since a week, hotmovies is seriously struggeling with the Streaming Speed.
- the "HD"-Option (4Mbit) doesn't work for me never!
- the 'MEGA"-Option (2Mbit) doesn't work since last week
The Streaming starts with the Maximum Speed (2 or 4 Mbit) and Drops down to 100 kbit/s. Sometimes i's going up and down, but you can't look the Video, that doesn't run smoothly. The anwser of the Support is the normal blablabla ".. it depends on your connetion, the Providers between have Problems, no Problem on hotmovies, i'm the only with Problems.." and so on.
unfortunately i'm working in the it-department, so i have a good look into the Problems (and have the measurement device to check the conditions).
I think the have not enough System ressources to fulfill the promised straeming Quality.
I provided a lot of detailed informations about up-/download-Speed to several Locations in USA (recommended by the hotmovies.com Support). All Downloads have a Speed over 10 MBit/s.
Here the anwser of hotmovies.com:
Thank you for contacting us.
While the speedtest may show that you have the bandwidth needed to stream movies from our site the speedtest is not connectiong to our servers.
It seems that for some reason you do not have enough bandwidth to play the movies from pur servers.
Why you are having this issue we do not know.
Our best suggestion to you is for you to contact your Interent Service provider.
=> in my opinion, that means "hey guy that's your problem"
As an network-specialist i say, no that's not my problem. The Problems are on the Hosting Service!!!! Small īmachines, not enough bandwith, to small Caches, to small bandwith to the filesystem/Network storage System, no balancing etc. there is a Long list for mistakes and Problems! But a good Service Needs some Money....
Last night the updatet the Website and now you have less then ever Options to stream the Videos. All Scenes are devided into several part's. Now you can only stream from the beginning of the complete Scene and not a single part of the Scene.
They have also more Problems with sorting the results of searchlistes and so on.
It was touched on in an older comment that they had instituted a cap on the amount of free minutes that an account can earn, but no one ever actually said what what the cap is. As it turns out, the cap is 30 minutes. As soon as you have that, the free minute every day button goes away. But as soon as you go back below it, the button comes back (literally, you can watch a little bit of a movie, refresh the page, and if you haven't taken your free minute for that day the button will be there). I wish the cap were a little bit higher, though, because I feel like it's only enough to watch 1 scene, and then I have to wait a week or two to build up enough minutes to watch another one. Upping it even 5-10 more minutes would give enough time to be able to view 2 scenes when filled, so I don't feel as much like I have to keep a queue of scenes worth checking out.
Right now (and they did this last year), they have an Advent calendar running where each day gets you a free gift (a few minutes, some rewards points, a pre-chosed streaming rental for a week). Last year, I ended up with 2 lifetime rentals and about 30-50 minutes from showing up every day of the calendar. If you're already a member here, I'd suggest going back now, and doing so every day until Christmas.
Iíve been a member at Hot Movies for a while and use the site a lot. I know that a lot of members here donít like VOD, and for me itís a love/hate relationship. VOD sites, especially those as big as Hot Movies are like the crack cocaine of porn: they may be a bit pricey, but once youíre hooked, youíre hooked good. Hot Movies and some of the other large VOD sites have such huge collections of titles that canít be found elsewhere and from them Iíve had an opportunity to see some titles that Iíd otherwise not have been able to see. As for the fact that theyíre VOD only (or DRM-protected downloads) and can be expensive for that privilege, I suspect thatís more the decision of the studios that the VOD sites.
Anyway, in an earlier comment about the site the webmaster replied and noted that Hot Movies offers a 30 day access to some studios for a flat fee of $30. He used Vivid as an example. At a dollar a day for some of my favourite studios this could be a great deal. The problem is that I canít figure out how to sort the available studios by those which offer this service. Hot Movies has hundreds of studios available and only a few offer this service and Iíd rather not have to open each of them to see if they offer this service. Does anyone know if you can sort the studios to see only those that offer the monthly access? If so, how?
For a while (for a long while) Hotmovies has been offering free streaming minutes for members: every time you logged in, you could add one extra minute to your account, which isn't much, but it is something. (For a short time they were offering increasingly more minutes if you joined several days in a row: one minute the first day; two minutes on the second day, etc., up until five, but that was too good and was discountinued).
Anyway, I cannot complain because when I joined Hotmovies I didn't expect to get those free minutes, but it's a bit dissapointing to see them gone once you got used to them...
Apart from that, I continue to be a happy Hotmovies customer...
i don't understand. They expect me to pay 10 dollars to watch just 1 video multiple times in 5 days ? this is a joke. you can't donwload, only web streaming, just lol. all this buying minutes thing is just a horrible value compared to videobox and other download sites. it is funny that they are marketing it "no monthly fees" like it is a good thing. dude, i have to pay 100 dollars a month to you to watch the same content in videobox.
