Saturday, February 03, 2007


Jaman cuts out the middleman and lets independent North American filmmakers and South American and South Asian filmmakers get their cinematic works online. For a fee of $1.99 to rent and $4.99 to buy, people can then sift through and watch any of the 200-plus films in their stable. And, brags, the films are delivered via broadband with "better-than-DVD quality" to a Mac or PC.

Jaman's video player (playing 4:3 content)

(Credit: CNET Networks)

The social-network quality is the "smart window" to the right of the video window where filmmakers' commentary, along with community commentary, is posted. You can choose to skip fellow viewers' editorializing, or navigate right to scenes with comments by the bar on the bottom of the screen.o