Stumbled across this over the weekend and found it pretty useful, if not downright fun. With my luck this technology is 5 years old, and I am a late comer.
Either way, StreamPlug is a browser plugin for IE, Firefox,Mozilla,Netscape- that enables viewing of streaming Divx, Xvid, 3ivx, Sigma, Ogg Vorbis,etc., right in your browser.
This thing works on Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP and GASP!!! —-LINUX
Some of the interesting nuts and bolts:
1. 16/9, 4/3 , square and customizable resolution settings.
2. Supports .ogg and .ogm files.
3. Save Stream support–If video hoster allows it.
4. Add your own subtitles to a streaming movie
Not only that, but they have links to movies you can watch now, right from their page.
These include George A. Romero’s original “Night of the Living Dead”. My favourite, original Max Fleischer Superman cartoons . I just love these. Not to mention a number of other movies, that I believe are all free, due to being released into the public domain, and available via the Creative Commons license.
All I can say, is that I saw really good quality on a normal broadband connection, and had no problems with it.
FYI–if you are plugin-phobic, you can always snoop the source on the page, for the link to a movie, and then just plug that into VLC, or Mplayer.
STREAMPLUG by CEDELIA : FULL streaming solution MPEG4 and Ogg : DIVX, XVID, 3ivx, Sigma RMP4, VORBIS, FLAC, THEORA