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I just want to spread the immense joy of Winamp TV, which is a route to all kinds of Filipino servers playing all your favourite copyrighted television material commercial-free 24/7 but it's OK because I'm not linking to those servers directly no sir.
posted by Pretty_Generic (87 comments total)

 
So, you just linked to winamp.com, which dosn't (as far as I can see) link to winampTV at all.



Um, fantastic.
posted by delmoi at 3:46 PM on May 26, 2005


Winamp TV is in the program "Winamp". You have to download the progam from winamp.com.




But what can I say, piracy is fun!
posted by Pretty_Generic at 3:49 PM on May 26, 2005


Is there a mac client for this service?
posted by Livewire Confusion at 3:50 PM on May 26, 2005


No.

Shit, this is going to destroy my application for supreme court justice.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 3:51 PM on May 26, 2005


Pretty_Generic wins
posted by paradise at 3:54 PM on May 26, 2005


Apparently it is supported by VLC on the Mac. Here is a (slightly) more informative link on WinampTV, and here is a link about the NSV format that it uses.
posted by modofo at 3:54 PM on May 26, 2005


Hasnt this been around a while now? I can remember at least a year ago - WinampTV having episodes of my favorite TV show (which has just recently returned from cancellation a few weeks ago).
posted by SirOmega at 3:54 PM on May 26, 2005


Actually, I think this might work, in conjunction with the links under "SHOUTcast TV".
posted by Pretty_Generic at 3:55 PM on May 26, 2005


I was gazumped on preview.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 3:55 PM on May 26, 2005


yeah, well I'm gazumped by this awesome post.
posted by shmegegge at 3:56 PM on May 26, 2005


I honestly can't tell if that's sarcastic. I mean, the primary link is appalling. But the subsequent links are glorious! How many links must a man walk down?
posted by Pretty_Generic at 3:57 PM on May 26, 2005


90% of that copyrighted material is PORN! YAY (or nay, depending on your morality)
posted by Mach5 at 4:02 PM on May 26, 2005


Don't forget "neigh", although I avoid those channels.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 4:04 PM on May 26, 2005


Anyone figure out the bit rate of this stream format?
posted by squirrel at 4:06 PM on May 26, 2005


It depends on the channel, ranging from 600 to 64kb/s.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 4:08 PM on May 26, 2005


Alright, I am interested now... I have VCL downloaded, what next? Where are these servers?
posted by Livewire Confusion at 4:11 PM on May 26, 2005


They're the links under "SHOUTcast TV". But, they don't seem to display most of the program names on the website. Which is why this isn't very good for Mac users. Can anyone suggest a solution?
posted by Pretty_Generic at 4:14 PM on May 26, 2005


.
posted by fire&wings at 4:14 PM on May 26, 2005


Who died?
posted by Pretty_Generic at 4:17 PM on May 26, 2005


Caveat speculator: I used Winamp 5 for streaming video for a while until I realized that the ahem "least savory" channels were launching IE and spawning pop-ups. When one such launch initiated an uninvited installation, that was it for me.
posted by felix betachat at 4:19 PM on May 26, 2005


Obviously, I have experienced no such pwnership.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 4:23 PM on May 26, 2005


felix B.: which version was this? there have been a few recent Winamp "security fixes" that may have addressed that problem.
posted by rxrfrx at 4:32 PM on May 26, 2005


Yeah, there's an option under Media Library -> Library Options to turn off web scripts.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 4:41 PM on May 26, 2005


This is very cool. I remember looking at it some time ago and not finding much but that seems to have changed.

I'm televisionless, not because of any high-horse ethical nonsense but simply because it is cost prohibitive where I live -- in a hole (no horizon) without cable available (four houses in twenty miles of road isn't much incentive for Time-Warner) and 80 miles from a broadcast station (see hole and need for 40 foot tower).

However, I like a few shows and download them via BT. Unfortunately, it is getting more and more difficult to find reliable trackers and even with a decent connection it's a pain in the ass waiting for 350 - 450M downloads. It's nice to be able to grab up a quick Simpsons, Seinfeld or Futurama fix.
posted by cedar at 4:52 PM on May 26, 2005


which version was this?

Oh, it was ages ago. Whatever version was current last year. I'm not surprised to hear they've fixed it by now.
posted by felix betachat at 4:55 PM on May 26, 2005


It's got sifl and olly, so this post gets a thumbs up from me
posted by cyphill at 4:56 PM on May 26, 2005


hm, i'll give it a go. I haven't downloaded winamp in years. ah the memories.
posted by puke & cry at 4:56 PM on May 26, 2005


oh yeah, yay piracy.
posted by puke & cry at 4:57 PM on May 26, 2005


Pretty_Generic writes "Don't forget 'neigh', although I avoid those channels."

