Combine the two and what do you get? A really boring webcam of me watching a DVD.
Okay, what if I move the camera around and point it towards the screen?
Ah, now that’s a far more interesting use of a webcam. Now I’m uploading a screengrab every thirty seconds.
I also make a point of updating my iChat status so that it mentions whatever movie I’m watching. That way, anybody who wants to can swing by my site and experiencing a truly inferior way of watching a movie: you have thirty seconds to silently contemplate one image from the film. Meanwhile, the action is moving on without you and when the image refreshes, you have to figure out what just happened.
Still, it might appeal to the calm, quiet type who doesn’t like their entertainment to be too action packed.
The result is a super-fast edit of the entire movie - perfect for people who just don’t have time to sit still long enough for the movie’s actual length.
But all this raises an interesting question that Pete pointed out to me in an email: am I committing piracy?
Technically, I suppose I am. I guess I’ll have to actually read that blurb that scrolls up at the start of every DVD to find out for sure.