2b6nren

      EMAIL HASBRO, TELL THEM WHAT YOU THINK

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    52. aw man, now how am i supposed to what a super girly show now that MASTERLINKX account is banned. THIS MAKES ME SO ANGRY THAT I WANNA KICK SOMETHING! *kicks a vase*

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    53. mast3rlinkx you are still the BRO in brony. thank you for the uploads, hope to see you still around eqd and maybe ponychan.

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    54. @MASTERLINKX

      If it's a troll, then do what LK did, and just contact Youtube.
      If it's Hasbro... Well, again, just do what LK did, just say whatever, and make a new account, with every single video you had before on it, and then some. ^^

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    55. @MASTERLINKX
      OH MY GOD WHAT THE FUCK?
      If this is seriously you, tell us why.

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    57. @MASTERLINKX

      don't you still have the episodes in a file? also thank you for all the good mlp memories i had because of your channel, god speed.

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    58. I think this may have been my fault. I posted on his channel, then this happens..

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    59. @MASTERLINKX

      Your copy of "Call of the Cutie" got me into the fandom to begin with.

      So yeah, thanks for everything, man. Sorry that this had to happen.

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    60. I don't know about everyone else, but I'm going to panic.

      Time to download all my favorites before something happens to them.

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    61. @Anonymous Don't panic, brony. We're not going down that easily.

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    62. This really looks like a bot or something to that extent. I don't think Hasbro would tell Youtube multiple times that it wanted the videos taken down, at least, not like that. They would probably, if at all ask once and then start up a lawsuit train if they didn't Also, I don't know of any companies that refer to themselves as
      [X], inc. I don't know if it's the norm to put an oddly placed comma in your name like that, but whatever.

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    63. They may take our accounts, but they will never take OUR PONIES!

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    64. @Cray0n

      I am honestly sorry my princesses. PRINCESSES CELESTIA! towards a brighter future.

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    65. @MASTERLINKX

      Could it possibly be a false claim by a bot or trolls pretending to be Hasbro, instead of Hasbro? To be honest, none of that would surprise me.

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    66. We all knew this was coming, people. It was only a matter of time.

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    67. The internet is full of nerds, haters, trolls, perverts, generaly the most unbelievable scum ever, all without a name and faceless.

      Then came MLP:FiM and smuggled raindbows, innocent fun and laughter into their hearts.

      Hasbro has no idea what they are up against.

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    68. *Sniff*

      Common man. I've been following you since you did your video game videos. If it wasn't for you I would have never been able to do so many things if you never showed me the ponies. It can't just end like this! It just can't man!
      I've been following you for so long. Changing and maturing with you in a way. It just breaks my heart to see things just... Go away? I can almost say you were a brother to me!

      Say this aint the end. Say it aint so!

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    69. So... it begun. the Ponycoliptica...
      I just hope this is something else, nothing against all of the episodes on youtube. Surely Hasbro should know that MLPFIM is mostly popular because of the internet. I hope they do not do any more of such actions.... not at least before the 5th season.
      Some of mylittlepony1080p's episodes got banned as well... at least for my country.

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    70. I think people are overreacting; there are still multiple Youtube channels up that have episodes; and the hubworld rips and HD cable rips are still available from mentos.

      Personally, I rip my own Hubworld copy each week, and have them all saved to my computer. That'll do until we get proper home format (hopefully Blu-Ray, in addition to DVD) releases.

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    71. I would appreciate it if everypony would stay calm until we know if it was Hasbro or a troll (i would bet on the second).
      Starting a shitstorm (mailing Hasbro and so on) will probably only make things worse

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    72. @Anonymous

      ....Dang right.....*cry* thats just true poetry!

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    73. @Spark

      Exactly this. And for those people from 4chan who read this, STOP complaining about the Youtube takdown on Lauren Faust's dA site. That's NOT the way to accomplish anything.

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    74. mr.LINKX you are a brony among bronies, a sweet soul brony if you will.

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    75. @Anonymous I Concur, The thing is, the channel would have gotten a warning first. Outright banning the channel seems like a hasty step, AND ontop of that They would have only banned it in on region, Namely the regions that air the show.

