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April 23, 2010 4:55 AM   Subscribe

Where can I watch quality video online without needing to register, share files or download special software or media players?

I've only just discovered TED talks and PBS Frontline websites, and would love to find more quality videos/documentaries in this vein. Thanks!
posted by Weng to Computers & Internet (12 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
 
Hulu.com is my favorite.
posted by anti social order at 5:01 AM on April 23, 2010


PS. BY "quality" I mean interesting, intelligent content, rather than the quality of the files / image quality (so long as they're watchable on an average laptop). thanks : )
posted by Weng at 5:02 AM on April 23, 2010


PBS Frontline
posted by sharkfu at 5:27 AM on April 23, 2010


Looks like there are other shows available on the PBS video site, including Nova and American Experience.
posted by chiefthe at 5:34 AM on April 23, 2010


Okay, the more I look at that PBS site, the more awesome it is. They have episodes of Julia Child's show! My dad had told me he was watching stuff on PBS's website, but I had no idea just how much they had.

Now, if they would only post Square One...
posted by chiefthe at 5:38 AM on April 23, 2010


factualtv.com has a lot of documentary films. Not all are free, though.

I came across this site looking for the lovely River cottage shows.
posted by charles kaapjes at 5:42 AM on April 23, 2010


Don't miss www.bigthink.com -- lots of good stuff here. A trove.


moviesfoundonline.com has TONS of movies, documentaries, music and comedy specials, cult favorites, just all kinds of different vids. Most hosted on google movies so not too many HD (yet, anyways). Plan 9 From Outer Space? Check. Night Of The Living Dead? Check. George Carlin and Bill Hicks comedy shows? Check. What To Do On a Date (1950)? Check. Lots of junk but lots of good also, you might find it worth your time to take a peek around there.
posted by dancestoblue at 5:53 AM on April 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


This is quite subjective but Hulu does have movies and documentaries.
posted by mmascolino at 5:57 AM on April 23, 2010


Top Documentary Films is a curated collection of links to documentaries.
posted by desjardins at 7:40 AM on April 23, 2010


Previously:
Online Broadcasting Worth Watching
Cool/Interesting videos (similar to TED.com) on the Internet?
How to find Online Lectures
Where can you find videos of great speeches, lectures or conferences people give -- usually in academic settings?
posted by nooneyouknow at 7:41 AM on April 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


UbuWeb
posted by Burhanistan at 8:15 AM on April 23, 2010


if you like the short length format of youtube but want higher quality and more interesting/artisitic videos, I'd recommend vimeo.com.
posted by royalchinook at 9:02 AM on April 23, 2010


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