Watch hundreds of full tv shows, cartoons and anime

Martin Brinkmann
Nov 27, 2006
Updated • May 23, 2013
Music and Video, tv

TV Links is a site I never heard about before. It offers a big list of popular TV shows, cartoon & anime series that you can watch by following the links that get posted on it.

The site lists the name of the show and the number of seasons that they link to on their main page. If you click on a link a page with all links to all episodes that are available will load. All that is left to do is click on one of the links to watch the show on a third party website.

Those websites are either YouTube, Dailymotion or Bolt. To give you an impression, here are some of the TV shows that are listed on that site: 24 all five seasons, Friends 6 seasons, One Tree Hill four seasons plus many additional shows such as desperate housewives, Seinfeld, Stargate and The Office.

It can take weeks literally to watch all shows that are listed here on the website.

The links to cartoon and anime shows are large as well. To name a few: Southpark, Futurama, Simpsons (all 18 seasons), Spongebob in the cartoon category and Bleach, Dragonball Z (15 seasons) and GT, Full Metal Alchemist and Naruto in the anime category. Everything is just two clicks away and while there is no guarantee that the TV show or video is still available on the linked site, it seems there is a good chance that this is the case currently.

Update: The TV Links website is no longer available and we have removed its link from the article as a consequence. Since we do not want to keep you hanging like that we have created a list of alternatives for you to look at to fix your online TV needs.

You can first check out our best free TV streaming sites guide which links to various TV network sites and services like Hulu where you can watch TV online, provided that you are living in a country where the service streams its contents in.

In Watch TV on your PC we look at some software solutions that you can use to watch telly right on your computer.

Times have changed a lot and free offers to watch TV on the Internet have increased as well. One site that helps you find shows that you can watch online for free legitimately is TV Muse.

Just select the show you are interested in and it will display websites where you can watch the show online. Note that these offers are usually restricted to users from specific countries.


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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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