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    76. As long as I get my mentos downloads, I'm happy. Still, this is a blow to the community, as that was probably the most active MLP account on YouTube. In my mind I imagine those anti-friendship fiends mass flagging the channel for copyright.. either way, SOMEONE isn't embracing sharing kindness.

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    77. Blowing this a little out of proportion are we?

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    78. If it is from Hasbro, maybe it's a sign they will release a Season Box Set after the first Season is over.

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    79. Hmm, it's probably Hasbro actually. All of MyLittlePony1080p's videos are being taken down. Oh well, I knew it was going to happen sometime

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    80. If we had the files to the episodes can't someone put them on a Ustream or something, or put them up for download on MediaFire or something?

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    81. It is during times like these that we should all...
      PARTY!!!!

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    82. Lest we forget, there is a
      MASTERLINKX and...
      MAST3RLINKX

      Don't forget the difference between the users, everyone.

      And MASTERLINKX, MAST3RLINKX is the one whose account is suspended, not yours.

      I can only hope that Hasbro doesn't screw up with this series and actually start to realize how good the show truly is.

      One reason I believe the episodes were removed is because maybe Hasbro thinks they are losing money because everyone would watch the show on youtube instead of the HUB?

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    83. Hasbro should but the show up on hulu or something like that...

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    84. To me, this seems to be because of the 1080p quality. The show itself doesn't air in that resolution, at least not on my service, so the episodes may have come from iTunes, where you'd have to pay for them. They needed to be taken down because some people were losing money.

      This sucks, I had just started watching the episodes again but in HD and it was glorious.

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    85. @MidwestBrony

      The show airs in 1080. There are 720 rips of iTunes available as well. He may have posted the 720's.

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    86. This does NOT make Luna happy. >:[

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    87. i ll miss you master

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    88. I hope this was just a troll causing trouble; if not.. well.. Hasbro would do well to release MLP on Blu-Ray. They could put HD and bonus features stuff on a fancy Blu-Ray set for "the fans", and then standard quality, single episodes on DVD that could be tossed into toy boxes or as promos or something.

      I mean, heck, I bought a set of the toys (cause they looked the most show-accurate out of the ones at the local 'Mart.. except for Celestia being PINK..), and they included a booklet which was basically the pilot episode summarized, so they're already doing similarly!

      Anyways, again, here's hopin' that this was just a bot overreacting or a troll or something.

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    89. Eyup, just checked. $2.99 per episode on iTunes for HD.

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    90. @MidwestBrony

      Aren't iTunes 720p; pretty sure they don't do 1080.

      The cable rips by mentos are 1080, though. I imagine they came from there.

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    91. But what if ED is next?!
      Cease-and-desist from Hasbro for dealing illicit copyrighted material?

      It's a story that's all too common these days.

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    92. @Anonymous
      They wouldn't take down a fan site.

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    93. Recently I checked the Hub's Official website and I found out that they have two episodes available streaming on the site ("Diamond Dogs" and "Green isn't your Color"). It could be possible that Hasbro is planning to put up all of the episodes on their site, and they wanted to get rid of the competition.

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    94. Oh man, I hope it's just a troll and not really Hasbro bringing the hammer down. Comcast doesn't have the Hub, so Youtube is the only place I can get my pony fix. =( And while I WOULD buy a DVD season set, I don't want to wait that long to see the episodes!

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    95. @Joey Waggoner

      see the problem there is that only people in the U.S. can watch those videos.

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    96. @Joey Waggoner

      They've had all the episodes up already, at one time or another. Back when the show began, the had quite a few. After they got to 9 or 10, though,they started taking down some of the older episodes and leaving only the newer ones available (along with the series premiere 2-parter). Now, they only keep the latest 2 or 3 up; saving bandwidth on their server, I'm sure.

      If it is Hasbro behind this, I'd say it's more indicative that they have plans for a home video release on DVD and (hopefully) Blu-Ray.

      @Anonymous

      I use a proxy to rip those every week, as they're by far the cleanest free copies of the episodes available online; works like a charm from Canada.

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    97. @sleepingcobrox

      People would watch it on the Hub if 1)They could get it 2)The times weren't the middle of the day.

