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(via Portlandia Season Two Premieres on January 6) S02E02 is...

2012 Jan 3, 7:53


(via Portlandia Season Two Premieres on January 6)

S02E02 is available on Hulu and is quite funny. Loved the BSG cameos.

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1996 HULU

2011 Apr 3, 11:32Hulu's would-be homepage from 1996 April 1st. Includes X-Files slow loading 256 color gifs!PermalinkCommentsaprilfools humor hulu video technology history web

Hulu Desktop Integration Brings Hulu to Windows 7 Media Center

2010 Sep 25, 7:46PermalinkCommentswmc hulu win7 windows7 media television tv video

Access Hulu from Outside the U.S. Without a Proxy Server

2010 Jul 12, 7:11How to get around Hulu's physical location filtering: Use something like Fiddler to add the X-Forwarded-For header that HTTP proxies with an IP address associated with a phyiscal location you desire and block your port 1935 which Flash uses for RTMP (see http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/164/tn_16499.html)PermalinkCommentshulu proxy security tv howto technical

Spaced - Full Episodes and Clips streaming online for free - Hulu

2010 Mar 9, 12:09Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (I know them from Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz) were in this british comedy in the late 90s Spaced. A decade later its still pretty funny.
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Methods of Watching TV

2010 Feb 3, 1:09If you've got cable, Internet, and Netflix you end up with a large number of TV viewing options. Its nice to have the options but is there some way to collect and summarize my available options at any one time?

TV PC
Comcast TV Xbox 360 + Windows Media Center Windows Media Center
Comcast OnDemand Cable box Fancast
Hulu Xbox 360 + PlayOn + Windows Media Center Hulu
Netflix Watch Instantly Xbox 360 + Netflix App Netflix Watch Instantly
Netflix DVDs Xbox 360 PC
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Hulu - Labs: Captions Search

2010 Jan 11, 12:26Hulu lets you search through the textual captions of their showsPermalinkCommentsvideo tv hulu search caption accessibility

Linking to or Embedding a Portion of a Video

2009 Jun 19, 10:12

I'm excited by HTML5's video tag as are plenty of other people. Once that comes about and once media fragments are adopted, linking to or embedding a portion of a video will be as easy as using the correct fragment on your URL thanks to the Media Fragments WG who has been hard at work since the last time I looked at fragments.

However, until that work is embraced by browsers, embedding portions of videos will continue to require work specific to the site from which you are embedding the video. On the YouTube blog they wrote about how to "link to the best parts in your videos", using a fragment syntax like '#t=1m15s' to start playback of the associated video at 1 minute and 15 seconds. Of course if you want to embed part of a Hulu video it will be different. Although I haven't found an authoritative source describing the URL syntax to use, you can follow Hulu's video guide on linking to part of a video and note how the URL changes as you adjust the slider on the time-line. It looks like their syntax for linking to a Hulu page is to add '?c=[start time in seconds](:[end time in seconds])' with the colon and end time optional in order to link to a portion of a video. And the syntax for embedding appears to be "http://www.hulu.com/embed/.../[start time in seconds](/[end time in seconds])" again with the end time optional.

For more sites, check out the Media Fragments WG's list of existing applications' proprietary fragmenting schemes.

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Video: Project Natal invades Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

2009 Jun 12, 12:37"Last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Microsoft's Kudo Tsunoda brought along his baby, Project Natal, and let Jimmy Fallon, John Krasinski, and Stephen Moyer go to town. The footage has made its way onto Hulu and while these are pretty much the same demos for Ricochet and Burnout Paradise that we saw at E3 last week, they're still impressive."PermalinkCommentsvideo humor videogame natal xbox360 jimmy-fallon

Hulu, a Victim of Its Own Success? | Epicenter

2009 May 12, 2:32If Hulu removes programming or Netflix doesn't make something available to watch instantly, its a safe bet it wasn't their idea to make their service worse. '"Whose retarded idea was that?" Well, not Hulu's. The move was taken at the network's request. Powerful forces are working against free, legal online TV - and the decision to pull Sunny may have made that show the canary in the server farm.'PermalinkCommentshulu business wired tv web internet

Downloads: PlayOn Streams Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and More to Your Xbox 360 and PS3

2009 Feb 24, 9:32Of course Netflix is already available on the 360, but PlayOn lets you watch Hulu on the 360. So far so good with the trial software. "Windows only: Previously mentioned Windows utility PlayOn-which streams popular online video to your PS3, Xbox 360, and HP MediaSmart TV-has officially left its beta phase in the dust"PermalinkCommentshulu video xbox xbox360 mediacenter dvr windows tv

Tag Metadata in Feeds

2008 Aug 25, 10:13

As noted previously, my page consists of the aggregation of my various feeds and in working on that code recently it was again brought to my attention that everyone has different ways of representing tag metadata in feeds. I made up a list of how my various feed sources represent tags and list that data here so that it might help others in the future.