You don't enjoy big-headed German horse?
posted by orthogonality at 4:58 PM on May 26, 2005


felix betachat writes "Caveat speculator: I used Winamp 5 for streaming video for a while until I realized that the ahem 'least savory' channels were launching IE and spawning pop-ups. When one such launch initiated an uninvited installation, that was it for me"

Get Kerio Firewall. Disallow Winamp from invoking any other program. Disallow your browser (and all other programs) from connecting directly to the internet, allowing only the browser to talk to a local prox (like Proxomitron)y. Allow the proxy unrestricted access to any address, but only to ports 80 and 443.
posted by orthogonality at 5:02 PM on May 26, 2005


Oh this is awesome. And by awesome I mean totally cool.
posted by BrodieShadeTree at 5:04 PM on May 26, 2005


Don't forget the milkdrop visualisation. If you stare at it long enough, you see crazy things, like orthogonality dropping the big-headed German thing.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 5:05 PM on May 26, 2005


It works perfectly through VLC on Tiger.

This is cool. Thanks, P_G.
posted by sellout at 5:08 PM on May 26, 2005


Orthogonality: I'm pretty_sure that Pretty_Generic's totally ripped right now, but he may have been referring to this perhaps?

:) (Just playing about the being stoned thing, P_G, you've committed enough crime for one day.)

(I still think it's still true though.)
posted by spiderwire at 5:10 PM on May 26, 2005


sellout: something works under Tiger?!

O_o
posted by spiderwire at 5:11 PM on May 26, 2005


All the time, I was only smoking harmless tobacco.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 5:11 PM on May 26, 2005


And would you like some of this wonderful legal perfectly safe high quality grain alcohol to go with your fine tobacco products?
posted by spiderwire at 5:24 PM on May 26, 2005


vlc? works with the direct links to the video pls?
posted by tomplus2 at 5:47 PM on May 26, 2005


Man they have EVERYTHING

Example:
Now Playing: Learn the Bible in 24 Hours (hour 15).nsv

Do you think I can jump in in the middle like that?
posted by nomad at 5:56 PM on May 26, 2005


Yeah, 24 hour Revelation would be even better than Invader Zim.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 5:59 PM on May 26, 2005


tomplus2, yes, I think so.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 6:00 PM on May 26, 2005


[changed the main link to go to modofo's info link with PG's approval]
posted by jessamyn at 6:03 PM on May 26, 2005


Yeah, winamp tv is great, but it's been around since winamp 5 came out, what too you guys so long to catch on?
posted by furtive at 6:03 PM on May 26, 2005


I totally don't understand how this works for a Macintosh. I downloaded VLC. What do I do next?
posted by interrobang at 6:20 PM on May 26, 2005


Pretty_Generic writes "If you stare at it long enough, you see crazy things, like orthogonality dropping the big-headed German thing."

It's an homage. Truly, I admire your balls in going and getting what you wanted, despite the opinions of some, and talking about it honestly after.
posted by orthogonality at 6:20 PM on May 26, 2005


*watching seinfeld*

Woo! *hugs Pretty_Generic*
posted by weretable and the undead chairs at 6:22 PM on May 26, 2005


Holy shit this is awesome.
posted by graventy at 6:26 PM on May 26, 2005


I know, ortho old pal. /ruffles hair

interrobang, you go here, you click SHOUTcast TV, you flail about randomly because the programmes aren't named except in the Winamp software.

Next, I will teach Mac users where babies come from (neither Steve Jobs nor Al Gore are involved).
posted by Pretty_Generic at 6:33 PM on May 26, 2005


svci.net is a great resource for all things Winamp TV including a couple places you can find streams without winamp.
here's a little m3u playlist you can open in VLC with a couple of my fav streams, mine included (I'd put all 207 up but winamp doesn't like to do that). Check out Toastmasters if your feeling adventurous.
and a little hacker trick to watch a stream that says ICY Server Full, put winamp/vlc on repeat and just let it keep trying to open the stream, eventually you'll get through.
the ironic thing to me is winamp and their internet tv is pwn3d by aol
posted by psychobum at 6:33 PM on May 26, 2005


And, most of the channels aren't on that list. Including the neigh ones.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 6:33 PM on May 26, 2005


Good stuff psychobum!

never thought I'd be saying THAT sentence again
posted by Pretty_Generic at 6:34 PM on May 26, 2005


Winamp and AOL never made good bedfellows. A good example is that, until recently, the Nullsoft staff page featured a communally-owned llama that the staff liked to, quote, "smoke bongs with".
posted by Pretty_Generic at 6:37 PM on May 26, 2005


ah ha! I gave winamp5 a try, vs vlc, and it seems that most of the stations are just full. I dont think vlc reports it, just fails to connect.
posted by tomplus2 at 6:41 PM on May 26, 2005


Yeah, try the repeat thing.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 6:42 PM on May 26, 2005


Shit, now the servers that show the channels I want are going to be even more likely to be full. Thanks a lot, you bastard.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:45 PM on May 26, 2005


Awright, I'm bad with computers. I tried your link, psychobum, but it initially tried to open with iTunes, like every other link here. I typed your URL into the VLC thing, and nothing happened.
posted by interrobang at 6:45 PM on May 26, 2005


there should be some stuff in VLC's playlist (view.. playlist)
posted by psychobum at 6:47 PM on May 26, 2005


I don't have a "playlist" under "view". What am I doing wrong?
posted by interrobang at 6:51 PM on May 26, 2005


P_G I love you
posted by mr.marx at 6:52 PM on May 26, 2005


holy christ, this thread is hot! only a couple hours later and I have to reply to P_G 50 posts down the line!

