Video Podcasts on TV

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:

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Already finding that I am watching more videos (as opposed to downloading them overnight and forgetting about them)

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Laura on my TV! (don’t tell the wife)

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The Chops:

Media Centre Plugin (recommended even without the Podcast capability)

http://www.mediabrowser.tv/download

Channel 9 blog feed (just add the feed to the blogs in the above plugin):

http://channel9.msdn.com/Feeds/RSS

Silverlight TV:

http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/SilverlightTV/RSS

Inside Windows Phone:


http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Inside+Windows+Phone/RSS

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:

http://channel9.msdn.com/coding4fun/blog/BUILD-in-your-Media-Center-with-MediaBrowser


How I got my Internet Speed Boost:

Before:

After:

 

 

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.


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