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    98. Actually "pensivepony" used to be "pensivepine" on YouTube. The Almighty Powers-That-Be suspended her pensivepine account after several weeks of posting pony episodes. She just went right ahead and registered as pensivepony and re-uploaded everything. She hasn't had any trouble since either.

      I think this is what we will see periodically. Some massive archive of episodes will be suspended once in a while, but they won't be draconicly fanatic about removing pony content. There are TONS of FiM uploads from dozens of accounts on YouTube. There's no way to effectively control it. The grass always beats the pavement. ;)

      SO in short - don't worry about it TOO much. :)

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    99. and also they only put them up two at a time. One for the current week, and the previous.

      It might be hasbro but it might just be 4chan trolling the crap out of ponies.

      Personally though I'm not too bothered. They'll pop up again. But hey, be nice to lauren, she doesn't control what anyone else does with the show really. I mean she wanted story arcs, hasbro said episodic. Show's still great but it could've been a bit more so with arcs.

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    100. @uthabitiPensivepine was suspended because it infringed another non hasbro copyright.

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    101. This may be paranoia taking over, and I hope to god that I'm the only one thinking this, but do you think it's just pony haters? Well, that wouldn't make sense, because if it was, all of the vids would be going bye-bye.

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    102. Everypony needs to calm down, this is clearly the work of one of the parasprites from the *chans, I'm talking about those pathetic "Operation: We are leeeeejuuunnn lulz" that they call 'raids'.

      I've had stuff flagged before and removed, and the videos have been removed INSTANTLY when it's been due to a corporation requesting it to be taken down. I've never seen one of my video's get blocked, muted, or removed by more than one flag from a large business.

      Master's channel went due to REPEATED flag reports, YT has a tendency to automatically suspend accounts that collect so many flags in any given period of time, without really looking into the situation. Knowing this, I'd say that a vast portion of the internet knows this too, and so, used it to their advantage to cause trouble.

      This is NOT the actions of Hasbro, but in fact the work of a group of anons who still have it out for this fandom because of how it stormed the internet and their favourite boards.

      Hasbro has been listening to this fanbase to an extent, and Faust has been listening to, as have the many people who worked on the show. This fandom's standing and relationship with the show's owners and creators has been pleasantly peaceful, so I do not believe that Hasbro has done this.

      Moreover, we've had all episodes up on YT since the day each one has been aired, and now the videos are starting to disappear? If copyright was that much of a concern to Hasbro regarding MLP, then the episodes wouldn't have been available for so long, especially the earlier episodes.

      My conclusion is that this is some "We are leeejun" bullshit, and shall blow over in a few days. I KNOW that many fans here have all episodes in at least SD, and if you fellows care about this fandom so much, you shall re-up the episodes on YT for those who haven't seen the episodes yet, and perhaps now a torrent of each episode shall materialise and appear on this blog too, to provide a little redundancy in case of future 'raids'

      Calm down people, this is nothing to fear, nor is it something to be surprised by. We're on the internet, and we like something, for some reason, being on the internet and liking something is wrong to some people, and its those people who are targeting us.

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    103. Using Hubs site just seems ridiculous unless they have all the episodes up, cause without them all its not really MLP FiM, its more like MLP We're cheap on episodes so you gotta love us for that.

      They better come out with a Box Set on Blu-Ray or Dvd cause most watchers of MLP FiM are at work or in class at the time its on or don't have the channel. Hell I would Kill WMG of Youtube for doing such a thing. Removing Mast3rLinkx was not cool, I had a whole folder saved in my bookmarks and was going to sit down and have a marathon with my buddies but no can do so they won't know what the hype is all about for MLP FiM.

      So sad that if Hasbro actually did it, and even worse if it was a Hater/Troll/Bot.

      Mast3rLinkx should get the episodes up on Megavideo or somewhere to share them if he has them in a folder on his CPU and have the link on the ED for all us Bronies and Ponies.

      Celestiaspeed to us all if all hell breaks loose.

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    104. It can't be Hasbro.

