aXXois the Internet alias a person who become popular for ripping commercial DVD movies for free download. The resulting files can in turn be easily distributed via the Internet and can be immediately displayed on a computer.
aXXo files are popular in the community of peer-to-peer file sharing protocols like BitTorrent file sharing. Eric Garland, CEO of BigChampagne download monitoring showed that the films were 33.5%, downloaded sample aXXo torrents. aXXo files gained popularity due aXXo relatively small files, a file format compatible. The file size is 700 MB – the same size as a CD. Because of aXXo reputation for quality re-encode, the aXXo name can sometimes faked as an identifying source by a variety of imitator.
aXXo converts commercial DVD movies into approximately 700 MB .avi files which are then used to create a .torrent file that is uploaded to Bittorrent Trackers allowing the movie to be downloaded. On file sharing websites, aXXo files attract a large following, with over a million users downloading aXXo files each month. Files released by aXXo follow the naming convention “Name.Of.Movie[year]DvDrip[Eng]-aXXo.avi” where “DvDrip[Eng]” implies it was ripped from an English-language disc and “avi” refers to the resulting file format. The video is encoded according to the MPEG-4 ASP standard, compatible with the Xvid codec. The aXXo postings also carry a .nfo file about the movie and an attached text file that states, in part: “Be aware of bogus sites and lamers, download your aXXo files from aXXo accounts. Enjoy!”
E-Book ~ Creating DVDRip Like aXXo
On April 19, 2009 aXXo made his last known comment on Message Board “Darkside_RG”, in response to rumors that he had stopped posting on Darkside_RG. He states: “I can only say a big thank you for your appreciation mates, hope you all enjoy the darkside as much as you can My home is my beloved Darkside and as I’ve said so many times before on each of my torrents…. Be aware of bogus sites and lamers See ya.
After aXXo disappeared from bussines, I found an E-Book about how aXXo can rip DVD to small size and keep the quality like on the DVD large file version. This E-book release by paKKo explaining step by step how aXXo works on DVD.