Where can I find high-resolution music videos?
August 15, 2008 8:30 PM   Subscribe

Where can I find high-quality, downloadable music videos for free?

I have a low-key DJ night once a week at a small bar, and I want to do a theme night, where we project music videos onto a small screen. I've put together a long list of videos I want to play, and now comes the task of locating them.

I've found .mov files of a few of them, and I've used Firefox extensions to download .flv files from Youtube, but they're generally of a pretty low resolution. Is there a site somewhere where I can find downloadable, high-res music video?
posted by sunimplodes to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
You mean legally for free, or pirated for free?
posted by Class Goat at 8:47 PM on August 15, 2008

Class Goat, every music video I've ever seen was broadcast free, on TV, which is legal to record and share. Where are these pirate music videos you speak of?

alt.binaries.mpeg.video.music has around 12,000 videos available at the moment (depends on your usenet provider's retention, of course).
posted by bizwank at 9:11 PM on August 15, 2008

Legal to record, yes, because of the Sony decision. But not necessarily legal to share. And unlikely to be legal to use commercially for a public performance without permission.
posted by Class Goat at 9:30 PM on August 15, 2008

Seconding alt.binaries.mpeg.video.music on Usenet. You can even request videos on an IRC channel on EFNET. MefiMail me if you need help...
posted by cyanide at 9:30 PM on August 15, 2008

I asked this a while back:
posted by god particle at 12:10 PM on August 16, 2008

posted by TeachTheDead at 3:43 PM on August 16, 2008

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