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Friday Afternoon Diversion

By Tankboy in Miscellaneous on Nov 16, 2007 9:00PM

We've been playing with Hulu, FOX and News Corporation's (FOX, MySpace, etc.) online video-on-demand service, for a few days now and admit we're pretty impressed. We've been missing eps of The Office, Heroes, and The Simpsons, and since that feud with Apple blew up, our only chance of seeing them was crappy streaming video on network sites. That stuff always stalls and crashes our computer. So imagine our pleasure when we started watching Hulu's high quality images in a video feed that just hums along. The service is supported by single ads placed in the usual breaks (that you can't fast-forward though), but hey, TANSTAAFL, right? The only major downside is that the platform is web-based, so there's no downloading the video to a portable media player to watch your shows on the go.

This is oldish, but it still makes us laugh, and it does a nice job of displaying the video player's interface.