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:


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)


The Chops:

Media Centre Plugin (recommended even without the Podcast capability)

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

Silverlight TV:

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.

~ by Ian on September 7, 2011.

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