Monday, November 16, 2009

Use Clicker to Find Full-Length Video Content

Clicker is a new video directory service that, unlike Google or Bing, lists only full-length video content. The search (you can search by show, actor or topic) makes it easy to narrow in on what you're looking for, as it does NOT include related clips or mere snippets of videos, only the links to the full-length content. You can also browse shows by category (documentary, cooking, etc.) and by title. The site is constantly updated, meaning content is continually added and removed. The removal is key, as you know how frustrating it is to queue up a video and then get the message that the video is currently unavailable due to copyright restrictions, etc. If video to your favorite show is unavailable, Clicker will tell you that versus just not showing results. For example, I searched for videos of Curb Your Enthusiasm, and the page that returned gave a description of the show and information that the distributor has not made any episodes available online yet. They also give a link to the distributor/source, HBO. When you bring up the content you want to view, Clicker provides the link to the source site (NBC or Hulu, for example) or displays the content in an embedded video player. You should be aware that not all the content is free - some content is only available through Netflix or another subscriber service.

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