2000’s Media Players Were Weird: VideoNow, HitClips, and More | Billiam

  • Published: 14 June 2019
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    Before smart phones and tablet, there were different ways to enjoy media. In this video, I take a look at Hit Clips, Gameboy Advance Video, Video Now, PSP UMD, and the Juice Box. So many things… So Weird.

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  • NedIsWierd *
    NedIsWierd *  5 minutes back

    My childhood best friend had the video now color I think

    • Jeffrey S
      Jeffrey S  6 hours back

      I still use my PSP as an MP3 player

      • yuron vandersloot
        yuron vandersloot  7 hours back

        i had some gba video cartridges i remember having fairly odd parents and spongebob

        • Dee Ca.
          Dee Ca.  8 hours back

          I love this era. It was the time when we were all "Oh my god look at all these portable media options!!" while simultaneously being "but it's only half or a song or half of a movie..."

          • EastBeast13
            EastBeast13  10 hours back

            😂🤣😂 THAT'S HILARIOUS that all stat just does "Some *BODY* " like with de memes. I've never heard of those mini boom box or that mini cd player.
            VideoNow though is something I really remember using as well as a portable devices. I had the second model, I had now idea that there was a first model. I do remember owning their other kid devices too like the VideoNow Camera and the VideoNow's MP3 recorder, it was a blast to use for recording Smash Bros Brawl soundtrack and playing the snake game.

            • Ginger Shark
              Ginger Shark  11 hours back

              I had a juice box and the only cart was an episode on the xgames

              • Rikan
                Rikan  12 hours back


                • Oren Lee
                  Oren Lee  13 hours back

                  I am growing up

                  • Guillermo De Vivero
                    Guillermo De Vivero  16 hours back


                    • HP Envy 110
                      HP Envy 110  20 hours back

                      I remember my PSP, it came with Matrix

                      • copy the compcom
                        copy the compcom  21 hours back

                        Play-yan would like a word with you.

                        • Austin Capobianco
                          Austin Capobianco  1 days back

                          I had a Pelican TV Tuner: https://nintendo.fandom.com/wiki/Pelican_TV_Tuner

                          Being a retarded child, I thought it was super-cool at first. But eventually even I realized how dumb it was to watch grainy broadcast TV on my non-backlit GBA when there was a real TV with cable and a DVD player in the next room. You basically had to plug it to the wall cause it killed 4 AAs in like 3 hours. That said, it had a nice weight and looked aesthetically pleasing. Maybe if I actually liked watching sports I wouldn't have sold it for $5 lol

                          • Владимир Антоноски

                            This was the worst paid sponsorship I've seen on Youtube...

                            • DankVibesProduction
                              DankVibesProduction  1 days back

                              I remember using my portable CD players at school before the iPod existed.

                              • Dee Ca.
                                Dee Ca.  8 hours back

                                Same here and I used to carry a couple of CD's with me too.

                            • HyBriD241
                              HyBriD241  1 days back

                              Anyone remember the portable dvd players with those big ass battery packs lol

                              • Sam Carson
                                Sam Carson  2 days back

                                I remember (when I was really young) my mum getting me and my brother a juice box each for like £2 from a clearance store; the only cartridge we had was the SD card adapter

                                • armani
                                  armani  2 days back

                                  i wanted all these but never got any tbh

                                  • audel nez
                                    audel nez  2 days back

                                    As a kid I’ve always wanted a hitclip, finally when my mom let me get one they stop selling them.

                                    • Dantoine93
                                      Dantoine93  2 days back

                                      I had all the video now players & also the juice box

                                      • ËMØ GAWD
                                        ËMØ GAWD  2 days back

                                        I sold my juice box at a garage sale last year lol

                                        The material used on the outer part got all weird and gooey and seemed like it was slowly melting 😂

                                        • DЯAiИ G4ИG H€ЯФ

                                          The only media player I had as a kid was those MP3 player USB things that would plug straight into your computer

                                          • Kim Davis
                                            Kim Davis  2 days back

                                            The PSP was lit, I had my dad put some movies on an SD card for me when I was a kid and just put that in

                                            • Claudio Varone
                                              Claudio Varone  2 days back

                                              UMD were awesome.

                                              • Azzeddine El Marchouhi

                                                Better watch shrek 2 and shark tail on Netflix shrek 1 is removed from Netflix

                                                • Nate Santos
                                                  Nate Santos  2 days back

                                                  Windows 2000

                                                  • AColdPiece
                                                    AColdPiece  2 days back

                                                    At the time, teens and even adults had no clue what was about to happen in tech. Even when the smartphone and media players like iRiver and Archos did drop, that new tech was ridiculously expensive and consumers would take anything that would give some sort of resemblance to it.

                                                    But if you were a kid or teen at the time, you would not have seen it from that perspective because in general you were a user and not a consumer.