I deposited to this site once or twice and I have to admit they have the best selection of movies that fit my tastes. My tastes run towards reality, not the pseudo-reality some 'reality' sites offer. There are certainly 'production' videos. But there are many truly ametuerish videos of real people having real sex. That is not to say they aren't getting paid for it. But they obviously are not professional actors. And the quality (or lack there-of) of a good home video camera is not at all a turn off to me. It convinces me it is real.
The categorization is great, even including niches you have probably never hear of before.
But the VOD format does not work. I travel and do much of my porn viewing on the road. In spite of the claim of many hotels that they have high speed internet, they don't. So I spend my at-home time collecting videos to view while on the road. VOD won't stream fast enough on the road.
Downloads on Hot Movies, even 7 day downloads, are far too risky. I do not want to spend that kind of cash only to find out the video sucks while on the road. I usually download a few hours of video at a time, and even from the best download sites I will only find a few that really get me motivated. The rest I delete before getting even half way through. That style of viewing is impractical at Hot Movies.
I would gladly pay premium download site prices to be able to download from Hot Movies though.
If all your viewing will be through the convenience of a truly high speed connection this could be an excellent site.
since a few weeks they recycle films als "newly added", which a saw in 2009 and 2010. there are also a lot of "premium titles" with 1,67 to 3,33 minutes accounted for every minute you watch. was a good site, but in the last few months to much maximizing the profit....
Majormike mentioned this in passing - Hot Movies is part of a large series of sites all run by the same company. I'm not a fan of streaming, that's just a quirk of mine. I'd rather download a movie and either buy an unlimited time licence or just have unlimited viewing for a set period (normally 7 or 30 days).
I can agree with everyone here who recommends this site for its size. They have an amazing collection. For years I've been trying to find and watch porn that I had in my collection from 1985 to 2000 and this site has helped. If you like porn from that era they have lots there. If they don't have it, it likely isn't their fault. (Like earlier versions of Joey Silvera's "Fashion Sluts" series which appears to have been discontinued by the studio. Bad decision, studio guys.) They do have, though, a large collection of Randy West's Up and Cummers ranging from the very early to the more recent. These have always been favorites of mine and it is great to have access again. And in many cases if it is a title I really want I can buy the licence pretty cheap too.
Download speeds are average. I'm not going to make comment on video quality because I haven't viewed anything really recent, so what I've seen is probably taken from an old VHS tape. But it still very watchable.
Dollar for dollar VOD sites probably don't match big sites like Videobox or American Vice for a preson just building a collection. But for someone with a big collection already this site (and all sister sites) is an excellent way to see some different movies that aren't available.
One issue is DRM. I've always sworn that I would never have anything to do with a site that has DRM. In this case though, I'll make an exception. Hot Movies / Download 2 Own etc probably just agree to the terms set by the studio and if this is the only way I can see certain older videos then I'll live with that. In my opinion, it is still decent value.
I'd highly recommend these sites. they're easy to use and I've never had an issue.
Sign up for ten adult websites at $24.95 and that's $249.50/mo! Buy 10 DVDs? That's almost as much. And that's just TEN movies, or ten sites, sometimes featuring only one girl. Or worse, only one girl doing only one thing (i.e., posing, or using toys, etc).
I usually buy about 120-200 minutes for $14.95-$19.95 (still less than the average adult site) which usually enough minutes for me for 3-4 weeks.
And with that, I can zip from one scene in one video to another video. Without having to either pay for two different adult website membership subscriptions, or buy/rent two different DVDs.
If you "rent" a video at this site in case you want to re-watch a video for a few days, you're still looking at less than what pay adult sites cost or what renting costs.
There might be cheaper VOD sites, but none with this selection.
$34.90 is the most I may have ever spent at HotMovies.com during a certain month. But in that time, I have accessed anywhere from 10 to 20 different titles. Assuming an even mix of DVDs and pay sites, I probably have saved at least $460!
I've done the math. This site is definitely a lot more affordable that has been claimed.
Without a doubt, most sites content and certainly DVDs offer content at much higher quality video than with the 512K streams coming from this site. But it's a GREAT way to test-drive sites for their content, or DVDs you're considering buying.
I suscribed a few days ago and the download speed is not as announced. Mostly i have only 200 - 400 kbit/s. Viewing "1Mbit-Downloads" is not possible. Viewing "High-Speed"-Downlaod is only 320x240 Vidoesize with 350kbit.
this is not acceptable for this price.
I use this for many videos on their 7-day-download plan at $4.95 each. They have some fairly new releases for download, and for under $5 I can watch the movie for a week to see if I want to buy the full DVD later.
Their highest bitrate says 1mb but generally I find that the 1Mb is higher, at around 1.40Mb to 1.55Mb, and it's pretty good quality, although a 2Mb bitrate would put them over the top in their category (VOD).
I use DVD sites that have no DRM as well, but Hot Movies has much more up-to-date movies, whereas other (no DRM) DVD sites mostly have DVDs that are very old and can be found in bargain bins anywhere.
The selection of studios and genres is huge, and I have found that for this type of PPV/VOD site the prices are the best on the internet.
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