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HALP SAVE Pr0n by CharlotteBebblehall.msg - Tue, 12 Sep 2017 18:53:48 EST ID:gm67PXnw No.121296 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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hey /tech/

so i had this old seagate 1TB external for years, it was attached to this shitty plastic base external powerpack which eventually broke (the powered base thing)

so i stripped the plastic shell, and plugged the HD on to my power supply and sata worked fine but slow

one day it stopped working, when i plug it in you can hear it loading very loudly (might get recognised for a second) then gone and tries to reload.. seems to be in a constant state of trying to boot

i dont hear any clicks from it either. i tried several things like looking at all connecetd devices and it was a no-show. also tried a usb > sata connector same

im assuming it must be a hardware issue. what steps can i take to save any of the files.

any help appreciated cheers folks
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BetsyDonderham.chm - Thu, 14 Sep 2017 11:58:55 EST ID:7F/QA+Tm No.121304 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The most realistic fix:
Broken sata cable and/or port, so try it with another cable and/or port, clean the contacts.

Longshot:
Buy the same exact hard drive and try replacing the whole electronics pcb with the one off the one you bought.
This will probably not work, but if you are desperate it's pretty much the only thing you can do yourself.
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HannahPallytadge.bak - Fri, 15 Sep 2017 02:56:38 EST ID:be8b6w6s No.121309 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121296
If the data is that important to you then I would send it in to a recovery specialist.

In the future you should really be backing up important data. At the very least onsite backup+ offsite backup(can be through a cloud). At 1tb this should be pretty cheap.

For my media server I run 3 disks of parity(192tb raw) plus an identical backup and really important data gets upped to the cloud and put on a separate drive and stored in an anti-static bag in my safety deposit box.


Enraging piece of shit by LydiaClayville.bat - Tue, 08 Aug 2017 16:39:28 EST ID:r9h5f1aY No.121233 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I'm trying to install windows xp on an old laptop (why xp? the laptop is 10 years old and licensed for xp.)

The install disc I had keeps asking for a license key, and rejects the one on the sticker on the bottom of the computer. So I torrented one, but it's in Russian (lucky I understand Russian, but I'd prefer English since I'm giving the computer to my wife) and fails when copying the files to C:.

Then I found that the first install disc I tried stopped booting. Jeez. I'm starting to remember why I went to Linux.

Can anyone suggest a good way to install some kind of windows XP? Is ReactOS good enough yet? I seem to remember there was some kind of cracked version which was like what Linux folks call a distro? Basically I have no idea what I'm doing.
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MartinCuffinglack.wri - Wed, 06 Sep 2017 00:45:06 EST ID:8VLtS39j No.121289 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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x64 winxp pro is the most refined stable xp system. Run in a vm. It only comes in service pack 2 as an service pack update. It was short lived. If they had only had win xp as stable from the beginning.
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JackSenninghall.mdl - Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:40:16 EST ID:GZogBxKX No.121290 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>121289
Wasn't xp64 a brutally incompatible reskinning of 64bit windows server?
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JohnBungershaw.dir - Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:31:10 EST ID:zDHcnhcu No.121307 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121290
it is it's own operating system. I know what you mean though.
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HannahHevingforth.maq - Thu, 14 Sep 2017 18:26:25 EST ID:Bu5RmgtJ No.121308 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121290
>>121307
It's very much Server 2003: XP edition. The reason it's so awkward is that 64-bit x86 was an uncertain thing in the early 2000s because Intel wanted to protect its Itanium margins.
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CharlotteCheshshaw.dat - Sat, 16 Sep 2017 07:00:36 EST ID:F01LiaN8 No.121313 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>121289
>64bit Windows XP


My xorg bricked after some update by EstherDartville.pm - Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:06:54 EST ID:vpfE8QdL No.121293 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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The log said the driver was bad, so removed whatever amd driver i had and did a purge now the desktop is back and youtube seem to play smooth in HD
But how do i know i have the best driver installed ?
amd r7 250
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CorneliusGozzleworth.pct - Tue, 12 Sep 2017 23:38:12 EST ID:E7hjhOS5 No.121297 Ignore Report Quick Reply
amd.com

Drivers & Support
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OliverPuvingderk.xif - Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:34:58 EST ID:kpCM3bYh No.121298 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121293
Depends on your OS and the desktop environment kernel of what is supported. Update your kernel if you haven't or if one is available.

(Updating kernel may break things. But all in all it's
kinda rare. Just don't be using all kinds of programs
when you do updates.)