No, I wasn't sarcastic. This post is awesome.
posted by shmegegge at 6:52 PM on May 26, 2005


and so is the word gazumphed.
posted by shmegegge at 6:53 PM on May 26, 2005


so I press "Internet TV" in the "Media Library" and it does not list anything. help me please...
posted by Pacheco at 7:05 PM on May 26, 2005


so, does this have anything to do with why winamp keeps bugging me to upgrade?
posted by quonsar at 7:06 PM on May 26, 2005


I'm gonna keep using foobar for music, but this has convinced me to reinstall Winamp. Awesome.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 7:32 PM on May 26, 2005


THIEVES PIRATES FELONS!

Thanks for linky P_G, I haven't used winamp since 2.x version
posted by WolfDaddy at 7:34 PM on May 26, 2005


While I've got your attention, go to Media Library -> Online Media -> Winamp Video -> Chemical Brothers - Get Yourself High. That's the good shit.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 7:53 PM on May 26, 2005


Pacheco, have you tried pressing Refresh?
posted by Pretty_Generic at 7:54 PM on May 26, 2005


I seem to recall this being pretty old and unfeasible unless server and client had good broadband pipeage.
posted by jsavimbi at 9:25 PM on May 26, 2005


pacheco, type control-P, click on "media library" in General Preferences. You'll get a pop up screen with four folder options. Click the online media file and then put a check mark in each box. Below these boxes you'll see a "Specify Ratings" button by the Internet TV box. Click it and then put a check mark in each box that you see. Exit and refresh your media library. And that should do it.
posted by ashbury at 9:26 PM on May 26, 2005


i am disappointed that my concerted attempt to derail the thread failed.

i'll get you next time, P_G.

:)
posted by spiderwire at 9:28 PM on May 26, 2005


p_g, that is one fantastic video. !!!!!
posted by ashbury at 9:31 PM on May 26, 2005


It's nice to be able to grab up a quick Simpsons, Seinfeld or Futurama fix.

Netflix has been great for retro TeeVee. Totally worth the 12 bucks.
posted by mecran01 at 9:31 PM on May 26, 2005


furtive writes "Yeah, winamp tv is great, but it's been around since winamp 5 came out, what too you guys so long to catch on?"

All the WinAMP wizards neglected to pass this coolness onto MetaFilter.
posted by Mitheral at 9:32 PM on May 26, 2005


And then I arrived. Bow before me.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 9:45 PM on May 26, 2005


I'd like to use this, and I'm also retarded. Can someone please tell me how?
posted by interrobang at 9:48 PM on May 26, 2005


I'm having exactly the same problems that interrobang is having; iTunes keeps butting in, and entering a URL directly into vcl does nothing. I wanna see the horsie movies! Please help.
posted by maryh at 10:12 PM on May 26, 2005


interro,

check the gmail
posted by darkpony at 10:48 PM on May 26, 2005


Most of the good shows have full servers, even the repeat of one of the more cheesy ST:TNG episodes. Saw part of "outfoxed", and then realised it was just like reading metafilter, only metafilter didn't go so slow.
posted by jb at 11:03 PM on May 26, 2005


I too downloaded VLC for my mac but can't figure it out! Help!
Thanks. I need to see reruns of Rip Taylor on Match Game STAT.
posted by adrober at 11:17 PM on May 26, 2005


This is great for my long, lonely nights at work.
I just found Penn and Teller's Bullshit program, which I'd not seen yet, and something called GTA3 tv, which appears to be just some guy playing GTA.

Cool.
posted by Espoo2 at 12:03 AM on May 27, 2005


This is pretty awesome; I have no idea how I missed it.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 12:44 AM on May 27, 2005


Oh wonderful ... now I'll never get anything of worth done while I am at my computer. :D
posted by Orb at 1:36 AM on May 27, 2005


Wow, I've had this installed forever and had no idea it could do this...
I was about to write it off, but I saw cyphill's comment about "Sifl and Oly" so I just had to check it out. Glad I did.
posted by prostyle at 5:57 AM on May 27, 2005


Worked for me. I'm watchin Karaoke. ?
posted by Zurishaddai at 8:54 AM on May 27, 2005


Bah PG i broke this down several months ago along with the music video and streaming audio on demand from nulsoft. I will bow at the winamp alter, but you i shall not bow before.
posted by sourbrew at 9:36 AM on May 27, 2005


Bow bitch bow.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 9:43 AM on May 27, 2005


thanks ashbury, that worked
posted by Pacheco at 3:47 PM on May 27, 2005


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