I gave Hulu.com a quick test run this weekend and I must admit, it’s pretty awesome and addictive! (the hilarious SNL Natalie Portman rapping video above) Sure there’s Joost, Veoh, Miro, Youtube, DailyMotion, and direct online streams from ABC, NBC, FOX, and several other networks, but hey, besides appearing like a lowercase web2.0 Hulk logo at first, it’s pretty clean, simple, and fun. They even have HD streams! One nice Hulu feature is embedding videos or even sections in a video, though you can’t embed a playlist of videos yet.
Hulu does have a few short commercials throughout their streams, but thus far it hasn’t distracted me much. I’ve only had one brief pause in a video unlike my horrible Joost experience, but maybe that’ll change once Hulu gets out of Beta in late March.
Anywy, I’ve embedded a few videos from Chef Gordon Ramsey’s feisty reality show “Kitchen Nightmares” which I’ve found very entertaining and a nice kick in the butt to fix your business and get rid of the lazy ones. He really shouts the crap outta you to be successful and make change!
Also, I’ll add a few movies! (Sideways, October Sky, Weekend at Bernie’s)
Videos after the jump (meaning, after you click “read the rest of the story”)
Hulu.com(I’ll have a more in depth review down the road)
Kitchen Nightmares episodes! 1-10 top down.
Weekend at Bernies:
Except for the fact that the video can’t be shown in my country for some stupid reason – I live in Denmark(Europe)
ooo, man, too bad. I’m sure thre are ways aroudn that. Are th videos above not playing for you in Denmark???
Video playback in Hulu is horrible. I can’t watch any of their videos. What was your experience with Veoh? I have found it to have the best video quality, but they don’t have a Linux version of their desktop client
MichaelL – Hulu is currently streaming content within the US. That said, we have every intention of launching world wide. Just need to clear rights with the studios and networks first.. but we are working on it so stay tuned.
JohnDavid – can you explain your experience on Hulu.com? We are definitely trying to hone in on the video playback problems that people are experiencing. You can send feedback back to email@example.com (include stuff like your internet speed and your IP addy) . Please be sure that you have the latest Adobe Flash Player. We also recently launched some script changes that may help, so you can clear your cookies and your cache to see if that helps your player experience. Thanks in advance…
Oh and Tango – thanks for the blog posting.
Veoh has been great. Actually Iv’e been using Stage 6 for some time, though they are shutting down now. I’ve had great quality with Hulu though.(my cpu cant stream the HD quality that well) Joost has been super glitchy on my end, and all the others are okie, besides lower quality.