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One Aggregated TV Site To Rule Them All
November 13, 2009 6:07 AM   Subscribe

Clicker is a site that collects all available streaming videos, movies and television shows and gathers them all up in one nice neat little bundle for your searching and viewing pleasure.

Discovered via this post on Lifehacker.

Instead of going to each individual site, Clicker brings them all to you. Once inside Clicker you can search, add to your playlist, etc.

Comments in the post reveal that it's not Outside The US Friendly, which sucks.

Enjoy!
posted by willmize (8 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
It's browseable, yes--I'm finding things I wouldn't have thought to watch otherwise. But as for searchable, it comes up dry for a lot of the shows I like, in which case, I'd turn to someplace like Project Free TV.
posted by not_on_display at 6:32 AM on November 13, 2009 [1 favorite]


not_on_display: "It's browseable, yes--I'm finding things I wouldn't have thought to watch otherwise. But as for searchable, it comes up dry for a lot of the shows I like, in which case, I'd turn to someplace like Project Free TV."

The reason Project Free TV has more shows is that it links to pirate sites that don't reimburse the creators/ writers/ actors/ crew for their hard work.
posted by sharkfu at 7:51 AM on November 13, 2009


Do those people even get reimbursed for online broadcasts anyway? Did the writers get that with their strike? I certainly doubt the crew gets anything from online viewing.
posted by ODiV at 8:09 AM on November 13, 2009


I use it for these features:
* discover where content is available
* subscribe to shows' new content
* remember what I've watched
I think it could be called "TiVo for web video" if it weren't for trademark issues.
posted by pfarner at 8:11 AM on November 13, 2009


Seems like a nice enough idea. Except when I search for titles of shows created by Revision 3, what I find is that they do not link to the actual high quality versions of the shows, and instead choose some much lower-grade version to feature on their website. And the download link actually requires that I visit the Revision 3 website directly, so it DOES require me to visit each website. When I use Miro to subscribe to video RSS feeds, I get to choose which quality I want to download for viewing. Maybe the folks at Clicker will figure out how to do that someday.
posted by hippybear at 8:21 AM on November 13, 2009


ODiV: "Do those people even get reimbursed for online broadcasts anyway? Did the writers get that with their strike? I certainly doubt the crew gets anything from online viewing."

Yes, that's mostly why the strike happened. The contract for DVD compensation was developed during the VHS days when no one thought home video would make money. The fight was over getting compensated for digital distribution.
posted by sharkfu at 8:25 AM on November 13, 2009


I would love this so hard if it filtered for closed captioning, like Hulu does.
posted by desjardins at 10:01 AM on November 13, 2009


From US sources only, and it fails to filter based on what I can see in my country (which is probably nothing.) Boo!
posted by howling fantods at 12:10 PM on November 13, 2009


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