What does "Deflix" mean?
Deflix stands for debrid flicks.
Flick is informal for motion picture. And the flicks are streamed via a debrid service (see below).
What is a debrid service / MOCH?
Debrid services like RealDebrid ↗, Premiumize.me ↗ and AllDebrid ↗ mainly do two things:
- They cache the files from torrents.
So instead of having to slowly download a torrent by yourself (which also uploads it at the same time), you can directly download the files from a torrent from their servers via HTTP, without uploading anything. This also means you can stream movies in 4k from them!
- They act as MOCH (Multi One-Click Hoster).
This means you can use your debrid service account's credentials to access OCHs like MEGA, uploaded.net, Rapidgator and many others.
What is Stremio? And what's its advantage over Kodi?
Stremio ↗ is a modern media center that's a one-stop solution for your video entertainment. You discover, watch and organize video content from easy to install addons.
These addons run remotely as a web service, so they can't do any harm to your computer. This is different from how addons work for Kodi for example, where they run locally on your computer and have dozens of third party dependencies. There have been several security incidents with Kodi addons like this one ↗ and even the Kodi developers themselves warn of the dangers of third party Kodi addons ↗ .
Why is torrenting dangerous?
When you download a torrent with a torrent software like µTorrent or qBittorrent, or even when you stream a torrent with a torrent addon for Stremio, your computer will upload the torrent via the BitTorrent P2P network at the same time.
If you don't use a VPN, this exposes your IP address to the other participants in the network. So a lawyer hired by a movie company can see that you download their movie, note your IP address, get a court order with that "evidence" (many courts judge that the collected info is enough) and with that ask your ISP (Internet service provider) for your identity. The ISPs have to comply in this case because they're legally required to do so.
In many cases this only leads to a warning at first and later to the ISP cutting off your Internet if you don't comply. But in some cases it can also lead to a lawsuit, fines etc. It depends on the country you live in.
Is streaming from a debrid service safe?
When not using a VPN, you're only exposing your IP address to the debrid service you're using. Without a court order, a lawyer can't request IP addresses of the service's users from that service. And without any "evidence" (like a lawyer seeing IP addresses in the BitTorrent network downloading movies) the lawyer doesn't get a court order. The only risk is the debrid service openly cooperating with lawyers and freely giving out information about its users without proper court orders.
How do you make money?
We don't make any money with this. We don't display ads anywhere and don't sell any premium access. Currently our costs are fairly low and are comprised only of running several servers across several cloud providers and paying for the domain.
If our costs rise due to an increased amount of users and required infrastructure, we'll first try to compensate that with donations via Bitcoin.
If that's not enough we'll try to partner with companys that might benefit from our service, like debrid services or Stremio.
If that's still not enough we'll try to find another way in collaboration with you, our users, and the wider community if possible.
Is Deflix doing anything illegal?
- doesn't host any media files or torrents
- doesn't provide link lists to media files or torrents
- isn't a torrent indexer
- doesn't facilitate the sharing of any media files or torrents