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Akin to PeekVid (Previously). Flash, Div-X, etcetera, but mostly Flash. There's a lot.
posted by carsonb at 9:14 PM on May 19, 2007


I predict a long, happy life for this post.
posted by poweredbybeard at 9:17 PM on May 19, 2007


Jackpot!
posted by vronsky at 9:29 PM on May 19, 2007


yada yada, wendell
posted by Mikey-San at 9:33 PM on May 19, 2007


I have to recommend everyone watch Louis Theroux's "Weird Weekends". Great stuff.
posted by inoculatedcities at 9:38 PM on May 19, 2007


warez plz
posted by brain_drain at 9:41 PM on May 19, 2007


That's what I went straight to too inoculatedcities.
posted by vronsky at 9:45 PM on May 19, 2007


Oh my my my. I really need to watch this stuff before somebody gets mad that it's there for free & makes it disappear.

How come I can see all the videos I've clicked on EXCEPT the Sopranos though? Is someone tormenting me? IT'S NOT FAIIRRRRR! I've been missing The Sopranos since 2004, dammit!
posted by miss lynnster at 9:47 PM on May 19, 2007


Oh

my

God.

Jackpot, top pf the pops this post is. wow. This is a great, amazing, gernous resource!!! Am watching David Attenborough's Private Life of Plants. There's Da Ali G. The fabulous Michael Palin shows, woo hoo! The Tudors, the freakin Sopranos! Sex and the City, Mystery Science Theater 3000. And movies!!! Yee ha! Thank you carsonb.
posted by nickyskye at 9:53 PM on May 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


These men are too well acquainted with the chase to be flung off by any false steps or doubles. They grab the swf from the big sites and pack it in their own flash player, makes it impossible to d/l using videodownloader. The wrapper makes it harder for copyright searchers to just c/d the links on the site.
posted by acro at 9:56 PM on May 19, 2007


IT'S NOT FAIIRRRRR! I've been missing The Sopranos since 2004, dammit!

Well, you could (i) watch the reruns on Bravo, (ii) watch the reruns on HBO, (iii) rent the DVDs, (iv) buy the DVDs, or (v) borrow the DVDs. There are means to enjoy this material other than piracy.
posted by brain_drain at 9:56 PM on May 19, 2007


misslynnster, some of the Sopranos links are down, but not all. (And the best season was the first anyway. Can't see those links just now though.) Wonder how long this will stay up? Enjoying it while it lasts. :)
posted by nickyskye at 9:57 PM on May 19, 2007


(example to strip flv information)
posted by acro at 10:06 PM on May 19, 2007


Bravo! thanks for posting this (I already had the link bookmarked, but thanks for sharing anyway!)
posted by newfers at 10:33 PM on May 19, 2007


What a tease. Haven't been able to find a link that works yet...
posted by AwkwardPause at 10:33 PM on May 19, 2007


this site is at least a year old, well supported and getting better...
posted by BrodieShadeTree at 10:34 PM on May 19, 2007


Did somebody call me? Oh, wait, "yada yada"? It's for you, Seinfeld.
posted by wendell at 10:34 PM on May 19, 2007


see also ALLUC.org.
posted by BrodieShadeTree at 10:35 PM on May 19, 2007


Oh man, I love you, but you know it can't last...

There are means to enjoy this material other than piracy.

Here's the funny thing. In the UK people pay this tv license thing, right? Well, as it happens, not an insignificant number of these UK citizens are living abroad, working or studying or whatnot. Not an insignificant subset of these are still paying their license at home. But they can't watch their favourite tv shows unless they're prepared to a) go to some lengths in terms of installing big badass satellite dishes and pay a lot of extra money to Mr Murdoch for this, even if in paper that's also not allowed outside UK territory due to broadcasting restrictions, nevermind complicated in rented accomodation or b) wait for some kind soul to upload them in torrents and then download them.

Not an insignificant number of Americans are also in this situation but at least they don't have to pay a tv license back home. Although if they're away for a relatively short time they may also be paying for cable back home and so on.

