Monday, February 2, 2009

Suggest a Documentary - Feburary

Thanks to all of those that requested documentaries last month. If the film you requested was not posted this month, don't lose heart...it just means that it is not yet available on the web.

There will be a large focus this month on catching up on viewer requests from December and January, so watch these pages.

Finally, there has been quite a furore regarding links from Megavideo and Veoh. I take this opportunity to remind my viewers that we at OD4U do not upload any videos ourselves, but rather take advantage of material that has been uploaded by other parties.

This means that we have to take the good with the bad. I would, of course, prefer to use nothing but full-length Google Video links...but this would severely limit the material available.

The problem with Megavideo is that you can only watch 74 consecutive minutes in a 24 hour period before you are asked to purchase an account. There were many suggestions from readers on how to over come this problem and these comments can usually be found on videos that use Megavideo links.

To watch full-length videos on Veoh you must download and install the Veoh player. I am not a fan of having to install stuff just to watch online documentaries, but bit the bullet and just did it in the case of Veoh. I have had Veoh player installed on my machine for a couple of years now and have never had any problems with it.

Ultimately, it is up to the viewer how they will deal with the above mentioned issues. I can assure you, however, that I will only post videos from Megavideo and Veoh if there are no alternative links available.

Happy 2009 and I hope that it is a prosperous and safe one for all of you.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would really appreciate if you could find this documentary:

"The Story of Maths"

Anonymous said...

I would love to see "The Linguists"

Vlad Nistor said...

You could add the Darwin series from the BBC; What Darwin Didn't Know, Charles Darwin's Tree of life, etc.
There are plenty of links around.

Anonymous said...

The Revolution will be televised

available in google video , i think your blog will benefit from it...

Anonymous said...

The Revolution Will Not Be televised

(hugo Chavez docu)

available in google video

Anonymous said...

Waltz with Bashir. Unlike any documentary I've ever seen. Not sure if it's streaming anywhere yet.

becky said...

How about The Trials of Ted Haggard? I can't seem to find it anywhere!

Anonymous said...

The Great Global Warming Swindle. It's on Google.

Elliot said...

Buddhism in a Global Age of Technology

Very interesting

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cX2f6QHkU-I&eurl=http://mad-as-hell.tumblr.com/

Anonymous said...

I would like to see a documentary about modern polyamory. Not specifically as it pertains to the Mormons but just an examination of polyamory in the modern world.

Wayne C said...

There are a few docs that I haven't been able to find maybe you'll have better luck. They are:

A Hole In A Fence
This Is Not A Robbery
Sound And Fury

I hope you can find at least one. Keep up the great work! I love the blog!

gocat said...

Thanks for IOUSA! Also , CNBC just aired "House of Cards" about the housing/lending debacle. And Frontline aired "Inside the Meltdown". Both give a great picture of what happened to cause the economy to crater.

Anonymous said...

The World’s Richest People (discovery channel)

Andrew Chuter said...

can you find 'the greening of planet earth'? early 80's climate change denial.

Anonymous said...

Please find "The Mascot," which was mentioned on the US version of "60 Minutes" on Feb 22 in a story about its subject, Alex Kurzem, a jewish boy adopted by Nazi troops during WWII. The docu was produced/directed by his son, Australian Mark Kurzem.

seblog said...

Hi there!
I found this pretty well made documentary about civil liberties in Britain. It is called "Taking liberties since 1997" and you can find it here:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3351275215846218544

Sebastian