NBC Direct Now Offering Free HD Video Downloads


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NBC has re-released the NBC Direct service for a third time. Even though NBC content is still available in a streaming form from HULU and the NBC site itself, NBC Direct changes it up by letting you download the video to your desktop or laptop. This is pretty handy for airplane or train travel, or anywhere else you may want to watch a show without an internet connection. Another bonus is the fact that NBC offers this programming in both HD and standard definition formats. Each video is wrapped with the traditional DRM limitations, the video only runs on the computer it was downloaded to, and at some date and time in the future the video will stop playing back. One more small hurdle for users of NBC Direct is the requirement to download and install the NBC Direct playback application. Unfortunately, this application currently only runs on the Windows platform. DRM or not, I’m just happy to see the major networks offering their content in HD for free. [via]




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