      Think about it: How does Hasbro make their money? Licensing My Little Pony, and selling toys. They profits from advertising during the show go to Discovery Networks/The Hub. Hasbro only has something to gain from the videos being on youtube for free. It attracts a wider audience (read: everyone on this blog).

      So, don't worry. Some butthurt kids from 4chan probably flagged his channel since no one can have fun on the internet. I wouldn't be too worried about it.

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    105. Right, so if it isn't Hasbro, how would one get the channel restored?

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    106. Ok ok. Could someone enlighten me how this troll-banning works, I don't know much about this stuff.

      You just go and report a user to YouTube for copyright stuff and bamm they bann? Or what?

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    107. Streams in SD are fine since it's free advertisement and everything. Keep in mind the demographic. If they can watch it all on YT with no quality loss, their parents won't buy home releases or even bother recording it.

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    108. no one's targeting you. hasbro is just trying to protect their intellectual property and maybe assure you'll buy the dvd' s. If you all have hi-res videos from the net what reason would they have to release dvd's and have you buy them?

      oh yeah, this is the internet. Home of thieves and broke-ass pirates.

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    109. Crap. Oh well, if they're a smart, responsible company, they'll only attack the high-quality uploads so that people will have to buy 'em off iTunes or something, and leave the lower-quality ones alone.

      ...Oh wait, not a single company I've ever seen in my entire life has ever been smart or responsible under circumstances where they feel threatened. EVER. All we can do is hope and pray to Celestia that nothing else happens like this.

      But this travesty has resurfaced a rather recent memory for me. It had to do with another company that likes flaunting its power to the average consumer... Oh yeah, EA. Ever hear of their insidious "If you get banned in the forums, you get banned for real" rule? Where they can freeze your rights to use games you rightfully own if you don't watch your conduct in the EA forums? I don't really know what made me think of it, since EA is like the demonic plague of gaming and Hasbro isn't nearly that bad. But as soon as I read this, it just popped into my head. Oh well.

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    110. @Anonymous

      There are links to pretty much every single episode on the left hand side of Equestria Daily anyway, and all of them are working just fine.

      Pretty sure MasterlinkX didn't have "1080" versions of the SD episodes anyway. People are seriously overreacting to what was more than likely just a troll spamming "I YAM HAZBRO PLZ 4 2 REMOVE VIDYA" emails.

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    111. This might not be Hasbro at all. YouScrew can be EXTREMELY paranoid about anything that mgiht potentially maybe cause soemthing resembling a thing that could be viewed and maybe being a problem, so they do this now and then. It's why SF Debris has to upload his Dr Who and Babylon 5 reviews to Blip TV

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    112. Youtube ALSO has to protect their business interests. They can be sued by Hasbro for not taking the steps to protect their intellectual rights.

      Grow up and stop whining. I'm surprised it took them THIS long to take it all down.

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    113. Waahh! They took down my free videos i've watched 1000 times! waahhh!

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    114. @Anonymous

      Wasn't that complaint originally from two years ago? Wasn't it already cleared up from an EA rep that banning from the forums does not mean your games get banned?

      http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/03/11/ea-retracts-game-ban-for-forum-violation/

      Why do people overreact to these things without bothering to do any research at all on the matter?

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    115. You guys are all pretty young, and a lot of you probably think everything should be free on the internet. Well companies still have to make a profit. if all you do is download pirated videos and don't PAY to watch cable or buy dvd's well guess what? The animation studio you love so much closes down and your precious pony show gets cancelled.

      Anyway who cares the show is only gonna go downhill in the next year (you'll know why soon enough I'm sure )

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    116. Great......now we got a spambot in the midst removing the vids. Everyone doesn't do research these days.

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    117. @Anonymous

      The "1080" rips from cable don't look as good as the 720p videos from iTunes though, minus filter corrections. The cable rips are littered with artifacts and jaggies in comparison to the iTunes videos.

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    118. if it IS Hasbro, you guys should respect their wises and not re-upload the episodes. Why piss off the people who give you ponies

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    119. @Anonymous

      The 720 has washed out colours and has some sync issues on some episodes.

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    120. @Anonymous
      False. The "washed out colours" can be corrected with filters, and the sync issues were already corrected by iTunes. They even credited the people a free download of the episode again.

