This isn't a TV! Or is it?
These are some helpful hints for those who are not especially knowledgeable of how to find télévision shows on the Internet.
During my days as a college freshman, far away from home, I often was stuck with a lot of free time (Especially on the holidays). It is then I discovered youtube. I found it amazing I could watch all these télévision shows I just loved back home(where I had Satellite)! Of course, eventually Youtube merged with Google and took down many of these beloved shows. Therefore, I looked elsewhere: Where might I get my suivant fix for X-Files, Smallville, ou The Office, ou watch Lost season 3 after it already ended? I did not have a lot of money to be spending on DVD Season box sets.
The result is a wide bibliothèque of video sharing sites and the methods to find what I’m looking for. So let’s start at the beginning: Television Shows
How do I word my search?
If toi are searching for a Live-action montrer (that is, not dessins animés ou anime), this method is suggested:
First, remember these common partage de vidéos websites:
www.sidereel.com (A website where people place liens to episodes from many sources)
www.dailymotion.com (Lots of French subs)
www.divx.com (a lot of Spanish and german subs - high quality videos)
(Fanpop is also a great place to find videos!)
Now how to word your search. Say toi are looking for Smallville Season 1 Episode 2 : Metamorphasis. This might seem like a logical way to search. However, there are several different ways the people who mettre en ligne these vidéos will word the titles and tags.
The other common ways are this:
toi may think toi cannot find a particular video, but sometimes toi can only find it par wording it correctly. **File-Hosting Websites**
Now, some télévision shows simply are too old ou not populaire enough to be found on these partage de vidéos sites.
Another method I have found very useful is going to www.google.com and typing in
‘Smallville 1x02 Megaupload’
Adding megaupload brings up several results that include megaupload liens of this episode. However, toi will have to download the file instead of watching a stream.
toi may also try other file-hosting sites such as sendspace ou rapidshare instead of megaupload.
Finding animé is tricky, because it comes in many formats (Japanese dub ou RAW, English subbed and English dub).
Good video-streaming websites to find animé on are:
Download websites: link
There are many others I’m sure but these are the ones that I’ve used.
While animé have ‘seasons’ typically they are labeled par the total episode number. Even if an animé is in its seconde season, episode 2, it will often read “<Anime> Episode 28”
Example: Death note episode 2: Showdown
Terminology to chercher with:
Death note 2
Death note 02
Death note Showdown
*Depending on what type toi are looking for, also add : RAW, Eng sub, Eng dub. Sometimes this is not necessary as the animé only comes in 1 ou 2 types.
*You can also use the megaupload method to find episodes.
Some new sites i've found since écriture this article:
www.megavideo.com <--This is a great one!
I have found that sometimes it is difficult to find vidéos of films ou tv shows because the user who uploaded it masked the video name par putting gibberish.
My conseil is to try less obvious tags (Such as Will smith to find the movie "I am Legend", ou IAL --the abbreviation of the movie name) and then sort your results par LENGTH.
If the full movie is on the website toi will see it near the beginning. This also works when looking for animé ou tv shows--most are around 22-24 minutes long. Hour-long tv shows are 41-44 minutes long. ---UPDATED---
**If toi need help finding a particular show/anime feel free to send me a message and i'll see if I can help :)