Links are not working (1/20)

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I am trying to watch some back episodes of Bones, and none of the links that I have tried are working. They are all coming back with the message "Video is not available - This video was either deleted by the user or in breach of a copyright holder."
Please help!!!
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sabzi747

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I'm having the same problem. Only novamov is working but that keeps freezing.
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Official Response
SideReel is not affiliated with any of the video hosts that are submitted to SideReel. Unfortunately we have no control over a video site's content, and have no further insight regarding why content may have removed from their hosting sites. For specific questions on why a video was removed, please contact the video host site in question directly.
As usual, SideReel will continue cleaning up spam and broken links across the site, and you can continue to report them by clicking the "report link" button, or emailing mass links to spamsucks@sidereel.com. Sorry for the inconvenience!
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I just wondered why your site won't let me watch anymore shows. I have been watching some shows that I no longer get on television for the past few weeks and now I am getting a message about the video not being available and either being deleted by user or in breach of copyright holder. Can you tell me what the problem is?

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can't watch videos.
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Andrea Rae

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I have gone through about 50 links for Lost Girl season 2 episode 13 and all of them were broken!! This has been happening more and more where I am wasting hours just trying to find a link that works

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broken links!.
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Hi, When I tryed to watch How I Meet Your Mother and Pretty Little Liars all the links were either deleted or broken. Just wondering why this has happened when I was having no problems a few months ago. Thank You

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Broken Links.
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All the links to watch videos have been removed or are broken? can they be fixed?

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Supernatural season 5 and 6.
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I've noticed that alot of the trusted links(ie; videobb) have been removed or are no longer working. Supernatural season 5 episode 18 thru season 6 as well, is one example of this. I went back to check videos I previously viewed and they are no longer available either. Can you help to post new ones? Please help

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Missing/Removed/Broken links.
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Adelynn Moon

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me too. I cant watch ANY of the shows I watched previously. :(
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ptrindade5

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sidereel free has we know ended the day the closed megavideo. now if you wanna wacth a video pay if you have the option, otherwise forget it...
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Alex

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Hi ptrindade, that's actually not true. There are still free video hosts, both featured and unfeatured.
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Yes there are. Never said that there werent any free videos hosts. what i said was that dont expect everything to go back to normal. Megavideo and VideoBB were the must used in the site. entire series rely on the two video hosts. And the links are now gone, and i doubt that anyone will reap-load everything. As for new Tv shows, there are some alternatives, but nothing was good as videobb and megavideo. But if you know any good alternatives, pls tell us, so we can upload there...
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Alex

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I was responding to your comment above, in which you said free SideReel ended the day Megavideo was closed - which is not true.
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Sidereel free "has we know it" ended the day the closed mega video.
I will stand by what i said and believe. If no other alternatives appear, the quality of the service will decline and people will go back to download episodes rather then wacth them online.
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I wasn't trying to stifle you (though I think you mean "as we know it") and while you're free to make predictions, it's important that I clarify the truth so as not to confuse our users. SideReel itself has always been free and continues to be free regardless of the absence of Megavideo and Videobb.
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It may be free but free isn't any good if you don't supply anything to watch.  All blank video sucks.,
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Alex

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Hi Loopy, external viewing sources on SideReel are actually submitted by users like you.
Which "blank" videos are you referring to?
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Many of them just show a blank black square with the sidereel logo and when I click on it nothing happens.  Like This
 



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Hi Loopy, that's just the episode image thumbnail. Videos are not meant to play there. Please refer to the FAQ instructions on how to watch a show through SideReel: https://getsatisfaction.com/allmedianetwork/topics/how_do_i_watch_a_show
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Yes I understand that but usually there is a picture on the thumbnail and if you click on it, it should take you to the actual video should it not?  When I click on those nothing happens at all and that seems to be all I get.  Once in awhile I can click through but then the sites all seem to be paid sites.  I like your tracker and other stuff on the site but find the videos not easily accessible.
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No, unfortunately it shouldn't. If there are links available for a certain video, hovering over the episode thumb will give you an option to either "search links," or click through to one of the featured sources, ie: HBO Go or iTunes. In order to watch video content, you must first choose an external source from which to view it.
If there is no picture in the thumbnail, it simply means that we have no episode photo for that episode. If nothing happens when you hover over the thumbnail box, it means there have been no links submitted for that episode. In this case, you should also see "no source links available" or "no featured links available" in the episode selector.
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Well all I get when I click or hover is a plane white box.  Maybe something wrong with my computer but don't have any issues on other sites.  Guess I'll just have to go with those sites.  Sorry because I do like the setup with your site but not much good to me if it doesn't work.
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Alex

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Hi Loopy, I'm a bit confused about the issue you're describing — are you still unable to use the site using the instructions I sent you?
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I followed the info in the link you shared.  Here is a picture of what happens when I click on the show I want to watch....NOTHING!!!!...doesn't take me anywhere else or nothing.  You can see the one in blue that I clicked on and that's as far as I can go and this is the same for many many episodes of many different shows.

