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Summary:

The good folks over at BuzzFeed have pointed out a backdoor way to watch the new Hulu video service — even if you don’t have a beta invite. Just change the number at the end of this URL to any value between 1 and 1801: http://www.hulu.com/embed/100 […]

The good folks over at BuzzFeed have pointed out a backdoor way to watch the new Hulu video service — even if you don’t have a beta invite.

Just change the number at the end of this URL to any value between 1 and 1801:

http://www.hulu.com/embed/100

For instance:

http://www.hulu.com/embed/1500 brings up an SNL sketch featuring Alec Baldwin as Tony Bennett (always funny).

http://www.hulu.com/embed/700 is an episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show (dig that theme song).

and http://www.hulu.com/embed/1209 is an episode of Arrested Development.

Whether this is a glitch, lazy programming or intentional is irrelevant at this point, and I’m not going to be the one to call NBC or FOX for comment. So plug in a number and see what comes up!

Update: Could just be my Internet connection, but are the videos stopping part way through for anyone else?

  1. I watched these clips on a coffee shop’s wi-fi and didn’t have any problems. It looks like this work-around is still working.

    Here’s a “WKRP in Cincinnati” episode:
    http://www.hulu.com/embed/300

    And an Alfred Hitchcock Hour episodie:
    http://www.hulu.com/embed/555

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  2. The videos Played all the way through over here but i did not play MTM Even though she could turn the World on with her smile.

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  3. made a little page on my server that lets you scroll thru videos without typing it in…

    http://premity.com/hulu.php

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  4. Won’t play in Canada. Same problem with some other TV sites (copyright/distribution reasons).

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  5. This is great. More WKRP, please!

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  6. They likely have their sites geo filtered cyclepromo. We do it at my place of employment at a major network. Mostly due to contracts about allowing the content into other regions that may have different rights for the media.

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  7. 207 is master and commander- kiss your afternon goodbye!

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  8. Doogie Howser, MD!!!!!!
    http://www.hulu.com/embed/100

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  9. any workaround on the location issue?

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  10. yea, any high speed proxy or something like that out there? geo locking sux

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