The latest from STC’s James Kerwin:
STC supporters and fans,
Season’s greetings! I want to apologize personally for last week’s situation re: the DVD and Blu-ray ISO file downloads. To paraphrase McCoy, “I’m a director, not an IT engineer!” While I did my best to get the “discs” authored expeditiously and efficiently, when it came to “serving them up” to you, the audience, I’m afraid I didn’t anticipate the bandwidth demand on the STC server. I probably should have, though – and again, I apologize.
Over the past few days, Vic, Lisa, and I have striven to resolve this issue – with advice from dedicated STC enthusiasts like Stephen Barker. Yes, I know it was Christmas; but I can’t think of a better way to spend the holidays than doing something we love for fans who’ve supported us throughout the years! And now, I believe there’s a reasonable solution which won’t break our bank.
On the STC website’s DOWNLOADS page, you’ll find BitTorrent files which point to peer-to-peer downloads of our ISOs. Many of you have already downloaded the DVD versions from the initial seedbox; and a number of you are – very graciously! – donating your upstream bandwidth to seed the files yourselves. This is truly the spirit of STC: fans working together, without remuneration, to help each other enjoy and celebrate the series.
So I’m happy to let everyone know that, as of tonight, torrents to our Blu-ray ISO files are now available on our site as well! Please beware: the Blu-ray versions are QUITE large, and even with a fast Internet connection will likely take many hours (minimum) to download. And although I regret that we simply don’t have the resources to provide individual “tech support” in unzipping torrent bundles or burning the ISO files to discs (this is a process recommended for experienced users), I hope that the brief notes and software links on our DOWNLOADS page will make the procedure a bit smoother.
Thank you, everyone, for your patience on this. We’re forever grateful for the love and support you’ve shown STC throughout the years!