Yay! Well this is a big deal for me. I’ve had the BT engineers out a couple of times in the last 2 months looking at our internet connection. (I live in the Country and historically have always had very poor connectivity).
But, …For the first time I can now stream video in real time! Just in time for BUILD!
So the first thing I did was set up the Channel 9 RSS Blog feed in Media Center (using the excellent Media Browser add-in). and now I have a nice list of streamable videos:
Already finding that I am watching more videos (as opposed to downloading them overnight and forgetting about them)
Laura on my TV! (don’t tell the wife)
Media Centre Plugin (recommended even without the Podcast capability)
Channel 9 blog feed (just add the feed to the blogs in the above plugin):
Inside Windows Phone:
NB Zune and/or iTunes are great sources for other video blogs
UPDATE: Channel 9 picked up on this post and did a walk through here:
How I got my Internet Speed Boost:
NB in case anyone is interested the engineer found a couple of line faults between the house and the exchange – this gave most of the speed boost – but I also stripped out all the internal wiring in the house (we had 3 lots of internal cabling) and asked the engineer to reconnect the line to a box located close to the external connection point.