So please let's just shove the 'piracy' talk where the sun don't shine and enjoy what the tv execs should already be providing as a service to registered users at least (and actually the BBC and Channel 4 do this already, but because of those broadcasting restrictions you have to be in the UK to access free on demand tv on the internet, which kind of defeats the point because if you're in the UK and you want to watch tv so bad, you already have a tv and a recorder).
posted by pleeker at 10:40 PM on May 19, 2007


Even so, I think it's preposterous for a third party to make money from advertising on a site that illegally distributes somebody else's copyrighted material.

However, websites such as these raise the bar when it comes to making packaged content available. Why wait for a re-run or a dvd in the mail when you can get it right now illegally? And in this sense, the current industry paradigm will have to adapt.
posted by phaedon at 11:03 PM on May 19, 2007


Having stated the obvious, I just watched the "Survivalist" episode by Louis Theroux. I'll never be able to walk into an ACE hardware with a straight face again.
posted by phaedon at 11:26 PM on May 19, 2007


I recommend the Canadian TV series Trailer Park Boys. Can't find anywhere that rents it here in the US, so this website has been a saving grace for me.
posted by nevafeva at 11:27 PM on May 19, 2007


Well, you could (i) watch the reruns on Bravo, (ii) watch the reruns on HBO, (iii) rent the DVDs, (iv) buy the DVDs, or (v) borrow the DVDs. There are means to enjoy this material other than piracy.

Wow. You're a buzzkill, aintcha?
Anyhow, that aside... I don't have cable or a DVD player hooked up to my tv. Soooo... arrrrrrr!
posted by miss lynnster at 11:58 PM on May 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


No tennis. RUBBISH!!! I can get The Sopranos on DVD, I want to watch the French Open.
posted by betweenthebars at 12:02 AM on May 20, 2007


OOOOOH! TWO WORDS: TWIN PEAKS.
Cherry pie! New shoes!
posted by miss lynnster at 12:08 AM on May 20, 2007


See also Stage6, where a lot of the newer videos are hosted. For the time being.
posted by milquetoast at 12:35 AM on May 20, 2007 [3 favorites]


Huh. I've known about this site for about 6 months now. I thought everybody knew about it. Yet another FPP opportunity missed... *sigh*
posted by po at 1:49 AM on May 20, 2007


I pay for satellite TV in the US and have to by an enhanced package to get BBC-America and for that I get endless reruns of Cash in the Attic, an hour of BBC news, and a heaping helping of Footballer's Wives (which I loathe). I've corresponded seemingly endlessly to get access to more of the programming that's right here on this great collection site.

I hope that broadcasters get hip to this sort of narrowcasting and develop a new delivery model so that phaedon's concerns are answered, but mine also. Let me program my viewing--I'm paying through the nose for TV now anyway, let me watch this (unknown to me previously) Louis Theroux, let me watch Rising Damp instead of more reruns of Raymond.

Don't let TV broadcasting devolve into the morass and battle that the recorded music industry fell to with the advent of p2p, where well-intnetioned people are forced to choose between piracy and idiocy.

I have HBO and don't give a rat's ass about the Sopranos.
posted by beelzbubba at 4:39 AM on May 20, 2007


So please let's just shove the 'piracy' talk where the sun don't shine and enjoy what the tv execs should already be providing as a service to registered users at least

Oh, give me a break. This is pirated video. It's an AWESOME pirated video site- Christ, this pretty much redefines the definition of piracy given its scale- but can people stop it with the oh-so-badass soliloquies about how shitty the broadcast system is like that and just admit it one of these days?

I hate these fights because it makes me sound like some anti-filesharing corporate hack which simply isn't true (just finished watching the latest Doctor Who last night!), but the faux-naivete about all this is like a rusted screwdriver in the eye. I love sites like this, especially for overseas programs, but I'd give it all up if it means never hearing holier-than-thou whining about how the corporate machine doesn't "get it" as some excuse to violate copyright law. Che Guevara was a revolutionary. We're stealing Veronica Mars reruns. Face reality, comrade.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 5:38 AM on May 20, 2007 [4 favorites]


This is a double, or at least it's been mentioned in other posts a few times. It's a great site.
posted by fire&wings at 5:47 AM on May 20, 2007


OMG, thank you! skipping off to crank up the Audacity
posted by fuse theorem at 6:15 AM on May 20, 2007


Wow! But where is the final season of Deadwood?
posted by LarryC at 7:40 AM on May 20, 2007


Sadly, the endings of a few of the episodes of Strange Luck seem to be cut off. And I thought I'd finally get a chance to see the rest of that series.
posted by Karmakaze at 7:43 AM on May 20, 2007


This is a double, or at least it's been mentioned in other posts a few times.

