Yu-Gi-Oh! Abridged on iTunes and Blip.tv, Part 1: Feeds and Streams

December 19, 2009 at 8:24 pm | Posted in Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series | 2 Comments
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YGOTAS iTunes podcast cover

At the end of his thank-you video, Little Kuriboh briefly mentioned that the Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series episodes are now back on iTunes. As later brought up on Facebook, a surge of downloads just a few hours after those videos were introduced put YGO: TAS at top of the iTunes podcast rankings. Wow! So, what’s new with the YGO: TAS podcast?

The old, defunct iTunes feed got its content from the YGO: TAS Revver account. Videos uploaded to Revver were converted into iTunes-friendly MOV files, whose links I collected on my YGO: TAS downloads page. As you’ve probably noticed, the Revver account hasn’t been updated for quite some time now.

The new iTunes feed pulls its videos from YGO: TAS’ recently-created Blip.tv account at: http://yu-gi-ohabridged.blip.tv/

It’s worth noting that you do not need iTunes to access the YGO: TAS podcast feed, a useful fact if iTunes isn’t available in your country, or if you want to use some other podcasting software (“podcatcher”). You can bypass iTunes and subscribe to the feed directly from Blip.tv using: http://yu-gi-ohabridged.blip.tv/rss/itunes/

So what’s Blip.tv? Like Revver, Blip.tv is a video hosting, streaming, and distribution service. Unlike Revver, along with YouTube and other such websites, Blip.tv only allows web shows to be uploaded, making it the perfect home for YGO: TAS and its podcast feed.

Blip.tv now gives us another website where YGO: TAS videos are officially streamed. As such, I’ve added links to all 62 of the currently available videos to my YGO: TAS streaming videos index, and will continue to update that page as new videos get uploaded.

With CardGamesFTW and the new iTunes feed doing so well, I think it’s a safe bet that YouTube and Blip.tv will continue to house Little Kuriboh’s newest videos, while the Revver and Dailymotion accounts will keep on collecting dust.

Astute viewers who watch the videos on Blip.tv will notice that there are links to directly download those videos right on their individual pages. Gasp! Can it be?! Does this mean my YGO: TAS downloads index will finally be getting an update? Of course it does. Stay tuned for part 2.

Update (December 24, 2009): Part 2 is now available.

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  1. Yaaaay for stuff! Sorry some videos are, obviously, missing.

  2. Don’t be sorry! Getting all 45 episodes up is a huge deal in and of itself. You and the YGO: TAS site staff are doing a great job. Blip.tv is awesome!


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