Tubecast TV: Turn on, Tune in, Chill out

ImageIf you have an hour to kill on a weekend, is a great place to go. Tubecast is a very simple site - it shows pre-programmed channels, with line ups rather like broadcast TV, except you can hop ahead and watch shows that are accessible on the current time line.

The site, based in UK, gathers up and streams independent as well as mainstream content, such as music videos. The first channel that comes up on the site is 101 or the Miaow channel (mainstream pop) which shows popular videos such as Beyonce’s and Shakira’s latest.

There are a handful of other channels with dance and R&B music. We could not get to some of the channels, such as the BBC comedy channel. It is just amazing that given the recent rush of press that Tubecast is getting, from Techcrunch and others, the server has not crashed already from overload. In fact there were no noticeable buffering delays while playing the videos.

We have reviewed other video aggregation sites in the past - Blinkx, Joost, Mefeedia. Tubecast is not a video search engine, but is more of a play and enjoy destination.

The best feature of Tubecast is that it can be shown full screen (be sure to step away from the screen though when playing in this mode or the picture will appear pixelated if the original video quality is not very high). Also Tubecast tv is totally web based and does not require a download.

Tubecast is a shoestring not-for-profit experimental site - just goes to show what an innovative guy, with a fast computer, can do!


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