Videohybrid is essentially an illegal sharing ring for movies, tv, shows, anime, and cartoons. In some sense it is similar to Peekvid, except that they let users request videos. Registered users can then vote up requests in a Digg-like fashion, and the first person who fulfills the request earns all of the points it has racked up.
So what kind of media has been scrounged up by their users? Here’s the top ten most popular videos that they have successfully acquired in one way or another:
- The Bourne Ultimatum
- The Godfather
- The Simpsons Movie
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- Rush Hour 3
- Knocked Up
Most of those videos, as you can probably tell, are still in the theaters. The recording quality isn’t great, but what’s more interesting is that they are available for those of you who can’t wait for them to come out on video and don’t want to see them in the theater.
Videohybrid also lets you downloaded each movie’s associated files so that you can watch them at your own leisure on your computer. Most of them are are in the FLV file format, and you’ll need a specialized player such as GOM (our review) or VLC to play them.
It will be interesting to see how long this service survives since their WHOIS information says that they are located in the United States (Washington specifically). I have a feeling that the MPAA isn’t going to let this float by for too much longer.