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Hi Loopy,
As you can see, there are no viewing links submitted for this episode you're looking for (hence the "No Featured links available" and "No source links available" text below the thumbnail block and episode description). Like the FAQ states, SideReel doesn't host any videos itself — it simply provides a place for users to track their favorite shows and submit and share places to watch these shows online, if available. What you're looking at here is just the episode guide, and if the episode you click on has any viewing links submitted for it, you'd be able to browse them and click through to them from this guide, as described in the FAQ.
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Its ok. Not to worry.  I'll continue on with the sites I know and don't seem to have any issues with.  Thanks anyway for your time.

Loopy
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Alex
I appreciate your response and I have enjoyed your site. From what I understand from you response then is that if none of the links work it is the problem of the hosting sites and not SideReel. The thing is that none of the shows on SideReel will play now. I guess that means that there is no reason to continue to patronize the SideReel site. Thank you anyway for letting me catch up on a few shows.
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Alex

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Hi Tammy, we're currently in the process of cleaning up the non-working links on SideReel. Also, keep in mind that this doesn't prevent users from adding new working links.
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All the Tv episodes for Hawaii five o, Blue Bloods and Criminal Minds that I was able to view of Videobb until 1/20/12 can no longer be viewed. When Videobb opens it only shows a message about copyright infringement. After Megavideo was shut down, Videoobb was the only way to view the TV episodes. Wha is Sidereel doing to resolve this?

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Videobb Problems.
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I cant watch any episodes of Hawaii Five-0 too! I hope it gets fixed fast cuz I can only watch H50 online. :(
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I was watching sidereel on early Thursday a.m. and in the middle of watching all of a sudden every link no matter what show or what day, if I choose a videobb link it says "removed by user... copyright...etc." Is there something going on recently with Videobb? I use your site every single day, I don't have cable T.V. so I know that some items are removed, but every single on on Videobb??? Can you tell me anything?

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Videobb links aren't working at all.....
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SOPA!!!!!!! and that is all i have to say. Thats so messed up novamov will be next.
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Because no one else is explaining why, i will explain.

Megavideo was taken down last Thursday for having pirated content on it, however only 10% of Megavideos overall content was illegal yet it was still taken down (This could happen to youtube at any time as there is Pirated content on there).

Alot of other video hosts have seen this and in fear increased their attention to deleting Illegal pirated content for example Videobb and Vidxden.

So basically thats why theres zero too none working links.
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do yoy know if megavideo is gonna work someday our is it shut down forever? :S
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Adelynn Moon

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what about videobb? :(
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whyyy r none of the links working? its like all the sites r down or something. not impressed need my lost girl fix! no megavideo videoebb bunch of other aswell.... NEW LINKS PLZZ

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BROKEN LINKS.
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Only solution is to await new video hosts to pop up in countries where the USA will think twice about venturing in to extract the owners.

I hope that Sidereel won't tank due to the lack of material out there.
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Is there a way to remove not working links? It's a mess out there!
Also, I used to pay Megavideo and Videobb for unlimited view, now my subscription expired. Don't know if any of them would work with subscription or not.
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Hi LaBoheme! Sorry for the delay but we're currently in the process of removing all the broken links. Sorry for the confusion in the meantime!
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No they aren't working with subscription at all.
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sidereel is just a conduit, one source to house all links to shows. so I don't blame them.

Although SOPA hasn't passed yet and in fact debate has been postponed, it seems the courts are taking matters into their own hands as legally they have the right to do. It is unfortunate but if you go to megavideo.com the FBI have seized the website and placed a notice. I would think sidereel would be a perfect place for the FBI to seek out pirated material.

It's just unfortunate because I just spent $$ on megavideo so I can watch unlimited time.
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I cannot access any of the links I used to be able to access even though my accounts are up to date... Will this problem continue occuring?

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problem with links.
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Absolutely every single show I've tried to watch in the past 2 days has been "Video is not available - This video was either deleted by the user or in breach of a copyright holder". Everything was fine before, has something happened with the copyrights or something? I've "reported link" on a bunch of them but just got tired of that.

Thanks for any info :)

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Has everything been banned??.
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Unable to watch two and a half men since Sunday. Every link says that the video has been removed by the user. Please help.

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Can't watch two and a half men!.
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None of the videobb links are working for any of the shows I'm clicking on and I'm a member. Am I doing something wrong??/

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No links are working today???.
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What happened to all the videobb links?

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videobb links?.
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Videobb took down everything copyrighted, and if you paid for your account, they claimed the right to delete your account, even if you were not a repeat offender. Just re-read their FAQ to be sure, because i was a premium user who now says account is deleted due to copyright infringement and disobeying the terms of service, even though they just took payment from me a day before.
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I'll post again since people aren't getting it. The FBI have seized Megavideo/upload and arrested its owners, pending charges!!!! as such all other file sharing sites have limited their usage and have gotten rid of any and all material that could be construed as copyright infringement. meaning your online TV viewing is slowly coming to an end... rather our :) - I was a paid member of both megavideo and videobb
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Sherry Lewis

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Thank you so much to Sidereel and to the responders, I realize this isn't a Sidereel issue. So sad to see the videos go :(
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I can't watch gossip girls anymore :(, stupid FBI