Yep - I'm back on the site and wondering what's going on with the download speeds and the use of download managers. Just tried to download a video using the same manager I've always used and it quickly ended, giving me a 52 k/b file. And the browser speed is horrendous, running from around 75 to 100 kb/s. Nothing like seeing 1 hour, 10 minutes to finish a 300 meg file...
Anyone else been here recently or currently who can relate their experience with downloads?
On the plus side (sort of), I saw a reference to their making changes in the lighting on some videos and I look forward to seeing what that's all about. Just wish it wasn't taking ages to see what that's all about. First file to be finished in 47 minutes...
And today, 10 meg speed. Took seconds to download a 315 meg file. Not sure what was up last night. I've seen a site have some variation in server speed from day to day, but nothing this radical.
Constant 75-150 kb/s speed. Been mostly slow all week, with very few spikes of real speed. I'm getting way better speeds using a flash recorder on YouTube. It's ridiculous spending money for this.
This was a nice attempt at something different that unfortunately didn't really come together. It was good to see some "real" looking models, and also cool to see them doing their thing in more natural settings (though there were way too many soft-focus, dimly-lit shoots in bed). Downloads were also very quick. The biggest downsidea for me were the lack of pictures to go along with the movies and the fact that many of the models appeared over and over. The site still managed to get a decent number of videos up before calling it a day, though, and at $9.95 without any annoying rebills, you might want to check it out.
Read a lot of the other reviews and the pros and cons each reviewer puts up and well, we all have an opinion. My opinion of IFM is very high. Quality is excellent, the staff are friendly and responsive and the site is closely monitored to protect the contributors who are often active on the forums.
It's creative and refreshing. Safe site, I've encountered no problems whatsoever. It's artistic without being pretentious. The production values are very high and they have several other sites related which are also pay sites, not free extra content but they are of the same quality. In short, it's comfortable site in my opinion. I think a member gets more than their money's worth in a membership's time.
Sometimes it pays to read the fine print. Nosing around the site, I saw something that really caught my eye:
"OUR EASY CANCEL GUARANTEE
Choose a rebilling subscription with the confidence that if you forget to cancel, we will refund your rebill charge if you let us know within 7 days, and haven't used your account since the rebill."
I can't say I've ever seen that offer anywhere else. More sites should do this! I'm sure more than one of us has forgotten a subscription and let it roll over when we really didn't mean to. It would have been nice to have this option.
But... I'm laughing because my love/hate relationship still stands with this site. I've often said that my life is a series of contradictions, a lot like my screen name. This site is no exception. I just reread some of the expired reviews and it never ceases to amaze me how good content can be accompanied by an attitude that says you can't have the least bit of criticism about it without being told how wrong you are. Still a good join - just keep your mouth shut! LOL
I've kind of blown a lot of money on porn lately so I won't be splashing out on any new subscriptions for a while, but this site looks very interesting and different.
It's aimed seemingly equally at gay men and straight women and seems to be a "arty", tasteful sort of site, just solos of men masturbating.
It's rare to see this kind of sites. It certainly makes a change from amateur sites or sites which self-consciously try to be "dirty" and tacky.
It might all be a bit soft-focus and softcore for me, but I have added the site to my list of sites to give a try to - not a bad monthly price either.
If anyone joins I'd love to see a review and have recommended it for one on TBP.
first read the "about", if it's OK for you, join wholeheartedly
Just some observations I made there, randomly ordered. I joined about 1 week ago, so I am no expert yet, so you don't have the right yet to stone me to death. Maybe it will sound like douchebaggery but these points are what I felt after joining (at least I am not making them up). First of all, I strongly recommend that you read the "about" section before you join, so you can get the gist of what you should expect. The main points are "realism,", "naturalism" and "ethical" representations of women. This leads to one shortcoming: repetitive action, which was mentioned in some comments before. There are not many variations for a woman to masturbate as natural as possible. The self given statement "a historic achievement in erotica" is startling. The emphasis on aesthetic presentations of female masturbation etc. is really interesting and OK, but that's that. I have never seen such a self glorification on any other site. Joining is like to be getting a member of some special community which despises the watcher of "common" porn. One point which I want to emphasize is that there is a wide margin to judge from whether you are diverging from "ethical" (I love this word) porn. In general, sex is not as clean and sugar-coated as depicted here, there is a broad variation of perversion which is nonethless "ethical" in its own right. Just because you use no scripts doesn't make you better. So, after all, I was not really that disappointed by this site as it sounds. It's OK if you want to live out your voyeristic fantasies for some time. But it's nothing for a long time membership.
I was just watching the awfully short preview on their site and their sparse offerings of micro preview pictures. Can anybody confirm or dismiss my notion that this site is an awfully lot like Abby Winters?
I agree with the positive comments others have made about the concept, models, artistic presentation and skilful editing and presentation of the content.