                                                    • Napster2002 . aspx
                                                      Napster2002 . aspx  2 days back

                                                      Dammit now I want a PSP

                                                      • Morgan Clancy
                                                        Morgan Clancy  2 days back

                                                        I had them all except the juice box , and I completely forgot about them all until now 😂

                                                        • pongkong
                                                          pongkong  2 days back

                                                          the video now basically came out at the same time as the psp. why wasnt the psp more popular it was so mindblowing to me when i was a kid. an internet browser, music player, movie player, games that almost looked as good as their ps2 counterparts like gta and star wars battlefront 2! hell even today its an arguably great portable game console with emulators.

                                                          • Computers For The Autistic Foundation

                                                            what about the mixclip dancing robot did you know they made that lol that is a great part of owning that collection lol and the PSP is still one of the best handheld consoles for homebrew and hacking in general

                                                            • Anthony Lambert Jr.
                                                              Anthony Lambert Jr.  2 days back

                                                              Hahahaha!! This was AWESOME!!!

                                                              • Axel Reezus
                                                                Axel Reezus  2 days back

                                                                VideoNow, more like...VideoWHY

                                                                • DOOM OCTOPUS
                                                                  DOOM OCTOPUS  3 days back

                                                                  I remember hitclips, the music quality sucked, but it was all I had as far as portable music at the time.

                                                                  • Dagh Daog
                                                                    Dagh Daog  3 days back

                                                                    Can somebody please tell me what's the name of the music from 0:00 to 0:48 ?

                                                                    • Ramona Lynn
                                                                      Ramona Lynn  3 days back

                                                                      What about the nikko digiblast?

                                                                      • Billiam
                                                                        Billiam   3 days back

                                                                        this is my first time hearing of it! I'll add it to my list for future topics

                                                                    • vasmajority45
                                                                      vasmajority45  3 days back

                                                                      Who got their PSP to lookup porn lol

                                                                      • LUMPY SPACE PRINCESS IS A MOOD

                                                                        I had a videonow and still have some of my gba videos

                                                                        • error exe
                                                                          error exe  3 days back

                                                                          i shared the video now with the see through plastic with my brother and holy shit was it bad we slightly move our hand and it'll skip we had a Batman game thing, SpongeBob and i think we had something else but i don't remember

                                                                          • Samusaran Abu
                                                                            Samusaran Abu  3 days back

                                                                            I also had really strange thing in 2004 called iRiver IMP-1100 that I buyed because when I wanted to buy "average" IMP-1000 the only one available in the store was dead out of the box and refurbished IMP-1100 costed a bit more and it's condition didn't had any problems as I sold it 4+ years after in fully workable state with still lively built-in battery. Except typical CD/MP3/WMA this CD-player was able to show pictures and play some video codecs alike AVI/DivX/VCD on 2" 176*220 screen but to be honest I rarely used it like that as 2" is so-so but the real usefulness of such a display was the ability to search the needed song or audiobook from hundreds of MP3/WMA on CD, be it viewed as full playlist or file system with many folders.

                                                                            • Billiam
                                                                              Billiam   3 days back

                                                                              that's weird sounding, i'll take a look at it!

                                                                          • Tiramisu Dragon
                                                                            Tiramisu Dragon  3 days back

                                                                            I had a Video Now and a Juice Box!
                                                                            They were alright.

                                                                            • CinnamonnBunny
                                                                              CinnamonnBunny  3 days back

                                                                              I've been tryin to figure out if HitClips was a fever dream or not for forever!!! I remember I had a Hit Clips Disc but my player was cat shaped and red!!

                                                                              • Honey
                                                                                Honey  3 days back

                                                                                I had a pink VideoNow color and I'd watch the Zoey101 discs :) I enjoyed it

                                                                                • firegecko12356
                                                                                  firegecko12356  3 days back

                                                                                  I remember watching my PSP UMDs every night in 2009, my freshman year in high school. I had Spider-Man, Men in Black, and National Treasure 2.

                                                                                  • Wanderer Grayzag
                                                                                    Wanderer Grayzag  3 days back

                                                                                    I was with it until he started talking about the psp.. sounds like he didn't actually own one lol

                                                                                    • Shannon Staley
                                                                                      Shannon Staley  3 days back

                                                                                      I remember when hit clips became a thing. I was about 12 years old at the time and I remember thinking that they were really stupid and that I had no interest in paying money for 30 seconds of a song. Never understood why anyone would.

                                                                                      • antwan867
                                                                                        antwan867  3 days back

                                                                                        I remember I had a fancy video now xp back in 2005 with one spongebob episode, I felt so cool on the bus.

                                                                                        • Evelyn C. Wolf
                                                                                          Evelyn C. Wolf  3 days back

                                                                                          I remember when I was like 4 I had a video now color. I remember going camping and watching Scooby-Doo and the wiggles. 😂

                                                                                          • Giles Peterson
                                                                                            Giles Peterson  3 days back

                                                                                            I SWEAR the VideoNow was immortalized in that Ciara music video