      Superior quality.

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    121. Both HD and cable pale in comparison to what could be seen on a Blu-Ray; which is why I hope the show gets a BD release alongside DVDs.

      The cable rips, as stated, are littered with artifact and have poor colour accuracy (the Hubworld.com SD copies have better colour), and the iTunes "HD" is 720p, not real 1080p.

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    122. some of mylittlepony1080p's videos have been taken down now.

      though his account and some of his videos are still up.

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    123. @Anonymous

      Could you expand on the second part?

      Same animation company working on it, same voice actors, still developed by Lauren Faust.

      Why exactly would it suddenly go downhill second season?

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    124. Hasbro flat out stated they do not mind the youtube videos wen the show started so why would they give a fuck now?
      Also I love the abrupt shift from logic and dismissing trolls and providing alternatives to

      waaaaaaaaah cry harder!

      respect hasbro dont pirate!

      I call troll took the vids down is lurking these comments.

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    125. It's obviously either Hasbro having requested the episodes taken down, Youtube being paranoid, or a bunch of trolls who flagged the videos.

      Personally I'm slightly inclined to think that he just collected a bunch of flags and was banned for that (Though why youtube likes to ban ponies who are good at Capture the Flag baffles me, but perhaps youtube's rules on Capture the Flag is like golf, with a lower score being better).

      As for the ponies who are just outright panicing about this, stop just stop. Yes it's sad news, but it's not the end of Equestria folks. New episodes will come out, people will upload them, and we shall watch them. I was kinda expecting something like this to happen, mainly because youtube are paranoid pricks but also because the streams aren't excatly legal. (Well, not where the Hub airs at least) We're going to just have to deal with it, and next friday I'm sure ED will have the next episode's stream links up and running just as usual. Calm down and stop acting like Nightmare Moon has just returned with no way to stop her. You all are reacting to something that really isn't that big of a deal. I know a lot of people have said it before, but it's the truth. More episodes will come out, and subsequently uploaded to youtube and watched by the fans.

      Oh, and also to the people who say the show is /just/ a large commercial for the toys you forget that the show is making money for Hasbro as well. If this IS Hasbro, then they are clearly trying to cover their assests in the show. Yes having the shows on the internet is indeed free, BUT! It also doesn't pay them anything in return. It's the reason why people are paranoid about other people using their creative property, it doesn't make them any money. For everypony out there who thinks that when a company puts a TV show on the air they don't get paid for it, you're wrong. They do get paid for it, but only for people who watch the show. As such, Hasbro gets paid for everypony who tunes into the Hub during the hours MLP is on, but doesn't see a dime for anything on youtube.

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    126. @Anonymous
      You know what that's bullship!

      First off there's not really many ways to support them if they take it down without dvd

      I watched all the 1080 eps on youtube but I also bought as many eps as I could afford off itunes. Even tho I didn't need to because I got them free I decided to suport the show and I know im not the only one.

      Hasbro has nothing to loose wen there soul purpose is to sell toys. They even stated that and you know what I also bought the toys. So I sunk money into this show aswell as a few friends and none of us would have know if it wasn't for youtube. proving that weather its good or not this move is costing hasbro money!

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    127. will they reupload it? :(

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    128. Hasbro won't do this. They are the makers of MLP. Surely, they will be friendly to us

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    129. will there still be the megauploads?

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    130. TONIGHT ON EQUESTRIA DAILY: The debate continues! Bronies across the interwebs frantically argue over who to blame for the sudden removal of a fellow brony's YouTube account, MAST3RLINKX, who faithfully uploads high-quality episodes of My Little Pony! Who, out of our two suspects, could be responsible for the takedowns!?

      Was it the corporation known as Hasbro, who hosts and owns the rights to the show, trying to increase their profit by removing competition?

      OR

      Was it spiteful trolls who hate the the ponies and are trying to either reclaim their territory, or simply wish to cause chaos?

      TUNE IN TOMORROW FOR THE VERDICT! Assuming we'll have one by then...

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    131. Damn you Hasbro! Damn you to heck!

