Sharing copyrighted material is illegal, immoral and
fattening. But if you're going to do it, do it right. We don't want
you going out there unprotected. The net is full of viruses and
trolls. Download responsibly.
The alt.binaries.multimedia.buffy-v-slayer newsgroup
is your first line of defence against teensy, bug-ridden, or corrupt
files. But lay hands (and most especially eyes) on TimDoc's Guide
to downloading before you begin. It can be complicated when you
start out, but has the advantage of stability. The regular contributors
to the group are very helpful, as long as you do your homework (and
read TimDoc's guide!) first.
A much easier method of downloading is via Morpheus,
a person-to-person file transfer system. But be warned, you'll encounter
bad files, small files and buggy files there occasionally, as the
material is only as good as the members, and the members are occasionally
snot-nosed trolls. And sometimes they log out while you are downloading
Another way is via IRC channels like #Buffy-Unlimited.
But none of us have managed to work out how to do this yet :-)
Occasionally you may find a website that offers small-sized
RealMedia versions of Buffy episodes for download. These sites tend
to come and go, but good luck while you have access.
Of course if you are downloading anything over a basic
RealMedia encode, it is best to have a high-speed (DSL or cable)
connection to the Internet.