tudou.com was recommended. It's out of China. I haven't found it very helpful as it's written in Mandarin/Cantonese. Haven't tried all that hard to find an English version....(the translated pages on google makes for some funny reading though!)
Mon 9 Aug, 2010 10:12 am
Have you tried tv.com? Abc also streams their content on their site.
Right now I'm using Netflix (not free but at $8/month for unlimited streaming it's cheap) the most but will occasionally use hulu, tv.com or abc.
I use a paid VPN service from HideMyAss.com ($10/month) to watch Netflix in Costa Rica. Proxies won't work for the most part but a good VPN makes it tolerable.
And with Netflix you don't need to leave it on. You just need it to browse the site and start playback. You turn it on (HMA's VPN comes with a desktop client that lets you do this at a click) and get past device activation but once it starts downloading the movie information you can turn it off and stream over your regular connection (though their paid vpn service is often fast enough to stream).
You know, even Steve Jobs thinks the prices on itunes tv shows are insane. I can't justify paying that much for their locked in (DRM) content.
Little k, if you know someone who has a cable outlet at home that they aren't using you can get a slingbox (one time payment for the device) which lets you control and watch that connection over the internet easily.
Yeah? I tend to buy episode by episode so I don't notice the pain much.
Mind you, my computer set-up sucks for watching stuff, so anything paid is likely too much.
Wed 11 Aug, 2010 07:48 pm
I am obliged!
Thu 12 Aug, 2010 03:56 pm
How hard would it be for someone to TiVo the episodes, save them from the TiVo's hard disk to a DVD, and send the DVD to littlek? I never did it before and suspect that DRM would be a problem. But problems are there to be worked around.