Yu-Gi-Oh! Abridged on iTunes and Blip.tv, Part 2: DownloadsDecember 24, 2009 at 9:18 am | Posted in Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series | 2 Comments
Tags: blip.tv, itunes
In part 1, I wrote about Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series’ use of Blip.tv for hosting its iTunes feed and as another official source for streaming the videos. Let’s now look at what’s available for direct download from Blip.tv.
The YGO: TAS videos uploaded to Blip.tv can be downloaded in four formats:
- the original video source, which is a WMV/AVI file for almost all of the videos,
- Apple-friendly M4V, which is the exact same file that you get when you subscribe to the iTunes feed,
- Flash Video FLV, which is what gets streamed on Blip.tv’s video player,
- and MP3 (audio only).
I’m already liking Blip.tv a lot more than Revver, which only provided MOVs for download.
I’ve decided to add links for downloading the WMV/AVI and M4V videos to my YGO: TAS downloads index, breathing new life into that dying page. I’ve left out links for the Flash Videos, since there really isn’t any reason to save those if they can simply be streamed right from their player, as well as links for the MP3s, since YGO: TAS is best enjoyed with both the visual and auditory systems simultaneously stimulated. :)
You may recall that the WMV/AVI files were originally made available only via BitTorrent. I had previously collected all of those videos and uploaded them onto MegaUpload for anyone who didn’t want to use the torrents. Now that they are all on Blip.tv for direct download, my MegaUpload links are obsolete and have been replaced with the Blip.tv links. The only videos currently not available on Blip.tv that are still obtainable from the torrents are “Without Yugi” (Kroze has mentioned that there have been some problems encoding and converting that file) and “The Final Abridged Video Ever.” My MegaUpload links for both of those videos will remain for now.
In short, check out the updated YGO: TAS downloads index! I had to change the layout of the page using tables, just like I did to my streaming YGO: TAS index, so if anything looks funny or broken, please let me know!
And Merry Slavemas, everybody! Remember, a slave is for life — not just for Slavemas!