Saturday, February 21, 2009

TV on Web

For those over the age of fifteen, here are some ways of catching TV shows and other lengthy quality video (as opposed to skanky little YouTube-ish clips) without resorting to the hassle/peril of torrent or the expense of paid streaming:

Hulu is the go-to aggregator.

Guba gets video from Usenet newsgroups, so items are constantly arriving and disappearing. Tame the over-eager search engine by enquoting phrases, e.g. "family guy".

Graboid Video costs, but there's a free trial.

Watch great documentaries and educational programming at FORA.tv, TED, and, especially, Annenberg Media.

Torrent based, but more convenient and intelligent than standard P2P, TVShow and ted allow you to subscribe to episodic TV shows. TVShow finds higher quality versions, but is stalled in completing a 1.0 release.

Also, BOXEE is huge right now. Here's a lifehacker article about it.

1 comment:

Chris VR said...

There's another Hulu-type site for the non-Hulu associated networks but I'm damned if I can remember the URL.

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