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    132. http://www.nooooooooooooooo.com/

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    133. @Anonymous

      Blu-Ray can only show what's already there. It can not create new content to fill in the gaps. The show is created in flash, and what is sent to the channel is probably exactly what they have on their computers. The cable rips you speak of are probably just badly compressed.

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    134. A DVD is at least possible, but a bluray release of a children's cartoon series like My Little Pony? Never going to happen.

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    135. @Anonymous

      Hasbro aren't the *only* makers of MLP. Not FiM at least.

      Discovery Communications, the people who own the channel it's aired on, and who more than likely mostly funded it, probably have a bigger say in the distribution of episodes. Then there's Studio B, the folks who *make* it...

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    136. @Kendra Kirai

      Which is exactly why they pale in comparison to what Blu-Ray can offer. HD cable just can't pull off the bitrates that Blu-Ray can, and artifacting isn't an issue with Blu-Ray.

      It can't create new content, but Blu-Ray is capable of presenting what content is there FAR better than cable can, or will be able to do for the immediate future.

      It also seems as if most HD cable uses MPEG-2 as a codec, which is vastly inferior to the H.264 generally preferred for use on Blu-Rays.

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    137. WHY.wma
      First 4Chan, now Hasbro?
      Fuck sake, that's pretty much cutting off half of their fans.
      Y'ALL ARE SO DUMB

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    138. @Anonymous

      Hope, It's the only thing that keeps me going

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    139. hey guys it says youtube was notified of masterlinx videos by a third party. tis but a troll, hopefully he'll be cool and reuload the episodes

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    140. @Anonymous

      Blu-Ray is becoming much more common these days; many Blu-Ray sets are only a couple dollars more than the equivalent DVD on their release date. The show is animated in HD quality, it's broadcast in HD quality, and it's been made available online through iTunes in (more-or-less) HD quality. Releasing it on an HD home format isn't that far off.

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    141. >he's the only one with 1080p
      >everyone else has 2-parts in 480p
      NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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    142. @bubsAKAvermin

      So you can't be thankful that many other people have episodes in perfectly good quality? Because I find that sad and ungrateful.

      If Hasbro's only taking down 1080p, then fine with me. All that matters is being able to watch pony at an acceptable quality; if I wanted HQ, I'd gladly fork out 2.99 per HD episode on iTunes.

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    143. @Anonymous

      My point is that they're probably already SHOWING us everything there is to see! It's made with friggin' Flash! There is nothing there that isn't put there! Yes, the animation is good, but it's not a damn theatrical-quality release with a budget of millions per episode!

      DVD release? Sure, definitely. Blu-Ray? C'mon, that's *really* pushing it. You may as well want a Blu-Ray of....of the Scooby Doo cartoons! Or the original Transformers series! You want to see the animation errors even *clearer*?

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    144. Blu-ray is overkill for a flash-cartoon, even one as well done as this.

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    145. @Kendra Kirai

      What I want is the show on a relatively high-quality format; and DVD isn't that. If I'm watching on an SDTV then sure, DVDs would be enough. Hell, taking the 360p Hubworld rips burning them to a DVD would be enough to result in decent quality.

      On a high-end 1080p television? DVDs look like crap. Admittedly, a flash cartoon like this would upscale on an HD set much better than live-action, but why not strive to have it on the best format possible?

      There's more to HD than just detail. The type of detail you're talking about is relevant to live-action, and some forms of theatrical animation. What I want FiM on Blu-Ray for is clean lines, a crisp image, and rich, accurate colour. Blu-Ray is better able to provide that than DVD; even for a television-budget series.

      Have you not seen the many vector traces done of those show on dA? THAT's what Blu-Ray would look like, for every frame; and that's what I'd like to see. Since a regular DVD release is a certainty (and I would buy it, were it the only option), I see no value in discussing or pushing Hasbro for something we're sure to get.

      As has been pointed out, a Blu-Ray release ISN'T a certainty, so I feel it's worthwhile to make my opinion on the subject known to Hasbro (though we all realize this has little to no impact; it's my time).

      Sorry, but I have to disagree with your stance. You're entitled to your opinion, and so am I. I simply don't understand why anyone should have to settle for DVD when Blu-Ray is only marginally more expensive, drastically superior in terms of quality, and the show is animated IN HD.