But, and it's a very big but: having been encouraged to subscribe by seeing Ifm videos on xHamster (where downloads are very simple, and quick, and allow you to jump about the clips immediately within seconds of downloading) I've found the site is absolutely spoiled by tediously slow download speeds, apparently un-openable and incomplete clips and the inability to hop about the clips with a mouse-click.
Although I have a modern laptop and I'm reasonably competent with it I acknowledge I may not have the skills to get the best out of the Ifm server, but if xHamster can provide a slick presentation with nearly every video for free, why can't Ifm do it for a substantial subscription???
And as others have said, the 'formula' looks and pose (NB singular!) become boringly repetitious very quickly.
Joined up again and I see that they now have a bandwidth counter/warning.
After you reach the limit, you see this:
"DOWNLOAD LIMIT REACHED
You have used more than 6GB of data today and reached the daily limit. Your usage will be reset in x hours x minutes and you will be able to view or download more videos."
I'm not thrilled with the limit, but it's nice to have something to monitor the usage and tell you when you can resume viewing and downloading.
With what I'll call the down slide of AbbyWinters, it seems I'm down to two staples - IFeelMyself and AllOver30.
Since it doesn't make too much sense to me to keep reviewing the same sites over and over, I guess I'll be sticking to comments when I see something noteworthy on those sites.
On May 7th of this year, IFM rolled out some really nice crystal clear mp4 files. Starting with the hi-res files, they've changed the page layout slightly so you no longer have to set your media preference for the file type you want. Each preview picture has all the download options available right below it - 1280 resolution mp4 (If available), 640 resolution mp4 and wmv, and lower res wmv and m4v files. I don't know the specifics for the lower res files as I've never downloaded them.
There is one curiosity with the new files though. I don't know if it's just because the hi-def is relatively new on the site, but some of the files they have tagged as HD have mp4 files that are no higher resolution than the 640 wmv files. And some of the videos still aren't available in HD mp4 yet. It remains to be seen if this is just their running out material they had already shot, or if the truly HD files are going to hit or miss from now on.
I have a love/hate relationship going here. The content's great. Some of the responses their reps have left on here leave something to be desired. Telling someone it's none of your business why they've done something they've done or that the download limit "only bothers people who are sucking the site dry" is just the kind of thing that reminds me that porn is a business, nothing more. So it seems these days - Buy my product, take what you get.
Nope - I can't stay away from this one. But I always try to go back after the content has built up. Since there's a 3 gig download limit, I'm trying to calculate the best time to rejoin, so I'm curious if anyone currently with the site can tell me the average file size of the new HD files. I'm most interested in the wmv files.
"In November 2008 we began a $100,000 upgrade of our production facilities for conversion to Hi Def, Widescreen video. The first step was the purchase of Sony EX1 XDCAM cameras, which record in full Hi Def at 1920 x 1080 pixels (not HDV 1440 x 1080 as used by most of the industry). We began using the cameras immediately and so all material recorded since November 2008 is ready for encoding into various hi definition formats for release on IFM. We also have some footage recorded since 2007 in HDV which will transfer quite nicely to the new format.
Of course this means we'll soon be upgrading the video playback facilities on the site, making the high def versions of new videos available to those who have the connection speed. We'll still support dialup customers with small versions of the videos, and the current standard sizes will increase as well. Additional file formats will be offered.
For a while, not all videos will be available in hi def, as we run out all the SD footage still in the system. All the existing videos will be unchanged, and won't be deleted from our back catalogue. Subsequent re-releases will be in higher res, if not widescreen."
They should try some different poses. Who wants to watch 99% of the girls in one pose (on their back). They have a few sitting, but the hottest of all was Cle standing up. How about more standing, sitting, etc poses?
Yeah... it's gotten a bit repetitious, as one woman after another is seen in the same poses, from the same angles, as dozens of others. Still a few novelties poppping up from time to time, but it just doesn't seem as cutting edge as it did last year.
But the biggest reason for my disappointment in IFM is the site's seeming disregard for their customers. I'd put up a post on their forum about the disappearance of a couple of their videos and it was removed without explanation. I then got absolutely no response to the two emails I sent, asking about the missing videos AND the post being pulled. Seems to me even a plausible lie would've been in order on this one.
Are you watching this IFM? Here's a chance for a bit of redemption!
I've seen some of the content available on Beautiful Agony, and I must admit I was rather taken back.
After being told what the videos were like, the fact that only the persons face is seen seemed ridiculous and unappealing.
However, when I actually watched a couple of the videos they were surprisingly erotic. Perhaps because the only thing to focus on is the person's face, whereas in a normal porn flic, I'd be looking elsewhere, obviously.
And theres also the element of imagination. The mystery of what their tits/pussy look like just adds to the experience.
As I said, I was highly skeptical about the whole idea, but had the joy of rethinking my opinion after watching the videos.
It's certainly different, and perhaps more erotic than most normal porn.
"I shot myself" is a very creative and original site. The models gives you situations and video shots you can't see in other places. I like this site but for the same reason I'm agree with Moodman: "it's hard to stay here for long".
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