Sometimes I like to bring things to your attention because they represent parts of the Web that I’d never really thought about. I had no idea what a non-bird crow is. It’s an alternative commentary audio track for a DVD. I would have mentally filed this under “oh how interesting” except that the Sharecrow Web site, at http://www.sharecrow.com/ , links to over 500 of the blamed things.
You can do a keyword search for available crows, or browse them alphabetically. The movies and TV episodes which have been commentated tend to definitely be on the geeky side — I see several episodes of Buffy, Firefly, Lord of the Rings, etc. On the other hand, there are also commentaries for Caddyshack, Scrubs, etc.
The commentary comes from a variety of groups, from the Mike Nelson’s Rifftrax to Sofa Dogs to Mockworthy. Click on the name of the crow and you’ll go directly to the Web site for the crow. Some of them are free, while some of them (like Rifftrax) cost money.
So what does Sharecrow.com have to do with this, and how do you sync up these alternative commentaries to your DVDs? Sharecrow is actually a free DVD player that lets you play audio tracks in conjunction with the DVD. Looks like at the moment it’s available for Windows only…