      Even for a mere flash cartoon, there's a big diffference between HD and SD.

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    146. @Sandman

      That's a matter of opinion. In the late 90s, I'm sure many people would've said DVD was overkill for most things. I'm sure almost EVERYONE would've said releasing an entire year's worth of episodes of a TV show on a home video format was overkill. Today, it's standard practice.

      It's all a matter of perspective.

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    147. A lot of people are saying that trolls are using spambots to report these videos. They say Hasbro doesn't own the rights to the show, and Faust says that she doesn't mind it on YouTube. I'm not sure what to think. This is just what I heard.

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    148. I'm laughing at the people who say the show will lose fans, and how they CAN'T watch the show anymore. It's still up in SD.

      If you want to watch the show in HD, pay for it. If you just want to watch the show, watch it in SD.

      It's not like there's people out there that're like "I really like your show but only in HD and for free and now I can't so I won't watch it anymore! >:(" And if there are... then that may be the reason the vids were taken down.

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    149. If only if hasbro had their own official youtube channel with the episodes in HD. then that would change everything. just a suggestion.

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    150. While I am a bit bummed by this, I really don't see it as that much of a problem. I don't watch any of the others /co/ type shows I follow on the TV (or any show for that matter) and while youtube is convenient there's no reason why we can't get by on downloads like everyone else.

      It's hardly the end of the world, and Hasbro is well within their rights to put their foot down if they want to. If this is some kind of a sign that they might have turned around on the issue of actually putting out a DVD release, I'd even go do far as to call this a good thing, or at least the early beginning of one.

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    151. dammit

      so this pretty much means we most likely wont get a HQ episode 21 atleast for a while :/

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    152. Looks like Pensive's okay still. I just checked. Hope that's some comfort...

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    153. @Babadingldoo
      Except you can't pay for it in HD, unless you go through iTunes with its horrible lock-in formats, limited resolution and washed out colors. And I'm not about to hand over money for a substandard product simply in the hope that doing so might encourage them to make a better product to sell to me again.

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    154. I thought iTunes posted a fix for the bad colours.

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    155. Gryrozx, I just wanted to say, you were an awesome hockey player, and you're a hero to everyone who loves the sport! :D

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    156. @Purple Tinker

      Yes, I believe they have. However, iTunes is still about the worst possible venue for purchasing digital video content, whether in SD or HD. DRM-infested, limited to a very specific range of devices, only semi-HD 720p resolution when you do want HD, and much more expensive than it has any right being for an intangible digital distribution format.

      Also, it forces you to deal with Apple. Personally, that leaves a bad taste in my mouth. I`m waiting for the show on a disc format.

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    157. IT'S 4CHAN TROLLS. DO NOT PANIC. DO NOT RAGE AT HASBRO.

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    158. We can't just stand here and do nothing. MAST3RLINKX will be a crazy cat lady if this continues. This troll should be hunted DOWN!

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    159. FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

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    160. @Alester

      He only has ONE cat. >:/

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    161. if anime can hold its ground SO CAN WE that is all I have to say

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    162. well thank you MASTE3RLINKX you got me into ponies, if i never had see FPK I never would've become adicted. Kinda worries me in a way, I've started uploading episodes to my channel recently, currently working to get this weeks one up.

      Though well if I get banned, make another account and start again.

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    163. It's a shame, really. Thanks for all, Mast3rlinkx.

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    164. @MASTERLINKX
      Im glad I downloaded the vids when I still had a chance. Thanks Masterlinx. You were the first place I went to during my pony needs. We bronies appreciate all youve done.
      :D

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    165. That's it. I'mma start downloading the episodes and posting them on youtube myself.

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    166. @MASTERLINKX

      You sir... are a god amongst men. I salute you for your great quality.

      I suspect some tom trollery afoot, perhaps some butthurt from an unnamed well known anonymous internet forum.
      Either way... thank you for all you did.

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    167. @Kendra Kirai
      Wonder if that's what happened to some of my art a while back on Deviant art when I had included links to the creator of the template I used to make a few fan sonic chars.

