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September 19, 2006 6:45 PM   Subscribe

neave.tv is an experimental use of video over the web... To watch, you'll need a broadband connection (>1mb) and a fast computer (1GHz or higher).
posted by crunchland (23 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Hey, and it even works with Mac OS X.

Neat stuff! Too bad my cable modem is such a slow, flaky, unreliable piece of shit.

Ahh.. Dark Star. I remember that movie. :D
posted by drstein at 6:50 PM on September 19, 2006


Define "nicer".
posted by jonson at 7:01 PM on September 19, 2006


Define "nicer".

(It's just one of the slogans they use up at the top of the screen, not my opinion.)
posted by crunchland at 7:05 PM on September 19, 2006


Neat. Thanks!

And I never would have known that Four Tet did a video for "Smile Around the Face" without the link.
posted by solid-one-love at 7:16 PM on September 19, 2006


Neat interface. I'm a sucker multicolored for vertical bars.
posted by Pontius Pilate at 7:27 PM on September 19, 2006


Hrm. I'm a sucker for multicolored vertical bars.
posted by Pontius Pilate at 7:28 PM on September 19, 2006


Metafilter: I'm a sucker multicolored for vertical bars.

Does everyone get "Dark Star" first? Why?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:40 PM on September 19, 2006


After watching it for awhile, I think that if you think of it as a streaming video blog without the blog (like, the blogger inserting his opinions or descriptions), it might make more sense. There are old things I hadn't seen for awhile, and stuff I'd never seen before. I have it streaming on my second monitor. Sort of like ambient video.
posted by crunchland at 7:43 PM on September 19, 2006


That was cool.
posted by chunking express at 8:15 PM on September 19, 2006


Hextatic is still up to their old tricks! hooray!
posted by aubilenon at 8:22 PM on September 19, 2006


Nice link. It will be great once this becomes available for all tv in HD.
posted by thecashcow at 8:48 PM on September 19, 2006


This is wonderful! The lack of a progress bar makes it even more mysterious and exciting. I feel that I can just trust the website to serve out trippy videos like I would a trust a DJ with music. Much, much better than just watching it all manually with Google Video or Youtube. Great stuff! Thanks!
posted by redteam at 8:52 PM on September 19, 2006


Cool! I love the distorted transition. And Dark Star, of course, rocks!
posted by brundlefly at 8:54 PM on September 19, 2006


good find
posted by tylermoody at 10:01 PM on September 19, 2006


That's what I want from my internets. I really liked the short film tyger.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 10:02 PM on September 19, 2006


As sort of recently seen on Ask Metafilter.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 11:26 PM on September 19, 2006


I wan't much interested until it told me I was looking lovely. Then I realized that I was in the presence of genius.
But I am not a silly school girl, I was not lured to the rss feed.
posted by Cranberry at 12:06 AM on September 20, 2006


I dunno. Is it really such a good thing to make a computer feel like a television? The medium is the massage, dontchaknow.

That being said, there's a special place in my heart for the Bomb #20 epistemology dialogue in Dark Star.
posted by Skwirl at 12:32 AM on September 20, 2006


Or maybe this is the future of TV.
posted by sfts2 at 1:24 AM on September 20, 2006


Zoomy grainy fullscreen, I bet they will patent it much like Friendster.
posted by elpapacito at 7:24 AM on September 20, 2006


yawn, color me unimpressed.
posted by delmoi at 7:30 AM on September 20, 2006


I think they're really onto something. The phrase "ambient TV" does a fantastic job of encapsulating it and I want to see more.

However, since Delmoi is unimpressed and yawning, I may change my mind in the near future.
posted by beaucoupkevin at 9:30 AM on September 20, 2006


hey yay cool.

i really want the internet to replace tv.

also, i am drunk and this is appealing to me right now.

so. there you go.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 9:36 PM on September 20, 2006


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