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Streaming Media

"Streaming" multimedia allows the user to begin viewing video clips stored on our server, without first downloading the entire file. After a brief period of initializing and buffering, the file will begin to stream - or play - in real time.

Free Streaming Videos on the Internet

When you think of free videos online you probably think of YouTube or Vimeo. Yet, a growing number of websites provide access to streaming video or multimedia content. These sites:

  • may be supported by advertising
  • may require registration for complete access.
  • will have a Terms & Usage section which should be checked before proceeding.
  • may have a section for Educators.
  • could be the official site of a producer, distributor, series, a film, or video festival.
  • could be archive sites, whose goal is long-term preservation.
  • could be a temporary site without permanent storage.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: content may change or be deleted without notice. Search functions will vary from site to site. The JET Library makes no claims as to the content or availability of any of the videos on the sites listed below. 

PBS Videos (requires THIRTEEN Passport)

Streaming Videos (agreement or registration required)

Free Movies from Popular Providers

This LibGuide is licensed CC - Attribution

cc by icon Tabitha Ochtera MLIS, Serials & Media Librarian, 2019