Refresh your package updates and update again.,
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JamesSingerdit.xif - Thu, 14 Sep 2017 10:01:30 EST ID:vpfE8QdL No.121302 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121298
i read the old driver was incompatible with the new debian 9
I guess that was what caused it
Anyway video playback is smooth so im happy
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JohnBungershaw.dir - Thu, 14 Sep 2017 16:59:27 EST ID:zDHcnhcu No.121306 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121302
>i read the old driver was incompatible with the new debian 9

As far as old driver, no big deal. I believe deb releases are
every 6 months? The driver people did not catch up.

Sometimes, older version are better for an established system, until
the developers catch up,


Bookmarks by GeorgeHibbernidge.ttf - Mon, 11 Sep 2017 16:05:43 EST ID:6TPkOJmp No.121294 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What's the path to bookmarks and history in Chromium on Linux? I reinstalled Arch and kept my home data but made a new user/home directory, and I'm not sure what I need to crossover. I copied and pasted ~/.config/chromium/ which gave me extensions but no bookmarks.
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CyrilClobberwater.prn - Tue, 12 Sep 2017 08:21:25 EST ID:3siRK+Bo No.121295 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121294

https://superuser.com/questions/52428/where-does-google-chrome-for-linux-store-user-specific-data


Mining by WilliamCrannerbanks.raw - Sun, 20 Aug 2017 00:20:34 EST ID:3NOVjy+h No.121262 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I want be become a faggot and mine coins, I have $5000 cash will that buy me a good setup or what?

Do I just buy the most powerful video card I can and a decent CPU and go for it or are there ones that are better then others?

What coins should I mine?
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AliceMurringterk.txt - Sun, 20 Aug 2017 09:04:16 EST ID:aJ6SXEpS No.121264 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121262

You haven't even began to do any research, have you?
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FrederickGrandwater.emf - Mon, 21 Aug 2017 20:28:40 EST ID:HYwboxIz No.121268 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121262
5k is plenty to build a mining setup. Skip BTC and BCC and just mine Monero and Etherium instead.
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CharlesChammletat.bat - Mon, 21 Aug 2017 21:20:42 EST ID:qzKfd+hm No.121269 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121264
A tiny bit, was hoping people could tell me where to start.

>>121268
I was thinking Zcoin looks pretty good?
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AugustusMemblebanks.dic - Sat, 09 Sep 2017 16:02:19 EST ID:aJ6SXEpS No.121291 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121269

Start with google.


Purism Librem, Linux Phone by NigelPittfoot.lab - Wed, 30 Aug 2017 18:52:49 EST ID:cpzS+4hG No.121278 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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How does everyone feel about this new Linux Phone crowd funding effort? Especially if securephone guy is still around, what do you think?

They're trying to separate the phone/radio stuff from the cpu stuff to be more secure. Also there's hardware killswitches for Bluetooth/cam/wifi/etc.

Sounds pretty ideal, but $600 to buy in... Plus it's crowdfunding, which you never know if it will deliver. Anyone know much about this company?
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WilliamSonnerpon.ffl - Thu, 31 Aug 2017 17:01:02 EST ID:Bu5RmgtJ No.121279 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Sounds pretty ideal, but $600 to buy in
It's going to have to be a custom board in low volume, so the unit cost won't be competitive.

>Plus it's crowdfunding, which you never know if it will deliver.
I would bet money that phones will ship with all the important stuff like kill switches. I would also bet money that the software will be lacking and the overall UX will be janky.


Loud fan by ShittingFidgeville.dot - Sun, 20 Aug 2017 08:14:11 EST ID:4yT7t5Ye No.121263 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hello, fellow 420channers.

I, once again, came to ask for a piece of advice.

I built a PC from brand new components, but my CPU fan is too loud and it sounds a little incosistent. This is my setup (no GPU involved):

MB Gigabyte B250M-D3H, s.1151, DDR4
CPU Intel Core i5-7500 (3,4 GHz, 6MB, LGA 1151) BOX, KabyLake
RAM Kingston 2x8GB DDR4 2400MHz CL17 SR x8 (KVR24N17S8K2/16)
HDD SSD Samsung 850 EVO, 2.5", 250GB, SATA III, Basic
CORSAIR VS550, 80+, 550W
NET GIGABYTE WB867D-I, PCI-E

I use the fan, which was in the CPU package. Perhaps the fan itself is shitty and this is causing the problem. However, I collected some data, while in BIOS and I would like to know whether these are normal.
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FuckingSmallham.mpp - Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:44:10 EST ID:AOAQ/Kvn No.121271 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Loud fans are usually due to bad wiring or a bad fan it self or a dying fan. Get it a new one. The CPU temp is well on the average side and I doubt it has anything to do with that.
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PhineasClurrystock.asc - Fri, 25 Aug 2017 02:44:14 EST ID:5IvbJci4 No.121272 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121263
49 sounds high for a new CPU. what you want is firm metal-to-metal contact between the CPU and the heat sink. the thermal paste is just to fill air bubbles.


