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    Can anyone help me out here? I've been trying to find a good site to watch shows on demand, but most of the ones I've found on Google appear to be scams.
      CommentAuthorCameron C.
    • CommentTimeMay 20th 2009
    hulu ? or is that not an option for you?

    (also >_> )
  2.  (5905.3)
    Cheers. Hulu is US-exclusive, but I'll get around that with an American proxy server.
    • CommentAuthorColby
    • CommentTimeMay 23rd 2009
    Well I use and, both are really good.
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    Quicksilverscreen requires the user to install Zango malware. Surfthechannel appears to link to paysites.
    • CommentTimeMay 23rd 2009
    Hulu is the best, if you can manage to get around the US exclusivity. Shows don't stay in the library forever, though - they usually only go back 4 episodes or so. Sometimes more, but popular current shows only have recent archives.

    iTunes and Amazon for pay - advantage: deep archives, no commercials. Disadvantages: about 2 dollars per episode (but you can watch them as much as you like for the indefinite future once you've bought them.)

    I tend to try something out on Hulu - if I really like it, I'll probably pay per episode using Amazon. Watched pretty much all of BSG over the past 4 years on iTunes and/or Amazon exclusively. Works for me.
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    Hulu is fucking lousy with just clips, though. That's what Youtube is for. They need to save their fucking bandwidth and storage for actual complete episodes of a series...
    • CommentAuthorkperkins
    • CommentTimeMay 24th 2009
    I use and bittorrent
    • CommentTimeMay 24th 2009 edited
    I've been using XBMC on a modded XBox attached to my TV. I've been using a mix of BitTorrent, Orb, PlayOn and various video plugins to view content from a huge variety of sources. There's a plugin called NaviX Media Portal that is absolutely essential, letting people build peer to peer playlists that seamlessly embed content from different source streams by building playlists - sort of like Tumblr for television. There are also video plugins available for all of the major online media hub sites as well - the Stage6 and TVLinks plugs were amazing before those sites closed, but there's support for sites such as Movies2K, YouTube and Dailymotion as well as more TVLinks clones.

    What makes this revolutionary is that eventually the video plugin architecture will make it possible for content from any source to be added to the media library. So instead of having to figure out which site to navigate to, I just search my library for "Beverly Hills 90210" or "Doctor Who" and it will deliver it to me whether online streaming, local, live TV, YouTube, iTunes (local, network or store), Amazon Unbox, Netflix, Hulu or what have you. It will also accept input from any uPnP source and makes itself available as one, so you have the potential to serve things up to any device in the house from it. Isn't quite there yet in terms of these ultimate features, but the work is actively in progress and solid and usable right now. I tend to spend Saturday mornings surfing around on it looks for old cartoon collections.

    Some video of Navi-X in action:

    Also check out this tutorial on adding video sources to XBMC: