[update - you no longer need hulu password :) – openHulu ]
finally got my beta password for hulu.com & almost got conned into watching the most terribly executed adaptation of Wizard of Oz … SiFi’s Tin Man (u need Hulu password).
But this is a review of the newcomer to online streaming video website – cheap alternative for poor TV stations, who can’t afford to come up with their own flash video player app. :)
Apply for beta here … if you must, but you can find most of the shows worth watching on free TV online or Online Video Guide (long names, but they have most of TV shows & gear search engine for TV episodes and movies).
The quality on Hulu is about the same as youtube. The in the middle of 20 minute long (or so) clips, you’ll see 3-4 short TV ads. Weird but bearable – finally you can watch the whole thing without looking too hard for it … with exception of the last ad after the episodes finished – very annoying.
– ability of embedding is kida interesting at this point … it allows you to embed the videos on other websites _without_ a password requirement … mixed message there (or a glitch :).
Great service for now and it’s good to see more legal on-line video services pop-up. Let’s just hope that in the long term this site won’t become paid service.