View thousands of tv shows and episodes online

Martin Brinkmann
May 6, 2006
Updated • May 4, 2013
Music and Video, tv

Yes, this is even better than the website that offered about 700 shows. Actually the 700 show website used content from Guba as a source for their shows, but Guba offers more than that. All videos belong to one of eight categories (cartoons, comedy, documentary, drama, foreign, miscellaneous, music videos and sports).

Every video has the option to be played on the website using Adobe Flash, or downloaded for desktop PCs, Apple iPod's or Sony's PSP. It is not clear why videos are offered for free on the website, but since that is the case, I can't see a reason not to make use of the offer.

Update: The website nor the site that was providing the TV show streams are available anymore, which is why we have removed the links pointing to those sites as there is no purpose in keeping them up. The website Guba Corp claims that Guba users can use it to sign in to their account which I can't confirm due to not having an account for the site.

Here are some alternatives that you may want to consider:

Stream Chaser is a Google Chrome extension that lets you find - legit - streams. Just enter a search term and the program will automatically search services like Hulu, Netflix or Amazon Video. As you will notice, it combines both free services and paid services in one interface. One of the things you need to know though is that many of the free TV show services covered by the extension are limited to users from the U.S.

Another article that you may be interested in is our watch TV online legally guide, which links to several programs and web services that offer free TV show and episode streams. Some link to programs that you can download to your computer to run them from there, others to websites that offer free streaming. Please keep in mind that some of the services here again require you to be from a specific region in the world to make use of the services at all. If you are from a different region you are blocked, unless you use a proxy or vpn to bypass the block.



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  1. Anonymous said on August 1, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Why not make use of the mplayer.conf?

  2. Mike J said on August 1, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Huh, I have never even seen this “font cache” pane; videos play at once for me, using VLC & XP SP3.

    1. Martin said on August 1, 2010 at 3:39 pm

      Mike, in theory this should have only been displayed once to you, at the very first video that you played with VLC. The time this window is displayed depends largely on the number of fonts in your font directory.

      1. Mike J said on August 2, 2010 at 2:30 pm

        huh, I lucked out for a change?? Amazing!!
        Apparently VLC keeps this info through version updates, but I didn’t see this message after a fresh OS install about 8 weeks ago, & a new VLC.

  3. myo said on August 1, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    yes, yes, i have the same problem. sometimes, VLC crashes when it is playing .mov file.

  4. Kishore said on August 13, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Buidling font Cache pop-up


    Open VLC player.

    On Menu Bar:


    (at bottom – left side)
    Show settings — ALL

    Open: Video
    Click: Subtitles/OSD (This is now highlited, not opened)
    Text rendering module – change this to “Dummy font renderer function”


    Re-open – done.
    Progam will no longer look outside self for fonts

    Source –

    1. Martin said on August 13, 2010 at 3:10 pm

      Great tip, thanks a lot Kishore.

  5. javier said on August 14, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    @Kishore, I’ll try your tips, but does this mean it will no longer show subtitles either?
    I do use subtitles, but the fontcache dialog box pops up (almost) everytime I play a file.

    Could this be related to the fonts I have installed? Or if I add/remove fonts to my system?

    I’ll try to do a fresh install also, if your tips does no work. I’ll post back here later…


  6. Kishore said on August 15, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    @ Javier, The trick i posted will show up subtitles too. If not,

  7. Kishore said on August 15, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    @ Javier, The trick i posted will show up subtitles too. If not,Dont worry, VLC is currently sorting out this issue and the next version will be out soon.

    No probs @ Martin !! Its my pleasure

  8. Ted said on October 22, 2010 at 3:57 am

    Try running LC with administrator privileges. That seemed to fix it for me

  9. Evan said on December 8, 2013 at 1:48 am

    I am using SMplayer 0.8.6 (64-bit) (Portable Edition) on Windows 7 x64. Even with the -nofontconfig parameter in place SMplayer still scans the fonts. Also, I have enabled normal subtitles and it is still scanning fonts before playing a video. Also, it does this every time the player opens a video after a system restart (only the fist video played).

  10. Mike Williams said on September 6, 2023 at 1:26 pm

    Does that mean that only instrumental versions of songs will be available for non-paying users?

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