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Some of the Lesser Known Internet Video Sources

Posted by Alan at 5:22 PM on June 23, 2010

Since I cut the cable (well, actually the satellite) recently, I have prided myself on finding things to watch (legally) online.  This has lead to something of a quest for bookmarks to add to my Media Center PC.  I also thought that showing what I have found might be of interest to others thinking of doing the same thing.  Although, I must admit, when football season rolls around I WILL be reconnecting (C’mon you MUST have noticed my Firefox theme in the screenshots).

Everyone is familiar with most of the major sources for online video – You Tube, Hulu, Netflix and all of the network sites such as ABC and Comedy Central.  But there are many more sites on the web that fly under the radar of most surfers.  So, I thought I’d take you on a quick tour of three  that I have found.

Crackle


Crackle is Sony Pictures’ website.  They have many full-length movies, as well as clips of others.  There are also various full-length TV episodes and even some web “originals”.  The video quality is excellent and there is a full-screen option.

Clicker


Clicker also contains Movies, TV shows and Web Originals as well as throwing in music videos.  To borrow from their own words:

“Clicker is the complete guide to Internet Television. Our mission is to make it simple for you to find the right show, right now. Classic Cinema Online.”

Again, video quality is excellent and full-screen is available.

Classic Cinema Online


Classic Cinema Online is, honestly, not really my cup of tea.  But, there are many of you out there who love the old classic movies and I didn’t want to leave anyone out in this first installment of “TV without the cable”.

This site has hundreds of the old classic movies.  Many of the best ones, actually.  It even includes silent films.  There is supposedly chat, so you can talk to to other people while watching the same movie.  But, I can’t say I have tried, so I will leave that up to you.

Hope everyone found a site here they like, and please post your own finds in the comments.  I am always looking for new sources.

2 Comments

  1. From tomwiles at 10:21 pm on June 25, 2010

    I have been thinking seriously about dumping my Dish Network subscription and saving myself $97 dollars per month. I think once I make the jump it won’t be any big deal since I’m rarely able to watch it anyway.

    I’m bookmarking these sites and look forward to others you may come up with in the future.

  2. From Alan Buckingham at 6:20 pm on June 28, 2010

    Thanks Tom. I loved my DirecTV, but we don’t watch a whole lot of TV, so I doubt I ever got my money’s worth. That said, I’ll still get it back when the NFL season starts, because they are still the only sport without an online option!

    Maybe I will do this once a month or so.