Forcing Users on LAN off Network by sDx4 !VMbWdAPv1k - Sat, 19 Aug 2017 16:00:54 EST ID:E6cftr30 No.121259 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hello all.

Right now, I stay at a dorm, and at night, a lot of my peers here are constantly sapping up bandwidth; before I continue, I'm just going to say I don't want to do this *constantly*, but just at certain times when it starts becoming frustrating to have to do schoolwork.

I read about this program called KickThemOut, which runs off of Debian and also MacOS, neither of which I am currently running on my laptop. I want to use it, and create a partition on my HDD so I can boot into Debian and give this a shot. Besides Win32-Loader (image related), are there any othr techniques I can use to basically "force" certain IPs off the network without admin status?

Pic related
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EbenezerClonderstone.html - Sat, 19 Aug 2017 23:40:58 EST ID:r+264uXG No.121260 Ignore Report Quick Reply
can't you just run it in a VM? in virtualbox use bridged networking. that way the virtual machine uses the network card as if it were another node on the same network as your host computer.
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DorisNabblemut.inf - Sun, 20 Aug 2017 00:02:58 EST ID:9eBF7cCx No.121261 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Install Debian to a USB drive, then enjoy all the free time you're going to have. Normal people report network interruption to IT and at a minimum what IT will see is a bunch of machines that aren't yours dropping from the network.
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IsabellaCrenningkore.wsz - Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:06:57 EST ID:dFdq2Tey No.121266 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121260
Not the most reliable feature with wifi adapters. It can also be filtered depending on how locked down the network is.


Mechanical keyboard (G810 Orion?) by EdwardSnodford.sit - Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:30:58 EST ID:caqkGP7S No.121251 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hey guys,

First off I'm sorry for posting about what must be a redundant subject.

I'm looking for a GOOD mechanical keyboard with keys that don't make all too much noise, relatively speaking.

The 'Logitech G810 Orion' looks like a pretty good one to me and has very positive reviews wherever I look.

Do you yourself own a mechanical keyboard? Which one would you recommend, if any?

Thanks a bunch in advance!
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CorneliusMevingnerk.css - Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:25:15 EST ID:+4u6uZue No.121257 Ignore Report Quick Reply
State your budget m8
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IanPerringwater.udf - Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:45:17 EST ID:PHf14HX/ No.121258 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If it's gaming you want get a linear smooth switch type like Cherry reds or blacks.
If it's typing you want, get the tactile browns.

The non-tactile switches confer essentially no benefit for typing compared to a conventional keyboard, though some of them only require a very light press by comparison.
The non-tactile switches also do not have any kind of deadzone they need to be lifted past to re-actuate. You can just wiggle your finger near the actuation point and they'll spam fast as hell.


Storing a laptop longterm by FrederickCodgepirk.pdr - Mon, 31 Jul 2017 13:32:32 EST ID:etGIlcPC No.121219 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So I might leave for a long period of time, like at least one year. I am wondering:
Is it okay to store a laptop inside a cardboard box inside closet? Summers can get really hot here but only last like 4 months and I'm unsure whether this is a good idea or not.
Shall I leave the battery in or take it out? Does it make any difference? Also I don't want it exploding caused by heat and humidity. Also also is battery life going to worsen by not turning the laptop on for a long time, plugged or unplugged?
And most importantly, is HDD going to get fucked in anyway?
It's an old snsv EEE 1000 laptop that's been serving faithfully for more than 10 years without any problems whatsoever except changing thermal paste, I'm amazed how reliable this thing is but I don't want to kill it stuffing in a dark place.
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AlicePommlebog.com - Sun, 06 Aug 2017 15:44:23 EST ID:rx83Ywbh No.121230 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Don't listen to anyone in this thread OP, you need to buy some desiccant and some vacuum sealed bags, you'll need to triple bag it in the vacuum sealed bags with the desiccant inside. Then you can place the laptop into a reinforced box that's a pretty snug fit making sure that there is some type of padding in there too like Styrofoam.

Seal it up and then keep it at 5°C +/- 1°C
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EbenezerFugglebanks.lsp - Wed, 09 Aug 2017 07:33:10 EST ID:vsu5OKkX No.121237 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121228
>>121229
I'll go with this, I'll make sure my old baby gets taken care of well, thanks.

>>121230
Now this seems like process for very long term storing like decades, although I'll take the note.
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CharlesDuckson.cbl - Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:46:47 EST ID:n1Qewixx No.121247 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>turn on my laptop
>it starts making scary sounds, kinda like dentists drill
>unplug the power from ac and remove battery
welp, i think i jinxed this thing hard. i am posting from my phone rn, looks like the old trusty laptop is flatlining
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MatildaFuckingwell.dev - Tue, 15 Aug 2017 20:20:35 EST ID:B5jnvvtA No.121248 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121247
take out the hard drive. that's really the only part that's valuable (unless you got a gaming laptop, in which case all the hardware is valuable)
turn it on again and see if you hear the noise. if yes, then it's just the fan. maybe it's really hot and they're kicking up. check the air outlets for dust and blow some compressed air if necessary.
if no, and you think it was the hard drive that was making that sound... well I hope you have backups. if you do have backups, then just get a new hard drive and reinstall your OS, and restore your data.
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EmmaCrarringkore.jpeg - Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:56:41 EST ID:9sBbLfhV No.121255 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>121248
strangest thing ever... it was actually bios trying to boot usb first. last time i turned off the laptop with the usb stick plugged in, and unless there was a stick in, laptop would make some really scary noises, not sure where were they coming from but didn't sound like hdd or fan. all i had to do was plug in usb stick in while the laptop was booting and everything's fine after that.
i'm still going to proceed with long term storage, but just wanted to share this weird experience.


GPU Replacement (AMD HD 7870) by GeorgeGommernodging.ost - Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:38:31 EST ID:caqkGP7S No.121209 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hey guys,

I don't have the money to buy a complete new build right now but my AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB keeps giving me crashes.

I was thinking of buying a used GPU in the meantime to at least have a stable computer, while I put money aside for a brand new PC.

Could someone recommend me a GPU that has similar performances and is on the cheap side?

Thanks in advance guys!
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SamuelWomblestone.zip - Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:00:33 EST ID:aE3PAVME No.121211 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The cheapest thing would be another 7870. If you want something a little better, look at an R9 270X. The market for new video cards is fucked up right now, so hold out on buying anything new.
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AliceFundlesodge.uue - Tue, 08 Aug 2017 05:15:12 EST ID:3siRK+Bo No.121232 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121211

Don't buy AMD GPUs, their drivers are terrible and will give you headaches.

Get a 1070
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EbenezerGobbledure.ani - Tue, 08 Aug 2017 18:37:41 EST ID:I41Ul9zr No.121235 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121232
I'm pretty sure Nvidia paid people money at some point to say that. It's the kind of thing they'd do. Anyway, you're retarded.
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OliverCrommledotch.exe - Wed, 09 Aug 2017 09:05:51 EST ID:Mw0E3xZ0 No.121238 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121235
This. I've honestly experienced far more driver-related issues with my GTX 970 and GTX 1080 than I ever experienced with my old Radeon HD 6950.


v.youku by NicholasLightbury.api - Tue, 18 Oct 2016 01:34:25 EST ID:Dpn4Vi7G No.119955 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hai, the site I was using to download videos from v.youku,
http://www.flvcd.com/
stopped converting v.youku files, and the only sites I can find will only give me the first six minutes of a file then stop. flvcd used to cut it into parts and I'd use a separate program to assemble them, what the fuck do I do now?
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EugeneBlatherridge.lsp - Fri, 21 Oct 2016 03:54:24 EST ID:9UAAFpwt No.119989 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>119977
It's a pain in the ass, but a treasurehouse for recondite martial arts instruction videos.
You have to search in Chinese for a lot of the stuff, though, which requires some wrestling with translation programs.
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ThomasDebberchut.cda - Thu, 27 Oct 2016 20:11:38 EST ID:4PUsn6wq No.120017 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>119955
not sure if it would be the most effective option, but you are watching the videos anyway, you could use OBS to easily record your screen into an mp4. Or any other screen capture program would work.
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LydiaMecklechen.cpl - Sat, 12 Nov 2016 11:47:21 EST ID:V9hYkPkM No.120086 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>120017
Makes sense. I mean, if you're already watching the goddamn videos on your screen on your computer, there's only so much the assholes can do to stop you recording it.

It's like when websites first started blocking right-clicking. LOL HAX. Or when they first started blocking hotlinking. I DON'T THINK SO TIM.
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CharlesTurveyford.cpp - Mon, 14 Nov 2016 22:18:56 EST ID:fLMkS43j No.120092 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>120086
Bring back VCRs!
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Mike - Wed, 09 Aug 2017 07:12:34 EST ID:snSqR6bN No.121236 Ignore Report Quick Reply
also to download from Youtube use this https://www.dvdvideosoft.com/guides/how-to-download-youtube-playlist.htm


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