Tag markup from various sources
Source Feed Type Tag Markup Scheme One Tag Per Element Tag Scheme URI Human / Machine Names Example Markup
LiveJournal Atom atom:category yes no no , (source)
LiveJournal RSS 2.0 rss2:category yes no no technical
(soure)
WordPress RSS 2.0 rss2:category yes no no , (source)
Delicious RSS 1.0 dc:subject no no no photosynth photos 3d tool
(source)
Delicious RSS 2.0 rss2:category yes yes no domain="http://delicious.com/SequelGuy/">
hulu

(source)
Flickr Atom atom:category yes yes no term="seattle"
scheme="http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/" />

(source)
Flickr RSS 2.0 media:category no yes no scheme="urn:flickr:tags">
seattle washington baseball mariners

(source)
YouTube RSS 2.0 media:category no no no label="Tags">
bunny rabbit yawn cadbury

(source)
LibraryThing RSS 2.0 No explicit tag metadata. no no no n/a, (source)
Tag markup scheme
Tag Markup Scheme Notes Example
Atom Category
atom:category
xmlns:atom="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom"
category/@term
Required category name.
category/@scheme
Optional IRI id'ing the categorization scheme.
category/@label
Optional human readable category name.
term="catName"
scheme="tag:deletethis.net,2008:tagscheme"
label="category name in human readable format"/>
RSS 2.0 category
rss2:category
empty namespace
category/@domain
Optional string id'ing the categorization scheme.
category/text()
Required category name. The value of the element is a forward-slash-separated string that identifies a hierarchic location in the indicated taxonomy. Processors may establish conventions for the interpretation of categories.
domain="tag:deletethis.net,2008:tagscheme">
MSFT
Yahoo Media RSS Module category
media:category
xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/"
category/text()
Required category name.
category/@domain
Optional string id'ing the categorization scheme.
scheme="http://dmoz.org"
label="Ace Ventura - Pet Detective">
Arts/Movies/Titles/A/Ace_Ventura_Series/Ace_Ventura_-_Pet_Detective
Dublin Core subject
dc:subject
xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/"
subject/text()
Required category name. Typically, the subject will be represented using keywords, key phrases, or classification codes. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary.
humor

Update 2009-9-14: Added WordPress to the Tag Markup table and namespaces to the Tag Markup Scheme table.

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Hulu - It Takes A Thief - Full Episodes and Clips streaming online for free

2008 Aug 25, 3:02Episodes of the 60's TV show 'It Takes a Thief'.PermalinkCommentshulu tv video it-takes-a-thief

Dr. Horrible Link Roundup

2008 Aug 10, 3:33

Doctor Horrible's Sing Along Blog is an Internet only show you may have already watched and heard everything about. If you missed this somehow, its a musical by Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly) staring Neil Patrick Harris as an aspiring super villian who can't get up the courage to talk to his laundromat crush. Its very funny, fairly geeky, and on the Internet so of course I've enjoyed it thoroughly and have some links to share. It surprised me how many blogs that I don't usually see posting the same things telling me about it: first on Eric's blog, then The Old New Thing, and even Penny-Arcade.

Dr. Horrible's again available online via Hulu with commercial interruption.

Check out the official fan site. They link to such things as the owner of Dr. Horrible's house. He had appeared on Monster House, a reality show about remaking people's homes like Monster Car or Pimp My Ride is about remaking folk's cars, and had his house turned into a evil scientist's lab. Consequently its a perfect fit for Dr. Horrible and in return the owner appears in one of the final scenes and in the credits as the 'Purple Pimp'. Apparently the purple suit is his. Also on his blog you can find out what's happened on that big chair that appears in the show. All I'll say about that is, good thing Neil Patrick Harris wears a lab coat while sitting on it.

At the recent Comic Con some attendees took video of the Dr. Horrible Comic Con panel (video clips contain spoilers) some of which I've grouped together. Besides the videos containing the creators and stars of the musical who are all hilarious (see Felicia Day's comment on twittering) there's also some excellent bits about a possible second installment and information on the impending DVD. To finish off this series of Dr. Horrible links check out this Venn Diagram of Felicia Day's work.

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