Sort of, jne1813 linked specifically to the Louis Theroux Weird Weekend vids at this site last month. Don't know how I missed it first time 'round.
posted by carsonb at 7:53 AM on May 20, 2007


Not an insignificant subset of these are still paying their license at home

Well, that's silly of them.
posted by smackfu at 8:23 AM on May 20, 2007


hey, you with the coolest username in the whole internet (really, it is)! projecting a little? where did you see all these sermons and revolutionary dereclarations of war against the corporate machine blah blah? of course it is all just a matter of convenience and tv shows! we're einverstanden there, dude!

Since you quoted me, I'll say what I meant in clearer words: in case you didn't notice, the shows on that site, including US tv shows, are all available on non-subscription UK channels. It so happens I'm one of those who's already legally paying for legal access to all this, yipppee, but at the moment I can't have that access, because I'm not in the UK.

This is said as matter of fact, with no holier-than-thou intent whatsoever, as I really don't give a monkey's if this is piracy! It's just brilliant to be able to see all this stuff anywhere I am, stuff which, incidentally but not so incidentally, I'm already paying for! Simple as that.

However, because this is a common situation many expats find themselves in, if your majesty grants me permission to express an opinion about this, I do actually think it would be a smart thing if the broadcasters found a way to provide this for those users who already pay that tv license. Much like those channels already do, but based on a registration system, rather than a geographical location detection system. Other countries do this already.

Thank you for your extra attention this time! now everybody go and partake of your daily David Attenborough, amen.
posted by pleeker at 10:29 AM on May 20, 2007


smackfu: it's not silly, it's required as long as you still have a home somewhere in the UK with a registered tv in it. Your family or spouse or flatmates may be using it while you're away, or you're subletting the place, whatever, but it's not a rare situation at all.
posted by pleeker at 10:33 AM on May 20, 2007



Same thing auf Deutschland. Blew me away when we first got the notice, they wanted to know how many radios we had (which smacks of some kind of fascism). I was telling me mother about it and she set me right straight.

The U.S., that's the anomaly. I think pleeker's point is a very interesting twist that you don't hear enough about.
posted by From Bklyn at 2:23 PM on May 20, 2007


Hopefully when the BBC puts all the shows online, they will have some way for people who paid the fee but who are out of the country to watch them.

I doubt it though.
posted by smackfu at 3:27 PM on May 20, 2007


carsonb, I blame you for the fact that my shows no longer load up quickly. *glares, muttters about kids and lawns*
posted by po at 4:05 PM on May 20, 2007


Yay! Finally catching up on 6 Feet Under today thanks to this. The ONLY Sopranos episode I could open was one I already saw though. Poooo.
posted by miss lynnster at 4:17 PM on May 20, 2007


I'm all caught up on Rome now. Thanks.
posted by sciurus at 5:31 PM on May 20, 2007


Spaced.

Do it. Now.

This may be your only chance, Americans.
posted by pokermonk at 6:34 PM on May 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


Whoa.

I love you.

*saves*
posted by Phire at 7:28 PM on May 20, 2007


can anyone help a poor mac-user who keeps getting this error:

The page “TV Links - Video” has content of MIME type “video/divx”. Because you don’t have a plug-in installed for this MIME type, this content can’t be displayed.

muchas gracias...
posted by fingers_of_fire at 8:38 PM on May 20, 2007


fingers_of_fire: Here you go.
posted by carsonb at 9:13 PM on May 20, 2007


Thanks for the post.
posted by petersn1 at 10:30 AM on May 21, 2007


And POOOOOOF! The television show links are gone as of this morning. (Movies are still up though.)

At least I got caught up on Six Feet Under first. Although now I'm kind of depressed... dang that was a lot of deaths to watch in one sitting.
posted by miss lynnster at 10:58 PM on June 3, 2007


Ok, somehow it's back up.
posted by miss lynnster at 4:16 AM on June 4, 2007


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