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    168. fiiind troooolllll....

      maaaake... paaaayyyyy...


      maaakee paaaaayyyyyyyyyy

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    169. http://www.youtube.com/user/angrytigerP this guy still has one-part 1080p rips, he uploads Mentos' encodes so it's all gravy.

      Although it's still a bummer that MASTERLINKX got taken down... something tells me angrytigerP is gonna lose his/her stuff too, soon.

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    170. Thanks for everything Mast3rlinkx :)

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    171. Danm this sucks, I live in Australia so it's not on TV yet!

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    172. aw bummer... just arrived home and was about to watch the new episode on MASTERLINKX channel... Now where do I go to get my ponies D:

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    173. Damn, I've never really considered needing a Blu-Ray player until recently getting hooked on the pony's then seeing the HD versions on his channel.
      I hope they do offer DVD's when the season's over.

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    174. Why don't you guys just BUY Pony episodes on Itunes?

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    175. @Anonymous

      Because iTunes is the worst possible way to buy digital video, as has already been said. It's crippled by DRM, limited to use either on computers or Apple devices only, and finally it forces you to do business with Apple.

      I'll buy it when it's released to disc. I'm not giving Apple money for crippled, intangible, overpriced files.

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    176. my guess as to why hasbro did this is that as season 1 is coming to an end, they want to release DVDs/BDs with the eps on and there gonna lose monies if people cans stream them in that quality for free. so they would probably leave the SD quality ones alone. at the end of the day, they are still a massive company wanting to make money,but this is still a very sad day
      havn't read all the comments, i have a uni project due that i need to complete =/

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    177. @Anonymous

      If there was no DRM on their videos I'd probably buy it in an instant. Having no way to play it on my TV without illegally removing said DRM, or paying another $100 for an Apple TV accessory, seems ridiculous to me.

      If this was available through Amazon or another site, even at the same price point, they would likely see a lot more people purchasing both single episodes and season passes.

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    178. @Anonymous

      Only one channel was removed. If it was really Hasbro behind this, they would've targeted every channel on youtube. This stinks of trolls from 4chan.

      Just go to pensivepony or read this comment area later for other places you can still watch it.

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    179. all episodes are posted on hubworld.com in HD, which is probably the reason HD vids are being targeted on YT.

      http://www.hubworld.com/my-little-pony/shows/friendship-is-magic/videos

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    180. They are always 1 week behind the original air-date, but it's not the end of the world.

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    181. @Anonymous

      Think about this carefully. If Hasbro or the Hub were targeting youtube, why would only a single channel get taken down? Wouldn't they go for every single channel which was playing MLP? There are other HD channels, Masterlink was just the most popular right now.

      The chances are much higher that this was the work of a troll.

      On that note, however, what do you mean they're posted on the Hub in HD? The episodes I see there are 360p, unless there's a button which I cannot find.

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    182. @Anonymous
      If that happens my raging /b/tard side might overpower my brony side and Hasbro will see some serious shit.

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    183. tossing this out, I just uploaded both halves on my channel if you havn't seen it.

      http://www.youtube.com/user/fluttershypony

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    184. @Anonymous

      That's the proof it's butthurt trolls from /b/. Why would Hasbro target YT when the company itself is letting us watch HD episodes for free?

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    185. Could somepony upload all MAST3RLINKX's episodes in HD to the pirate bay? Because, seriously, nopony can do shit to TPB and I think we could use a place to download HD episodes fast.

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    186. lol, if a few of you really think the Hubworld streams are HD, you guys really need to learn a bit more about video. The hubworld videos are 640x360; basically standard definition television resolution, accounting for its widescreen format. Thanks to being digital and progressive scan, though, it's about as clean as a DVD transfer.

      HD video is 1920x1080, which is 9x the number of pixels as the Hubworld copies. The Hubworld copies are nice... in fact their colours are better than HD cable rips Mentos uploads thanks to a lack of over-transcoding and using a superior codec, but they're certainly not HD, lol.

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    188. "The darkest days are still ahead!" --Erudax, The Duke of Below

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    189. @Livi70590
      there were 2 major fires in New York on March 25.
      And now MLX gets shut down.

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